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“I was raped in this hotel, because of a lack of security.”
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Hotel Mercury
Ranked #83 of 199 Batumi B&B and Inns
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“I was raped in this hotel, because of a lack of security.”
Reviewed December 7, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for almost two weeks during the Summer of 2010. Two times a man was able to get to my room, despite at least two people of the staff sitting in the hall with security cameras. The first time the man molested me. The second time he raped me. After the first time the man came to my room (I opened the door, because I thought a maid stood there) I told the owner and staff of the hotel that if this man would come again, they should not let him go to my room. But one day later they let him go to my room. And when he got into my room, that time there was no escape possible...

The owner of the hotel said to Georgian officials that it was my own fault that this happened. They said that they could not know that this specific man was dangerous, because they had seen me more often with Georgian men. But the other Georgian men were friends, and these men never came up to my room.

Don't go to this hotel. Don't let this happen to you. This is a terrible hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

The Bradt guide writes that this hotel has a rooftop swimmingpool. It turned out to be a little indoor swimmingpool. But also the other facilities are not worth to come here. The bar at the rooftop is not open and the bistro either. I didnt see the PC's to go on internet (like said in Bradt guide).
When I wanted to go to sauna it was not working either. They staff said it was 12 GEL notmally to put the sauna on but for me 25 GEL because I am alone. And otherwise I should go to a sauna outside. I explained them I already paid double for my room (70 GEL without breakfast) and I also pay this price to be able to use the facilities. The staff didnt care.
After all, this hotel is not worth the extra money because the facilities are not working. The rooms are OK but nothing special. You can get the same for less money.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

I was a little worried about finding a place to stay in Batumi, since I'd heard it was full of overpriced tourist traps. I found the Hotel Mercury on the Internet, and it seemed to offer very reasonably priced rooms that were of a higher standard than average. And overall, that's what it did have. The location is quite nice -- right in the center of town and within easy walking distance of the beach, but also close to major bus stops and within walking distance of the bus station. It's on a busy street though, and right across from a market, so don't expect peace and quiet!

The staff member who met me at the desk spoke a smattering of English and insisted on using it even though I speak Russian and he probably did too. We muddled through my room requests, though he couldn't answer any of my other touristy questions, like how to get to the bus station or even what their phone number was. My room was up too flights of stairs, right near the stairway to the "rooftop bar." I was looking forward to that, but sadly it wasn't it operation the whole time I stayed there. But you are allowed at some times to go up to the roof and look out (at other times it's locked up). My room was very "western looking," with a king-sized bed, cable TV, cabinet/dresser, and en suite bathroom. But don't let looks full you. We frequently lost power and cable, and "shower" is just a hanging nozzle, and with a bathroom that tiny, it's impossible not to get water all over the place. The Hotel Mercury has tried to add fancy touches, like little white hotel slippers, though I almost immediately got them wet in the bathroom and wasn't able to use them anymore.

On the plus side, the rooms come with very elegant balconies (though the curtains didn't fully cover the balcony doors, and light and noise flooded the room in the morning) and a very nice made-to-order breakfast is included in the room. Overall, I enjoyed my stay and would stay there again, but be aware that there are all of the flaws that one finds in a mid-range Georgian hotel, only here you're definitely paying for the location and elegant appearance. My room was $80 a night - nothing terrible, but I felt like I deserved a bit of a discount for the day we had no electricity. But alas, that is apparently common in Batumi, and the hotel staff had no sympathy for my complaints whatsoever.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Mercury
Address: Chavchavadze 10/12, Batumi, Georgia
Location: Georgia > Adjara Region > Batumi
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #83 of 199 B&Bs / Inns in Batumi
Number of rooms: 40

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