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“Excellent Small Upscale Hotel In Kiev”
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Opera Hotel
Ranked #6 of 111 Hotels in Kiev
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Los Angeles, California
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“Excellent Small Upscale Hotel In Kiev”
Reviewed September 8, 2009

The Hotel Opera is an excellent option for a stay in Kiev; it is on the smaller side, very elegant and classy, excellent location, with well trained attentive staff. It is located in a quiet area, a short walking distance to the city centre.
The lobby, bar and restaurant all make an excellent impression.They are very roomy and look posh.
The rooms are excellent,equipped and have everything, all appropriate for a 5 star hotel.
The breakfast is abundant, with many cold and hot options. Eating on the verandah is highly recommended. Unlimited, serve yourself coffee which is very nice and convenient.
The staff in reception desk very friendly, helpful, speak good English.
I found the concierge to be very helpful and informative and made excellent restaurant recommendations. Bang on for what I was looking for.
I also had occasion to visit the spa and had a massage by an excellent male massage therapist there, I believe his name was Sergie. He worked on me for over 2 hrs and when it was over, I felt refreshed and new. He was outstanding in every respect. He did not speak English at all but he knew what to do completely. I would happily have him work on me again, no question.
I liked this Hotel Very Much and would highly, highly recommend.
You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

"Opera" is a relatively new addition to the "The Leading Hotels of the World." It compares quite favorably with other establishments in this association of boutique hotels and offers an excellent elegant alternative to a much more corporate and impersonal Hyatt nearby. The hotel is on the quiet street in the heart of Kiev not far from all the major attractions (a 10 min cab ride from the central rail station and a 30-45 min cab ride depending on the traffic to the airport). The rooms are much more spacious than one would expect in Europe, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and equipped with all the usual amenities (luxury linen, down comforters, brand name toiletries, a robe/slippers, sat TV, safe, mini bar, wifi for a fee. U.S. travelers will most likely note the absence of a coffee maker and an iron that are standard even for five star hotels where concierge service is available).
The staff is exceptionally well trained and accommodating. They will remember your name, your preferences and respond immediately to any of your requests.
The hotel is definitely catering to a well heeled traveler but one can find quite reasonable deals on the internet by searching through the lesser known engines (agoda, gta hotels). I thought that $270 US for a king size bedroom with delicious breakfast (served at 5 am to my room at no additional fee) was well worth the price in a city where most hotels are either dangerously sketchy or extremely expensive.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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New York
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Reviewed July 18, 2009

We chose the Opera based on reviews here, but nonetheless we were unprepared for how lovely the hotel was.

Making the reservation through LHW site scored us a space available upgrade and an inroom amenity (a fruit plate and a bottle of sparkling wine). The room's spaciousness and fittings were impressive for any location ---- but for first time visitors to Kiev, they were especially appreciated. Our late departure time was noted during check-in and we were permitted to keep the room without additional charge until our 6pm taxi to the airport. The free in-room broadband internet was also lovely.

The hotel's GM is quite new to the location (I think that he mentioned six weeks in Ukraine), but is extremely friendly and outgoing. The concierge helped us arrange an English-speaking taxi driver for a reasonably priced hour tour of the center-city, as well as the usual dinner reservations etc. For what it's worth, the normal taxi that we took from the hotel to the restaurant we chose for dinner cost less than half than the taxi from the restaurant back to the hotel....In retrospect it would have been worthwhile to call the hotel to send a taxi to collect us.

Finally the included in-house breakfast was wonderful. Besides the outstanding buffet with the frshest imagineable bread and the excellent choice of made to order egg dishes, we very much appreciated the hotel's no-smoking breakfast policy.

For first time travellers to Kiev, this hotel was absolutely superb.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2009

Staff very well selected and trained. Building and facilities are very nice and well maintained. Location is very good.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed June 6, 2009

The elegant hotel Opera is really good option for the stay in Kiev, especially if you get the discounted rate. Located in the quiet area, walking distance to the centre.
The lobby, bar and restaurant are making excellent impression.They are very roomy and look posh.
The rooms are very good equipped and have everything, what is needed for 5* hotel.
The breakfast is very rich, with many hot options. Eating on the verandah is highly recommended.
The staff in reception desk very friendly, helpful, with good English.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Oklahoma
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

The level of service available at the Opera Hotel is excellent. The rooms are clean, spacious, and offer views of Kiev. The restaurant offers very good food and great service. The staff is bi-lingual so if you do not speak fluent Russian or Ukraine this will not be a problem. The staff is very well trained in customer service and will go out of their way to meet all of your needs from sight-seeing in Kiev to attending cultural events. The hotel is somewhat expensive, but this is normal in Kiev if you want to stay in a classy hotel.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 5, 2009

Staying in the Opera hotel was an excellent experience. Prices are high for European standards but normal for Kiev. Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the city center in a quit location. The hotel is luxurious with a beautiful lobby and attentive staff. The rooms are well appointed with good beds and nice bathroom. Amenities are fine. The breakfast was included and was excellent. Kiev is a beautiful city but still foreign for most western tourist. Having a great hotel likte the Opera as a residence is good start to explore this city. Recommended hotel,

  • Stayed December 2008
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Additional Information about Opera Hotel

Property: Opera Hotel
Address: B. Khmelnitskogo St., 53, Kiev 01054, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Kiev
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kiev
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kiev
#9 Business Hotel in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Opera Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 138
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