When selecting a hotel in Tbilisi, you’ll want to consider a few factors: the amenities you’d like on your stay, the location of the city you’d like to be in, your budget, and last but not least, whether you’d like your quarters to be a unique cultural experience in itself, a luxurious hotel experience from a well-known brand, or a simple hotel room.
As far as amenities, there are a range of offerings to choose from. Many Tbilisi hotels are fully equipped with everything you could expect to find in a hotel anywhere else, such as workout rooms, wireless Internet, on-site laundry, conference centers, and swimming pools. Budget hotels may not carry as many amenities, but they make up for them with their unique Tbilisi charm.
Premium hotels in Tbilisi
Big-name hotels, such as the Sheraton, the Radisson, and the Marriot, have been opening hotels in Tbilisi for several years, recognizing both the growing amount of visitors the city receives every year and the opportunity for Tbilisi to become a more frequented tourist destination.
One of them, the Radisson Blu Iveria, overlooks the Mtkvari River, a sight that you can drink in through floor-to-ceiling windows while being pampered in the hotel’s top-floor spa. The beautiful Radisson is located on Rose Revolution Square, named after the revolution that ended in then-President Eduard Shevardnadze’s resignation in 2003.
Another gorgeous hotel is the Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel, on Telavi Street. With one hundred forty rooms, a large conference center, poolside bars, and sleek, modern décor, the Sheraton is the perfect accommodation for any visitor, whether in town for business or for pleasure.
The historic Tbilisi Marriott Hotel receives high marks from guests for service, location (just a 20 minute walk to Old Town), business centre, extremely comfy beds, and a fabulous breakfast buffet.
Mid-range hotels in Tbilisi
Of course, not everyone wishes to stay in a hotel that costs over US$200 per night, however beautiful the scenery and décor. For a traveler on a budget, finding a more reasonably priced, mid-range hotel in Tbilisi might be the desired option. But you don’t have to give up the view to have an affordable stay—for example, the Hotel River Side also has a great view of the Mtkvari, and it costs $100 to $150 less than the big-name hotels.
The Hotel VIP Victoria, while just a bit out of the way, is a favorite of guests who find the staff exceptionally nice, helpful and quite well informed. With its mountain views and moderate priced rooms ($95US – $147US), it’s a terrific value, including the plentiful Georgian breakfast that is served. The hotel is about a mile from the centre and surrounded by lovely coffee shops and restaurants.
Hotel Armazi, with rooms that average between $50US and $92US, is in a great location in the center of the city near the metro station. The hotel is noted for its cleanliness, comfortable beds and a traditional Georgian breakfast included in the room rate.
Budget hotels in Tbilisi
For those adventurous travelers who would rather experience the city without the façade of a fancy hotel coloring their perceptions, there are some unique low-cost hotels to be found in Tbilisi, many of which are popular as much for their unique atmosphere as for their friendliness to foreigners.
One such hotel is the Hotel Diplomat, known for its friendly staff and budget friendly rates that range from $37US to $57.
For the best cheap Tbilisi hotel deals, spend some time online perusing hotel deals. Make sure to read guest reviews to ensure that your stay in Tbilisi is a wonderfully memorable one.