Arriving at The Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, you are struck by the contrasts. Located in the charming shabby chic area of Vera, you somehow do not expect to find such a cool little boutique hotel like this here…
But what you find is a true heaven for hipsters and design lovers. I enjoyed every minute of my stay here and if it would not have been for romantic Tbilisi waiting to be explored outside the door steps, I would have stayed in this hotel all weekend long!
Enjoy my Rooms Hotel experience in the Vlog below and read my review further down in this post!
See my overall rating below for the key categories that I am evaluating on a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best!
- Design & Boutique Feeling: 5
- Rooms & Other Facilities: 4
- Food & Drinks: 4
- Service: 3
- Location: 5
Design & Boutique Feeling
Located in an old publishing house, The Rooms Hotel, offers an industrial chic design combined with New York influences. A truly interesting combination! The mix of raw and rough industrial elements with softer details and fabrics, a mix of old and new, gives it a unique atmosphere and boutique feeling. The decor, style and setting are thought through into every small detail.
Entering the well-stocked library lobby you get a friendly welcome and I loved the afternoons in one of the cosy lounge plush sofas in the living room. But there are more surprises to be discovered like the stairway with art in beautiful pastel colors, the small and charming Bar Room where you can enjoy drinks from the master mixologist as well as the Kitchen with a true New York vibe!
Last but not least, do not miss the the Garden Bar. The cool and true industrial spot for a drink before or after dinner!
This hotel is filled with inspiration inspiring setting and no wonder it has become a popular hub for international creatives. A heaven for your creativity! The Rooms Hotel has everything you could ever wish for in terms of design and boutique feeling. The only think I missed a bit was the personal touch and the service but more about this below.
Rooms & Other Facilities
My Terrace Queen Room was located on the 5th floor with a small balcony overlooking the Garden Bar as well as Tbilisi. It is hard to get more hipster feeling than this. Simplistic, cool and a bit of retro design. The wooden floor and desk, the lamps, the green bed spread as well as the bathroom, also with wooden floor and white tiles. The bed was just amazing. I did not want to go up and the balcony was the perfect place for some relaxing time in the morning and afternoon, even though the stylish wooden chairs did not invite you to stay too long!
The only thing to complain about was the sound insulation. Being a cool hotel with a lot of youngsters, I walk up every night when they came home after a some Tbilisi night time. There is also a lot of construction work going on, in the other side of the yard, but it more contributed to the industrial feeling than disturbed me.
Food & Drinks
Food is served in The Kitchen, a small restaurant with an open kitchen and with strong influences from New York. I only had breakfast here but it was delicious. Beautifully presented to give it a more luxury feeling than a normal hotel breakfast and with a good mix of Georgian specialities and more healthy choices.
The wine list in the Garden Bar offer some great local wines and the mixology drinks the Bar Room made me travel back to the days in Apothenke in New York.
I had quite high expectations when it came to the service. First of all the hotel as such sets the expectations high but also the famous Georgian hospitality. Not sure if I was just unlucky with the timing. The service was for sure good but a bit below what can be expected. I missed the personal touch and also flexibility in terms of solving various issues. A misunderstanding regarding the breakfast become somehow a big issue for the staff and here I think they have some work to do to match the service with the hotel as such!
Vera – a charming part of old Tbilisi – is the perfect location with walking distance to most attractions like the old city, the Bridge of Peace, the funicular as well as to the German part of Tbilisi. The hotel is set on a picturesque street just off the main street of Tbilisi and you just have to cross the street to find great restaurants, bars and clubs for the evening. Do not miss out popular and hip Lolita just across the street!