The best hotels in Gurzuf by the sea for families with children in the Crimea

Gurzuf is a small village located 12 kilometers from Yalta, in the Crimea. It is located on the very shore of the Black Sea.

Gurzuf originated in the 6th century and was originally a defensive fortress. Now this village has become a famous resort place. One of the reasons for the popularity is the long-distance children’s center (formerly pioneer camp) “Artek”, which is located on the territory of Gurzuf. Visit the village, of course, not only children, so than to have fun will find and adults.

Tourists note that they return to this resort because of the clean air enriched with pine esters and sea salt, as well as because of the many well-groomed beaches with pebbles. The atmosphere of the resort is different from other places of the Crimean Peninsula. Narrow avenues and special architecture resemble the cities of Europe. And a lot of shops and places where you can eat remind that this is still Russia. And the difference between Gurzuf is a large number of parks.

People of any age will easily find something to do at leisure. For example, young people in the evening can have fun and relax in numerous nightclubs or in a small disco bar. And in the afternoon, for lovers of extreme recreation, diving centers and numerous entertainment on the water are available.

In general, the village of Gurzuf is suitable for family holidays and for romantic. Parents with children, teenagers, young people and adult tourists will not get bored here. And although in terms of history and attractions, this resort does not reach other places, there is still something to see. First of all, these are the Livadia Palace, Ai-Petri, Massandra Winery and the Nikitinsky Botanical Garden. Each of these places can be reached independently or book a tour at the hotel.

Shopping in the village of Gurzuf is not particularly developed, so it is better to purchase the most necessary things in advance. Here you can buy something in local shops or tourist shops, which are located on the waterfront.

Pearl of Crimea, complex “Pushkino” VIP

The complex “Pushkino” is located in the center of the tourist village of Gurzuf on the first coastline in the subtropical park. Here, on the territory of the park, is the Gurzuf Pushkin Museum. The exhibits of the museum are located in a two-story stone palace built in 1808. In the city of Gurzuf, Alexander Sergeevich wrote several of his most famous poems and fruitfully worked on the story “The Prisoner of the Caucasus”.

The hotellocated on this territory is also imbued with history. But despite this, all rooms are equipped with the necessary appliances and furniture. There are 5 types of rooms:

  1. Double room with one room on the 1st floor.
  2. Double room with one room on floors 2-4.
  3. Double room with two rooms on floors 2-4.
  4. Double room with two rooms of superior quality – “Suite”, on the 5th floor.
  5. Double room with three rooms of superior quality – “Suite”, on the 6th floor.

As an additional service, you can order three meals a day on an individual menu. There are dietary dishes. Waiters serve.

Hotels in Gurzuf are known for their medical procedures and “Pushkino” is no exception. After consultation with a specialist, procedures are prescribed. In the hotel “Pushkino” is available:

  • physiotherapy (ultrasound, high-frequency therapy, KUF);
  • inhalation;
  • therapeutic gymnastics;
  • sauna;
  • aromatherapy baths;
  • massages;
  • mineral water;
  • intestinal irrigation;
  • phytotherapy;
  • dental treatment.

Rested last summer in this hotel and was very satisfied. I couldn’t even believe that I was somewhere in Russia. The staff is very nice, they know the name of all visitors, every question is answered very quickly. This is a great option for those who want to relax and unwind.





Apart-hotel “Residence Altea”

Like many other hotels, “Residence Altea” is located near the Crimean coast. The rooms of the complex offer a breathtaking view of Mount Ayu Dag, Adallara Rocks and Yalta.

For guests of the resort there are two modern buildings:

  • Altea;
  • Riviera.

A golf cart runs between the buildings (shuttle is free).

The hotel “Residence Altea” has 80 rooms and suites of the following categories:

  • Economy;
  • standard;
  • improved;
  • apartments with sea and mountain views;
  • duplex and two-room apartments;
  • other categories.

Many rooms have a kitchen with an oven, so they are suitable for couples with children and for newlyweds.

Residence Altea has an outdoor pool, a relaxation area with sun loungers, a restaurant with traditional cuisine and a bar. The restaurant serves a continental breakfast and an à la carte menu.

This residential complex features a sauna, massage services and a yoga room. A variety of massages are available:

  • Spanish;
  • classic;
  • lymphatic drainage;
  • Ayurvedic oil;
  • other wellness massages.

The hotel “Residence Altea” is equipped with a conference hall for corporate events, training seminars and trainings.

In the restaurants of the resort complex “Residence Altea” there are shows and performances of artists, as well as gastronomic dinners. There is always a festive atmosphere.

Hotel “Residence Altea” offers a free shuttle service to the equipped beach. It is a 25-minute walk away. The beach is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and towels, the use of which is included in the price of the complex. On the beach there are several points with food, drinks and sweets for children, there is a large promenade for walking, benches for relaxation.





Sanatorium «Ai-Danil»

Many hotels in the village of Gurzuf offer medical measures as an additional service. Sanatorium “Ai-Danil” specializes primarily in medical and diagnostic procedures. The hotel is located in a picturesque place, on the territory of the park, near the mountain range.

Modern Crimean sanatoriums are no longer associated with dull hospital wards. “Ai-Danil”, in terms of service, is approaching the resort hotel of first-class level. Here you can relax from the bustle of the city and relax surrounded by nature, and view the nearby attractions. And, of course, to improve health.

Hotel “Ai-Danil” has official accreditation and includes:

  1. The main building has 15 floors. There are 240 rooms of different categories from “Standard” to “Suite”. All rooms in this building are double with sea view.
  2. “Marine” building – 3 floors. You can choose from 67 superior rooms.
  3. SPA center with two swimming pools for any age, a bath complex and other health complexes and offices.
  4. Swimming pool with an area of 650 sq. m. with fresh water.
  5. Medical complex — 4 floors. Here about 600 procedures take place per day.
  6. Block for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment.
  7. Place to drink mineral water.

Meals in the hotel “Ai-Danil” three times a day, dietary. For guests staying in the rooms “Suite” and “Junior Suite” meals are available on the system “Buffet”.





«Sea Breeze»

Hotel “Sea Breeze” is built 50 meters from the equipped beach and welcomes guests at any time of the year. There is a subtropical park, so walking around the territory of the boarding house you can meet squirrels and other small animals. There are also 2 pools with goldfish and alpine slides. You can come here in autumn and winter. The territory is protected from cold winds on all sides.

Hotel “Sea Breeze” presents 29 rooms with a view of Bear Mountain or rock amphitheater:

  1. Double version with one room of category A.
  2. Double version with one room category B.
  3. Room “Suite” with two rooms of category A.
  4. Room “Suite” with two rooms of category B.

Category B – without balcony.

Breakfast is included in the room rate, and lunch and dinner can be ordered at an additional cost.

We come to Gurzuf with the whole family not for the first time and we already know almost all the hotels. “Sea breeze” we liked, obviously not the worst of all, and in some ways even better than many. First of all, I was pleased that the sea is very close. The water is clear, everywhere you can see the bottom. For convenience, there are sun loungers and gazebos, but we also had enough towels. I also liked the food. It is on schedule, but you can agree and cover a little later or earlier. It saved when we went on excursions. In general, I liked the Hotel, I advise.




Muscatel Boutique Hotel

From the windows of the hotel “Muscatel” offers a fascinating view of the old Gurzuf, the reserve “Monte Balgatura”, the sea and the main Crimean ridge. The hotel is located in a quiet area of Gurzuf, away from the hustle and bustle. At the same time, thanks to the location of the hotel, you can at any time plunge into the festive atmosphere of the Gurzuf evening.

For guests of the hotel there are comfortable rooms equipped with everything necessary for rest in one of the most peaceful and picturesque places.

Hotel “Muscatel” offers its customers:

  • outdoor swimming pool;
  • Moroccan restaurant with outdoor terrace;
  • sauna;
  • parking;
  • children’s playground;
  • organization of transfers and excursions.

Rooms in the boutique hotel are represented by standard rooms and suites of the first category. The concept and priority of the hotel – coziness and comfort, tranquility and measuredness.

“Muscatel” is an unusual symbiosis of European standards of service with national traditions of hospitality. That is, this is a place in which absolutely everything is taken into account, which can affect the level of comfort, and there is everything to maintain it.

Guests can order a delicious and hearty breakfast, as well as at any time to order European cuisine. A separate thing should be said about the interior of the restaurant – a beautiful view of the sea and mountains, candles on the tables in the evening and a piano on Fridays.

This is the most peaceful hotel for relaxation. Sometimes we didn’t even go to the sea. Instead, we walked around the Muscatel grounds and enjoyed it. We started and ended our day always on the veranda of the restaurant. It’s a stunning sunset and sunrise. And when we wanted to start actively, we went to the sauna. My wife and I are waiting for next summer to repeat the visit.




Hotel complex «Vesely Khotey»

Hotels in Gurzuf, for the most part, tend to Europe. This is expressed not only in the level of service, but also in the interior and design of buildings. Hotel “Vesely Khotey” is an exception. Its appearance tried to bring as close as possible to the traditions of the East, or rather, to the Chinese traditions.

The hotel complex is located 100 meters from the promenade and is surrounded by centuries-old cypresses, cedars and pines. Many rooms offer views of the sea and Mount Ayu-Dag.

Despite the fact that this is a private hotel, the quality of service remains at a high level. People come here for home comfort, helpful staff and affordable prices. And the location of the hotel “Vesely Khotey”, comfortable rooms with all the necessary furniture and appliances attract even more tourists every year.

On the territory of the hotel complex are open:

  • swimming pool with warm water and waterfall;
  • a restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese and European dishes;
  • sushi bar;
  • hall with hookahs;
  • private beach;
  • hall for webinars and conferences;
  • guarded parking.

You can order food in one of the two restaurants.





Apartments Villa Balgatura

Hotel “Villa Balgatura” is built near the mountain of the same name, near the sea coast. The architecture of the buildings on the territory of the hotel resembles the Mediterranean style and buildings of London. Guests note that it is easy to breathe and you can relax.

The rooms are located on one of the four levels and each has one to four bedrooms. The harmony of the apartments is emphasized by exclusive furniture and fabrics. Large terraces and balconies with views allow you to enjoy the beautiful sea and mountain landscape (Bear Mountain, Adalyr Rocks, Gazebo of the Winds, Gurzuf Bay). The apartments at Villa Balgatura are ideal for large families and friendly companies.

In addition to residential buildings on the territory of the complex are:

  • autonomous life support system;
  • underground parking;
  • children’s playground;
  • outdoor swimming pool;
  • barbecue area;
  • round-the-clock protection of land;
  • transfer, which takes visitors to the beach.

I want to thank all the staff. I loved this hotel. The rooms are beautiful, equipped with everything you need, the views from the terraces and balconies are incredibly stunning. There are practically no cons. There are also no problems with food, the choice among the nearest restaurants is huge. Everything was very nice, I will definitely come back.





All these hotels are unique and wonderful in their own way. That is why every tourist should independently choose a hotel for their requests.

Alina Abramova

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