Best hotels in Popovka by the sea for families with children in Crimea

In the Crimean Popovka come to rest because of the beach. Its width varies from 50 to 200 meters, the length reaches several kilometers. The coating is fine light sand, the water is blue and transparent, the entrance is gentle. There are no stones and algae. The depth increases gradually. This is one of the best sandy beaches of the Crimea. During high tides there are jellyfish. But this is a temporary phenomenon and usually does not give vacationers worries. Due to the large area on the sand, you can comfortably settle down even in high season.

What else is famous popovka and where to go with children

Until 2012, the infamous music festival “Republic of Kazantip” was held here. After the ban issued by the Prosecutor’s Office, the organizers tried to return the site by registering a new name of the festival, but they did not succeed. For several years in a row, fans of the spectacle came here. But over the years they became less and less, so today Popovka is a promising resort for parents with children. Hotels are being repurposed to receive families.

The first thing that has changed in the village is the infrastructure of the beach. There are still a few wild areas left, but they are far away. The main beach of Popovka is Central. The exit to it is located near the hotel “Villa Harbor”. On the coastal territory there are trampolines and inflatable slides with swimming pools, a rescue service, water attractions, rental of sun loungers, umbrellas and catamarans.

It should be noted that the village is not a noisy resort center. The accommodation is 32 km from Yevpatoria. In the south and north of Popovka there are picturesque lakes Donuzlav (a popular place for picnics) and Oyburskoye. The main attraction is the ruins of an ancient Greek city. The remains of the walls date back to the 3-4 centuries BC. They are located on the territory of the boarding house “Chaika”.

Interesting places also include:

  1. The estate “Solokha” is a complex stylized as a Ukrainian farmstead of the times of Nikolai Gogol. The design uses elements of Ukrainian national décor, attributes of peasant life.
  2. Sunken ship “Varna”. To the vessel, which died from the torpedo of a Soviet submarine during the war, underwater excursions are organized. The depth is small, so after the briefing, everyone can go down under the water and inspect the warship. There is a slight age limit.
  3. The territory of the festival “Kazantip”. Now it is being landscaped in the form of an entertainment area for family holidays. Children’s master classes, a small water park and a café are held here.
  4. The Sea Curiosities Museum is located in the nearby village of Storm (5 km). The exposition is collected from objects that were thrown ashore by the sea. Some of them are so deformed that it is impossible to determine what they were “during their lifetime”. The guide will gladly play with the children in the “guessing”.

An interesting place of rest for fishing lovers can be Lake Donzulav. First, it is the deepest lake in Crimea. Secondly, according to the type of general mineralization, it is both fresh and salty. The fisherman never knows which fish will get hooked: freshwater or sea.

Where to live during the holidays

The village has only 8 streets and 300 inhabitants. Recently, the territory has been actively built up with comfortable hotels and boarding houses. Many people habitually turn to the private sector, but today in Popovka there are more comfortable hotels for parents with children.

Mirny Hotel

Modern bungalows with air conditioning, panoramic window and private bathroom are located on the first coastline. The beach is a couple of steps away. The appearance is more like containers, but inside everything is much more decent. The designers used a minimalist style of design. Furniture, shower, water heating is made by electric heater. The room can accommodate up to 4 people, although the beds will be tiered. A mini fridge is also available. On-site parking and internet are available.

“Living in a container is cool! No one bothers to sleep and do what you want. The staff in the hotel seems to be there, but it is not heard or seen. In the shower – excellent cosmetics, for breakfast serve amazing cheesecakes, from the window you can see the sea and the beach. If you turn off all phones and gadgets, you can have a great rest» Asiya, Russia




The 4-storey hotel is located on the first coastline. The fund includes 54 rooms of categories Standard, Junior Suite, Suite and special suite “Christie”. Children under 5 years stay free of charge, children under 12 years old have discounts. Meals are organized in three packages: breakfast, half board and 3 meals a day. Service is carried out on the system of the Swedish line. A children’s menu has been developed. The entrance to the beach is 20 metres away. Wooden decks lead to it. On the shore for guests there are canopies, sun loungers, a bar. The second beach is located on the lake Donuzlav. During the day, young guests are entertained by animators, cartoon screenings are arranged in the evenings. The building is equipped with a games room. When ordering a transfer, child seats are installed in cars.

“For kids, it’s just heaven. Entertainment activities are constantly organized. The team of animators charges both children and adults with positivity. Every day there was an incendiary disco right on the beach. We became participants of the events “Cotton candy”, “Soap bubble show”, “Festival of colors”. The restaurant serves a good buffet, the children were happy to eat everything that was offered to them” Marina, Russia





Hotel “Kerkinanitida”

The hotel complex is located on the shore of Lake Donuzlav. The nearest Black Sea sandy beach is 500 metres away. The number of rooms is located in three 4-storey buildings. To accommodate parents with children, there are family rooms, apartments with kitchens and three-room suites. Meals are organized independently. In the building there is a children’s club with a games room, table tennis, a sports corner. On the pier there is a café with homemade dishes. À la carte service.

“The beach near the hotel is pebbly, to the sandy walk 5 minutes along the wooden path. The café is delicious cooking. The hotel has a well-thought-out entertainment for the whole family. During the day, the audience is entertained by animators. At 9 p.m., everyone gathers under a canopy on the beach to show cartoons or children’s movies. The administrators are friendly, always ready to help» Natalia, Russia





Park-pension “MNB”

In the number of rooms of the boarding house for families with children there are one-, two- and three-room apartments with fully equipped kitchens. The hotel is located on the shore of Lake Oybur. Residential buildings are located in a park consisting of more than 200 species of plants. This creates a special microclimate, as close as possible to the atmosphere of the biogarden. It features a large outdoor saltwater pool. Along its perimeter there are sun loungers for sunbathing. A playground has been built for children. Barbecue areas are available (free of charge). Meals are organized independently. Like all hotels of this level, the MNS provides a transfer service from / to the stations of Evpatoria and Simferopol.

“The territory of the boarding house is buried in greenery, the cottages are located at a distance from each other, so no one prevents anyone from relaxing. The nearest sandy wild beach can be reached in 15 minutes on walk even with a child. To the Central – a little closer, but there are always a lot of people. If you do not want to go to the sea beaches, you can stay in the hotel and swim in the sea pool” Alexey, Russia




Guest house “Altera” offers for families 3 and 4-bed rooms of categories “Standard” and “Comfort”. The price includes services for the organization of excursions, parking, internet, access to the outdoor pool. There is also a café on site. À la carte service. Children’s meals are available in the range. There is a children’s trampoline near the pool. To the nearest Black Sea beach – 800 m. Within walking distance from the hotel there are lakes with therapeutic mud. In the evening, you can play with the child in board games, which the administrator will give absolutely free.

“Overall nice hotel with its own pool and dining room with affordable prices. The main drawback is far from the sea. With a child to walk almost a kilometer in the heat is not comilfo. The staff is helpful, friendly. But the prices for accommodation are high. In Popovka you can find for the same money a house closer to the sea” Sergey, Russia




Солоха (Soloha)

The estate was built in the style of the Ukrainian farmstead. In the decoration and décor a lot of wood, home textiles, utensils from peasant life. For [y], age restrictions apply – the hotel will be able to accept children only from the age of 5. Guests will not be able to prepare their own meals. The dining room offers a set menu that changes every 10 days. The guest house accepts guests who come to the resort for more than 5 days. There are all conditions for a long stay. The price includes parking, swimming pool, playground, barbecue area, ironing room. Central Beach is a 5-minute walk away.

“Mentally, comfortably, children like it. A slide is installed for them, there is an opportunity to splash in the pool. The kitchen in the café is wonderful. The owners are very friendly people. The territory is clean, well-groomed. In the evening, you can sit in the gazebo or fry a barbecue. The entire resort infrastructure is within walking distance” Lyudmila, Russia





The family-run Pallada Hotel is 200 metres from the sea and the beach. All rooms have balconies and there is a shared kitchen on the ground floor. The building has only 2 floors and in its architecture it is more like a roadside motel. In the yard there is a small children’s playground. For evening relaxation there is a common terrace and a barbecue area (free of charge). In high season, animators are invited and children’s parties are held. The shared kitchen is equipped with kitchenware according to the maximum occupancy of the hotel. For accommodation prepared 15 rooms with a capacity of 2 to 4 people. To the beach 5 minutes walk, in front of the hotel there is a grocery market, shops.

“Nice guest house that has everything you need to spend a holiday with the kids. In the kitchen, you can prepare your own breakfast or go to a café nearby. No one forces you to buy mandatory breakfasts or board and depend on the same dining room. The hotel is conveniently located to the beach, the center of the village and the main tourist sites” Vladimir, Russia



Pension with 71 rooms

Next to the water park on the first coastline is a private holiday home. It was created on the territory of the former dispensary “Solnechny”. The fund includes 71 hotel rooms. Each is equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower. The pension provides accommodation and meals at the most budget prices. For example, in high season (July and August), a two-room junior suite with full board will cost 2700 rubles per day per person (the price is relevant for [y]). Discounts are available for children under 7 years of age. Their accommodation with meals will be 700 rubles per day. It offers a library, a medical office, a games room, animators, guarded parking. There is a sauna with a font. When leaving the hotel, guests immediately get to the landscaped beach with a small water park “Aphrodite”.

“I want to say right away that the buildings of the buildings were built during the Soviet Union. But for those who come to the sea, the best place in Popovka can not be found. To the water no more than a hundred meters. Feed 3 times a day. There is a bathhouse and barbecue. The rooms are dead, but clean. Children – expanse, parents will also find something to do» Vasily, Russia




Of all the places presented for a good rest, family hotels “Christie” and “Pension for 71 rooms” are ideal. The first will appeal to those who are accustomed to comfort. The second option is simpler and cheaper.

Alina Abramova

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