Salute Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Sichnevoho Povstannia 11A, Kiev, 01010, Ukraine

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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 28% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families100
  • Couples75
  • Solo50
  • Business31
  • Good deal!

    by

    I visited this advertised as a 4-star-hotel in the summer of 2011, because of its very central and convenient location and the reasonably priced for Kiev rooms. Salute is not very big hotel (with around 90 rooms) and for sure not new - it was built in 1984 and its strange architecture style is reflecting the ugly Soviet futurism from that time, so I haven't expected to be pleasantly surprised by my stay there. By entering the lobby and approaching the reception I decided that I have returned back in time and started thinking that choosing of Salute wasn't quite a good idea. Fortunately, my standard room turned to be not very big (around 20 sq.m), but renovated and looking fresh and clean. The room is air-conditioned, has a mini-bar and a satellite TV (don't expect LCD or LED TV though). The room bathroom was really small and could have been better (I have heard that the bathroom of the superior room is same in size but much better), the balcony is not big either but giving quite a nice view over Dnieper river and its left bank, but for the price of 850 UAH (a little bit more than 100 USD) it was a good deal! I should also mention that the staff at the reception and the cleaning lady have been very kind and always willing to help. What I didn't like is that you have to pay additionally for breakfast and the fact that a construction was going on nearby the hotel and there was a a lot of noise during the day... I would recommend Salute hotel though, because of its room comfort, reasonable prices and central location!

    Unique Quality: The location is great, close to a lot of attractions, close also to a metro station, the price is quite reasonable for Kiev and the location offered.

    Directions: In the heart of Pechersk, close to a lot of attractions such as the Ukrainian Parliament, the Mariinskiy Palace and park, the famous Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra, 5 min away from the Arsenalnaia metro station.

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    The Grenade!!!

    by

    Colloquially known as The Grenade due to its shape, for me everything about this hotel screamed out a former Soviet existence and, with its close proximity to Rodina Mat, my search for a hotel was over!!!
    I booked a junior suite which was £260 for 3 nights and guaranteed me a nice view from the balcony.
    You cannot walk to the centre of town from this hotel - it is too far. You must take a taxi and you WILL spend a lot more time in and around te centre than you will this end of town. It makes more sense to stay centrally and cab out this way when wanting to go to the Lavra, the Great Patriotic War museum etc... but you have to admit it is a great looking hotel!!!

    My room: I am not sure if I would attach the word "suite" to my room - I think that is a generous lable for what was a room with a bathroom... but granted, it had a balcony that looked across the river and, from the 7th floor (which is where my "suite" was, afforded magnificent views of golden domes (from a variety of churches and cathedrals) and Rodina Mat.

    The room was clean but REEKED of stale smoke. Everybody smokes in Kiev but the smell in the room was awful. I actually had to leave my clothes in the acse so that they did not stink!

    There was a mini bar with beer, vodka, cheap champagne and johnnies! Yup - apparently refredgerated condoms is where it's at!?! These were possibly seen as a necessity for all rooms due to the strip club on the 3rd floor (nb... we heard no noise from this club and would never have known it was there if it had not been advertised all over the hotel and the dribble of slightly "shifty" looking men that could been seen wandering across reception en route up!)

    The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
    Breakfast was NOT included.
    The best thing was a cash machine in the lobby... (it was the "green" ATM machine that accepts foreign credit cards... this was most helpful!)

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Public transportin Kiev Airport

by youngken

Any bus / train information to city?

Re: Public transportin Kiev Airport

by leics

Information in English of the airport website:

http://airport-borispol.kiev.ua/english/transport/index.html

Re: Public transportin Kiev Airport

by ricky52

I am so PLEASED you asked this question, THANK YOU.

Re: Public transportin Kiev Airport

by taurean_traveller

Firstly which airport?
If it is Boryspol there is a bus that travels from the airport to the train station,journey takes 45mins to 1 hour.

From the train station you can catch a taxi to the city centre,much cheaper than getting a taxi from the airport.Possibly buses run from the train station to the city centre

There may be other buses at the airport,I only know of the one to the station

Re: Public transportin Kiev Airport

by plainnuts

the first thing you will notice when you enter the lobby is all the people wanting you to hire them for taxi. the going rate from the airport to Kiev was 35 last time I was there most will start by asking for 50 but you can get 35. there is a taxi stand on the right when you exit the airport where you can get a cab also. bus to train station was 25 grivna last time I was there. don't know about cab from train station.

Re: Public transportin Kiev Airport

by plainnuts

The bus to the train station was 25 grivna in front of the airport. the metro (subway) station Vokzalna red line is next to the train station, just 3 stops from Kreschatyk.
there is a good map at
http://www.easyukraine.com/travel/kiev.php

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The climate is generally temperate or continental. Only on the South Coast of the Crimea, does a subtropical, Mediterranean climate exist. The average low temperature in January is -7C, the average high +19C, in July.

The area of Ukraine is 603,700 sq.km, the population is more than 51,728,400. Ukraine is home to a variety of nationalities: Ukrainians, Russians, Belarussians, Jews, Moldovans, Poles, Hungarians, Romanians, Tatars ans Greeks, are the groups that are predominantly represented.

The capital of Ukraine is Kyiv. Kyiv occupies more than 790 sq.km and sits on the both banks of the Dnipro river. Its population is 2,635,300

LAVRA. The main cathedral

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