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Kotoni Bed & Breakfast

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Lagjia Palorto No.8 | Rruga B.Kokona, Gjirokaster 00355, Albania
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, in an Ottoman style house. Very clean (crisp cotton sheets) and cosy and furnished with lots of kitsch handicrafts - we totally loved it. We only intended to stay 2 nights and stayed 3. We would have stayed 4 but they were booked up! The owners Vita and Haixa (hope I have spelled... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners are very nice and friendly. Depending on your culture you may even find the. Too friendly ;-) the rooms, typically looked less interesting than what we had seen on the website.  There is a profusion of decorative elements everywhere and not all of them add value to the whole. The breakfast served in a large dining room that... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came to Gjirokaster by coincidence and choosing this city and staying and the Kotoni Bed & Breakfast turned out to be our best decision on our seven week trip! When we arrived at this charming place in the historical center we were welcomed by Vita and Haxim with tea and sweets. We sat down for more than half an... More 

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York, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Kotoni family were extremely helpful and welcoming to me during my very short (1 night) stay there. I was greeted with coffee, was given info on where the best sights/places to eat were, and Vita helped me arranged my onward transport to Greece for the following day. The rooms were cosy and welcoming (not huge, but that wasn't a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

The kotonis were so kind to us and went out of their way to help us, from personally walking to find us a parking place to carrying our bags up the hill and stairs. The rooms are on the small side (understandable for a charming historical building) but the location and views more than make up for that. Our windows... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We'd booked a night at hostel Kotoni via hostelworld.com. We emailed the day before to confirm but received no answer. Having driven from Tirana that day we phoned ahead to say that we might be late. The hostel didn't answer the call either. When we arrived at 8pm that evening the owner said that she'd given away our room. She... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Kotonis are perfect innkeepers. Their B & B exudes warmth and hospitality and it is because of their engaging personalities. They speak excellent English (two of their children live in the Minnesota in the US) and are eager to share their personal stories as well as those of their country. Gjirokastër is a beautiful and charming town and the... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were warmly greeted by Vita and her husband when we arrived in the pouring rain. We were immediately served a hot cup of tea and cake - just lovely. Vita is such a friendly and welcoming host. She was able to recommend worthwhile local attractions, a delicious restaurant and provide information about local buses. The room was very comfortable... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The owners of the historic Kotoni Bed and Breakfast in Gjirokaster take hospitality and service to a new level. Haxhi and Vita are so friendly, service-minded, genuine and hospitable that they should be running courses for others in the hospitality industry. We were welcomed with tea, coffee, juice, cakes and nice stories, despite being relatively cheap (25 Euro per room... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay, nice room, great views, breakfast was good. Wifi a bit hit and miss. The highlight though are the owners Haxhi and Vita. Amazing couple who will do everything they can to make you feel at home.

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