14 kilometers west of Novorossiysk is the village of Abrau-Durso, famous for champagne wines. Since 1871, breeding experiments on the breeding of vintage grape varieties have been conducted here. The result was the emergence of the main Russian winery for the production of champagne and vintage wines. Today, Abrau-Durso is included in excursion routes to interesting places of the Krasnodar Territory. You can come here for a day, or you can stay for the whole vacation. Guests of the village are always welcome to the 4-star hotel Imperial-Champagne.
The snow-white building, built in the tradition of the palace and park ensemble, is located 6 kilometers from the Black Sea coast. The hotel offers a free daily shuttle service to the pebble beaches. The distance to Anapa Airport is 75 km, to Gelendzhik – 55 km. The nearest railway station is located in Novorossiysk, it is 21 km away. In Abrau-Durso can be reached by taxi, book a transfer at the hotel or come by your own car. Free parking is available on site.
The hotel was built in 1957. During the work, a culture of receiving guests was formed, service traditions appeared. Complete reconstruction was carried out in 2015. The interiors were renovated, a unique SPA center was built, in the procedures of which grapes, vintage wines and champagne are used. Sophistication and luxury surrounds the guests of the hotel, which allows them to forget about everyday worries and plunge into the atmosphere of a relaxed holiday.
A full-fledged resort infrastructure has been built around the hotel complex. Nearby there are shops, restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues. From the attention of unauthorized persons protects the park area, broken around the hotel. There are broken alleys for walks, fenced places for secluded recreation. Paths lead directly to the mountain lake Abrau. This is the largest freshwater lake in the Krasnodar Territory and one of the largest in the Caucasus. Its area is 2 sq. km.
More information. In summer, you can swim in the lake, in winter the water does not freeze, but the water temperature on average drops to +2 degrees Celsius.
The number of rooms is designed for 80 beds. Each room has an original exquisite design. The design was created using the styles of Provence, Art Deco, Modern, unique decorative elements. To accommodate guests, the following categories of comfort are offered:
- Standard Twin/Double and Twin/Economy. The area is designed for a comfortable stay of 1-2 people.
- Standard superior with balcony is designed for 1-2 guests. The panoramic balcony offers views of Lake Abrau.
- Junior Suite (25 sq. m.) consists of one room divided into two zones. On a low pedium there is a double bed, downstairs – a living room with upholstered furniture. The courtyard is visible from the windows.
- Superior Junior Suite with balcony and lake view.
- Suite (32 sq. m) consists of two rooms. The bedroom has a double four-poster bed. In the living room there is a soft sofa, an armchair, a work desk. There is a carpet on the floor.
- Suite “Imperial” (46 sq. m. ) includes one room, divided into sleeping and living areas, two bathrooms with bath and shower, balcony. The windows overlook the lake. For a fee, accommodation is available in an extra bed.
- Suite «FOLIAGE» (65 sq. m)) – two-room suite with a balcony. There are 2 bathrooms. On the ceiling – hand painting. The living room has an electric fireplace with smoke imitation.
In each room, regardless of category, there is a cosmetic set L’occitane. It includes toiletries and cosmetics for the face, body, hands and hair, made on the basis of natural ingredients.
Accommodation includes breakfast with a glass of champagne, access to the thermal spa area, gym, parking, multi-channel TV. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Animals are not inhabited.
Important! Check-in is from 15.00. You must leave before 12.00. Extra hours of stay are available for a surcharge.
Particular attention is drawn to the hotel’s restaurant, decorated in the style of Provence. The bright dining room is elegantly furnished by an open fireplace. The menu serves French cuisine. Chef Sergei Olshevsky studied with the best chefs of Michelin restaurants in France. He uses in light and creative dishes traditional products for Provence – goat cheese, foie gras, duck breasts and legs, makes marinades based on Provencal herbs and natural cream.
Breakfast is included in the payment of accommodation. A glass of sparkling champagne is served. From 12.00 the hall opens for à la carte service. Here you can book a table for lunch and dinner. The average check is 1300 rubles (actual for December 2020) Special attention should be paid to the bar card of the restaurant. It presents a complete collection of champagne “Abrau-Durso” and a premium line of wines of the geographical name “Divnomorskoe Manor”. Sommelier Pavel Ivanov will acquaint with the peculiarities of the taste of each ordered bottle.
“I note the excellent quality of the products from which breakfast is prepared. Everything is fresh, freshly cooked. Lunch and dinner will seem expensive to many, but I sincerely recommend visiting the restaurant in the evening. You will not be disappointed with the service and taste of dishes» Valery, Russia
100 metres from the lakeside café with summer veranda Petit Cafe. Visitors are waiting for good cuisine, pleasant service, quality wine and champagne. The average check is 1000 rubles, prices are above average.
A new restaurant “Villa of Roses” was opened nearby. It has a real wood-burning stove. The menu includes baked trout, kebabs, khachapuri. Prices are high, the average check is 1500 rubles.
In Abrau-Durso there are other, cheaper catering establishments. These are ordinary canteens, where the average check for lunch rarely exceeds 300 rubles. They have adopted a self-service system, and ready meals are exhibited on the distribution line. All restaurants provide food delivery and takeaway services.
A special pride of the hotel is the Champagne-SPA complex. It offers the services of:
- Finnish and herbal saunas;
- Turkish bath (hammam);
- shower of impressions;
- ice fountain;
- Kneipp Path;
- outdoor pool with lounge area.
SPA treatments using the healing properties of grapes are included in the service set of the hotel. The center is open from 10.00 to 21.30 seven days a week. Guests are offered branded baths, cosmetologist services, individual skin rejuvenation programs. Prior to the wellness centre, guests can work out in the gym, which is also included in the room rate.
A real Russian bath with a steam room and brooms is located on Shkolnaya Street in the house 2. This is a public bath, working on a schedule. Inside there is a steam room, a large wash room with a font, a recreation area. There is also an indoor bar where you can buy tea, honey, drinks and bath amenities.
In the large tent of the Abrau-Durso Art Park, an ice rink is filled. Its area is 400 sq. m. New filling technologies allow both amateurs and professionals to ride. Entrance fee. Instructor services are provided, there is a rental and sharpening of skates. There is a food court nearby.
On the pier of the Embankment, decorated with antique columns, boat rental works. You can go on a tour of the lake on your own, and at the same time moor to the shores and visit the church built on the coast.
Gastronomic master classes are gaining great popularity. They are held by the chefs of Abrau-Durso restaurants for adults and children. After the end of the course, all participants are given diplomas, and the lesson ends with lunch or tea.
For the organization of leisure vacationers work:
- Sailing club;
- yoga school (located on the way to the village of South Ozereika);
- equestrian club;
- art bazaar on Alexander II Square;
- a karting track is located on the outskirts of the village of Abrau.
Hotel Champagne is the center of various kinds of events.
Pay attention! Photo shoot on the territory of the hotel is paid. The cost without the services of a photographer must be clarified with the administrator.
Minibuses depart daily on a private Black Sea beach on schedule. The coastline is covered with pebbles. There is a rental of sun loungers, umbrellas, sunbeds. There are water slides for children and adults, there are several cafes.
Abrau-Durso has its own beach on the shore of the lake. There is clean water, wooden canopies, showers and a bar with soft drinks.
Hotel Champagne features a seasonal swimming pool. Access is free. The relaxation area is equipped with sun loungers with parasols. Beach towels are provided.
The hotel accepts children of different ages. Kids up to 5 years old stay free of charge without a bed (baby cot) and breakfast. Extra bed for a child from 5 to 11 years old is provided for a surcharge of 2200 rubles with breakfast (actual for January 2021) There are thick curtains on the windows. There is a playground outside.
In Abrau-Durso, conditions for rest and development of the child are created. For young guests we offer:
- courses of a young rider in the estate of “Round Lake”;
- cooking workshops in the gastronomic school;
- courses of the young captain in the sailing club;
- children’s yoga “Yozhiki Abrau”;
- sweet SPA.
A favorite attraction of all young guests is the Venetian carousel with bright horses and sleighs. The Abrau-Durso tourism centre has a children’s room with hourly rates. In it, the child will be looked after by a professional educator, while parents will study the wine cellars.
Abrau-Durso is the center of enogastronomic tourism. From here begin how many excursion routes, united under the name “Wine roads of the Kuban”. In addition to traveling to the local Historical Complex and champagne factory, the Tourism Center offers trips to the wineries of the region:
- Agro-tourist complex “Chateau Pino”;
- Estate “Semigorye”;
- Lefkadia Valley;
- Sykora’s estate;
- Gai-Kodzor and others.
The tour includes a sightseeing tour, acquaintance with the production and tasting. The agency organizes transport, meals, entertainment program. Enogastronomic tours acquaint guests of the Kuban with those varieties of wine that are currently available only to residents of the region.
At the Hotel Champagne, you can sign up for a health course or rent hiking poles. Guided hiking is one of the most common ways to explore the local natural beauties. The routes of the health and terrain are laid in mountainous terrain and have different levels of difficulty.
The small Abrau-Durso Embankment is a favorite place for walks of vacationers. There is a fountain “Splashes of champagne”, a big heart – a symbol of love and loyalty, the original monument to Leonid Utesov.
Another attraction is the Art Park. It is located at the end of the Lake Abrau Embankment. This is a kind of exhibition of contemporary conceptual art. Many installations are interactive objects. You can do something with them, touch them with your hands. For example, in the “Gazebo of wish fulfillment” you need to spin the drum, and the dream will come true.
No less interesting exhibits are in the “Gallery of Light Abrau”. It is a unique center of advanced art, which combines visual concepts, music, sound, light and dance.
Hotel Champagne has a tour desk that can help arrange guided tours of the surrounding area. The owners guarantee a chic holiday in the best traditions of southern hospitality.