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“Basic but everything we needed” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lugano
Rruga Mihal Duri, 34, Tirana, Albania   |  
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Ranked #44 of 70 hotels in Tirana
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“Basic but everything we needed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

the Hotel Lugano is basic but the rooms are comfortable, cosy and clean. We had a front room with a balcony with a great view across to the mosque (and an early morning call to prayer!). the bathroom was quite cramped for space (you almost had your feet in the shower tray when on the loo!) breakfast was included and consisted of bread, egg, cheese a croissant, juice and coffee which was all fine considering the price (we paid 50 euros per night for the room) its a great location- first impressions may be you have picked a rough area but Tirana seemed very safe and people can be trusted. there are some nice little bars and cafe's nearby (the Red Lion became our local for a beer and Piccadily for coffee), and its only a short walk from the Risa Express shuttle from the airport. Skanderberg square is only 5 minutes walk and the whole city is very navigable. If you want luxury this is not the hotel for you, but if you want somewhere for an authentic Albanian experience that is comfortable, central and good value then I would recommend this hotel.
Tirana tips- Cheers bar and Big Ben in 'the block', Era to eat, the socialist realist paintings in fine art museum, Sky Tower for a panoramic cocktail, the central market for fresh cooked seafood, but generally just stroll and take it in. its chaotic and a bonkers mess of a place where things don't work or they don't have them or they are closed, but the people are very welcoming and learn a few words (falimenderit!) and and you will get a great response. oh and the weather was lovely!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We could do not better when we found this little hotel which is only minutes away from the main square in Tirana. It was clean relatively quiet and staffed with pleasant people who spoke some English. At 40 Euros for a single and 50 Euros for a double it is a really good deal for a capital city. Breakfast modest but ample was included. We were also able to park just outside the hotel free of charge. There is a very nice restaurant just opposite and it was open for coffee very early in the morning.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rruga Mihal Duri, 34, Tirana, Albania
Location: Albania > Tirana
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Ranked #44 of 70 hotels in Tirana
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