I emailed and booked two rooms during our 2 day visit to Albania. We arrived late in the day to a warm and friendly welcome from all at the hotel, especially Bledi. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were perfect and beds VERY comfortable. Bledi gave us good recommendations for supper. I had a very good time chatting to Bledi about Albania which was incredibly interesting. Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. If you get a room, book quickly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the historic Ottoman-era architecture for which Gjirokaster is famous -- stay in a lovingly restored characteristic home, the Hotel Kalemi.Hotel Kalemi is built on a renovated house that is characteristic of Gjirokaster's tradition. From this house you can see the 14th century castle and the rock constructed houses typical of the historic city. This charming guesthouse/hotel features traditional woodwork and carved ceilings inside. The hotel has reliable electricity, central heating and constant hot water. The rooms have traditional design features. All rooms have private bathrooms and television, air-conditioning. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms. Free WI-fi access.Tourist attractions within the city include an ethnographic museum 160m and the immense fortress 800m, Zekate House 90m, as well as the cobble stoned streets, old bazaar and historic tower homes characteristic of Ottoman-era cities. Other area attractions include two archeological sites (the Illyrian city of Antigonea, and the theater and baths near Sofratike), one of the oldest standing Orthodox churches in the Balkans in the village of Labove, and the fortress of Ali Pasha in nearby Tepelene. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalemi Hotel Gjirokaster