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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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.
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.
Many of the rooms at Bursa Hotel Kyiv offer lovely balconies where guests can enjoy a view of the bustling city.
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.
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.
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!
Most of the rooms are quite unique and beautiful in their own right. I fell in love with the colorful bathrooms!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Kostiantynivska St, 11, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04071
Phone: +380 44 537 7007