The building is over two hundred years old and was originally a row of private houses that were converted into a hotel. It is built on the edge of a cliff on the left bank of the Mtkvari River next to the Metekhi church. On the river side of the building are ornate wooden balconies that actually jut out over the water. Although offering spectacular views, venturing out is not a good idea for anyone with vertigo, or for anyone a little drunk. Although not as modern as those in some other hotels, the rooms are spacious and have a Georgian charm. The whole building has the air of an old home of a wealthy family. The rooms overlooking the river have incredible panoramas, yet the ones at the rear are quieter, with no road noise from across the river. Guests breakfast in Old Metekhi Restaurant.