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Hotel Ukraine

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's fun to stay in a hotel with history. It's even described in the walking tour. The Ukraine was built in Stalin's day and (if you get a refurbished room) it's a great choice in an excellent location near all the sights and within easy reach of shops, restaurants bars etc. The breakfast was fine and all at amazing value. It's not a five star hotel but who cares....?

Location is great. It is about 2 minutes from Independence square and there is a shopping mall about 30 seconds away. It also cant be 10 minutes walk to Mariyinsky Park and the St. Sofia Cathedral. The hotel used to be called Moscow Hotel or something close. It can use a little updating. Room and furniture can be improved.

First, I've stayed here maybe 12 times, so I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt. No more. Do not stay in this hotel. There is NO HEAT in the rooms. The rooms have no remote to turn on heater. Hotel reception says rooms are automatically heated. This is not true. I am writing this on 8 November 2017, at 6.54 pm. room 919 is absolutely freezing. Many other guests are at reception tonight complaining of no heat. The temperature in the room is 1C...very cold. The problem is this Ukrainian attitude. The staff does not care. Stay elsewhere if you want to stay warm during your winter visits.

I had one night in Kiev. I considered a number of hotels in the downtown but ended up choosing the Ukraine Hotel. Why? It would be easy to say the location was perfect (it was) or the room was reasonably priced (it was), but there was something else at work. A number of reviews commented on how the Ukraine Hotel harkened back to the grim Communist days in the Ukraine, and this honestly intrigued me. Why travel to the other side of the world and then cloister yourself in a sanitized "western" hotel? In this regard, the Ukraine Hotel did not disappoint. From the borderline surly desk staff to the rickety elevators to the long, uncomfortably quiet corridors, it was as though I had stepped back in time. They gave me a suite for my troubles, three rooms and two balconies on the 10th floor, overlooking the Founders of Kiev Monument and Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. Reassuring bands wrapped everything in the bathroom stating "Is Sanitized", including the well-worn bathtub. Water bottles were placed strategically around the room, including on the bathroom sink, perhaps a hint not to trust the tap water? I didn't take the risk and used the bottled water. Don't get me wrong - I liked the hotel and the room was perfectly suitable. I would stay there again, but go in with a certain set of expectations and all will be well.

The hotel is in a great location in the centre of Kiev and has a history intertwined with the city. The suites are a little dated, but it provides an interesting soviet style atmosphere, you can imagine that the KGB must have bugged the rooms in the past. The suite was clean and offered all the facilities you'd expect and the breakfast was tasty enough. Overall it offered an interesting experience and was great value for money.

Stayed here for 5 nights in October. The hotel is overlooking Independence Square with some good views. The room was large and generally clean if a little dated. It was however comfortable. The bathroom was old and the taps on the shower were temperamental, it took a bit of time to find the sweet spot on the tap in order to have a shower. There is no safe box in the room which really needs to be addressed as for me security of passport etc is of central importance. The restaurant for breakfast has a good choice of food. The staff at breakfast and in the restaurant are not always helpful or cheerful. The same can be said of staff in the lobby bar. Check in was quite slow however checkout very speedy. The lifts need a service or an upgrade. With a little bit of work this could be a really excellent hotel. All that said it is my intention to stay at the hotel on my next trip to Kiev.

We stayed in Hotel Ukraine for 2 nights during our trip to Kiev, I will start by saying this wouldn't be a 4 star in the UK. However, the location is truly fantastic set on Independance Square it does not get much better. The room was pretty dated the bathroom in particular but to be honest the bed was comfy and for the price it wasn't too bad. There was a decent selection for breakfast and the staff were friendly enough if you are looking for a base from which to explore Kiev then this is definitely a good option.

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Hotel Ukraine. Having read the reviews, I was somewhat apprehensive, but with no reason. Check in was fast, with no issues with staff who can't speak English. Indeed I didn't meet anyone who struggled to speak English. The room was huge, and a little dated. However, everything worked as expected and the bed was comfortable. Amazing view of the Maidan, but no balcony. That said I'm not sure I could handle a 12th floor balcony! The bathroom was clean and practical. The only improvement I can think of would be the addition of tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast was included and was quite diverse, with plenty of choice for even the fussiest eater! Some stranger choices, but hey! Location was fab, we used the metro once, but everything could be accessed by foot if you like a hill :) I'd recommend this hotel to everyone, but maybe those with limited mobility may struggle with the hills and the bathroom.

Old charming classic Sovjet style hotel which needs renovation, nice bed, old broken furniture, nice breakfast, nice view from room, nice restaurant, very arrogant and unfriendly taxi drivers who overcharge you, management will not take care of my complaint about two cases with these gangster taxi drivers. They say that they are from Elite Taxi, but they are gangsters.

Situated in the very city center, this hotel has pretty a good choice for our business stay in Ukraine. Very clean, large rooms, good services and personnel . Food for breakfast is tasty and the menu is diversificated. I recommend it

4 Institutskaya Street Kiev

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Independence Square and Mariyinsky Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Pechers'kyi District, Hotel Ukraine is within a 5-minute walk of Independence Square and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Mariyinsky Palace. This 368-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a conference center. It's in central Kiev and also a short walk from St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Saint Sophia Cathedral.


Enjoy dining at Ukraine, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


The 368 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Ukraine enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is UAH 50.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Economy Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 872 reviews