Tucked at the base of Kazbek Mountain in Stepantsminda village in Georgia (the country, not the state!), Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is as stunning as the nature surrounding it. With 156 guest rooms, each with incredible mountain views, the hotel structure made of wood, glass, and steel, designed by the Tbilisi-based duo Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, takes ‘mountain resort’ to a whole new level.
Named for a 19th-century Georgian writer, Alexander Kazbegi, this mountain retreat’s use of natural materials in the interior retains the rustic mountain environment, providing maximum comfort where travelers will feel the complete leisure and relaxation of their surroundings. Raw wooden floors and locally-made carpets give this hotel a rustic-chic character, with fireplaces and bookshelves adding to the effect.
Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant, which serves traditional Georgian fare and is accompanied by a cozy bar with its own fireplace and cigar menu. The sunny outdoor terrace provides a place to relax and soak in the fresh mountain air. Other facilities include a lounge, library, casino, and indoor swimming pool complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the spectacular mountain views while you swim.
For adventure seekers, the hotel offers a range of outdoor activities, from quad-bike tours to heli-skiing. At the same time, history and culture enthusiasts can explore the nearby landmark Gergeti Trinity Church situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri.