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- Reviews: 125
Reikartz Kamyanets-Podilsky: Splurge in Ukraine
First off, I wanted to clarify a bit about the hotels in Kamyanets-Podilsky. This hotel used to be called Amadeus Club. Reikartz is a German hotel chain that bought the place in 2011. They are not two different hotels as Tripadvisor and other sites might lead you to believe. Also, there is mixed signage on the hotel, and many taxi drivers and locals may still only know the place as Amadeus Club. It's even still marked as such on the towels.
We stayed at the Reikartz for two nights and had a very pleasant stay. This place is expensive for Ukraine, probably the most expensive hotel in KP. We stayed in January which is hardcore off-season and we might have been the only guests in the whole place. The beds were very comfortable (firm mattresses which we like), the rooms spotless, and we had a cute balcony where we could see the Town Hall and the pretty Christmas tree. The railway timetable leaves you the option of arriving either around midnight or at 6am, and the hotel provided a reliable and reasonably priced transfer from the station late at night. The location is the best; right in the middle of the old town and less than 10 minutes walk to the castle.
The service definitely exceeds "Western standards". Most staff spoke working English. Personally I think sometimes when certain high levels of service are achieved it reaches a sort of robo-service level, which is why we don't stay at hotels like this very often (okay, we also can't afford hotels like this very often). I'm not faulting them for this though because I know this super-attentive, by-the-book service is what they're going for and what many other travelers expect. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a great location, very attentive service and a bit of a splurge (for Ukraine; still average compared to other parts of the world) in this incredibly beautiful town.
The location. Nice views from some rooms.
- Reviews: 907
7 Days (former Hotel Smotrych): Renovated former Soviet hotel
There are only two hotels mentioned in the Lonely Planet guidebook from 1995 (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), the less lousy being the Hotel Smotrych so we made this choice. (On my both previous visits in 1996 and 2001 I came by bus from Chernivtsy). The first I detected on my last visit was that the hotel has changed its name (7 Days is a hotel chain with hotels in different Ukrainian cities). The name might suggest that it is impossible to negotiate cheaper rates over weekends...
It was much renovation done on the Soviet structure. And it is of course a nicely renovated hotel now.
Ask the very friendly receptionists for a room on a floor high up with a view to the Old City!
- Reviews: 155
Hotel "7 days” / Hotel "7 äí³â": Kamyanets-Podilsky's Choice of Hotel
This is a very good option if you are planning to go to Kamyanets-Podilsky make sure you check in at this hotel. It is very close to the old city and the fortress (about 15 mins walk) or at a 3 minutes taxi ride.
The rooms are brand new and so are the bathrooms. There is also satelite TV but it has mainly Ukrainian and Russian channels. Parking is guarded at will cost you an extra 5 grivnas per night.
There is a new terrace outside (English menu included) and a japanese restaurant at the ground floor.
- Reviews: 355
Ksenia: The Old City Hotel
a decent private hotel in close proximity to the Old Castle. the hotel has around 80 rooms in the different categories and price range - from $25 (single, budget) to $130 for apartments. though we had booked a room for $50, we ended up staying in a double for $60 (breakfast not included), as the room we were shown, though very nice, smelled cigarettes (the hotel doesn't differentiate between smoking and non-smoking rooms).
the room was very spacious, with a queen-size bed, TV, fridge. the shower was basic, but clean.
the water pressure was a bit low, and water not that hot as one would hope in winter time. the definite pluses of the hotel was a great sauna ($14 per hour), with a small pool of cold water for dipping. after walking in a cold weather for the whole day that was perfect.
the hotel also has a big restaurant offering variety of Ukrainian dishes, convenient for dinner if you arrive late, as well as if you arrived as a big group. you can also have a breakfast their, but we chose a place in the center (see my tip on NY pizza).
- Reviews: 378
Hotel Smotrych: It can pass
This place is decent enough to stay in. It's located in new part of town, only short walk from the odl part. It ooccupies couple of floors in boring, grey communist tower block. Rooms are very simple but clean, beds comfortable. Only annoying thing was barhrom. It was so damn small. Just turning around was difficult. Not to mention doing the usual stuff. And while taking shower it couldn't be avoided weting the whole place.
Oh, and it seems that two rooms share one bathroom.
I'm not sure how much exactly we paied, but it was around 50 grivnas per person.
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