Modern resort hotel “Lotus” is located on the first coastline of the village of Utes, 6 meters from the beach. The owners guarantee the resorters comfortable accommodation at affordable prices, a variety of leisure, a high level of service. In addition to the sea, which is within walking distance, the complex boasts the only osteopathic center in the Crimea. A unique wellness facility is available on site. A five-minute walk away is the sanatorium “Cliff”, where guests can undergo medical procedures for other diseases. The course can be purchased at Lotus.
Location and history
The hotel was built in 2009. The place was chosen on the territory of the cottage village “Santa Barbara” next to the beautiful park area, previously owned by Princess Gagarina. The complex consists of 2 residential buildings. The seven-storey elevator is equipped with an elevator, in the six-storey elevator is not provided. In 2017, a complete reconstruction was carried out, but the lift was never installed. This should be taken into account when booking a room, especially for parents coming on holiday with young children, the elderly and wheelchairs.
The village is located between Alushta and Yalta. You can get there on the highway E105 (Yuzhnoberezhnoye highway), turning towards the sea according to the sign.
Pay attention! A shuttle service is available. A car park for those arriving by private transport is 100 metres away. The service is paid.
The distance to the center of Alushta is 12 km, to Yalta – 20 km. From the village regularly run buses and minibuses, you can get to the interesting settlement of the Southern coast of Crimea by boats and “Meteora”.
According to the hotel’s policy, it is not recommended to come here with pets. Pets will not be accepted under any pretext. Owners of four-legged friends should find another place to relax. But people who are allergic to wool, nothing threatens. It is impossible to call the living conditions completely hypoallergenic, but the rooms are clean, order is maintained, bed linen is changed in a timely manner.
“We come to Lotus for the second year in a row. For us it is a quiet place of rest, without unnecessary noise and fuss. The sea is a stone’s throw away. If you do not like the beach in the Maltese style, you can go a little further to the pebble. Rooms in the hotel are spacious, the chef of the restaurant has golden hands. Cleaning is carried out daily, there were no complaints about the quality. I think this is the best place in Utes to stay during your holidays” Lydia, Russia
Hotel rooms are located in both buildings. The fund has 31 rooms for 70 beds. All of them are quite spacious, equipped with air conditioning, it is possible to install extra beds. A special feature is the presence of large balconies where you can relax with the whole family and admire the sea sunsets or a beautiful view of the park. A pleasant innovation was the use of orthopedic mattresses and elite bed linen made of natural textiles.
The following options are available to accommodate guests:
- Standard (25 sq. m) with a double bed and a comfortable sofa for relaxation. The room has a safe, refrigerator, TV. The balcony is equipped with elegant furniture for relaxation and tea drinking. There are rooms with sea or mountain views. Bathroom combined, with shower. You can contact the administrator on duty by calling the internal line.
- The apartment (88 sq. m.) consists of two rooms. In the living room there is a built-in wall-kitchen, a bar counter, a seating area with a seating area with a seating area and a large TV. The bathroom comes with a shower and jacuzzi. The balcony is an open spacious terrace overlooking the sea.
- Comfort (24 sq. m) – a cozy one-room suite with a double bed. The interior is designed in a classic style, which is optimal for people who prefer functionality. The bathroom is combined with a shower. The room has a clothes dryer, kettle, refrigerator. Separately allocated seating area with a comfortable sofa.
- Studio (footage depends on the floor) – a one-room suite with a kitchenette. The spacious balcony is equipped with light furnishings. It offers sea views. Rooms are located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.
- Suite (60 sq. m)- a comfortable two-room suite with its own terrace. In the spacious living room there is a sofa, a dining table, a large TV, a kitchenette. There is a large bed in the bedroom. On the terrace, in addition to summer furniture, there are soft sun loungers for sunbathing.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Hot and cold water is supplied around the clock. The price includes a visit and examination of the guest by an osteopath, free diagnostics is guaranteed.
“What we were really surprised about was the diagnosis in the osteopathic center. The services are divided into three programs – for adults, children and pregnant women. Very nice doctors, great treatment rooms. And the attitude is just magical. Be sure to visit “Lotus” and its unique clinic again next time” Maria, Russia
Meals and restaurants
The main restaurant, headed by the chef, takes care of the catering of the hotel guests. Breakfast is already included in the price. It is served through a buffet system. At lunchtime, visitors are waiting for delicious offers from the Chef in the form of a business lunch. In the evening, the kitchen prepares an à la carte menu. Several of them have been developed, including the main European, children’s, fish, grill and vegetarian. Tables are set on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. There is also a bar counter.
More information! From 10 am to 23.00 the service “room service” is available. This means that the hotel staff will take care of the delivery of food and drinks to the guests’ rooms. Meals can be ordered by phone.
Within walking distance there are three more restaurants that you should pay attention to if the kitchen of “Lotus” is tired. Catering in the Cliff is not as well developed as we would like. Therefore, you do not have to choose. The panoramic Santa Barbara Restaurant is 400 metres away. It is a favorite venue for weddings and corporate voters, but mere mortals can also get here. Guests are offered European, Black Sea and children’s menus, a cocktail list and a large selection of Crimean wines.
Cafe “Elephant” (900 m) is considered in the village number one among all catering establishments. It is located on the territory of the sanatorium “Cliff”. Here they prepare the best pizza on the coast, dishes on the coals, craft ice cream, and in addition, it offers the most beautiful view of the sea, mountains and park.
Restaurant of local cuisine “Oliva” (1 km) is located on the territory of the guest villa of the same name. The menu features Greek and Italian dishes. Even bread is served here in the form of ciabatta with salsa or green butter. There are also several types of pizza, pasta, a variety of barbecues, seafood, salads with original sauces. The cheese plate includes parmesan, brie, feta, dor-blue.
In the area of the village embankment opened several budget canteens. They are popular due to the large range of dishes at affordable prices. Usually they work from morning to 18-20.00, while people relax on the central beach.
Leisure and entertainment
Another advantage of the hotel is the regular entertainment programs. The organizers took care of the evening shows, children’s and adult animation. This is a good solution, as the rest in the Cliff is very different from other resort areas on the southern coast. It’s quiet and peaceful. The only noisy place is the village embankment. If there is a desire to diversify leisure, then people usually go to Alushta.
The cliff is a place where a large number of boathouses are built. Hotel “Lotus” offers walks on sea vessels, and a yacht or boat can be rented. Cars are also available for hire.
Among the interesting activities on the territory of the hotel complex, the “Practice of Attentiveness” is noted. This is a training aimed at achieving a state of calm and clarity, perception of oneself and the world in real time. Every evening at 17.00 an experienced instructor is waiting for those who wish. At the same time, you can enroll in yoga courses that are held on site.
In the massage center guests take specialists in different types of massage. They own medical, local medical and sports techniques. In the cosmetology room you can order a whole range of beauty services, starting with rejuvenating masks and ending with carboxytherapy.
Outside the hotel, guests usually enjoy walks in the park of Princess Gagarina, visit cafes and restaurants, and go diving.
Beaches & Pools
There is no swimming pool in the hotel. By and large, it is not needed, since the beach is located on the territory of the complex. It is made in the Maltese style, i.e. fully concreted up to the entrance to the water. It is equipped with sun loungers, which guests use free of charge. Concrete recreation was usually settled in the area of the location of the slipways. They do not provide a shower, toilet, changing rooms. It is believed that guests will use these services in their rooms. There is also a phyto-bar.
There are many beaches in the Cliff, both open and closed. Among the sites available for visiting, the following sites are especially popular:
- cooperative beaches – small areas in the center of the village without special infrastructure and amenities, there are no stationary canopies on them, but a lot of water activities are offered;
- the beach of the sanatorium “Utes” with a pebble coating and excellent infrastructure, lifeguards, medical service work here, water attractions and a children’s playground are installed. Entrance by passes;
- the beach of the hotel “Arcadia” with a concreted platform of the original design, it is difficult to swim here, people come here to sunbathe.
If you walk along the “goat trails” in the direction of the village of Maly Mayak, you can go to several wild beaches. Here, holidaymakers enjoy unity with nature.
Recreational opportunities for children
The hotel accepts children of all ages. A child under 3 years old can stay with his parents free of charge if he does not need a separate bed and meals. He can eat with his parents on the package they purchased with breakfast included. Baby cots are available for hire and high chairs are available in the dining room. A children’s menu has been developed for young gourmets. Every day young guests come to entertain cheerful animators. They conduct game programs and exciting quests.
The main place of rest in the Cliff is the beach. Entertainment centers with trampolines and attractions in the village are not provided. Those who want to organize leisure activities for their children go to Alushta. Here the children are waiting for exciting adventures in the water park “Almond Grove”, arboretum, Oceanarium-aquarium, park “Crimea in miniature”. In the Cliff for family walks is ideal park “Paradise”.
Excursions and attractions nearby
Aivazovsky Park or “Paradise” is a local landmark. This is a monument of landscape art. In 2003, its improvement and renovation was taken up by architect Anatoly Annenkov. The landscape designer added historicism to the overall concept of the park. Now here you can visit the Landscape Garden, the gazebo “Priestesses”, the pool, the waterfall, the gazebo of Aivazovsky, Pushkin’s corner and other interesting places.
The park area of the sanatorium “Utes” is another page of the formation of the village as an elite resort. It was defeated in the 19th century and belonged first to A.M. Borozdin, and then Princess Gagarina, whose palace is right there. Since 1947, the park has been a monument of garden architecture. There are a large number of sights and memorable objects.
Hotel “Lotus” will be a pleasant discovery for lovers of comfortable rest. Helpful and hospitable staff will provide holidaymakers with the highest class of service./?php echo the_content(); ?>