Occupying a once-iconic publishing house in Tbilisi's vibrant and quaint Vera neighbourhood, Stamba is a hotel bent on preserving and utilising the bold character and design of the building's past.
This is a seriously cool design concept hotel with much to admire, including how cleverly they have weaved together the building's older elements with newer, more contemporary styles - a theme that is present throughout Stamba.
There are 42 rooms of varying sizes at the hotel, each with its own distinct atmosphere and thoughtful design. All feature modern amenities, oversized windows and high ceilings, while some are adorned with massive statement bookcases and brass bathtubs, that add a wonderful touch of character to the space.
For sustenance, tuck into delicious dishes at Cafe Stamba or, for something a little lighter, a high-quality coffee and sweet treat at the sophisticated Stamba Chocolaterie. Come evening, wind-down at the Pink Bar, a hip and dynamic space where you can easily while away an hour or two.
Beyond the bar and restaurant, there is a warren of interesting spaces to explore from the photo museum and spacious amphitheatre to the rambling courtyard gardens and incredible basement casino.
Why We Love It
As well as a fabulous basement casino, Stamba boasts its very own Chocolaterie where you can indulge in sweet treats and high-quality coffee.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is the first project of Rooms Hotel Chain, high up in the glorious breathtaking beauty of the Caucasus (approximately a three hour drive non-stop from the capital, Tbilisi). This part of Georgia is famous throughout the world for its dramatic mountainous range and the second highest peak.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi was the first project of Rooms Hotel Chain, high up in the glorious beauty of the Caucasus. This part of Georgia is famous throughout the world for its dramatic mountainous range and the second highest peak. The Rooms hotel takes full advantage of its scenic location, with enormous windows featuring in all public areas, alongside vintage carpets, worn leather armchairs and endless bookshelves.
The hotel is made up of 156 guestrooms with plush beds, breathtaking views, international TV channels and instant WiFi. All air-conditioned rooms feature King beds (with space for an extra bed to be added), balconies and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
The restaurant serves traditional Georgian food, with a few international options, using local, fresh produce. The hotel offers a buffet each evening, complemented by a selection of a la carte options. The cosy lounge bar offers a list of handcrafted cocktails, and cigar menu, to enjoy in front of the roaring fire.
There are a charmingly attentive staff of 100 waiting to look after you in every way. The country atmosphere, from the mare and her foal grazing on the lawn below the wide terrace with its big wicker chairs, to the quad bikes that will take you roaring up the velvety slopes that surround the hotel, this is luxury in the depth of nature to be found nowhere else in this astonishingly beautiful country.
The 30ft heated indoor pool, sauna and massage services ensure guests are able to completely unwind after a day hiking, biking and exploring. There's even a small casino with vintage Blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold'em poker table, to fill up those cosy winter nights.
Why We Love It
The Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is the very first of its kind in Georgia - a mountain resort hotel which combines cosy open fire friendliness with a considerable degree of luxury
Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
Housed in a former industrial publishing house in Tbilisi's Vera District, Rooms Hotel has been lovingly transformed into a contemporary eight-storey property. The city's first design hotel, the hipster-chic interiors don't disappoint - from the sweeping marble staircases and art-filled lounge to the quirky library.
125 rooms are spread over eight floors, ranging from the Queen, Twin and King rooms to luxurious Suites complete with tranquil terraces. All of the rooms are decked out with a comfy, leather-upholstered bed, a rustic writing desk and a stylish bathroom, and many feature unique silk-screen wallpapers that have been hand-painted.
At The Kitchen restaurant - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as brunch at weekends - tuck into delicious dishes created with sustainably grown, locally sourced and wild, foraged ingredients. Alternatively, head across the road to the stylish Lolita restaurant where you can brush shoulders with the city's cool crowd over pizza. Come evening, retire to the hotel's Bar Room for handcrafted cocktails, and the Fireplace Room to relax on the comfy sofas beside a crackling fire.
Why We Love It
As Tbilisi's first design hotel, Rooms Hotel lives up to expectations with its hipster-chic interiors, buzzing bar and central Vera District location.