1. Bristol Hotel
Region: Southern coast of Crimea
City: Yalta, Roosevelt Street 10
Distance to Simferopol: 86 kilometers
Distance to the sea shore: 200 meters
Room Cost: Hr 420-2910
Tour operators gave the best marks to the Bristol Hotel for all criteria. It is a 145yearold fourstory building in downtown Yalta. Tour operators said the place is a favorite among business travelers. Rooms vary, from economy class on up.
2. Sea Resort (More Pansionat)
Address: Naberezhna Street 25
Distance to Simferopol: 45 kilometers
Distance to the sea shore: 150 meters
Room Cost: Hr 520-4545
This place got the second highest marks, with its own 200meterlong beach and spa complex. All rooms are doubles, equipped with central conditioning and cable TV. Pool and beach are included in the price.
The buildings, nine four or threestory villas and a ninestory spahotel, were built between 2001 and 2004. Prices depend on additional services, room size, view from the window and distance from the sea shore (from 50 to 300 meters).
3. Oreanda Hotel
Address: Naberezhna Lenina Street 35/2
Distance to Simferopol: 85 kilometers
Distance to the sea shore: 100 meters
Room Cost: Hr 995-8475
In 2001, the hotel was refurbished completely. Oreanda is a favorite of Ukrainian officials and celebrities touring along the southern coast. The price includes halfboard meals, beach and a fitness center. Depending on the price, you get a view of the town, hotel, park or mountains. There are standard services in all rooms – satellite TV, refrigerator and central air conditioning.
4. Palmira Palace Hotel
Location: Kurpaty village
Distance to Simferopol: 95 kilometers, to Yalta – 8 kilometers
Distance to the sea shore: 100 meters.
Cost for the room: 780-8030 HR
The estate of Russian Grand Duke Dmitri Romanov once stood where this modern hotel now stands, situated not far from Kichkine Palace. Palmira Palace is a VIPclass hotel. All rooms are doubles, with air conditioners, satellite TV, telephone and Internet access. Price includes indoor and outdoor pools, beach and saunas. There is a shop, drugstore, travel bureau, squash courts with a trainer, paid parking, as well as a panoramic lift to the hotel’s own pebble beach.
5. Sudak Tourist Center
Address: Lenina Street 84
Distance to Simferopol: 154 kilometers
Distance to the sea shore: 50 meters
Room Cost: 253-1970 HR
The pebbleandsand beach shore of Sudak bay is surrounded by mountains on three sides. Founded in 1948, the sanatorium has a halfcentury of history, and was recently refurbished. The Sudak Tourist Center has 10 buildings with standard rooms, improved standard rooms and first class rooms, but only a few economy class rooms.