In the 2010s, winter tourism began to develop rapidly in Georgia. Gudauri, a small mountain village located at an altitude of 2,200 meters 110 km north of Tbilisi, has become a major ski resort. Passionate fans of winter sports begin to come here in mid-December. The ski season lasts until the beginning of May.
Gudauri is equipped with 20 ski slopes and 15 lifts of three types. The length of the longest descent is 3.093 km. Most active tourists coming to the resort prefer to stay in apartments. For this category of vacationers in Gudauri, 385 comfortable furnished apartments and studios are available.
Advantages of living in an apartment
Tourists come to Gudauri for snowboarding and downhill skiing, as well as paragliding. After active entertainment in the afternoon, in the evening amateur athletes return to hotels, hostels or guest houses. Local apartments, most in demand among vacationers, offer a wide range of advantages of a comfortable stay:
- Internet access – free and high-speed;
- availability of necessary furniture, dishes and electrical appliances in the rooms;
- the opportunity to relax on a furnished balcony or terrace, take a shower or bath, watch TV, cook food in a cozy kitchen;
- a place where you can store skis, snowboards, boots and sports equipment;
- close proximity to the ski slopes;
- Free shuttle service – the owners can arrange transportation for guests to and from the airport.
Most of the most popular apartments are located in New Gudauri. This is the name of the fashionable modern microdistrict of the resort, located 1.5 km east of the village center.
Comfortable apartmentslocated in the center of the microdistrict are an ideal option for amateur athletes. Very close to the New Gudauri Ski Resort there are ski slopes. The distance to the two nearest stations of the cable cars is 68 and 207 m. The total area of the premises is 37 square meters. m. Room price – from 12 thousand rubles. for two days (here and further in the text the price is indicated, relevant for the winter season 2021-2022). The apartments include:
- spacious bedroom with a double bed;
- a cozy terrace where you can sunbathe even in February in sunny weather, when the air temperature does not fall below -2.6;
- bathroom with compact shower;
- three zones separated from the bedroom by an elegantly decorated partition: kitchen, living room and dining room.
Ski passes and ski equipment rental points can be found next to the apartments. Two indoor swimming pools, accessible to all comers, daily take lovers of swimming. Here, for those who can not imagine a winter holiday without a Finnish bath, there are 2 saunas. If desired, guests can visit the gastronomic establishments located next to the apartments:
- “Gamarjoba” – a restaurant serving Georgian dishes;
- Café: Degree and Mtvrali Alubali.
Vitaly Safonov, Tver. The main advantage of the New Gudauri Apartments is in the close proximity to the ski lifts. Therefore, we – three friends, lovers of mountain skiing and Georgia – decided to choose this option. I would also like to note the hospitality of Vakhtang , the owner of the apartment. He was always in touch and helped to solve any issue, from storing skis to advice where at the resort you can have an inexpensive lunch. Inside the building that houses the apartments, there is a shop where we bought groceries. Several times we were in the pizzeria and neighboring cafes. Rest were very satisfied.
To the east of the New Gudauri Ski Resort apartments described earlier, stands a modern five-storey building. Here on the ground floor there is a one-room apartment,quite suitable for recreation and living of a company of 2-3 friends or family. The area of the premises is 30 square meters. m. The cost is 14.53-25.43 thousand rubles. for three days.
The apartment is a cozy room divided into three zones: bedroom, kitchen and dining. Guests can enjoy:
- compact shower cabin in a separate room;
- sofa bed;
- large wardrobe;
- ski storage;
- electric stove.
The nearest cable car starts 120 metres from the building where the apartments are located. If desired, guests can look into the pizzeria located next door, or in “Gamarjoba” – a Georgian restaurant.
Anna Kalinina, St. Petersburg. Our family – my husband, 10-year-old son and I – were very pleased with the rest in New Gudauri and in the apartments that we chose on the advice of friends. The proximity of the pistes and the cable car, the clean bedroom with a large double bed, the well-equipped kitchenette – all this helped to make our vacation comfortable. We felt like the owners of the apartment. That suited us quite well. During the check-in we received answers from the owners to all our questions and did not see them until the end of the rest.
An excellent option for a holiday for two or a company of no more than three people is an apartment in the Z Apartments complex, located in New Gudauri. The distance to the two cable cars starting in the neighborhood is 97 and 138 m. The three-storey complex is equipped with apartments of nine categories. Two nights of accommodation will cost guests in the amount of 9.63-12.04 thousand rubles In each room for vacationers are available:
- spacious bedroom with one or two beds;
- bathroom or shower;
- a sitting area and a dining area;
- kitchen with microwave, compact washing machine and large refrigerator;
- a wide terrace or a cozy furnished balcony.
The area of each room is from 35 to 60 sq. m. In the apartment complex for guests there is a cozy bar. Breakfast is served in the small restaurant. Ski equipment can be rented directly in the building. Here you can buy a ski pass. For lovers of tubing, a park is available, specially equipped for this entertainment in demand among children.
Elena Zolotareva, Perm. My girlfriend and I are big fans of downhill skiing. The complex “Zed Gudauri” is a great option for such amateur athletes as we do. Everything you need is located right there: ski rental, cabins for storing equipment, sale of ski passes. The red and blue tracks are just a stone’s throw away. No problems with food. The complex has a grocery store and a restaurant. In the evenings we cooked ourselves. Moreover, a well-equipped kitchen allowed this to be done at a decent level. The work of the staff deserves praise – smiles, timely assistance, answers to all questions.
Lovers of modern comfort will certainly appreciate the George Snow Apartments, located in New Gudauri. The total area of the duplex room is 112 sq. m. To rent an apartment for two days, you need to pay 36.55-37.52 thousand rubles To the nearest gondola cable cars no more than 130 m.
- a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace and swings;
- two bedrooms with separate bathrooms; these rooms are located on the second floor;
- a spacious kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, oven, hob with burner and microwave;
- a large terrace, from where you can clearly see the surroundings, the picturesque mountains covered with snow, and the slopes on which skiers ride.
The apartments are designed for accommodation and rest of 5 people. A separate room is provided for storage of sports equipment. There is a barbecue area next to the apartment building. Nearby are gastronomic establishments, which have already been named above.
Vyacheslav Abramov, Dubna. We planned a short vacation with a group of friends in Gudauri. George Snow’s apartment was chosen by chance. I liked their location near the slopes and cable cars. They were not disappointed in the choice. The apartment is gorgeous. The views from the high windows are amazing, especially on sunny days. In the evenings, we enjoyed sitting by the fireplace, drinking beer and sharing our impressions of skiing on the slopes. Next time, most likely, we will stay in the same apartment.
“Deer Valley” – this is how you can translate the name of the apartments located 300 m north of the center of New Gudauri. The nearest cable cars are 183 and 244 m far, and the apartments are located in a valley surrounded by high mountains. Nearby stretches the cable car “Gudaura”. The total area of the premises is 85 sq. m. Apartments include several rooms and zones:
- a spacious living room, where a soft sofa bed, armchairs and a massive table are installed;
- two bedrooms equipped with large beds;
- kitchenette with wooden table, bar stools and microwave;
- ski storage space;
- spacious bathroom with a small shower.
The cost of the room – from 15.9 thousand rubles. for one day, for two nights – from 28.56 thousand rubles For guests are available bath and spa centers, as well as gastronomic establishments located in New Gudauri.
Kirill Varlamov, Moscow. “Dier Valley” is a great option for active skiers. That’s why me and two of my friends chose this apartment. The place is located at a distance from New Gudauri, but next to the cable car and trails. In the apartments, everything is at the highest level – both maintenance and equipment. Most of the time we spent on the slopes or at the resort. In the evenings, it was always nice to sit the three of us at a large table in the kitchenette. Warm, cozy, quiet around. It seemed that we were at a dacha near Moscow in a familiar environment. Only the mountains that could be seen from the windows reminded of the Georgian resort.
In the west of New Gudauri, next to the Pirveli cable car, stands the six-storey building of the Atrium Suites complex. Guests are offered accommodation and rest in apartments of four categories. The cost of a room for one day is 8.8-16.8 thousand rubles In the apart-hotel for guests are available objects that guarantee a varied and useful rest:
- compact gym;
- stylish bar;
- spacious indoor swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers;
- Finnish sauna, designed for 3-5 people;
- a room on the ground floor, designed for storage of sports equipment.
The total area of each room is from 36 to 64 square meters. m In the apartments, guests will find equipment and appliances necessary for a comfortable stay. Each room includes several rooms and zones:
- one bedroom;
- spacious kitchen;
- comfortable bathroom;
- small balcony;
- a seating area or a separate room for relaxation.
Buffet breakfasts are served in the comfort of your room. If you wish, you can visit “Gamarjoba” – a popular restaurant, where the menu includes a wide range of Georgian dishes. There are two ski schools in the vicinity.
Georgy Maslov, St. Petersburg. I was in Gudauri with friends several times. Just fell in love with this Georgian ski resort. The last time we stayed in the apartment “Atrium”. Plus this aparthotel is in proximity to the track and cable cars. Inside there is everything so that the rest is not monotonous: bar, swimming pool, sauna, gym. There are no serious complaints about the staff, except for small remarks. Service in the bar and in the hotel as a whole at a decent level. The issues we addressed at the reception were almost always resolved quickly.
Comfortable rest is guaranteed to tourists who choose apartments Atrium 336, located on the third floor of a modern complex in the northern part of New Gudauri. To the nearest station of the cable car – a little more than 50 m. The total area of the studio – 36 sq. m. The apartments consist of several zones:
- from a bedroom with a large bed;
- living room with sofa;
- furnished balcony;
- dining area with table and four chairs.
The walls of the apartments are elegantly uprooted with wood, which, together with flowers and beautiful curtains on the windows, gives the room a homely coziness. Guests have access to a swimming pool, bar and sauna. All this is located in the same building where apartment 336 is located. Vacationers are offered ski rental services and other sports equipment.
Svetlana Odintsova, Kazan. In Gudauri we rested with my husband for the first time. Apartment No. 336 in the “Atrium” was chosen after a long search on the Internet. We stayed in this studio for several reasons. Close proximity to the slopes and lifts. Inside the aparthotel building there is a swimming pool, which is important for me and my husband. When they moved in, they were immediately accepted by the owner. He helped with the accommodation and even left us a bottle of Georgian wine as a gift. The studio is very spacious and bright. The double bed is large and comfortable. The view from the balcony is magnificent: mountain ranges, snow-covered valley, buildings of neighboring apartments. Everyone who is going to rest in New Gudauri, we advise you to choose these apartments. You won’t regret it at all.
In the north-west of New Gudauri in a six-storey complex there are LLC apartments. The distance to the nearest cable car station is 140 m. The total area of the studio is 35 sq. m. The walls are uplifted with dark brown boards and decorated with bookshelves, which create a home comfort inside the room. The apartments are divided into several zones:
- kitchen with bar counter and chairs;
- a bedroom with a wide bed;
- living room with sofa bed;
- shower room with toiletries.
Breakfasts are served à la carte and served in the guest rooms. The cost of daily accommodation is 12.5-16.0 thousand rubles Guests can have lunch and dinner in restaurants and cafes of New Gudauri. Shops, a supermarket and ski equipment rental services are open to them at the resort.
Gennady Frolov, Voronezh. Cozy apartment. Beautiful views from the windows. Delicious breakfasts. The owner is a helpful person who answered all our questions in detail. We were resting together with my wife. As ski lovers, we first of all appreciated the proximity of the apartments to the ski lifts and slopes. It is also important to note that the ski rental is located in the same building where the studio apartment is located. Grocery stores are just a stone’s throw away. I would like to note this separately, since we mostly cooked ourselves. But the kitchen duties did not tire me or my husband. In general, we can appreciate the resort, service, and room perfectly.
The five-storey building of “Luxury Apartments” is located in the southern part of New Gudauri. The nearest gondola lift is 170 m. The total area of each room is from 28 to 85 square meters. m. Apartments are divided into two main categories: a two-level “suite” and a studio. The cost of three nights of accommodation – from 19.8 thousand rubles Each room includes several zones and rooms:
- a kitchen or a small corner for cooking;
- living room or seating area with sofa and armchairs;
- bedroom with one or two beds;
- a small balcony or a cozy terrace;
- bathroom or compact shower room.
The owners of the complex have been engaged in the hotel business since 2016 The comfort in the rooms is created with the help of a thoughtful interior, in the design of which soothing colors prevail. In the vicinity of the apartments there are several objects that provide a comfortable stay for guests of the resort:
- ski rental;
- indoor pool;
- café and restaurant.
Karina Samokhina, Rostov-on-Don. New Gudauri is a great place to relax with friends. We lived in the apartment for a whole week. We had a duplex suite. The room is perfectly clean. Polite girls work at the reception. Gondola lift very close to the apartment. We were lucky with the weather – sunny, light frost, almost windless. Therefore, every day for several hours we rode along the mountain slopes. In the evenings it was nice to return to the cozy rooms and spend time by the TV screen or at the laptop. Thanks to free internet, online cinemas were available. So we watched new Showtime and HBO series.
On the territory of New Gudauri in a six-storey building there is a comfortable one-room apartment. Loft 1 Apartment is suitable for a couple who wants to feel the comfort of home at a ski resort. The total area of the studio, located on the third floor, is 30 sq. m. At the disposal of guests there are four zones:
- living room;
- bedroom area;
- shower room.
The cost of a room for one day is 12.0-16.9 thousand rubles For guests of the apartments, the infrastructure of New Gudauri is available: gastronomic establishments, casinos, shops and rental services. There are several cable cars in the vicinity. The nearest station is less than 100 m far.
Veronika Korostyleva, Bryansk. My husband and I chose this apartment on the advice of our mutual friends. What we liked the most was the proximity of the trails, ski rentals, lifts and shops. Service was also at the proper level. No complaints. Prices for services are quite loyal. The room is comfortable. I was pleased that the kitchen has the whole set of necessary utensils and household appliances. For this, special thanks to the owners!
In the north-eastern part of New Gudauri is a modern complex Terrace Rooms. The distance to the nearest ski lift is 126 m. Guests can choose apartments of six categories. The total area of each room is 27-54 square meters. m. The cost is 9.1-28.0 thousand rubles. for one day. The apartments are equipped with bathrooms, furnished living rooms, kitchen areas and cosy bedrooms.
Each room has access to a spacious terrace, from where you can see the immediate surroundings and mountain slopes, located a little to the side. Guests use the resort’s infrastructure. For vacationers, ski equipment rental points, shops and cafes of New Gudauri are available.
Ilya Gordeev, Vyborg. Living in Terrace Rooms means getting the full range of services you need in a modern ski resort. In our room – I stayed with a colleague – there was a spacious terrace, a shower, two large beds, a refrigerator, a TV. Cafes and shops are within walking distance. Half a day was spent on the tracks. A little tired we returned to the cozy room, and after an hour or two we again felt cheerful and rested. Once we visited a local nightclub (ad-called casino). Everything is very civilized. About the rest and apartments we have only pleasant memories.
What to choose?
New Gudauri is a compact microdistrict where all the tourist infrastructure facilities are located next to each other. Therefore, choosing an apartment, future guests of the resort should not worry about distances. From any point you can quickly walk to the ski lifts, shops, rental points, entertainment and gastronomic establishments.
For those lovers of ski holidays who want to stay in the most favorable place, Z Apartments are suitable. The rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and pastime of guests. Nearby there are lifts and trails. From the comfort of the apartment building, you can visit the restaurant, equipment rental and bar. An additional advantage is the low cost of the rooms. Therefore, most tourists can give preference to Z Apartments.