Weekend trip to Batumi and other cool places in Georgia

Updated: 18 January, 2022 seen 205

This is a round-up post for places we visited and discovered during our latest weekend trip to Batumi and nearby seaside towns at the end of April 2019.

During this trip, we stayed at two 5-star hotels (Georgia Palace hotel in Kobuleti and Castello Mare hotel), visited the center of Batumi (did some small shopping there). On our way there and back dinned at local nice Georgian restaurants (Restaurant Antre Batono near Ubisa was amazing)

We also visited some interesting sites, like the Gonio fortress, unfortunately, we didn't find the Batumi Botanical garden this time (but as we have been there during our previous visits, not a big deal). Last but not least, on our way back to Tbilisi we discovered a huge and impressive Black Sea arena

For choosing a hotel in Batumi see: 16 Best Batumi Beach / Seaside Hotels, also see 16 Things to do in Batumi

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Restaurant Antre Batono Ubisa

Restaurant Antre Batono Ubisa is located near the Ubisa village in the region of Imereti, Georgia some 170 km from Tbilisi. We made a stop here and discovered this lovely place, while traveled to Batumi via Tbilisi - Senaki - Leselidze …

Castello Mare Hotel & Wellness Resort

Located at the seafront, Castello Mare Hotel & Wellness Resort is located between Kobuleti and Chakvi seaside villages in Western Georgia. The hotel offers spa facilities, an indoor pool tennis court, and a fitness center. We booked…

Batumi McDonald's

The coolest McDonald's building probably is located in Georgian seaside town Batumi. Officially opened for public already back in 2013, this place has been featured in countless architecture award magazines across the World. Named as the …

Gonio Fortress

Gonio fortress, previously called Apsaros, or Apsarunto, is a Roman fortification in Adjara, Georgia, on the Black Sea, 15 km south of Batumi, at the mouth of the Chorokhi river. The village sits 4 km north of the Turkish border. Gonio has…

Georgia Palace Hotel & SPA Kobuleti

Georgia Palace Hotel & SPA is the first Georgian Brand five-star Resort hotel located on the Black Sea shore of Georgia's famed summer resort in Kobuleti, Georgia. We booked this 5-star hotel for a one night at the end of April 2019,…

Black Sea Arena Georgia

Black Sea Arena is an indoor arena located on the coast of the Black Sea in Shekvetili, Guria, Georgia, some 45 km north of Batumi, the country's second largest city. The venue, designed by the architects from the German company Drei…

Restaurant Marani in Vertkvichala

Restaurant Marani Vertkvichala is located near the village Vertkvichala on Tbilisi - Senaki - Leselidze highway some 160 km from Tbilisi in the Imereti region of Georgia. We stopped here for a brief stop to take a meal and have some rest…

Goodwill Gori Higway

Goodwill near Gori - Tbilisi Highway is a convenient rest area/supermarket/ eatery while driving to Tbilisi (from Kutaisi or Batumi, for example) Goodwill was one of the first supermarket chains in Georgia. I wouldn't call this store a…


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