great hotel, typical large skyscraper hotel and that is carried in to the staff attitude, which was welcoming and positive. The beach is a bit of a distance and a steep hill is discouraging. Eating at the hotel can be very expensive, instead head out to Sochi town centre or the promenade for a better choice. Try the local Russian restaurants, fantastic fresh food!
Overall is great to stay somewhere its safe, good choice of pools, activities etc......... I would go there again!