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Monday, 01 May 2006

Hotel Labanoras, Labanoras, Lithuania - Page 2

Written by Christina Kay Bolton
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We were on our way out of Aukstaitija National Park on the Eastern border of Lithuania near Russia, a beautiful, peaceful park filled with lakes and trails.   We were winding down a little road thorough a tiny village (rapidly escaping the place we’d stayed the night before that I refused to stay in again) when we saw the sign for Hotel Labanoras.




I would recommend:

Grybautojo troðkinys/mësos juostelës,sûdyti grybai, læðiai

(Mushrooms stew with meat and lentil)

13,50 LtI

Labanoro grybai su virtomis apkeptomis bulvëmis

(Mushrooms from Labanoras with boiled fried potatoes)

6 Lt

Omletas su voveraitëmis ir èesnakiniu padaþu

(Omelette with chanterelle and garlic sauce)

8 Lt

Obuoliø pyragas su plakta grietinële arba ledais

(Apple cake with whipped cream or ice-cream)

5 Lt


village house

I can’t say enough about the mushrooms, their perfume fills the air.  If you like mushrooms, go to Lithuania.  I traveled around Lithuania for two weeks and in every forest people were picking mushrooms and many would stand by the side of the road selling them until they were gone.



Hotel Labanoras was the nicest hotel I stayed in anywhere in Lithuania (though I didn’t stay in the expensive, grandiose 5 star establishments in Vilnius) and it only cost about 20 dollars per person, per night.  After my friend left, I went back on my own and spent 2 more beautiful nights there and explored the area even more.  When I left Hotel Labanoras, I picked up an old woman a long way from town who was hitchhiking.  She was a mushroom picker, and when she parted she pulled the tattered muslin cloth off her bucket of exotic mushrooms and handed me a large one with a big smile.


Area around Labanoras


details: double room – 120 lt, single room – 90 Lt, family rooms – 60 Lt/person, for children under 12 – 50% discount (exchange rate approx. 3 litu to 1 dollar).   Restaurant: 11 am to 10 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays – until 11 pm.  Web:, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone: +370 65570917


©Christina Bolton


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