OPERA HOTEL KIEV

I have made another two visits to Opera Hotel since the last time I wrote about my fabulous stays at this very warm and friendly hotel.

I do feel that’s it a home away from home so much so that they put me in the same room when I stay.

I am always receive a very friendly greeting on my arrival;It takes around 5 minutes from the car to the room. I first get the feeling I am at home when the doorman followed by the bellboy, the concierge and reception all saying welcome back Mr. Finn. My reservation is ready to sign always.

The welcome is always warm and sincere and due to an excellent management team who believe in a friendly, warm yet professional approach to their guests.

I was in Kyiv on this occasions to attend the Lions Club Presidents Dinner,   a most prestigious dinner the Lions Club also run a Burns Night in Kyiv which is the biggest outside of Edinburgh, this year will be its 21st year, so if you’re in Kyiv and are staying at the Opera Hotel and want a very special evening in the best Scottish Traditions the evening is on 19th March. Look up Burns Night online.  Opera Hotel has always supported Burns Night.

This is an exceptional hotel with a truly exceptional restaurant the Teatro uniquely named for the Opera Hotel is within walking distance to the Opera House, St. Sophia Cathedral and the main shopping streets of Kyiv.

Hotels usually these days have a variety of restaurants to choose from, the Opera Hotel is no exception; they have a very talented newly promoted executive Chef Eric Testa, Eric and his team of chefs have created brilliant new dishes and desserts.

The Teatro Restaurant has to be one of the finest in Kiev; there is the main dining room and the attached cozy, intimate, and warm balcony with the great service you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Teatro restaurant is a soft inviting environment, combining elegance, comfort, with superb service added to the delights of the fresh produce used in its famed preparations

The Breakfast is really everthing that you would expect from a quality hotel of this class.

Cold dishes, juices, cereals, salads, hot dishes with a full English breakfast choices and not to mention the egg menu would be a mistake eggs any way you want them cooked to perfection, Eggs Benedict to die for. EGG MENUthe egg menu

BREAKFAST COLD DISHESBreakfast cold dishes

HOT DISH 1

Hot Dish Breakfast1

HOT DISH 2

Hot dish breakfast 2

The Teatro also does a business lunch fantastic value with choice of three courses with salad bar a selection of cold meats and cheeses

Whilst I was in the Opera Hotel I was fortunate enough to be invited with Stuart McKenzie a prominent local business man from Helensburgh in Scotland who has run Burns night here for 21 years this year, Joe Cuddy a longtime friend that was one of the elite cabin crew directors on Concorde to a master class of cookery with Eric Testa the Executive Chef, such a fantastic couple of hours,

Stuart McKenzie Joe Cuddy Master Chef Eric Testa and Fred Finn

Stuart McKenzie, Joe Cuddy, Master Chef Eric Testa and Fred Finn

The Hotel does run Cooking master classes that guests for a small fee can be made very welcome they usually have a class of 8 to 12 people and this is held in the Teatro restaurant not in the kitchen a space does not permit

The dishes we prepared were

TUNA

Tuna Light grilled yellow fin tuna fillet with new potatoes & asparagus sautéed in duck fact and served with lemon oil & onion chutney.

SALMON

Salmon Gilled fillet of salmon with marinated beetroot, quail eggs, salmon roe & a cannel of potato with Mediterranean vegetables tartar served with a cream of salmon roe and broccoli caramel.

Calamari Carbonara was the third dish

The things we learnt were amazing, how to clean plates with a touch of vinegar, how to cook on greaseproof paper on the grill were among a couple of things, yes our dishes under the watchful eye of Chef Eric were to be commended for the quality, maybe I could have a second career as a chef.it was a thoroughly enjoyable and just shows what you can learn even as a guest of such an hotel.

THE OPERA HOTEL LOBBY

 

In the cozy friendly lobby always bedecked with fresh flowers ,  a great selections’ of cakes are on display to try while also enjoying the great lobby atmosphere and menu which is the same as Bellini’s bar. Try delicious cakes you can buy to take away, choose from Chocolate Noire cake, Cheese cake, Exotic cake, Bourbon vanilla cake, Tiger orange cake or ask them to make one of your own recipe.

I am glad that the Opera Hotel has again won the prestigious trip advisor Travelers’ Choice® 2015 Winner

DSC07218 (Medium)

photos of the fabulous Arabic Suit

DSC07224 (Medium)DSC07225 (Medium)

 

DSC07219 (Medium)

DSC07236 (Medium)

The rooms here are all individual, stylish, and have the warm ambience that is prevalent throughout the Opera Hotel.DSC07229 (Medium)

There is plenty of work space in the rooms with a super-fast and free Wi-Fi, or fixed LAN connection.

Bathrooms are beautifully equipped and complimented with Molton Brown English amenities , bathrobes and one  very welcome 5 star courtesy not normally found in many hotels is the basket for your shoes to be cleaned, simply call  the concierge desk and they will  bright and shining by the time you request in the morning.

In the cozy friendly lobby always bedecked with fresh flowers ,  a great selections’ of cakes are on display to try while also enjoying the great lobby atmosphere and menu which is the same as Bellini’s bar. Try delicious cakes you can buy to take away, choose from Chocolate Noire cake, Cheese cake, Exotic cake, Bourbon vanilla cake, Tiger orange cake or ask them to make one of your own recipe.

I am glad that the Opera Hotel has again won the prestigious trip advisor Travelers’ Choice® 2015 Winner

An full of character, established impressive boutique hotel, for the best in comfort and service for the guests

If your travels bring you to the most beautiful City of Kyiv stay at the Opera Hotel you won’t go wrong its fabulous brilliant place to stay you won’t tell me I am wrong.

 

 

 

Advertisements

About flyfinn1
BLOG by Fred Finn, the World’s Most Travelled Person Fred W Finn MBA. F.Inst.T.T. World's Most Travelled Person Guinness World Records 15 Million Miles 718 Flights in "Concorde" Co-Founder www.quicket.to Ambassador Honourable Representative of Georgian National Tourism Administration www.freelancedirectory.org?name=Fred.Finn Travel Editor International Property & Travel Magazine. http://international-homes.com/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ Judge for the International Hotel and Property Awardshttp://propertyawards.net/ Fred Finnhttps://www.google.com/search?IE=UTF8&q=fred%20finn https://flyfinndotorg.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/flyfinn President Save The Concorde Groupwww.saveconcordegroup.co.uk Director Livingstone’s Travel World http://www.Livingstonestw.co.UK/travelclub.html Fred will be giving his insight, his views and recommendations of cities in Ukraine to visit as a foreigner who loves Ukraine. Fred Finn was born in the garden of England, has lived in the Garden State of New Jersey Widely known as the English Ukrainian, he will welcome any questions not only about his destinations but on any aspects of travel. airports, safety, jet lag, and more. Fred, who is also a US Citizen, has travelled to 150 countries, flown 718 times on the supersonic Concorde and with a total of 15 million miles (24 million kilometres) his first entry into the Guinness Book of Records was in 1983.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: