Alpine Fairy Tale Hotel Esto Sadok

Hotel “Alpine Fairy Tale” is located an hour’s drive from the international airport in the city of Sochi, in a small mountain village with an interesting name Esto – Sadok. The ski slopes of krasnaya Polyana resort are located a few kilometers from it. A small mountain river Mzymta crosses the village itself, and several hotels are located along it on an elevation, the Black Sea – 45 km.

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Location and history

How long have you been to Sochi, in Krasnaya Polyana? Today it is a very famous resort in Russia, and not only. Tourists visit it at any time of the year, and this region of the south of the country has a rich history, is famous for its healing springs, rare species of flora and fauna, unique natural landscapes. Most importantly – there are several modernly equipped ski slopes. Where did such an interesting name – Krasnaya Polyanacome from?

We know that in Ancient Russia “red” meant “beautiful”, and the place here is actually wonderful, but the legend is a little different. Once the Circassians came here and inhabited the area, namely the valley near the sea. They were proud of its beauty, kept it. In the 19th century, the Greeks, who visited the south of the Russian Empire, were shocked by the bright colors of autumn trees, the red palette of wiping. Inspired by such beauty, they gave the name “Krasnaya Polyana”. The name stuck and fell in love with everyone very quickly.

The south of Russia, the Krasnodar Territory, the city of Sochi lie in several natural zones that replace each other as they rise high into the mountains, from alpine to subtropical. This is the uniqueness of Krasnaya Polyana. The sea and mountains are relatively close to each other, and the benefits of mountain air are only enhanced by sea iodine. That is why many come here for a long time to improve their health, swim in mineral springs. The climate is pleasant for tourists of all ages, very mild, without sudden changes in temperature and humidity. And what forests are here! How many species of birds and animals are in them! What is the most useful souvenir you can bring from here? This is a healing honey from local apiaries. Treat yourself to exploring the region, if you have not been here yet, book a stay in one of the local hotels, plan in advance your ideal holiday.

Alpine Fairy Tale Hotel is located in Esto-Sadok. Currently, the village is very developed, landscaped and popular thanks to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The cable car here is one of the most convenient and safe. Who and when founded this settlement? In the 19th century, Estonians came to these lands, who at that time wandered for a long time in search of an optimal region for life. They learned about Krasnaya (at that time Tsarskaya Polyana) from the Greeks, and several dozen families ventured to move here. Estonians are a very hardworking and honest people, so they quickly took root in these lands. Within a few years after the migration, they officially registered the village under the name Estonian. The people experienced very difficult times, fought against hunger, drought and remnants of political changes in the country, but survived, did not give up. People were engaged in agriculture, bred bees and had the best apiaries in the whole region.

Nicholas, Vladimir “Secluded location with mountain views, which is good. Pleasant cozy home atmosphere. Silence and order were observed. Clean, cozy room. Everything you need in the room is there. Very good food in the restaurant. Very large portions. There are two drying rooms for skis and boots. There is a shuttle service to the ski resorts at a price of 100 rubles per person to the mountains and 100 rubles per person back. At any time from 08 to 22 hours you can order a transfer. I would recommend this hotel to friends”

Rooms, services

The hotel is considered a two-star, but, according to guests, has a fairly high quality of service. The number of rooms is represented by several categories: economy for two, triple rooms with a balcony, premium for four, classic suite, apartments for a large family. The building of the hotel is newly built, clean and well-groomed. Regardless of the category, the rooms are warm and spacious, with great mountain views. Cleaning is provided daily, towels and bed linen are changed regularly. Guests especially note the modern furniture, appliances and comfortable beds. All rooms, starting with the economy, have a private bathroom, refrigerator, climatic equipment, TV.

The hotel offers combined rooms for families with children or groups of friends. In this case, all equipment is available in double quantities.

When booking a room, it is possible to order breakfast (American or buffet), and the restaurant in the hotel offers a very profitable option “breakfast plus lunch in the complex”. In summer, it is very pleasant to sit in the garden or on the terrace.

In the village of Esto – Sadok there are chain supermarkets, a market, cafes, canteens, where you can always have a drinking meal. Many rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.

Olga, Moscow “Excellent hotel, cozy comfortable rooms, cleaning every day, friendly staff, special thanks to the administrator Nikolai for the quick solution of issues with accommodation, assistance with equipment rental and other useful information The hotel itself has a cozy café where you can eat inexpensively, there are complex breakfasts / lunches / dinners (but you need to book in advance). In walking distance there are shops Pyaterochka, Magnet, ski equipment rentals, a dining room “Did you eat all” and other places of public catering. The closest to the complex “Gorki Gorod”, to the ski lift 15 – 20 minutes on foot or by bus 2 stops. The hotel has good WI-FI, but also works well the Internet and through the mobile network (operators “Beeline” and “Megafon”), so there are no problems with communication”

Leisure and entertainment

Hotel “Alpine Fairy Tale” not only provides the optimal ratio of good price and high service, but also offers a range of services for your comfortable stay. The staff is always ready to answer questions, orient themselves on the ground, recommend excursions and new directions. Many guests are very pleased that the rooms are cleaned daily, towels and bathroom amenities are replenished on request. Transfer from and to the airport is booked at the reception.

Getting from here to the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana and Rosa Khutor, as well as several ski lifts is easy, the hotel will tell you the schedule of the free shuttle. From morning to evening, with a break of 15 minutes, comfortable buses will take you along with equipment to the lifts.

Near the hotel there is a small training slope, which is ideal for beginners or children’s winter fun. There is a room where you can dry the equipment, place it in storage or rent. Any modern resort has a school of instructors, and Sochi is no exception.

If suddenly the weather does not allow you to go to the mountains, then you can spend your evening at the hotel, visiting a restaurant or sitting in the lounge area, play table tennis. In summer, guests prefer to sunbathe on the terrace or in the garden, there you can also have lunch and dinner.

After an active day in the mountains, guests can soar in the sauna, open to all. During the day there is a time of free use, you need to sign up in advance.

If you come by car or rent it on arrival, use the hotel’s free parking. Wireless Internet works confidently throughout the territory. In the village of Esto – Sadok there are several supermarkets and markets, and many cafes and restaurants of local cuisine are located on the embankment of the Mzymta River.

Nikolay, Kirov “Clean, neat, pleasant. Good value for money. Convenient schedule of breakfast/lunch/dinner. Transfer to any lift on demand, which is suitable for skiing at different resorts. Excellent view from the window. The room is spacious, with a balcony. Two days it rained, I had to spend a lot of time in the hotel – did not regret”

Of course, most tourists come to Krasnaya Polyana to enjoy skiing, but living in the hotel “Alpine Fairy Tale”, you can plan a visit to other attractions of Sochi, thereby diversifying your vacation.

  • If you come with children, visit the Husky Center. Not only children, but also adults themselves are delighted with communication with these cute animals. Guests are introduced to the culture and traditions of the peoples of the Far North of Russia, talk about how dogs have long helped people survive in difficult climatic conditions. But most importantly, huskies are loyal friends. They are very kind and will never offend, despite the fact that the wild wolf is their relative. In winter, dog-drawn sledding is the main entertainment here. You will see how carefully and professionally they do it. Huskies are full of energy, winter is their favorite time of year, and this kind of work is not at all difficult for them, and guests are delighted! If you are resting in the summer, you will be interested in various search quests and labyrinths, as well as excavations of dinosaur skeletons.
  • Very popular in the summer is a fabulous park in the forest Wonderland,where the guys get into the world of mystery and get acquainted personally with mythical characters. In the form of a game, guests are taught to appreciate nature, take care of its inhabitants. The whole day flies here imperceptibly, full of entertainment, quests, games.
  • Ethnopark with a huge territory, called “My Russia” for several years with pleasure welcomes guests and is a whole country in miniature. A very interesting idea is implemented here – buildings of different architectural styles from all corners of our vast country are shown. During a visit to this open-air exhibition, you will get acquainted with the traditions and life of various nationalities, their history and heritage.

Winter entertainment is not only skiing, but also skiing from slides on snowboarding, sledding, tubing. To do this, a very convenient, and, most importantly, safe track is built here. The area of hotels in the village of Esto – Sadok has a developed infrastructure and many interesting places for the whole family to visit. Even in winter there is an opportunity to relax in the indoor water park, take the kids in children’s clubs and game rooms.

Russian resorts are developing and getting better every year. The level of service in hotels and sports facilities is not inferior to the European. We can say with confidence that we live in the most beautiful country with picturesque places and unique nature. Thousands of tourists come here to the healing springs. The resort of Krasnaya Polyana is actively developing after the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, which brought the place worldwide fame.

The South of Russia is especially hospitable, hoteliers try to maintain a high level of service for receiving guests, strive to become better every year.

Hotel “Alpine Fairy Tale” has only two stars, according to the international quality assessment system, but deservedly appreciated by its guests much higher. This can not but please the hotel staff, who works for you with pleasure.

Elena, Moscow “I want to express my gratitude to the hotel staff for their attention to each guest, prompt resolution of all issues, although they do not arise so often. Excellent combination of price and quality, which is rare for this region. I will definitely come back here, I recommend it to everyone!”


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