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Best Kiev gyms for foreigners

Where can a foreigner find a quality gym in Kiev?  Well, in several places. If you are in Kiev temporarily or permanently and want to find a great fitness center to work out at then we present you with out English guide to best gym options in Kiev.

gym fitness kiev englishDon’t leave your love of fitness back home just because you are in a country where gyms aren’t that popular. Below is a list of great gyms in Kiev, primarily in city center, that will have all the facilities you need, such as treadmill for your cardio training, sophisticated gear, a pool and much more!

What are good gyms in Kiev for foreigners?

Below is a guide of legitimate 5 star experience fitness centers aka gyms that foreigners would appreciate. The only downside is that you probably won’t be able to attend group sessions unless you understand Russian. But everything else is at your disposal!

Also note that because fitness is not as popular as it is in the States, for example, you can forget about $20 monthly membership fee. Most gyms will ask you to sign up for at least 3 months straight up and the average membership fee for this period of time will start at around $300.

Sport Lifewhere can a foreigner in kiev find a gym 2015

Probably the largest gym chain in Kiev with over 20 locations, several in the city center. SportLife gyms are huge, fitted with large training areas, as well as pools, jacuzzi, bath, spa center etc.

Planet Fitness

This gym has 2 city center locations only but it’s quite an impressive fitness center with all you need to keep healthy and fit in Kiev.

BONUS OPTION

Hotel Gyms

If you are a high maintenance person and regular Kiev gyms with it potential language barriers and overcrowding is not an option for you and you’re looking for something more up to the Western standards you’re used to, then you can try signing up for a gym at 5 star hotels around Kiev: Hyatt, Intercontinental and Hilton all have options to do this. And these are just a few names, other hotels have the option of gym membership available not only to hotel guests as well.

Hyatt’s ‘Olympus’ Fitness Center

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You can buy a monthly membership at Hyatt’s fitness center “Olympus, for example, for just $500 and all its fancy gym facilities:

  • sophisticated faculties for cardio and more that has all you need to keep you fit and ensure a great work out
  • a large pool
  • spa section

..everything becomes available to you along with English speaking personnel and even an opportunity to meet other English speakers.girl gym fitness kiev 2

So stay fit and don’t forget to work out, just 10 minutes of cardio a day can prolong life by 3 years, and that’s only 10 minutes!

If you need advice or want us to help you get signed up to one of the gyms in Kiev we would be happy to help, simply contact us and let us handle the administrative moments!

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Market Entry in Ukraine: Business Consulting & Support

Everyone knows that the secret of any successful venture capitalist is investing smart in emerging markets. CIS region and Ukraine specifically is as good emerging market as any. With highly educated workforce, ridiculously low cost of labor and virtually enormous opportunities and voids in many markets, it’s the perfect place to direct your business expansion to.

2014 Ukrainian Revolution has made it possible for many doors to open and the message is out there, loud and clear, that Ukraine is finally open for business. The unfortunate web of enterprises intertwined with extremely corrupt government is getting untangled and crony capitalism ceases to exist.

Market entry in Ukraine can be quite a challenge. Whether you contemplate:

  • opening a branch in Ukraine
  • finding business partners
  • looking for clients
  • seeking smart investment opportunities
  • or simply want to see if any of that can be feasible to begin with by conducting market research

business consulting for foreign busines in ukraine…you would largely benefit from agency like ours doing all the legwork. We will provide local perspective and prepare hard data to support or debunk  your plans for possible business expansion to Ukraine.

We’ve already helped several European and American businesses and large global brands to probe and scout the market in Ukraine in such areas as real estate, agriculture, business consulting and technology/IT.

Our agency has a wide range of skill sets which is supported by the efforts of global contractors we employ and a dedicated local team.

Our agency can provide:

  • market research and marketing consultingukraine market entry ongoing full service support business corporate
  • business scouting
  • prospecting lists of potential partners and/or clients and/or back end manufacturing centers
  • representation for you brand in the local market by reaching out to Ukrainian vendors and potential clients to pitch your business
  • professionally done reports and corporate presentations detailing the market research and feasibility of entering the Ukraine’s market in any industry
  • development of market entry strategy in Ukraine and ongoing support in its implementation
  • creating cost effectiveness and SWOT analys reports for the feasibility of expanding your business to Ukraine
  • business consulting and legal support
  • operational help in setting up a local branch for your business which includes  finding office space, hiring the local team, dealing with legal moments etc

We have large network of contacts that helps us navigate the local markets with ease and confidence and we are happy to share that expertise with you.

If you plan on coming to Ukraine to conduct business meetings and get the feel for the local business environment and opportunities, we can provide full service support with dedicated personal assistant, interpreter, transportation and support with creation of any marketing materials and sales collateral that you will be presenting in Russian or Ukrainian.

The reality of Ukraine is that it is filled with untapped markets and very affordable and quality workforce, among other things.

Here are just a few stats on Ukraine that you might find interesting:

minimum salary in Ukraine is 61 cents per hour (compare that to US $7.25 USD  and Spain $6 USD just as an example)

corporate tax rate is $18 % ( US: 40% and Spain: 30%)

employment rate is 9.30% ( US: 6.30% and Spain roughly 25%)

Ukraine’s real estate is one of the most expensive in the world, most 2-3 bedroom apartments located in upscale residential complexes in Kiev city center cost a whooping 2 million USD  on average

Also, Ukraine is one of the most reliant countries when it comes to nuclear energy (according to Bloomberg):

nuclear energyOur agency can help you get prepared and properly represented once you decide to look towards endless business and market opportunities that there are to explore in Ukraine.

We sell all encompassing packages for business executives and companies that would involve business scouting, marketing consulting and ongoing support as well as full service support for when you arrive in Kiev. Our agency also works individually with every client and can offer you the rate and the service package that will fit your needs and budget.

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Travel Guide to Upscale Kiev

Travel to Kiev can be an upscale experience if you know where to go and where to stay.  While Ukraine’s capital isn’t on anyone’s map of fancy places to go, beginning early 2014 it’s definitively been gaining a momentum. We’ll show all the high-end things Kiev have to offer so that you wont miss Paris, London and even New York that much.

Upscale Kiev Hotel Guide

We’ve already covered the most Luxury Kiev Hotels in 2013 but this year there’s a few newcomers deserving extra attention:

Hilton

Finally Kiev gets one of its own Hilton hotels. The place, as you might imagine, is for total luxury lovers and might even topple our favorite Hyatt hotel.

Kiev’s Hilton, like any 5 star stunner, is located downtown, close to the city center, and has:King Guest Room

  • panoramic rooms with a great view
  • fancy pool and a spa
  • 13 meeting rooms, executive lounge and a ball room
  • rooftop restaurant, of course!

King’s room is a total looker and goes for a hefty $500 a night, though great memories and even greater Instagram photos are guaranteed.

More good news, the hotel is only 40 minutes away from Borispol airport.

Marriott Hotel

Marriott is another upgrade on the Kiev hotel scene. The hotel is luxurious though the design and interior, as well as exterior is very much European style, which is why locally the hotel is also called Renaissance hotel. It offers 173 guests rooms, as well as marriott kiev hotel guide 2015expensive suites for anyone with money and taste. The hotel is set to open in Feb 2015 but it promises to quickly become one of the top 5 high-end Kiev hotels.

So buckle in for a very productive 2014, because in 2015 Kiev will be more beautiful and modernized than most used to seeing it.

Next up…

Upscale Kiev Restaurant Guide

kiev nice restaurantsWhat is a fancy restaurant? Well, there’s several pieces of that pie: great design, exquisite service, good choice of wine, tasty food, the crowd of course, and overall, magical atmosphere.

Fancy restaurants in Kiev are typically located on the premises of fancy Kiev hotels. Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hilton and Premiere Palace – all have amazing rooftop restaurants with panoramic Kiev views that make you feel the magic, even if the weather is less than magical.

hotel restaurant rooftop gorgeous kievBesides Kiev hotel restaurants, there’s a few other fancy restaurants on its own. Touch Cafe is one of them. It ‘s a great place to experience typical European vibe and possibly run into other visitors from the same place you are, as Touch is filled with foreigners.

Going to a nice Kiev restaurant can be a good start to a fun night, and with our guidance, you will visit places in Kiev that can cater to the most expensive taste.

Upscale Kiev Club Guide

Kiev is THE place if you like upscale clubs. Most high-end establishments work all the way till the morning and about 50% of its visitors are foreigners. Make sure you dress nice and trendy, sometimes booking a table is the only way to get in.best time kiev fun

Some of the main upscale clubs are located on the Kreschatyk street, within Arena Entertainment complex and along the Independence Square, like Buddha Bar for example.

For more tips on where to go and to have your perfect Kiev VIP experience mapped out, check out our Kiev Nightlight  Guide..or simply call us and we will put together a 5 star program for you or your company!

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Kiev Department Stores

Feel like shopping in Kiev?  Then you might like our guide below that gives you the best scoop on the fanciest and largest Kiev department stores that definitely have the wow factor.

shopping in kiev whereDepartment stores we’ve selected are the most modern, large and host some seriously big names in the fashion and clothing industry, from upscale Italian and French fashion houses, to quality British designers, to good old American brands. Here’s a partial list of what you will find in department stores across town:

  • Pierre Сardin
  • Calvin Klein
  • Tommy Hilfinger
  • Lee Cooper
  • River Island
  • Baldinini
  • Carlo Pazolini

..and many others. Also, as you might imagine, besides fancy things you can buy to wear, Kiev department stores boast nice restaurant areas, some even have a cinema and a mini aqua park.

Kiev was actually ranked among the best in Europe for shopping tourism according to Economist Intelligence Unit. Among the perks of shopping in Kiev you’ll have the fact that the stores are open longer hours but the prices are higher than in the rest of Europe so it’s a balance after all.

Let’s explore one of the best Kiev department stores.

kiev department stores guideGulliver

year built: 2013

proximity to the city center: 5 minutes away from Kiev’s main street

address: 1-A Sportyvnaya sq.

sections: 4 extensive floors with department stores, a grocery store, a bank, a pharmacy, bowling, cinema and upscale restaurants area and even 24 hr parking

attractions:  most recently built, this Kiev department stores is located in a fancy 30 store building next to Kiev’s #1 business center right across the street and is basically in the heart of Kiev’s most upscale neighborhood. Its 5th floor is dedicated to plethora of nice restaurants and the 6th floor even hosts the cinema.

Gulliver is definitely the #1 Kiev’s department store as its number of high-end stores will have you shopping for hours. It’s truly a one stop for all your needs. Also, won’t be surprised by a the number of locals taking photos of themselves, as Gulliver is quite a fancy place even by the Western standards.

kiev shoppingGlobus

year built: circa 2004

proximity to the city center: located exactly on the Kiev’s main square in the heart of the city

sections: 3 floors of interconnected shopping extravaganza, restaurants area and an Internet center

attractionsGlobus is the original department store built roughly 10 years ago and was the first one of its kind back in the day. It has a great selection of high-end boutiques and while walking through the entire thing you will hear familiar English a lot as quite a number of shoppers in this Kiev department store are foreigners. 

 A special attraction can be a large Brocard store, which is a famous chain  in Ukraine offers the most extensive beauty and fragrance selection, from Armani and Rochas, to even Britney Spears and J-Lo.

kiev shopping luxuryOcean Plaza

year built: 2012

proximity to the city center: about 15 minutes away from the city center

address: 126 Gorkogo St.

sections: 300 stores from leading world brands, restaurants area, cinema, kids entertainment complex

attractions:  Ocean Plaza is by far the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Kiev. It has a fancy and modern design and hosts some great venues to spend some quality time in. 

arena kievArena

year built: circa 2005

proximity to the city center: at the end of Independence Square, technically city center

address: 2 Baseynaya  St.

sections: expensive and luxury boutiques, scattered around the fanciest entertainment and leisure complex in Kiev

attractions: Arena in itself is not per se a department store but it a sphere shaped entertainment complex that has one of the top lounges and clubs in the city. In and around the complex you will find designer boutiques from French, Italian and other famous brands. 

You will also feel most adjusted here are this place attracts the most  foreigners in the Kiev. So you can pretty much expect to run in to someone from your home country quite easily.

Another thing that can be mentioned is that the entire Kreschatyk street has tons of  boutiques. Perhaps taking a walk on a sunny day can pretty much get you suited up for an important even or simply a night out.

But do remember, while Kiev shopping centers have been on a rise in the last couple of years and this trend has produced some very attractive department stores, the local sales people might not speak the best English and booking a shopping guide and interpreter in Kiev can be a good idea.

We offer the most advanced and professional interpreter and assistance service for foreigners in Kiev since 2012, so feel free to contact us for help!

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Business Interpreters for Trade Shows in Kiev / spring 2014 edition

Ukraine, and specifically Kyiv, will have quite a number of trade shows and conferences coming up in spring of 2014. Coming to Ukraine as a foreigner representing your business, looking to find new clients or to simply network – you will greatly benefit from a quality business interpreter able to help you out with all things business assistance.

Our agency is # 1 in providing close to native speaker English interpreters able to set up up to a good start and give you business a professional representation you deserve.

First, let’s take a look at some of the major trade shows that are about to rock Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, in the upcoming few moths:

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KIPS  held on 4-6 Mar  

The 4th edition of KIPSthe international specialized exhibition of security systems and technologies,

will take place on 4-6 of March 2014 in the International Exhibition Centre 

UITT held on 26-28 Mar

The Ukraine International Travel & Tourism Show is universally recognized as the leading travel industry event in Ukraine. Representatives from all over the world come to UITT travel exhibition to develop new international channels to increase the volume of tourism and investment in their respective countries

InterBuildExpo held on 26-29 Mar

The most prestigious and authoritative building exhibition in Ukraine, that has been running for almost two decades attracting many international exhibitors.

kiev itnerpreter english ukrainian russian 2014Trade shows and conferences can be quite a hassle. Let us worry about secured transportation, brochure translations, even image consultancy – so you can focus on the work at hand, such as extending your reach to the new country. Ukraine has been in quite the turmoil l as of last few months but the untapped potential of Ukraine as a hub for quality outsourcing talent is indisputable.

Here are some main advantages of hiring the interpreter and business assistant during your stay in Kyiv:

  • high caliber interpreter prepared to consecutive and simultaneous interpretation
  • full time personal assistant and English /Russian speaking business envoy
  • professional, well mannered, well cultured interpreters with years of experience of living abroad
  • help in organizing the exhibition booth and event registration
  • wide range of services extending to airport picks ups, business lunch scheduling, post expo event management and more!

Our Agency has extensive  expertise in assisting corporate individuals during expos and trade shows in Ukraine and Western Europe.

Next time you are in Ukraine, focus on what is important and that is your speech, your offering to prospect clients and so on. We can help you with business networking by organizing face-to-face meetings with your potential business partners and/or clients as well.

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We can handle clients ranging from business owners and C-level executives to groups of foreign company representatives to international attaché here on a diplomatic mission.

Your next visit to Kiev will be smooth and productive with one of our top translators, as we can guarantee flexible rates, high quality of service and most importantly – Western standards of service! Be sure to check out our business interpreter services, along with rates and business interpreter profiles.

Call us today to inquire about what business package will fit your agenda and make YOUR visit to Ukraine a great experience!

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10 things you didn’t know about Kiev

Here’s some extra tips on Kiev travel you might not already know.

Does customer service in Ukraine suck?

How significant is English language barrier in Kiev?

Are local Ukrainian airlines any good?

This and MORE insights into Kiev travel and Kiev life including face control & tipping rules – all wrapped up in one great trivia Kiev guide for you.

See below an infographic that brings you top 10 Kiev facts you need to know as a visitor, to be able to navigate this  city as a local!

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For premiere Kiev assistance and to book Kiev interpreters and guides – feel free to call us anytime using our local and international numbers!

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Investor Assistance in Kiev, Ukraine

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If Ukraine popped up on your list of countries that you potentially plan to invest in or expand your business to – this is the time to call our agency!

Coming to a foreign country and not quite knowing the local business scene can be daunting – that is exactly why our agency expends its services to business scouting and full interpreter assistance for foreign investors and business owners.

80% of our interpreters have either Economics or Finance educational background and not only speak perfect English but have certification in conducting consecutive interpretation and have assisted clients in Kiev, Ukraine on various expos, conferences and business events.

One of the most common requests in terms of business interpreting inquiries that we get is for legal advice in Kiev.

legal-advice-english-kiev-ukraineWe are not lawyers though we can help you get connected to great local M&A and corporate lawyers, among others, that will assist you with your business matter in Kiev. Oh, and did we mention, our interpreters’ English is flawless?

Ukraine, unfortunately, has not been really popular among foreign investors, drawing in on average only $6 billion Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) annually, which is roughly twice as little as its neighbors, Poland and Czech Republic. Still, the good news is, while rolling out a big operation can be risky in terms of ROI, starting a back end office for a range of industries, for example, IT, can be very profitable.

Finding local business partners in Ukraine is also a lucrative option, as labor costs in Ukraine is quite low, an average salary is $4/hr (July 2013). You can find manufacturing suppliers or set up productive distribution channels, among other things.

Kiev Interpreters agency has successfully helped foreign CEO’s and business owners and investors that come to Kiev make contact with prospective business partners in Ukraine and explore the grounds for potential new enterprise launch.

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Our assistance extends to more than just business interpreter services, but also includes:

  •  Businesses Scouting
  •  Consecutive Interpretation in English / Russian
  •  English and Russian / Ukrainian Interpreter Services Accompanying Business Meetings
  • Setting Up Business Meetings with Kiev Companies
  •  Specialized Human Resource Services 
  • Business Hall Bookings in Kiev
  •  Legal Advice in Kiev, Ukraine

We have clients with wide range of needs:  from model scouts seeking to interview Ukrainian models to CEO’s and angel investors looking to explore investment opportunities to IT companies contemplating opening an office for their back end team.

investor assistance in KievOur Kiev interpreters and assistants will help you get understood in the local market, will accompany you on business meetings, will help yo find the right legal representation and so on.

We ONLY hire highly professional interpreters and English translators that provide you with top notch representation.

Also, if you plan to arrange a meeting – we will advice you on the best spot to conduct such meeting and will secure modern and comfortable transportation.

Our agency also provides Personal Assistants that will accompany you through the entire business day in Kiev, providing premiere English and Russian interpreter services and general assistance and support. The prices are flexible and start around $250 per day.

Call our Manager today for any questions you got!

For extra info on Kiev travel check out out infographic below:

Kiev Travel Trivia Infographic

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We’re all business…

As summer vacation season is wrapping up many people get back to business and many conferences, trade shows, expos around the world are gearing up for a new intake of hundreds or even thousands of attendees. Ukraine is no exception.

business consecutive english interpreter in kiev for businessUkraine is in a bit of a political and economical limbo and is being somewhat of a risque deal for foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Still, thanks to its highly skilled technical talent, hard working labor force and quite a lot of opportunity business wise, it remains a very lucrative spot for doing business.

Coming to Ukraine for whatever business related reasons means you’d probably be hiring a Kiev business interpreter.  But are there more that goes into this? Yes, of course!

Finding a fluent English speaking interpreter in Kiev is hard.

Many people involved in interpreter business have their first real experience with native speakers once they start working in this field. This means that you are their real language practice. Is that someone you want representing you in a business arena?

Our agency does not hire people whose educational background is English. It’s really a useless degree.

We hire interpreters that have Business related education (Economics, Finance, Marketing) and were practicing English with native speakers in their respective fields long before becoming an interpreter.

Now, as a businessman or a businesswoman in Kiev, would you not prefer your interpreter to have a sound business mind along with flawless language skills? Rhetorical question.

Here’s why many executives and business professionals coming  to Ukraine would benefit from our fluent English speakers equipped for heavy duty business interpretation.

consecutive and simultaneous interpreters in Kiev 

this is what separates us from many other interpreter agencies out there. We are able to provide highly skilled English interpreters for both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation for various events in Kiev, Ukraine.

interpreters with business related education

..is who we tend to hire. This means you are getting a business savvy person that understands business etiquette and will be well versed in business terminology

interpreters that have extensively traveled/ travel abroad
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..is who we bring on board. Traveling abroad not only polishes our transaltors’ English skills but also adds up to them being well cultured and well traveled, therefore more likely to be comfortable in a crowd of powerful and intelligent people

high TOEFL scores is a mandatory requirement

say what you will, but good old TOEFL score never lies and we are happy to send out TOEFL copy of an interpreter that you will end up hiring to show off to your company or for any other verification purposes

Kiev business interpreters who are pro’s

Professionalism is above all in our agency and you will never get set up with a translator that will come late, wouldn’t know how to spell good in Russian or Ukrainian or will show lots of cleavage at a serious business event.

Every single translator we bring on board in our Kiev agency will be required at all times to:

-  be punctual

-  dress appropriately and professionally

-  be able to pull off decent written translation, this includes translating flyers, marketing materials etc both from English to Russian and/or Ukrainian and vice versa

- be able to connect you with local business individuals you desire, in other words, will be able to set up meetings for you, perform basic Sales prospecting and Business Development duties

- be able to advise you on the best spots in Keiv city to hold a meeting, a business lunch, post-business/ leisure tour

- perform as a personal assistant and a business scout and help you find all kinds of information during your trip to Ukraine. This includes finding a space for opening a branch/ office, discovering best legal support in Ukraine, advising you on laws in this country and so on

In addition, small things matter!

kiev business lounge with English translatorWith us you will always be covered as far as identifying  best business lounges.

We will also secure you and you colleagues or clients with a comfortable, modern and upscale transportation.

And ultimately, we’ll make sure that all times you are getting the quality of assistance you’re used to in the US or Western Europe.

Book with us today and feel free to check out our business interpreters page!

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5 most stunning Kiev hotels

kiev-luxury-hotelFirst trip to Ukraine?

Never been to Kiev?

Love luxury & comfort when you travel?

Then you’re in for a very useful 411 on Kiev premiere 5-star hotels!

Let’s explore what Kyiv has to offer by listing the most luxurious local hotels that have earned its reputation.

Hyatt

hotel hyatt kiev review english guideHyatt is the most luxurious hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine, hands down.

Not only is Hyatt the MOST expensive local hotel, it actually is worth its price. With a steep $400/per night as a starting rate, Hyatt offers scenic views from all guestrooms, the hotel itself is located in a picturesque downtown location, and the inside interior is astonishing. It reminds you of the modern Western culture and offers such amazing getaways as a rooftop lounge, Bar on 8, along with a state of the art gym and spa facilities, business center, restaurant and even few boutique shops built-in. Plenty of local conferences are held at Hyatt, so if you are a businessman used to VIP treatment – you’d feel like home here.

So, let’s wrap this up:

 

status: most luxurious, modern & expensive

attractions: Bar on 8, scenic rooftop 360 view of Kyiv & a very modern design

rooms: spacious and luxurious

price per night:   $400 and up

crowd: high end clients, mostly businessmen travelling, used to VIP service

Intercontinental

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Literally around the corner from Hyatt we witness Intercontinental.

Yet another internationally famous chain of hotels and therefore it lives up to the hype. Intercontinental is located 5 minutes away from the Independence Square and is literally in the midst of the vibrant city center life. This hotel is close to Buddha Bar and D-Lux, offering premiere rooms equipped to stun and dazzle.

Just like Hyatt, Intercontinental hotel is also equipped with its attractions, such as B-Hush Panoramic Lounge Bar and Lobby Lounge bar.

intercontinental kiev interpreter uaSo, the facts sheet is as follows:

status:  very high-end hotel located in the heart of the city center, next to gorgeous religious sightseeing spots

attractions: B-Hush Panoramic Lounge Bar is a perfect place to dazle your date or take in on a beautiful Kyiv skyline

rooms: comfortable and upscale

price per night:   $350 and up

crowd: clients used to VIP treatment

Premiere Palace

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Next up, Premiere Palace! It’s an amazing hotel with a great luxury feel to it that accommodates clients used to great VIP treatment 24/7. Premiere Palace has a very aristocratic type atmosphere, it’s interior design is rooted in Renaissance, and while it offers absolute luxury, it takes you back in time a bit. But that’s perfect for history buffs. This hotel is also literally 5 minute walk from a long chain of Kreshcatyk Street boutiques and also Arena Entertainment complex, probably the biggest and fanciest entertainment center in Kyiv.

Premiere Palace is a tough competition to other Kiev luxury hotels, here’s why:

 

status:  great hotel that represents Kiev culture while still keeping it on par with international standards of all-things VIP

attractions:  has a strip club on the premises  – Paradise Cabaret – so for some adult fun all you need to do is walk downstairs basically

rooms:  chic and comfortable

price per night:  $200 and up

crowd: couples, businessmen and local tourists who enjoy finer things in life

Opera

opera-hotel-kiev_030320091907396082Opera is a great solution if you want a 5-star hotel that’s a bit further from all the city center hype.

This hotel offers luxury treatment and will not disappoint those looking for relaxation and comfort.

status:  yet another luxurious 5-star hotel in Kiev

attractions:   great pool & amazing spa facilities

rooms:  nice and spacious

price per night:  $275 and up

crowd: travelers of all sorts that love to travel with comfort

11 Mirrors

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A latest addition to round up the Kiev finest. International boxing celebrity, Vladimir Klichko, is behind the scenes on this one. Rumor has it, Vladimir incorporated the styles of most luxury hotels he happened to visit throughout his lifetime into 11 Mirrors. This hotel has been opened for less than a year but it’s already generating hype with its loungy modern feel and a great location. Anyone appreciating upscale modern design would love it.

status:  a rising star among local luxury hotels, features only 49 rooms

attractions:   close to Local Opera House in the historic city center

rooms:   extremely modern and loungy

price per night:    $300 and up

crowd:  clients who love boutique hotels

Still have questions?

Then call our Kiev English-speaking Manager to ask any questions you got. We can also offer airport pick ups by one of our Kiev translators and interpreter guides during your Ukraine travel!

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Kiev Airport Transfers

So you’re done with your security checks and are finally out of the airport standing outside the terminal in Kiev Borispol airport.

What’s next?

What is it that you, tired and sleepy, most wanting right now?  It’s a no brainer! You want a safe, reliable, comfortable and preferably fancy ride to your Kiev hotel…and ASAP.

Question is  – how and where to get it?

TYPICAL KIEV HASSLES UPON ARRIVAL

kiev aiport pick ups transfer taxi cab service interpreterFirst, let’s look at the problems you might run into if you are not that prepared to a Kiev landing.

So you’re outside the airport, out in the open, standing there with your suitcases. What’s most likely to happen?

- taxi drivers start harassing you to get into their cab, timeshare salesman style

- unrealistically high prices for a seemingly short ride

- inability to properly communicate your instructions as most Ukrainian drivers speak bad or none English

- taxi that’s a small uncomfortable car without AC and other amenities

In addition, the hassle of making that decision when you’re standing outside a terminal –  tired, confused and maybe even pissed – is not the nicest way to kick off your Ukrainian trip.

IS PICKING RANDOM KIEV CABS DANGEROUS?

Some foreigners feel paranoid taking cabs in Kiev as they have no idea what type of driver might be driving them. Kiev visitors fear getting mugged or robbed or worse, getting a ride from a person under influence.

The reality is Kiev, unlike most other parts of Ukraine, is very safe in terms of criminal activity coming form a random cab ride. It’s virtually impossible to get robbed or mugged if you are taking a cab in Kiev. It’s no Mexico, let’s just say that.

But what might happen though is extremely unpleasant ride because the car is small and dirty, the driver can’t speak good English etc.

Which is why it’s always good to have a ride prearranged. And we’re here to help!

BEST BORISPOL AIRPORT TRANSFERS & PICK UPS

kiev_taxi_service PICK UPS Pre arranging Kiev airport transfer and pick up is something that will take away the worry, the waiting and the confusion.

It’s always nice to get greeted once you arrive. Our Kiev interpreter and translator guides are there to pick you up and make sure your first impression of Kiev and Ukraine in general is one you would like to reminisce.

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Russian and Ukrainian speaking female guides at our agency can arrange the car of your liking before you even board the plane to Ukraine.

We have many clients that want a specific car, like SUV, Mercedes, Jeep etc. and we’re glad to make that a reality!

If you are travelling with a group of friends, 3 – 4 or even 5 people, you definitely want to work out your Kiev airport pick up before you land because larger cars are in big shortage here.

Kiev Interpreters Agency provides premiere Kiev airport transfers and pick ups with Kiev guide assisting for your easy communication and comfort and a smooth ride.

SERVICES INCLUDE

- we arrange only for spacious, clean, comfortable cars

- we cater to your preferences and can book specific cars of your liking to pick you up like Mercedes, Jeep, Hyundai etc

- we provide English & Ukrainian speaking female guide to assist you on a long ride form the airport to your hotel

- warm welcome with name signs

- our service is reliable and safe

We also understand how many different types of client are out there.

A businesswoman wants fast and comfortable car that is presentable, a family want s a bigger spacious ride that is clean and safe, and a regular tourist might be looking for somethings nice and not too expensive  We help you arrange that best Kiev Borispol transfer that fits exactly YOUR preferences!

Call us today for questions and bookings and we’ll make your airport ride a fun and pleasant experience!