The House Hotel Old Tbilisi is located amidst the medieval churches of the Georgian capital’s historic Old Town, which invites guests to pass through a façade of wooden balconies—typical of an old Tbilisi house—and into a world of fireside Chesterfields, wood-paneled walls, and Bolle lamps by Giopato & Coombes, while each guestroom is home to a bespoke mural by local artist Musya Qeburia.

Talented chef Jaume Puigdengolas, who has a number of Michelin stars on his résumé, conceptualized the menu of local cuisine on offer—a perfect accompaniment to the local wines from the owner’s vineyard in Kakheti that are stored in a disused, glass-encased chimney in the restaurant.

Dining DINE IN THE COURTYARD

Talented chef Jaume Puigdengolas, who has a number of Michelin stars on his résumé, conceptualized the menu of local cuisine on offer—a perfect accompaniment to the local wines from the owner’s vineyard in Kakheti that are stored in a disused, glass-encased chimney in the restaurant.

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The House Hotel Old Tbilisi is a perfect venue to host workshops, wine tastings, culinary master classes, birthday celebrations, cocktail parties and private events in the beautiful courtyard and restaurant.

Please contact The House Hotel Old Tbilisi team who will help you to find the best way for you to host your event or private party.

Facilities “Give me a vine and you can make me live on sands,”

Wine Cellar

The House Hotel Old Tbilisi holds a private wine collection in the wine cellar of the restaurant with wines made from grapes picked on our vineyard and made in our winery in Kvareli, Kakheti. Kakheti is known as the region of wine for a reason; there’s no place on Earth where wine is so interwoven into culture as it is in Georgia. In the countryside, where most people still grow their own grapes and make their own wine, homes typically have dedicated wine cellars (“Marani”). The recent discovery of 8,000 year-old grape seeds and remains of vines sealed inside ancient clay vessels only reinforces Georgia’s position as the world’s cradle of viti-culture.

To visit the private vineyard at The House Hotel Kakheti, please contact the Hotel team, who would be delighted to organize private tours, workshops, and wine-tastings.

Art

The House Hotel Old Tbilisi guest rooms feature hand painted wall murals by Musya Qeburia. Musya Qeburia is a street artist whom you can spot decorating the walls of Tbilisi. A graphic designer by day, she works as an Art Director at a Georgian advertising company and creates non-commercial and commercial art in her side projects. Besides creating digital illustrations, street art, and wall painting, she also creates handmade jewelry and accessories.

Furthermore on the grounds of The House Hotel Kakheti, our sister property, which is located in the famous wine region of Georgia, a contemporary art museum is being build. The contemporary art museum will showcase private art collections, and will be host to many temporary exhibitions and in and out-door events.

To visit The House Hotel Kakheti and the Art Museum, please contact our Hotel team, who would be delighted to organize private tours and visits. This space is due to open in the spring of 2022.

History

Tbilisi is a great sample of Georgian urban heritage in which foreign influences such as Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Khazars, and Seljuk Turks all left their mark over the course of the centuries. Georgia lies on the cross-roads of Europe and Asia with its consequent historical conditions – which all drastically affected Tbilisi, the 15th century old capital, reflected in its unique artistic and architectural integrity.

Over the centuries many palaces, Georgian churches (Sioni, John the Baptist), Catholic residences for Bishops, and houses of nobles were built in the old town of Tbilisi. The nobles most certainly were actively involved in the political, cultural and intellectual processes of the development of Georgia. It is obvious that many were involved in trading on the crowded streets of Shavteli and Chakhrukhadze. One worthy merchants Nikolozishvili  built a three-storied house on nr.14 Shavteli Street, in the center of the active cultural environment. Nikolozishvili’s grandson was the soloist of the Georgian National Ballet ‘The Sukhishvilis’. And Giuli Nikolozishvili was the wife of Georgian movie star Otar Koberidze. This historical residence was fully restored and refurbished to its historical glory in 2020 and is now home to The House Hotel Old Tbilisi.

Architecture

Explore Urban Tbilisi; Graffity Murals, the Brutal architecture movement, Iconic Soviet Modernist architecture.

Tbilisi played an important part in trade roads, including the Silk Road, which has made it a unique capital. Tbilisi is neither Asian nor European; it’s a combination of both. Old and modern blend with each other, making Tbilisi a fascinating place to explore.

The House Hotel Old Tbilisi team will help you to find the best way for you to explore this magnificent city and can tailor-make your itinerary for whilst you are staying with us.