best best best location, lovely room, very nice breakfast restaurant. Hotel receptionists are so nice people. The room has very comfortable bed, only bathroom is small but its ok than just weekend holiday.
Perfect location in the main square, Room 2 was a comfortable room with a view onto the square with high ceilings and easy access to restaurants. However if you have lots of luggage and are unfit beware - there is no lift and the reception is on 4th floor and cars can't drive right up to it because it's in the main square - you have to walk about 300m. Not your typical breakfast - breakfast is in a seafood restaurant 3 doors down - I had poached eggs on toast with a side of some sort of salmon and raisin in vinaigrette and tea or coffee. It's quirky and I'm glad we stayed there, but it wouldn't be suitable for eg. an elderly couple with a lot of luggage and trouble walking.
Hotel 39 is located in the attractive main square of Lviv, we arrived from Kiev by train and although the trams are having new track we was able to get the bus to the Opera House and then walk the remaining 5 - 10 minutes to the hotel. The hotel is located in an old building and to get to it you need to enter the large door (clearly marked with the number) and walk to the rear of the building then you need to go up to the 4th floor. Not ideal if you are elderly or unable to manage the stairs. The stairs and ceiling of the staircase are beautiful and worth looking at even if you are not staying. Rooms are located in the 3rd and 4th floor - we had a very large room at the front of the building. I was expecting a lot of noise (earplugs by the side of the bed) but maybe it was a mid week break we was not disturbed at all. Fridge and water supplied in the room but no safe, although I believe there are safety boxes at reception. The rooms were clean with robes and toiletries. There are 2 options for breakfast you can have vouchers for Bar Mushy a couple of doors down if you want breakfast before 10am - we did this on our first day but this is a seafood restaurant and the majority of the breakfasts had some element of seafood on them. I have a shell fish allergy and the chef did leave the mussels out of the omelette. The other option is a buffet brunch style breakfast which is served in the restaurant downstairs between 10 - 12. This was a selection of traditional Ukrainian dishes, we wasn’t made aware we could also have eggs benedict or the traditional cottage cheese pancake. Very odd though, no tea or coffee is included however a glass of Prosecco is.
There is also a steep staircase accessed from the 4th floor to the roof. Not suitable for children or those with vertigo- but fabulous views.
Returning home we walked to the university 10 mins away and got the regular trolley bus to the airport. Very easy.
Always slightly thought provoking to check in somewhere and find a couple of boxes of earplugs in your room beside the bed.
Lots of positives here, the room was big, clean and comfortable and a reasonable price for the location and staff nice. I would say the location is fantastic. I knew about the 3 flights of stairs from previous reviews so no issues there.
I have always thought that a good nights sleep is important but was definitely thinking dark thoughts late on the first night about the band playing in the square with the electric guitar and sound system. No ear plugs were going to block that out. (I was on the top floor loft room). The second night was a different music noise from somewhere nearby. Again annoying.
Both mornings I decided to eat brunch elsewhere as Lviv has some great places to eat and as such can't comment on the provided breakfast. Having read some negative reviews I had decided not to.
Although there were many positives I wouldn't stay here again unless the owners invested in some good sound proofing. Noise during the early hours of the morning just isn't something I want.
This hotel is directly on the Square. Building numbers are plainly marked. To reach Hotel 39 you will need to squeeze behind some restaurant chairs and open a door that leads into a dark, enclosed alley. I know, right?! No worries! There will be a pair of glass doors on your left, inside the alley. That is the hotel. Reception is on the top floor and is manned by the friendliest, most helpful, most hospitable desk clerk we have met in all our years of travel. Our room was old but charming, as is everything in Lviv, but spotless, featuring a very modern bathroom and a beautiful crystal chandelier. The Hotel 39 overlooks much activity, being on the Square, so they provide earplugs. We didn’t mind at all. It was part of the flavor of the place. The music coming from the nearby Beer Theater was actually terrific. There is no elevator and ceilings are very high, meaning long flights to climb up with bags. Our breakfast was included at the Mafia restaurant on the ground floor, which is tiny, beautiful and atmospheric. I’ve left them a glowing review elsewhere. Hotel 38 was just a wonderful way to kick off our first night in Lviv before we left for our tour. Had I known how great it was, I would have booked our last four nights here rather than an apartment. For me, who likes to do things independently, that is possibly the highest praise I could give. Kudos again to that lovely clerk!!!!