Watching the fireworks over caucasian capital, Tbilisi, from our spacious patio.
In a nutshell
No. of rooms
The design aesthetic is...
Wes Anderson dream home.
The typical guest is...
an intrepid traveller and design enthusiast.
The sustainability features (ie. plastic free, recycling, green wall, garden) are...
arm-to-table restaurant, reused furniture in shared spaces.
The location is...
in the up-and-coming area of the city a short walk from the quaint cobblestone streets of Old Town.
Interaction is encouraged by....
plenty of shared spaces.
You should stay here because
Tbilisi is such an undiscovered gem and Rooms has to be one of the best ways to experience Georgian hospitality.
Some minor interactions... maybe you'll catch eyes with a few other guests, give a nod, but not too much more.
What took you there?
I’ve always been fascinated by central Asia because not many people I know have travelled there. After stumbling across some photos on Instagram I decided Georgia would be a great stop-over while travelling between the Middle East and Europe.
What was your room like?
We checked into a Queen Terrace room, which boasted a sizeable outdoor patio with beautiful views of the city. A delightful night was spent watching the fireworks from the patio, while enjoying their epic SoundCloud playlist from the retro-looking Marshall speakers in our room and sipping red wine from the room service menu. The perfect night in!
What about the venue
The style is original to say the least – traditional Georgian mixed with modernism, splashes of colour and little bit of old-world grandeur. We gravitated towards the reading room and bar in the lobby which was full of cozy nooks and comfy armchairs. It was the perfect place to relax our legs after hours of exploring the cobblestone streets of old town while enjoying a nice glass of Georgian red wine (my new favourite!). I had no idea how delicious Georgian food was, and there is no better place to try it than the hotel’s bustling farm-to-table restaurant, The Kitchen.
Tell us about the destination
Tbilisi has to be one of the most underrated cities in the world. While it is part of Asia proper, the Georgian’s have adopted a very European lifestyle resulting in an interesting blend of east meets west. We happened to be there for the annual celebration of the city “Tbilisoba” so we did as the locals do and bought some flower crows, drank plenty of wine and enjoyed the traditional performances. You don’t have to be a lover of architecture to appreciate the crazy contrast of the futuristic modern buildings amongst the crumbling (yet stunning) Old Town.
Who did you meet there?
A bunch of friendly German travellers at breakfast who were about to embark on a road trip to Armenia, and the staff who were were the hands-down highlight – Georgian hospitality is second to none.