Thank you so much for having us to stay. Your guest house is so beautiful and the best we have been. The food was incredible the best we have had since the beginning of our trip. We have loved this Valley and we have learned so much. Thank you.
Tom, Justine, Hector, Petra
UK, July 2016
Thank you for having received me so warmly with my horse Davai, thank you for your hospitality, for the delicious food and nice talk we had. I was glad to discover this Pankisi little gem. I hope you might keep going like that for a long time, fighting against discrimination, fighting for this valley and its people and proving that it is a nice place.
France, June 2016
Thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness. This truly is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I will be sure to spread the word to anyone interested in visiting Georgia. I wish you nothing but the best in your future, and hope one day our paths will cross again.
USA, June 2016
Thank you so much for being such accommodating hosts during our stay. I think this is the most peaceful place I have ever been and I will never forget it, I only wish I could stay longer. I get the impression that you are genuinely nice person, thank you for showing us such kindness. The meals were delicious, the views fantastic. You live in an unparalleled paradise. Enjoy it.
USA, June 2016
Thank you for the great time in Jokolo. It was nice to be your guest and spend time with you and your family. One bad thing – the food was so delicious that we’re leaving the Pankisi much fatter than we have come. J We hope to visit you again soon.
Paulina and Tomek
Poland, June 2016
Thank you so much for your hospitality and a valuable time of information about Pankisi and people. Wish you all the best.
Poland, April 2016
Dankeschön and madloba for a wonderful stay. You gave us a wonderful time, great food and good hospitality! We will find this helmet!! Thank you for delicious juice and good lure/success for your understandings.
Tina and Stefanie
Germany, April 2016
Thank you for taking us in when we knocked at your door in the middle of the night!
Thank you also for your kindness, hospitality and the best pancakes we’ve had in our lives! (But also we’ll never forget the chicken stew and strawberry jam and the cheese and lentil soup…). Unfortunately, it was too cold for us to explore the mountains and swim in the river, but we hope to be back to keep discovering the nature of beautiful Pankisi.
Jellena and Emiliana
Croatia & France, December 2015
We have been travelling for the past 161 days and we found a perfect place to rest! 13 hours of sleep sounds insane-but I assume that’s what we needed! Thanks for the hospitality, amazing food and tips about Pankisi! Thanks for giving us the contact to Raisa – so we could enjoy the experience of Zikr. Thanks for accepting us in November when no-one else could! We will recommend this place to everyone who travels to Georgia.
Agnieszka and Adam
Poland, November 2015
After arriving exhausted you and your family have shown nothing but amazing hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time, learning about the area, exchanging recipes and hearing about Chechen life. The food was absolutely amazing and I am very happy I can take some recipes back with me to Europe and Australia. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of enjoying life and more importantly, family. Please keep in touch!
Love Bianca DeBortoli
Belgium/Australia, October 2015
I spent 2 nights here. Nazy, her family and one staff from England are very kind, open and good listener. They always made me feel at home. We enjoyed sharing a lot of things about us. Nazy’s hand made breakfast and dinner are very very delicious and not only made my empty stomach full, but also brought lots of happiness into my heart. Actually, I wish I could have stayed here for longer. Very much appreciated Nazy, her family, Gurjeet. Thanks so much for all your warm hospitality. Someday again, I’m pretty sure!
Japan, September 2015
Thank you for your lovely hospitality; a beautiful house is a lovely spot. It is always just interesting to see how other people live their live in different part of the world. Fantastic food, just delicious.
Alan and Anne
England, September 2015
We were happy to get out of the noisy city and come visit Nazy at this wonderful little guesthouse. The highlights of the trip were the watch tower, waterfall, Nazy’s food, and of course the famous large stone! If you set to only experience one thing here , do not miss the large stone, you will know it when you see it.
Bobby, Damon, Yan
Canada, USA & Israel, September 2015
Taking a weekend off and leaving noisy Tbilisi behind for two days, we immediately fell in love with your guest house, the astonishing mountains, valleys of Pankisi and the gentle and kind people living here. Food tastes great, everything was very clean and cosy- surely we’ll come back one day! All the best,
Jakob, Stefan, Eike
Germans working in Tbilisi, September 2015
This house was for us a nice example of Georgian hospitality. Great experience.
Ivan and Jiri Mares
Czech Republic, September 2015
Thank you very much for your hospitality, beautiful weather, fantastic food and nice, very peaceful atmosphere. There is the very beautiful place, very good for resting.
Liliana and Adam Werschler
Poland, September 2015
We are definitely planning to come back to Pankisi, walk more in the mountains, learn more about Kist culture and Kist people, try more delicious meals of local cuisine at Nazy’s Guest House. Many thanks,
Konrad, Artur and Magda
Poland, August 2015
Thank you all so much for having us to stay. The food is brilliant. Jokolo is a lovely village and it is great to get a good nights sleep! The garden is beautiful not to mention the house.
Jersey, August 2015
Thank you for such a relaxing and peaceful few days, even if it did get at a bit short due to us completely loosing track of time we spent in Tusheti and was lovely just to have a comfy bed and proper bathroom. The food was delicious and hospitality was great as well.
Jersey, August 2015
Thank you so much for staying in your wonderful guesthouse, for the great kitchen and prepare our trekking tour. We wish you all the best for you, your family and the guesthouse too! I hope we’ll return soon!
Heike and Doris
Germany, August 2015
I come to Pankisi Gorge with some kind of curiosity, then found this lovely, beautiful guesthouse. And for the village and Valley it’s a calm and peaceful place, with real traditional Kist family life style. Thanks Nazy and family.
Kunming, China, August 2015
The most relaxing atmosphere I have seen in Georgia is here. Lovely houses and flowers in the garden full of grapes. And a great welcome also from perfect hosts in a perfect house. Thank you!
France, August 2015
We travelled to Jokolo and the Pankisi Valley to enjoy the beautiful nature and get to know the Kist community. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in the garden and in the mountains. Moreover we would like to thank you for the hospitality and the delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will definitely recommend your place!! Thank you and see you!!
Alexander, Birgit, Frank, Jacob
Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 2015
Thank you very much for an amazing experience! It’s truly unforgettable! Cooking demonstrations was very hands on and very educational. I loved it! Breakfast with “everything made in house” was delicious. I personally was impressed with impeccable cleanliness of this beautiful house. I travelled extensively throughout the world but this day will last in my years as bright cultural experience that I won’t forget. Thank you for opening your home and hearts to us. We truly appreciate it.
Oksana and Roman Yarmolyuk
Sacramento, California, August 2015
The fact that I came here for one day and stayed for three speaks for itself! What an incredible little gem nestled in the greenery of the Caucasus. Between the hospitality and Nazy’s delightful house looking thus has been a superb experience! Thank you for all the help you’ve given me during the course of my stay I’ve had a ball! I will never forget this place!
Edinburgh, Scotland , July 2015
Many thanks for the lovely time in Pankisi!! Great food, kind people!! A lovely, relaxing few days. Thanks.
New Zealand, July 2015
I felt myself home. I supposed to stay only for one night but spent here 3 days. Just did not want to go. Thank you so much for this experience! Special thanks to Nazy’s Mom who is an excellent cook. The best food (homemade, organic) I have ever tasted in Georgia so far. We also had interesting conversations with Nazy about the community, lifestyle and of course food culture. Coming back on harvest period to learn more. My very best wishes to the whole family.
Helsinki, Finland, June 2015
Thank you very much to Nazy and Family for an exceptional stay in Pankisi. I enjoyed every moment here. It is a beautiful, peaceful place that every visitor to Georgia should make a point of seeing. Nazy is one of the best hostess in all of Georgia (big competition!) – she is very helpful in arranging tours and giving advice, making sure that everyone is comfortable and most important – cooking excellent food. Hopefully I will be able to return to Jokolo very soon!
USA, Boston, MA, June 2015
Very nice home and good people. Beautiful nature. It is wonderful place! Thank you.
Olga and Dmitry, Russia, June 2015
What can I say such an amazing place! The setting beautiful, the food good, organic, and plentiful, the local people very nice, and the weather amazing (thunderstorms at night come under amazing for me!) . As a solo traveller I was made very welcome – Nazy has been more than helpful – organising a trek with guide and horse for me up the mountain camping on a high ridge above the treeline looking out across the Caucasus. I would recommend this place to anyone…
William from England-South Coast but of course in London, June 2015
The house and garden are very beautiful, a peaceful place to relax and contemplate. The food was amazing and so fresh – a real treat! Thank you again Nazy for all your helpful advice, hospitality and if we come back to this region we will definitely stay with you again.
We had a great time at Nazy’s. We stayed this beautiful guesthouse as a base for exploring Tusheti.
We were extremely grateful for Nazy’s advice and phoning around drivers and sending us to Sargiri guesthouse in Upper Omalo. Thank you for giving us such a great time in this part of the world.
Stephanie and Christoph
From Austria living in London, UK, June 2015
We came to Pankisi not knowing what to expect, but Nazy and her family showed us exceptional Pankisi hospitality. We loved everything about this place and hope to return in the near future!
Faslie Miller (South Africa)
Fuzie, Malaysia, June 2015
We had a wonderful stay here at Nazy’s! We felt very at home and appreciated the cooking which was delicious and the hospitality in general. Our hike up the mountain was an excellent experience and the rest of the time spend at the guesthouse was nice and relaxed. Thank you for taking care of us, we hope to be back some day.
Abi and Phil
England, June 2015
We came here without knowing anything about the area, but it has been an absolute pleasure. Nazy and the family here have been so nice to us and we have had a really good time with other guests. The biggest experience has been a hike in the Batsara Natural Reserve – fantastic nature and really good guides. Thank you so much our stay, in spite of the sickness it’s been absolutely amazing. We are coming back!
Johan and Tommy
Denmark, June 2015
We were happy even very happy to have found this place. It is calm, surrounded by a lovely garden. We enjoyed a nice dinner, a lovely breakfast and every time the warm and friendly Nazy and her family. Thank you very much.
Doris and Manfred, Germany, June 2015
This place has been amazing. The village greeted us with such warmth and hospitality. The surrounding area is stunning. Nazy was the best host. I wish we could have stayed here longer.
Sam Sargeant, UK, May 2015
Unforgettable place, people are amazing and would love to come back. Me and my brother loved this place. I wish we could stay longer.
Sargeant brothers, UK, May 2015
Many thanks Nazy for a lovely stay. The Pankisi surroundings are stunning and the Kist culture fascinating. A great homely guest house.
Toby, London, UK, April 2015
Incredible surroundings, good rest, unfortunate weather and amazing food! We wish you Nazy and your family a lot of freedom and peace forever. Stay who you are! See you in a happy future. We will be back.
Free Caucasus Team, April 2015
Glowacki Tomasz, Mamon Marcin, Glowacki Tomasz
Centrum z Kosmosu Orion (Cezko)
It’s a pleasure to write the first guest entry for 2015 because I have had such a nice time here. Pankisi is a very special place and different from other parts of Georgia. The scenery, culture, people and Kist food make it so. The guesthouse you and your family have created is simply wonderful- Do not change anything! The food is delicious and I love the way you have done the bedrooms- seem to have balanced rustic and elegance. Well done and good luck.
Helen, London, UK, January 2015
Thank you so much for your hospitality! This is a delightful and very interesting corner of Georgia and I wish I could come in summer to enjoy it more – hiking to Tusheti would be wonderful.
I apologise for the Bradt guide saying for so long that Pankisi was closed to tourists, and will put that right as soon as possible!
All the best,
Dear Nazy and Family,
Thank you for your kindness and hospitality! And I am so sorry to have bothered you a lot! Actually, you know, I am really shy and always worry about trivial things, but I could feel really relaxed in this guesthouse. I appreciate all of you watched over me fondly. You are my family, the most precious family in Georgia.
Naomi Yamada (Kyoto, Japan), November 2014
Many thanks for this guesthouse and the opportunity to experience Kist culture. Pankisi is a very beautiful and special place. Like many others, hope to return one day. Much love,
Amy (Canada), November 2014
Dear Nazy and Family,
Thank you for hospitality. Thank you for silence. The time in Pankisi goes so slowly. We feel very relaxed! The trip to Tbatana was an experience. We did not found the lake, but we experienced wonderful time around mountains, clouds and fog. Thank you for your beautiful pictures. We dream to back again.
Iwona and Mariusz (Poland), September 2014
Dear Nazy and Family,
Thank you for making us feel at home. We had two nights and felt very relaxed. The backdrop is beautiful and even a casual walk from the guesthouse here is unforgettable. Aside from the landscape and beauty of the Pankisi valley we enjoyed amazing, home grown food for breakfast and dinner. I just wish we had more time to really switch off.
I loved the green beans! The guide was excellent too and a lot of fun.
Sarah and Michael (Glasgow, Scotland) September 2014
Thank you for your warm welcome, for hospitality and for making our two days nice.
Giorgi Gobronidze (Georgia), September 2014
Thank you for your warm and Caucasian hospitality and for interesting evening that we had in your family. Good luck in developing tourism.
Giorgi Omsarashvili (Georgia), September 2014
For having the most comfortable bed in Georgia (Luckily we did not pitch our tent in the garden…)
For supplying delicious meals (at special and ‘less’ special occasion)
For supplying nice hot shower (even during blackout)
For let us experience fresh dates (which we have tasted before)
For applying so much fresh food from the garden (which is like the garden of Eden, by the way)
For giving clear instructions for your trip to lake (even though we messed up…)
For your advice and concern while we were in dark (but beautiful) woods filled with dangerous animals (even though they maybe were not bears…)
For the great experience (your place is truly a hidden gem)
Good luck in the future! This place will not stay hidden for long!
Sven and Fleur (Belgium), September 2014
Dear Nazy and Family,
We have had a wonderful time in Jokolo. Many thanks for your hospitality, delicious food and friendly atmosphere. Also special thanks to Nona for showing us beautiful places in Pankisi Valley – waterfall is really great! Best wishes,
Zofia, Ewa, Waldek, Janek, (Poland), September 2014
Dear Nazy and Family,
Thank you for warm welcome. I have enjoyed my stay at your guesthouse. It is so peaceful relaxing environment surrounded by nature. Thanks for providing goat milk and cheese, tasty vegetarian meals. I like to come back some time in future. I wish you and family all the best. Best wishes,
Iqubal Kaur (UK), August 2014
Dear Nazy and Family
It was of great help to stay at your place. It really helped us in connecting our arrival with our hiking in Tusheti. I loved the peacefulness of your guesthouse and hope to get in contact again. Thank you very much. Best wishes.
Klara (Finland), August 2014
Dear Nazy and Family,
Many thanks for your hospitality. We enjoyed much our stay. You helped us a lot organising our future trip. The food was delicious and now we are strengthened for our hike. We hope that we can stay longer next time.
David (Germany), August 2014
Dear Nazy and Family, many thanks for a lovely stay at your place. You have a wonderful house and the food was excellent. Your house was a welcome place for rest and relaxation. That was much needed after Tbilisi. It was also really interesting to learn more about the Kist culture and life in Pankisi. We definitely hope to come back soon!
Kirsi and Lauri (Finland), August 2014
Dear Nazy, I wish we had more time to stay a bit longer at your place. The food was fantastic, best food we have had. You were great helping us to organise our trips. If one day you come to France, you are very welcome at our place.
Olivier, Antoine, Martine, Fatima (France), August 2014
Dear Nazy and Family, we felt like home at your house. The food was delicious, somehow we are happy that we stayed only two days, otherwise we would have gained too much weight. Special thanks to Nona, it was nice being showed around by her. Barkal!
Barbara, Livia, Martin (Germany), August 2014
Dear Nazy and Family, Our stay with you has been about much more than travelling – we have such a whole new world here in Pankisi Valley and Jokolo. Your hospitality, food, horses, surroundings, mountains – everything deserve five stars. We wish you every success with an already amazing venture and very much hope to return. With our sincerest thanks,
Ahto and Janica (Estonia), July 2014
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Dear Nazy and Family, we stayed one day but we very much appreciated your hospitality even in sad situation. I wish you all the best.
Walter Sancassiani (Italy), July 2014
Dear Nazy and family, what a great time I had! Thank you so much. Your hospitality and delightful food makes this a special stay. Also your care and arrangements of the trekking was so wonderful. It was really a big and nice adventure. Despite the sad news about your grandmother, you still take very good care of your guests. All the best wishes to you and your lovely family!
Marian (Netherlands), July 2014
Very beautiful valley, wonderful atmosphere. We will miss it.
Jack, Syd, Ilke, Stef (Belgium), July 2014
We spent two days here and had a wonderful time. Nazy is very nice, helpful, warm. The guest house is beautiful, clean, special. The food is excellent!! Very good place for children too. Thank you Nazy and your family.
Gal Family (Israel), July 2014
Dear Nazy and your family, we found paradise in your house. We thank you so much for wonderful stay, delicious authentic food (best we had in Georgia) for all your help making the time in Pankisi unforgettable. We are sure once people from different places can learn from you how to run a guest house. With all the best wishes to you and your family.
Katarzyna and Aldona (Poland, Holland), June 4014
Dear Nazy & Family, I really loved and enjoyed your warm hospitality & great food. The stay was very comfortable and I surely would visit again. The trekking was an amazing experience. If there is one place I would recommend to anyone visiting this beautiful country, it would be Nazy’s Guest House. Thank you so much.
Vishal (India & Dubai), May 2014
It’s been a pleasure getting to stay at your home and experience unadulterated hospitality. Please know that my friends and I had an amazing stay with you and will look forward to returning anytime. The locals were also very kind and warm. I enjoyed the meals prepared by Nazy’s mother and am very glad that we chose Nazy’s Guest House. Much obliged.
Neil Cheran (Indai & UAE), May 2014
Nazy & Family, our stay at your guest house was the highlight of our trip to Georgia. From the local cuisine lovingly prepared by Nazy’s mother to the expert advice offered by changes to the great friends we made at the guest house. Everything we experienced was worthy of praise. Thank you Nazy’s family for giving us unforgettable memories of the Pankisi valley & the people of Jokolo. Looking forward to meeting you again. And we will make sure we send more of our friends your way.
Sameer Islam (India & UAE), May 2014
Dear Nazy and family, what a wonderfully beautiful and peaceful place! It has been great to stay here and very relaxing. Thank you all, the whole family so much for welcoming us and looking after us so well. You are extremely kind. I hope to come back another time. With all best wishes.
Ed Agnew (UK), May 2014
Dear Nazy, thank you for the wonderful and cosy welcome to your beautiful guest house. Breakfast was delicious and I will always remember the taste of delicious hot milk and honey. I love this home and I am glad to know that I have a beautiful home to stay next time I am in Pankisi.
Guanta Chkhikvadze-Gwen (Kutaisi/ New York), May 2014
Beautiful guesthouse, good food, very friendly family. Thank you.
Maura (Ireland), February 2014
Thank you for the wonderful welcoming and the sincere hospitality. I wish you and your family peace, happiness and joy.
Gabrieza Davis (Romania), February 2014
Dear Nazy & family, thank you for this warm welcome. The wonderful food you prepared for us. I love this place and I will be back in summer.
Joelle (Luxembourg), February 2014
Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality and generosity! You really made us feel like part of the family and took us in! We have truly enjoyed our time with you and shall be so sad to leave. The food was divine and your house is as lovely as your family. I hope that we will come again. Many, many, many thanks.
Benita (England), September 2013
Dear Nazy and Family,
Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality and time you have given us over the last two weeks. We have been completely spoilt by your welcoming family and the amazing comfort of your home. The food was absolutely delicious every day and we were thoroughly honoured by your invite to the mountains which we enjoyed immensely. We hope to return many times in the next two weeks to give lots more English lessons! Thank you for everything.
Rosie Cookson (England), September 2013
We found a nice leaflet with useful information – ‘How to come’ – ‘How to find and prices’. Three hours later we arrived in Pankisi Valley – Jokolo and ‘Nazy’s Guesthouse’. Nazy you work seriously with your idea, and you do it perfectly right and we really hope you will have success. You have a nice family, cook delicious food, answer all our questions and are full of useful information. You are the perfect hostess. We wish you and your family all the best for the future, and thank you very much for your hospitality.
PS. We will never forget the cake.
Henning & Linda (Denmark), September 2013
Dear Nazy & Family,
The beautiful campsite, the fresh fruits, the wonderful food, the beautiful surroundings & your help and hospitality …..thank you so much!! We wish you all the best for the future & we will recommend people to visit your wonderful place!
Kim & Jaspar (Netherlands), September 2013
A great guesthouse in the rustic village Jokolo. We had a wonderful time camping in the garden, also the rooms looked splendid. The family is very welcoming and helpful, and the food is delicious and diverse! The area is very beautiful and there are many possibilities to organize activities from the guesthouse. A tour (on foot or on horseback). See also the beautiful website http://nazysguesthouse.com.
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We came to Nazy’s Guesthouse after a stay in Tusheti; Pankisi Valley interested us because of its unique cultural diversity; following an overview by Nazy we took a tour to explore the village and get to know the people. The stay here was very relaxing, welcoming, and we had a chance to get to know Nazy’s Family. Their hospitality is much appreciated. Food is excellent, we will remember the taste of pear jam.
Guy, Annabelle, Noga & Naama (Israel), August 2013
Thank you very much for your hospitality, Nazy – we especially enjoyed the lovely green garden and your delicious food!! We’ll recommend your homestay to other travellers!
Annke & Jutta (Germany) August 2013
Thank you very much for your hospitality and relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed our stay in Jokolo and the Pankisi Valley. Now we are sure that we will return to this place more often and we will recommend it to everybody.
Cindie & Bertok (Poland), August 2013
Thanks for the warm welcome and your great hospitality. We enjoyed the delicious dinner; the fresh fruit; the pretty grape grove. A perfect start for a trip to your impressive mountains.
Martin, Kristian, Johanna, & Sonja (Germany), August 2013
Thank you Nazy and your family, for your wonderful hospitality, we enjoyed every moment in your tranquil house, we loved the fresh food and we highly appreciated your patience and easy going attitude towards the kids. Pankisi Valley is beautiful and the people are extremely welcoming and helpful. We will definitely return here one day.
Anat, Shai, Itamar, & Galit (Israel), July 2013
It has been really enlightening to know about Pankisi and Kist culture, these are things that make travel such an unforgettable and rich experience. Thank you Nazy for everything, I felt very comfortable there. I will be back one day for the Jokolo-Tusheti horse & culture experience.
Mikel (Spain), July 2013
We have driven from England to visit Georgia in our Overlander Vehicle. We have been welcomed by Nazy and her family very warmly. We have been offered the washing machine, showers and the most wonderful meals, so we are feeling rested and well fed after 6500kms! Nazy has been so helpful and kind and has looked after us so well. The bedrooms are spotless and comfortable, and we would recommend ‘Nazy’s Guest House’ to anyone coming to explore this beautiful country. Don’t miss the road to Omalo, it was one of the best driving experiences we have had.
Richard & Paula Winter (Saffron Walden, England), July 2013
My husband and I stayed for two nights and we wish we could have stayed longer. This is such a peaceful place. The food was amazing! Some of the best we have had. Thank you so much for your kindness and making us feel welcome and comfortable. Hope to see you in the future. Good Luck.
Cassi & Nick (USA), July 2013
Four of us stayed one night @ Nazy’s Guest House. We are travelling to Tusheti. We have had a lovely stay. People are warm & friendly. We had an excellent breakfast & Nazy prepared us a picnic lunch to take into the mountains. We would love to return one day and would recommend this guest house to everyone.
Eva, Nicholas, Karen (UK), & Remi (Georgia), July 2013
I stayed at Nazy’s Guest House just one night, but I am sure I will be back next time for longer. Very nice place; and very nice interesting people; kind, warm and helpful with everything. I had the best sleep in Georgia!!! I will be back soon!
Jacek (Krakow Poland), June 2013
My stay at Nazy’s Guest House has been a truly lovely experience. Everyone here has made me feel very much at home. I am sad to be leaving after nearly two weeks spent with such, wonderful, genuine, interesting people. But I’ll return next year, and this thought is very much a consolation. Best of luck to everyone! And thanks for the warmth and food (delicious) and company!
Marina K. (NYC, USA), June 2013
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