Acommodation and list of hotels

Accommodation

Development in accommodation in Tusheti villages has recently been experiencing a boom. Virtually every village has a guest house to offer; in 2019, Omalo provided accommodation for about 15-30 people in each of its 30 guest houses. You can pay for a room only (no board) for about GEL 30-50. Each meal will cost you about GEL 10-15. There are even more luxury hotels where you are charged about 100-150 GEL for accommodation with half or full board.

Camping (pitching a tent) is for allowed in all Tusheti with no particular places determined. You should only refrain from camping close to sacred places. In Omalo, they already installed a "no camping" sign on a hill. In other places you shall avoid camping in the vicinity of small shrines.


The list of Guest houses

The list might be incomplete, the last update in 2017 (the prices went up since that time).

OMALO

Omalo 2005

Owners: Mikheil Otiuridze, Giorgi Ichuaidze

Tel. 599 67 22 43, 599 29 37 56

Rooms (beds) 6 (13)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: cooking and degustation of traditional dishes with always free drink

Languages: Russian, English

Lasharai

Owner: Vepkhvia Rainauli, Nato Rainauli

Tel. 551 44 00 07, 555 645 254, 551 01 26 21

Rooms (beds): 10 (24)

Price: GEL 35 (bed only), GEL 80 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 90 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: high standards, café, driver (Valeri Rainauli, tel. 598 28 99 53)

Languages: Russian, English

Sargiri

Owner: Phati Mishidze

Tel. 555 30 02 21, 599 77 55 43

E-mail: hotelsargiri@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 9 (20)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 2 meals)

Services: additional lunch GEL 10, local museum, carpets, Tushetian cuisine degustation and cooking show, certified guide, drivers (Vazha Kardlizde, tel. 599 77 55 43 and Panto Kardlidze, tel. 558 94 12 00)

Languages: English

Tush Tower

Owners: Nugzar Idoidze, Tsiala Idoidze

Tel. 599 27 22 65, 599 11 08 79

Rooms (beds): 11 (25)

Prices: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 70 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: authentic Tushetian architecture, guided tour to Keselo museum, folk music live performance, driver (Dato Idoidze, tel. 593 76 91 35, 599 06 79 99)

Languages: English, Russian, German

Shina

Owner: Natia Bakuridze

Tel. 595 26 20 46, 597 17 07 07

E-mail: hotelshina@gmail.com, web: www.shina.ge

Rooms (beds): 11 (25)

Price: GEL 50, GEL 80 (2 meals only), lunch GEL 12, dinner GEL 20

Services: high standard rooms, traditional architecture, driver (local tours)

Languages: English, Russian

Tevdore

Owner: Mamuka Kindolauri

Tel. 551 18 30 90, 593 53 17 96

Rooms (beds): 8 (18)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: traditional cuisine and hospitality, driver (Omar Kindolauri, tel. 593 22 52 76)

Languages: Russian, English

Kamsuri

Gela Bakhturidze

Tel. 595 54 41 11, 558 75 84 78

E-mail: gelabakhturidze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 7 (20-21)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 70 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: transportation from Tbilisi directly to Tusheti

Languages: Russian, English

Tusheti Travel

Owner: Soso Babulaidze

Tel. 599 23 11 32

E-mail: s_babulaidze@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 11 (30)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 70 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 80 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: horse riding tours and guides, remote location outside the village, pine and birch forest stands, traditional cuisine, souvenir shop.

Languages: Russian, English

Visitor's Centre Omalo

Owner: Makvala Melaidze

Tel. 599 10 45 90

E-mail: mmelaidze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 7 (15)

Price: GEL 40 (bed only), GEL 70 (3 meals)

Services: cafeteria, Visitor's Centre gallery, information, guides, camping places and hostel type rooms, panorama viewpoint nearby

Languages: Russian, English

Javakhe

Owner: Paata Arshaulizde

Tel. 558 79 72 22

E-mail: javakhe@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 9 (22)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: sauna, driver

Languages: Russian, English

Tsasne

Owner: Muradi Ichirauli

Tel. 557 12 77 22

E-mail: muradichirauli12@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 14 (34)

Price: GEL 20-30 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals), one meal GEL 10

Services: traditional dining room, balconies on every floor, great view of Omalo valley, youth hostel atmosphere, driver

Languages: English, Hebrew

Old Omalo

Owner: Kakha Tatrulaidze

Tel. 557 71 97 77

E-mail: kaxa.tatrulaidze@mail.ru

Rooms (beds): 8 (20)

Price: GEL 35 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 70 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: driver

Languages: Georgian

Sagrila

Owners: Zurab Mouravidze, Maia Bakhtarishvili

Tel. 598 54 05 45, 598 54 53 45

E-mail: giorgimouravidze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 3 (9)

Price: GEL 30, GEL 40 (B&B service), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals, GEL 10 one meal)

Services: fresh vegetables (own greenhouse in Omalo), open all year round, hiking and horse riding tours (own guides), driver (Irakli Mouravidze, tel. 574 22 29 88)

Languages: English, Russian

Elisabeth

Owner: Elisabed Ichirauli

Tel. 555 02 01 71

E-mail: tamar.tsomikuridze@yahoo.com

Rooms: 12

Price: GEL 20 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: local products (dairy from own farm), souvenir shop, interactive cuisine and food workshops, driver (Levan Ichirauli, tel. 598 16 29 29)

Languages: Russian, English

Keselo

Owner: Nani Arshaulidze

Tel. 577 47 21 11, 598 94 12 70

E-mail: narshaulidze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 7 (18)

Price: GEL 30 (bed), GEL 60 (2 meals), GEL 70 (3 meals).

Services: practical lessons of Tusheti cuisine and cooking show, bonfire, souvenir shop

Languages: English, Russian

Tishe

Owner: Eteri Markhvaidze

Tel. 599 90 53 37

E-mail: inga.chvritidze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 4 (15)

Price: GEL 15-20, breakfast, vegetarian dinner GEL 10, dinner GEL 5)

Services: shop with wide array of goods, information centre, laundry/shower (GEL 5), WiFi code (GEL 1), volunteer help for bed and meal, driver

Russian and English

GIREVI

Tebulo

Owner: Marina

Tel. 592 803 202, 599 772 598

Rooms (beds) 4 (14)

Price: GEL 30-40 (incl. 2 meals)

Services: outdoor café, barbecue, driver

Languages: Russian, English

Girevi

Owner: Adamo Mozaidze

Tel: 591 70 38 32

E-mail: dveshaguridze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 5 (20-22)

Price: GEL 20 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: horse riding tours, cheese making workshop, jeep tours, bonfire and barbecue, driver

Languages: Russian, English

PHARSMA

Baso

Owner: Nodar Idoidze
Tel. 599 54 1941

E-mail: guesthousebaso@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 4 (8)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: convenient stay for horse riders heading to Khevsureti over Atsunta and to Gometsari over Nakaicho Pass

Languages: Russian, Spanish

CHESHO

Jiki

Owner: Eldino Jangulashvili

Tel. 599 58 58 39

E-mail: ejangulashvili@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 12 (22-24)

Price: GEL 20-25 (bed only), GEL 40 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 50 (incl. 3 meals).

Services: the guesthouse is situated in a former clan tower

Languages: Russian, English, French

KVAVLO

Kvavlo

Owner: Besik Gatsiridze

Tel. 591 01 26 90, 599 68 76 90

E-mail: hotelkvavlo@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 6 (13)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: traditional Tusheti house in the picturesque village above Dartlo, stunning views on pastures and the mountain range in the front, local cuisine, local vegetables and dairy products, driver (tel. 599 687 690)

Languages: Russian, English

DARTLO

Dartlo

Owners: Rapho Cadzikidze, Marika Otiuridze

Tel. 598 24 64 05, 598 17 49 66

Rooms (beds): 6 (17)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 45 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: horse tours (own horses and guides), dairy products from own farm (cheese, butter, milk), horse guide and a driver (Dato Tsadzikidze, tel. 598 35 10 33)

Languages: Russian, English

Samtsikhe

Owner: Besik Elanidze

Tel. 599 11 89 93 (Viber)

E-mail: Bes.el@posta.ge, web: www.samtsikhe.ge

Rooms (beds): 13 (37)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 70 (incl. 3 meals), 1 meal GEL 10

Services: horse riding tours and jeep tours, bike rental service, spacious restaurant complex at the entrance to the village, overlooking a stream, driver (the owner)

Languages: Russian, English

Keto's Guest-House

Owner: Keto Idoidze

Tel. 599 748 762

Rooms (beds): 8 (20)

Price: GEL 20-25 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals), lunch GEL 10, dinner GEL 15

Services: location apart from the village, iconic view of Dartlo all the time, mixed cuisine with fresh meals, driver

Languages: English, Russian

Tushuri Sakhli

Owner: Dato Akimidze

Tel: 599 76 05 54

Rooms (beds): 2 (12)

Services: Tusheti cuisine, driver (the owner)

Languages: English

CHIGHO

Chigho

Owner: Soso Bakuridze

Tel. 599 10 02 19, 551 14 24 43

E-mail: sosobakuridze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 5 (15)

Price: GEL 20 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals), GEL 10 a meal

Services: horse tours (own horses), cosy remote place out of busy Omalo, beautiful alpine pastures and mixed forests full of berries and mushrooms, driver

Languages: Russian, English

MIRGVELA

Mirgvela

Owner: Aleksi Itiuridze

Tel. 597 06 60 00, 599 63 61 03

E-mail: mirgvela@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 10 (25)

Price: GEL 25-30, breakfast/lunch GEL 10, dinner GEL 15

Services: located at the crossroads of Pirikiti and Gometsari valleys surrounded by deep forest, a single guest house. At the same time you find yourself in seclusion of Tushetian mountains and still well provided and informed because of the two main highways running into different directions to Gometsari and Pirikiti valley. Hiking, horseback and jeep tours are planned and organized, driver (tel: 592 002 002).

Languages: English, Russian

SHTROLTA

Loeli

Owner: Lamzira Gotaidze

Tel. 599 21 81 39

E-mail: Hotelloeli@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 5 (15)

Price: GEL 60

Services: hiking tours to Oreti Lake. Local dairy products and vegetables from own greenhouse, peaceful, clean environment, spring water, traditional interactive games, driver

Languages: Russian, English

KHAKHABO

Kekhi

Owner: Giorgi Bakuridze

Tel. 557 143 907

E-mail: Gio.bakuridze@gmail.com

Rooms (beds): 4 (9)

Price: GEL 20 (bed only), GEL 40 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 50 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: view from every room. Hiking tours to Mount Kekhi, Omalo.

Languages: English

DOCHU

Kruiskari

Owner: Usuph Torghvaidze

Tel. 599 28 56 47

Rooms (beds): 7 (12)

Price: GEL 25-30 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals)

Services: the only guest house in Dochu, a historical village with traditional architecture considered as the most beautiful village of Gometsari Valley.

Languages: Russian, English

GOGRULTA

Lilly Homestay

Owner: Sokrat Bakuridze

Tel. 595143487

Rooms (beds): 4 (8)

Price: GEL 50-55

Services: the only family staying in Gogrulta in summer months, the village is difficult to reach (on foot, horseback), exceptional location with beautiful views of Gometsari Valley, authentic hospitality.

JVARBOSELI

Jvarboseli

Owners: Bela Elizbaridze, Zezva Elizbaridze

Tel: 555 40 19 15, 555 64 80 54

Rooms (beds): 5 (13-14)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 60 (3 meals)

Services: excellent location at the end of Gometsari Valley, great views on the river Alazani and villages of Jvarboseli and Verkhovani, riding and hiking tours, driver (the owner)

Languages: Russian, English

VERKHOVANI

Lamata

Owner: Anzor Kritiuli

Tel. 599 700 378, 824 924 022

E-mail: tushetiguesthouselamata@mail.ru, web: www.lamata.ge

Rooms (beds): 6 (12 +5)

Price: GEL 20 (bed only), GEL 60 (3 meals), GEL 20 one meal

Services: accommodation in a traditional Tushetian house and a real defence tower from the 16th-17th century (the highest in Tusheti). Folk music evenings with suphra. Hiking tours, local ethnography museum.

Languages: Russian, English

DIKLO

Diklo

Owner: Gulnazi Khelaidze

Tel. 599 77 53 72

Rooms (beds): 5 (11)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: souvenir shop, traditional interior and design with a balcony. Local cuisine.

Languages: Russian, Spanish

SHENAKO

Shenako

Owner: Elene Gagoidze

Tel. 558 63 97 22, 599 48 18 12

Rooms (beds): 5 (14)

Price: GEL 30 (bed only), GEL 60 (2 meals), GEL 70 (3 meals)

Services: Tushetian cuisine. All products local because the owners spend whole winter in Tusheti and have cattle and greenhouses, a nice view from the guesthouse balcony, where guests can have a peaceful evening after a day's walk.

Languages: English

Old Tusheti

Owner: Eldar Bukvaidze

Tel. 558 27 20 06, 598 77 33 69, 557 67 02 24

e-mail: Gocha_tel@yahoo.com

Rooms (beds): 5 (14)

Price: GEL 25 (bed only), GEL 50 (incl. 2 meals), GEL 60 (incl. 3 meals)

Services: the owner Eldar Bukvaidze plays all musical instruments at hand and is a great singer of traditional folk songs. There is also a small interesting museum in the guest house and a sample collection of healing local plants. You can accompany the owner to the nearby woods and find out more about mushrooms and herbs in a single hour than you have known the whole life.

Languages: Russian, English