hotel 'Tourist' in Kiev gets a lot of bad reviews. I wander why? OK, it's a huge and quite impersonal 'big thing' .. but my room on the 24th floor was totally in order. Good bed, quite spacious, small bathroom with always hot water, very clean, magnificent view over the city. The breakfast was really superb! A great choice of different dishes, hot, cold and sweet. An excellent start of the day. The best thing about this hotel is the staff and especially the receptionists. They are beautiful, helpfull, speak excellent english and ... well .. they are just perfect! The hotel is situated right next to a subway entrance .. and that's a good thing because it's on the ''wrong'' side of the river. The location of the hotel is not good if you wanna 'play the tourist' and go out at night. Do not even think of walking to the hotel from the centre of the town .. you are totally dependent on the use of the metro or taxis. I would recommend this hotel to tourists who wanna have a decent accomodation and only wish to visit tourist and historical locations and not enjoy the nightlife or go to an opera or circusperformance in the city. Last year I was in Madrid in what's considered as a better hotel ... that's a laugh ... The attitude of the spanish staff was a nightmare in comparison with the people in Kiev. Overall I can say that my stay in Kiev was great. The city is beautiful, the people are without any doubt the most beautiful and elegant of all europeans, everybody is nice .. although it's difficult to communicate as few people speak english and ukranian is (for me at least) a completely unknown language ... Kiev has the potential to become a hotspot for everybody who loves beauty, hystory, culture, shopping (some street are just as full with dazzling exclusive stores as the highstreets in London or Rome or even Paris), enchanting parks ... everything a city needs to attract tourists .. and flying with UA (Ukranian Airlines) was also a fantastic experience. So, final conclusion: the hotel is by any means fine for those who wanna enjoy basic but good service and Kiev is trully worth (at least one) visit. I can honnestly say that I ♥ Kiev
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