Accommodation In Lithuania
The intoxicating allure of mystical Vilnius
Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania, great for travellers who want something different from the typical holiday destinations. The city is a perfect combination of the strange and beautiful with the Hill of Crosses and the Heritage-listed Baroque architecture offset by such quirky additions as a statue in honour of singer Frank Zappa.
The accommodation of Vilnius is as eclectic as the city. The Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square and The Narutis Hotel are just two of the 5-star luxury hotels with stunning architectural beauty and excellent amenities. The Radisson, Holiday Inn and Novotel are also represented, each offering 4-star comfort and amenities.
Sun, sand and sea along the Lithuanian Coast
The coastal region of Lithuania has the power to sooth any worry, with stretches of pristine beaches giving way to the Baltic Sea. Then there's the Curonian Spit: a thin piece of land stretching from western Lithuania to Russia. It is home to the Curonian Spit National Park, which offers the chance to walk, cycle and boat around this unique strip of land.
The city of Klaipeda is a perfect base for exploring the coastal region and Curonian Spit. There are plenty of 4- and 5-star options, ranging from local boutiques such as the National Hotel, to larger, better known brands like the Radisson Blue Hotel.
Discover the hidden highland gems
There are a number of villages and smaller cities that make up the Lithuanian highlands. Offering striking scenery and interesting excursions to learn more about the country, they are certainly worth looking into. Zarasai is renowned for its many lakes and rivers, while neighbouring Kernave features archaeological remains of a medieval city.
As these highland areas are more remote, the accommodation isn't as diverse as that found in the larger cities. Nevertheless, you can find a decent selection of local inns and guesthouses in both Zarasai and Kernave.