So you want to find a hotel in Kharkov and wonder why they all cost so much? Kharkov has plenty of hotels but only a few are hooked into the international booking sysytems, and these of course are the ones which charge upwards of $100 a night. Let's face it, unless your company is paying the bill then who wants to pay that much for a small city in the east of Ukraine. Ukraine has a definite quality to price problem. For the same price you can get terible through to mediocre, good is hard to find in terms of western standards. It does exist but hard to find.
The purpose of this site is to show all the options for staying in Kharkov. I wil visit every hotel I can find and give an honest review. If you've been to eastern europe before you will understand the quality of everything is generally poor. So I will try and compare the hotels to a standard american type hotel which may cost $50 or so.
The cheaper hotels may not be in the centre so transport options will be listed. The metro is easy to use, the buses more difficult.
After I have completed the hotels I will move onto the apartment companies, the other common way of staying in Ukraine as the prices are a bit more sensible.
All prices will be quoted in the local currency grivna (UAH) which is currently unstable. There will be links to the current street price to give a $ or euro equivalent. In summer 2010 $1 buys about 8 UAH. See finance.ua for the current prices. (second table down on the left).
Look also at the Useful Info page, where things such as good restaurants will be listed and places to meet fellow foreigners, or where to find translators and dentists and doctors and other things of interest.
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