About the hotel
Review of the City of Kiev
Kiev (Kyiv) is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, you are bound to find what you are looking for; architecture, attractions, culture and the Kiev hotels are sure to surpass your expectations.
Founded over 1500 years ago, Kiev is the lively capital city of the newly independent Ukraine. Modern Kiev is an interesting mix of the old and the new, seen in every aspect from the shopping and architecture to the Kiev hotels and in particular the people themselves. Along with Ukrainian independence, several other changes have started to emerge, such as the introduction of Western-style suburban complexes, contemporary nightclubs, stylish restaurants and Kiev hotels.
The center of Kiev has been modernized and buildings have been restored and renovated, especially Khreshchatyk street and Independence Square. Many famous areas of Kiev, such as Andriyivsky Descent, have become popular for street vendors, where traditional Ukrainian art, religious items, books, game sets as well as jewelry can be found for sale.
Many State owned Kiev hotels are known for their poor service and inability to keep up with the demand for changes in the hotel industry. There are, however, a few high class hotels, in particular the Premier Palace and the Hyatt Regency, both of which are exceptionally expensive. The best Kiev hotel which offers luxury, excellent service and value for money is the Amarant Hotel Kiev, found in a central part of the city: the ancient and historical district Podil.
This Kiev hotel is proud to offer a wide variety of rooms, superb food and beverage and is found in the cultural and historical center of Kiev. The Amarant Hotel Kiev is ideal for both business and pleasure and offers several packages to suit all travelers.
Kiev is the historic cultural center of the East Slavic population and retains its standing as such even today. Its sacred sites, such as the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (the Monastery of the Caves) and the Saint Sophia Cathedral, attracted pilgrims for hundreds of years and are now recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as being part of f the Seven Wonders of Ukraine collection.
Kiev also hosts many theatres in the city, which include: Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre Kiev Opera House, Lesya Ukrainka National Academic Theater of Russian Drama, October Palace the Kiev Puppet Theater, National Philharmonic of Ukraine and many others.
Other important cultural centers include the Dovzhenko Film Studios, and the Kiev Circus. The most influential of the city's many museums are the National Art Museum, the Kiev State Historical Museum, the Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Pinchuk Art Centre and the National Museum of Russian art.
You will find many historical architectural landmarks in Kiev, such as St. Michael's Cathedral the Mariyinsky Palace, St. Vladimir's, the reconstructed Golden Gate, St. Andrew's, quaint Kiev hotels and many others.
The impressive giant Motherland statue situated on the right bank of the Dnieper River is one of Kiev's widely recognized modern landmarks. Made of titanium, this statue stands proudly next to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War Museum.
Attractions in Kiev
Kiev is home to many small parks and two botanical gardens. The green nature of the city is most notable by the never-ending green hills of the right bank along the Dnieper River. The World War II Museum is also located here, offering both indoor and outdoor displays of military equipment surrounded by leafy hills overlooking the Dnieper River.
Among the numerous islands, Hidropark is the most urbanized. It can be reached by metro or car, and an amusement park, swimming beaches, boat rentals, and night clubs can be found there. A popular destination for strollers, joggers, and cyclists is Victory park (Park Peremohy) and boating, fishing, and water sports are all popular pastimes in Kiev. The rivers and lakes freeze over in the winter and you can often see ice fishermen trying their luck and children skating on the lakes.
However, the hot summer days attract large groups of people to the shores for swimming and sunbathing, with temperatures sometimes reaching 30 to 34°C (86-93°F).
Kiev Town Centre
The center of Kiev (Independence Square and Khreschatyk Street) turns into a huge outdoor party once night falls during the summer months, with thousands of people gathering to enjoy the nearby restaurants, outdoor cafes, clubs and Kiev hotels.
Andriyivskyy Descent is one of the most famous historic streets and therefore a major tourist attraction in Kiev.
In order to ensure public safety, the central streets in Kiev are closed to traffic on weekends and holidays.
Amarant Hotel Kiev
71-D, Konstantinovskaya Str.
Kyiv 04080, Ukraine.
Tel.: +38 (044) 500-1145,
+38 (044) 500-1146
Fax: +38 (044) 500-1149