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“Hard to find but worth the effort” 4 of 5 stars
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Theranda Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rr. Andon Z. Cajupi 6 & 7, Tirana, Albania   |  
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Ranked #7 of 70 Hotels in Tirana
Plymouth
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Hard to find but worth the effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Don't be put off by the approach to this hotel, set in the middle of a block of Communist era flats. It's a little gem of comfort and quiet in a frenetic city. The reception and bar/breakfast staff are helpful and friendly and as other reviewers have said, the breakfast is better than you will normally find in Albania. You can eat or drink in a nice courtyard garden when the weather's good. A downside is that, due to the anarchic town planning, the neighbouring flats are quite close but we weren't bothered by any noise at night. The location is on the edge of the "block" area, now the centre for bars, restaurants and clubs, so it's a safe and lively area with lots of eating and drinking possibilities. A tip - take a torch (flashlight) when you go out at night to avoid the holes and puiddles outside!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments about our Hotel with other travelers on TripAdvisor.
Our location is quite central, as we are in walking distance to most of Tirana`s major attractions, yet “ a little gem of comfort and quiet” -like you describe it above.
We have now put signposts showing directions on each junction prior to our hotel, to help our guests find us easier.
With respect to your comments about the situation of the streets of the neighborhood, we are in constant contacts with our local authority, to help improve their conditions as we would like to ensure our guests find the same comfort we strive to provide in our hotel, outside our premises too.
Thank you again for your kind words, and we will be delighted to welcome you back soon!
Kind regards
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The hotel is hidden away behind the bustle of a busy street with bars, cafes and shops. So close, yet so quiet. The staff could not have done any more to make the stay pleasant and enjoyable. I like what they are trying to achieve in this hotel - space, cleanliness, convenience and friendliness. I believe they did this.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your nice comments in regards to our hotel location, tranquility and friendliness of our staff. I have shared your review with the team, and it is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy their stay here with us.
The team and I here at Theranda very much look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel when you next visit Tirana.
Thank you again and see you soon!
Kind regards,
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have been visiting Tirana for business on and off since 2006. Since I found the Theranda, it has been my hotel of choice. The staff are both helpful and friendly. The hotel has charm and a distinctive character; and the rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Lovely buffet breakfast, too. The location, although a little difficult to find on first visit, is secluded and yet central.

My worry is that one day this place will become too well-known, and then I shall have to book months in advance; so perhaps I should keep quiet about it.... but that would be selfish.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

I greatly appreciate you taking your valuable time to write such a nice review for our hotel. It's nice to hear from those that come year after year knowing they will continue to get a quality service and a warm hospitality.
We are very happy you found our staff to be friendly and helpful as we focus on delivering to all our guests a warm, relaxing and wonderful guest experience.
Thank you so much again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back, when you next visit our vibrant city.
Kind regards,
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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The Hague
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Me and my partner stayed in hotel Theranda for 2 nights. The location although quiet secluded and on your own maybe difficult to found is very centrally located next to the party and restaurant area and on walking distance to all the major sites in Tirana. The staff is very welcoming and the service is great. Nice breakfast, which is not very common in Albanian hotels. The bread although not great was better then the other Albanian hotels we stayed in. This is logical considering breakfast is a not a big thing in Albania. Rooms are nice, comfy beds, well decorated. The bathroom in our room at some point will need a bit of a makeover especially the silicons in the shower. The general areas of the hotel are well designed and cozy. The bar and patio are very nice. It is a little haven in the middle of the city. The big plus is that the hotelstaff is genuinely interessted if you enjoy their hotel. If you want to skip the big name chain hotels and go for a good atmosphere, choose this one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us, and I will definitely pass along the compliments to the team and let them know to keep up the great work.

Our complimentary breakfast, our bar and especially our garden are by far our guests' most raved about amenities in our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back, when you next return to Tirana.
Kind regards
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for two nights as part of a journey around the region. We were given a fre upgrade to an executive room. The room was spacious with an en-suite bathroom with multi-head shower (featuring radio!) air conditioning and comfortable bed.

Breakfast was a good buffet in a pleasant room with real coffee made to order.

Staff were really friendly. I would go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your time spent to write a review about our Hotel!
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us, hopefully next time you are able to make it a longer visit and see all that Tirana and Albania have to offer.
Wishing you all the best, we will be delighted to welcome you back at Theranda Hotel.
Kind regards,
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights during this summer. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location is top notch (2 min walk to blloku). The room had central AC which was great given the hot temperatures outside, and the place was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good, and had a little of everything. I highly recommend this hotel, and when I visit next, I will definitely use it.
PS. It is not a luxurious hotel, but it is very well appointed. The decor is modern, and the price is right, plus it is very quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review about our hotel!
We strive to deliver the best possible service to all our valuable guests.
Thank you again and we will be delighted to welcome you here again next time you are in Tirana!
Kind regards,
Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The location is great - walking distance to main attractions. The rooms were very nice, clean, and well kept. Extraordinarily friendly and helpful multilingual staff. The breakfast was good, definitely one of the better ones I've had in Albania. I would say it seemed a bit on the pricier side than other hotels but you do get what you pay for. For sure I'll be back

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Theranda, General Manager at Theranda Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

We were delighted to read your review on our Trip Advisor site.

Thank you for commenting on our central location, the conditions of our rooms and their cleanliness and especially our staff. I truly believe that our team are our best asset, a team who is always striving to provide a high quality experience for all our guests.

Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next visit to Theranda Hotel!

Kind regards,

Martin Gjonaj
General Manager
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Address: Rr. Andon Z. Cajupi 6 & 7, Tirana, Albania
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Location: Albania > Tirana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tirana
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tirana
#5 Family Hotel in Tirana
#7 Business Hotel in Tirana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Theranda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Theranda Hotel is situated in the perfect location, within walking distance of all major attractions of Tirana. If you are looking for a hotel that offers great facilities, absolutely personalized service and comfortable rooms than Theranda Hotel is what you are looking for. ... more   less 
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