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“18th century elegance - but with the usual Ukrainian surprises.”
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George Hotel
Ranked #8 of 65 Hotels in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Built in 1793, this elegant hotel, with marble floors and columns, offers a warm welcome – and in excellent English – and an interesting stay in the center of the old and beautiful city of Lviv (Lvov). The location could not be bettered, within easy walking of many of the center’s attractions, museums and restaurants, even for the mobility-challenged. However, like the rest of Ukraine, there are few escalators or real elevators and a lot of steep, worn, high steps that you must climb – and no true handicapped facilities at all.

Our wonderful suite (room 75) had a balcony with spectacular views of the city squares, cathedrals and surrounding hills topped with the “high castle” and monuments. There was a slight tremble to the creaky wooden-floors as the trams trundled by, but little traffic noise – not at all disturbing. The furnishings were magnificent – reproductions of the period – in creams, white and gold – as were the thick, layered silk drapes at our four windows and doubled door to the balcony. Under the central chandelier was a huge six-seater table and high-backed chairs. We had a free-standing wardrobe, dressing-table, buffet, refrigerator and a gracious three glass-door hutch whose glass shelves held an antique tea-service, crystal wine glasses, plates and silver ware. But – Ukrainian surprise! – no coffee or tea-maker in the rooms. Our king-size bed was comfortable, warm with a fluffy duvet – but only 14 inches high! There were, surprisingly, no easy-chairs or sofa to lounge on in the suites – you read on the bed! Our bright, clean, modern bathroom was en-suite but – Ukrainian surprise! – only had intermittent hot water. When I complained about the ‘rather too authentic 18th century cold showers’ at the front desk (which always was staffed with cheerful English speakers the whole week) I was told that by the time we returned later it would be fixed. That, in essence, was the secret to getting hot(ter) showers – wait until later after everybody else on the lower floors had had theirs – then the hot water got up to the top floor!

The hotel no longer has the warm, inviting bar and coffee area shown in the ‘Gallery’ on the website but there is one of those fantastic “Gloria Jean” coffee shops just around the side. The dining room also had friendly staff with excellent English and a good menu and full bar – but it was like eating in a high-school auditorium, hard-wood floors, forty-foot high ceiling and bare white walls. The free breakfast was very generous – traditionally European cheeses, hams, sausages and breads and big silver servers of fish, potatoes, eggs but – Ukrainian surprise- there was no heat or flame under the chaffing dishes! (… order fresh or scrambled eggs).
We enjoyed our stay and visit to Lviv very much and would want to stay at the Hotel George again if we were ever fortunate enough to return.

Room Tip: Choose a suite or you might find yourself sharing a bathroom. Room 25 & 75 are spectacular!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Olesya S, Public Relations Manager at George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for staying with us!
We do appreciate your warm feedback, especially with regards to our central location and service!
We will be very glad to welcoming you here again!)

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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Having stayed in other several hotels in Lviv, I was happy to find the place where I can feel myself comfortable. The location of hotel is super great- in the very center of the city, just a few steps to the main attractions, cafes and restaurants. I came by car but all parking spaces of hotel were busy, thus I had to place my car on the pavement right after the corner. I like vintage things, so the building build in 1709 has given me a lot of inspiration. I have got the room on the third floor, the room was not very big but high ceiling makes it seems more bigger. Clean bathroom, bathrobes & slippers, comfortable bed, enough silence for sleeping well, huge hot battery that doesn't allow me to freeze in January night. Frankly, there was no mini bar or just refrigerator in the room but complimentary two bottles of water. Bathroom amenities consist of a shampoo, a shower gel, a soap and a shower cap - not enough for getting ready. The breakfast was included in the room rate and really was cool, not only croissants and yogurts.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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4  Thank Vesnushka
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Olesya S, Public Relations Manager at George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time on your schedule to share your opinion with us!
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us!
Regarding a mini bar - indeed, a part of our rooms not includes it!
But the other part - includes, so our staff will be glad to offer it to you next time!
Hope to see you here again!

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

My wife and I recently spent 5 nights at the George Hotel. The hotel is a tastefully decorated eastern european hotel. We stayed in room 25 which was street facing and included a separate bedroom, dining room (including dining table et al..) and bathroom. There was also a small balcony. The street facing room took in some noise from the street but nothing which caused us to have a sleepless night. Breakfast included hot and cold selections and staff were attentive and helpful. We hired a tour guide and he mentioned that the George is an authentic Ukranian hotel and great value for money. I'd definitely stay here again no problems.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Beau_and_Monique
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Olesya S, Public Relations Manager at George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2016

Dear Beau_and_Monique, we are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us and we are more than happy to know that you found our staff helpful and that you enjoyed your room.  
We look forward to see you again at George Hotel!

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

As A Peace Corps Volunteer, the George Hotel was always my favorite place to stay in Lviv on many occasions. Already oriented to Ukrainian culture, I could appreciate its faded elegance, but it might be hard for Americans used to First World comfort. it's definitely a classic experience in a great downtown location.

Room Tip: For a bargain, share a room with two twins bed with bathroom down the hall...or go for the private d...
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank FreeLee
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Olesya S, Public Relations Manager at George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Thank you for your kind review!
We appreciate your words and respect your mind of our hotel.
Your mind is very important for us!

Warm wishes from Lviv,
Olesya

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Elegant, beautiful hotel!!! Very convenient location.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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3  Thank aluminic
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Olesya S, Public Relations Manager at George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for staying with us!
We do appreciate your warm feedback, especially with regards to our central location and service!
We will be very glad to welcoming you here again!)

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Additional Information about George Hotel

Address: 1 Mickiewicz, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
Region: Ukraine > Lviv Oblast > Lviv
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lviv
#4 Family Hotel in Lviv
Price Range: ₹ 1,359 - ₹ 4,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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