We stayed in Hotel Santakos-Best Western in Kaunas, Lithuania for only one night on our way to Vilnius. Sadly, it was a rather gloomy and rainy day so Kaunas was not at its best. Yet the Hotel was. It is a charming hotel in an old red brick house squeezed in a little street on the verge of the old town. We got an excellent deal; mind you it was October-low season. There is a comfortable car park at the rear, towards which you are led by a polite member of staff. From there you can have a glimpse of a conservatory-an extension of the restaurant in the basement. Admittedly, rooms are a bit cramp but comfortable, cozy and tastefully furnished. So are the staircases, landings and other common areas. What we missed were a few more English TV channels other than BBC world; the news watched for the 5th time somehow loose its appeal. Thrown into the deal we had a fixed menu dinner, which was truly delicious, washed with a bottle of excellent white wine. And breakfast on the morrow. Staff was quite competent and English speaking. Due to the complicated past Russian and Polish are widely spoken in Lithuania, too. Kaunas old town is definitely worth a visit though one day should suffice, I think. Its renovation is near completion. One wonders how speedily they have proceeded considering the extent of damage left behind by the Soviets, glimpses of which one can still spot here and there. The new town, we drove through looks like it is in bad need of some major beautification. But there tourists usually do not go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Westrn Santakos hotel is situated at the merging point of the centre and the Old town - in a calm J. Gruodžio street. In the aesthetic 100 year old building you can find a comfortable and elegant interior. Being away from home, you will find yourself quite at home at Best Western Santakos hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Kaunas
- Kaunas Best Western