Other hotels can claim a similar central location, but what makes Grybas House special is that it is set back from the street in a quiet courtyard. The staff is friendly and helpful, and while I had no trouble communicating in English, I was delighted that they were willing to help me with Lithuanian phrases for getting around. It's the perfect choice for travelers who value atmosphere over amenities. For example, you won't have a coffee or tea maker in your room, but a staff member is happy to bring a tray with cups and a pot of either. All you have to do is ask. I've noticed there have been some negative reviews of breakfast, but for small place where the person working reception is generally also the person cooking breakfast, they do pretty well. They provide eggs to order, which is a nice touch, in addition to the usual Continental breakfast offerings, like fruit, yogurt, granola and toast. Don't miss out on the black cherry and plum jam on the local black bread. If you want to feel you stayed somewhere with charm and local color, while not sacrificing the essentials, like safety and quiet for a good night's rest, the Grybas House is your place.
Make sure you are not expecting a slick chain hotel and adjust your expectations for Eastern Europe. It's not going to have the level of "amenities" that you might expect elsewhere, but that's not always a bad thing. I found Grybas House to be a bit of a relief from the sort of hotels where a T.V. the size of a recreational vehicle is looming over you while you're trying to sleep and you're forever tripping over furniture that doesn't seem to be designed for human beings. That said, I was surprised the room didn't have an alarm clock, so business travelers (or others with set schedules) should bring their own. And the toiletries were very basic, though it was easy to get anything needed at Rimi, the grocery just up the street. Other reviewers have mentioned trouble with Wi-Fi there and it's true, it's not the greatest in terms of speed or reliability. But even for a longer stay with email as my primary mode of communication, it worked well enough, though sometimes I had to be patient.