As with all emerging Eastern European countries, the quality and service on offer in Ukraine's hotels and apartments can vary to the greatest degree, and Kyiv is only now beginning to showcase its traditions of fine service. Although there is still a shortage of upscale accommodation in the city centre, many smaller and less prestigious hotels and apartments are beginning to appear. Private companies offering newly renovated apartments can meet the needs of almost any clientele, and renting an apartment on a nightly basis is a sensible alternative to a hotel. It's considerably cheaper, and the advantages of privacy, a kitchen and more space in general are real. Hotels remain most people's first choice however, and new places are being constructed all over the city. Like Kyiv In Your Pocket, the city is growing... Prices include breakfast and VAT (20%), unless otherwise stated.