Aparthotel Mountain Residence Esto Sadok

The 4-starMountain ResidenceAparthotel has been welcoming guests since 2014. The five-storey building is equipped with an elevator. On the nearest slopes of the krasnaya Polyana resort there are ski slopes with a total length of 106 km. They are served by 11 lifts. One of them – “Carousel-1” – is located 350 meters from the hotel complex. The apartments accept guests throughout the year. In winter, skiers come here, in summer – tourists who prefer hiking, walking in the mountains. In the off-season, people from all over our country rest and strengthen their health here. In the village of Esto Sadok there is always something to do. In addition to the infrastructure left after the 2014 Olympic Games, many unique facilities for sports and entertainment have been built and opened here.

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Location and history

The aparthotel opened its doors in 2014. It was originally conceived as an alternative to the famous Alpine hotels. No wonder the resort Rosa Khutor is called Russian Switzerland. To meet the European level, the owners have arranged a real chalet at the foot of the mountain. Both exterior and interior looks like traditional Alpine buildings. The interior uses natural wood, stone and high-quality textiles. Ecological cleanliness of building and finishing materials once again emphasized the responsibility of the owners for the preservation of the surrounding nature and care for their guests.

The village of Esto Sadok is located at an altitude of 698 meters above sea level. From Adler airport you can get buses number 105 and 135 (stop Mountain carousel). The distance is 47 km. The trip will take 50 minutes. From the railway station of Sochi in Esto Sadok there is an electric train “Lastochka” (station “Rosa Khutor”). Timetables can be requested at reception when booking rooms. Bus route no. 105 passes through the railway station. The distance is 40 km, the travel time with all stops is just over an hour. The hotel administrator is ready to accept a private transfer order and arrange delivery/dispatch of guests to/from the apartment. The service is paid additionally. Check-in is at 14.00 and check-in time is 12.00. The hotel is located on 81 Estonian Street, building 4.

Room stock

Cozy apartments with all amenities and equipped kitchens can accommodate 160 people at a time. A total of 65 rooms are offered. The interior of each of them is designed in the Alpine style. Muted colors, no unnecessary details, from the décor – picturesque installations and fresh mountain flowers in vases. Large windows offer views of the Caucasus Mountains. Unfortunately, not all rooms have balconies. But everywhere you can feel the care of the owner about his guests: mini-bars are full, there are sets for tea / coffee, in safes you can store documents and personal valuables. Free internet access is available throughout the property.

Vacationers are offered the following types of rooms:

  1. Standard Apartment – very small room for a maximum of two people. A feature is the lack of a kitchen. There is a microwave, a kettle and the necessary set of dishes. This is an acceptable option for the most economical travelers.
  2. One-bedroom suite for two. Usually this option is ordered by couples or people who come on business trips for a long time. Almost one-room studio with kitchen, sleeping area and necessary furniture for relaxation. There is a desk and a chair.
  3. Two-room apartments – 4 main beds are prepared. There is a kitchen, a working area. The room is quite suitable for a family with two children or a friendly campaign.
  4. Family apartment is designed for 5 main beds. The room has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living area with armchairs and a coffee table. This room category has balconies. In addition, they have two levels.

The price includes breakfast (you can refuse), a visit to the thermal center with a swimming pool, the use of guest parking, bed linen, soap accessories, wi-fi. Children up to 7 years old stay free of charge without providing a separate bed and breakfast. Extra bed with breakfast and free access to the SPA at a price of 35% of the cost of accommodation in 2-bed apartments.

“We came on vacation with a two-year-old child. My husband originally booked a spacious room. The three of us lived in a 2-room apartment with a kitchen. I frankly liked the cleanliness and comfort. Another plus is the warm private parking. Only it is better to warn about parking in advance, since places are provided on a residual basis. To visit the SPA everything is prepared in the room: slippers, bathrobes, towels. We didn’t have time to use it, but surely everything is cool there too. The restaurant at the hotel is very tasty! One hundred percent coincidence of price and quality. We ordered food in the room. We brought dishes very friendly and helpful people, for this they are very thankful! Breakfast is a different story. The choice is small, but everything is very tasty and nutritious. Do not spare money, take accommodation with breakfast, get rid of the problems of its preparation every morning» Ekaterina, Russia

Pets can only be brought by prior arrangement. Although the administration does not welcome a holiday with pets on site. Smoking is not allowed, even on balconies. Special places are available for smoking. Rooms are guaranteed daily housekeeping. To services of guests: washing, ironing, ordering transport tickets, sightseeing tours, taxi, flowers, food in the room. The porter service works. The administrator will wake up at the specified time by prior request.

Meals and restaurants

Restaurant“Mountain Residence” issmall, only 40 seats. Breakfast is served here in the morning, followed by an à la carte kitchen. The chef offers European cuisine, including several types of pastas, dishes cooked on the grill (kebabs, steaks, vegetables), desserts (strudel, cheesecake, sorbet, ice cream). The bar offers a selection of Kuban, Abkhaz, Georgian and Italian wines, spirits and soft drinks. The bartender prepares author’s lemonades with raspberries, tarragon, black currants and ginger. The dining room of the restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. Here you can spend a pleasant evening with a delicious dinner. The average check will be about one and a half thousand rubles.

Nearby, in The Moon Lane, there is a restaurant “Imperial”. A large hall, European cuisine, the presence of a children’s room and a children’s menu attract guests from all over the resort. The average check is 700 rubles per person. A special atmosphere is created by panoramic windows with a view of the Caucasus Mountains. Prices are slightly lower than in the Mountain Residence, the menu is approximately the same.

Choihon “Aviators” is located at the beginning of Estonian Street (10). It serves Uzbek, Central Asian and Maghreb cuisines. For the preparation of national dishes, not only an open fire, a Tyndyr oven are used, but also products that are brought from Tashkent. Always available a large assortment of green tea and delicious cakes.

“Mountain Residence” islocatednear the shopping center “Gorki Mall”, which has many cafes, restaurants, burgers and other catering establishments. You can always find a kitchen to your liking and wallet capabilities.

Leisure and entertainment

Mountain apart-hotel is designed for recreation of tourists who love active leisure. It is not by chance that it is built 350 meters from the ski lift. “Carousel-1” will lift vacationers to the tracks and entertainment facilities of the sports and tourist complex “Mountain Carousel”. These are 36 tracks of different levels of difficulty, including 4 zones for freeriding. These are 4 sectors (Central, Eastern, Circus-2 and Circus-3) of skiing for skiers of different ages and levels of training. From après-ski entertainment here are available Tübing, Husky Farm, Rope Park (open only in summer).

A little further away, one and a half kilometers away there are three cable cars of the sports and tourist complex GAZprom. These are lifts A, A1 and Ski lift GANZprom. The complex includes two zones – the biathlon stadium “Laura” and the ski slope of Alpika. Laura is suitable for both skiers and cross-country skiers. The trails are located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Alpika is located on Mount Aigba. The height of the zone is over 2000 meters. Alpine meadows bloom here in summer, and in winter the most enthusiastic people with skiing gather.

For guests of the apartments“Mountain Residence”there are additional conditions for a comfortable stay after skiing from the slopes. The hotel has a wellness spa center with an outdoor pool. It includes a sauna, Turkish bath, heated outdoor pool and mini pool in the thermal area. Massage treatments are available upon prior reservation (for a fee). Spa is open from 10.00 to 21.00. Guests of the apartments visit the thermal area at no extra charge.

Ski passes can be purchased at reception. Here is an appointment for a transfer to the longest suspension bridge in the world – “Skybridge”. Skypark has other entertainment that adults and children will enjoy. Skypark is a place of amazing high-altitude adventures. In addition to the bridge, there is a rope park, Zipline, Megatron, high-rise bungees, climbing wall, Via Ferrata, swing. The bus departs from the apartment as the group is formed.

At 09.00, a free ski bus leaves from the hotel to all the ski lifts of the resort. Thus, guests of the apartments can visit each slope of Krasnaya Polyana and get acquainted with the infrastructure of the resort.

Recreational opportunities for children

In the hotel complex there is no entertainment for children. At the request of parents, they can be provided with a playpen crib and high chairs in the dining room of the restaurant. But you will have to have fun outside the apartment. In summer, you can go to Skypark, the Olympic Village, visit the amusement park or go with the whole family to the entertainment complex “Galaxy” and have fun there all day. there is a bowling alley with children’s devices for balls, an ice rink, scientific and educational attractions, a water park and other interesting institutions.

Nearby is also a shopping and entertainment center “Gorki Mall”. It has a water park, a children’s playroom, a family recreation center. On the territory of Esto Sadka there are many children’s clubs, where you can use the services of nannies, experienced educators to leave the child for a few hours. Games, supervision, the presence of a bedroom and a children’s menu determine the main priorities for choosing a club. The most popular is “Lee Lee Monty”. But there are other places where children can have a good time (“Paradise”, “Consent”, “Corporation of Pranks”).

Children’s ski club is located on Gornaya Street, 6. To get to the children’s ski camp, you need to climb the Mountain Carousel. There is a Tirol club, where you can use the services of experienced instructors, rent ski equipment, learn in the form of skiing from the mountains.

Excursions and attractions

The tour desk of the apart-hotel offers its own developments on the organization of active recreation:

  • walking tours of the natural places of the resort Rosa Khutor (with a guide, a story about local attractions, features and traditions);
  • quests “Rose Valley” (travel game for parents with children);
  • quests “Panda Park” (ascent to 1000 meters + various mountain entertainment);
  • Panda Mountain Club (hiking with tents, overnight stays by the fire);
  • fishing;
  • adventures in Skypark;
  • yoga classes in the mountains.

All services are available upon prior request. “MountainResidence”provides a unique service for apart-hotels. Such hospitality is worth taking advantage of when coming to the ski resort of Rosa Khutor.

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Alina Abramova

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