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Villa Elena Hotel & Residences

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We spent two nights here and absolutely loved it. Beautiful hotel, lovely garden and swimming pool. Our breakfast was included which was a la carte, a bit unusual but we enjoyed the selection on offer. The meals, service and comfort was first class, highly recommend it. We were there when the yalta Grand Prix was on and the hotel hosted...

Thank mywonderfuljourneys
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Exemplary service in a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location, central but peaceful. The Grand Terrace is a great place to eat or have a drink. The whole place is very relaxing and the staff are extremely well trained and very friendly. Good menu with a mix of local and international dishes in the restaurant.

2Thank HenryFish
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2013

After a few really poor hotels in Ukraine we were surprised and thrilled to find one with excellent service, polite friendly helpful professional staff, clean rooms - just what you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Minor problems were sorted immediately and we really enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast was a bit strange and on our first day...

1Thank Jennie S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Stayed in Villa Elena in June while having a wedding in Yalta. We were very satisfied with the staff, their attitude, attentiveness, understanding. A big thank you to the manager Alexander!!!Always smiley, friendly, professional! The staff at the reception, maids, porters are always friendly, smiley, polite! Couldn't imagine that in Ukraine we could receive such an outstanding service! We went...

Thank Yanochka2013
Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

okay, here's the deal - this one gets to the very top 3 or 5 hotels I've ever stayed at. it crawls all the way up there with the berkeley and the Jemeirah towers. recently, for old world charm, freshness, and the 1910s mediterranean feel it becomes unbeatable. a room of this quality at ciragan in Istanbul or grande bretagne...

2Thank cymreig
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I have stayed here before however never in the off season. Located just a very short walk up from the Black Sea , Villa Elena could not be more central to all that Yalta has to offer. The hotel excels in providing its guests the attention and service you would expect from a world class hotel. The grounds are well...

2Thank brent l
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Wonderful hotel for a relaxing holiday with the family. The staff is very attentive to all requests. Restaurant, and most importantly chef is perfect! Is very convenient. Noise from the waterfront almost none.

Thank JuliaPetkevich
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Nice little boutique hotel in yalta. hotel looked very elegant and very close to the promenade. Staff friendly and pleasant. i was a bit dissapointed when i called reception once and room service on another occassion and staff that answered didnot speak english, dissapointing for a 5 star place. Apart from that only the pricing was a bit excessive for...

3Thank Gregory M
Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Maybe i didnt visite and didnt see every vip-place in the world, but i think - no, i am sure,- Villa Elena is the best place of good life. Its true. The atmosphere of pleasant luxury - real - when everything is ideal, all on the places and everything is majestic well. For me this best place. The best. Everybody...

1Thank CapriceMagazine
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Beautiful hotel with wonderful staff. Everything about our stay was wonderful! The service in the restaurant was impeccable, the staff all wearing white gloves. The atmosphere was elegant but comfortable with understated and tasteful ambience everywhere. The breakfast on the patio was especially delicious and unique. First and foremost, it's the staff that make a hotel staff pleasant and all...

5Thank R F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Villa Elena Hotel stands in the heart of Yalta, 20 meters from the sea front. Surrounded by a century-old evergreen park, the Hotel gives its guests an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Villa Elena’s history started in 1912 when it threw open the doors with all facilities of the best foreign hotels. Today Villa Elena offers: 44 luxury rooms with air-conditioning, heated floors and free Wi-Fi; fine dining restaurants, gourmet trips around Crimea, cooking master classes by Brand Chef Bogdan Parinov; catering in the most beautiful corners of the Peninsula, and luxury MICE. The Hotel’s main restaurant – The Grand Terrace – offers fine cuisine, the widest selection of wines in Crimea, and the best oysters and lobsters on the coast. Guests enjoy its cozy hall and a large terrace with a splendid view of the Hotel’s park and the historic mansion of 1912. Bogdan Parinov’s Gastronomic Studio gives unique experiences in cooking, with late 19-century furniture, hand painted walls and copper tableware. The Hotel’s spa includes balmy baths, a steam room, a salt room, a variety of massage and wrap options and an outdoor pool with heating May through October. Villa Elena is 150 meters away from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and a 5-minute walk from the Yalta Lighthouse. Drivers are just 2 minutes from the M18 motorway. The atmosphere of luxury and comfort since 1912 features hand painted walls, Italian handmade furniture, Old England bathrooms, and spacious balconies. Welcome to Villa Elena! IT’S INTERESTING: In the early 20th century, the building of Villa Elena was the highest in Yalta with the first lift and central heating in the town. The century-old lift still works. The Villa Elena Hotel and the Chekhov House Museum in Yalta share a common architect Leo Shapovalov. In 2011, the Villa Elena Hotel accommodated Jennifer Lopez during her visit to Crimea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Elena Hotel & Residences

Address: Morskaya St., 3A, Seafront, Yalta 29860
Region: Crimea > Yalta Municipality > Yalta
Price Range: $218 - $4,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Elena Hotel & Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Villa Elena Hotel And Residences
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yalta
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yalta
#2 Spa Hotel in Yalta
#2 Business Hotel in Yalta
#3 Family Hotel in Yalta
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“I prefer rooms on 4th floor with the mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles Ekaterina_Siver, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good,have a menu of pillows,a menu for taking a bath!( unfortunately we didn't have time to try the services, but our friends' child 3 years old tried the special bath and next day refused to go to sleep without taking the special bath). Very nice the apartments they have for staying, high ceilings, a lot of space, hand made furniture and painting on the walls, every apartment has different painting on the walls, different furniture but the same French chic style.”
 of 5 bubbles Yanochka2013, 15 Jun 2013 | Read review
“We booked two rooms and for the 2nd room upgraded one step up and could not believe how beautiful the room was, especially given that the upgrade cost hardly anything.”
 of 5 bubbles rf780, 26 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Ask on reservation for rooms with the patio view or sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Victor-bychkov, 25 Nov 2012 | Read review
“They have only one standart room, so you probably wan't get it.”
 of 5 bubbles Natalia_Staro, 14 Aug 2012 | Read review
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