Mabre Residence Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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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.
This is an older hotel that needs updating. We really liked the location and had a large room for the 6 nights that we stayed. The beauty treatments appear to be on the premises, but not connected to the hotel and so even getting a manicure appt. was challenging. We weren't crazy about the huge flat pillows, nor the separate duvets. The TV had a horrible picture. The staff was nice and helpful, but if you are wanting a "luxury" hotel, this isn't it.
My wife phrased this nicely: you walk through the gate to the Yard and you feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. That summarizes it nicely. The room with view to the courtyard was spacious, had a nice hottub in the bathroom and had a comfy bed. Basically everything you need to relax after walking around Old Town or Uzupis which are both basically infront of the Hotel Exit. you can do all your Sightseeing directly from here and you have a parking spot right in the Yard. Breakfast was also quiet good and if you feel like not going out for dinner it turns into a stakehouse for dinner. If you are looking for Things that could be better: the room we were in at least was a bit bleak, some decorations or Pictures would be nice (but the Hotel seems to be going through renovations, so I am sure that is coming) and overhearing breakfast conversations, rooms that are facing the street can be loud. We had a nice stay here and would definetely come back.
Older hotel split into several buildings. Small, uncomfortable twin beds with giant pillows. You can get smaller pillows if you ask. Rooms are adequate, but not noteworthy. Bathroom is OK. Lighting is fair. Walls and ceiling thin and you can hear people above quite easily. Attached restaurant is attractive, but food is just so so. Free internet is excellent. Multi floor and no elevator.
The hotel itself definitely needs to be updated. My room was very small and very depressing. And the bed was very uncomfortable. I wasn't feeling well one day but I couldn't bear to stay in the room to rest. On the good side, it was clean and the staff was wonderful. If your hotel room isn't as important as its location, I'd stay here. Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 311 reviews