The Best Boutique Hotels in Artvin
Turkey Black Sea Region | © Metin Çorapçı / WikiCommons
With its beautiful mountains, alpine pastures, and evergreen forests, Turkey’s Artvin
province is one of the best places for peaceful moments spent in nature’s bosom. We picked out some great boutique hotels that make the best of the Black Sea region’s gorgeous landscape.
Laset Restaurant, Şavşat
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Turkish
This alpine lodge sits on a beautiful meadow with pine trees and the mighty Şavşat mountains decorating the background. Don’t be surprised to see cows grazing freely all around as well as an undisturbed brook that just streams down the valley. During the summer months, the entire pasture sees a blanket of wild flowers, while the winter means that everything is underneath a lovely cover of thick white snow. Laşet’s rooms are simple and comfortable, giving off a homely feel, while the restaurant is quite popular for its fresh grilled trout (a local delicacy).
Tema Foundation Guest House, Artvin
Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse
Located in the very remote Maçahel Valley, the TEMA Vakfı Konukevi is synonymous with the type of solitude found in a place far removed from everything familiar. After a two-hour drive on very underdeveloped roads, the hotel is in a beautiful valley that just recently started accepting visitors. You’ll hear a lot of Georgian being spoken instead of Turkish, and the valley’s honey is also quite famous. However, the hotel itself is quite the modern chalet with lovely rooms, a terrace overlooking the beautiful valley, and a restaurant serving great regional food all day.
Ezmoce Koy Evi, Artvin
Boutique Hotel, Garden Hotel
Unlike a lot of the concrete structures that have disturbed the beautiful landscape of the Black Sea region, the Ezmoce Köy Evi decided to renovate a traditional wooden alpine lodge and turn it into a lovely hotel. Inside, you’ll find beautiful antique furniture and decoration that the owner collected over three years. From the homemade regional dishes in the kitchen to the blossoming flowers in the garden to the hotel’s own chicken coop and vegetable garden, everything seems to be done with purpose and love. You’ll get a real sense of the local culture by staying at this hotel, which feels more like staying at the home of some very friendly locals.
Eliya Pansiyon Restoran, Artvi̇n
The Eliya Pansiyon only has seven little wooden cabins in the woods, but this is exactly why this small hotel is so special. Offering camping and picnic areas as well as an indoor restaurant with regional dishes such as fresh trout and a delicious Turkish breakfast, Eliya makes the best of the view of the breathtaking mountains. This hotel is also great for visitors who want to get active and do some fishing, hiking, or biking around the Akarsu region of Artvin.