The best hotels of the Cliff Crimea by the sea for families with children

The village of Utes is located 16 km from Alushta. It has only 2 streets and a whole complex of sanatorium-resort hotels. The main beach is located on the territory of the sanatorium “Cliff”. The embankment is quite wild, but is very popular with tourists. Berge is strewn with pebbles, the sea is clear and clean. People like to come here on vacation, tired of the bustle of the city, looking for peace and solitude. Local residents converted into hotels almost all the boathouses located on the shore. They are ideal for holidaymakers who want to go diving or sea fishing. For families with children are designed completely different hotels.

Seventh Heaven Hotel

The eight-storey building of the hotel is designed for 45 comfortable rooms. This is the first coastline, the distance to the beach is 50 meters. The fund has categories for family accommodation: quadruple “Economy”, “Standard” and two-room suite. Children under 6 years stay free of charge. Meals can be arranged on site at an additional cost. The café is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Among the entertainment – a library, excursions, a children’s room with the services of a tutor. A babysitter can be invited at an additional cost.

“With all the visible pluses, there are also noticeable disadvantages, especially for people vacationing with kids. First, there is no elevator. Secondly, the price tag in the cafe is clearly overstated. Parking is small, there is not enough for everyone. Settlement – paid. Of the advantages – a large balcony, proximity to the sea, near the pharmacy and shops, a small market” Pavel, Russia


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Hotel Melissa

The hotel building is designed for 24 rooms. All belong to the category of economy class. The building has 5 floors, elevator is not provided. For every two rooms there is a kitchen. It is equipped with a fridge, microwave, kettle and stovetop. The receptionist will kindly offer to order an à la carte breakfast and at an additional cost. On the roof there is a terrace for relaxation and sunbathing. There is a barbecue area in the courtyard. Parking is located near the building, the service is paid. The beach is 15 metres away.

“The location of “Melissa” is really great, although many hotels in Utes are near the sea. I want to say that the rest will depend only on your own mood. If you pay attention to all the shortcomings, then it is better not to go to the Crimea at all. In this hotel I recommend staying for families with one child. The rooms are small and designed for two. It is convenient that there is a kitchen and a couple of steps to the sea” Anastasia, Russia


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Lotus Hotel

The classic resort is located in a closed guarded area. There are 31 rooms with private facilities and large balconies. Air conditioning is installed everywhere. The building has the only osteopathic center in the Crimea. Guests can also order courses for treatment in the sanatorium “Cliff”. Breakfast is served buffet style. The restaurant serves not only the dining room, but also the playgrounds on the beach, near the alpine slide and the view terrace. In the evenings, the hotel offers entertainment with the participation of animators. During the day, the inmates play with the children. A staircase leads to the beach. It is made in the Maltese style with a concreted coating.

“At first I was upset because I expected to see a pebble beach, and it turned out to be concrete. But then I went next to the pebbles and returned to my chaise longue. In order to swim, you need to take special shoes. The bottom is rocky. Nutrition. This year, in addition to breakfast, they began to offer a set lunch. Hopefully there will be dinner next season. While dinner can be à la carte. Cook delicious, the attitude to vacationers is good” Marina, Russia


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Santa Barbara Hotel

50 meters from the sea is a small hotel “Santa Barbara”. The beach is just 8 metres away. All rooms with balconies, by footage and number of beds are suitable for families with children. In the double Standards you can put another bed, and a two-room Suite is originally designed for 4 people. Meals are provided but not included in the price. The administrator will assist with sightseeing arrangements free of charge. For an additional fee, guide services, bicycle rental, sauna are available.

“Clean, cozy, no pathos. In the dining room feed is not tasty, I advise you to look for another place. The staff is friendly, customer-oriented. Always prompt, help, advise. The beach is nearby, pebbly. No need to go far or go down the stairs.”


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The oldest in the Crimea sanatorium “Cliff” is an ideal place for recreation of parents with children. Its building and the surrounding park are recognized as a monument of landscape architecture of the 19th century. The sanatorium was opened on the site of the former estate of Princess Gagarina in 1929 and occupied an area of 9 hectares. The complex consists of 4 residential buildings, a medical center, an administrative building with a dining room. Meals 3 meals a day complex. In addition to the dining room, there is a restaurant, a bar and a pizzeria. For younger guests, there is a children’s room and a playground. There is an outdoor pool. Entertainment offers animation programs, watching cartoons in the cinema hall, excursions, dance floor. Basic treatment according to the profile of the sanatorium is included in the price.

“The sanatorium is surrounded by a delightful park area. It is impossible to breathe air here, to such an extent it is tasty. The food is modest, the rooms are simple. There are few free wellness treatments. Children are entertained, animators come. On the territory you can ride on electric cars. You can come here because of the proximity to the sea, magical air and breathtaking views» Ksenia, Russia


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Cruise Spa Hotel

40 meters from the free beach is a resort mini-hotel “Cruise” with its own SPA center. Here everything is done according to generally accepted international standards:

  • rooms of different comfort categories, including 4-bed junior suites and suites;
  • a café where a shared breakfast is served in the morning and an à la carte kitchen during the day;
  • SPA complex with sauna, herbal bath, multifunctional shower, solarium and massage;
  • children’s menu and playground in the yard.

Animation programs are paid. The time and date of the event are reported additionally.

“Very convenient entry, but the lack of free parking made us wonder if we made the right choice. But the friendly attitude on the part of the administrator brightened up an unpleasant first impression. Now for the good. Delicious food. I myself saw people coming to lunch from neighboring buildings. Not all hotels can afford their own restaurant and a good cook. The “cruise” succeeded. The building is well maintained, the room is clean, normal bed linen. Plumbing works, the bathroom is not killed. The bad thing is that the prices in my opinion are inflated and do not correspond to the declared quality” Anna, Russia


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Hotel Villa al Marine

Like all the above hotels, “Villa Al Marin” is built near the sea (100 m, second coastline). The hotel is assigned a comfort level of 3 stars. It offers 25 comfortable rooms,a gourmet restaurant (meals on the menu-order system), a Finnish sauna, a swimming pool with a children’s department and hydromassage, a tour desk. For children there is a playground and children’s animation. You can visit the beach and children’s discos in the sanatorium “Utes” for an additional fee. You can also buy courses for treatment, if there is a sanatorium-resort card and a referral of the attending physician.

“I love small cozy hotels with a good level of service. That was villa el Marin. Pleasant interiors, good level of service, close to the sea. Quiet in the evenings. No entertainment and it’s wonderful! In the morning, an animator comes to the children, they do exercises together, during the day we have fun at the sea, and at night we want to sleep. The children also liked the pool, and we were happy to go to the sauna” Elena, Russia


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Mini-Hotel Flora

This family-run spa hotel is located a kilometre from the village centre. Rooms are represented by apartments with equipped kitchenettes. Meals are offered on the system “All inclusive”. It includes Swedish lines of Russian and diet food, sushi/rolls, quick snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, champagne, beer, etc. The spa has a sauna and an outdoor rooftop pool. A kindergarten is open on the territory (upon check-in, the first 2 hours are given free of charge). For younger guests, a trampoline and a labyrinth are installed, animators work every day, creative master classes are held.

“Lovely hotel, with a well-thought-out structure of accommodation and leisure, but who builds in such an inconvenient place? It is inconvenient to get to the beach, especially with children. Too steep a descent. Otherwise, everything is fine: dining room, entertainment, roof terrace and rooms themselves” Alexandra, Russia


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Mini-hotel Mechta

To accommodate guests are offered 10 rooms. The building is located on the 3rd coastline 50 meters from the sea. Nearby there is a pharmacy and a shop. No meals are served, there is a shared kitchen in the building and refrigerators are provided in the rooms. The hotel has small rooms, as well as junior suites, designed to accommodate 4 people. A plus is the low cost of living.

“Gorgeous hostess Lyudmila, very friendly, hospitable. Cleaning in the room was carried out every day, and with the use of cleaning products. Many tourists complain of dirt in hotels in the Crimea. Now, it’s not about “Dream.” It’s clean and safe. You can come even with small children” Irina, Russia


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In the fund of the three-storey villa – 35 rooms. Level – 3 stars. Among the obvious advantages can be noted the distance from the noisy center and beach discos, the distance to the sea is 200 meters. On the territory of the hotel there is a bath complex with an indoor pool, on the roof there is a terrace with views of the mountains and the sea. Three packages are offered for catering:

  • all inclusive;
  • 3-time complex;
  • menu-order.

The lobby bar offers crossbooking (free book exchange). Parking is free. For children, there is a playground and a room with tutor services.

“The hotel is good for a family holiday, especially for those who prefer the all-inclusive system. But there are some downsides. First, it is uncomfortable to walk to the sea, especially with children in strollers. Descents and ascents will tire anyone. Secondly, far from the center, shops and other cafes. Thirdly, the hotel does not have a territory where you can walk and relax.” Andrey, Russia


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Mini Hotel Rubenzon

The fund of a private mini-hotel consists of 7 design rooms. The name is derived from the name of the owner – Ruben. The hostess cooks amazing coffee in the coffee shop, and the guests themselves can use the shared kitchen, which has everything. The sea is located five meters from the residential building. Prices for accommodation are average.

“Nice place for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Apparently, there used to be a boathouse on this place, and now there is a magnificent miniature hotel. The owners carefully monitor the order on their territory, are attentive to the requests of guests. There is a really chic interior, to the sea – 5 meters, a magnificent view from the windows» Natalia, Russia


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Many may wonder what to do with children in the Cliff. In order not to score your head, you can immediately book a room in the hotel “Flora”. On its territory there is a resort kindergarten. This is not a simple playroom, but a whole complex of providing children’s recreation, including developmental activities, entertainment, lunch and afternoon tea in a cafe, a quiet hour for kids. Here everything is simple – kids go to kindergarten while their parents rest at the resort. The option is especially suitable for avid hikers and lovers of excursions.

Sanatorium “Cliff” is undoubtedly the best place for parents with children. First, there is always a doctor, you do not need to look for a medical center in the village. Secondly, excellent climatological conditions are created at the expense of the park and the relict plants growing in it. Thirdly, guests are provided with 3 meals a day, and this allows you to comply with the regime. Finally, the fact that the sanatorium has its own beach with a team of lifeguards should play a decisive role in choosing this particular place of rest in the village of Utes.


Alina Abramova

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