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Livia Hotel

Butrint National Park, Saranda, Albania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at this pleasant hotel for 2 nights after catching the ferry from Corfu before heading up to Vlora. It is the perfect location for visiting the fabulous Butrint archaeological park and also Ksmail beach. The rooms were clean and spacious; complete with air conditioning. Food was good with local Albanian dishes - breakfast was fried eggs and feta... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very interesting hotel, built in stone and red bricks that makes it look authentic in the landscape, great location near historical site of Butrint. The room was not big, was huge! We had a double bed in which we stayed entire family (2 adulta & 2 kids) to watch a football game, plus 1 mobile bed and a corner sofa... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This hotel is good choice for one night, if you are planning to visit nature park next to hotel. Location is peaceful away from Sarande's more hectic beach bulevards. Restaurant offers local dishes, e.g. mussels from the lake nearby. Raki was also ok. Our room was renovated and air conditioned. Downside is a breakfast without any choice. Free wifi and... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The previous reviews were all in 2013. We were there in October 2013 and for a start the road from the Greek border varies from good to a bit bumpy for a short time but not too bad. This area is now covered with mandarin trees and some green crops - a complete change in the last few years. I... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

I booked two nights in the Livia hotel to make a visit to Butrint easy. This was not necessary. One night near the site would have given us all the time at Butrint that we needed. The Livia hotel has a fabulous situation. Near the water and near the site. And it is designed to look well in the setting.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Pretty little hotel, the only one in Butrint, and fairly empty while we were there. 5 minute walk to the ruins. Most tourists appear to stay in Saranda and take the 20-30 minute local bus to the ruins. Air conditioning worked well. Room had no view to speak of but pleasantly situated amidst the trees and greenery. Took a lovely... More 

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Monemvasia, Greece
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22 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Passing through the border checkpoint at Mavromati, northwestern Greece, into southern Albania, we drove north into a timewarp that could have transported us back to Greece of 60 years ago! Horses and donkeys hitched to carts compete on the difficult roads with modern automobiles, and the stultifyingly industrial post-communist architecture abounds. But south of the southern port of Sarande, on... More 

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Munich, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The hotel is in a wonderful location, very close to the Butrint archeological site. It's right at the bottom of Albania and only about 20 km from the Greek border. The surrounding landscape is just beautiful, in the middle of the Butrint National Park. However, we had all sort of problems, ranging from dirty rooms and wardrobes, falling apart bathrooms,... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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16 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I guess it could easily to be the one of the best hotels of Albania – the impressive kitsch house just side by side to famous ancient site Butrint, in the middle of forest with the view to lake... Hotel room was nice, but otherwise it is typical Albanian management: broken bathroom door, sharing toilet with ants, absence of mosquito... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

It's quite difficult to review accomodation in albania as the general rule seems to be that you cant expect too much in relation to cleanliness, decor and details, it is still a poor country. If this hotel was in greece (for example) my ratings would be at least a star lower. The twin room we had was comfortable but basic,... More 

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Address: Butrint National Park, Saranda, Albania
Location: Albania > Vlore County > Saranda
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Number of rooms: 11
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