Sipping on Georgian wine while watching the sunset over the snow-capped mountain range from our balcony.
In a nutshell
No. of rooms
The design aesthetic is...
alpine mountain chic.
The typical guest is...
there is no such thing here, it was such a mixed bag.
The sustainability features (ie. plastic free, recycling, green wall, garden) are...
I didn’t see too many.
The location is...
Interaction is encouraged by....
the huge communal lobby space that spills onto a terrace running the length of the hotel.
You should stay here because
Georgia is an undiscovered gem.
Great social vibe... most people welcoming interactions, very easy to meet people, a bar or meeting place/lobby to hangout in.
What took you there?
We wanted an easy, outdoor adventure to enjoy with our baby and the Caucasus mountains were calling our names.
What was your room like?
We decided to treat ourselves to a mountain view room – it was clean, compact and functional with some vintage flair thrown in. Enjoying sundowners on our balcony while watching the sun set over Kazbegi was an unforgettable experience.
What about the venue
What I love about this place is that you can feel like you’re at a health retreat one minute and then in a bustling bar and restaurant the next. After our hike I indulged in an hour of oscillating between the steamy sauna and the heated pool, both with views of the nearby mountain range. Post pampering, we feasted on traditional Georgian fare in the hotel’s modern restaurant on the ground floor, which feels more like someone’s living room with plenty of fireplaces and cosy reading nooks.
Tell us about the destination
Kazbegi, a stone’s throw from the Russian border, is steeped in history, and has plenty of warm Georgian hospitality and natural beauty… But the drive there from Tbilisi is not for the faint of heart. I had countless hair raising, gasp-inducing moments going around those hills, but it was all worth it. You can’t visit here without exploring the surrounding mountains. We spent an afternoon hiking up the old church ruins which boasted views of the snow-capped summit of Kazbegi Mountain, stretching down to the Rooms Hotel below.
Who did you meet there?
A Georgian-Australian who recently decided to leave everything he knew in Australia and call Georgia home for a while.
Grab a coffee from, a cafe in an old bus, in the heart of the little town of Kazbegi.
Eat Like a Local...
Stop by one of the many roadside “restaurants” on the road from Tbilisi which are usually just home-made dishes made inside a family’s home. Be sure to order the delicious, decadent national dish, Khachapuri.
Wild Horse Riding
One of the most magical ways to explore the magnificent Georgian landscape... discover the marvelous mountains, medieval fortresses and churches.