28 October, 2016 seen 22,184For the second time, I felt like a real tourist in Georgia. Let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending the Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia…
Located at the base of Kazbek Mountain in Stepantsminda Village, 7 km from the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church, Hotel Kazbegi features a lobby bar with a library (I even got local Georgian Forbes magazine in English) and free Wi-Fi.
We booked our stay at Rooms hotel Kazbegi in the middle of December 2016, and were accompanied by friends of us, who luckily had a ground transport and were able to take us there, as speaking of public transport, I have no idea is it actually possible to reach this place (probably by some marshrutka). Anyhow, seems Rooms Hotel is mostly visited by those who have a SUV car and who can afford to spend about USD 120-150 per night in a hotel.
Although as stated on hotel's booking.com page:
Kazbegi bus stop, offering a link to Tbilisi, is 10 minutes’ walk from Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, and Tbilisi Airport is 185 km away. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided at surcharge.
For our 2 night stay here we spent about USD 300 + some USD 50-80 at hotels lobby bar. I decided to come here mostly for one reason - to make some photography, which I did:
View towards mount Kazbek and Gergeti trinity church from Rooms Hotel
Many people I have met, or have heard, are saying is there is a reason to stay at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, then it's because of the view. Here you go - view from Rooms Hotel towards mount Kazbegi and Gergeti Tirinity church with town of Stemantspinda at the bottom.
Made a lovely 25 seconds exposure from a trip. For some reason, this picture got very popular on Georgia Expat Photographer club Facebook page.
Lobby at Rooms Kazbegi hotel
The Rooms Kazbegi’s stylish restaurant, decorated with wooden furnishings, serves international cuisine. Guests can read a book and have a drink in the lobby bar, while meals can be enjoyed on the terrace with the mountain view.
Dinning hall at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
Had a chance to make a decent HDR photography properly exposing both interior and exterior (mountains through the window)
Breakfast at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi