About This Listing
The central location, private space, authentic building, old interior, surrounded by bars and cafes, close to everything.
This listing is located behind the Tbilisi State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre on Rustaveli Ave - the main street of Tbilisi. This is very central location to enjoy historic part of the city and cultural life.
This location gives you opportunity to discover locality and Tbilisian life. The apartment is on 5th floor and it is suitable for 2 people - a couple or friends.
The flat is well equiped. It has mini kitchen and bathroom, little living room and bedroom with huge window with a street view on Tabukashvili street (it is not very loud).
Owner of the flat is young Georgian lady Ani, she studied tourism and she loves to communicate with international guests.
Ani is always available to give you tips on what to do in the city.
If you choose the flat, it will be for your disposal only.
The hosts are friendly, easy going and ready to reply at any time. Check-in and check-out was done right on time. Koiava family also offers an airport transfer by car for a certain fee which is a nice option. The location is great, the very city center, Rustaveli ave, opera, a store nearby and so on. The house is vintage and, in a sense, gorgeous. The apartment description is all true. But still, a few things you should be aware of:
- The equipment is very basic. No regular light in the corridor so take your flashlight. Old fridge, old kettle, small boiler, old water taps, old furniture and outlet. No microwave. No hairdryer, ugh. Old door lock requires extra care when locked/unlocked. The old tableware will hardly fit for 2 persons (only a few items). Expandables like matches, garbage bags, soap, dishwashing detergent you will need to buy yourself (in case they're out of ones we've bought). Probably washing machine is great though, we haven't had a chance to use it.
- The shower is literally over the toilet. Bathroom is actually a toilet with a hole in the floor (as well as a pan though) and a showerhead on the wall. Setting proper water temperature is not easy because of old water taps mentioned that change the tension all the time. The bathroom also stinks because vent is old and weak and probably goes to the corridor.
- WiFi is very weak. It is a free network that only works near the window, so to have stable connection you're forced to hang over a window sill
- They probably don't do cleanup rigorously because some surfaces are dusty and walls are stained. We've dropped a napkin near the bed when checking out from the flat on 5th of May, and after next check-in on 8th it was still there. What are extra $30 going for? :)
- The walls are thin and you can hear every neighbors’ step as if it was inside the apartment (already mentioned by others)
- There is a nail in the chair (!). Wife's got pricked with it and I’ve struck my jeans
Though we've got psychologically prepared to all those inconvenience factors (except for the nail haha) long before check-in, so we've had a great time anyway and that hadn't spoil our journey.
We had a really good time in tbilisi, our host did his best to make it happen. we had some nice inside views, into tbilisi nightlife and culture through our dear G.
If you re looking for a pretty basic equiped appartement, INSIDE the city, including all the funny and individual impressions of tbilisian way of architecture, u re totaly right to book this appartement.
After some days u ll feel as at ur tbilisian home, we really enjoyed it.
Very cosy place in a great location. Guri's father offers an airport transfer to and from Tbilisi and the apartment.
Good, fast communication.
The Koiava are very quick to reply, and I was able to make a same day booking.
When I first entered the building I looked automatically for syringes due to the creepiness, I saw none.
The bathroom is very small indeed, worse was that it stink and the floor towel was soaking wet when I arrived. The waterheater was disconnected so the long awaited warm shower had to be postponed a little more. Compared to the other places I stayed in Georgia the water pressure and eventually the temperature was good. But this place costed more than twice per day when only staying for two days. The refrigerator was disconnected and stinked. Positively the washing machine was quite new and detergent was available.
First night the neighbour had friends over for vorspiel then some hours silence then a nachspiel and music to 4 at night, in my apartment the volume was at same level as I would have for listening to music myself. The same playlist over and over..
What ruined my stay was problems with the lock, first night I used 10min to get the key go round so it would lock from the outside (from the inside the key and lock worked smooth). I was anxious about the key would go round when I came back or if I would be locked out.
Next morning I was unable to lock it all from the outside, they changed the lock and I got new key. When I came back from the city I used many minutes to get it up because now ironically the key was able to go round and round without getting a real grip on the lock mechanism. I am sure they have fixed this lock proper now, but they did not offer me any compensation for all this bullshit and their prices are bad value at least for short length due to high cleaning fee.
The door to the apartment seems quite simple I am sure even a short length crowbar will easily get it up. With all other doors in the building being unlocked I did not feel well about leaving my stuff there and tried hiding my most valuable stuff.
Nice apartment, centrally located, in proximity of two metro stations, several museums and other points of interest in the city. The supermarket by the side is super convenient in addition to several cafes and small restaurants and bars near by. Spacious place, has just about everything you may need. On a side not the bathroom is super small (no physical separation between the toilet and the shower) but it suffices.
Your initial impression may be a bit deceptive because the building itself is a bit old but don't let that fool you. the room is good. Taxis pass by all the time so it is easy to move around. Surrounding shops open late, which is convenient.
If you have a lot or heavy luggage beware, it is a 3rd floor and there is no elevator in the building. Something to keep in mind.
The host has been very friendly and helpful and the location is just perfect, right off the main Rustaveli street. However, few hitches: the host has been late during check-in, the building is very dilapidated, apartment has thin walls so you can hear neighbor's every move and awkward tiny bathroom. Piano is untuned and electricity is irregular. It's been dark in the corridor both during the day and night and I've had to use the light on my phone.
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About the Host, Art Family
We, “Art Family” are a hospitable Georgian family that lives in a very special place - in Tbilisi Old Town not far from the Botanical garden (Sololaki). We have been receiving Airbnb guests since 5 years already, so, we enjoy meeting people from all around the world, showing them Georgian hospitality and culture and seeing that they like it. We are artists (painters and designers) and have made our flat in a way that is very cozy and comfortable for our guests. We are always open for giving recommendations on things to do and see in Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia, so that you can get the maximum out of your stay here.
From our side we are glad to offer our guests additional services. On the one hand, as we have a car, we offer a chance to meet you and bring you to airport (this is also making check-in and check-out easier..) and also bring you to different places all around Georgia (daily or even several days trips). On the other hand, for you to discover more about our culture, we also offer cooking classes to make traditional Georgian dishes, opportunity to discover Georgian supra and toast-making tradition, making the traditional Georgian textile (Seep's wool), painting lessons and Georgian dance lessons.
In cooperation with our neighbours and friends, who also find Airbnb a great opportunity, currently we have 20 different places (listings) where we can host you. Two listings belong to us personally - "Your house of Georgian hospitality" and "Big & Comfortable Space in Old Town".
"Your House of Georgian Hospitality" is our most popular space, but surely feel free to check also our other listings:
Thanks for choosing "Art family"!
Мы "Art Family" - гостеприимная грузинская семья, которая живет в очень особенном месте в Тбилиси - в Старом Городе недалеко от Ботанического сада ( Сололаки ). Мы принимаем у себя гостей уже на протяжении 5 лет, поэтому нам нравится знакомиться с людьми из различных уголочков мира, показывал им грузинское гостеприимство и культуру и видеть что гостям это нравится.
Мы творческие люди ( художники и дизайнеры) сделали нашу квартиру очень уютной и комфортной для наших гостей. Мы всегда рады предоставить рекомендации о том, чем лучше заняться и что посмотреть в Тбилиси и в остальной Грузии, чтобы извлечь максимум из вашего пребывания здесь.
С нашей стороны мы рады предоставить дополнительные услуги для наших гостей. С одной стороны, так как у нас есть автомобиль, мы предлагаем возможность встретить вас и отвезти обратно в аэропорт ( это делает check-in и check-out легче ), что дает возможность отправиться в различные места в Грузии ( на один день или на несколько ).
С другой стороны, чтобы узнать больше о нашей культуре, мы предлагаем кулинарные мастер классы по приготовлению традиционных грузинских блюд- это возможность открыть для себя грузинскую супру и традицию тостов, а также возможно провести мастер классы по изготовлению традиционного грузинского текстиля ( валяние из шерсти), уроки рисования и уроки традиционных грузинских танцев. В сотрудничестве с нашими соседями и друзьями, которые разделяют наши взгляды на гостеприимство, у нас имеется 20 различных мест, где мы можем вас разместить. Две точки принадлежат лично нам - " Ваш дом грузинского гостеприимства" и " Большое и комфортное место в Старом Городе".
" Ваш дом грузинского гостеприимства" является самым популярным местом, но не теряйте возможность посмотреть и другие места из нашего списка:
Благодарим вас за то, что выбираете "Art family"!