The 5 Best Recreational Resorts in Crimea – Ukraine

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)

City: Alushta

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

City: Yalta.

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

City: Yalta.

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

City: Sudak.

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.