Sleeping

Sukhumi has some good midrange hotels, though the best can get booked out in the high season (July and August). Numerous families rent rooms, starting at around R600 for a double with shared bathroom in high season: look for 'sdayutsya komnaty' signs in Russian. There are several such options on a quiet, leafy stretch of ulitsa Akirtava, about 1km east of the city centre: coming from the south, you can get out of your marshrutka under the railway bridge as you approach central Sukhumi, and walk east along Akirtava.