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“Olympic Visit” 3 of 5 stars
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Zhemchuzhina Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chernomorskaya St., 3, Sochi 354002, Russia   |  
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Ranked #59 of 169 Hotels in Sochi
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Olympic Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Just a quick note. If you plan to stay at this hotel be aware that it is undergoing a major remodel. Also, the near by disco establishments play loud music ALL night long. The music stops around 5-6 am. As usual, you need to curb your expectations based on the usual star rating. It has a Russian 4 star rating, but I would rate it a 21/2 stars just because of the hard work by the multi-lingual reception desk. Tranportation to and from the hotel is shaky at best. The room safes are not mounted to anything so you can just walk out of the room with it.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carrollton, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Zhemchuzina during the Olympics. As with most everything else in Sochi, they're finishing up the remodeling. If you're looking for American accommodations then the Zhemchuzina is close. If you're looking for European style accommodations then this place has it nailed.

Pros: good location for the seaport, nice pool facilities, nicely remodeled rooms. The beds were comfortable and bathroom appointed well.

Cons: if you have a room on the north side go for the higher floors. The lower floors get traffic noise from the nearby street.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nobody can not speak english,poor breakfast,Spa musty smells ,and most importantly, no one is smiling.I'm very sure they will have difficulty in Winter Olympics......

'' I do not recommend personal opinion''...........

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Such a big and great hotel! This place is exactly how I prefer it. It has many perfect restaurants and healthy food. I saw Russian side of Black sea-its very interesting! Russian service and culture-you must have to feel it. Quiet, nice reseptionists and ambiance. The garden near the hotel was also a treat. Nice location in the center of the SOCHI…. great room well decorated…. Just come and enjoy it.... for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My friends suggested that we should stay in this more Soviet style hotel for our weekend in Sochi. From the outside it really looks like a classical Soviet hotel, but otherwise it was perfect for the price. A very nice pool area, ok rooms with balcony, nice bar on the first floor, and located in the center of everything. This was rated as a 3 star hotel, and in that it exceed expectations very well.I see no reason for booking some more expensive hotels, as this serves very well the purpose for a shorter stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Missoula, Montana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The unresponsive staff and management complement the Soviet architecture. We had prepaid reservations, but the local staff and management refused to honor them without a premium for an "upgrade" to the double room with double bed specified on the reservation. With the location, it could be an excellent hotel, but it's not. If you want a reasonably pleasant experience, try a different hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Basic but good value. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna, gym, 3 nightclubs that keep going all night, nurmerous restaurants and bars and a collection of women that call the rooms of single males at 3am to find out if they are bored.
Due to be refubished before the olmpics.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Zhemchuzhina Hotel

Address: Chernomorskaya St., 3, Sochi 354002, Russia
Location: Russia > Southern District > Krasnodar Krai > Greater Sochi > Sochi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sochi
#9 Business Hotel in Sochi
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Sochi
#36 Luxury Hotel in Sochi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zhemchuzhina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 920
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GRAND HOTEL ZHEMCHUZHINA Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina is situated right by the seashore, downtown, taking up 70 000 m22. It is a modern 19-storey hotel providing magnificent view of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black sea. Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina is located in a park zone with tropical plants. Zimny theatre, Sochi circus, “Festivalny” concert hall, “Dendrarium” botanical garden, museums and theatres are situated nearby. BEACH AREA Well-equipped private beach has a capacity of 2000 pax. The following facilities are available: showers, sun loungers, deckchairs, parasols, restrooms and dressing rooms. The beach area is covered with authentic ocean sand for your ideal relaxation. Enjoy water fun activities with our pedal boats, wave runners, yachts and go windsurfing, parasailing and scuba diving. Moreover there is a special stage for performances and night discos, first-aid post, brise soleil area and sports equipment rental. Several restaurants, lounge-bar , store, billiards, massage, kids trampoline are open for your convenience. ... more   less 
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