Ekotel – low cost hotel in Lviv

  • Welcome to the celebration of Lviv birthday, or Ekotel Hotel recommends not staying at home!

    Posted on October 13th, 2013 admin No comments

    This long weekend will be scorching and full of various activities. Lviv – a legendary city, the city of museums and simply a favorite city of millions – is going to celebrate its BIRTHDAY! Thus, different occasions will be taking place in every corner of Lviv for four days in a row. Ekotel Hotel decided to give you some pieces of advice on what to do and what to see so that you do not miss anything.

    First offer is for moviegoers. On May 9 special cinema hall will be equipped in the northern part of the Rynok Square where the best romantic movies will be broadcast under the open sky. The fans of classical music will be entertained by a good music too because there will be a benefit concert “Tenor Meteor Shower”. At the same time annual international festival Flugery Lvova (Weathervanes of Lviv) will start in the City Hall Courtyard. This event will bring a great consolation for fans of heavy music, as the festival will begin with a ROCK DAY during which 5 bands will be competing for the participation in the final part of ROCK NOCA Festival. Here is a list of bands which will perform during this evening: the Aby-Kasymovi Kaptsi ska pank band (Lviv); the Fiolet pop rock band (Lutsk); the Viter ambitious project distinguishing their style as folk’n'dustrial (Lviv); the Hairy Viper hard rock band (Kyiv) and the D. Hate trash metal band (Lviv).

    The next day Lviv will turn into the city of stylish rascals in vests and caps. On the 10th of May VI city festival “Batyar Day in Lviv” (The Rascal Day) is going to start. During this day all guests of our city will have a chance to get acquainted with real “batyars”, sing batyar songs, learn a batyar language and get involved in batyar brawls and celebrations. It is also worth visiting Batyar Chancery where you can obtain a real batyar certificate after being dubbed. A group of sculptors in a concrete plant will show their skills creating concrete monuments of rascals in front of the audience. Additionally, you will be able to take a master class of batyar dances and visit a batyar shooting gallery where one can shoot coffee grains into beer cans with a help of a slingshot. By the way, during the festival some rascals will share their secrets of seducing “kobitas” (girls). There will be also a market where residents and guests will taste special dishes.

    Saturday morning will begin with urban festive procession. Then National flag of Ukraine will be raised near the City Hall. In the afternoon an open air reading “Current time in Lviv is 757” will be held in the Park of Culture and Rest named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky. Besides, all car connoisseurs will gather in the city center in order to take part in the Tuning and Car Audio Championship. Deep silence in Lviv Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life will be shattered by the rock concert “Celebrating the 70th anniversary of UNA “Galicia”. Moreover, many Ukrainian and foreign groups will demonstrate their folk heritage in the central part of the city.

    As for Sunday morning, budget hotel Ekotel advises you to start it with intense activities and transformation. At 10 a.m. traditional “Awakening with the Gych Orchestra” will take place in the City Hall Courtyard. Musical and funny Gych members will divide awakening morning into 5 stages:
    1. Transformation from human into an animal.
    2. Morning exercises.
    3. New songs.
    4. General performance of the festive awakening song.
    5. An inspection visit from Vorokhta; children’s group “Petros”.

    At noon people will have an opportunity to join the interfaith prayer service near Taras Shevchenko Monument. In the afternoon the festival will continue in all places mentioned above. One more great performance will take place in Rynok Square. There will be a concert “Ivasiuk Project” which has recently gathered two full houses in Lviv Opera House and soon will gather the same amount of people in Kyiv. Some other musical performances will be held in front of Solomia Krushelnytska National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and near the Monument of Glory.

    In a word, for 5 days Lviv will turn into a great festival and we hope you will become a part of it too. Do not stay at home; do not miss the chance to congratulate your city on its birthday and have a great fun. We are looking forward to seeing you in Lviv! By the way, do not forget to book a room in Ekotel Hotel in advance because it is necessary to have some rest as well :) Our hotel is open around the clock. We will provide you with a comfortable stay.

  • Social festival Liutyn will become a guest of Ekotel Hotel

    Posted on October 13th, 2013 admin No comments

    Lviv budget hotel Ekotel is always eager to perform good deeds. Therefore, it has recently joined the Social festival Liutyn which is going to be held in Lviv Region for the third time.
    On the weekend (17-18 of May) a clear child’s laughter will be heard in our hotel during the day and in the evening a deep silence in warm sleepers will wander slowly along the corridors. The members of the aforementioned festival – children with special needs, orphans living in difficult circumstances and kids from large or low-income families – will be accommodated in Ekotel Hotel.

    Lviv budget hotel Ekotel is always eager to perform good deeds. Therefore, it has recently joined the Social festival Liutyn which is going to be held in Lviv Region for the third time.
    On the weekend (17-18 of May) a clear child’s laughter will be heard in our hotel during the day and in the evening a deep silence in warm sleepers will wander slowly along the corridors. The members of the aforementioned festival – children with special needs, orphans living in difficult circumstances and kids from large or low-income families – will be accommodated in Ekotel Hotel.

    Liutyn Festival, which aims at intensive integration of such children into society, will last for two days (May 17-18) at two different locations – in the recreation complex “Cossack Yard” in Stryi and in “Horikhovy Hay” Park (“nut grove”) in Lviv not far from “Sokil Cinema”. The children from social institutions of Lviv and Lviv Region, different community organizations and charitable foundations which help people with special needs will become the participants of this year’s festival.
    As for the entertaining program, it is going to be exciting and full of different occasions. All children will find it to their liking. There will be a variety of workshops organized by the Center for Culture and Creativity for Children and Youth and the Establishments of Children’s and Youth Clubs of Frankivskyi District, many sports games and amusements, trampolines, shooting range, catamarans provided by the Manivtsi Travel Club, etc…
    Musical part will be included as well! During the festival adults and children with special needs, children’s groups from Lviv and Stryi and children from the television center “Kadryky” will perform in a series of concerts. “Cossak Yard” restaurant, “Rodynna Kovbaska” and “Sokil Cinema” will be responsible for catering. By the way, “Sokil” will offer free of charge movies for festival guests. The festival will end with a concert of a well-known rock band “MERI” which will come to support the children. Moreover, Cossak’s kulish (thick soup) will be served in the final part of Liutyn Festival.
    Traditionally, Andriy Fertsak will be a host of the event; a famous singer Vladislav Levytsky will be invited as a guest of honor.
    “This year Liutyn will acquire the status of the International Festival because it will be visited by such guests from Lodz (Poland) as the representatives of the 5th Nursing Home in Lodz.” Additionally, we plan to welcome approximately 1000 guests during 2 days” – said the Chairman of the Organizing Committee Andriy Porodko.
    We wish all children to have a great time, a sunny weather and a good mood. We are looking forward to seeing them in our low-cost hotel. We also call on all people to do good deeds because they will definitely receive the same in return!

  • Ekotel Hotel and “bright side” of Alfa Jazz Fest 2013

    Posted on October 13th, 2013 admin No comments

    Ekotel is jazzing again. This time we accommodate the participants of the biggest jazz event in Ukraine who are responsible for the “brightness” of the festival. Several handsome men who are in charge of light maintenance will be the guests of our hotel till the end of the week. While the guys will be working, we will have fun at three jazz stages. Join us as well!

    Alfa Jazz Fest is an International open-air jazz festival which usually takes place in Lviv. Thousands of jazz fans and world famous jazz musicians flock to Lviv every year to take part in a four-day occasion. The Festival will showcase enchanting sound and intellectual musical performances on three main stages and in numerous Lviv coffee houses.

    This year the headliners of the event will be: Dozen Brass Band, Avishai Cohen with Strings, Till Brönner, Al Di Meola, Charlie Haden Quartet West and a well-known author of a world music hit “Don’t worry, be happy” Bobby McFerrin.

    Throughout the festival, the citizens and the guests of Lviv will have an opportunity to listen to the jazz music on the stage near the Potocki Palace which will be open from 12.30. One more outdoor stage at Rynok Square will open at 17.00. The main festival events will be held on the main stage in the Boghdan Khmelnytsky Culture Park at 19.00. Remember, you will have to buy a ticket if you want to visit this festival location.

    In a word, three big stages in the city, more than 100 musicians from different countries, almost 30 hours of concerts, master classes and autograph sessions with world jazz stars, approximately 40 000 festival guests, 140 tons of stage constructions, 82 tons of light and sound equipment. The last one, by the way, is a core activity of our guests. Ekotel Hotel will take care of their comfortable rest and a healthy sleep.
    Come to the Alfa Jazz Fest 2013!
    See you at the festival!

  • Ekotel Hotel prepares for a mission… for “Franko.Mission” (“Franko.Missia”)!

    Posted on October 13th, 2013 admin No comments

    Summer continues and it means that the season of festivals is in full swing. Ekotel Hotel grabs a chance to have fun too. This time we support one of the biggest cultural projects in Western Ukraine – the International Arts Festival “Franko.Missia” which will take place in Lviv region on 10-28 of July.

    This year the International Festival of Arts will be participated by: Nino Katamadzе & Insight (Georgia), Oleh Skrypka and Le Grand Orchestra, Komu Vnyz band, Taras Chubay and Plach Yeremiyi band, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada), KATYA CHILLY GROUP, Krykhitka, Berlinska Dróha (Germany), Kozak System, KALO CHAVO (Serbia), Misko Barbara & Josef Ostřansky (Ukraine – Czech Republic), DrymbaDaDzyga band, The Washing Machine (Poland), Kalekcia band, AtmAsfera, The Stylaci (Poland), ShockolaD band, Corna Kruswa(Germany), Rock-H, Agabeyli Brothers (Ukraine-Azerbaijan), Hycz Orkestr, Petros Children Band-Studio, Zapaska, Miąższ (Poland), Abu-Kasymovi Kaptsi band, Rutenia band, Andrew Kokhan Blues band, Kofei.IN, The Mandry, Vinipuz Mob, KoraLLi band, Dzhalapita, DrumTyAtr project, Fiolet, Odyn v Kanoe band, Bandurband, Trysta8isim band, Patricia, Kind of Zero feat Marvinok, Funk Masters and many other projects.

    The Franko.Missia will be extremely entertaining and will impress not only with its musical part but with the literature and visual arts programmes too. Various literature projects will be presented there by many well-known writers such as Oksana Zabuzhko, Oleh Lysheha, Vasyl Holoborodko, Vasyl Herasymyuk, Victor Neborak, Halyna Pahutyak, Volodymyr Lys, Yuriy Prokhasko, Yevhen Mykheda, Olena Herasymyuk, Taras Prokhasko, Volodymyr Yeshkilev, Yuriy Vynnychuk, Vasyl Karpyuk, Les Beley, Halyna Kruk, Yuriy Izdryk, Marianna Kiyanovska, Kateryna Kalytko, Ihor Pavlyuk, Hryhoriy Semenchuk, Yuriy Zavadzkyi, Maryana Savka, Kateryna Onischuk and others.

    Moreover, the festival in Popovychi will include a range of performances, happenings, land-art projects which will be created by dozens of artists from different cities in Ukraine and abroad: Yuriy Yermolenko, Oleksandr Nikitiuk, Robert Saller, Stas Turina, Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach (Junior), Danylo Kovach, Anatoliy Tatarenko, Anton Varga, Yaroslav Futymskyi, Serhiy Radkevych, Andriy Khir, Karol Rębisz, Nordyk and Kamil R. Filipowski. Festival’s visual part curator is a famous artist, a “catcher” of reality and art director of the Dzyga Gallery – Vlodko Kaufman.

    One of the persons mentioned above will be a guest of Ekotel Hotel but we will not reveal this secret right now. Follow the news on our official Facebook page and you will definitely find this out as well as many other interesting details of the Franko.Missia Festival. We will keep you up to date concerning all events because “he who owns the information, owns the world” 
    By the way, we would like to remind you that “Franko.Missia” is a combination of two powerful Ukrainian festivals such as “Fort.Missia” and “Franko Fest”. This great cultural event will last for 10 days.

    The Festival will be held in the following places of location:
    - 19-21 of July – defensive forts of the World War I near the village of Popovychi not far from Ukrainian and Polish borderline Shehyni;
    - 22-25 – Franko.Missia journey from the village of Popovychi to Hahuevychi: Sudova Vyshnya, Vyshnya village, Sambir, Dobromyl, Drohobych;
    - 26-28 of July – the village of Nahuevychi, 10 km from Drohobych.
    You may become a participant of all festival events free of charge!

  • Ekotel Hotel recommends: Night in Lviv, or The best way of spending vacation

    Posted on October 13th, 2013 admin No comments

    The nights of such kind are observed in Lviv only twice a year – in July and November. If you do not manage to visit at least one of them, then your vacation time is wasted. So do not miss it! Ekotel Hotel advises and invites you to take part in a promo weekend (12-14 of July) which will include a wide range of attractions. Night in Lviv Festival will show you that nightlife in our city does exist behind the walls of nightclubs and is tightly interlaced with a cultural part!

    From now on, one day will imperceptibly change into another because cultural life will swirl in the streets of Lviv till late night. The citizens and guests of our city will be provided with a chance to take part in lots of night events such as night tours, art workshops, numerous outdoor concerts and theatrical performances. By the way, Lviv churches have been also included in the list of museums, theaters, galleries and other festival locations which will present their excursions and cultural attractions to the visitors.

    Thus, on July 12th DYV Shadow Puppet Theater, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, will put on 7 short performances and 7 music shows in the dungeons of the Transfiguration Church (21, Krakivska Str.). Moreover, the fans of classical music will have an opportunity to visit violin music concert of The Chaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv) which will be held in the Church of St. Apostle Peter and Paul (13, Teatralna Str.). Night excursions to the Latin Cathedral, Dominican Church and Boim Chapel will be also available…

    Zelena Kanapa art gallery (Green Sofa) will impress with its events too. This time it will present a solo exhibition “Estamp Room” by Vasyl Savchenko. The artist will demonstrate the latest works created with the help of linoleum engraving and etching technique. He named the series of abstract works “Sugar Abstraction”. However, a great monumental graphic work sized 2x5metres will be in the center of the exhibition. In the evening there will be a unique workshop on picture etching (a type of metal engraving that appeared in Western Europe in 16th century).

    General entertaining program will consist of the following parts: media tour “Memorykeepers of Lviv”, excursion “Lviv in the Austrian Times” by Ilko Lemko, interactive workshop on the printings of Leopold Levytsky Memorial Museum, excursion to the department of ancient history of Ukraine in Lviv History Museum. Theatrical tour to the undergrounds of the City Hall Tower organized by Voskresinnya Theater will provide a unique opportunity to see the beauty of a night Lviv from a height of 65 meters. You will have to climb 350 stairs, if you want to join it.
    Additionally, festival visitors will be able to watch tango show “Argentine Passion” and take part in a tango workshop. The fans of extreme will embark on spectacular night excursions to Lychakiv Cemetery. The Museum of Ideas will present a Night of Cinema for movie-goers…In a word, three days of cultural satisfaction await you! You may even rent a bicycle in Rynok Square (15 hrn, from 22:00 to 00:00) in order to be able to visit as many attractions of the festival as possible.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Lviv and in Ekotel Hotel as well :)

    See you at night!