Re­sorts near Kyiv that of­fer great rest at value prices

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle - WITH NATALIYA TRACH [email protected]

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.­

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.ver­

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.­

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.

Olympic 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-vil­

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.

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)

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