Regional attractions

There are many cafés and restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel, where you can enjoy delicious meals and cocktails day and night.
Main nightlife district of the city (Shardeni Str.) is also located within 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Here are the main attractions of the city, all very close to the hotel:

Sulphur Baths

The sulphur baths are intimately connected with Tbilisi. It is said that the hot springs are why the city was built here. High in sulphur and other minerals, with a constant temperature of 38C to 40C, the waters have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of ailments including skin conditions and arthritis.The name Tbilisi comes from the Georgian word for warm ‘თბილი—tbili’ so the site of the city was probably dictated by the location of the hot, sulphurous springs. Legend has it that in the 5th Century, King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s hunting falcon brought back a pheasant which had been poached in the warm water and ordered his capital moved there.

Metekhi church

Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau, the first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali symbolically resembling the church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem. According to the legend the former Catholics Kirion transferred the body of the saint Shushanik to this church in 7th Century.

Tbilisi Botanical Garden

The National Botanical Garden of Georgia (former Tbilisi Botanical Garden) is a leading research, cultural-educational and nature conservation institution in the country.

The National Botanical Garden (NBGG) has a long history; its predecessor was a royal botanical garden established in the early XVII c in the lower part of r. Tsavkisistskali gorge (frequently referred to as “Leghvtakhevi” – Fig gorge) located south of the historical part of the city. The royal garden collections comprised ornamental and medicinal plants. It was assigned a formal status of botanical garden in 1845.

Freedom Square

Freedom square is the meeting point of two most interesting neighborhoods of Tbilisi – the Old town and Sololaki district.

Narikala Fortress

Also called the Mother Fortress of Tbilisi, Narikala is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence. The fortress was established in the 4th Century, around the period when the city itself was founded. It was then known as Shuris-tsikhe (Invidious Fort). The name Narikala is said to derive from a Persian word for citadel, but another theory says was the name that Mongols used, meaning “little fortress”.

Sioni Cathedral

Sioni or Zion Cathedral in the name of the Assumption of the Mother of God is one of the most known monuments in the Old Town. The beginning of its construction is dated the 5 th – 6 th Centuries and the completion – the first half of the 7 th Century. The Cathedral is named in the honor of Jerusalem Zion. Sioni was repeatedly destroyed by enemies, but each time it rose from the ashes.

The Bridge of Peace

Relatively newly constructed the Bridge of Peace is definitely the attraction one would not want to miss in Tbilisi. It is a pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design that sits over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in Georgian capital. It was officially opened in May 2010.

The National Opera and Ballet Theater

Situated on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi was founded in 1851. It is the main opera house in the country and is also considered as one of the oldest establishments of its kind in Eastern Europe.