My trip to the Grand Marine came about as an accident. My wallet was lost while traveling in Europe, Russia and Ukraine for 3 months by motorcycle. As such, I needed to find a good place to stay while I waited for a new credit card. It is a very nice place to enjoy a vacation.
The hotel is a little distant from the center of Odesa, but this makes the resort a retreat away from the bustle of the city. The hotel is within walking distance of Black Sea beaches and the hotel has a fantastic indoor swimming pool.
Staying at the hotel includes breakfast. Make sure that you get to the breakfast! The food is excellent and you can select whatever you like from the buffet. However, for lunch and dinner the hotel is somewhat remote and that limits where you can eat. The hotel restaurant offers good food and service, but it is pricey.
The staff at the hotel was among the best that I encountered on my trip. The front desk staff speaks English and are very helpful. My situation was a little difficult with my lost wallet and they were extremely helpful by making phone calls for me and showing me Ukrainian hospitality. One of the receptionists, Oksana helped me with an issue getting wifi, with my room selection and with finding my way around the town. The staff helped me find restaurants, the bus and tram service and when I asked where I might find a good church, they had an excellent recommendation. The manager was a great help with the situation regarding my wallet and billing.
The grounds were exceptionally clean and safe. One issue to consider is the wifi. In most rooms, the wifi is only available right at the door. The hotel really needs to address the problem with wifi, but most people are visiting here to enjoy the spa, massages and pool rather than playing on their computer.
When in Odesa, this is the place to stay. You will enjoy the food, the beauty of the grounds, the nearby Black Sea, the pool and the staff.
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