Location isn't everything; Hotel Charm is in a part of Old Tbilisi that is undergoing extensive, and extremely-long term, renovations. The hotel is, as has been noted, in the middle of a construction site (which isn't as interesting as it might seem; in fact the steep trench you have to maneuver to reach the unmarked doors of the hotel effectively rules out the hotel for large numbers of people). The hotel, however, is well-located: you are walking distance from many of the more interesting sights in town. There are also good, many good, cafes and restaurants nearby. There are also many other hotels within walking distance of Old Tbilisi that aren't on dilipated streets and in a construction zone.
There are interesting pieces of furniture and curious art scattered in the hotel's public areas. The rooms thermselves are badly in need of updating: beaten up furniture, old sheets and blankets, and very worn towels do not add up to charming, rather, overall, the hotel has a depressing feel about it. I might also add it isn't cheap: the prices are not clearly determined, but a standard double seems, seems, to start at around 80 US (including taxes). For Tbilisi, this is a bit on the high side.
The breakfast is served downstairs. It isn't bad, simple but filling. Usually they'll offer eggs (scrambled if you'd like), various cheeses, meats, breads, jams, etc. Turkish coffee is well-done.
The staff is helpful, when asked, but they won't go out of their way to offer advice, etc.
I'd skip this hotel; Tbilisi has lots to offer at more reasonable prices and in equally good locations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful hotel is situated in the heart of Tbilisi’s old town. Its antique interior, warm and friendly atmosphere and unbeatable location makes guests return to us year after year. This family-run guesthouse offers a unique mixture of comfort and genuine Georgian culture. Breakfast you enjoy in a beautiful environment of ancient antiques and our second-floor terrace offers a splendid view of Tbilisi’s old parts. This hotel always makes the greatest effort to meet your individual needs, to create a memorable stay for you in Tbilisi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Charm Hotel Tbilisi