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Review of Porta Caucasia Kazbegi

We stayed in this 4 star hotel in Kazbegi for 2 nights in July, while on honeymoon and I loved it. The setting was amazing, we had stunning mountain views from our balcony and I loved going out there every morning and looking up in absolute awe.

The hotel itself is was only opened in December 2017, so it’s still very new and you can tell. It has that “new” feeling where everything just feels super clean and new. They also offer some extras like cooking classes, which you can book directly with concierge during your stay. We did one such cooking class to learn how to cook Khinkhali – Georgian Dumplings. The cooking class itself was really cheap, I think $10 per person.

Out on our balcony

Our room was spacious and and really nice. The bathroom was small but had everything we needed. It did not have a bath tub, just a shower, which unfortunately was slightly leaky. The balcony, as I already mentioned, had stunning views, however, there was no furniture out there which was a let down. Online, they have pictures which make it looks as though the balconies have table and chairs out there, but that was not the case. That’s really the only area I would fault them. If I’m staying in a room with such a fantastic balcony, I want to be able to sit out there with my coffee and enjoy the view.

The food at the Georgian restaurant in the hotel

The location of the hotel was great. As I mentioned, it was pretty much at the base of the mountains and also had a good view of Gergeti Trinity Church. The hotel also had a wine store attached to it and as well as the in-house restaurant, they had another restaurant below the wine store, which served Georgian food. We ate there one night, and it was absolutely delicious – that is also where we did the cooking class.

The breakfast was really good, they had loads of options and everything was fresh and tasty – absolutely no complaints there. Breakfast is served in the terraced restaurant which has a great outdoor terrace, that once again have spectacular views.

Our delicious Khinkhali that we learned to make

The staff was great, we dealt with one specific woman for most of our stay and she was really helpful and friendly. When they heard it was our honeymoon, they dropped a giant food platter up to our room!

All in all I would highly recommend this hotel if you are in Kazbegi and want an upmarket hotel but one that won’t break the bank.

Check out the hotel here. And if you are heading to Georgia, read my post Georgia – A Hidden Gem.

4.5 stars out of 5

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