Close to the Potemkim Steps, this exclusive 19th century hotel is centrally located in the historic district. The Italian Renaissance-style décor, marble staircases, sparkling crystal chandeliers and stained-glass windows have attracted famous artists, musicians and writers from the past and present including Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson. The hotel has 68 rooms of various categories with those at the front overlooking Primorsky Boulevard. The hotel also has 25 metre indoor sea-water pool. Enjoy predinner drinks in the elegant courtyard, before dining in its glamourous restaurant.