Location: Russian Federation
For a beachy getaway with a difference head to the stunning Black Sea coast and stay at Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi on the Russian Riviera.
The resort is located in the Imeretinskaya Lowlands on the Black Sea coast in Russia’s capital city, Sochi. You are conveniently just 3 minutes from the E97 motorway, and 10 minutes from Sochi International Airport and the Adler train station. There is much to explore in the vicinity as well as enjoying everything that the coastline has to offer. Sochi Olympic Park, home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is full of fascinating attractions to visit, there’s also the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana and the F1 Russian Grand Prix circuit locally.
Style & Character
Your surroundings add so much to the character of this resort, as well as the beach, you have sweeping views of the dramatic Caucasus Mountains. The resort itself is a stylish, contemporary 5-star hotel with very comfortable guest rooms and suites.
Service & Facilities
You can easily walk to the beach but there’s also a regular shuttle bus that takes you there which takes just 2 minutes. The beautiful private beach has plenty of loungers and umbrellas so you can camp out for the day in style. Back at the resort, there is a large outdoor heated swimming pool as well as an indoor pool both included in the huge PACE Health Club which spans 1,280 square meters over 2 floors and also includes tennis courts and a spa. The spa offers an extensive treatment menu plus Finnish and Russian saunas, a Turkish bath, solarium, and a Jacuzzi so you can relax pre or post (or both!) your pampering treatment. There’s also a kid’s club so they will be happily occupied while you indulge! The vast 10,000-sqm Congress Centre is fully equipped for meeting and events with 9 conference rooms and 5 halls. The English-speaking staff are very helpful, friendly accommodating.
There are 508 contemporary rooms and suites each boasts panoramic views of either the majestic mountains or the Black Sea from the balcony – you really can’t go wrong with either so it’s personal taste which gets your heart racing more! The Standard Rooms are big enough for 2 kids as well as 2 adults which is ideal for families or if you’re craving that sea view opt for a Superior Room instead. Business Class rooms are great if you’re away with work or upgrade to a swanky Suite for a seating area, Nespresso machine and whirlpool tub with the best views in the house.
Food & Drink
There’s a choice of 3 restaurants onsite. All day dining is on offer at International Grenadine Restaurant, head to vibrant Japanese themed Mikado for fresh sushi and sashimi or check out trendy Anatolian Kebab & Grill for delicious Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisine on the summer terrace. You’re spoilt for choice with bars too; there’s the Lobby Bar & Lounge which enjoys Black Sea views and there are several Pool Bars scattered conveniently around the swimming pool, then to really set the evening alight, there’s Night Club C’est La Vie with pumping tunes, creative cocktails and DJ sets.
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