Tskaltubo is situated in the valley of Tskaltubo-river, 9km from north-west of Kutaisi, 235km from Tbilisi and 70km from the Black Sea, at the height of 95-120m. Winter is very mild and summer is very warm.
Tskaltubo's mineral water has rather stable psycho-chemical properties. The resort's focus is on balneotherapy for circulatory, nervous, musculo-skeletal, gynaecological and skin diseases. Currently the spa receives only some 700 visitors a year, and since 1993 many of the sanatorium complexes have been devoted to housing some 9000 refugees, primarily women and children, displaced from their homes by ethnic conflict in Abkhazia.