I travelled here by train overnight on Ukraine Christmas day, I arrived at the beautiful station decked out in a real spirit of Christmas. The pre ordered taxi was waiting, having called me on the train to confirm my exact time of arrival, ten minutes later and we arrived at 0615. In most places people that have to work the big special holidays seem to show that this is not their choice for this day, however this was not the case at all in this hotel, I walked through the door and a staff member received my luggage, I went to check in to the warm welcome hallo happy Christmas Mr Finn, without me saying anything. I had a suite since i was travelling with my wife and daughter. Within about three minutes we were on the way to the room the porter was already there and while i went into switch on the lights he has already put the bags in the reception area and left us to settle in. The room was extremely elegant and comfortable with very handsome Italian furniture in the lounge and reception area, even the hotel had put the room in a Christmas tree lights and all, it was a special thought and was greatly appreciated by my wife and daughter especially. Our room was front facing so we had the city view with the park in between the delightful views. The main restaurant was bright and airy but did feel imposing but comfortable. The breakfast buffet had almost everything you could wish for, including freshly squeezed juices to order. I tried for the first but certainly not the last time the carrot and apple juice together, delicious combination. I ordered freshly fried eggs with soft centres and every day they were perfectly prepared. The staff are very smartly turned out and eager to serve in the most polite way, it’s easy to see that this hotel take great care in selection and staff training. If any member of staff didn’t fully understand what i has asked for he went and got someone who was quick on the scene to ask what I required. There is a very comfortable bar on the same 2nd floor as main restaurant, with a panoramic restaurant bar on the top floor with the best views of the city and the park below, which walking through this park is just 10 minutes’ walk to the city centre. I was particularly impressed with the hotel security you room key had to be inserted into the key tab in the lift to allow you to go to the residential floors and then to enter the hallway to your room there were doors where your room key had to be used to gain access, this all means that it was almost unlikely that any undesirables could get to the rooms.
Room service was very comprehensive and varied choices, again very polite and service to the room was quick as could be for food prepared to order but, certainly no lengthy delays at all.
I have to give the wonderful hotel my 100% approval, there was one minute fault and that was a lack of tissues in the amenities kit, but I am assured that this will be corrected very quickly.
Before arrival I received an email from the hotel asking what temperature I would like the room to be and, did I have any other preferences in the way of pillows, I can only remember such service at one other hotel that I have stayed in and that is Claridge's in London.
I first came to the Dniper Hotel in 1992 and since then the changes would have to be seen otherwise you could not believe the transformation of this ugly duckling into a really beautiful swan. Yes I would fully recommend this hotel to anyone. Please tell me if I'm not right
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dnister Hotel is situated in the historic centre of Lviv near the old park and architectural monument of XYIII century - St. Yura's Cathedral. The Hotel offers 165 comfortable rooms equipped with modern furniture, satellite TV, international direct dial telephones, and Internet access. Comfortable rooms face the city center and the Vysokiy Zamok hill. Here you will plunge into the atmosphere of comfort and peace. Our team is available at all times to assist you with anything you may require. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dnister Hotel Lviv