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Hotel Royal Saranda

Rruga 1 Maji, Saranda 1233, Albania (Formerly Hotel Gjinika)
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Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Saranda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015
MrPokey Sheffield, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Located on the seafront not far from the main bus stops - main reason for choosing hotel. Basic room with no chair. Otherwise acceptably comfortable with small balcony. Breakfast was just about OK and served on the rooftop terrace. This was OK at the end of May but in mid-summer would be uncomfortable. There is really only one reason to... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had room 108 with a great view to the sea, but that unfortunately is the only positive thing about the entire hotel. We had to pay 40 €, although we stayed in April, which means it was not the high season. We explicitly had to ask for the breakfast to be included in the room price, and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It wasn't a planned stay, we just arrived and chose this hotel. Right from the start the staff and owners were friendly and attentive, although it was offseason and they were obviously busy redoing some of the rooms. We got a room with a view of the waterfront and a little balcony. The sleep was good, a bit cold because... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As a backpacker I don’t normally stay in hotels, but in Sarande I didn’t have any other option. Nice hostels were full and I didn’t want to stay in those “not nice”. So me and my boyfriend tried get room in a hotel. As the season was over we were offered a nice, water front room at very reasonable price.... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a reservation for two double rooms and when we reached the hotel, surprisingly, we were told that some of the guests extended their stay so we had to move to some other hotel around the area. They didn't apologize at all, instead they took it for granted that we would do whatever they say... The staff was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at this hotel a total of 9 nigths and i really recommend it . If you need something central and close to the beach and restaurants this is perfect. We had a room facing the sea and the view is just amazing. The staff was very service minded and helped us with everything we needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed and I loved every part of it. It had very clean rooms, and very friendly service. The price was very good comparing to the other hotels that we saw in Albania. Close to the beach, restaurants and a great view. I would recommend to all of you that are looking for a classy vacation.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We used this hotel for 3 nights as a base for visiting Butrint and Gjirokastor and it was absolutely fine for the money. We had room 108 which was huge with large windows and a balcony over the sea with a fantastic view across the bay over to Corfu. We paid about £35 per night. Breakfast was freshly cooked omelette... More 

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Strasbourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel. Not the best one we had, but 20€/night for 2 was our cheapest stay in Albania. Little balcony with seaview was good. Location is perfect: <5min walk far from the bus stations, right on the seafront, etc... I don't recommend the breakfast downstairs (not included), except for their freshly squizzed orange juice.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We chose this hotel because of a rather good ranking on TripAdvisor and partner sites, and I was never before let down by the ranking and/or the reviews. This time it was different, this hotel is below mediocre. The rooms are poorly maintained and small. There is a lot of noise because you have a busy street on one side... More 

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