We did not want too much to go to Sochi & to stay at Zhemchuzhina Hotel. But we were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival. The first point-the hotel driver picked us up in the airport ,he was very polite & helped us to carry the luggage .Transfer is not expensive. The second point is the Reception. The lobby interior is gorgeous, the receptionists are very polite & friendly . We were checked in immediately despite the early arrival. We drunk the welcome cocktail with great pleasure after our long trip in a hot day. The third point I is our wonderful Suite. When we were choosing the hotel we read negative comments about the hotel rooms but we were completely satisfied upon the arrival. Magnificent sea & Zimny Theatre . We liked as well: 1. The swimming-pool.It was our first visit so I cannot compare with past but nowadays its excellent. Kid swimming-pool water is clear & warm. Optimal depth & safety stares. The big swimming-pool is very comfortable as well , different depth ,very clear water The pool area is very convenient :chairs & tables, sofas, sunbeds, non-slippery wooden floor. 2. Swimming pool employees .Very polite guy works on Towels rental desk. In peak hours there is a lack of towels. We did not see lifeguards often .But one of them is very cheerful , he always smiles 3. Lobby bar is nice. Mojito by the swimming pool is great idea! Ice-cream was not frozen enough. The waiters are polite, barmen are cheerful & friendly. 4. Animators are great .They create funny atmosphere every day for children & adults with dances & games. Every Sunday they perform interactive exiting show . We got only positive emotions ! 5. Hotel area is very nice.We walked & admired. Plants are very beautiful. 6. Sea. Water is clear enough. One part of beach is pebbled, another is one is sandy. There are WC, showers,first aid station, massage service 7. Buffet breakfast. Great choice of fruits, yogurts, sausages, kashas. They cook crepes in restaurant dining area. Buffet lunch & buffet dinner.The choice is more poor but food is tasty as well. Negative point is scarce of seating places in the morning 8. Restaurants. We visited 4 restaurants.Menu is almost similar. Friendly staff & good cuisine. But prices are high. We paid 5000-7000 rubles per 4 persons. Our 10 days of vacations were great. We relaxed & we will be happy to come back again!!
Summer holidays at Zhemchuzhina is a tradition of my husband ’family. My husband has sent our son & me to Zhemchuzhina for the third time. To be honest I did not like to stay at Zhemchuzhina. Soviet-style rooms were very old. Food is poor. There are no any entertainments. This August we came to Zhemchuzhina again. I wished to see Olympic Sochi. I was really totally surprised. The hotel is completely renovated.Hotel transfer is not expensive. Reception employees are very polite. In half an hour after our arrival we were already swimming in the clearest water of pool. Last year the pool was very dirty. Buffet breakfast is very tasty. We always had lunch & dinner at the hotel. We like the small cook who cooked pancakes just at the dining area. Every night we visited shows & parties for kids & adults. We spent here 1 wonderful week. My only advice is not to take towels from home because there are towels in the bathroom as well as at the beach. I will visit Zhemchuzhina again with great pleasure!
We got the great renovated room. European furniture, high-quality carpet, new bathtub. The authentic European hotel. Private beach, sea water swimming pool, towels & lounges for free. Animation programs for all day long, sports, entertainments, shows.
Reading Internet comments I was afraid to meet USSR –style hotel. But I was surprised: reception desk service is very fast, polite & professional, rooms are cozy ( there are few remarks) , wide choice of Buffet breakfast food, large pool with clear & warm sea water , nice infrastructure, restaurants, car rental(from 999 rubles per day), luggage room for free,great location. They let me leave the room & check out at 14:00 instead midday. So I am surprised)
The hotel is renovated, air-conditioning temperature could be adjusted according to your preference. There is drinking water in cooler at the lobby. Great beach, plenty non-occupied sunbeds. Animation programs all day long. Excellent food of Buffet breakfast. You may have buffet lunch & buffet dinner for extra charge. Reconstruction of building did not disturb us due to new soundproof windows. WiFi –without any problems.