Before I start my Georgia blog series let me first share with you where we stayed in Tbilisi. Being a second time visitor in the city, Derick and I knew what kind of accommodation we want and its location. It was important to us to stay close to the center so we can visit the main attractions by foot.
We checked Booking.com and we found Hotel Frida. It is a very charming little hotel located right in the center of Tbilisi’s Old Town. Everything was a stone throw away and the price was very reasonable considering its location. Although there are many hotels nearby to choose from, you can’t beat the price offered in the website especially for Genius members. We booked the family room to get the space we wanted.
Hotel Frida is basically a 3-storey property that has 5 rooms including the attic family room. That means the property was not crowded. It really made us feel at home.
Checking-In/ Lobby and Reception
Check-in time is 2 o’clock in the afternoon which was the same time of our arrival. There were no fuss checking-in since we already paid online. The receptionist handed our key and she only gave few instructions on how to get around. Everything was ready so we just settled into our room right away.
The hotel is small. On the first floor you will find the reception, receiving area, mini bar and dining area all in one place. There is no elevator in the property which is a bit difficult if you have big luggage(s) to carry up.
Veranda and Outdoor Area
Front yard and gazebo with grape vines
Even if the hotel is located right next to the highway, it has a private green space where you can relax. You can have your tea or coffee at the gazebo. During our stay, their grape vines were bearing fruits, which kind of amazed me since it was something I don’t see very often.
Huge and clean bathroom
Our room is located at the hotel’s attic. It is a very spacious family room with 1 queen bed and 1 single bed and it can accommodate up to 6 persons. The room was very comfortable. Complimentary bottled water, toiletries and slippers were provided. There was no coffee/tea making facility in the room but you can get your tea/coffee at the bar down stairs. You can also request, from the reception, if you like coffee/tea served in your room. Good thing is that they don’t charge extra for this.
Dining and Breakfast
Mini Bar and Dining Area
Fresh and delicious Georgian breakfast
The hotel serve only breakfast. However, there’s nothing to worry about since there are many restaurants nearby. Breakfast starts at 7 o’clock in the morning. They serve traditional Georgian breakfast that consist of fresh veggie salad, bread, cold cuts (ham and cheese), yogurt, cakes and hot drinks of your choice. You can order eggs or sausages or both. The Nana’s in charge of the kitchen would be happy to prepare it for you.
We were happy during our 3 days and 2 nights stay at Hotel Frida. Definitely it was a good decision booking this hotel as it ticks all the boxes of things to consider in an accommodation. The staff were very friendly and helpful too.
The reason why we love staying in a locally owned hotel is that you are not only helping the local business owners but you’ll also experience the authentic hospitality of the country you are visiting. For us the service offered by these locally owned hotels are more personalized compared to international brands. If given another opportunity to visit Tbilisi again, we would not hesitate to stay at Hotel Frida for the second time.
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