Sea Galaxy Congress & Spa Hotel (Sochi, Russia)

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Sea Galaxy Congress & Spa Hotel (Sochi, Russia)

4 Case Rating


Location

The Sea Galaxy hotel is located about 40 minutes drive from Sochi Airport (1500rub by taxi) & slightly less from Adler train station (which is close to the the Olympics village).
The hotel is 5 minute walk to promenade walk way where below are some open beaches and some private part of club/bar etc. The black sea beaches are fully stoned. There are some clubs, bars & restaurants along the coastline walkway. Near the hotel is convenient store for food snacks and toiletries. There is also quite a nice park that exits to a walk way of souvenir sellers, mainly tack but you do see some funny magnets like Putin riding Obama as a horse.

Room

The room located on 11th floor was comfortable & offered a balcony with side on sea view & some seats. The room was clean & functional with plenty of plugs close to bed, adequate spacious wardrobe that included a small safe (not enough size for a small laptop though but ok for money, phone and maybe tablet).
A small table with mirror faced the bed, as did the TV above but did not use it so cannot verify what channels are offered.Table is fine for ladies to do their make up and also to work on a computer from. A medium size fridge is also in room but no mini bar items,just 2 bottles of complimentary water is offered. The fridge despite on freezing setting did not seem very cold & not sure if it was actually working.
A luggage rack & foot cube is also in the corridor.
The bathroom was of small size & offered a walk in shower cubicle, worked fine. Amenities are the annoying sachets of shampoo & shower gel, also seen at another Russian hotel. However dental & shaver sets are offered, plus soap. Towels are plentiful. Overall room was comfortable, but only issue was the air conditioner, it dripped water & despite being on 17, room seemed quite hot – it kept stopping & as a result I woke up feeling really hot (like outside of 30 degrees).

Facilities

WIFI is free throughout hotel on multiple devices but is slow at times. The hotel has one restaurant & a bar. The hotel clearly caters for package holidays as the restaurant is one large factory of a buffet, all shared seating etc. i booked half board basis (as it wasn’t much more) & had breakfast & lunch. The food was ok, there are good variation of choices but of simple quality. It was edible but would not have been impressed in a restaurant. Since there are many restaurants, i wished I had left the school buffet out and explored Sochi dining more.
The bar offered by reception has a small seating area both in & out, drinks are reasonably priced. Bar tender love to show off his favourite range of vodkas.
There was also a souvenir shop & nail spa place. Plus a massage spa place & gym but did not see these.

Staff

Generally staff were really nice at this hotel & can speak English well, especially the beautiful receptionist Anna who spoke very well. Housekeeping staff also spoke English well as did one of the bar men. They may only say very little but could understand what i was saying & at same time were friendly.
Overall Sea galaxy was good value for money & well positioned for city of Sochi & beaches. Seems more for younger couples & families looking at guest. Found the staff really nice & helpful considering clearly very few non Russian speaking guests stay here. I would return if back in Sochi.



Chernomorskaya ul. (Tsentr), 4, Sochi, Russia


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Average Rating

The Verdict Is…

Reasonably priced and well located but AC issues meant an uncomfortable hot night. Food is also catering for the package holidays therefore a rather weak school style buffet is offered.

  • Location
    85%
  • Room
    65%
  • Facilities
    70%
  • Staff
    75%
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