The resort is actively being built up and rebuilt, and now instead of Soviet sanatoriums there are five-star hotels, and boarding houses have turned into apart-hotels and private guest houses with a service class of at least 3 stars. However, one should not expect perfect service from Abkhazia yet – the country is still recovering, and one must be prepared for the fact that what is declared in the official tourist catalog or advertising video may in fact differ slightly from reality.
We have selected several objectively good options for you and are ready to share them.
So, we present to your attention our rating of the best hotels in Gagra for families with children:
Eucalyptus Coast 4 *
A chic four-star hotel by the sea with a claim to luxury and style, as seen in the official photos. On sites like Tophotels, the complex gets very high marks. The hotel has been operating for only 1 year, but many have already heard of it due to the high quality service and the ideal combination of price and quality. The hotel consists of 2 small buildings with designer rooms, with panoramic windows, lots of light and everything you need. Judging by the general concept, this is more of a place for a romantic vacation for two, but those who are looking for a hotel in Abkhazia for families with children will not remain indifferent either.
The owners personally supervise the operation of the entire hotel, so guests will not find a bad attitude or poor service here. The rooms are always clean, and the kitchen works efficiently and without delays. During the summer, the room rate includes breakfast and lunch, but in the restaurant you can additionally order dinner.
There are no popular entertainment options like animation and a kids club, but there is a large heated pool on the rooftop.
“Eucalyptus Coast” is located in the quiet village of Tsandripsh on the first line in a eucalyptus grove. The hotel has its own pebble beach with the cleanest territory and gentle entry into the sea. There is no infrastructure as such in the village, but the hotel will always help you call a taxi or organize an excursion to key attractions. For those who wish to book a hotel for a long time, a transfer from the airport of Adler is provided free of charge.
A small three-star hotel that has been operating for only 3 years and is suitable for an active family vacation, since there is no entertainment and a large territory here. The rooms are spacious, bright, newly renovated and equipped. Even the economy rooms are equipped with TV, air conditioning, balcony and basic furniture. It is possible to stay in a budget room without a bathroom, which will be shared for several rooms. Cleaning is carried out every day, and thanks to the personal control of the hostess, there are no complaints about the quality of the maids’ work.
In general, there are not many staff here, but everyone approaches work responsibly, and therefore in all the reviews of tourists there is a mention of employees in a positive way. All issues are resolved on an individual basis, taking into account the wishes of the guests. If you intend to move in with an infant under one year old, then all the staff will be happy to help provide everything you need and will provide all possible assistance in a comfortable accommodation.
You can book a hotel either without meals or with full board. Complex meals in the tradition of home cooking are organized at the local canteen, and a café nearby offers guests their favorite buffet. All products are used fresh, only locally sourced.
The beach is a couple of minutes walk. The territory is equipped with everything you need, the sea is clean, and the sunset is gentle. For those who like to hang out on the beach, night discos are regularly held.
The lack of adjoining territory is compensated by a good location. Within walking distance of the water park, the Central Market, a selection of cafes and restaurants for every wallet. There are also plenty of public transport links in case of independent travel, but according to most guests, the hotel’s tour desk offers an excellent selection of tours at the best prices in the area.
Hotel-Club Poseidon 3 *
If you are choosing a safe hotel to come with older children and teenagers who will not sit still, choose Poseidon. The stars of the hotel are not declared, but the quality of services, the protected area, the work of the staff and the rooms provided indicate that there is at least 4 stars here. Double and triple rooms will allow larger families to stay further by providing extra beds in the form of folding beds or armchair beds. For babies, special equipment has not been officially announced, but you can discuss this point with the administration in advance. Daily cleaning, linen and towels are changed every 3 days.
The staff here receives only positive reviews – you will not see a devil-may-care attitude or ignorance of problems, as is the case in overseas resorts.
Favorite “all inclusive” does not work at the hotel, but local chefs from early morning are ready to offer guests a wide selection of dishes of European, Russian and Abkhazian cuisines. There is also a summer cafe where delicious coffee and a variety of cocktails are prepared. The prices are quite affordable and allow even the most economical tourists to eat well.
Although the hotel is positioned as a club hotel, there are only a diving center and a tour desk as entertainment. But the central location will not let guests get bored – nearby cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and a market. Nearby there is a bus stop.
A sandy beach, as elsewhere in the resort, is almost impossible to find, so stock up on comfortable shoes for walking on small pebbles. Sun loungers and umbrellas are provided free of charge, changing cabins are equipped.
A solid guest house on the second line with an almost five-star service and a range of services for children. Rooms from standard to two-room suites. The maids clean every other day, and change linen and towels every 3 days. An extra cot is available for children under 5 years old.
There is good internet on the territory, there is a heated pool, table tennis table, darts. A playroom and a small paddling pool are specially equipped for kids.
Meals are organized in the dining room based on Abkhaz cuisine, but there are dietary and homemade dishes. You can order full board, half board or no meals. For children, there is the possibility of ordering half a portion. There is also a barbecue area and a grill.
The beach is a 10-minute walk away, but it is important to consider the location of the hotel on the mountain, so it will be quite difficult for the elderly or parents with babies to climb. The beach itself is not crowded, clean, with a gentle entrance to the water.
Tours or private transfers can be booked at the front desk. For independent travel, the close location of stops and a wide range of taxi services will be convenient.
All vacationers note the hospitality of the owner and his personal control of all hotel services.
An excellent first line family hotel suitable for children of all ages. The hotel was new, opened last season, and has 4 stars. The rooms are clean and bright. The maids clean daily, change linen and towels every couple of days. Guests are also offered a minimum hygiene kit and bathrobes. Of the minuses – drinking water is provided only on the day of arrival.
Meals are offered three times a day, alcoholic drinks are not included in the price – they can be purchased at the bar for an additional fee. The buffet menu amazes with the abundance of dishes of Russian and national cuisine, where you can choose something for both kids and those who follow the figure. There are also a lot of desserts and seasonal fruits.
During the day, animation works, games and sports events are held in the playground, and in the evenings – fun mini-disco led by educators.
The staff is responsive, actively improving the service and trying to eliminate deficiencies and malfunctions as soon as possible.
The beach is only 20 meters away, the area is very clean. Umbrellas and sun loungers are provided free of charge, water activities are offered.
There are numerous convenience stores and travel agencies nearby, but guests still prefer to book excursions at the hotel.
Decent inexpensive hotel in the very center of the city and just 100 meters from the equipped beach. The hotel is new, so there is a fresh renovation and new furniture. Bed linen and towels are white, they are changed every 3 days. Wet cleaning – daily. There is a cooler, ironing board and iron on the floor. Upon check-in, guests are entitled to a compliment – a bottle of champagne and a fruit set.
Dining room “Amrana” offers guests breakfast, which consists of a light meal and a drink to choose from. The breakfast menu is prepared in advance. You can have lunch and dinner here in addition, or by ordering a full board, but most prefer to explore the numerous establishments in the city.
The hotel territory is small, the entrance is carried out strictly by the guest’s card. There is parking for cars, a playground, a spa with a small selection of treatments, and a large heated pool. Every day, employees carefully monitor the cleanliness; the pool is covered with a special film during bad weather.
The hotel staff are polite and helpful. It is possible to order excursions or taxis through administrators.
The beach is convenient, located within walking distance. There are usually few people, there is a basic infrastructure. The water is clean, the entry is convenient for swimming with a small child, but especially sensitive ones may need special shoes.
San Marina 3 *
A good boarding house for family vacations, working according to European standards. For guests there are 186 rooms from standard with sea views to junior suites with mountain views. All rooms have a private bathroom, refrigerator, air conditioning, however a kettle and hairdryer are available upon request, as are other extras. Cleaning every day, but the maid is at the hotel all day, so you can contact her if necessary.
The room rate, as a rule, includes three meals a day à la carte, based on home and national cuisine. The choice of food is sufficient to feed both a child and an adult.
The area is very modest, but clean and well appointed. There is a lobby bar, a summer cafe and a playground, where shows for children and a mini-disco are held several times a week. Adults, especially ladies, will love the local beauty salon with a good selection of inexpensive beauty treatments, massage services and yoga classes in the evenings.
Its own comfortable sand and pebble beach is across the road. Vacationers can relax in a cafe or under an umbrella on sun loungers, or choose entertainment to their liking: attractions with water slides, boat trips, catamaran or banana rides.
An excellent budget holiday home with no frills. Rooms range from standard to junior suites with good furnishings, but not always perfectly clean. In general, everything you need is available, including free internet and a safe. Cleaning is not daily, linen and towels are changed regularly. On the floor there is a cooler and ironing equipment. Upon check-in, a deposit of 1000 rubles is charged. Regular guests are entitled to compliments from the hotel.
The room rate includes a continental breakfast consisting of several types of cereals, eggs in different variations, cereals, yoghurts and cuts for sandwiches. Drinks – coffee and tea. Upon request, the staff provides a barbecue for self-cooking barbecue on site, and there is also a cafe.
The small Aibga area has a heated pool, library, hammocks and gazebos, a ping-pong table and a playground. Board games, badminton and bike rentals are available. There are numerous cafes and shops nearby, as well as a market where you can buy fruits and souvenirs.
City beach, sun loungers and umbrellas are not present, but clean and not too many people. The water is clean, the entrance to the sea is convenient, but because of the pebbles it is better to take special shoes with you.
Hotel complex, built in the old part of the city. Rooms for all tastes, spacious and bright, although some complain about the lack of lighting in the evening. In addition to the standard set of services, the room offers bathrobes, slippers, as well as a mat and beach towels. The Internet is available throughout the territory, but in fact the signal quality depends on the location of the router. Noise isolation in the rooms is at a good level, if street noise bothers guests, then everything dies down closer to midnight.
All-inclusive meals, designed for both adults and children: a large selection of dairy products, dietary and unleavened dishes, but there are also meat, spicy or spicy options. Decent selection of vegetables, fruits, desserts and pastries. In addition, there is a bar on site and on the beach.
Leisure in “Ryde” can be spent in the cinema, visiting the sauna or massage room. Girls will appreciate the beauty salon and the work of a professional beautician. A modern playground is equipped for children, as well as a new playroom, where a teacher works.
The hotel complex “Raida” is one of the few that has its own sandy beach, although in fact the sand occupies only a part of the territory, the other half is small pebbles. Free access to sun loungers and umbrellas, there are awnings, changing cabins. On the shore there are attractions with water slides, a beach equipment rental point.
The hotel itself is practically a local landmark, as guests can live in a restored building built in 1903. The hotel stands at the entrance to the city next to a beautiful green park inside the walls of an ancient fortress. The veranda offers stunning views of the mountains and the ancient castle. The rooms are mostly standard, but equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, refrigerator. Missing accessories can be requested from the reception desk as needed.
Meals are offered only for breakfast in a small cafe. Lunches and dinners can be ordered at the hotel restaurant, but be careful – waiters often “forget” to bring change. The cuisine, as in most places here, consists of variations on the theme of Abkhaz and Russian cuisines with lots of meat and vegetables.
The hotel does not offer entertainment as such, but is ready to organize excursion tours at a reasonable price to the main attractions. Transfer services are available for visitors.
There are many interesting tourist routes within walking distance, so it will not be very convenient here with a baby and a one-year-old child, but for families with teenagers there is expanse, because all day long you can wander around the neighborhood, looking for interesting objects.
The private pebble beach is fully equipped for guests, there is a bar. The water is clean, calm, there is a pier nearby. Entering the water is suitable for safe splashing with toddlers.