Hotel Krista Popovka Crimea

Comfortable hotel “Christie” offers a great holiday on the west coast of Crimea. The official classification of the service is 4 stars. High standards confirm the reviews of guests. It is believed that this place has the cleanest sea, the distance to which, by the way, is only 50 meters. The hotel complex is focused on the reception of couples with children and youth leisure. There are all kinds of food options, animators entertain guests from morning to evening, there are no problems with the organization of excursions and water sports.

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Location and history

The village in which the hotel is located is located in interesting landscape conditions. There are no high mountains, as in the south of the peninsula. On the contrary, it is a wide boundless steppe. The height of the center of Popovka is only 5 meters above sea level. This means that smooth roads are laid everywhere, without descents and ascents, on which you can easily move with a stroller and small children. On the one hand, there is Lake Oyburskoye, on the other – Donuzlav.

In 2001, the area was chosen by the organizers of the rave festival“Republic of KaZantip”. Music and drive lovers gathered here until 2013, when the event was banned by the prosecutor’s office. Then for another two years, the organizers tried to return the festival under a different name, but the non-standard concept of its holding and a special philosophy made this impossible. Super-party in Popovka is no longer going. The infrastructure has been completely rebuilt for the needs of family recreation and sports leisure of young people. The Christie Hotel itself was built in 2013.

In 2018, the population of the village came out to a mass protest against the construction of a large shrimp farm on the shore of Lake Oybur. They wanted to defend the right of Popovka to be considered a seaside resort, and not a zone of industrial food production. They were supported by Natalia Poklonskaya, at that time a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Construction was discontinued. The village continued to develop as a resort.

The distance to the nearest major administrative center – Evpatoria – is 52 km by highway. Popovka is a quiet corner of the Black Sea coast, with wide sandy beaches, warm sea, suitable in depth for safe bathing of children. Getting here by public transport is problematic. You need to make a transfer in Evpatoria to get to the village of Mirny, which is located one and a half kilometers from the hotel. Then, in any case, you will have to take a taxi. Therefore, it is best to immediately order a transfer at the hotel. The accommodation is 99 km from Simferopol. The driver will deliver guests quickly, without stopping at other settlements.

Pay attention! Parking is free, unguarded, located in the open area near the hotel.

Room stock

The hotel is open seasonally. Guests are welcome from 1 June to 25 September. 54 comfortable rooms have been prepared for their accommodation. The building is four-storey without elevator. Each room has a spacious balcony, which makes staying here even more pleasant. The price includes meals (selected package), animation, use of beach infrastructure. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, kettle, TV and Wi-Fi. Beach towels, soap accessories, slippers and a hairdryer are already in the bathrooms.

It offers rooms of the following categories of comfort:

  1. Standard (25 sq. m) – double room with a furnished balcony, a view of the village and the lake, a bathroom with a shower, it is possible to install an extra bed on request.
  2. Junior Suite (30 sq. m) – double room with sea view, on the balcony there is summer furniture, the room has its own safe and work desk. It is possible to accommodate two more people in extra beds. Bathroom with shower.
  3. Suite (from 40 sq. m) – triple two-room suite, the rooms are separated by a door or arch, each has access to a private balcony, both are furnished. It offers views of the lake. The room has a work desk, the bathroom offers an expanded set of bath accessories and cosmetics.
  4. Suite «Christie» (60 sq. m) – a quadruple three-room suite with the possibility of installing two more beds. Of the two rooms there are exits to two furnished balconies overlooking the sea. In addition to the shower cabin, the bathroom has a jacuzzi. In the living room there is a beautiful mahogany dining furniture, soft leather sofa and armchairs.

On the ground floor of the building there is a small market where you can buy the necessary goods for recreation and food.

Meals and restaurants

The hotel has a main lounge with a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a summer café on the terrace and an a la carte restaurant. Guests are offered three meal options:

  • breakfast only:
  • half board (breakfast + dinner);
  • full board (three meals a day).

In the lobby bar on the ground floor you can order Crimean wines, cocktails, tea, coffee, desserts, lemonades. Room service is available from 12.00 to 23.00. Caring waiters will bring the order, cover the table, remove the used dishes.

The chef specialises in European cuisine. The peculiarity is that they are all made from local products. Nearby there are several farms that supply meat, vegetables, fish, fruits and dairy products to the restaurant. In the evenings, “live” music sounds in a cozy hall, thematic programs are held.

Important! Within 4 kilometers there is not a single dining room or restaurant. Therefore, people from other places of rest come here to eat. Nearby is the guest house “Natalia 3”, which together with “Christie” is part of a single complex. On its territory there is a café where you can also eat.

“Great place to stay with kids! Everything is at hand, the animators are just tin! Children have fun with them, and parents are calm. The food is very good, without exaggeration. Of course, there may be a queue at the distribution counter, as everyone passing by goes here. They buy a one-time lunch and eat with the hotel guests. There are practically no queues in Natalie, so you can eat there for a fee” Alexey, Russia

Leisure and entertainment

In Popovka for a long time was the infamous “Kazantip”. After its ban, the entertainment infrastructure quickly rebuilt, taking the best from past experience. On the coast, the system of providing services for water sports is well developed. For an additional fee, the hotel will help to organize:

  • windsurfing;
  • jet skiing;
  • kitesurfing;
  • yachting;
  • diving.

There is no need to look for anyone, because instructors in all types of surfing and diving cooperate with the hotel. Here you can book a trip to Cape Tarkhankut, where there is an underwater museum that has no analogues in the world, the longest grotto, perfectly clear water. Accompanied by an instructor, you can give yourself an unforgettable holiday and a great photo shoot.

In the village of Popovka opened kite school “Snowkite”. It is located one and a half kilometers from the hotel. Here they teach flights on a metro plane, kiting, takeboarding, SUP-surfing. Active rest is guaranteed 100%. Naturally, there is a rental of sports equipment and technical means of transportation, including ATVs.

If high speeds and wind in the face do not attract vacationers, then in 2 kilometers from the “Christie” there is a private stable “Katerina”. Visitors are offered horse riding lessons, leisurely horseback riding on the beach, to lakes, places of interest.

From the first day of opening, the hotel has a professional team of animators. They entertain not only children. In the evenings, thematic events are arranged for everyone, board games are organized, such as “Mafia” or games of economic direction, in the morning general charging is carried out, family quests are offered in the afternoon.

Beaches

There is no swimming pool in the hotel, and it is not needed. The complex is located in an amazing location – on the South Spit between the Black Sea and Lake Donuzlav. The beach is covered with white fine sand. This is a private area, so sunbeds and umbrellas are already installed. Towels should be brought with you from the hotel, although on the bracelet they can be issued here.

More information! All guests of the hotel “Christie” are given a “smart bracelet”. It provides guests with free access to the beach, use of sun loungers, places under canopies, children’s animation.

On the territory there are modern foot washers, fresh shower. There is also a windsurfing school. There is an ice cream parlour and a bar. The entrance to the sea is gentle, the depth increases gradually. Children really like to build castles out of sand, swim in warm water and play with cheerful animators.

It is also worth a trip to the famous beach “Kazantip”. It is located 5 kilometers away, but deserves special attention. This is not just a coastal area, but a real museum of modern art. All objects are located in the open air, and the design is more reminiscent of the city of the future or space art objects.

Recreational opportunities for children

Children are accepted from any age. If parents come with a child under 5 years old, he lives with them for free. Discounts are available for young holidaymakers under 12 years of age. The owners have provided all the nuances that may arise on vacation with children. Starting with the transfer, where child car seats are mandatory.

The restaurant has a children’s menu. For babies there are high chairs for feeding. In addition to what is available in the price list, parents can order any steamed meals for an additional fee.

In front of the entrance there are convenient ramps for travel with a stroller. In the rental there are cots, you can take games, books, on TV to watch children’s satellite channels.

A wide range of games and entertainment has been developed, including:

  • children’s club and playroom;
  • slide with trampoline on the beach;
  • developing animation programs and thematic quests;
  • master classes in cooking, painting and needlework;
  • children’s disco.

You can order a transfer or taxi and go to the nearest villages to visit:

  1. Dolphinarium “Donuzlav” (12 km) is located at the recreation center “Steppe Harbor”, in addition to watching the show, here you can swim with dolphins and take pictures with them.
  2. Museum “Sea Curiosities” (8 km) is organized in the village of Storm. All exhibits were brought ashore during the storm. Sometimes it is difficult to guess what the objects were before they got into the exhibition.
  3. Art studio “I am an artist” (2 km) is open in Popovka. Here, children will be taught to assemble a bizarre mosaic of colored glass. There will be a reason to bring from the resort an original souvenir made with your own hands.

The beach also has all the conditions for a comfortable stay of parents with children.

Excursions and attractions nearby

The hotel regularly offers themed sightseeing tours. For example, employees are well aware of the interest of vacationers in the Crimean winemaking. They are ready to acquaint guests with special places that are not known to all lovers of good wine. The excursion goes to the vineyards of the private winery “Two Hearts”. Six types of author’s wine and snacks are served right here, in the gazebo in a green glade. The owner talks about his experience and offers to taste elite drinks. This is a very romantic project that is popular with christie guests.

 

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The hotel is a great place to relax on the west coast of Crimea. Here a sense of freedom and spaciousness is born. Largely due to the endless steppe and two large reservoirs – the Black Sea on one side and the salt lake Donuzlav on the other. Friendly staff, good food and clean rooms complete the picture of a good rest.