The hotel has its own private beach and is close to a promenade where there are lots of souvenir shops and park that follows the coast line for a long distance. The hotel room appeared to be newly renovated, including a very modern bathroom with a glass walk-in shower. The balcony overlooked the pool area and the sea in the distance. A full breakfast was included. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.
Pat from Oregon
Zhemchuzhina Hotel Complex is situated right by the seashore; downtown; taking up 70 000 sq m. It is a modern 19-storeyed …More
Arrived early on the train and the hotel staff let us check in early. They were great and rooms as described. Our only issue was with registration. The law is when you move from place to place you are required to get registered if you are a foreigner and the limit is 7 days if you are not yet registered for the first time, and 5 days if you already have been registered. My daughter and her friends were gone 6 days becuase of train travel and we picked this hostel becuase in the Expedia ad it clearly states they register guests. They stated they only do this if you are at their hostel for 7 days adn in Sochi it is no big deal. They are not foreigners and it is a BIG DEAL and as a foreigner if you run into the wrong corrupt militia they will give you a hassle, not let you go and try and get bribes. If you carry current registrations, you are at much much less risk of this. If you do not you are at risk. I have traveled to Russia for 23 years now. I have been through a lot of situations especially with corrupt Gai and Militia. When this hostel did not register my daughter I was not plased with this. The owners need to train their staff. it is not the staffs fault, it is the owners fault or the managers. Charge 200 rubles if you must, but give foreigners their registration. Once you leave Sochi and go to other cities especially in the KavMinVody area you need this registration. This is not an option and needs to be corrected. At least correct the Expedia ad.
I visited for a long holiday wekend, intending to see the town and the Olympic sites further to the south. The hotel is very well run, the staff were very helpful (good English skills), the room was comfortable (interesting dual shower system), they serve a huge breakfast, but above all the location is excellent. The beach/port is right alongside, the train station and all "downtown" areas are easily walkable (which is not true of other hotels on the "coastal strip" further to the south). The Mercure is the "budget" arm of the Pullman hotel which adjoins it -- but the differences are actually not that great, plus, you can access the Pullman facilities, such as restaurant, gym and business center.
BTW, I found it difficult to complete this review below because your program kept rejecting my text after a couple of lines --- see below. Pity, because there was a lot more to say ! You need to fix this !
Clive from Philadelphia/Moscow
The 4* Mercure Sochi Center is located in the heart of the city. Relax after work or a day at the beach in any of our 200 …More
The location is perfect; just above the beach and promenade, a short walk to the harbor and main shopping areas, and adjacent to a park and museum. The hotel is upscale in the lobby and common areas. The room was a bit worn but comfortable. The breakfast buffet was spectacular in its variety and quality plus they had a piano player and old Charlie Chaplin movie going. Staff was friendly and English speaking.
Dennis from San Diego
The Marins Park Hotel is a modern, 4 star hotel in Russia . It is located in the city center of Sochi , near the Winter …More
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