Mabre Residence Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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Very welcoming staff with comfortable rooms. The breakfasts were fabulous in a clean, lovely dining area . It looked like an old wine cellar. The sauna/pool area was very nice, it looked brand new. We reserved it for our party without any problem and it was ready to go for us. Check in and check out was a breeze- I go back any time
Charming old hotel on the edge of Vilnius Old Town. A five-minute walk gets you to Pilies Street, the focus of restaurants and shops. Our room was an up-graded suite of a bedroom, sitting room and foyer for a most reasonable price. Very comfortable. Ruta on the desk service was outstanding, helpful to a fault. Hospitality reigns. Get a walking map from the desk and you're on your way.
The Mabre residence hotel is a lovely hotel conveniently located in the old city of Vilnius, and an easy walk from most points of interest. The hotel is more of a courtyard, with the rooms around the central area (which is used mostly for parking). The room I had was absolutely huge - a full-size living room, full bed room, and two bathrooms. The decor is a bit heavy and perhaps dated at times, but everything was well-maintained and clean. The staff were always welcoming and friendly, and willing to help. There are no elevators, so be prepared to walk up a few stairs if you're not at ground level. The breakfast is held in the on-property restaurant (which is a steak restaurant). While not the most diverse breakfast spread I've experienced, it was still nice and had plenty of offerings to satisfy most. Despite the convenient location, the hotel has a secluded feeling (which could be, in part at least, due to the courtyard and gated entrance) which provides a comfortable feeling after returning from a day of wandering the old town. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel.
The hotel is very comfortable and well situated on the edge of the old town. Vilnius is an easy walking city and has some great restaurants. We stayed in room 2024 which is large but has some idiosyncrasies such as a ceiling that you constantly bump your head on because of the slope of the roof. We moved the furniture round to help prevent 'pain' . There are also two shallow steps in the room and because the floor is wood effect it is difficult to see these. It could do with some contrasting colour to show this up. Our friends had a room which again was large with a flight of stairs leading from the room door. I think this was room 1023. Anyone with mobility issues would find it difficult to get around this hotel. Breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of cold and hot food. Taxi's are easily available and cheap. The hotel did fail to book a taxi and a table at a restaurant but as is the Lithuanian way didn't seem to see this as a problem. No apologies Get used to the idea that smiling does not come easy to Lithuanians when interacting with them. If you persevere then a lighter side of the their character does show through. This is a city that in October is not full of tourists and has a great deal of charm as an unspoilt tourist destination. The hotel and concierge can arrange some interesting tours. The lack of English translations on many city sites might make the idea of a tour guide more welcoming. A very interesting city break which in 2.5 days would enable you to see the high points. We took a train trip to Kaunas for a day which gives to a great perspective on the country. In Kaunas you must take a taxi ride to the 9th Fort ( cost €6) about 20 min ride. An excellent description and demonstration of the tragic past of Lithuania. Check the internet for details. Another good trip with a guide this time was Trakai Castle. We had a private tour for €35 each lasting 4hours. Flight with Wizzair was very good. We refuse to travel with Ryanair so this was an excellent alternative.
The Mabre Residence is located in a renovated monastery so it does not have a lift, the only negative thing for me as I was suffering from a recent hip problem. But the breakfasts in the beautifully brick vaulted dining room (but watch your head on a couple of the portals!) and the very helpful and accommodating staff made it a pleasure to stay there. The Mabre is located just on the fringe of the old city but walking close to practically all sights. Because it was not right off the Town Hall Square or Cathedral Square or main pedestrian streets made it exceptionally a quiet and peaceful place to stay. The breakfasts were outstanding with a rotating selection (we stayed 5 nights). Very clean and reasonably priced. We paid 100 euros per night.
The Mabre Residence is not a cookie-cutter hotel; it is a group of buildings around a beautiful courtyard which is walled off from the street, set in areas with bistro tables and chairs and filled with stunning flowers and even a little pond. It is a peaceful gracious spot. Some of the buildings date from the 1500's and were a monastery but our bathroom was very modern and the room was especially spacious. Ours had a sitting area where the TV, closet/wardrobe and desk were with the bedroom in a separate room. The carpets seemed a bit scruffy right at the edges but the daily housekeeping was excellent, particularly in the bathroom. Beds were very comfortable and linens were quite nice. Breakfast at the Mabre Residence is reallly wonderful. First of all, the pastries on offer are really good: small but very flaky croissants, flaky cinnamon rolls, apple turnovers and other small pastries, exceptional and as good as in fine spots in France or Austria.. They also have a variety of fruits: sometimes grapes, or canned pineapple, grapefruit. There is a coffee machine that makes very good cappuccino. But the main buffet is exceptional with what they call an omelet that is really a very fluffy egg casserole, bacon that is flavorful though most is limp; sausages, small fried eggs that are pretty good. Tomatoes, cucumbers, smoked salmon, sometimes beetroot salad or pineapple salad. It is so hard not to over-eat because so much is quite delicious. The location is great too, a quick walk to the main pedestrian shopping/restaurant street and close to several key tourist spots. Plus it is quiet. Staff are extremely helpful. The hotel restaurant is also quite good and stylish.
Room (with air conditioning) and bathroom were spacious and comfortable. Breakfast in the nearby restaurant was yummy. We also had dinner at the same restaurant and it was goo. There is the possibility to park in the court of the hotel. The only drawback was that there was no lift to get to the upper floors where our rooms were.
This hotel is well situated in the centre of the old town of Vilnius. The ambience of the hotel is fine with a lovely courtyard setting . Rooms are a little dark and a bit dingy but beds are comfortable. Main hotel staff are polite and helpful.
We stayed at the Mabre Residence Hotel for two nights and found it to be a lovely hotel. Compared with some European hotels we’ve stayed in, our room was relatively large, well appointed, and clean. We found our room to be very quiet. Some travelers have noted that the beds have two separate duvets. During this particular trip, we stayed in four different hotels in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. One hotel had two twin beds pushed together to make a king, two had king sized beds, and one had a queen. All had two separate duvets and no top sheet, so apparently this is the custom in that area. Also, we thought the pillows were fine, but I like a pillow that’s almost flat, and my husband likes a firm pillow (purely a personal preference). The Internet was faster than what’s available in many U.S. hotels. We ate dinner at the restaurant once and breakfast twice and had crème brulee twice (it was delicious) as an evening “snack.” The dinner was good; and there was a large selection of both hot and cold items to choose from for breakfast (more than at some U.S. hotels that offer “free” breakfast. However, I will agree that the staff in the restaurant was not particularly friendly. The hotel staff, was very helpful. I wanted to send our grandchildren postcards, and they had stamps, were able to figure the amount of postage needed, and mailed the postcards. Since it was light until after 9:30, we sat in the courtyard both evenings (with our crème brulee). It was fun watching people come and go.
Stayed in two different rooms in this hotel. The first was a suite and there were 3 of us. The bedroom had a huge king size bed, there was a pull out couch in the living room and then an odd conference room with a pull out chair. There was a second bathroom off the living room. The bath products that were in the room were very nice. The second room was a standard queen bed room. The ceiling was slanted which might be an issue for someone tall. The restaurant at the hotel is fabulous. The location is great, close to the main shopping street but quiet. Clean but the carpet could be updated.
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