Tired of the noise and car horns? Head up into the hills with these Tbilisi hotels for some well-deserved peace and quiet!
After a walk around Old Tbilisi and along the lively Rustaveli Avenue, shopping or a night out, it’s so nice to relax for some time in a cozy hotel room, isn’t it? Betsy’s, a stylish boutique hotel on the slope of Mtatsminda Mount, is the perfect choice for travelers who prefer simplicity, elegance and high level comfort.
Just an 8-minute walk from Rustaveli Square; the red brick building overlooks the city, while the picture-postcard view unfolding from the terrace is one of the bonuses of your stay – the breakfasts with Tbilisi’s streets, sparkling roofs and churches just in front of you are simply fascinating. Every room, be it a Double or a Suite, also offers a charming view.
We also loved the amount of local accents and little pieces of local art that decorate the rooms. Such an easy way to get to know the Georgian culture even by being inside! There’s also a decent bookshop, one of the branches of ‘Prospero’s Books,’ inside the building. Buying a nice read about the Caucasus there is a must!
32-34 Makashvili Street, Tbilisi
(+995 322 93 14 04
If you want to experience the national color, geniality, and hospitality described in the legends at a reasonable price, head to Astoria in Tbilisi. Located within five minutes of the main avenue Rustaveli, with its shops, restaurants, cafes, squares and fountains, yet itself located on a small quiet street, in this hotel you can escape the noisy bustle of the modern metropolis but enjoy the convenience of being in the city center. Enjoy the capital city’s medieval attractions, walk to the Opera Theater, rest in Alexander Park, get an eyeful of the Glass Bridge, soak in the sulfur baths and wander through the ancient St. Nino Church.
12 Chitadze Str.,
(+995) 322 49 70 10
Citadel Narikala is the first Museum-Hotel in Tbilisi. It is built on the ruins of the first Georgian Pharmaceutical house. Legend has it that guests from all over the world would visit this place for the unique sulfate sources. The rooms also offer interesting stories from the 5th to 20th centuries. In the lobby you will find a small archaeological museum dedicated to the legend of the first known apothecary in Tbilisi.
When it comes to mealtimes, you'll be spoiled for choice, with three top-class dining options, all benefiting from the same view: at night, the illuminations of various century-old landmarks across the city, and during the day, the peaks of the highest mountain range in the Caucasus:
A stylish non-smoking restaurant (the first of its kind in the country) featuring Georgian fusion cuisine;
An open terrace serving the traditional Georgian dishes for which the country has become rightly famous;
A rooftop open air restaurant serving organic food and ideal for a late evening cocktail overlooking the night-time cityscape.
All of this is within easy access of Tbilisi's business district and prime tourist attractions: the city's main thoroughfare, Rustaveli Avenue, and Freedom Square are just minutes away, while the main restaurant and entertainment district are a stone's throw from your hotel balcony. You may also be tempted to try one of the traditional bathhouses on which Tbilisi prides itself, where natural sulphur springs from the heart of the Earth maintain a constant temperature of 38-40C . The accommodating hotel staff can book a special room for you in a luxurious bathhouse only 300 meters from the hotel door.
20, J. Ajaiashvili str.
(+995) 322 90 41 41
The name says it all. Built recently on the side Mtatsminda Mounain, The Terrace Hotel & Restaurant boasts amazing uninterrupted panoramic views over the whole city. The restaurant offers a delicious selection of food which can be served to you on the brick roof terrace.
ADDRESS Kakabadze Str. 7
TEL (+995) 322 99 90 01