Odessa: the scene of ‘Battleship Potemkin’, the Vorontsov Palace, shopping in the Deribasovskaya or exploring the sandstone catacombs and looking out over the beauty of the Black Sea.  Odessa presents many faces to the world and, for a short break, many of the city’s hotels are delightful, from the large 4-star with nightclub, casino, swimming pool and bar to the cheaper end of the market.  Some are located near to the Opera and Ballet Theatre and the scene of the Potemkin uprising of 1905, which was later portrayed in Sergei Eisenstein’s film, of the same name, made in 1925.


The area of Sadovaya Street is within close walking distance of the shopping district of Deribasovskaya, shaded by the lovely linden trees in summer, found within the centre of Odessa.  Fully serviced, furnished apartment complexes are available for rental, each having full air-conditioning, Jacuzzi hot tubs and all the modern amenities, including a fully stocked kitchen.  All Odessa apartments are available in different sizes, from single rooms to as many as three bedrooms, providing ample room for you to work and entertain.

    If you are looking for history, there is the elegance of Hotel Londonskaya which was built in 1827, although it now features air-conditioning, satellite TV, integral safe in all the 53 rooms and facilities for making tea and coffee in each room.  In the summer you can eat breakfast on the courtyard and, in the evenings an elaborate restaurant and casino are available.  Similar features are provided in the Hotel Mozart’s bedrooms, all 40 displaying chic grandeur.  Additional features offered are a fully appointed health club, together with sauna and swimming pool.

   If you want to be closer to the coast, the modern Grand Pettine overlooks the Black Sea, on the Odessa Rivera, in Bolshoy Fontan. It offers a quieter location than its city centre counterparts.  Each of the 90 air-conditioned bedrooms feature satellite TV and Internet access, together with telephone facilities, a safe and a mini bar.  A single room classed as ‘business style’ measures just 16sq.m while a ‘superior standard’ which has two beds, measures a mere 20sq.m.  To obtain a similar amount of space considered as standard in an apartment, you would have to book into the top range of the spectrum and reserve a ‘presidential suite’, a condo consisting of two reception rooms, two bedrooms, three bathrooms with WC and two furnished balconies, all covering an area of 150sq.m.


Our Paradis apartments on Sadovaya street have been designed for complete independence and provide the traveller with a sense of safety in a strange city.  Enter your apartment, lock the door and you will instantly feel at home.  Each apartment is completely open-plan, designed in an elegant but contemporary fashion and completely renovated in 2008.  The kitchens are fully equipped and each apartment has the benefit of a hot tub for additional comfort and relaxation.   Each apartment is provided with hot and cold running water, high-speed Internet access, and local telephone service.

While each of the hotels offer sumptuous dining experiences, indoor swimming pools, health facilities, bars and other communal comforts, these are all still available for non-residents and, to obtain the best of both worlds you can take out a rental on a short term apartment and still have full access to all the communal facilities available at any one of the most opulent hotels, while knowing you are not emptying your company’s financial coffers!