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“Good value for fair price in Tbilisi, Georgia”
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Hotel River Side
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Tbilisi
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel provides everything you are looking for if you don't need to stay in a posh international hotel like Marriott: clean rooms, English speaking and service oriented staff, acceptable breakfasts, free wi-fi. If you can afford more than a hostel but don't want to spend unnecessary money, this is your choice. You shouldn't expect some sin luxury but it is average three star hotel like anywhere else in Europe. Especially the staff was excellent and very helpful which is the most important thing in the end of the day. One big warning that doesn't have anything to do with the hotel - if you are planning to rent a car in Tbilisi, avoid Naniko Rent-A-Car. I ordered 4x4 Mitsubishi Delica with GPS navigation. They delivered Delica but with steering wheel on right hand side (normal in Georgia is steering wheel on left hand side) which was a second hand car with 162 000 km clocked imported (smuggled) from Japan (it still had stickers from some Tokyo garage). When we returned the car, they said WE MUST WASH IT! When we refused, they said they won't give us back the deposit. We called the police but had to wash the car anyway. Then they said that it has got some scratches (no-one else including 4 cops could see them) and it took us another hour to negotiate that they would return us at least part of the deposit.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at 3rd and 4th floor - these have balcony that provides for a sound barrier from the n...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

On behalf of the team at the River Side Hotel we would like to thank you for staying at the hotel.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful hotel and are very grateful for your nice, positive feedback. However, I am so sorry for having some trouble with the company that had cars for rent. For your next visit, we will be glad to assist you to choose best possible option avaliable.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Our family staied in this hotel on 2012-2013 New Year period.Very convenient for exploring Tbilisi- in a walk distance from city center and not noisy. Excellent stuff ready to assist in any task.
The rooms are clean & comfortable, with balconies , most have view to the river.WC clean & new.
Kitchen is good. Its really satisfy to its category.

Ruzanna

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear Guest

On behalf of the team at the River Side Hotel we would like to thank you for staying at the hotel.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful hotel and are very grateful for your nice, positive comment. We are finalizing our upgrade and update process and will provide even features and space.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I like it very much! Breakfast is homelike and very tasty! The room is clean and big enought!
But i don't like the most is a heavy traffic and it's very dangerous to walk across the streets because of the car high speed

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank Eternal_by_me
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

On behalf of the team at the River Side Hotel we would like to thank you for staying at the hotel.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful hotel and are very grateful for your nice, positive feedback. We are finalizing our upgrade process and will provide even features and space.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the River Side on your next visit to Tbilisi.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I spent 3 nights and just came back. First of all prices are really high when you look for luxury. Rooms are standard and need to be renewed. Staff are friendly and tried to help so much to us. Breakfast buffet was not bad. I can choose this hotel again just because of smiley receptionists.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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2  Thank OnurCakar
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

On behalf of the team at the River Side Hotel we would like to thank you for staying at the hotel.

I have passed on your positive comment to our team. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful hotel. However, we are helding an upgrade of the building, and hope, when you return, you will be even more delighted with the services provided.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the River Side on your next visit to Tbilisi.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Exactly a thousand metres from the old and new city so not for walkers like us,located on a heayly crowded main street of four llines and no traffıc lights or a safe passage to the 50 metres away riverside which is occupied by a restaurant,could see the two metres of river view from our 4th flat balcony two days later beneath the line of trees,wardrobe with no esay access,a huge armchair blocking my way to bed,big but somewhat uncomfortable room,rich continental breakfast,staff seemed friendly but at last minute they called a private pirate taxi whose driver didn't had change to give the lot for the fixed price by chance, we didn't accept and paid less to his surprise.....We .will never use or advise this hotel which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere especially during the night hours.....

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank COYDRCOY
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry for the inconvenience you had during your stay at River Side Tbilisi Hotel. However, I would like to highlight that our Hotel is located at the very center of Tbilisi (including its old part), near to main Rustaveli avenue, within few meters to reach major places of interest. Moreover, all the rooms of the hotel is updated, modern and very clean in correspondence with our strict policy. I am glad that our staff was able to service you however, you experienced some issues with the taxi. Could you please, to provide some information directly to my email dito@riverside.ge in order to look into this problem quickly. I believe The Hotel does not have any direct connection with this issue.

However, I will notify our staff with the problems you provided. Contact directly me, in case you have any issue.

Sincerely

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Chose this hotel due to proximity to GIPA, and it's been lovely. The staff are very friendly and welcoming; were very helpful in arranging a driver from the airport when travel plans changed at the last minute. Provided a very nice fruit plate on the 4th night. Breakfast buffet has lots of choices; dinner menu has a good variety of options, including traditional Georgian dishes. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank bethebarnes
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Dear Guest,

First of all I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time to share your feelings and experience about your stay at River Side Tbilisi Hotel. We are proud to hear from you such nice comments about us.

We are looking forward to hosting you again at our beautiful hotel.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very nice and clean hotel, with large rooms and free WiFi. Friendly and helpful staff good in English. Location is maybe not perfect but still reasonable close to everything. Don't miss the market across the street.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Dimitri S, Manager at Hotel River Side, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Dear Guest,

As a Manager of Hotel River Side Tbilisi , I would like to thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our Georgian hospitality . It is very delightful to hear such a nice comment about our River Side Hotel Tbilisi. It gives us even more motivation to be even better!

I am very grateful for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the River Side on your next visit to Tbilisi.

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Address: Brosse Street Turn | Right side of Mtkvari, Tbilisi 0110, Georgia
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Location: Georgia > Tbilisi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Tbilisi
Price Range: $106 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel River Side 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel River Side is premium 4 star hotel located in historical, commercial and architectural center of Tbilisi. Within walking distance of the city's business district, major attractions and retail hub, making the hotel an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. You will feel at home, and at the same time will enjoy the luxurious hotel comfort. At our Tiffany Bar Tbilisi you will try the most delicious food and drinks from the most distinguished cuisines of Georgia. We offer unique "gourmet" services to the guests. Special events such as a wedding ceremony or a birthday party are even more memorable in the world of Tiffany and River Side. Food and drinks are served throughout the day, starting with Continental breakfast in the morning and continuing with a full menu of lunch, snack and dinner option into the evening, accompanied by live jazz performances every Thursday-Sunday from 8-11pm. ... more   less 
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