Kiev Guide: hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, SPA and night clubs in Kiev
In this article, we are summing up the most necessary information foreign tourist in Kiev might need, especially if he decided to stay here not for a day or two, but for a week or longer: where to go, what to eat, where to have fun in Kiev. Therefore, this guide of Kiev life will take you exactly where you want to go.
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For shoppers: below you’ll find the list of the largest shopping centers, where you can buy everything from panties to Rolex.
Best Kiev Shopping Malls
Since most tourists prefer to live in the center, it is rather unlikely you will decide to live somewhere on the outskirts of the city; if you stay closer to the Independence Square and Khreshchatyk Street – the main street of the city, the first shopping center that catches your eye will be TSUM ( Central Department Store). It is located at the intersection of Khreshchatyk Street and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Avenue.
Renovated in December 2016, from the outside it looks like a typical Soviet building, so as not to disturb the architectural ensemble of the capital, and inside – the real space. Modern interior, dozens of shops and hundreds of world brands: Prada, Versace, Boss, YSL, and so on. Caution, high prices! On the upper floors there is a lounge zone, restaurants, coffee shops and it is here that there is a small cafe with the most delicious sushi in the city.
Address: 38 Khreshchatyk Street
Not very far you will find another place for shopping – Kiev Passage. It is also located on Khreshchatyk and has all the best world brands in one place; this is where you will find Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc. Back in 2010, before the Revolution of Dignity, the main street Khreshchatyk was in the top 20 of the most expensive main streets of Europe for commercial real estate rent – thanks to this shopping venue.
To rent a room for a cafe, restaurant, shop, it was necessary to pay about $2500 per year for 1 sq. m. This was due to the fact that in a promising and dynamically developing Kiev, most foreign retailers entering the market wanted to open their shops on the main street, which resulted in enormous rental prices.
Address: 15 Khreshchatyk Street
If you dared to leave the main square and the main street, then pay your attention to the Ocean Plaza Shopping Center.
Locals consider it to be the best place for shopping: large, popular, beautiful, many shops, both local and internationally known democratic brands such as Mango, New Yorker, Oodji, Reserved, Terranova, GAP, Marks & Spencer, LTB, Colin’s, Baldinini , Guess, etc.
Address: 176 Antonovich Street
The Gulliver is also a good place, and not far from the center. And this is a meeting place, you will see a large crowd of people near the shopping center, mostly young people who drink coffee, chat, wait for someone, take pictures with the sign I love Kiev.
On the top floor, there is the Mr.Zuma Restaurant, for those who like Asian cuisine; it is a great place for lunch or dinner.
Address: 1a Sports Square
Dream Town – the biggest shopping and entertainment center of the capital. It is unique not only for its scale and architecture, but also for the extraordinary atmosphere that reigns within the complex. Here the most democratic prices.
There are two buildings; in the first you’ll find the clothing stores, and in the second you can visit the water park.
Address: 1-b Obolonsky Avenue
Far from the center, however, another great place and which is also important, it is new one – we are talking about the Lavina Mall. Here you can ride a roller coaster under the roof and watch a movie with virtual reality in the only cinema of this kind in Ukraine.
It has more than 100 stores: Zara, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius. There are also Ukrainian brands in the shopping mall.
Address: 6D Berkovetska Street
The above places are more than enough for a good and hearty shopping.
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If you compare prices for clothes in Kiev with other countries and cities, the prices are not cheap at all. Therefore, when you are going to the cheapest country in Europe (as it is commonly believed), do not expect that the prices for clothes will be low here. All the rest – food, housing, entertainment, alcohol – is very cheap compared to Western Europe.
In this article, you will find information about the best museums of the capital. This will be of special interest for those traveling to Kiev in winter. The temperature is not that harsh; in winter it is from +5 to -10 on average, but it’s hard to walk outdoors for a long time.
To relax after a hard business day or active rest, Kiev guests also like to visit the SPA. However, if you search for such spa facilities in Kiev in Internet, you should be ready for difficulties; there is no dedicated internet source with information about services and ratings of these institutions. So having studied the SPA centers in Kiev, we decided to make a list.
The Best SPA in Kiev
In the noisy bustle of the city, you sometimes have to pamper yourself with pleasant services. Visiting the massage parlor Elephant, you can spend time with pleasure and delight. Salon offers the most popular services from masters with a long record of work.
Those who seek to decorate their fingers and toes will enjoy a comprehensive spa-care.
Relaxing massage after a long day will help you to remove fatigue. The massage parlor is next to the metro station Independence Square.
Address: 6 Kostelna Street
Tel: +38 (044) 278-55-03
Rakuena SPA Club offers Hammam, SPA, relaxation and care programs.
Unique natural interior, muffled sounds, pleasant smells…
You will get into another dimension, where there is no rush, bustle, stress, but only the right rest.
We have caring staff, perfect cleanliness and reasonable prices.
Turkish and Berber Hammam, Moroccan Vip Hammam. Peelings, scrubs, soap massage. Anti-cellulite wraps and massages, spa massages. Correction of the body, anti-stress and spa massages.
Only 100% certified organic natural cosmetics.
Address: 20 Ivan Kudri Street
Tel: +38 (044) 568-29-47
+38 (063) 568-29-47
ORIENTAL OKO SPA massage boutique, a net of conceptual beauty salons located in the heart of Kiev, invites you to enjoy the peace and gain strength, relax and plunge into the world of harmony of body and spirit. Here the best spa experts from Indonesia, China, Thailand and India will pamper you with their services.
The spa offers all kinds of massage for adults and children, spa programs and Ayurvedic treatments. In addition, you can buy exclusive natural and high-quality aromatic oils and cosmetics from Morocco, Southeast Asia and France.
Address: 59 Zhilyanska Street
Tel: +38 (050) 800-99-68
Spa Sense offers you to plunge into the magic world of the spa – a cozy island of peace and harmony in the midst of a noisy metropolis. In the salon you will be offered a wide range of massage, spa programs for relaxation, health improvement, as well as body correction programs.
The salon uses only natural ingredients and has highly skilled professionals. It is sure to please even the most demanding customers! Book your time for visit in advance using the website or by phone. The spa works every day without days off.
Address: 31b Frunze Street
Tel: +38 (044) 362-80-15
+38 (050) 501-57-77
+38 (097) 751-57-77
Gravity Float Spa
Flotation is the most effective and fastest method of deep relaxation and recovery, unattainable in other ways.
Allows quickly and timely stop stress and anxiety. 1 hour of floatation gives a greater calming and toning effect than 6-8 hours of full sleep. The effect after the procedure is comparable with the rest at sea.
Address: Novopecherski Lypky, 20 Dragomirova Street
Tel: +38 067 333 5500
5th Element Sport Club
Wellness zone of the club of healthy pleasures “5th element” is a kind of winter garden with exotic plants, visual celestial dome and stylized birds painted on it. It also has a beautiful view of the summer patio and jacuzzi.
In the Wellness zone of the club of healthy pleasures you will get a real aqua-pleasure.
In a comfortable microclimate of Hammam you will enjoy the original coffee and honey massage or professional Turkish soap peeling.
You will certainly enjoy Finnish saunas with wet or dry steam. In the club of healthy pleasures there are separate saunas for women and for men.
The 5th Element is one of the best health, sports and spa complexes in Kiev.
Address: 29a Electricians Street
Tel: +38 (044) 290-34-71
SPA in five-star hotels:
The Fitness Club includes: VIP sauna, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, solarium, gym with modern equipment, aerobics room and massage rooms.
But pool under the glass dome, equipped with a counterflow system, water attractions and hydromassage installations is most worthy of your attention.
Address: 5-7 / 2 Shevchenko Boulevard / Pushkinska Street
Tel: +380 (44) 244-12-39,
+380 (67) 503 78 79
Escape to SPA at Hilton Kyiv located in the heart of Kyiv. Enjoy the relaxing health and beauty treatments combined with excellent service. This Kyiv health and beauty centre combines innovative technologies with the peaceful atmosphere of pure relaxation.
Both hotel guests and city residents can take advantage of health and fitness facilities such as fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hammam, steam bath and sauna.
Address: 30 TARASA SHEVCHENKA BLVD
Elixir Spa Deluxe at the Fairmont Hotel
Elixir Spa Deluxe is a beauty and wellness center located in the historical part of Kiev, in the five-star Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev.
Elixir Spa Deluxe is created for those who are not indifferent to themselves and know the value of high-quality service. Care for the client, harmonious atmosphere, attention to details and exclusively high-class service are the basic rules of the salon.
Here you will be absolutely comfortable. VIP cabinets of Elixir Spa Deluxe are a unique concept of relaxation, where every gesture of the master and the interior element is clearly verified and harmoniously matched to create the atmosphere of luxury and harmony.
Address: 1 Naberezhno-Kreschatytska Street
Tel: +38 067 5019724
+38 044 3213270
+38 044 3213271
InterContinental Kyiv invites guests to a spa resort in the heart of Kiev. It’s about our unique center of beauty and health. Specializing in various aromatherapy, our SPA will offer you a whole series of therapeutic programs: therapeutic baths, wrapping, facial treatments, various types of massages and saunas.
We use only premium cosmetic products and are rightly considered to be the best SPA-salon in Kiev.
Address: 2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Street
Tel: +38 044 219 1919
Naturel Spa in Hyatt Regency Kiev
One of the best spa salons in Kiev, Spa Naturel is part of the exclusive Hyatt Pure family of spa salons around the world. The term “spa” comes from the Latin “Sanitas per aquas” – “healing with water”, which is based on the principle of moisturizing, which results in recovery and healing.
This is what the concept of the Naturel Spa is based on – ideal place for seclusion from the metropolitan fuss, which gives harmony and vitality.
Address: 5 Alla Tarasova Street
Tel: +380 44 581 1234
City Holiday Resort & SPA
Hotel City Holiday Resort & SPA 5* is located on one and a half hectares of the square in one of the pine parks of Kiev, far from the city bustle, guaranteeing its guests the privacy of the closed territory.
Guests of City Holiday Resort & SPA 5* enjoy modern SPA-center. Here you will find unique wellness treatments, relaxing massages, several swimming pools (including one for children), steam rooms (Roman, Finnish, Russian), a salt room and much more.
Address: 5 Velyka Kiltseva Street
Tel: +38 044 3901510
And in this article you will find the best nightclubs and bars of the city to beautifully end your day in the capital of Kiev.
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Filled with cathedrals, churches and theatres the city of Kiev is a proud center of Ukraine. It has its own unforgettable atmosphere which is taken from a combination of ancient ruins and modern buildings. At the moment Kiev is one of the biggest cities in Europe by population after London, Moscow, Berlin, Istanbul, Madrid and St. Petersburg. Take a guide in Ukraine to find out more interesting facts.
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