It is the very first and the most legendary hotel in Odessa, initially built as a private residence (1826-1828), but later on (1846) converted into a hotel. Conveniently located on Primorskij Boulevard, it is just a short way from the famous Potjomkin Steps. The luxurious early Italian Renaissance style building houses its very own museum. It features portraits of the most renowned guests of the hotel - Theodore Dreiser, Isidor Dunkan, Maya Plisecka, Georges Simenon, Marina Vladi, and many more. Part of the hotel has been recently restored, and it is worth a visit, even if you do not intend to stay there. The only flaw to mention is a lack of conceptual strictness that weighs down the authenticity and consistency of style of this grande dame among the city hotels. For example, the otherwise luxurious foyer strikes with out-of-place elevator door made of laminated wood, and rooms feature lots of thoughtless and cheep details, which clash with splendid ceiling décor and an overall air of its prominent past.
11, Primorsky Boulevard
Keywords: hotel, hotels, Odessa