Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894

Lviv or Lemberg can be metaphorically described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western Europe.

Formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian, empire, Lviv is home to the historic Grand Hotel. Red carpets, deep velvet, brass handles - the Grand Hotel breathes the air of a bygone era,  preserving the hotel’s traditional atmosphere. It's history started in the year 1894, when it opened as the Grand Hotel to the public.

The Grand Hotel has welcomed diplomats and politicians, public figures and artists and many legendary travelers. The city is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of today's Ukraine and is historically of significance also for Ukraine’s neighbour, Poland.

Here you find industries and institutions of higher education such as the Lviv University and the Lviv Polytechnic.Lviv has a philharmonic orchestra, theatres, and the famous Opera House. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006 (Lviv was founded in 1256).

The History of «Grand Hotel» dates back to the middle of the XIX century, when the first Lviv public casino was opened in a two-storey Empire-style building on that site. Later, in 1892-93 the building has been rebuilt and acquired the present day appearance.

In April 1894, the hotel was opened as GRAND HOTEL and in a short time it got the reputation of the best and the most comfortable in the city. At that time all social life of the city was happening around this hotel, the main shops and restaurants were situated next to it, important meetings took place, distinguished guests stayed here.

We hereby have the honour to report that we have opened in Lviv on Karol Ludwik Street
next to the building of the Galician savings bank, in the very centre of the city, in the most beautiful location, opposite the Holy Spirit Square and with a picture gallery in the house, which is the pride of Lviv.
Equipment of the whole hotel, magnificent, according to the latest foreign inventions. Electric light in the whole building and in every room, water supply, free of charge, electric motor lift, accommodation from one room to the most beautiful and most sophisticated family suites, hotel waiting room & sumptuously furnished reading room.
In winter time the whole building is heated in rooms and suites alike. For its above-mentioned advantages, as well as for its excellent service and reasonable prices, it deserves to be called the only first-class hotel in Lviv.
We hope that the hotel will be honoured by the graciousness and vigils of honourable citizens. 
With high regard
Walenty Schilling / Franciszek Heksel

The twentieth century brought a lot of changes related to the external architectural structure and the interior of the hotel, but it did not change the spirit of the refined romanticism.


13, Svobody Ave


Lviv Oblast, Ukraine


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Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)
Country: Ukraine
City: Lviv
Opening date: 1894, 18 April
First owner/Manager: Walenty Schilling / Franciszek Heksel

Note from the Host

General Manager

“We welcome guests since the year 1894, a momentous time when the General National Exhibition unfolded in Lviv. It had the dimension of a mini WorldExpo. Drawing in an array of personalities, it even lured the esteemed Emperor of Austria, Francis Joseph I., to the city, then known as Lemberg.”

Kateryna Kozytska 

A personal greeting message from the managing partners Nazar and Sofia Maksymets:

"Despite the war, the Grand Hotel Lviv Casino & SPA in Ukraine stands strong as a proud example of timeless hospitality and traditions. We have been here for over 100 years and we will be the testimony of Ukrainian hospitality for an other 100 years to come. 

In 2024, we are celebrating our 130 anniversary, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our wonderful Grand Hotel in the charming historic city of Lviv."


13, Svobody Ave, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 79000
79000 Ukraine, Lviv

Tel: +30 322724042, +380 322727665, +380 322974099
Fax: +380 322769060

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