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The hotel Krestovaya pad

The hotel “Krestovaya Pad” was founded in Listvyanka in 2005 and is one of the most picturesque and well-appointed places for recreation. It can accommodate large number of guests; varied cuisine can satisfy the most refined taste, and a reception proveden th the hotel will be long remembered.

Many visitors wondered why the hotel has such an unusual name – “Krestovaya Pad”. This name is due to the fact that the hotel is located in the valley of the taiga river Krestovka, which is derived from PADI gorges and carries its own pure water to the sacred lake Baikal. The spring as soon as the lake ice breaks in the river for spawning rushes the species of grayling fish found only in Baikal. After spawning, the fish returned to the lake. Fat same fish remains in the river, that is its ideal habitat.

Hotel description

The hotel Krestovaya Pad is a complex, consisting of 8 buildings with a lounge, 1 VIP – cottages, administrative building, 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and a grill bar with a summer terrace. Continue reading

Hotels in Batumi near the sea

Hotels in Batumi of 5 stars

Sheraton Batumi Hotel from usd 180

The Sheraton is not just one of the several 5-star hotels in Batumi, he’s already in a sense a visiting card of the city and its attraction. Sheraton often acts as a landmark for lost tourists, as it can be seen from any part of the city.

The hotel is located on the main street of the city, 200 metres from the sea, near the Park and the famous naberezny. The Sheraton is a very good choice for a comfortable and memorable stay in Batumi.

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Divan Suites Batumi from usd 98

A five-star hotel Divan is located in the historical part of the city, 5 minutes ‘ walk from the seafront and town centre. Since its opening, the hotel quickly gained popularity and many positive reviews due to the high level of service and comfort, friendly staff and delicious food. Continue reading

Ghosts of wartime spies haunt Welsh hotels

The decorous world of Welsh hotels has acquired a new mystique with the revelation that MI5 chose them, against countrywide competition, as a bolthole for its most valuable wartime spies.

Secret double agents, whose deception of the Nazis was so effective that several were decorated by the Abwehr secret service, were scheduled to join hikers and retired couples at such nooks as the Swallow Falls hotel in Betws-y-coed if a German invasion force landed on the Channel coast.

Masterminded by MI5’s “Twenty committee”, named because the Roman numerals for 20 form a double-cross, the plan directed agents to the Snowdonia spa, and similarly quiet hotels, in Llandudno and Llanrwst. The operation was codenamed hegira after the Arabic term for the prophet Muhammad’s enforced departure in 622 from Mecca.

“Seven agents were scheduled to check in to these unlikely hiding places,” said Phil Chamberlain, whose study of newly released papers on the episode will be published in next month’s History Today magazine. “They were codenamed Gelatine, Dragonfly, Tate, GW, Mutt, Stork and Snow. For Snow, who was the first important German agent to be turned, it would have been a homecoming – his real name was Arthur Continue reading

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