Category Archives: Odessa

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Three Reasons to Fall in Love with Odessa’s Spa Culture

Odessa is Ukraine’s fifth largest city and often referred to as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. On the Gulf of Odessa, the Northwestern shore of the Black Sea, this port city is alive with spa culture, high end hotels, and nightlife. We recommend staying in one of our affordable luxury apartments while enjoying all that Odessa offers. Need more convincing? Check out our top three reasons to fall in love with Odessa’s spa culture. 1. Weather: Odessa boasts of a semi-arid climate with mi ... read more

Looking East.

We've been busy these past few months finding the best apartments in some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. We're constantly meeting great owners in hospitable towns on the eastern edge of Europe and we'd love to introduce you to our new favorite places: In Ukraine, we're open in Kiev, Odessa, and Lviv. Kiev is of course an exciting capital city hosting lots of business travelers, government and non-governmental workers and other curious visitors.  Odessa is the Pearl of the Black S ... read more