Note that we have not stayed in Forum hotel, but dined in their restaurant, having failed to find anything better (but for a couple of pizzerias) on our way through Sudak. So this review is of their restaurant only.
We didn’t put any expectations on the place and only needed a bite before going back to Yalta. From this viewpoint it was okay.
Forum wasn’t too easy to reach as it’s situated, although centrally, on a one-way main street. We missed the right turn to drive right to the hotel, so just parked one block away and walked. But there is a small street parking in front of the hotel as well.
The interior was both pretentious and simple; kind of a typical Crimean resort canteen. A/C was operating stronger than needed in October.
It was possible to either order a set dinner (UAH 50, ca US$6), which would have been cheaper and faster, or go through the menu. We opted for the latter.
Half of the menu entries was absent (due to low season perhaps?). Say, no soups other than borsch were available. I ended up with Russian salad, Risotto with broccoli and mushrooms, and chicken. Cooked somewhat slow, and presented very simple, these were all quite good though. Sadly, coffee was terrible; avoid! The bill came 2-3x less than what we paid in the Great Yalta; a fair value.
Service was okay for Crimea; I don’t have anything particular to complain about, but also nothing special to compliment them for.
Again, not a place to go specifically for, the restaurant of Forum hotel was okay for a proper (no fast food) bite on the road.