Perfectly located on the edge of Vilnius’s Old Town, the Five Star Radisson Collection Astorija Hotel, is the ideal place to stay in the heart of the charming capital of Lithuania.
Built in 1901, and renovated in 2018, it offers a blend of historic architecture and every modern amenity, including an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room.
Presidents, film stars and heavy metal bands – a plaque in reception lists the many famous people who have stayed here over the years. For us ordinary mortals though, this is a grand hotel that offers easy access to the charming Old Town but stands slightly aloof and detached, a cosseting retreat to head back to after a day spent wandering the cobbled lanes, or evenings spent enjoying the numerous restaurants and bars.
We stayed in a Collection Room – Old Town View, which does what it says with two pretty Juliette balconies to marvel at the morning light over the historic square.
All rooms are modern but have antique Lithuanian touches such as wall tapestries. Each of the 119 rooms and suites has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, and Nespresso coffee machines. Our bathroom was extra special with a state-of-the-art Grohe monsoon shower.
Food & Drink
As befits a grand epoch hotel, the Astorija Brasserie serves modern French cuisine. has a glass-walled brasserie serving French food and looking out over the square and pretty St. Casimir’s Church. There is also the Astorija Gin Bar, which harks back to the days of The Grand Tour in its classic style, plus a rooftop lounge with set menu boxes . Breakfast is a lavish buffet, with a cooked menu option as well as a ‘grab and go’ back up if you’re running late for your plane
The Wellness & Fitness Center has two saunas and a steam bath, a hot tub, a heated swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym.
How much is a room at Radisson Collection Astorija Hotel?
Double rooms in the Collection category from £108. Choose a room in the Collection categroary with a balcony and breakfast cost from £130.
The largely car-free historic old town, with its winding and charming cobbled streets full of chic cafes, unique restaurants, busy bars, and plenty of quirky designer shops. Look out for the secret courtyards where the coolest places to eat and drink can be found.
Next to the Cathedral and Gediminas’ Tower, with its far-reaching views over town, is the beautiful Bernardine Garden set up in 1469 by the Bernardine Monks.
Also visit Vingis Park and its easy walking trails and take a stroll by the Neris river and find Žvėrynas (Menagerie) Park with its colourful wooden chalets.
A grand hotel that remembers its past with style and respect, whilst making sure that the modern guest gets all the up to date features that make a stay truly memorable. Perfectly located for exploring the many facets of Vilnius.