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Latali, what a beautiful place! We felt so welcomed and so well taken care in Laleta hotel. All our activities were managed efficiently. We went horse back riding with great guide David, to Ushguli, to see night lights of Mestia tours, tried local Narsan water from the spring, got on the top of funicular and on the top of Swan tower in Mestia - unforgettable experience! Eliso, our cook, even prepared satsivi for me by my request for our farewell dinner. Thank you, dear Eliso. We had amazing concert of local Latali musicians and sang and danced with them. In 3 days we saw and experienced so much thanks to Ksenia and Zhenia, administrator, that was going well and beyond to make us happy. Food was great and room was comfy. View from the room was incredible. Thanks again for time of our lives!
This was one of the best places we stayed at in the whole of Georgia. We arrived without a clear plan and spent in the end 4 days in the mountains of Svaneti with activities packing every day, and loving every minute of it.
The place is run by Ksenya, a young Russian woman who can only be described as impressive. She runs the place like a clockwork. When we were visiting (july 2015), Ksenya was 9 months pregnant, but this did not keep her from going around as normal, keeping a close eye on her (and others') children, directing her elderly helpers (i suspect part of the family) around, always available for guests, and never missing a phone call. The food we were served was always delicious and extremely copious. Breakfast varied from day to day but always included local staples such as svanetan cheese and often polenta. Dinner was a whole different level, with usually 5 or so dishes brought at the same time, all with local ingredients, and very tasty. For 15 lari, a much better dinner than we got in other parts of Georgia, and quite a bit cheaper too. Wash it down with a half-liter of Kakhetan red, which Ksenya gets from friend that has a small vinyard down there. The wine was lovely and we had to take a plastic bottle with us when we left :) The best part of staying here is that Ksenya must have one of the best networks for organising activities in the whole region. Her local knowledge is impressive: the night when we arrived she was casually explaining a 5-day trekking route to a polish couple that were to set off the next day. It sounded like she had done it herself. She organises activities, books guides, cars and horses in no time and at no charge. She negociates with the drivers and guides to get the best prices, or has some sort of agreement with them, because we ended up paying a lot less than other tourists we talked with in Mestya. Sharing a jeep between 2 couples for a whole day, going up to roughly 2,700m, the driver waiting 3,5 hours while we hiked to the top and came back, and driving back, cost 60 lari / couple. Another day we went by horse, being only 1 couple to pay for a young guide, and hiked another mountain. The trekk took 3,5 hrs each way, and with a lunchbreak at the top, we were gone for about 8 hours. Horses and guide for us two cost about 200 lari. Taxis around Svaneti in summer charge eye-watering prices, especially for short distances. If you need to go into Mestia town from Latali, the village where the guesthouse is, you can hitchhike (we waited about 20 minutes when we did this) or wait for a bus. When we needed to go catch our plane from mestia airport, Ksenya drove us with our luggage. Ksenya and her family have built the guesthouse over the past 5-6 years. There is a small 'hostel' with shared dorms on the village's main road, and the guesthouse proper is a couple of hundred meters away, down a charming garden full of cherry trees. One building houses the family and the other has bedrooms and a dining room. The rooms are tidy and comfortable, if not luxurious, and the shared bathrooms sufficient. Drinks are available on a self-service basis from a fridge in the dining room. All in all we spent an incredible few days in Svaneti thanks to Ksenya and her family. I would recommend to anyone to avoid the traps of Mestia and come straight here for accomodation and meals. My only regret is not being able to write this review on AirBnB where we originally booked our stay.
As the hotel is located in small village, we had ten quiet days (October 2014) surrounded by great nature. Sometimes we just stayed in the big garden of the hotel with a unspoilt great view across the mountains. After some days we really felt us as a part of the village community. Latali is very important from historical point of view, as it stand for defense of the whole upper Svaneti in the middle age and has several svan towers and churches of 10-11 century. The surrounding of the village is very scenic and untouched (unlike Mestia village) - less tourist traffic, clear roads and air. The hostess Ksenia studied tourism in Russia. She speaks fluently English, Russian, Georgian and Svan and gives you any support and guidance you need. She explains thousand things about svanetian live, habits and customs, organizes transfers to other villages and sites, horseback tours (with helmets - which is very unique there!), ski tours etc. Together with her husband she makes important things for the village community - reconstruction works on the churches, infrastructure, fostering of cultural identity and reviving of waning traditions. Therefore even one of the patriarchs of georgian church visited them during our stay. There is breakfast and supper in the hotel with fresh regional and international homemade food, homemade cookies and confiture. Moreover you can learn and try making diverse georgian and svan dishes, learn svan traditions and music, learn people from all over the world and have great time in the front of fireplace. During our vacation we got new friends. We brought home several svanish foods and great highland honey. We definitely will come back again and will stay again there!
Could not imagine a better guesthouse! Ksenia who runs it is wonderful and always smiling, you easily become friends with her and she is very helpful in arranging activities or helping you with anything you may need. The food was grown locally by her family and cooked deliciously (breakfast and dinner was included). The place was very clean and the beds were really comfortable. We had a great stay there, I can really recommend the place!
Latali community, village Ienashi, 8 km before center of Mestia, Georgia