This lovely "relic from a bygone age" is indeed a totally accurate description. You can feel what a cool elegant home this once was. When I started looking at what would be needed to bring this place up to "really charming", I understood why it hadn't been done, an overwhelming, even Herculean task. But for the price it is charming. Our ensuite bathroom was totally acceptable, with a good pressure, hot water shower. and yes there was mold. I'm from Hawaii and can say a lot about mold, it is pervasive and difficult, and there is always more than you see. The rooms could definitely use new mattresses, and new pillows and bedding, that would go a long way to improving this guesthouse. And although the breakfast was a bit on the indifferent side, it was adequate,WiFi was a possibility, just not consistently. On the plus side, the manager, a young enthusiastic fellow, was quite simply a hoot. Very helpful and willing to arrange a car and driver-- and he rode with us, to Mt. Kazbek,to the wine country.and return. The most memorable place he took us was a dilapidated place on the side of the rode, a place you would not have stopped at on your own, that he claimed made the best khinkali. And by God, I think he was correct, they were delicious, and the atmosphere was delightfully "get down". I would stay here again!…
The hotel Charm is a house converted to a 'boutique' guest house in the Old Town section of Tbilisi. My room was a dusty relic from a bygone age, complete with two 23 branch chandeliers with 2 working bulb out od 46, complete with a white Steinway Grand piano. Something out of a 40's film set. Facilities at best average, but good location for exploring the Old Town. Breakfast poor, wifi spasmodic, and entering and leavin the building problematical at best.
I chose this hotel cos the latest version of LP recommends this hotel. But after staying 1 day, I don't understand this hotel is charming. First, this hotel is not cheap, 50 Euro. With this price, I expect there is basic room service. At least, the housekeeper will tidy up the bed. But the answer is NO. Second, the breakfast is very basic. Just bread, eggs, and tea. That's all! Third, as I said, it claims to be a hotel. But there is no TV. The only thing I appreciate is English-speaking manager. He is very helpful and nice. But he is available after the evening. In the morning, only housekeeper is there. But she does not speak English. It is not her fault. The big problem she only pushed me to pay money but she did not take up her basic duty.
Great location, quick response to reservation enquiries. Funky interior, don't stay here if you want modern faciltieis. Lovely balcony for guests on the 1st floor. I stayed in Room 6 which is the attic, the room has three single beds that aren't very comfortable or long enough (I'm 1.8 meters, not so tall). The A/C takes time to cool room 6 down. The young man who was manager at the hotel was a nice guy but could be slow to open the door (its always locked), and didn't "have" any change when I paid the bill. A bit hard to find, look for 9 Chakrukhadze, and then turn down alley. No sign on hotel, just a paper stuck to the door that says "Hotel Charm".
This hotel is right in the historic center, in a traditional building near Anchiskati church and the clock tower. The surroundings are quiet, it is in a small street with almost no traffic. The room was spacious and comfortable on the first floor, with large windows. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good value.