Where are the Best Places To Stay In Georgia?
There are a lot of luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels as well as guest houses and lodges available in Georgia. Which is the best place to stay in Georgia? Well, that will depend on your needs of course!
If you are a backpacker, exploring the Caucus region on a budget, then there are plenty of guesthouses and hostels that fit your budget. You’d be amazed at the great value you can get at this end of the accommodation market in Georgia. Local, family ran guest houses can provide great value for money as a Georgian breakfast will keep most normal people fuelled for a full day!
For those who prefer things at the higher level, there are still plenty of luxury hotel options in Georgia. If you want to stay in exclusively five star properties, then you may be limited to staying in the cities. Day trips and excursions can be arranged for those wanting to see more of the country and the wilder side of Georgia.
The best five star rated hotels in Georgia
The Stamba Hotel
The Stamba Hotel in Tbilisi is located within Vera, a charming and historic quarter of Tbilisi. Here you will be able to wander around the chic restaurants, independent boutiques and concept stores that the hotel has as its neighbours. The Stamba Hotel is to be found amongst the historic and expansive atriums, passages and courtyards of what was once Georgia’s most important printing house. For excellent service, a great location and a building of character and charm, it is difficult to find a better hotel in the capital.
The Moxy Tbilisi
The Moxy Tbilisi is part of the global Marriott chain but do not let put you off if boutique is more your style. The Moxy certainly has a modern feel and is bright and vibrant. Large video walls and ‘plus and meet’ gathering areas are a nod towards the younger clientele that the hotel aims to attract. The hotel is just a short walk away from Old Tbilisi, museums, parks, and other tourist attractions and all reviews highlight the excellent staff. There is a great restaurant (Puri Guliani) and bakery across the courtyard where you can try a range of authentic Georgian dishes.
With its art deco lobby and owner ran, Ilja’s Hotel is a great choice for those who like their hotels original and authentic . The hotel is located in Vera, in a quiet and green street surrounded by a neighbourhood that is full of small bars, restaurants and shops. The streets here are frequented by a nice mix of both by locals and tourists. If you do want to stay here, book early as they only have four rooms. Do not expect luxuries such as business centres or swimming pools. You can expect wine tastings, an indoor garden and staff who are genuinely proud of their hotel.
The Best Places To Stay In Georgia with a View
One of the main reasons that Georgia attracts tourists is the wild and untamed nature of its countryside. This is a land of mountains and lakes and if you are looking to visit Georgia then a room with a view is a must.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
If you are looking for a hotel with a view, then it is difficult to top the Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi. With stunning views of the mountains from the rooms and the terrace, the peaceful setting makes this a great place to relax after a day’s hiking or walking. The rooms may not be the most luxurious that you have ever stayed in but they are comfortable and clean, if a little small. The Spa is a great way to unwind at the end of the day and the onsite restaurant serves a mouth watering array of local delicacies.
Hotel Tetnuldi in Svaneti
The Hotel Tetnuldi is located in the small UNESCO-listed town of Mestia, surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. Accommodation options are limited here but if you want a hotel rather than a guesthouse, then the Hotel Tetnuldi is the best option for you. When booking a room make sure that you ask for a room with a balcony and a view of the Tetnuldi Mountain. The little extra is certainly worth it. There are plenty of activities here to keep you entertained as the hotel has facilities for hiking, mountain climbing and snowshoeing. Bike rental is also available on site.
Château Dio, Ambrolauri
Château Dio is located on a plateau that overlooks the River Rioni and Caucasian mountains. This is a real hidden gem in a region that is itself a well-kept secret. Besides gorgeous views and a comfortable stay, the chateau offers a genuinely Georgian experience. Here you will be able to have a go at making the local bread and candle-shaped sweet churchkhela, You can also walk in the vineyards of Alexandreuli, one of the essential grape types in Georgian winemaking, and taste the wine that is made at the chateau.
The Best Places To Stay In Georgia on a budget
There are plenty of good value, basic hostel and guesthouse options in Georgia. The renowned hospitality of the Georgians means that you are always welcomed and made to feel a valued guest.
Apart Hotel King, Kutaisi
If you are looking for great value for money, then the Apart Hotel King, Kutaisi is perfect. With overnight stays starting from just $9 a night you must not expect luxury. Despite being called a hotel, it is better to describe the Apart Hotel King a hostel. There are good shared facilities and if you are sharing an apartment then it makes for an excellent value stopover.
Hostel Pushkin 10, Tbilisi
If you are staying in Tbilisi, then you will struggle to get a better located place to stay. Near to the Freedom square in Old Tbilisi, Hostel Pushkin 10 is right in the heart of the city. The dorm accommodation features an individual power socket and LED light with each bed and, most importantly, curtains are provided for every dorm bed. With Free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast included for all guests this is a great value option for any traveller on a budget visiting Tbilisi.
Rock Hotel First Line, Batumi
A hostel with a rock and roll theme, hence the name. The Rock Hotel First Line, Batumi has a lot going for it, most notably its location. The hostel is just a 50m walk to the seafront and where the brilliant blue Black Sea goes on for miles. In addition, the subtropical climate in Batumi keeps the winters warm and the summers cool. Perfect for any backpacker looking for a place to lay up for a while. With a 24 hour reception and linen provided in the cost, the Rock Hotel is a great value stop on a tour of Georgia.