Resorts near Kyiv that offer great rest at value prices
There are penty of high-quality spa hotels offering luxurious rooms and upscale services just a two-hour drive from Kyiv. Premium recreation centers offer amenities such as wooden cottages, saunas, tennis courts and swimming pools. The Kyiv Post makes its pick of some of the best.
Hlibivka Suburban Hotel
This getaway is set amidst six hectares of magnificent pine forest on the banks of the Kyiv Sea some 40 kilometers north of Kyiv. Its restaurant offers a splendid view as well as Ukrainian and Georgian cuisine. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a field for mini-soccer, as well as canoeing and boating. Its comfortable, Finnish-style cottages cost Hr 1,560 – 4,960 per night.
9 Zeleny Bir Ravine St., Hlibivka village, Kyiv Oblast. Tel. 044-2474355. www.glebovka.kiev.ua
How to get there: The hotel is located 49 kilometers north of Kyiv. Take the P02 road to Dymer village then head east to Hlibivka.
Verholy Relax Park
Verholy Hotel consists of cottages built in a beautiful pine forest. The smell of pine trees is considered to not only be relaxing, but also a natural form of detoxification.
The resort offers horseback riding, a Russian-style banya bathhouse and various types of massages. Its restaurant focuses on European cuisine and has an impressive choice of wines from France, Italy, Spain and Chile. Verholy is ideal for those looking for privacy, as its cottages are set far apart from each other in a secluded forest. The hotel offers Wi-Fi. The price of a stay starts at Hr 1,450 per night for the smallest cottage and extends up to Hr 15,150 for a cottage that can accommodate up to 20 people.
1 Sosnova St., Sosnovka village, Poltava district, Poltava Oblast (350 kilometers from Kyiv). Tel. 053-264-8888, www.verholy.com
How to get there: Take the M03 Kyiv-Kharkiv highway for 352 kilometers and turn left to Verholy village.
Brech Tourist Hotel Space
Active recreation fans will appreciate this resort’s wide range of activities: individual horseback riding lessons, swimming, and pond fishing. The hotel offers a three-tiered Finnish sauna and a large swimming pool. Guests can avail themselves of five stylish wooden cottages (Hr 1,300
– 6,600 per night) and three standard rooms (Hr 400 – 750). The hotel’s restaurant serves Italian and Ukrainian cuisine. Brech allows pets.
Koriukivsky district, Chernihivska Oblast. Tel. 050-338-3434. www.ecobrech.com.ua
How to get there: The hotel is located 228 kilometers north of Kyiv. To get there take highway M01 KyivChernihiv. In Chernihiv take the P12 road to Koriukivka village.
This resort offers a healthy getaway. Its well supplied gym boasts Italian equipment and professional coaches who can develop individual training programs for guests. Group classes include fitness, aerobics, pilates and boxing. The local restaurant serves healthy European dishes. Rooms go for Hr 400 – 2,000 per night, while chalets are Hr 3,200 – 4,000. Olympic Village is suitable for those seeking to return home feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Located on the 26th kilometer of the Novoobukhivske highway, Kyiv Oblast. Tel. 044-360-3636. www.olympic-village.com.ua
How to get there: Take the P01 road southbound from Kyiv.
Oriyana Center of psychological and physical revival
Oriyana Center caters only to women. It focuses on holistic care of the mind and body. Psychologists and masseurs offer both short and long-term rehabilitation programs. The center also offers services of cosmetologists, hairdressers and stylists. Alternative medicine adherents may diagnose their auras or pay a visit to an astrologist. Hotel rooms cost Hr 630 per night. Visiting a psychologist or an astrologist costs Hr 500. One massage session is Hr 400.
1 Solovyina St., Lisove village, KyivoSvyatoshynsky district, Kyiv Oblast. Tel. 044-353-2211. www.oriyana.org
How to get there: Oriyana is located 31 kilometers west of Kyiv. Take the M06 to Hurivshchyna village, and then turn to the right to Lisne village.
Oriyana Center offers recreation for women only, with services ranging from massages to astrology consultations. (Courtesy)