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This former Soviet-era publishing house has been transformed into a boutique hotel with stylish interiors, a glass-bottomed pool, a cafe, bar and a restaurant which serves modern takes on traditional Georgian cuisine. A perfect marriage of the old and the new. Stamba combines its main building with a series of interconnected verdant courtyard gardens. The second building offers an open working space, for local and visiting creatives.


After a long day of sightseeing, nothing is better than a good cup of coffee or a flavoured tea, perhaps along with exquisite local pastries, and Tbilisi's cafes offer you all of that, plus some of the most charming views of the old city and the surrounding mountains. Otherwise, if you are up for a glass of wine, you must know that Georgia is considered to be the homeland of wine, so you would better discover the lovely hidden cellars and pop open some of the finest bottles in the region.