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Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2016

WAS fortunate enough to have Travel all Russia books this hotel for me in advance of the busy season. This is one of the best boutique hotels Ive stayed in in awhile. the property is old world charm and the service is outstanding. The restaurant is fabulous but a bit pricey, I guess the sanctions have made a lot of...

1Thank Keith S
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Keith! Thank you for your visit! It was a pleasure for us to receive such a nice guest from the United States. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the hotel’s rich history and excellent hospitality. Villa Elena is very special indeed. We hope that you had a great time in Crimea and fell in love with our...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Everything just excellent!! I'm originally from Ukraine but living in UAE, and it was so pleasure to come back home and be hosted so amazing place like Villa Elena. I've never been there before, but I can say for sure its a high class place! Rooms, food, stuff, service, everything like I get used! Kip it up guys!!

1Thank Vanila C
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are deeply moved by your kind words. Many thanks from our whole team for your visit and for ranking us first in Yalta. It is great that you enjoyed your staying at the Villa Elena Hotel, including the room, restaurant and personnel. We always do our best to give hospitality, which combines traditions since 1912 and the...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A high class hotel in a very good location close to the sea-front. Perfectly maintained, decorated with great taste. Staff is always happy to help. Rooms are very well equipped. What was important for us - the hotel has its own power generating equipment, so the black-outs are not a problem. Overall, I would rate Villa Elena Hotel as high...

1Thank Serbaz
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Guest! It was a pleasure for us to read your review on Trip Advisor. Thank you for placing Villa Elena among the most renowned hotels of the world and appreciating our location, design, rooms, and staff. You visited Crimea in the rather difficult blackout period. We are glad that we had all facilities to supply electricity, hot water and...

Reviewed 9 November 2015

Excellen location, interior and service, incleding room service, vallet parking, welcome champagne. Restaurant offers wast breakfast and dinner menu. Perfect place for a romatic getaway. 24-hour spa is avalable along with beauty parlor inside the hotel

Thank Alexandra S
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra, thank you for reviewing Villa Elena and placing it among perfect destinations for a romantic weekend. The Hotel really gives its guests unique experiences, with its excellent location, exquisite interiors and five-star service. We are glad that you appreciated all this. You are always welcome to the atmosphere of luxury and comfort since 1912!

Beersheba, Israel
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed every minute at the hotel, service, attitude, design, restaurant, everything was just perfect! Strongly recommend for couples, families and individuals afor holiday or for business stay! The service and staff was outstanding and made our stay in Yalta to be charming! We were in many places around the world, and no doubt it among the...

1Thank tovaiss
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that every minute of your staying at Villa Elena was nice and comfortable. And we appreciate being among your favorite places around the world. It is a great privilege for us. Yalta loves you as much as you love it. Welcome!

Beersheba, Israel
Reviewed 4 September 2015

villa elena in ylata i've been there 4 time in the last 2 years amazing place, great staff, good Atmosphere one of the best 5 stars hotels in euorpe if you visiting yalta this is the place to .. ....be

Thank benolu7
Villa_Elena_Yalta, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Villa Elena Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are happy that your staying at Villa Elena was just perfect. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed everything – the atmosphere, our location and service. Thank you for ranking us among the best five-star hotels in Europe. You are always welcome!

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 11 November 2014

It is a pleasure to come back here already for the second time. This is a perfect luxury place where you can get away from a bit soviet Yalta with comfortable large rooms, perfect restaurant and wonderful service. Take a room in the original building to feel the atmosphere of 18th century. By the way, in this hotel there is...

Thank Ekaterina_Siver
Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Building and room are excellent; restaurant is overpriced if to look from quality-delicious-cost; transfer is better to manage by own and first check price via internet if you are interesting in real rate - if this topic upset you; staff is good; fresh fish is an issue not only for this hotel but in general for Crimia (if you are...

1Thank NataliaN6726
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Villa Elena is a lovely property located a short walk from the Black Sea. Decor is rather ornate by North American standards but I'm sure is perfect for the hotel's target clientele, wealthy Russians. Service was reasonable by Ukraine standards however we were not able to obtain a Hotel Directory in English and were forced to go to the...

2Thank Joanna D
Thessaloniki, Greece
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Me and my two other colleagues from Greece traveled to Yalta, because of professional reasons. I had already seen photos of Villa Elena Hotel in the internet, but I could not imagine that the reality was way better from the photow. As soon as we came out of the taxi and entered in the hotel we were astonished by the...


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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: ₹ 11,197 - ₹ 2,13,237 (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 Business Hotel in Yalta
#2 Spa 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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