Seaside climatic resort Simeiz is located at the foot of Mount Cat. The village belongs to the Yalta urban district. At the beginning of the 20th century, on the initiative of local landowners of the Maltsev brothers, a holiday village arose here. Over time, it became the most comfortable bourgeois resort in Russia. Some villas are still preserved. In Soviet times, sanatoriums were built here, including those aimed at the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases. The main direction is diseases of the respiratory system and tuberculosis. The favorable climate allows you to come here at any time of the year. In summer, vacationers who want to bask in the sun and swim in the sea rush to Simeiz.
Where to go with children in Simeiz
The history of the village goes back thousands of years. At the northern slopes of Mount Cat was found a site of ancient people, in the vicinity there are dolmens and a burial ground left as a memory of the Taurus (the first people inhabiting Simeiz). Then the ancient Greeks lived here, after which other archaeological sites remained. In the Middle Ages, fortresses, monasteries, feudal castles were built here. From the ruins are part of sightseeing tours dedicated to the history of the southern coast of Crimea.
You can walk with children to natural attractions: the mountains of Koshke, Diva and Panea, Simeiza Park and Apollo Alley, visit the observatory and the ancient villas “Xenia” and “Dream”. For the organization of children’s leisure in the village built:
- Aquapark “Blue Bay”. It is just beyond Cat Mountain. In addition to traditional slides, swimming pools and attractions, there is a tennis court, a play complex for children, a family café.
- Diving club “Carbi” and water sports club “Diva” offer boat trips, diving and exploration of the underwater world, riding on a banana, catamarans, jet skis.
- “Dream Day” is regularly held by the best hotel of Simeiz “Mriya Resort & SPA”. On this day, you can walk around the complex, use its services. The hotel organises entertainment for all ages. It offers spa areas, outdoor and indoor pools, beach, Japanese garden, gym, children’s club, games room. Meals are included in the ticket price.
- Amusement Park “Dreamwood” is divided into 4 zones and is named after the natural elements. Thematic attractions are installed on each site. Among them are children’s carousels for the little ones, a rail road with a “flying” log, a rope city, water guns “Squeals-Splashes”.
As for the beaches, parents need to remember that Simeiz is a popular place among nudists. The first nudist beaches appeared here in the early 20th century. One of them is on the way to the water park.
Where to stay with children on vacation in Simeiz
The basis of the economic development of the village is the tourist business. Therefore, every resident of Simeiz will be ready to host a family of vacationers and provide them with conditions for sleep and food. Traditions that originated in the best climatic resort of the Russian Empire are continued by modern entrepreneurs. Every local hotel and sanatorium has a lot of advantages over the private sector in terms of comfort and service. In some of them, you can undergo diagnosis and treatment.
The estate,on the territory of which the hotel complex is located today, was built in 1902. The last reconstruction was carried out in 2019 This place is suitable for those who are looking for a quiet and calm atmosphere. For walks there is an old park, for sports – a playground with a professional coating Deco Turf. Guests are taken to the sea in a comfortable car.
The number of rooms is distributed in three main buildings. The rooms have a seating area, orthopedic mattresses are installed on the beds, there is a bathroom with a bath or shower. Breakfast is included in the price. It offers the services of:
- free use of the outdoor swimming pool (unheated);
- open guarded parking (paid);
- the main restaurant “Philibert”;
- SPA center with indoor pool;
- tour desk.
Children under 3 years old stay free of charge. For them there are cribs, chairs. There is a children’s playground in the yard.
“The most important thing in blue bay is the park and the air. Stunningly beautiful place. Everywhere there are snow-white sculptures, rotundas and gazebos. The owners managed to preserve the atmosphere of the beginning of the last century even after reconstruction. Service for 5 points. To the sea walk 20 minutes, you can use the hotel transfer” Tatiana, Russia
The hotel is located in a building built in 1912 (an architectural monument of the early twentieth century). This is a former boarding house N.K. Alexandrova-Dolnika. The last reconstruction was carried out in 2008. The features of the rooms include high ceilings, most of the windows overlook the sea, the presence of a climatopavilion. Of the advantages, it is worth noting the presence of its own park, location on the first coastline, proximity to the center of the village and the main entertainment infrastructure. Of the shortcomings – some of the rooms do not have their own bathroom and shower.
Meals include a set breakfast, lunch and dinner are ordered à la carte. On the territory there is a café “Rosemary”. By prior arrangement, it is possible to check in with dogs (except for fighting breeds). There is no charge for pet accommodation. Discounts for children are not provided. The main entertainment is to relax on the beach, which is 20 meters away.
“It is a very beautiful building with a historical past. The majestic palace, built in the Neo Renaissance style, is a piece of pre-revolutionary Simeiz. The old park still retains its charm. Walking on it will bring pleasure and health. On the beach near the hotel, I do not advise you to go with children. There are often storms and there are high waves. A couple of tens of meters away is the beach Naryshkinskie stones. It is more suitable for family holidays” Natalia, Russia
The guest house accepts vacationers from April to October. The building was built in 1910. In 2010 and 2017, a complete restructuring was carried out. The last reconstruction took place in 2016. The hotel has the status of a three-star. The building is surrounded on all sides by park relict vegetation. It is easy to breathe and rests peacefully. Rooms are located in 3 guest buildings. No meals are provided.
The infrastructure of the hotel includes:
- outdoor swimming pool (heated water);
- free parking;
- café with dishes of Crimean Tatar and European cuisine.
To the beach to go 500 meters, to the center of the village – 300 m. Children under 3 years old are accepted without payment. For them, a playground is installed in the yard, a children’s menu is prepared in the café, cribs and chairs are available for hire.
“The hotel is in the mountains at the foot of the Cat. You will have to go down and up the road to the beach and back every day. Prices in the café are reasonable. Parking is available. The administrator will help to organize excursions or a trip to the water park” Pavel, Russia
In order not to waste time on trips to the water park “Blue Bay”, you can immediately consider the possibility of living in a hotel complex at the water park. From June 1 to September 15, guests have the right to free access to the territory of water attractions. Rooms from Economy to Suite, detached cottages and boathouses are available for accommodation. Two-room apartments are designed for families with children.
Every day for children there are entertainment programs, master classes in drawing, sculpting and other types of art. On the territory there are several bars and cafes, with the help of which you can solve the problem of feeding children.
“Our family originally went here. The presence of a water park has become fundamental when choosing a hotel. Sea water is used here, and the beaches in Simeiz leave much to be desired in terms of cleanliness. Therefore, we eventually got a landscaped beach area, superior in service and availability of attractions to any local beach. We were satisfied with the rest” Vladimir, Russia
The level of the hotel is 3 stars. The courtyard has an outdoor pool with a lounge area. The nearest beach is 100 metres away. The building is located on the territory of an old park. The number of rooms consists of double standards and penthouses for 4 beds. The restaurant organises catering. Buffet breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner are served à la carte.
The hotel offers the following activities for children:
- swimming in the pool;
- board games;
- table tennis, hockey, football;
- bicycle rental;
- trampoline for the little ones;
- hiking and boat trips.
The tour desk offers its services.
“Nice place for small families to stay. Of the advantages, it is worth noting the health climate and miraculous air. Of the minuses – the lack of parking. Breakfasts are tolerable, the prices are reasonable. The sea is close, there is enough entertainment. In the park there is a place for barbecues, paths for joggers, glades for yoga practitioners” Lyudmila, Russia
3 kilometers from Simeiz in the village of Katsiveli is a luxury hotel complex “Alexandria”. It offers 60 rooms of different categories of comfort. The family standard room is characterized by an increased area of 29 square meters, the presence of a terrace with sea views. it can accommodate extra beds for one adult and one child. The price includes breakfast, swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), gym, internet. The two-room apartments can accommodate up to 6 people. There is a kitchenette. For families, rooms of the categories of studio suite, penthouse, deluxe are also suitable, in any of the Standards you can put an extra bed.
The infrastructure of children’s recreation includes:
- children’s animation;
- rental of bicycles, scooters, quardocycles;
- children’s diet menu in the restaurant.
“Beautiful place to stay. Excellent service. The kitchen does a good job of cooking. The rental does not always have the right number of bicycles. I didn’t like the beach. Narrow. A lot of stones, for sun loungers you need to pay. It is best to spend the day by the pool. It has several levels of depth, a recreation area has been created around the bowl” Vasily, Russia
The large hotel complex is the best hotel in Simeiz. It is ideal for families with children. In its fund there are 422 superior rooms. Hotel category – 5 stars. It was opened in 2014 and today tops the list of the most fashionable hotels in the Crimea. On its territory work:
- wellness SPA-center;
- medical center, where you can undergo diagnosis and treatment (there are several programs for children of different ages);
- outdoor (heated) and indoor swimming pools;
- well-equipped private beach;
- four restaurants, several cafes and bars;
- concert hall.
For all room categories, breakfast is included in the price. Guests staying in deluxe, suites and family suites can book full or half board. Room service is available. There are no grocery stores on site. There is a pharmacy, a souvenir shop and a clothing store. Free parking spaces are available.
Children under 4 years old are accepted free of charge. If necessary, the staff will install a baby cot in the room. For young guests of the hotel are built and equipped:
- game room;
- outdoor area;
- rope town;
- slot machines.
The service includes babysitting services on a paid basis and a tutor in the game room. The main restaurant has a children’s menu. During the day, guests are entertained by a team of animators. If we consider a full rest without unnecessary worries, then “Mriya Resort SPA” is the best option of all offered.
“The hotel is all done for 5+! Design, location, service, kitchen. A magnificent beach, for which you do not need to pay separately. Excellent medical care. There is a pediatrician and a pediatric ENT, other doctors. Assistance is provided immediately. To facilitate movement on the territory, escalators are installed, electric cars drive. This place is created for rest and good mood” Lydia, Russia