Hotel Pacai Vilnius: No Marriott Devaluation Here

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Hotel Pacai Review Vilnius is part of the Iraq Homecoming Trip Report.


Do you know what Marriott benefits you receive when you stay at the Hotel Pacai Vilnius, a member of the Design Hotels? None. There was no free breakfast and there was no option to use a suite upgrade. Having said that, there was welcome champagne, even at 1:21am in the morning (see airBaltic: When It Finally Takes Off).

Room

I was ‘upgraded,’ leaving me to wonder what a standard room looked like in comparison. I had no complaints about the room itself. It had the amenities required for a restful stay: a comfortable bed, strong Wi-Fi, and a Nespresso machine.

Still vs. Sparkling 

I get very annoyed when I check into European hotels, and they have one bottle of still and one bottle of sparkling. Either have two of each or have still. Who’s waking up in the middle of the night craving sparkling? And who is drinking sparkling at room temperature? How am I supposed to hydrate myself and fill up the Nespresso?

The only sparkling should be the bubbles.

Balcony

It was May when I stayed here and even then it was cold. The balcony is a nice area to relax, but I can’t imagine it being of much use most of the year.

Bathroom

This was another loathsome euro shower tub. It did have the infinity function but I was barely able to fit underneath it.

A Note on Light Switches 

As a never-ending remodeler, I appreciate the small touches like the tile work in the bathroom and this light switch.

Where else would you find such a granular review?

Hotel Itself

The original structure was built in 1677. It is a beautiful building that reminded me of one of my favorite hotels, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.

Hotel Pacai blending into the Old Town

Location

I stayed here because it is located in the heart of old town. The Park Inn in Tallinn was a ten-minute walk to old town which is advantageous for those looking to avoid tourist traps (see Old Town? Tourist Trap Or Timeless) but inconvenient for those short on time looking to explore.

Entrance from the street
Courtyard
Entrance from the street

Spa

Included in the stay was access to the sauna and Turkish dry hammam. I could only withstand the 80C sauna for a few minutes. The hammam was just right for a mid-day nap.

Golden shower
Sauna
Turkish dry hammam
Place ot nap

Price

I stayed for two nights at a nice price of 25k points per night. With Marriott’s never-ending devaluation, this was a steal in points and a good value considering the room goes for $235/night.

Overall

At Hotel Pacai, despite having status, I did not have any perks. Yet, somehow, I survived.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I’m staying here next week. Is no breakfast for Platinum and above standard practice for Design Hotels (never stayed at one before)?

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