This non-smoking ‘Secret Hotel in Donetsk – 3 star – Donetsk’ offers comfortable guest rooms attended by room service and a warm and welcoming staff to help with your needs during your stay. The hotel offers dry cleaning and private dining for groups and there is also a car rental desk should you wish to explore the region with more freedom than the rail and bus networks allow. If you’re visiting the city on business, the hotel does include a business center with meeting rooms.
First timers to Donetsk should consider doing a city tour to get to grips with the local history and culture. Most tours will last half a day and can be done on foot or bicycle. Notable monuments include the Tsar Cannon, a replica of the Russian namesake to show the unity between the countries and the statue of John Hughes, the founder of the city. The Donetsk Art Museum contains a vast collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts as well as notable pieces from Russian masters such as Ivan Aivazovsky, Orest Kiprensky and Vasily Surikov. There are also pieces from European artists and Ukrainian embroidery, ceramics and carpets so you can appreciate the country’s culture. Tours are available, and are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss any of the highlights!
Donetsk is known as ‘the city of a million roses’ due to its beautifully landscaped parks, so make sure you include at least one of them during your visit. Shcherbakov Park is perhaps the most popular, with a beautiful boating lake and spectacular fountains which light up at night for your enjoyment. Kids will also be entertained as there are a few amusement rides dotted about here too. If you’re struggling to keep the little ones entertained, AquaSferra is an indoor water park with slides and wave simulators- there’s also a Jacuzzi and sauna for adults to unwind in.
In the evening Svynya is a hidden basement bar with outstanding fusion Russian food. For food on the go, the Liverpool Foodmarket has an array of European and Asian dishes popular with the city’s student population. The market is covered with union jacks and Beatles memorabilia! For somewhere to dance the night away, Chicago night club is a biker themed bar with live strip tease, bowling and billiards whilst Gung’U’bazz club is the evening clubhouse for alternative thinkers with live music, theatre and literature readings.
Enjoy your stay in Donetsk!