Svaneti is one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia. With the ongoing campaign Visit Georgia, it’s most likely that this year the astounding mountains of Svaneti will be an even more popular destination. Interesting all year round, Svaneti hosts skiers in winter and hikers in summer, alongside those who just want to explore and absorb the culture and history of this incredible region. The options for stays are increasing with the flow of tourists, but here are our favorites so far.
This rather popular choice of accommodation in Svaneti promises comfort and convenience, a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Guest rooms come with a desk and free Wi-Fi while services include a 24/7 front desk, a concierge, and express check-in and check-out. The property also boasts a lounge for relaxing in after your day exploring the mountains. Free parking is available for drivers. The nearest tourist attraction to the hotel is the St. Nicholas Church (0.1 mi), within easy walking distance.
9 Margiani Street, Mestia
(+995) 599 73 25 25
This hotel offers a restaurant, two bars/lounges, and coffee/tea facilities in a common area. Free continental breakfast is provided, as is free Wi-Fi in public areas and free self parking. Other amenities include a conference space, and dry-cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 36 soundproofed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and room service. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs. It’s one of the most popular picks in Mestia, guests review the hotel positively, more often than not picking out the location and the view of Svaneti.
10 Margiani Street, Mestia
(+995) 596 00 00 19
Though a cheaper choice, visitors to Svaneti love staying at its hostels as much as they love spending nights at the hotels (or maybe more).
NINO RATIANI'S GUESTHOUSE
Nino Ratiani's Guesthouse is located in Mestia, 25 km from El'brus. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and free Wi-Fi offered throughout the property. A free shuttle service and gift shop at the property add to guest comfort, as does private parking available on site. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including skiing and cycling. The guest house offers bike hire and, in our opinion, is located in the best part of Mestia. Independent reviews show that couples particularly like the location, rating it 9.0 for a two-person trip. The place is clean, the staff is helpful and because of its location – being close to a hiking trail, it’s rather easy to meet new people there.
1 Jondo Khaptani St., Mestia
IRMA, BESO & ALEKO KHERGIANI'S GUESTHOUSE
This guesthouse is another popular choice. Tourists love the place and the hosts really give a nice, warm Georgian welcome. Featuring a garden, BBQ facilities and rooms with garden views, this guesthouse has a bonus in being just 1.1 km from the renowned Museum of History and Ethnography. Among the other facilities on offer at this property are a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 front desk and luggage storage space. Every room has a patio offering a great view of the mountains and there is a shared bathroom equipped with a bathtub. The Mikhail Khergiani House Museum is 1.3 km from the guesthouse. Couples particularly like the location, having rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip. This guesthouse is also budget-friendly. Pets are allowed without any extra fee!
27 Boris Kakhiani St., Mestia
By Nini Dakhundaridze