I stayed here for 5 days in June 2018. The hotel had then been open some 9 months. I had a standard double room, which was on the small side, but had everything I needed as a bolt hole for my business trip, including desk and wifi. The reception staff are young, experienced, efficient, well chosen and bright, and speak very good English - not everyone in this city does. The room was comfortable and the wifi always good. There was good and quiet air-con. All the fittings were new and worked well. My room though had a safe that was not well bolted to the wall and this was not fixed during my stay. The staff were were very all very good and friendly and able to offer me some "office service" - printing, travel bookings etc - promptly and capably and "nothing is too much trouble". There were some other business travellers staying here. Podil is a residential district which is tree-lined and quiet. The same road as the Mackintosh has the Spanish Embassy, and nearby is the Chernobyl Museum. I was recommended an excellent restaurant on a barge on the Dnieper called Khutorets within walking distance. A must visit. Another must see is Pechersk Lavra. Everything in Kiev is excellent value. The breakfast at the hotel has a choice of hot and cold food, served in the basement. As at June 2018 there were no facilities to eat at other times other than small bar snacks, and no room service. I expect this might be inconvenient in the middle of winter, when temperatures can be for a while less than -10C in the daytime. There is no gym, and it is difficult to get into a gym temporarily in Kiev at all (only a handful of major hotels in the entire city have a gym). For me, this hotel was outstanding value for money. I would definitely stay there again.