Rivne or Rovno as it’s sometimes known, is a historic city in western Ukraine. One word that springs to mind is ‘picturesque’ when describing Rivne; sometimes this city is referred to as the country’s most attractive place. For a city so beautiful, it has gone through hard times; the majority of is ancient buildings, which make up its cultural heritage, were ruined or severely damaged during World War II. Thankfully, some of Rivne’s historic and architectural monuments survived, and are today, along with the city’s fantastic views, its main treasures.
If you are staying here for two days or a week or even longer, you will be spoilt as to what you should explore first. There are churches, museums, parks, the majestic Rivne Cathedral and the Rivne regional drama theatre. Be sure to put the magical and romantic “Tunnel of Love” in Klevan, the Intercession Cathedral in Soborna, which has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Amber Museum with a vast collection of amber stones on your lists to see.
Read on whilst I take you on a whistle-stop tour of the best places to stay, from the top hotels to cozy vacation rentals.
This hotel is very well situated, a two minute walk from Troyand Alley, the Ustya River is twelve minutes away by foot and Rivne Train Station is 0.8 miles (1.5 km) from the hotel. A shuttle service is provided at a surcharge.
Guests have plenty of choice where to eat as they can dine in the hotel’s restaurant, or there are plenty of dining options available within a ten minute walk. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Optima Rivne Hotel offers free WiFi, and the rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
Enjoy the comforts of home in this cosy apartment, which features a balcony with city views. There is a kitchen with everything you might need: an oven, kettle, washing machine and microwave. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A TV is offered, and there is a private bathroom with a bath.
MelRose Hotel is somewhere to truly relax in, and this hotel comes with a sauna, steam bath and indoor swimming pool, all guaranteed to melt your stresses away. It features a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.
Decorated in classic style, rooms at MelRose Hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and fridge. Private bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower and free toiletries. Guests of MelRose Spa can enjoy European and Ukrainian cuisine in the restaurant, or relax with a cocktail at the bar.
Aivengo Hotel is located in a green area, 3.1 miles (5 km) from central Rivne. It features an indoor pool and tennis court, sauna and massage facilities, which will all help to relax and unwind you. Aivengo Hotel offers its guests bright rooms, which are painted in different colors. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi and TVs with satellite channels and include private bathrooms with a hairdryer.
Guests can enjoy Ukrainian and European dishes at the restaurant of the hotel, set in a rustic hall with Medieval-inspired decorations. Nearby there are many lively cafes and shops on Miru Prospekt; local attractions include the Church of Assumption. If you are coming by car, Hotel Aviengo offers free private parking.
This economy studio apartment is near the bus station, convenient for exploring Rivne. The spacious room is in good condition and has the basic furniture you will require during your stay. There is a TV and a Wi-Fi zone, along with a fully equipped kitchen with everything needed for an extended stay. There is also a cosy bath to get into at the end of a long day of sight seeing.
Price: from 15 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This studio apartment has a spacious layout with an elegant design and modern furnishings. The double bed on the podium is a jewel and the highlight of this apartment. The modern orthopedic mattress is guaranteed to give you a comfortable night’s sleep. The two comfortable folding beds can accommodate up to four people.
There is all necessary furniture and appliances needed for a comfortable stay. There is cable TV and Wi-Fi. The functional kitchen has a separate dining area and fully equipped for longer stays. There is convenient public transport nearby and plenty of grocery stores.
Unique apartment on Bukovins'ka Street
Price: from 18 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This superb 4-star hotel is located in Rivne city centre and is only a 10 minute’s walk from Rivne History Museum and Drama Theatre. It features a sauna, fitness centre and air-conditioned rooms. Rooms at Hotel Ukraine are decorated in classic style and come with a flat-screen TV, minibar and wardrobe. Rooms for disabled guests are also available. The bathrooms come with a shower or bath.
Guests can enjoy European cuisine at the restaurant, which also offers a buffet breakfast. Teatralna Ploscha bus stop is a minute’s walk from Hotel Ukraine.
This modern apartment built in 2014 might be in the heart of the city but it is located in a quiet courtyard. There is a large bathroom, underfloor heating, an orthopedic bed, sofa bed, TV, and Wi-Fi. The apartment has everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It’s ideally designed for couples, but can accommodate up to four guests.
This clean, bright and comfortable apartment has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. At the end of the day, you can sit out and relax on the balcony and watch the world go by.
Rivne, Rivnens'ka oblast, Ukraine
Top guest reviewsclean spacious flat as advertisednice clean and cozy place in rivnethe apartment is cleanit was huge and beautiful and everything was clean and well prepared
Host:it is great that the host can speak english and she was really niceRead more reviewsgreat place good location
Rivne or Rovno
However you pronounce this city’s name, one thing is for sure, the beauty and history of it will capture a little piece of your heart.
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