Gudauri is the place that stretched along the mountainous and winding Georgian Military Road. Passing by this road many times from Tbilisi to Kazbegi, I dreamt to stay to stay in this part of Caucasus.
Finally, I checked in… in Gudauri Inn.
It was the start of autumn when I was in Gudauri. I wish I could be there again during winter. As we all know, Gudauri is one of the ski resort in Georgia.
It maybe during winter, summer, autumn or spring Gudauri Inn is the place to stay with. We may have different reasons or way of traveling, long-term or short-term travels, for business reasons, sight-seeing, backpacking or whatever it is; we can all stay in Gudauri Inn as this hotel is for anyone and anytime.
After taking some few hikes from the neighbouring Kazbegi, Gudauri Inn welcomed me to rest and just enjoy the place. An ideal getaway.
The marshrutka from Kazbegi left earlier and I wasn’t able to catch it. The next trip will be after 2 hours. As I was excited for my stay in Gudauri Inn, I tried my luck with hitchhiking. A couple took me and dropped in the Centre of Gudauri.
The location of Gudauri Inn is easy to locate. Though somebody told me that I don’t have GPS in my mind, searching for the hotel was not a problem afterall.
Gudauri Inn is close to the centre near the Police Station. I just have to walk for few minutes and follow the signage. From afar, I already saw the impressive wooden structural design of Gudauri Inn.
I reached the hotel and as I entered the glass door, I realized I arrived too early for check-in. Sopo, the front desk attendant accommodated me. Ninuca, the head of the reception welcomed me as well. We get acquainted and she made sure that my room with the mountain views is ready.
While everything is being done, we took the elevator to the third floor where there is a sun terrace. Ninuca told me about the amenities of the hotel. We even talked about life, about the mountains that surrounds us, about Georgia and anything. It seems the tranquility of a beautiful panorama around us made us just talk and talk…
Ninuca accompanied me to my room in the fifth floor. I am always thrilled to see my room. And I am even more excited for my window views. Well, Gudauri Inn provided me a room beyond favor; a comfortable extra large double bed with balcony, equipped with private bathroom, with flat TV screen, refrigerator and many other stuff to make my stay a comfortable one.
The full glass window is connected to a balcony facing the majestic Caucasus mountains. We had a few minute chat again with Ninuca in the terrace. She told me of the few things that can be done nearby such as horseriding, walking to the hills, exploring the streets, paragliding and of course, skiing during winter.
Then I had my me-time.
I planned to take a walk in the afternoon. But I didn’t do anything. I just stayed in my room. Either staying in the bed or sitting on a chair and look to the mountains. Or disturbing others in their messenger boasting to them my beautiful room.
Staying within the area of Gudauri Inn was more than enough. I even loved to just to retreat in my room as if into a cocoon the whole afternoon.
The only time I went out was to witness the breathtaking sunset from the sun terrace in the third floor. I just came the right time before the sun hid behind the giant mountains. I spent time alone again until it became too cold for me to stay outside.
The next day, I took the time to stroll and take a little walk around. I begun to think how Gudauri Inn would look like during winter. It would be magical, for sure.
Outside the reception there’s also a veranda where I spent few hours planning to read something but ended up chatting with other guests. Gudauri Inn has really made an atmosphere not only to provide comfort during our stay but they created a space in every corner for guests to hang out and relax.
Gudauri Inn, being a new 4-star hotel in Gudauri has also some recreational areas. Anybody can have a drink in the bar or play billiards. Or just simply seat around and let time pass by.
My one night stay and breakfast in Gudauri Inn was complimentary. Thank you so much for making a dream to stay in this part of Caucasus come true.