Kaunas is a terrific place to visit, particularly in January as you can extend the Christmas feel-good feeling. Lithuanian Christmas day (Russian orthodox) is 7 January, so everywhere still has decorations up until the end of the month. There’s also a virtual guarantee of there being snow on the ground to embellish the festive sensation. Leave plenty of space in your luggage as all the shops have January sales; you can pick up some excellent bargains from known high-street brands, as well as unusual or unique items of clothing or articles for your home.
The Amberton Cozy is a perfect base. It’s right in the middle of the old town, with loads of good cafes, bars & restaurants in the neighbourhood. You can get a meal for two for less than £10, with a large beer typically £1, glass of wine £1.50. The main shopping street and mall (Akropolis) are a very pleasant 15 minute walk away, although you’re sure to take longer stopping to take-in the abundance of interesting things to see on the way.
Rooms in the hotel are a decent size and well maintained. We actually used 2 in our 3 day stay. The first room we were given was on the top floor (4th), with slanting ceilings and a nice view. However, the initial impression of a room full of character gave way after bashing heads on the ceiling a few times and being woken up in the night by the smell of somebody smoking. We discovered later that there are smoking rooms on that floor. If you smoke and/or are under 5ft 6in tall, the 4th floor is probably OK. When we asked about the smoking at reception, they apologised & moved us to a 2nd floor room (that turned out to be larger and had a high ceiling!). There’s no lift; but the stairs are not steep and are very wide. Only likely to be a problem for people with walking difficulties. We cant comment on the breakfast as we chose to eat out.
Overall, a strong recommendation for a weekend break. Really good value, helpful staff and an unbeatable location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated, 28 room Amberton Cozy hotel is located in the Old Town of Kaunas, on the quiet street just 30 meters away from City Square. It is surrounded by numerous historical and architectural attractions. Cafes, pubs and main shopping area is situated close by. ROOMS: 28 comfortable and spacious rooms: 3 singles, 23 doubles and 2 deluxe. FOOD & BEVERAGE: Hotel restaurant has been opened with the new style ant look just in winter 2013 and offers delicious European cuisine, fits up to 35 people. CONFERENCE FACILITIES: Modern conference room (30 seats) with all equipment for successful event. ... more less
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