Theranda is conveniently located on the south side of the river that dissects Tirana in very close walking distance to the city centre. The hotel is modern (opened 2008), quiet and well appointed. The room had very effective air conditioning that was fairly quiet and the bed was very comfortable. There was an en-suite bathroom with loo and shower facilities, a small fridge with bar, free wi-fi internet access. The whole hotel was quiet and in a quiet area, though there seemed to be a cockerel at the back of an adjacent building that liked to crow the morning in.
The hotel is actually two "villas". Breakfast is served in the bar in one villa, with reception in the other villa. The bar area is air conditioned but you need to ask the bar man to put the air conditioning on. Breakfast is a standard continental type, and not much variety, but adequate. The hotel does not have a restaurant, and there are relatively few restaurants in Tirana (certainly relative to most European capitals), but there are some places to eat nearby.
The hotel has an air-conditioned meeting room. It could seat 8-10 around a central table.
The staff were all very helpful. The receptionists, bar staff and hotel manager spoke good English.
The hotel prefers payment in cash. There is a hefty surcharge for payment by credit card and indeed there is a general preference for cash. Albania has wisely avoided the credit crunch and is dis-trustful of credit cards. Euros, US Dollars, GB£ and Leke are all accepted by the hotel.
The taxi from the airport is around 20 euros (2,500 Leke at July 2010 rates).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Theranda Hotel Tirana