I visited this advertised as a 4-star-hotel in the summer of 2011, because of its very central and convenient location and the reasonably priced for Kiev rooms. Salute is not very big hotel (with around 90 rooms) and for sure not new - it was built in 1984 and its strange architecture style is reflecting the ugly Soviet futurism from that time, so I haven't expected to be pleasantly surprised by my stay there. By entering the lobby and approaching the reception I decided that I have returned back in time and started thinking that choosing of Salute wasn't quite a good idea. Fortunately, my standard room turned to be not very big (around 20 sq.m), but renovated and looking fresh and clean. The room is air-conditioned, has a mini-bar and a satellite TV (don't expect LCD or LED TV though). The room bathroom was really small and could have been better (I have heard that the bathroom of the superior room is same in size but much better), the balcony is not big either but giving quite a nice view over Dnieper river and its left bank, but for the price of 850 UAH (a little bit more than 100 USD) it was a good deal! I should also mention that the staff at the reception and the cleaning lady have been very kind and always willing to help. What I didn't like is that you have to pay additionally for breakfast and the fact that a construction was going on nearby the hotel and there was a a lot of noise during the day... I would recommend Salute hotel though, because of its room comfort, reasonable prices and central location - very close to a lot of must-see things such as the Ukrainian Parliament, the Mariinskiy Palace and park, the famous Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra and only 5 min away by feet from the Arsenalnaia metro station!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Salute Hotel is located on a high, green hill of a right bank of the Dnieper River, in Pechersk district - the administrative and cultural centre of Kyiv. It takes only 10-minute walk from the buildings of the Parliament of Ukraine, Residence of the President and famous Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra - the unique historical and architectural churches' complex of times of ancient Kiev, protected by UNESCO. The Salute Hotel offers 88 comfortable guestrooms of different categories with wonderful views on Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra and the Dnieper River. ... more less
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