Albania is one of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the world. The capital, Tiranë, allows visitors access not only to the business center and cultural hub of the country, but the marvelous surrounding countryside as well. We thought to take a look at Albania’s capital’s accommodations for those considering visiting.
Hotel Boutique Kotoni
Located right downtown, this upscale boutique hotels offers convenience to go with contemporary style. Family owned intermittently since 1938, the hotel is situated in a rationalist Italian building, what once housed the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the communistic era. Returned to the Kotoni family in 1991, the hotel has since been totally renovated.
23 deluxe rooms spread out over four floors welcome guests to modern style, albeit somewhat Spartan unless you’re a business person. However, what the stylish rooms lack in puffy pillows, is more than made up for at the hotel’s classy restaurant. Organic cuisine built on local produce and typical Albania charm, affords a nice touch to an otherwise safe and classy hotel stay in the business district.
Prices range from 110 € to 180 € per room per night. For more information visit the link provided or call: (00) 355-4-2274-888 / 7
City Hotel Tirana
A TripAdvisor award winner for 2013, this central Tirana hotel is another family owned stay a few feet away from the main governmental, educational and cultural institutions of Albania. Here 15 elegant rooms make this the coziest hotel in Tirana, but one with a big value. What you might consider a budget hotel given the prices, is bumped up in stature by the fine restaurant and convenience of the local.
Expect to pay between 37€ and 60€ for a room that probably should be twice the price. The hotel offers all the typical 3 star accommodations from air conditioning to business services etc.
Travelers can book rooms via the website above, or contact the hotel via Facebook or phone at: +355 4 224 7799
Sheraton Tirana Hotel
True to its branded name, this Sheraton is a true four star affair situated a stone’s throw from the National Park and Tirana’s wonderful artificial lake. Stylish as any Albanian hotel to date, the Sheraton Tirana has 151 airy and comfortable guest rooms. Two restaurants, the Metropolitan Restaurant and the Il Pomodoro Restaurant, several bars, and a variety of other marque offerings certainly make this one of Tirana’s top two luxury accommodations.
From 126€ per night to just under 2000€ for the Presidential Suite, considering the style and service of this Tirana hotel, paying slightly more than the competition’s offerings makes sense. For travelers interested in more information, please follow the link provided, contact the hotel on Facebook, or call directly: (355) (4) 2274707
An institution of sorts in Tirana, this classy hotel is considered the top of the heap by most visitors to the city. Rogner Hotel offers convenience and comfort, above all else. Located right onBoulevard Dëshmorët e Kombit, the hotel is next door to just about every Tirana seat of banking, business, and government, within walking distance of just about anything of importance.
Rates here start at 115€ per night, typical for a four star in Albania’s capital. The wonderful pool bar, and the cuisine at the Apollonia Restaurant stand out among this Albanian stay’s amenities, as do the elaborate grounds.
Travelers to Tirana can book via the hotel website link above, contact the hotel via Facebook here, or call them directly at: +355 4 223 5035
Another four star hotel in the capital, this is actually one of our favorite Albania hotels. Situated around the corner from the Rogner Hotel, this elegant little stay is closer to the entertainment neighborhoods of Tirana, while being convenient to the business and governmental locations too. What makes this hotel stand out, besides the coziness of boutique tininess, is the staff and their attentiveness to guests. Oh, and for a four star stay, the rooms are cheap as dirt by comparison to competitors.
Price here range from about 40€ to just over 70€ per night. Plus you get plasma TV, a mini bar, individual controlled AC, key card, and room service from the bar etc. to go with your crispy pillow. The one down side is the hotel does not have the same classy restaurant some of the others in the range do. However, guests are in luck, just around the corner toward the Rogner Hotel is a wonderful restaurant Ristorante Vinoteca Miguel (below), which no doubt serves the best and widest variety of cuisines in the city. From sausages to homemade fresh pasta and Italian wonders, eating here will quickly make you forget the convenience of a hotel eatery.
To contact of book the Theranda readers should click the link or call directly: (+355) 42 273689
Tirana, capital of Albania, is more about the hospitality than all the sightseeing, even though there’s a lot to see in town. We hope you find the city as charming as we do, and that these hotel selections help get you situated during your stay. Let us know your own favorites, we’ll be happy to include them in our next piece on Tirana.