Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
But this time it was a real hill! The Ruslan and Ludmilla Hotel in Sevastopol was situated near the base of a very steep hill and guess where all the restaurants and pubs were? Right, at the top of the hill! In case you don’t know where Sevastopol is situated, here is a map:
Maybe you have noticed a certain tendency in our top 10 so far: we have a preference for small hotels run by families. You get to know the owners and the other guests very quickly and although it’s sometimes difficult to communicate, you feel at ease in a cosy atmosphere. This hotel is no exception, it’s run by 2 women and their families; the younger generation knows enough English to help you. In general, they were all very friendly and helpful and they made us feel at home the minute we arrived. On top of the hotel there is a small, cosy swimming pool, but we spent most of our time in the garden.
The rooms were spacious, very clean and comfortable; there is free wireless Internet in and around the hotel. In the neighborhood there is a small supermarket and you can cook in one of the kitchens. There is also a laundry service. You have to pay a bit extra for breakfast, but it’s really worth it!
By the way, we didn’t like Sevastopol itself very much. During World War II, the Germans destroyed a lot and we had the feeling that it’s now completely rebuilt with concrete buildings and shopping malls. Luckily, the area around Sevastopol has a lot more to offer; have a look at this post: http://cosytravels.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/the-wild-eastern-trip-day-12-bakhchysaray/.
You can find more information here: http://www.booking.com/hotel/ua/ruslan-and-lyudmila.en.html.