Hotel Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi

The luxurious 5-star Rixos Hotel is located in the centre of Krasnaya Polyana, Esto Sadok. Stylish interiors and impeccable service have become the hallmark of this hotel complex. Upon prior reservation and for an additional fee, the administrator will provide a transfer to Adler airport (distance along the highway – 50 km) or to the railway station of Sochi. Rixos was recognized as the Best Ski, Family and Spa Hotel in Russia according to experts of world and European awards WORLD SKI AWARDS, WORLD SPA AWARDS, WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS. The partner of the hotel is Medical &SPA Polyana 960, in which guests of Rixos can undergo a medical examination and spa treatment.

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Location and history

The hotel was built at an altitude of 960 meters above sea level in 2014. The distance from the railway station “Esto Sadok” is 3 km. On buses No. 105 and 135 it is necessary to get to the stop “Mountain carousel”, then climb the lift to the level of +960. A road has been laid for vehicles. Free on-site parking is provided.

Rixos is a world-famous hotel chain founded by Turkish entrepreneur Fettah Tamandje. The brand specializes in providing a full range of services on the “All Inclusive” system. Connoisseurs and connoisseurs of a good rest choose Rixos, coming to Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Croatia, Kazakhstan and, of course, Krasnaya Polyana.

Rixos accommodation in Esto Sadka includes breakfast, a visit to the SPA center, a children’s pool, a children’s club, animators and a children’s menu. Guests can choose from several packages of services, thanks to which they are provided with full board, activities according to preferences, day ski passes and other services. Rest with animals is allowed if their weight does not exceed 5 kg.

The hotel is conveniently located in relation to the ski lifts. The nearest one is the Mountain Carousel, just 100 metres away. In summer, the owners took care of their own beach on the Black Sea coast. Car, yacht and boat rental services are available on site. The reception accepts orders for air tickets, flower delivery, organization of excursions and transfers. Check-in at 15.00, check-out at 12.00.

“Professional and kind staff. The hotel is modern and good. The spa and pool are impressive. Active concierge (we booked a concierge service) with good advice regarding restaurants and taxi ordering, all on WhatsApp! It’s a pity that there are very few English-speaking people in the district. Due to a misunderstanding, we went to the wrong mountain where we wanted. But it still did not spoil the relationship to the hotel” Fabien, France

Room stock

To accommodate guests, 114 rooms of six levels of comfort are offered. Wheelchair access is available in the building. The interior is modern, tv, mini-bar, air conditioning, safe. The floors are warm. Wired and wireless internet is available throughout the property. All rooms have a large area, which distinguishes Riskos from ordinary hotels and sanatoriums. The design uses loft and Art Nouveau styles. Large windows offer mountain views. Separate bathroom with bath and shower.

Guests can choose from the following comfort categories:

  1. One-room Superior (47 sq. m.). A total of 70 such rooms are equipped. Some have a large double bed, others have 2 single beds. In both versions there are bedside table and canapés. The room is visually divided into three zones: bedroom, work with desk, computer chair and table lamp, guest room with soft sofa, coffee table and armchair.
  2. One-room Deluxe (50 sq. m.). Available – 30 rooms. All have a balcony. In terms of area, it is quite suitable for accommodating 2 people or a family with one child. An extra bed is possible on a pull-out sofa.
  3. Premium (58 sq. m.). There are 8 rooms of this level in the hotel. There is a balcony.
  4. Junior Suite (93 sq. m.) – 2 rooms. Junior Suite with living room, bedroom and dressing room.
  5. Exclusive Suite (105 sq. m)- 2 rooms. Two-room suite with living room, bedroom and wardrobe.
  6. Presidential Suite (202 sq. m)- 1 premium suite with living room, bedroom, kitchen, fireplace.

The hotel offers laundry, ironing and cleaning services. There is a Sber ATM in the lobby. Children under 12 years old have discounts on accommodation.

“Spacious room. Clean, clean daily. Beautiful view of the mountains. I was pleased with the presence of an anatomical pillow on the bed and warm floors in the bathroom. We had a coffee machine, so we met the morning with a cup of coffee. Breakfasts at the highest level: a large assortment and delicious» Dina, Russia

Meals and restaurants

When booking, the administrator will be sure to specify which package of services the guest chooses. You can check in without food, but experienced travelers take accommodation with breakfast, and couples with children buy full board. This saves precious time allotted for rest, do not worry about cooking.

The main restaurant “Sparx” works on the system “buffet”, opening hours: from 7-00 to 11-30 – breakfast. An à la carte menu is then available for lunch and dinner. Modern interior and fast service attract here not only guests of Rixos, but also other guests of the resort.

Lounge bar “Layali” operates on the system “a la carte”. It serves oriental cuisine. The interior of the hall seems to be taken from the fairy tales “1000 and one night”. Visitors enter the magical world of oriental flavors, halal dishes and sweets. The atmosphere is conducive to a relaxing rest on soft pillows, with a hookah and intimate conversations.

Wine restaurant “Wine House” opens at 18.00 and is open until midnight. It offers a large wine list and an international menu. The sommelier will help you choose a drink and recommend snacks.

The terrace grill & Bar offers grilled dishes. It offers a beautiful view of the mountains and in summer there is no better place to eat.

Lobby bar «Rixos Lounge» is open around the clock. Modern interior, original cocktails and a friendly bartender will help to pass the evening. Guests are welcome here at any time of the day.

Night Club 9.6.0 opens closer to night. This is a place for dancing, dating, communication. DJs will give good music, and the bartender will prepare exclusive and traditional cocktails.

“Rixos” is located a couple of steps from the resort area “Mountain Carousel”. Nearby there are cafes and bars that can be visited for the sake of diversity:

  • Restaurant-bar “Mountain Residence” (100 m) – is located in the eponymous 4-star hotel. The menu features dishes of European cuisine and grill;
  • Red Burger (200 m) is a place for lovers of burgers with powerful cutlets and delicious rolls. The menu has a morning burger and even a barbecue burger;
  • Teahouse “Aviators” (100 m) – restaurant of Central Asian and Maghreb cuisine, dishes are prepared in Tandoor and on the grill;
  • Sochi khinkali (200 m) – it is impossible to pass by the diner, which offers dishes of Georgian cuisine.

After the 2014 Olympics, Krasnaya Polyana became the most developed ski resort in Russia. Excellent infrastructure combines not only restaurants with good cuisine, but also facilities created for sports and entertainment.

Leisure and entertainment

The infrastructure of “Rixos” includes the most popular in the resort facilities for rest and relaxation.

Health SPA complex consists of several types of baths. This is a traditional Russian steam room, Turkish bath hammam, Finnish dry sauna. After soaring, you can pour cold water from a barrel of ice water or from a pouring wooden bucket. Guests can book a massage in one of the 10 massage rooms. Specialists will conduct a classic, relaxing, sports, health and other types of massage. For lovers of wellness treatments there is a jacuzzi and an indoor pool. The depth of the pool is 1.5 m, the total area is 245 sq. m. A visit is included in the payment for accommodation.

To maintain the body in good shape, a gym is equipped. It has the latest equipment, power machines, there are opportunities to do fitness. Beauty salon is an integral part of the SPA center. It provides services of cosmetologists, hairdressers, make-up artists. Spa working hours from 08.00 to 22.00.

The location of Rixos 100 meters from the ski lift greatly facilitates the life of tourists who came to ride from the slopes. All routes of Krasnaya Polyana are marked according to international standards. These are well-groomed and equipped ski slopes, which are daily prepared for the influx of skiers with the help of snow cannons and specialized equipment.

One of the advantages of the Rixos Hotel is the availability of a spacious and warm storage for winter sports equipment. For those who are accustomed to come light, the hotel complex offers the service of renting ski uniforms and equipment. Rixos does not have its own ski repair shop. But there are a lot of them on the territory of the resort. As well as instructors for beginners and snowboarders. Ski services are located near the ticket offices of cable cars, so it is easy to find them.

Among the winter entertainment is worth noting:

  • visit to the snow park;
  • dog and reindeer sledding at Husky Farm and Deer Farm;
  • water park (one of them is within walking distance in the shopping center Gorki Mall);
  • casino (Krasnaya Polyana is one of the 4 gaming zones in Russia).

You can also visit the cinema, bowling club, play billiards, ride on the karting track. The hotel administrator will always tell you where to go and in what activities to participate.

Recreational opportunities for children

You can come to Rixos with children of any age. Kids up to 6 years old stay free of charge. For the youngest guests, a babysitting service is provided. In the hotel complex there are thought out entertainment for children. Here is one of the best children’s clubs of the resort – “Rixy Club”. Professional educators and cheerful animators are engaged with the children. There are many toys, there is a playground, entertainment programs are held. The most interesting thing begins with the very arrival of the child in the club. He is waiting for registration at the “reception”, acquaintance and choice of entertainment.

The outdoor playground is divided into zones. They are designed for different age categories of children. Here, each child chooses what is more interesting and affordable for him.

There is also a children’s playroom in the building. Her work involves animators who will occupy the child with exciting games.

For younger guests of the hotel there is a swimming pool. It can only be visited when accompanied by an adult. If the baby does not know how to swim, then the staff will help to choose the necessary equipment for him, holding on the surface of the water.

The use of all kinds of children’s leisure for young guests of the hotel is absolutely free.

Excursions and attractions nearby

If there is a desire to entertain the child in another place, then it is worth going to the Trampoline Center. This is a great place with children’s and adult trampolines, where everyone will find a suitable entertainment for themselves.

The tour desk of the hotel complex offers its services. Managers are ready to organize tours on request of vacationers, both individual and group. They work in the following areas:

  • natural attractions (caves, waterfalls, alpine meadows, mountain trails);
  • Olympic facilities of Greater Sochi (visiting the Olympic village, main sports arenas, photo shoot at memorable places);
  • observation decks of Krasnaya Polyana (a trip along the cable cars with a visit to popular observation decks, a photo shoot);
  • entertainment complexes (Gorki city can be visited independently, and you can go to Rosa Khutor and Gazprom facilities with a guide).

“Rixos” is called a “paradise” for tourists and, judging by the service provided, it really is.


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