Cherkasy is known to those within Ukraine and to those from outside the country with an interest in the area, as the economic centre of the country. Recognised as a region - or “oblast”, in Ukrainian - since the 13th century, it has major cultural significance for people both in and around the region, as well as those from Ukraine in general.
Located on the banks of the Dnepr River, Cherkasy is important not just because of the things you can see and do here, but also because of its position as a staging post between major cities, and the Odessa-Moscow Railway Line. It’s 200 miles (321.9 km) south of the capital, Kyiv, which may be part of the reason why its climate is rather temperate, by Ukrainian standards.
Visitors to the area will find a range of accommodation to suit both their pockets and their needs. In fact, anyone visiting from the west will find that the cost of accommodation is markedly less than it would be for the same quality of lodging, in a city such as London or Paris. All the accommodations listed below are within easy reach of Cherkasy city centre, where you can enjoy the thriving nightlife, exciting culture, or just the beauty of one of Ukraine’s greenest cities.
Anyone looking for a quiet getaway will feel like they’ve hit the jackpot when they book into the Ukraina. Deep in the woods, outside Cherkasy itself, this is a charming hotel, renowned for the friendliness of its staff and its airy interior. The rooms are spacious and offer flat-screen TVs as well as free WiFi - making it a great option for business and leisure visitors, alike.
Address: Lesnaya Str.1, Cherkasy, 18009, Ukraine (see map)
Price: from 27 USD
This rental, in the very centre of Cherkasy, is perfect for a romantic getaway, or just for a quick break in the city. With numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance and a McDonalds just a couple of blocks away, you won’t go hungry, even if you’re not sure of your way around its spacious, open-plan kitchen. However, with a market just a short walk away, it might be the perfect place to try your hand at the local delicacies.
Price: from 240 USD
Number of Guests: 2
As previously mentioned, Cherkasy is a city with beautiful views, and a stay in this modern apartment, near the beach, will allow you access to a panoramic view you’ll not forget in a hurry. Maid service visits after each renter leaves, meaning that when you move in it will be just like new - and the non-smoking rule in the apartment ensures a clean, fresh smell - all for a price starting at just 20 USD!
Price: from 20 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This is one of the city centre’s most elegant hotels, and yet one of the most affordable. By staying at the Dnepr you’ll be right in the city centre. Excellent conference facilities do make it a perfect place for a business meeting, but the interior and the pretty setting mean it’s also ideal for a serene getaway for couples or families. The river that gives the hotel its name is just a minutes’ walk away.
Address: Frunze Street 13, Cherkasy, 18002, Ukraine (see map)
Price: from 15 USD
Based on the riverbanks of the Dnepr River, Cherkasy has no shortage of leisure pursuits for the more active traveller, whether it’s going for a walk by the river or something more energetic. Here, for example, at the Selena, you can make use of the yachting club and boat rental. If you want to stay dry, there are plenty of land activities to keep you occupied, too - including the tennis courts.
Address: Dakhnivs'ka Street 21, Dakhnovka, 19622, Ukraine (see map)
Price: from 38 USD
This 3-room apartment sleeps six people, including two in the double bedroom, on an orthopaedic mattress. It’s on the fourth floor of a ten-storey building and is fully equipped for all aspects of family life. In short, it’s an excellent, good-value option for a young family looking for a city break.
Price: from 30 USD
Number of Guests: 6
If you want to stay in style, for a price you can afford, then this riverfront apartment is well worth looking at for its rock-bottom price. Two bedrooms, each with double beds, topped with orthopaedic mattresses, means the apartment can easily sleep four. The kitchen and the bathroom are modern and stylish, and high-speed WiFi is included in the price. The owners recommend two excellent restaurants near the apartment, for those visitors who don’t trust themselves in the kitchen.
Price: from 21 USD
Number of Guests: 4
While most accommodation in Cherkasy can be described as somewhat rustic in style, the Hoshen, located in Uman, is a little different. It’s the region’s best boutique hotel - with crisp white interiors and furnishings that include dramatic accents in maroon and blue. You could just as easily be in Scandinavia, but stay a night and you’ll be glad you’re in Cherkasy!
Address: 17 Pushkina Street, Umanʼ, 20516, Ukraine (see map)
Price: from 90 USD
Anyone who has been on an adventure weekend will recognise the look and feel of these cabins from the outside, but the Kolyba Complex is far from “roughing it”, once you get inside. The style of the interior might be described as encompassing all that is “hygge” and cosiness. Facilities are modern and well-maintained, and the staff are universally acclaimed as polite, helpful and friendly. At just two miles (3.2 km) from the Uman Bus Station, it’s also a very accessible place to stay.
Address: Vyzvolyteliv Street 18b, Umanʼ, 20300, Ukraine (see map)
Price: from 16 USD
Check out Cherkasy for style and value!
Kiev may be the capital, and Donetsk the industrial centre, but Cherkasy is something different - it’s a glittering jewel in Ukraine’s crown. It begs you to visit and, if you do, what you will find is a stylish, beautiful city, that rewards the tourist with modern style at fairy tale prices.
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