An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review

05 Nov 2019

My final hotel stay in Kyiv, Ukraine was at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre. Previously I had stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil in the old town, but was happy to have a change of scenery in the modern-day center. Just around the block from the hotel is the St. Sophia Cathedral which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This property has recently undergone a complete renovation and is now basically a brand new hotel. Upon arrival, I met with the staff who quickly pulled up my reservation details and promptly checked me in.

 

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An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The lobby was actually the first area where I noticed the evidence of the massive renovation. Just beautiful.

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Then it was up to the fifth floor to see my room at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre. I opened the door and was very impressed with the modern design. The room was very stylish and fit together like a glove. From the light fixtures, to the lounge chair, to the round closet design, it was all stunning. The room was just the right size, not too small not too large. The bedding was very comfortable and I slept great for both of my nights.

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On one side of the closet was a kettle with instant coffee, hot cocoa mix, and tea. On the other side was the standard closet and compartment for iron and ironing board.

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The bathroom was fairly straightforward and included a single shower stall and a single-sink vanity. The Radisson Blu toiletries smelled great and the fixtures worked well. The massage shower head combined with strong water pressure really helped me to loosen up my neck!

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

On the -1 floor are the fitness center, steam room, and dry sauna. The facilities were comfortable and not divided by gender. This means that the steam room and sauna are quite large. During my visit, I didn’t see any other guests and really enjoyed my relaxation. The gym has a good amount of modern equipment to choose from as well.

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

An Elegant Stay in Kyiv: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre is located on the ground floor, next to the lobby. In typical Radisson Blu fashion, the breakfast was absolutely massive in size and selection. In addition to this massive buffet offering, there’s more than a handful of a la carte options to choose from! I went with poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, which were super tasty. The staff were especially kind and welcoming at breakfast as well.

The stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre was simply lovely! I must say the proximity to major attractions in Kyiv is really impressive. Whether it’s the design, great food, lovely service, location, or quality of the facilities, the the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre is a fantastic place to stay!

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My final hotel stay in Kyiv, Ukraine was at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre. Previously I had stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil in the old town, but was happy to have a change of scenery in the modern-day center. Just around the block from the…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.7
Service - 9

9

Lovely!

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Radisson Blu Kiev

Hotel

Yaroslaviv Val St, 22, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

Phone: +380 44 492 2200

 

RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv

05 Nov 2019

For my final dinner in Kyiv, Ukraine, I went for a very extravagant seafood dinner at RYBALOVE Restaurant (the name translates to Fish Love in English.) This is located in the old town on a very charming street. The interior of RYBALOVE was fairly relaxed and offered a friendly atmosphere for guests.

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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

For the evening, I focused on quality over quantity. Our friendly server had some suggestions but when I saw the Large Seafood Platter on the menu, I knew what I wanted! The large platter came with 6 White pearl #2 oysters, 150g of whelks, 150g of white leg shrimp, a whole steamed Chix lobster, 200g of king crab claws, raspberry-onion sauce, and aioli.

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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Out of the items on the platter, the oysters had to be my favorite! These white pearl oysters were one of the more expensive oysters on the menu, but they were definitely worth it. In a close second place were the shrimp, my mouth is watering just thinking about them again! I was pleased to find out that they sourced their seafood from top producers worldwide.

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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Once I made my way through the large seafood platter, it was time for dessert. There were two items on the menu that caught my eye which included the panna cotta and fig mille-feuille. Both were very good but the fig mille-feuille was something straight from food paradise! I would be happy to come back to RYBALOVE Restaurant again only for this dessert, it was just that amazing. The presentation was a little bit unconventional, but the flavor was simply to die for! A must try.

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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Overall, the meal at RYBALOVE Restaurant was quite good. The staff were very attentive which was much appreciated. As mentioned, some of the side dishes could’ve used a little bit of improvement but the main focus, which was seafood, was lovely. If you want to treat yourself to some seafood while in Kyiv, Ukraine, look no further than the RYBALOVE Restaurant.

For my final dinner in Kyiv, Ukraine, I went for a very extravagant seafood dinner at RYBALOVE Restaurant (the name translates to Fish Love in English.) This is located in the old town on a very charming street. The interior of RYBALOVE was fairly relaxed and offered a friendly atmosphere…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 8.1
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 8.5

8.2

Seafood!

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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant

Restaurant

Vozdvyzhens’ka St, 21-23, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04071

Phone: +380 97 121 3131

 


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RYBALOVE Fish Restaurant Review: Top Seafood in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center

03 Nov 2019

In Kyiv, Ukraine there are actually multiple Radisson Blu Hotels. During my maiden voyage to this interesting country, I had the pleasure of visiting both. First was Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil which is in the city’s historical center. The surrounding architecture offers a gorgeous historical charm.

 

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Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Upon entering the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil I noticed the spacious lobby with its contemporary design. I was pleased that I was greeted by friendly staff at the front door and guided to the reception desk. The check-in process was smooth and I was quickly on my way to see my room on the fifth floor.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

My room was comfortable and in a smart business style. Looking out of the window I could see the quaint architecture all around, and the clean and quiet street below. It was a very peaceful atmosphere around the hotel as a lot of it is a walking street. Although the bed looked quite standard from the onset, it was actually incredibly comfortable and I slept great throughout my entire stay. I appreciated the desk area and chair for working on this very blog!

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Below the TV was a kettle accompanied with instant coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, a pleasant surprise.

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The bathroom was modern and clean and its design. The toiletries smelled great and the bathroom had a single shower stall.

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

On the ground floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil is where the breakfast is served, in Café 17. There was a very generous offering at the breakfast, including lots of regional items. For being such a large buffet, I was happy to find out that there was also an à la carte menu included in the breakfast. I very much enjoyed my cheese and mushroom omelette! It has been great to witness that Radisson Blu has always been a very consistent brand when it comes to offering incredibly high-quality breakfast options (nobody is paying me to say that.) I can’t remember a Radisson Blu that didn’t have a breakfast that really excited me! Also, the staff at breakfast were very attentive and quick to turn around tables and provide friendly service when needed.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Podil Review: Explore Kyiv From its Historical Center Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

On the second floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil is the fitness center. The fitness center is a medium-size gym with lots of cardio equipment and a decent selection of free weights. The gym has no attendant and stays pretty quiet. All of the equipment was modern and very nice for my workout. There are no steam rooms, pools, or saunas.

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My stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil went very well. It’s nice that the Radisson Blu Brand has been so consistent and I can know what to expect from property to property. The breakfast was truly memorable and the location is really hard to beat if you’re looking to explore Kyiv. Without a doubt I can highly recommend a stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil.

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In Kyiv, Ukraine there are actually multiple Radisson Blu Hotels. During my maiden voyage to this interesting country, I had the pleasure of visiting both. First was Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil which is in the city's historical center. The surrounding architecture offers a gorgeous historical charm.   Click HERE…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 8

8.2

Solid!

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Radisson Blu Hotel Kiev Podil

Hotel

Bratskaya Street, 17-19, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04070

Phone: +380 44 393 1373

 

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv

03 Nov 2019

As I’ve lived in East Asia for 8.5 years, I often miss the various Asian cuisines when I’m traveling outside of the region. On my recent trip to Kyiv, Ukraine I sought out an Asian restaurant known as Ronin. Ronin is part of the Borysov Restaurant Group that has lots of quality restaurants in Ukraine as well as abroad. I had great experiences at their other restaurants so I was happy to give Ronin a try. Some of the other Borysov Restaurants that I was able to try were Kanapa, Vatra, and RibaLove.

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Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

The interior of the restaurant is quite modern and open in its design, it almost felt like an art gallery. There’s a sushi counter on one side and lots of comfortable relaxed seating throughout.

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

The staff were quite attentive, offering lovely service. To get the evening started, I went for their Nikka Pure Malt Black Whisky. Shortly after came Cold Seafood Platter which included Oysters Fine de Claire №3, tuna ceviche, salmon sashimi, gilt-head bream sashimi, and tiger prawns. Almost everything on this platter was super tasty. The tiger prawns were decent but nothing to blow my mind. The salmon sashimi was of much better quality than I would’ve ever expected! Pierre was satisfied.

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Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Another option I got to try at the Ronin Restaurant was their Beijing Duck. As I have lived in China, I have been to Beijing where I’ve had Beijing Duck numerous times, so I know exactly what it should taste like. The version at Ronin was presented well and came with the correct items. That being said, the duck needed to be a bit juicier and have crispier skin, and the pancakes were a bit too tough. In summary, it was still tasty with the pancakes and sauce, it just needs a bit of fine-tuning to be the best that it could be.

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Ronin Restaurant Review: Asian Food Fix in Kyiv Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

For dessert, I tried the Tapioca granule pudding and the Mochi with white chocolate with mango. The mochi itself (rice cake) was perfect but the filling was a bit on the sweeter side. The tapioca pudding was just right. The only change that I would make is removing the nuts on top. Overall, even though I was critical of the food, I did enjoy it and my evening overall at the Ronin Restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine!

As I've lived in East Asia for 8.5 years, I often miss the various Asian cuisines when I'm traveling outside of the region. On my recent trip to Kyiv, Ukraine I sought out an Asian restaurant known as Ronin. Ronin is part of the Borysov Restaurant Group that has lots…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.9
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 7.5
Service - 8.7

8.2

Seafood!

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Ronin

Restaurant

Zoolohichna St, 10, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04119

Phone: +380 68 713 1414

 


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A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review

31 Oct 2019

On my latest trip to Kyiv, I had a chance to visit several Borysov Restaurants. The first was Kanapa, which serves traditional Ukrainian food with a twists of modern gastronomy. My next stop was the Vatra Restaurant located in the city’s center. Vatra Restaurant is located in a garden and offers a very relaxing environment. Upon arrival at the restaurant, I was greeted promptly by friendly staff members and seated at my reserved table.

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A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Vatra is a grill known mostly for its meat but the menu is truly massive with many more options to choose from. To get things started, I ordered oysters with lemon, assorted pickles, and a tuna salad with tomatoes, guacamole, and lettuce. A lovely start to the evening.

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A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

For the main course, I had to try both their selection of foreign and domestic beef. I tried both Ukrainian Ribeye and an American Black Angus Ribeye. It was interesting to try Ukrainian beef for the first time, but the Black Angus won when it came to tenderness and overall flavor. I was sure to pair the steak with French Fries and a glass of Malbec from Argentina. If you know me, you know this is one of my favorite combinations!

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A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

A Tasty Grill in Kyiv: Vatra Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

To finish the meal off I ordered two desserts. The first was Kyiv Cake and the second was cheesecake. Once again it was fun to compare and contrast the Ukrainian and foreign foods. These both had their strong points. Overall, the Kyiv Cake was a bit overly sweet but did have superior flavor than the cheesecake. I paired the desserts with a Muscat Ice Wine.

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The evening at Vatra went off without a hitch and I overall the food, service and environment were quite enjoyable. If you’re looking for a solid grill while in Kyiv, make a visit to Vatra Restaurant!

On my latest trip to Kyiv, I had a chance to visit several Borysov Restaurants. The first was Kanapa, which serves traditional Ukrainian food with a twists of modern gastronomy. My next stop was the Vatra Restaurant located in the city's center. Vatra Restaurant is located in a garden and…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 8.7
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 8.1

8.4

Steak!

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Vatra

Restaurant

Arkhitektora Horodetskoho St, 4Б, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001

Phone: +380 95 325 7979

 

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review

28 Oct 2019

Over the last few years I have been greatly looking forward to visiting Ukraine. It is with my great pleasure that I can now finally say that I’ve made my first visit to this interesting country. I flew in from Georgia and promptly made my way to the Bursa Hotel Kyiv, situated in the Podil District. Podil is one of the oldest areas of the city and the birthplace of the city’s trade, commerce, and industry. Everywhere I looked I saw old buildings with a lot of character. Nestled right in the middle of this area is the Bursa Hotel. From the hotel’s historic exterior it may be hard to tell what type of beautiful contemporary design awaits inside. Let’s have a look, shall we?

 

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

I made my way to the reception desk and encountered two very friendly staff members. The lobby was in itself a work of art. Within no time it was up to see my “Wonderful Room” on the third floor. Bursa Hotel Kyiv has several categories of rooms and the Wonderful Room sits somewhere in the middle with the top being the Attic Room which I transferred to later! I must say I was very pleased with spacious feel and contemporary design. The entire room was made up of Ukrainian-sourced products. On a side note, local artwork is available for sale and visible throughout the property.

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I enjoyed the branding of the hotel and how they incorporated it into every part of the hotel, including on the bedding. The beautifully designed bed offered a very comfortable night’s sleep. The property has a tram track running in front so the hotel offers ear-plugs to help mute out the noise. If you’re sensitive to noise while sleeping then I would recommend requesting a room on the backside of the hotel.

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Many of the rooms at Bursa Hotel Kyiv offer lovely balconies where guests can enjoy a view of the bustling city.

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The Wonderful Room’s bathroom is visible throughout the room with a stylish glass door separating it from the bedroom area. It had a large bathtub which filled up very quickly. I enjoyed a few relaxing soaks here! Great toiletries all around made sure I smelled my best.

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

All in all this room was just rather gorgeous! I’d like to thank the staff for the lovely sparkling wine and fruit plate. It’s important to note that the rooms are not equipped with tea kettles or coffee machines so guests have to make their way down to the cafe.

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

As mentioned, I also enjoyed a couple nights in the Attic Room and also toured to see other rooms. The Attic Room felt more like a loft that I could live in. A few features that really give the room lots of value are the private sauna and large private balcony. Treat yourself!

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most of the rooms are quite unique and beautiful in their own right. I fell in love with the colorful bathrooms!

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The Bursa Hotel Kyiv has a library on the second floor. This is a public area with lots of comfortable seating in a cozy environment. This would be a great place to chat with friends or to get some work done. It was nice and quiet throughout my stay and had a enjoyable vibe overall.

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Below the library is the Bursa Hotel’s White Noise Café. Breakfast at the Bursa Hotel is served here from 7am to 12 noon, which is quite incredible if you ask me! Breakfast there is in a buffet format with a decent amount of hot and cold items to choose from. They are currently implementing an a la carte menu and I’m excited to try these items in the future. The coffee was the smoothest thing I’ve had in a while and the staff were friendlier than I expected! Also, I was pleased to find that they have matcha!

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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

The last part of this property that is very prominent is the 1818 Rooftop Bar on the fifth floor. There is a massive terrace at the bar which is great for enjoying the beautiful nighttime view. During my stay I got to sample some of the cocktails and must say that everything was great. These were no average cocktails but truly works of art. I’d highly recommend the Velvet Negroni.

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The Bursa Hotel Kyiv is not only gorgeous on the inside and out, it has a great level of service and quality. The experience from beginning to end was quite satisfactory. It hit almost every mark desired but would be nice if they had tea kettles/coffee machines in the room, a fitness center, and a pool. When it’s all said and done, if you’re looking for stylish quality, I can easily recommend a stay at the Bursa Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine!

Reserve YOUR room at the BURSA Hotel Kyiv now!
Over the last few years I have been greatly looking forward to visiting Ukraine. It is with my great pleasure that I can now finally say that I've made my first visit to this interesting country. I flew in from Georgia and promptly made my way to the Bursa Hotel…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.2
Value - 7.8
Feng Shui - 9.7
Convenience - 7.9
Service - 8.5

8.4

Chic!

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BURSA Hotel Kyiv

Hotel

Kostiantynivska St, 11, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04071

Phone: +380 44 537 7007

 


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Most Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyiv: BURSA Hotel Kyiv Review Blog Europe Hotels Kiev Ukraine

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Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review

25 Oct 2019

As I had just arrived in Ukraine, I was very excited to try the local Ukrainian cuisine. After doing some in-depth research online, I came across Kanapa Restaurant. Kanapa is a Ukrainian Restaurant that focuses on traditional, pre-revolutionary Ukrainian dishes with an element of molecular gastronomy! I was intrigued. Kanapa is located near St. Andrews Church. It was a bit of an adventure to walk to, but I enjoyed it!

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

From the moment I entered, I was greeted with warm service. For the evening, I went with a degustation menu as well as the alcohol pairing option. The first course was the Pike Caviar in Odessa style with salted sponge cake, paired with champagne also from Odessa. This was a lovely way to start the meal! The saltiness of the caviar paired perfectly with the light and fluffy sponge cake for optimum flavor. I was sad when I finished it.

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Up next was Aspic made of hare and pheasant meat with horseradish paired with Hrinovuha. Aspic is a savory jelly which can contain different ingredients and Hrinovuha is a locally produced vodka, made with pepper and horseradish. I must say I’ve never had horseradish in my alcohol but I really enjoyed! I always tend to like anything with a kick. Both were very tasty!

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

The next course was a Ukrainian Borscht with pork ears, prunes, smoked pear and again paired with another glass of Hrinovuha. This was a very wholesome and heart-warming dish. The flavor was a bit sweeter than I imagined but delicious nonetheless! The presentation inside half of a cabbage was very memorable as well.

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Up next was the Varenyky (traditional dumplings) with pikeperch and smoked salo filling paired with Chardonnay Kolonist from Ukraine. This was probably my favorite item of the entire evening! I could eat these dumplings again and again. Another very heartwarming dish that was just perfectly balanced, no added seasoning needed.

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Now it was time for the main event, Chicken Kyiv with egg and cheese sauce paired with Cabernet Sauvignon Reserv Shabo from Ukraine. Chicken Kyiv is a very famous Ukrainian dish. Inside this crispy outside was chicken with greens. I did enjoy the flavor but felt it could have been a bit juicier.

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

For dessert, I tried the Varenyky stuffed with mint, served with seasonal berries and also the cottage cheese pancakes with cherry sauce. The Varenyky were my favorite! I guess I tend to be a major fan of dumplings. They were quite rich and stuffed me right to the limit.

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

The evening at Kanapa Restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine was fantastic! The staff interactions were great throughout the evening! I felt the service was very attentive and friendly. The food all went down smoothly and I loved nearly everything I ate! I’d have to say this was a success and great first impression to Ukraining cuisine. When it’s all said and done, Kanapa Restaurant was a great introduction to Ukrainian food and I can highly recommend it to all!

As I had just arrived in Ukraine, I was very excited to try the local Ukrainian cuisine. After doing some in-depth research online, I came across Kanapa Restaurant. Kanapa is a Ukrainian Restaurant that focuses on traditional, pre-revolutionary Ukrainian dishes with an element of molecular gastronomy! I was intrigued. Kanapa…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.9
Value - 9.2
Feng Shui - 7.7
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 9

8.7

Memorable!

Incredible Ukrainian Cuisine in Kyiv: Kanapa Restaurant Review Blog Europe Food Kiev Ukraine

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Kanapa

Restaurant

Andriivs’kyi descent, 19, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01025

Phone: +380 68 044 3050

 


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