Top ChoiceLodging in KharkivHotel 19
This freshly minted, extravagantly fashioned boutique hotel hides away on a tranquil courtyard just off traffic-plagued vul Sumska. The 24 rooms are a soothing antidote to the remnants of the proletarian utopia outside, all done out in wistful 19th-century antique-style furniture and boasting stuccoed ceilings and libraries (books are in Russian, so just nice to look at for most). Guests can swim for free at the 19's sister hotel Nasha Dacha, located outside the city centre. Ask the extremely professional staff how to get there.