Where to stay in Georgia
Under the former Soviet government, hotels in Georgia were mainly state-owned. Much has changed recently, with many hotels now privatised and standards of tourist facilities far higher than in previous years. Tbilisi has luxury hotels with correspondingly high prices, one of which also houses the British Embassy.
There are also a number of good hotels in Batumi and Kutaisi. Some of the large public hotels now provide temporary accommodation for refugees from Abkhazia and do not serve tourists.
Bed and breakfast
Most of the accommodation facilities currently available in Georgia are bed & breakfast-type smaller hotels and guest houses typically serving eight to 16 guests, often with shared bathroom facilities. In rural areas, visitors can stay as guests in private houses.