About this listing
Welcome to fully equipped 35 m2 vibrant Old Town space, for 2-3 persons and enjoy quiet surrounding with free parking and all the assistance you need! The Breakfast and airport transfer is provided for fee.
The apartment is located in very special part of Old Tbilisi - Sololaki. The apartment is the home of Koiava family. If you would be staying in this place, you have a unique chance not only to have a safe and comfortable stay, but also experience the authentic stay at typical Georgian home.
The building is very typical Georgian style - with common yard and many balconies and many families living in the same place. The building is very lighful and located right at the rock/hill.
The available room is really big (35 sq m) and it can easily host 2 persons (but an extra place could also be added, if you wish..). It has been recently renovated in a nice way and it is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay (heater, air conditioner, ventilator, free internet wi-fi and TV with many international channels).
The kitchen is always open for your use and of course you are always welcome to approach us to ask advises on places to see or trying local wine, if you wish.
We are few steps from the historical city center (Meidan, Narekala palace, Turkish bathes) and many other cery important sights - the Freedom square, Rustaveli street (main street), etc. In the streets next to the apartment you will find shops, bar-cafes and many restaurants.
Most of building in our district are very old and families living here are coming from different ethnic backgrounds. There are many small shops and fruits and vegetables being sold on the street and staying here gives very special chance to experience living here from within. We want you to feel home and we will give all the indication to live Tbilisi in a "Georgian way"!
If you wish, we can also offer extra services. like, transfer to and from airport, tent and bike rent, classes on traditional Georgian food.
Welcome to Tbilisi! :)
Check the pictures and our reviews, you will have the access to everything and everywhere with our complete assistance.
Interaction with Guests
The Art family has 4 members that can communicate with guests in English, Russian and Georgian.We are always available and can help our guests with all information they need.
Feel like home ;)
Wonderful location, wonderful hospitality, wonderful stay. I truly enjoyed my stay here but more importantly, the company of Guri ^_^
This room in an old-fashioned Tbilisi house with an Italianate open courtyard that gives access to one of the main roads in the old town. I found the description and photographs to be accurate with one exception: it says that breakfast is included in the price, but when I asked, the hostess said that it had to be arranged in advance and it was extra. It also says that kitchen is open. Technically this is true, but you share it with the family, and there's always someone bustling around in the kitchen or sleeping on the couch in the adjoining living room. So, I would not say that guests have full use of the kitchen. The hosts are fine… Perhaps I did not find them quite as friendly as some of the previous guests. They have a hard and fast rule against hosting anyone from Georgia. It's their place, but my Georgian friends found this rule to be deeply offensive. The bathroom is across the hall, and appears to be for the exclusive use of guests, but it's not entirely clear. The bathroom itself is quite nice, certainly up to the standards one would expect. A comfortable and clean bathroom isn't terrible common in Georgia, as anyone who has traveled extensively there will abundantly a test. It really is very large and very quiet, except when people into the common hallway. The bed is comfortable enough, but certainly does not need Western standards. A thin scratchy sheet and a small wool blanket with a flat and uncomfortable pillow. This is actually pretty common in Georgia, but like I said, anyone coming from the United States will be disappointed. The hosts don't speak any English, though I gather their son does. They speak Russian, which was fine with me. Finally I'll say that they provide a useful I'll be at quite expensive transfer of service to the airport. I paid about 15 bucks, and if I had just held a taxicab outside the apartment I would have spent maybe eight or 10.
1. It is written in our listing description and on menu list at the room that breakfast is provided as a additional service; 2. Yes, kitchen is shared with a family and it is also mentioned on listing's description; 3. As you spent most of the time outside and came late at nights, unfortunately there was not enough time for communication, please note that we are friends to all our guests and we treat them as part of our family; 4. We were fine while hosting male friends during the day time, but overnight stay is an extra fee and it is also mentioned on description; 5. Thank you for the comment about the bed, will definitely think to improve the level; 6. We offer transfer service and price is arranged in advance, ofcourse there are cheaper options you can get with a bargaining from local taxis. Thank you for your satay and hopefully we will meet your expectations better next time!
I arrived in the early morning hours and was warmly welcomed - with a drink. Very generous people. The room is huge. Unfortunately it has no window to the exterior and the toilet is across the public hallway.
The next evening of my stay I was offered a simple meal with Georgian wine. Very nice.
The place is perfectly located to explore Tbilisi. It is very quiet.
Communication in English is difficult.
Room and neighbourhood is awesome for anyone who wants to experience the Old Tbilisi in its fullest. The hosts were welcoming and always ready to help.
Friendly and welcoming family. I was so busy in Tbilisi that I did not get to read all the wonderful books on Georgia they have in the apartment. Location is great for bothy the old quarter and for Freedom Square. Neighborhood is lively and safe at night (I was out past midnight and felt completely safe).
Благодарю семью ArtFamily за гостеприимство!!! Все соответствовало описанию. Желаю радости и гармонии!
The perfect hosts. Everything was clean, excellent room, and even better conversation. Family experts on Georgia history and Georgia today. Couldn't have been nicer, and great place to stay in the old city.
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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, Georgian dance lessons and breakfast for friendly fees.
In cooperation with our neighbours and friends, who also find Airbnb a great opportunity, currently we have 21 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"!