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F.A.Q. - 50 Questions and Answers about KaZantip


TICKET FOR KAZANTIP

Can you purchase a ticket for KaZantip for me in advance?

The multi pass viZa allows as many entrances as you like, right?

What is the cost of each viZa?

Can I pay for my viZa in USD or in EUR or pay by Credit Card?

MONEY

What currency is the most widely used and accepted there? USD, EUR or UAH?

We cannot get Ukrainian Hryvnia where we live. Which currency is better to bring: USD or EUR?

What's the best way to get cash once I've arrived at Kazantip? Is there a bank, currency exchange booth, ATM around the area?

Is it possible to pay for my stay/accommodation, transfer by Credit Card?

ACCOMMODATION

Can you help me book a room near Kazantip?

How do I make a reservation online?

When do I pay the rent?

What currency do I pay in?

Are the prices for person or for room per night?

How far away is Kazantip from the hotel?

What is provided in the rooms: Air-conditioning? Fridge? Single or double beds? Internet?

We don't want to share the room with other guys, want to stay alone.

I am just one person. Will I pay less for the room?

If one more friend comes with us, can he sleep in our room? Will the price change?

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

We visited Odessa before and rented an apartment there. Do you have any apartments to rent?

What if I need to cancel?

What do I need to supply myself?

When are the times for check-in and check-out?

How do I get the booking confirmation?

Do the hotel staff speak English?

Is there a minimum stay?

Are we allowed to bring in a guest to our room?

Do you think staying in Evpatoriya is a good idea?

I am having to leave earlier than booked. Can I get a refund for unused nights?

Can you help me book accommodation in Kiev, Yalta, Sevastopol: ?

TRANSFER SERVICES & CAR HIRE

I am flying into Simferopol. Do you provide transfer services from the airport to Kazantip?

How much does the transfer cost?

Do we pay when we get there?

Where do we meet the driver?

How long does it take to get from Simferopol to Kazantip?

Can you advise the cheapest way to get Kazantip from Simferopol? By bus or train?

Can I book a transfer to another destination: Yalta, Sevastopol:?

Is it important to have a personal car at Kazantip?

Is parking a problem?

We are going to hire a car. Can you recommend us any car rental service?

We are arriving in Odessa (Kiev, Lviv) and would like to take a train to Simferopol. Can you help us purchase the train tickets?

VISA ISSUES

Do I need a visa to come to Ukraine?

We're coming from Australia (South Africa, Turkey...). Can you send us a signed or stamped reservation confirmation (letter of invitation, tourist voucher) for visa purposes?


TICKET FOR KAZANTIP

Can you purchase a ticket for KaZantip for me in advance?

Nobody can purchase a viZa (which the name of the ticket for Kazantip) for you. Only you can do that for yourself. First, visit the official web-site of Kazantip and fill out the pre-registration form available here. In a short while you will receive a notification of your application status sent by e-mail. If your application meets the necessary criteria, it gets approved and then you are allowed to purchase your viZa, which can be done upon your arrival at KaZantip - fast, easily and hassle-free. The viZas are personal and no one is allowed to use your viZa except you.Top

The multi pass viZa allows as many entrances as you like, right?

Yes, that's right.Top

What is the cost of each viZa?

The one-time viZa is appr. $100 and the multi pass one is appr. $200. Usually, the exact price is known only on the opening day.Top

Can I pay for my viZa in USD or in EUR or pay by Credit Card?

So far you can purchase your viZa only in person on arrival, and only local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia, UAH) is accepted. The viZa fee may be payable online soon, as announced on the official site of KaZantip.Top

MONEY

What currency is the most widely used and accepted there? USD, EUR or UAH?

Although the only legal tender officially allowed in Ukraine is Ukrainian Hryvnia, you still can pay in USD or EUR for accommodation and airport transfers. Only Ukrainian Hryvnia is accepted in shops, restaurants, bars, ticket offices etc.Top

We cannot get Ukrainian Hryvnia where we live. Which currency is better to bring: USD or EUR?

You can exchange USD and EUR into Hryvnia easily here. Both EUR and USD are fine. The latter is more common though and the exchange rate for USD is always better than that for EUR. Currencies other that USD and EUR are not recommended and are difficult to exchange here.Top

What's the best way to get cash once I've arrived at Kazantip? Is there a bank, currency exchange booth, ATM around the area?

Banks are available only in bigger cities, like Simferopol and Evpatoria that are pretty far from Kazantip. Currency exchange services are available on site, there are a few booths at the Festival venue, at least during the day. Also, you can exchange money at the Simferopol Airport before you head for Kazantip. There is the only one ATM near Kazantip, right at the entrance and one more ATM in the nearby town of Mirnyi (1,5 km away). These two ATMs basically are out of cash over the Festival season and it takes days before they get replenished. The next closest ATM location is not so close really: it is the city of Evpatoria, some 30 km away. If you are going to withdraw cash from ATMs here, it's strongly recommended that you use the ATM at the Simferopol Airport to avoid running out of money while at Kazantip. You may also have your taxi driver stop by a bank in Evpatoria on your way to Kazantip. Make sure your bank allows foreign withdrawals before you leave for Ukarine!Top

Is it possible to pay for my stay/accommodation, transfer by Credit Card?

Ensure you have sufficient cash because Credit Cards are not commonly accepted in this small town. You are supposed to pay in cash for everything, including your airport transfer and accommodation, unless your hotel has confirmed that do they accept Credit Cards (which is unlikely to be the case).Top

ACCOMMODATION

Can you help me book a room near Kazantip?

Yes, we offer a wide choice of accommodation options for all budgets. Please browse the full listing here: Kazantip HotelsTop

How do I make a reservation online?

Once you decided on the accommodation option that best suits you, simply fill in the booking form provided on this site and send it to us. We will get back to you with further instructions within 24 hours.Top

When do I pay the rent?

A deposit is required to hold your reservation. More details are provided at the time of booking. Your deposit payment will be applied to the total price of your rental. The entire balance is due in full at check in, and is payable in cash. Partial payments are not accepted. Failure to pay the balance due at check-in may result in your booking being cancelled and your deposit forfeited.Top

What currency do I pay in?

You can pay the balance in Ukrainian Hryvnia or USD. Although EUR is acceptable too, you are likely to be offered a lower conversion rate. To avoid the need for conversion into EUR and losing money, we advise to pay in USD or Ukrainian money, unless your bill is set in EUR.Top

Are the prices for person or for room per night?

All quoted prices are shown per room per night, NOT per person.Top

How far away is Kazantip from the hotel?

All our properties are located within a walking distance to the festival area. Kazantip is only 150 - 800 meters away. Top

What is provided in the rooms: Air-conditioning? Fridge? Single or double beds? Internet?

It all depends on the property you choose. Certain rentals offer air-conditioned rooms and have WiFi. Rooms appointed with one double bed or 2-4 single ones are available. Specific details are provided on the individual page of each property. If in doubt, just ask!Top

We don't want to share the room with other guys, want to stay alone.

To ensure that your privacy is protected, we do NOT offer any shared accommodations.Top

I am just one person. Will I pay less for the room?

The room rates are the same for single or double occupancy. If you come along with a friend, you can split the rent.Top

If one more friend comes with us, can he sleep in our room? Will the price change?

The total cost may be the same or a little more. This depends on the accommodation you have booked. In order to make sure that your room can sleep one more person and find out whether the price will change, please talk to the reservation manager you made your reservation with.Top

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

No, but often hotels and guesthouses serve meals as an optional extra. A breakfast would cost you about $4-5. Full board is often available, too.Top

We visited Odessa before and rented an apartment there. Do you have any apartments to rent?

There are no any apartments for rent available near Kazantip. These are more common for bigger cities like Odessa, while Popovka is a small resort town offering summer vacation rentals, like guesthouses and private houses that rent out rooms. Rental apartments are available only in the nearby town of Mirnyi, located some 1,5 km away.Top

What if I need to cancel?

If a situation has arisen that prohibits you from traveling and you wish to cancel your booking, please make sure to notify us over 30 days prior to the designated arrival date and we will refund your deposit. Standard bank processing fees may be incurred and will be deducted from your refund. If the notice is not given within the specified time, this will forfeit your deposit. Although deposits are unfortunately not refundable if cancelled with less than 30 days notice, it still may be possible to apply your deposit to a future reservation.Top

What do I need to supply myself?

While linens, bath and hand towels are normally provided, you may want to bring your own beach towels. Starters of toilet paper and soap are provided, but toiletry items such as shampoo must be provided by the guest, as well as food. We also suggest you to bring a light torch or flashlight, mosquito repellent (a spray or electrical unit), a small first aid kit with basic essentials, sun protection, a power adaptor (for devices that operate only at 110 volts. The electricity supply voltage is 220 volts, 50 Hz in Ukraine)Top

When are the times for check-in and check-out?

The regular check in time is 12:00 noon, and check out must be completed by 12:00 noon. Early check in and late check out is subject to availability. In the event that you arrive prior to the designated check-in time, you are welcome to check in earlier, providing the room is ready. Late check out may incur additional charges. It is the sole discretion of the hotel management or property owner.Top

How do I get the booking confirmation?

Once your reservation is completed, you will receive a formal confirmation of your booking for your records and to ensure the accuracy of your reservation information. In the confirmation letter you will find: the exact address of the property and details of the room booked, contact person's name and phone number, and detailed payment information (total rental, deposit paid, remaining balance).Top

Do the hotel staff speak English?

Some do, some don't. This depends on the hotel/guesthouse chosen. Even those who don't speak English always find a way to communicate with their guestsTop

Is there a minimum stay?

Most properties have a minimum stay of five nights. Shorter stays may be available at a higher rate, subject to availability. Sometimes we can fit a short stay into a vacancy between two other reservations. Let us know whatever your requirements are and we will do our best to source suitable accommodation.Top

Are we allowed to bring in a guest to our room?

It is the sole discretion of the hotel management or innkeeper. Most however hold liberal views and would not mind you having someone as your guest for a short while as long as the visitor does not look suspicious and you don't disturb others. Just don't abuse the privilege!Top

Do you think staying in Evpatoriya is a good idea?

Not really. Although Evpatoriya is the closest big city to Kazantip, it is 30 km away. Going back and forth every day would cost you extra money and may be too exhausting.Top

I am having to leave earlier than booked. Can I get a refund for unused nights?

Guests are strongly advised to insure themselves against such eventualities. You are responsible for all nights you reserved. Due to the small size of the vacation rentals, cancellations affect them greatly. An early departure or last minute cancellation leaves little chance of filling the reserved space. The innkeeper may agree to a partial refund, but any such refund is at the sole discretion of the innkeeper and may be refused.Top

Can you help me book accommodation in Kiev, Yalta, Sevastopol: ?

Absolutely! Please contact us with more details about your needs.Top

TRANSFER SERVICES & CAR HIRE

I am flying into Simferopol. Do you provide transfer services from the airport to Kazantip?

Yes, we provide airport transfer service from the Simferopol Airport or Train Station to Kazantip and back. Van transportation is available for larger groups. Please note: the airport transfer will only be provided if you have requested this optional service and sent us your flight details.Top

How much does the transfer cost?

The one way fare is $80. The rate is per ride, for a group of up to 4 passengers sharing the vehicle.Top

Do we pay when we get there?

Yes, you pay directly to the driver at the end of the service in cash. Sorry, Credit Cards are not accepted but you can pay in cash in any currency: USD, EUR, UAH.Top

Where do we meet the driver?

The driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals holding a sign with your name on it. If your flight is delayed please contact us right away at the phone numbers provided in order to reschedule your pick up.Top

How long does it take to get from Simferopol to Kazantip?

The ride takes about 2 hours.Top

Can you advise the cheapest way to get Kazantip from Simferopol? By bus or train?

There is a train connection between Simferopol and Evpatoriya. The latter is 30 km away from Kazantip. Buses to Popovka leave from the Simferopol train & bus station. It is 15 km away from the Simferopol airport. Actually you will need to take the bus to Mirnyi, which is a nearby town to Popovka.Top

Can I book a transfer to another destination: Yalta, Sevastopol:?

Yes, we provide transfer services throughout Crimea & Southern Ukraine.Top

Is it important to have a personal car at Kazantip?

Not really. Popovka is a pretty small town. It never takes more than 20-25 minutes to walk anywhere in Popovka. Most of the rentals are located within a 5 to 15 minutes walk from KaZantip though.Top

Is parking a problem?

Not at all. Most hotels and vacation rentals offer free parking with your stay, although some may charge a nominal fee.Top

We are going to hire a car. Can you recommend us any car rental service?

We partner only with the best car hire suppliers to ensure you receive the cheapest rates and the best deals. Please note that you can rent a car only in big cities like Simferopol and Sevastopol. Check rates and make a booking here: Car Rental in CrimeaTop

We are arriving in Odessa (Kiev, Lviv) and would like to take a train to Simferopol. Can you help us purchase the train tickets?

Be warned that in summer train tickets on hot routes are sold out quickly. Due to limited ticket availability advance purchase is encouraged. We can purchase the tickets and mail them to you if you let us know your travel dates and route.Top

VISA ISSUES

Do I need a visa to come to Ukraine?

Citizens of the following countries traveling to Ukraine do not require a visa: the USA, Canada, EU, Swiss, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Israel, Brazil, Turkey. Citizens of other countries do need a visa to enter Ukraine and should apply at the Ukrainian Consulate there.Top

We're coming from Australia (South Africa, UAE...). Can you send us a signed or stamped reservation confirmation (letter of invitation, tourist voucher) for visa purposes?

Unfortunately we neither provide letters of invitation nor send out documents for visa purposes. Sorry, no exceptions. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a formal confirmation of reservation sent by e-mail only. This reservation confirmation you receive from us does not represent an official invitation valid for visa purposes. For certain countries we can refer you to our partner travel agencies that can take care of your visa.Top

 
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