Ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 28, 2013
for Everyoneby Pip from Sydney, Australia
Very central hotelPosted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: The location is its most positive aspect.
Very nice hotel right on the main square of the city. You can walk to all the sights, not that there are many for the tourist. Hotel restaurant has a very nice view over the square. A nice coffee lounge on the ground floor. This hotel is where all the Presidents stay, so very good value for money in that catagory.
for Everyoneby Fiona from London
Lovely hotel, fantastic locationPosted Aug 30, 2013
Pros: Almost everything, but the especially the location. Skanderbeg Square is such a stunning space and it was a joy to call it home for the evening.
Cons: The air conditioning wasn't working very well, causing the room to overheat during the night. A shame as it spoilt our night's sleep.
Location: Tirana is a great place to stroll around and sightsee, and you are right in the middle of it here. The National History Museum is next door.
We stayed on the last night of our holiday to avoid a long, early morning drive to the airport. We arrived and were directed into the free car park. A very friendly porter helped us with our bags, and the receptionist was serious but efficient. Our room, at the back of the hotel but still with great views from the 12th floor was quite small but very clean, well appointed and comfortable. Wifi worked well. The hotel is a brilliant 70s Communist style building. Sadly for nostalgia lovers it has been completely refurbished, though the lobby, stairs and mezzanine retain some very attractive original features. We had a sundowner on the terrace of the Palace of Culture in Skanderbeg Square followed by dinner at a nearby grill and beer place (world class qofte - just by the market). We returned to the hotel for coffee and raki on the terrace outside the ground floor bar. Great service and drinks, lovely peaceful and relaxed atmosphere despite being right on the main square of the capital city. Breakfast was exceptionally good, eaten out on the terrace overlooking Skanderbeg Square in the morning sun. Staff were very solicitous and discreet. Hummingbird moths were buzzing around the flowers on the terrace. Sublime start to a busy day of travel.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler from California
A Piece of Balkan ParadisePosted Aug 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent location, comfort, service, price, and friendly!
for Everyoneby Can from Los Angeles
City centerPosted Jul 9, 2013
Nice hotel,comfortable room good price -Thanks to Expedia - central place ,good breakfast included, Lobby is good ,helpfull and nice staff ,nice Mercedes hotel taxi s,good restaurant, But lack of Electrical outlets, I recommend to everyone and I will definitely stay again.
for Everyoneby jay from mission,tx
Close to main squarePosted Jun 29, 2013
Pros: Location was great.
Cons: Call to prayer was reallybloudcin the early morning. Try to get room in back where it won't wake you up.
Location: Many key sights near by.
Nicely located with access to main square and interesting sights.
Recommendedby Tony from Ireland
Of 15 nights,15 hotels in the Balkans:THE WORSTPosted May 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Big mistake by booking this hotel, should have stayed in the cheaper & nicer hotels in Blokku, where all the restaurants are and you feel safer. We checked in and noticed the air conditioning wasn't cooling. Hours later never cooled, reception who said they would send a technician which took ages, who finally said it couldn't be fixed. Receptionist wanted to give us inferior room and insisted he could not give us anything better. We said we would check out so then it turned out he did have a better one.This was a big waste of time and happened after 1 am.The toilet kept making noises and the wifi did not work in the room.The ac in the new room did work but never cooled to a comfortable level. The toilet, the bidet and the sink kept clogging, not a nice scene.Manager at the spa was very unfriendly, said it was closed 30 minutes before closing time, we didn't accept this so he got in a very bad mood mistreating his staff who were trying to be helpful. Breakfast was very average, only good thing was the view. The worst thing was the sales manager (as the manager sales seemed to always be busy to talk to us). She didn't apologise but kept disagreeing with us and making excuses. You can forgive the installations and technical difficulties but not the service and negative attitude of the staff which represents management. We were on a 15 night trip to the Balkans, in 15 different hotels, ranging from 3 to 5 star luxury resorts. Needless to say this was definitely the worst!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Tirana International HotelPosted May 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
The AC in the room did not work.
for Everyoneby Gail from Lundbreck, AB, Canada
Great Digs!Posted May 2, 2013
Pros: Centrally located, reasonably priced, great food, courteous and professional staff.
Cons: Dated decor in room and a little cramped.
Location: Perfect for walking around.
This hotel is in a perfect location for walking around. There is a museum and art gallery within a block of the hotel. It overlooks the main square so ask for a room on that side of the hotel. We found the staff to be gracious, helpful and thoroughly professional. We were greeted with smiles every day. There is a delicious and extensive breakfast served as part of the rate. In addition, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. With this central location, there are a number of restaurants and cafe/bars in the area if you choose to go beyond the hotel to eat. Our room was a little dated and on the small side but more than adequate. The hotel also caters to an international business clientele and so has wi-fi. There is an Apple store in the lobby, a car rental office and a travel agency. We would happily recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Tirana with its reasonable rates and central location.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Richard from Coral Gables
Good Deal - Great locationPosted Apr 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a good deal - and the location was great - only complaint was the bed was uncomfortable and not a king size as indicated in the reservation - and the shower was very small - if they had better beds and pillows this would be a great place