During the first nights we were asked if we would like to have dinner at their place. Since we have travelled quite a bit prior to arrival we agreed. What a pity. For GEL 20 each you can have good dinner around the corner. After a disappointing dinner, we went to bed, the comfort of the bed was so-so at maximum. Even though we had a luxury room. The difference between a regular room and the luxury is a window to the outside world, normal rooms don't have a window! In the morning, for breakfast we were served pasta, French fries, rice and so on, we have experienced having these dishes for breakfast more often in Georgia, however, not with such poor quality. Good thing though, upon request the bread was changed from 'western factory style'-bread to fresh Georgian bread and the eggs were fine in the morning.
With four rooms, there were two cabins containing a toilet and shower. The shower makes everything wet, including the toilet. During the last night we stayed at this place, another couple booked the 'comfort room', meaning one the cabins was shut down for the three other rooms. We were happy to leave the day after. The staff arranged a marshrutka for us to Mestia, we agreed GEL 150 for the whole car. However, we picked up some other people and then the price only got higher, instead of the share for us to become lower.
In general, this place promises more than it is able to provide. The staff doesn't speak any English, although promised on our booking website. To conclude, it is way too expensive. You don't pay for what your get here. Move somewhere else instead.
We stayed in this guesthouse for 2 nights (in a triple bed room) during our visit to the villages of Ushguli at the end of August. The guesthouse was very comfortable, and it offered 4 rooms with triple beds and 2 full bathrooms. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms was always spotlessly clean. I really enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners that were offered (15 GEL pp) as they had a variety of dishes on offer and portion sizes were good. They can also provide you with a simple packed lunched (I think it was about 5 GEL pp) on request. Nino the guesthouse staff was lovely and very and helpful and spoke very good English. As other another reviewer mentioned, there are plenty of guesthouses available upon arrival in Ushguli which are not shown on TA or booking but I've got to say that we were very happy with our choice of Guesthouse Kachari.
We stayed for two nights in a small triple room (with just two of us). The staff were very welcoming and the beds comfortable. The bathrooms/showers were shared but were very clean and the water hot.
The included breakfasts were excellent as they were local fare and very fresh with plenty if you were hungry. We also ate dinner here on two occasions and it was also great value and a great range of options. They even coped well with a vegetarian and provided alternatives.
As the other reviews says the location is excellent being in the upper of the 4 villages and closest to the glacier walk, ethnographic museum and main church.
The charm of Ushguli is that it is still undeveloped so be prepared for lots of bumpy tracks through the villages with lots of animal dung to avoid.
It's quite difficult to review this guesthouse since the location is so extra-ordinary. Ushguli is remote and gorgeous, and Kachari guest house is well located in the upper most village, near the churches.
The hostess was friendly and welcoming. We had quite a language barrier, since I don't know much Georgian (or any Svan or Russian). She put her daughter on the phone a couple of times to explain things in English and the daughter was quite nice. I did miss out on the usual guest house experience where the host helps explain things to you, but really, the burden was on me to know the local language better.
The room was too cold for us in early May, though there was a small space heater, it was ineffectual. It seem this is a normal thing for Svanti--they just get buy without heat. The room was basic but clean with lots of blankets.
There were two side-by side bathrooms, clean and basic with some hot water.
Our booking of 63 gel for two people included breakfast. We paid an additional 15 each for dinner, which the hostess made at the time we requested. The food was okay, filling and plenty of it.
Despite the language barrier, the hostess helped us communicate with the taxi driver for the service we shared with a group of people.
There's a hot water heater and you can have instant coffee or tea whenever you want.
No wifi, but the daughter said something about sharing the phone line for internet, but I couldn't figure that out.