11 Mirrors Design Hotel
What We Love
- Stylish interior design combined with functional modernity, such as fast WiFi and smart TVs
- Welcoming, charming, knowledgeable staff set just the right tone
- A pleasant five-minute walk to Kiev’s main thoroughfare, Khreshchatyk
What To Know
- A 1 percent city tax per person, per night will be charged by the hotel at checkout
- Courtyard and Incognito rooms do not have quite the same city views as the Desire Deluxe Rooms and the Signature Premium Rooms
- There's no gym or spa on-site, but there are special rates available for Leonardo Wellness Club, a two-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Kiev’s first and only design hotel, 11 Mirrors is a creative collaboration between big name designers and a sporting heavyweight. Inspired by Ukrainian boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko’s global travels, the sleek hotel showcases Philippe Starck mirrors, Hans Wegner chairs and PH Artichoke lighting. Public spaces are decked out in veneered wood, plate glass, hand-crafted tiles and erotic-ish art, and panoramic windows overlook Kiev’s fairy-tale skyline.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms come with both minibars and ‘maxi’ bars, next to mirror-framed, cinema-scale TVs. Bathrooms are encased in plate glass and feature chunky sinks, stylish black stone surfaces and handmade ceramics. The 30 rooms at the front of the hotel (there are 49 total) offer floor-to-ceiling windows with sun-dappled city and cathedral views, while those at the back are quieter and overlook a shaded courtyard.
Set on a mezzanine overlooking the modish lobby and street, the 11 Mirrors restaurant dishes up innovative Ukrainian cuisine. The ever-evolving menu uses local ingredients, such as Yalta’s famous red onions, and offers more vegetarian options than one might expect in a country whose failure to embrace vegetarianism was a subject of mirth in the 2005 film Everything Is Illuminated. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and is an appetizing medley of the usual suspects, plus more distinctive items such as individual soufflés.
In the Area
The hotel is right by Kiev’s famous National Opera House and less than a mile from Khreshchatyk, the city’s main street, which is lined with shops, bars and eateries. Hydropark, a large sandy island, is popular in summer for its public beaches, private beach clubs and nostalgic dance area, which sees elderly Ukrainian couples waltzing into the sunset. St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and Saint Sophia Cathedral are must-sees, and for something slightly different there’s Palata 6, an asylum-themed bar that serves potent cocktails and absinthe, and Kiev’s Toilet Museum.
How to Get There
Its hard to beat the 11 Mirrors - its world class and in my view its the best place to stay in Kyiv. Location, service, rooms are all first rate and its got an "edge" to it. Its not cheap but you get what you pay for. The staff from doorman to house keeping are a delight. Reception staff are friendly and willing to assist with tours, tickets and recommendations.
I stayed at this hotel recently for 3 nights.
I am a loyal Marriott customer, I almost always stay at Marriott properties if I can . I am also an Ambassador Elite member, which means I have stayed at a Marriott 100 nights this year.
So that’s how I ended up there, but aside from being sort of close to city center it has not much else to offer.
It has 2 strip clubs next door and it is about a 20 min walk to the actual city center.
A very nicely equipped hotel with a spectacular view of Kiev. The hotel is situated very convincente close to city center and the historical part of Kiev.
The hotel’s rooftop bar restaurant are also worth a visit with excellent drinks and delicate food.
All in all a highly pleasant experience.
Thank you 11 Mirrors