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“Boutique gem”
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Shakespeare Hotel
Ranked #5 of 88 Hotels in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I spent a week here back in spring (when it was still snowing in Vilnius) on a work trip. I would certainly come back for a leisure trip and bring my family - it is a very charming place. The main attraction (especially if you are travelling alone) is the first floor lounge / bar / restaurant / breakfast room. It's a stylish but old-world space which feels like a private London club, where you can enjoy a 3 course meal (with excellent dishes like duck & saffron soup) or just sit with a book and a small glass of one of the dozens of cognac they stock. Breakfast is a la carte, not buffet, and full of lovely dishes efficiently brought out.

My room was spacious and characterful. One possible drawback is that a lot of the rooms are on the ground floor, with large windows looking straight out onto the pavement - although the street is a quiet one, it does mean there are parked cars right outside your window, and that you have to keep curtains drawn for any privacy. But a relatively minor inconvenience, given the special character of this place and the extremely helpful staff.

Room Tip: Ask for 1st floor for more privacy
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff always ready to assist you and to guide you. They make you feel comfortable without any troubles or worries. Breakfast was very nice and the waiters extremely polite and service oriented. The rooms were clean and well equipped. I would recommend this hotel

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Eftychia C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very charming hotel in an ideal location. It has charmingly decorated rooms with a literary theme. Each room is named after a different author and reflects something about the time when he/she lived. They are lovely, comfortable and well apppointed. The dining area, where a la carte breakfast is served, is beautiful and the dining room where one can obtain a very good dinner is elegant. The breakfast is great with many choices made to order. The location of the hotel, in the old city, is perfect. It is on a quiet street steps away from the central street in the old town. It is walking distance to just about everywhere. It is also only a few minute taxi ride from the bus station where buses arrive/depart to the airport and other destinations. If you prefer to walk to the station, it is about 25 minutes. The staff is somewhat formal but very helpful. We loved being in this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Very good breakfast and attentive service from the staff. Disappointed with the room (Oscar Wilde), which was not quite as we expected. It was long and narrow with sloping ceiling and unusable space. Nice bathroom and excellent location. The view ofSt Annes Church from the bedroom window was a delight. The dining rooms and terrace were pretty.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The shakespeare Hotel doesn't differ from it's location but because it is unconventionel in some details. The rooms aren't numbered but have names of former person of history, mine was Lord Byron another one was winston churchill, etc.

The inside is in a design matching art and poetry, but definitly not in modern style.

Staff friendly and helpful.

The food and drinks are fair in price. but one may be have to get used to order it's breakfast. There is no buffet.

To find the Shakespeare it is recommanded to enter from the side where the cahdreal is located raither to follow the navigation system, which may you travel through the small side roads.
Also the entry to the hotel parking is to take carefully to avoid scretches on the car.

But since it is located in the center of the old town, one may not use the car.
The price for 4 nights was more the fair.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Steve V
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Shakespeare has a very strong reputation as a boutique hotel in Vilnius. Also, they offer probably the best breakfast in the city - even as a restaurant if you are not a hotel guest. Cozy, old-fashioned design and hearty food. When the weather is nice (Lithuania can be cold most of the year) there is terrace seating over a quiet old city street. Try the Lithuanian style eggs served in the pan. Each room is named after a different author and the design is quirky and literary. The location is central and nestled in a quiet old city location, surrounded by small eateries and restaurants. Keep in mind rooms will be small. The value comes from the atmosphere, friendly staff, and restaurant rather than room size. More for tourists and less a business friendly hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms are small, so ask to check first. Ask for room away from the street.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is an unforgettable hotel. My wife and I stayed in the 'Oscar Wilde' room - beautiful furnishings and plenty of space. The breakfast choices were superb, and we twice had dinner in the dining room, and the food and service were magnificent. Definitely recommending this hotel to all our friends.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Shakespeare Hotel

Address: Bernardinu g. 8, Vilnius 01124, Lithuania
Region: Lithuania > Vilnius County > Vilnius
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Vilnius
#3 Romantic Hotel in Vilnius
#4 Business Hotel in Vilnius
#5 Luxury Hotel in Vilnius
Price Range: C$136 - C$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shakespeare Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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