Where to Stay in Sochi
With the 2014 Winter Olympics almost a year away, travelers and sports enthusiasts have already started to look into where to stay while in Sochi, Russia. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hotels to stay for travelers working on a budget or those looking for a more luxurious visit.
Grand Hotel and Spa Rodina
If you’re looking for a luxurious stay while checking out the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Grand Hotel and Spa Rodina in Sochi is exactly what you’re looking for. With it’s Stalin-era architecture, the hotel offers a luxurious but practical design and incredible views of the sea and a short travel to popular destinations. Sitting on 15-acres of giant cedar and maple trees, the Grand Hotel and Spa Rodina offers two award-winning restaurant for any food junkie to enjoy. If you’re looking to have a relaxing stay while in Sochi, the hotel offers one of the largest spas in Europe that will make you feel like you’re the only guest at the hotel. The spa includes two full length swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and individually designed treatments for each guest.
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre
The Radisson Blu Resort and Congress Centre is located in what may be the most ideal location for travelers heading to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. With 508 rooms, guests will feel comfortable and relaxed, and in style. With three restaurants, two bars, and a nightclub, the Radisson offers the perfect stay for younger travelers looking to stay on budget. The rooms also vary from a Standard (one king size or two twins) to the Presidential Suite which offers a panoramic view. While it may not be up the Rodina’s standards, the Radisson offers a spa and wellness center for guests that includes two pools, a fitness center and saunas. The hotel also offers shuttling to and from the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Marins Park Hotel
Located in the very middle of Olympic Sochi, Marins Park Hotel is a modern, cozy hotel and offers a “timeless, world-class, residential style” designed for a traveler looking for comfort. For those heading to Sochi with work to do, this hotel offers one of the most prestigious business centers in Sochi and offers accommodations for any busy traveler. Marins Park Hotel also offers Jeep rides, yacht cruises, and sport fishing for those travelers looking to do something other than check out the 2014 Winter Olympics. The rooms offer a simple yet elegant design for those not concerned with having a full-on luxury experience.
For budget travelers, Hotel Chebotaryov is the best spot in Sochi. With one of the best number of rooms, the hotel is perfect for relaxation, tourism and business travels. Their onsite parking lot offers tight security for travelers who wish to drive themselves around during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Visitors get the chance to walk or take a short bus ride to the beach park and lighthouse in the surrounding area, or even schedule a romantic, outdoor dinner (when the weather permits). While the hotel doesn’t offer many accommodations like a spa or recreational activities, Hotel Chebotaryov offers a list of various excursions to historical sites, museums, theaters, and nature reserves.
Grand Hotel Polyana
Surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains, the Grand Hotel Polyana is the perfect place for families traveling to the 2014 Winter Olympics to stay. Built in the Sochi National Park, the hotel has 413 rooms and 17 detached wooden villas. The Grand Hotel Polyana really pushes it’s ability to provide amenities for families of all sizes with its multiple playgrounds, sports facilities, indoor pools and kids club. During the winter parents can teach their kids to ski or snowboard on the high-grade tracks, and during the summer families can hike throughout the national park. The hotel also boasts a spa (much like the Grand Hotel and Spa Rodina) that parents can enjoy while their children are exploring the grounds with the kids club. With six restaurants and multiple lobby bars, Chandelle Blanch Spa, and Mountain Tourist Centre, the Grand Hotel Polyana has something for everyone.
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