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“Nice and SImple”
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Grata Hotel
Ranked #26 of 88 Hotels in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice and SImple”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Short and Easy Taxi ride from the airport. The taxi driver knew of the hotel and where it was. Located in a leafy quite area of Vilnius, 15 minutes walk into the the centre but taxi are so cheap here I ended up taking taxis everywhere. Friendly and helpful staff fluent in in English. Nice clean hotel, everything appears to be new. I booked a single attic room which was roomy and had a lovely view of Vilnius. The room was quiet and spacious for my needs. I even had the breakfast delivered to my room at no extra cost.

I would definitely stay here again if I were to visit Vilnius again which seems likely as I loved the beautiful city. There was a Street Music Festival on when I was there which meant the city centre was bustling with activities and many musicians. Great Spectacle!

Note; The Spa is only open between 7-11am which was not convenient for me.

Room Tip: Don't book the Hotel transfer to the Airport on returning. Call a normal Taxi will on cast you 2...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is a simple hotel, but for 30 Euro for a single room, I can't complain much. Unlike others, I didn't feel particularly welcome at check-in, but otherwise the hotel had great wifi, a decent location (though not so convenient if you want to sightsee), and I enjoyed the simple but good quality breakfast. The hotel restaurant serves very nice food, but the value isn't great and staff should be trained better, as no one really spoke much English there.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Albury
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Writing review just from this hotel, using free WiFi (our room also got free PC :).
Staff at reception was very welcome, asked if we are first-timers in Vilnius and explained where we can go to eat (5 minute walk to several nice restaurants) and change currency (24 hours a day, train station, 20 minutes walk), provided the iron, and told us where we can park a car for free (just in front of side entrance (right side of hotel), under police camera).
Rooms are clean and kept in mint condition, and we can't hear any neighbors, breakfast is tasty.
Around 20 minutes walk to the border of old town, but there is a bright side: hey, walking by foot is really good for your heart :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2011

Centrum (or Grata as it is now called) is a nice hotel about 20 minutes from Vilnius old town. The area around the hotel is fairly residential and not much is going on around there.

Rooms in the hotel are clean and nice size. Staff was friendly and service was over all good, there was a slight discrepancy between parking being included (as it was advertised on the site) or not.

If you are staying in Vilnius for a while this hotel can be a nice option, however if you are staying just for a day or two I would recommend a more central location.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Grand Cayman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

As in the title, the Centrum Uniquestay hotel in Vilnius has now become the "Grata" hotel.

I have used this hotel at least once a month (and mostly twice or three times a month) over the last 7 years, but never thought to write a review.

It is very conveniently situated for access to pretty well everywhere in Vilnius, about a 10-15 minute walk from the Old Town, and in a quiet street just off the main roads that will take you wherever else you want to go. Within easy walking distance is a major supermarket (Maxima in Mindaugas St) and in the same street can be found a really good chinese, mexican and Ukrainian restaurant, almost all next to or opposite each other at the Basanavicius st. end of Mindaugas st.

It has very many different room configurations, I generally use either the "double" or triple rooms if I have my children. The decor is simple in the triples but they are always clean. The beds are comfortable, showers work well (and baths too). The double or twin rooms are more cosy, and many rooms have modest balconies. Many tourist groups use the hotel now for its reasonable pricing, and it is extremely good value for money. WIFI is currently for free!

It is a large hotel, with parking facilities (paying) but still cheaper than leaving a car on the streets and more secure. Occasionally when really full, it can be a little noisey if there are groups, but I think only on one occasion has that disturbed my sleep, and I asked my neighbours to quieten down a bit which they did, with no hotel intervention.

Breakfasts are full of choice and always tasty, although in busy periods the bacon disappears and is replaced by sausages. I dont eat bacon very often, but when staying there I really enjoy a little spoling of myself, so get disappointed when its not there.

The staff have always been excellent over the years I have been staying there, some remain the same, others come and go, but service is friendly, with a smile and always trying to assist. Even (as you would expect over the 7 years) occasional minor problems occurr, they are swiftly and efficiently sorted out.

My last stay there was last weekend, and it remains the same as above...I think that is one of the reasons I really like this place...they try to maintain the standards, and they try hard.

One minor grouse, the bar has very friendly barmen, always.... but the decor...dark, uninviting and not cosy..it is only the barmen and staff that make it worth a visit.

Room Tip: I prefer the higher up floors on either the courtyard side or the Belarussian embassy side..the cour...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Far from station, walking aprox 30 min and another 30 to the old town. Dodgy to walk back at night, there's nothing around for dinner or a drink. Breakfast was quite nice but rooms were hoy and there was no air con. Higher rayes may be better.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Just back from a 3 night stay at this hotel. Overall we felt it was a good place which suited our needs - mainly a bed for the night and not much more. Breakfast was good, with a selection of cooked food, cold meats, cereals and some pastries.

The room was quite big, modern and very clean. Our room on the first floor did not have a good view ( just the side of the Belarus embassy). There are lifts throughout, so anyone that has difficulty with stairs should have no problems. My wife is Russian and she had no problems talking to the reception staff in Russian. Everyone in Vilnius seems to be able to speak English, Russian and Lithuanian.

There is no air-conditioning in the rooms or reception. This is not a problems for most of the year. We chose some of the hottest days of the year, so the nights were a bit too warm.

It is a reasonable walk from the old town, but it is easy enough and quite pleasant. They have some bicycles for rental for the more fit guests. There are a few good restaurants in the streets nearby (look for the Ukrainian Borsht restaurant) and many more in the old town.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grata Hotel
Address: Vytenio g. 9, Vilnius 03113, Lithuania
Location: Lithuania > Vilnius County > Vilnius
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Vilnius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grata Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GRATA HOTEL is officially a three-star economy hotel in Vilnius, which has been aspiring to provide the quality of four stars. We are convinced that we will meet and exceed your expectations. GRATA HOTEL located in the center of Vilnius creatively combines warm Lithuanian hospitality with modern life. Plants and flowers blossom all year round in the spacious lobby of its contemporary building, reflecting our attitude towards the environment. The GRATA HOTEL greets its guests as family members. "Welcome back" says the symbol of the GRATA HOTEL - a hospitable maiden created by Romualdas Kvintas, a very famous Lithuanian sculptor. This maiden is the namesake of the hotel, as the Latin word "grata" means "welcome". ... more   less 
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