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). En route to breakfast stop to admire paintings of Kharkov that line the plush corridors. 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.
All classic-style rooms of Hotel 19 are individually decorated and have a minibar, a refrigerator and a satellite TV. Each room is non-smoking and has a private bathroom, bathrobes and slippers.
The restaurant of the hotel offers a wide selection of dishes. Guests can choose from Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese, French or Italian cuisine.
Hotel 19 is conveniently located in the heart of the city, and Kharkiv Airport is only a 15-minute drive away. The Universitetskaya and Sovietskaya Metro Stations, as well as the Historical Museum and Shevchenko Gardens are just a 5-minute walk from Hotel 19.