21 February, 2023 seen 4,393The former Soviet Union was a vast region that encompassed a number of countries with distinct cultures, economies, and…
It was on the eve of my birthday (August 2016), and we decided to celebrate it in Vilnius, Lithuania. We took our Honda CRV car, crossed Latvia / Lithuania border through Priekule, made few remarkable stops at places like - St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis, Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead and finaly we had a stop at Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge at which, eating our pizza and using booking.com we booked Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšai for tonight's stay.
As my birthday was coming, we wanted to book a decent (not luxury, but decent) hotel somewhere in this part of Lithuania, as it was getting late already. Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšai promised to have 4 stars.
Well, huge was our disappointment, when in place of 4 stars we actually got a 2 stars with a minus. No don't get me wrong - it's a decent guesthouse, with clean rooms, roof terrace and kind of restaurant. It just lucks a normal parking lot, an elevator (guesthouse rooms are located in the third or fourth floor) and what the most funniest - in the bathroom it featured half cut SafeGuard soaps still in the plastic container). A very 4 star, right?
To make, it even worst we got a tiny queen size bed. As we arrived late, complained a lot, the restaurant on site was already closed, the only option to find some food, was Statoil petrol station about 5 minute drive away, to make things complicated, the receptionist at start didn't wanted to allow us leave guesthouse, as she has to lock guesthouse door and we will be locked out. I then replied, lady is this a guesthouse or students dormitory? We got our street food at Statoil, returned to guesthouse, slept well and left early in the morning.
To make this situation clear, I would say following - the guesthouse is OK, but that nights shift lacked any elementary hospitality skills (Worst service in the Baltic countries for sure).
Night view towards lake Mastis
Guesthouse Sinchronas is located in the centre of Telšiai offering great views of the Old Town and the Lake Mastis.
I installed a tripod and made few long exposures of Telsiai night view. The views are great!
Our room at guesthouse Sinchronas
It is said - The rooms are air-conditioned and come with free Wi-Fi. Featuring elegant, modern interiors and furniture made of dark wood, the rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a shower cabin and a hairdryer.
Telsiai Old Town
Small and lovely Lithuanian town.
Restaurant / dinning hall
Our free breakfast were served here.
The Telšiai Train Station is 1 km away and the Bus Station is 1.5 km from the guesthouse. The lake is just about 200 m from Sinchronas.
The Bottom Line
We paid about EUR 50 for a one night stay at Guesthouse Sinchronas, it's decent I would even call a pretty good guesthouse, but service we faced that night was out of any criticism. Thus the location and price is absolutely brilliant. Book on booking.com