Aparthotel VALSET (Walset) by AZIMUT Rosa Khutor

Apartments in the resorts are gaining popularity among travelers and tourists. Fully equipped apartments are a convenient place for short and long stays. In the ski resort rosa Khutor (Esto-Sadok village) there is a unique complex belonging to the international hotel chain AZIMUT. Adler Airport is 40 km away. The transfer is paid separately. You can come here with animals. Be sure to have an international vet passport with you. The cost of a deposit for accommodation with pets is 5,000 rubles (the price is relevant for November 2020).

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Location and history

Valset Apartments is located in the centre of Esto-Sadok. This is the lower zone of the resort Rosa Khutor. The complex consists of 5 multi-storey buildings with comfortable apartments. Three houses are almost adjacent to the foot of Mount Psehako. The hotel is located next to the Town Hall and the Museum of Archaeology. The street is called Kamenka. The territory on which the hotel houses stand runs along the second coastline of the Mzymta River.

The AZIMUT brand is the first Russian chain represented in the international market of hotel services. The company’s hotels are open in Russia, Israel, Austria and Germany. The date of birth is 2004. It was then that the founder of the network Alexander Klyachin bought the first hotel. In 2013, the brand received a long-term contract to manage a hotel complex in the Olympic Sochi. All hotels of the company have uniform standards of service, a common corporate culture, a single reservation center.

The company regularly holds promotions, introduces special offers for participants of the bonus program, guarantees fast Wi-Fi, a bottle of water daily, early check-in / late check-out, room upgrade subject to availability. AZIMUT stimulates the development of domestic tourism by providing refunds of up to 20%. For the holidays, special discounts on accommodation or services are prepared for guests. Members of the AZIMUT Bonus program have the opportunity to accumulate points, and then spend them on paid hotel services.

“Do not be lazy to become a participant of the program from AZIMUT. Its main advantage for us was the fact that, booking a room on the AZIMUT Bonus system, payment was made on the spot, upon arrival at the hotel. Outside the program, 100% advance payment will be required, and the prepayment is not refundable in case of trip cancellation. The cost of a room under the AZIMUT Bonus program is slightly higher than the cost when pre-paid, but for us it was a more acceptable option precisely because of the absence of the risk of losing money in case of any force majeure” Natalia, Russia

Room stock

To accommodate guests there are 394 separate rooms for accommodation. These are studios, one, two, three local deluxe apartments. VALSET apartments from AZIMUT are the only apartments in rosa Khutor resort with a fully equipped kitchen. The interiors are made in calm colors, without frills and unnecessary decorative elements. Some rooms have balconies. On the standard you can sit in the evening, watching the surroundings. On the “French” you can only go out to stand. There are apartments in which balconies are not provided for by the architectural project.

The usual situation consists of sleeping places, a dining area, a wardrobe, a kitchen corner. In apartments with improved living conditions there are armchairs, sofas, a guest area. For rest on balconies there is a garden furniture (chairs, table). Each apartment has a safe for storing documents and valuables. Water coolers are installed on the floors. There is an elevator. Laundry and ironing services are available. Washing machines are available in the laundry room.

For those who are particularly tired of the day, guests can relax in the massage chair on the ground floor near the reception. For those who are not satisfied with such relaxation, there are other additional services. The price includes the Internet, as well as access to the children’s room and sauna in the hotel “Freestyle”. This is a hotel complex belonging to the AZIMUTH network. It is located on the embankment polyanka, house 4. FREESTYLE – 3 star level, restaurant, organized meals, spa with thermal area, font, massage rooms.

“Cozy apartment. A good solution for families with children. The presence of a kitchen allows you to save on food in restaurants. A huge plus is the built-in dishwasher. All necessary utensils, microwave, refrigerator, hob, cutlery are available. The house is well located in relation to the center, the town hall, the museum of archeology. The money is small, the rest is wonderful. I especially recommend to those who come to go skiing. To the ski lifts go 5-7 minutes» Alexander, Russia

Meals and restaurants

Next to the apartment is a partner hotel, which has a level of comfort of 3 stars. On its territory there is a restaurant “Eat well”. It is not owned by AZIMUT. This is a separate point, which opened in 2015. Guests can order food and drinks in the room, include breakfast in the price, lunch and dinner à la carte. Meals are not available.

The location in the center of the resort makes it possible to eat in any café you like or cook your own food. Five hundred meters from the complex open McDonald’s. There are grocery stores on the main streets. There will be no problems with cooking products.

“Basically a good option to stay. Nearby there are different cafes. You can go for dinner at the nearby hotel restaurant. On the other hand, all appliances in the room work, the kitchen is in excellent condition. Why not cook? Everything abounds, there would be a desire” Aleksei, Russia

Leisure and entertainment

In summer, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to the private Rosa Khutor beach. You can relax on the Black Sea coast, swim in the sea and sunbathe by making an order with the administrator. To do this, you need to go to the reception on the eve of 20.00, take bus tickets for yourself and children, get a bracelet on the beach and a card on a towel. You will need to leave a deposit in advance. It’s a 3-minute walk to the stop. All seats are seated. There are a lot of buses, they all go non-stop (unlike regular buses), so the journey time will take from 35 to 40 minutes. Bracelets give the right to use sunbeds free of charge. For a place in the tents will have to pay.

In winter, ski lovers come here. The hotel is within walking distance from the ski lifts:

  • Tyrol – 300 m;
  • Boom – 300 m;
  • Olympia – 400 m;
  • Elevator A3 – 1 km.

First-class ski trails with a total length of 102 km are waiting for skiers and snowboarders. The height difference is 1534 meters. The season lasts up to 140 days, starting from the end of November and ending in April. In addition to the traditional (green, blue, red and black) ski slopes, the slopes are equipped with:

  • Snowpark;
  • Stash Park;
  • Tübing;
  • toboggan run.

Ski storage facilities are available. Sports equipment rental is 250 metres away. To maintain physical fitness in inclement weather, the complex is equipped with a gym. Nearby there is a rope park, a car track, a natural park, a concert hall, cafes and restaurants. Esto-Sadok for someone can become a real Klondike. After all, it is here that one of the largest casinos in Eastern Europe is located.

Fans of entertainment should definitely pay attention to the following objects:

  • Gazprom Mountain and Tourist Center (ski and biathlon complex, Insta Park, Galaktika social and cultural center with an ice rink, bowling alley, robot exhibition and cinema);
  • ski resort “Krasnaya Polyana” with a huge complex of various attractions, including virtual;
  • mountain-tourist center “Alpika-center” (attracts extremals, in winter the tracks are intended only for experienced athletes, in summer you can ride the cable car and admire the local landscapes).

Recreational opportunities for children

The hotel, unfortunately, does not have its own large equipped territory. There is a children’s playground in the courtyard. At the same resort, there are plenty of opportunities for children to relax. First, children’s clubs are organized. The most famous of them are:

  • Kolobok (Sochi Marriott);
  • Grand Hotel Polyana;
  • “Hali-gali” – entertainment center for the whole family;
  • “Paradise” (“Slide Panorama”);
  • “Li Monte” (embankment “Panorama”).

Rates for visiting are placed at the entrance to each club. Almost all provide babysitting services while parents ski or go on excursions.

Secondly, children’s playgrounds are available in the summer. One of the largest is located on the Polyanka Embankment and is called FanGrad. In winter, remember the hot summer will help the water park “Mountain Beach”. Its main feature is the presence of a real sandy beach with sun loungers. For active recreation and fun there are 7 slides, swimming pools (heated, wave and jacuzzi), a special court for badminton and tennis, a spa complex. Here, too, there is a children’s club, whose staff will look after the children and entertain them. Another water park “Galaxy” is located on the 1st floor of the recreation center GAZprom.

Communication with animals has always pleased children. In the village of Esto-Sadok created an aviary complex “Laura” and a unique interactive exhibition of sheep “Sovarium”. Children who tolerate transport trips well may like Adler’s Dino Park. It features 20 rubberized exhibits of extinct life-size reptiles.

Excursions and attractions nearby

The excursion bureau of the resort Rosa Khutor offers a lot of options for exploring local attractions. Administrators of VALSET apartments from AZIMUT Rosa Khutor will tell you where to apply for a tourist trip. Some natural places can be reached on foot. For example, the Polikarya waterfall is the highest in Sochi and is located in the vicinity of the village of Esto-Sadok. It is located on the northern slope of the Aibga range (height 72 meters).

In the village there is a museum of the Estonian writer Tammsaare A.H. He was treated here for consumption. The expositions tell about his work, life and legacy. By the way, Esto-Sadok got its name from the Estonians who previously inhabited this territory. Forest trails will lead to an ancient powerful defensive structure – the fortress of Achipse. At one time, it guarded one of the sections of the Great Silk Road, gave protection and overnight to caravans with goods.

When the local historical, natural and entertainment places are explored, you can go on excursions to other areas of Sochi. Nearby attractions include:

  • art glass studio in Adler (there is an opportunity to attend a master class and make a glass souvenir with your own hands);
  • Atshu Gorge, Akhshtyr Cave, Psakho River Canyon are interesting tourist sites with a unique landscape, waterfalls, sites of ancient people;
  • trout farm “Adler” (here you can buy fresh fish for cooking in the kitchen in valset apartments from AZIMUT Rosa Khutor);
  • Solokhaul Park in Dagomys (balloon flights, off-road APC races, rope park and zipline);
  • dolmens on Krasnaya Polyana;
  • Emerald Valley in Lazarevskoye;

The Olympic Park in the Imereti Bay is a separate excursion into the history of sports achievements of our country. It includes the following facilities built for the 2014 Olympics:

  • ice palaces;
  • singing fountains;
  • circuit;
  • Sochi Amusement Park;
  • Museum of the USSR, Mechanical Museum of Leonardo da Vinci (the exhibition presents models made according to the drawings of the Italian genius). There is also the Nikola Tesla Electrical Museum.

VALSET Apartments from AZIMUT Rosa Khutor are conveniently located in relation to transport routes and bus stops. From the complex it is easy to go to any area of Sochi, and in the evening to return back.

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Alina Abramova

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