Pros: The staff was very friendly and there was always someone around who spoke English and could help us with directions and locations.
Cons: the pool hours are ridiculous for travelers. they are only open during the morning to early afternoon, when business people and tourists are most likely to be out of the hotel. there was no availability in the afternoons or evenings. disappointing.
Located next to the River Elshanka, this hotel in Orsk features a spa area with free indoor pool, an elegant restaurant with wine cellar, and a spacious garden. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Russian and Asian cuisine are served at the Krymov restaurant, and a hearty breakfast buffet is provided in the mornings. Drinks can be enjoyed in the wine cellar or the lobby bar. Rooms at Grand Hotel Fortecia are comfortably furnished and include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms have a seating area, air conditioning and a modern bathroom. The Yashma Spa at Grand Hotel Fortecia offers a free steam room, Turkish sauna and gym, as well as a beauty salon. Massages and beauty treatments can be booked here. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Orsk Bus Station and a 40-minute drive from Orsk Airport. Free parking is provided.