Once a resort settlement, Lazarevskoye ceased being its own entity in 1961 when it became a part of Sochi; but, this doesn’t stop it from being a top destination of the Black Sea in its own right.
Lazarevskoye is a small area, as its designation as a micro-district would suggest, and it only takes around 70 to 90 minutes to walk from the Sanatorium Odysseya in the south to the hotels in the northern stretch. But, its small size doesn’t stop the area from being filled with great tourist activities, which includes its grand beaches.
The best hotels for any budget in Lazarevskoye
Lazarevskoye is a very budget-friendly location when looking for accommodation in the area. While the hotels are nice, the guest houses also provide a great place for you to base your trip around. As the area is so quaint, where you stay doesn’t have a major impact on your ability to enjoy everything on offer in Lazarevskoye.
Sitting very close to the Reka Psezuapse, Guest House Elif is a fine venue for those working on a smaller budget. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, free shuttle service, rooms with a balcony view, and all guest rooms have a private bathroom and shower. Children are welcome, and there’s an outdoor play area for them to enjoy. Rooms at the Guest House Elif can be found from €16 (£14) per night.
Guest House Legenda offers a very nice stay for those with a medium-sized budget. With modern rooms that feature private bathrooms and can have a view of the mountains, the guest house also has a private pool and a barbeque. Guest House Legenda is child-friendly with family suites available from €29 (£26) per night, and it’s located just up the road from the water park Nautilus.
If you’re planning your trip to Lazarevskoye with a bigger budget, the Eco-hotel Ozero Divnoe is a popular choice for those looking to experience a bit more luxury. The venue features a Russian steam bath, outdoor pool, volleyball court, and stands next to a majestic lake. The Eco-hotel Ozero Divnoe’s modern rooms and fantastic restaurant combine to make it one of the best in the area and they’re a particularly good choice if you’re going with the kids as they offer babysitting services, an indoor play area, and outdoor play equipment. Rooms can be bought for €50 (£44) per night, which includes breakfast.
Recreation and fun in Lazarevskoye
Lazarevskoye may technically be a part of Sochi these days, but it still boasts the seaside resort feel of its former designation. Now, the micro-district boasts a wide range of recreational activities for tourists to enjoy.
The beach is the primary attraction of the area, with the coastline boasting a wide range of bars, cafés, and other relaxing attractions. As for entertainment and recreation more inland, there’s the Labyrinth of Terror, Ethnographical Museum, Morskaya Zvezda water park, Oceanarium, and, a bit further inland, Crab Canyon.
When in Lazarevskoye, you’ll certainly want to try some of the local restaurants as there are some great options for everyone. One of the highest-rated restaurants in the area is GastroPub Republic, which features pizza, seafood, other great European dishes, and some very good beer. But, if you fancy some Asian cuisine, turn to the modern, classy, and yet inexpensive Studio 93.
The micro-district of Lazarevskoye is a great location for all tourists wanting to have fun at the beach and more inland.