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Hotel Ukraine

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You couldn’t wish for a better location for a hotel in Kiev; set overlooking the beautiful Independence Square, off the main street Kreschatyk. Standing in the square the hotel is bold and for all to see, it looks fantastic. Inside the hotel isn’t bad either, its very Eastern European-esque, a real throwback; lots of dark wood and big open spaces but the hotel works well. Its very clean throughout. Hotel Ukraine is a short walk to both football stadiums, the gold topped cathedrals and the river; the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants. There is a bar in the reception area and for the more discerning amongst us, a strip club of an evening too! The rooms are spacious; and the bed was comfortable. I was in Kiev with my friends on a stag do and asked, cheekily, for a room overlooking the square; the young lady on reception was happy to assist and the view was fantastic. The lack of pillows on the bed wasn’t idea but I found more stored in the wardrobe to save a call to reception. The bath is very high up, bizarrely, more of an effort than normal getting in and being 6’’2 meant the shower (over the bath) barely reached my shoulders but it was still half decent with the removable head. There is a cash machine in the lobby area but this was temperamental but the staff will also change money too; the ATM worked one day and failed the next. Wi-Fi was a solid-enough connection though and worked fine. Breakfast was difficult; there is barely anything there of real note for a ‘Westerner’; the addition of eggs and bacon/sausage would go a long way. Stew for breakfast just didn’t take my fancy but coffee and a small amount of croissants and other patisseries were well received. It was my 5th time in the city and the best hotel I’ve stayed in thus far. There are probably better hotels in Kiev in terms of quality and being more modernised but for location and value for money, I’m not sure why you’d want to stay anywhere else. I’ll absolutely be back!!

The hotel Ukraine resides in the center of Kiev, right beside the Maidan of Independence. While the metro station is near, it is also within the walking distance of the most sights. Because the hotel was pretty booked, we had to take the cheapest rooms. Our room was clean and it's price included a breakfast, it was good and diverse. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only thing that is worth critique is the shower, ours had it the showerhead holder in a rough shape.

We liked it very much , the rooms- a little soviet style but that we expected . Moderate prices. The receptionstaff were efficient, the breakfast was very good and with a lot of staff clearing away used items, the bar was nice with good beer an reasonable prices. Some of the room has view against Majdan and some has French balconies. There is two exceptions of our likes - the lifts ,they are ridiculous - 4 lifts that are not integrated, so everyone in each floor press on all the 4 buttons , so every lift has to stop in every floor ..... and a I hope next time they have fixed it. . An outside area for a drink and a snack would have been nice in the warm Afternoons , now we had to go to a nearby cafe/ bar many hundred meters away . But overall Absolutely a hotel we would like to visit again when staying in Kiev.

The hotel is very old fashioned with a classic design that has not been renewed since the 70's. Relatively clean. The room was very spacious because I slept in a single suite. The water in the shower was not always warm. Breakfast is not of a high standard. The location was amazing on the main square. The hotel is recommended for those looking for a good location in the center and a reasonable level.

My family faced unacceptable service in the hotel on the 24-25th of June 2017. We got the Business Class room with was no internet,electricity,but poor shower and broken telephone.Charged for 4 breakfasts while we were 3.The answer I've got from them: "Dear Viktoria. After receiving your letter, we checked room 428. Internet, telephone and electricity are working, there is no problem with the shower. Since the problem with the room is not, we will not refund your money.Kind regards,Halyna Kubrak Marketing and sales"

My sister and I spent five days at Hotel Ukraine following a trip through Eastern Europe in mid June. It is centrally located and we had a room overlooking Maidan Square. The hotel is being renovated but we were in an un-renovated room. However, the view more than made up for the dated state of our room. The breakfast was very good, it was comprised of everything from salads to pancakes. Coffee machines provided our first break from Nescafé in weeks and we were thrilled. The front desk staff is NOT particularly friendly and that can be frustrating but it is part of the adventure I suppose. Being that I am a woman over 50 I am quite used to being invisible and do not hesitate to speak up (politely) to seek information/assistance. One thing that is very striking/haunting about Hotel Ukraine is that a mere three years ago, snipers were staged in this hotel to shoot protesters and over 100 people were killed in the square. Memorials to the victims are along the streets around the hotel and they must be visited especially at night when candles are lit. I would stay at Hotel Ukraine again in a heartbeat.

Hotel's location is perfect. Close to attractions, main street and Arena Kiev. Rooms are very clean. Altough decoration is not old, it's old fashioned and simple, so it doesn't give a four star feeling. Breakfast is more than enough. Check-in could be quicker. Bathroom amenities must be more than a small soap. As a conclusion, you can definately prefer this hotel for your short trips due to it's price value balance.

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Although the room was non-smoking there was a glass filled with water and cigarette bums in the balcony left. The bathroom had a lot of mold in . Bedding was dirty and had hair in it. Would not recommend eating breakfast in the hotel either. Not tasty at all.

I picked the Ukraine primarily for its location (right near Maidan, by transpiration links, restaurants, and shopping) and price (very reasonable). Breakfast was solid and diverse, staff generally helpful, and the rooms reasonably comfortable, although it could stand to have a few updates. Wifi was a bit spotty at times, but generally serviceable. A few quirks that travelers might not be expecting: The lobby elevators aren't in synch with each other, so if you press one "up" button, it doesn't call all the elevators. There was a discrepancy between the prices on the laundry service list in our room versus what we were provided upon check-in. This was reasonably simple to clear up, but just keep your eyes open. The hotel doesn't use keycards, but rather a traditional key. You get one per room, and you can leave the key at reception upon leaving the hotel to go about your daily business, and request it from them on your way back in. There is basically a strip club adjacent to the lobby. This might not bother some, but if you're going in there not knowing what to expect and just plan to have a drink, you may get more than you bargained for. If you're looking for grand luxury, you may be a bit disappointed. But if you're looking for location, value, and a hotel with a story, this might be a great option.

This is not a 4* hotel by American standards. It's a soviet era hotel that's ok and in dire need of refurbishment. We decided to stay here because of its interesting history, location, and price. I'm not sure if we were upgraded but ended up with a room with separate living and sleeping areas. I found the service to be far from flawless but friendly. I would stay here again.

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

Independence Square is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel Ukraine while other popular sites like Mariyinsky Palace are within a 15-minute stroll. 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. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, 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 789 reviews