This was my 5th time in Kyiv and my first stay in the InterContinental... Location: Incredible.. between 2 of Kyiv's most renowned tourist sites.. St Michael's Golden Domed cathedral and St Sophia's
Cathedral and less than 10 minutes walk from the Maidan. This is a city centre, fully refurbished Palace less than 5 minutes walk from St Andrew's Street/Church and the famous Old Town. As transport options from the airport are limited and the city: huge, I highly recommend ordering the Hotel Transfer service.. Airport to hotel door in under 30 minutes.
Check In... it is no secret that the Hotel in which one stays leaves a lasting impression about the city that one is visiting. Sometimes an exploration of the hotel itself can turn out to be a voyage within a voyage.,, At check in a personal greeter was allocated to us to show us to our room and give us a tour of the hotel facilities.. This helped us get orientated quickly and made us feel most welcome.. Thank you Anna!. Large spacious Lobby with very visible security... Nice welcome letter was also presented with a full list of hotel amenities and services for IHG rewards club members.
Room: Impeccable in lay out, decor, design, facilities, amenities etc. Beautiful view of manicured gardens, Large comfortable beds, Air conditioned, good wifi, complimentary soft drinks mini bar, spacious spotless bathroom with separate shower and bath...full selection of toiletries.. everything and more that you would expect from a 5star plus hotel.
Club Lounge: the highlight of our trip. Food was great with a menu that changed every few hours.. Excellent staff (Aliona etc), warm pleasant and friendly.. Nice selection of refreshments, sandwiches, snacks during the day and substantial dinner buffet at night. Good buffet selection for breakfast with detailed 'cook to order' menu also offered. (if you don't have Lounge access in your booking you can add it at check in for a nominal fee) Adjacent to the Lounge there is also a well equipped business centre with desk top computers and good printer.
Amenities.. The Lobby was open plan (check out the chandelier!), comfortable and spacious. The Lobby Bar was warm and inviting with efficient, friendly staff.. (It permits smoking and can be uncomfortable for non smokers), good selection of premium drinks and snacks. The Hotel also has 2 top class restaurants with good selection of reasonably priced local dishes and international cuisine. There is also a club/bar on the top floor with great views of the city.
The Spa area has a private lift directly from your floor to the Pool/Gym reception. Gym is compact but well equipped.. The pool has a great atmosphere for those who wish to swim and relax.. Changing room had its own large Hammam/steam room. (We didn't have time to check out the spa..)
But in retrospect our stay was made most enjoyable by the friendly, professional, efficient and well informed staff. Even the manager on duty took extensive time to assist us with making the most of our time in Kyiv giving us insider tips that you generally would not get in other hotels. (thank you Mr.Prykhodko).
Kyiv is a magnificent city, easy to get around and there is no better hotel to choose for your stay than the InterConti Kyiv! [Less]