Zirka (Star) Hotel
Travel Blogs from Odessa
Over four months in one location was starting to get to me – it was a nice feeling getting back on the road. The journey to Odessa was a long and sleepless one. Melbourne to Doha, two hour stop over, Doha to Bucharest, four hour stop over, Bucharest to Kiev, four hour stop over, and finally Kiev to Odessa, arriving in late in the evening. My …
Walked along the port in the warmth today and went out to Morgans club with Tim, John, Ilias, and Doug. Tim and John are from Scotland and Ilias is from Germany. Doug is from California. We went dancing and had drinks on a Turkish style dining room on big white ...
Today was all bright and sunshine. I went out Arkadia beach and walked back along the park boulevard that runs parallel to the coast. The Black Sea is to cold for swimming and the beaches are not very inviting. I guess they're popular because of all the bars and clubs along the shoreline. The park is very nice ...
... miserable tyrant. She scares me. Waking up it was another day spent at the port but at least it was sunny, there was a ship docked and trucks/people were offloading. Further good news arrived at 3pm when we were allowed to check bags and clear customs. The sour faced old witch of course managed to jump queue by complaining that we were taking too much time or something of the like. Awful woman. That didn't matter though because by 4pm we had boarded the ship and found ...
Yep, well and truly lost! All the street signs were in Russian/Serbian/Ukrainian or something which was gibberish and couldn't be deciphered. I guess if we had considered it was Ukraine's 4th biggest city housing a population of over 1m people we wouldn't have been so blaze in the first place. The map was designed by a dyslexic dwarf (there was no scale whatsoever) and the 'helpful' people ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Service is ok, but don't expect to get much sightseeing advice from the staff, and the advice they do give isn't that accurate.
Good locations, and rooms are fine - but very small.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.