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“This hotel is very good, but not completely finished (yet).” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bologna
Prane Portit Detar, Vlore, Albania   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Vlore B&B and Inns
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“This hotel is very good, but not completely finished (yet).”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here for one night in May 2013. This property is very new (opened just a few moths ago) and is made by European standards (feels like a modern combination of Ibis/Mercury). However, it seems that they have opened without being completely finished. Nothing major, though. When I was there the elevator wasn't working. They said it would take another month or two before it becomes operational. There was no phone in the room, no minibar/fridge (even though it was listed on the website), no lighting above the bed. People at the reception spoke very limited English. On the other hand, the mattress was soft (a bit too soft to my taste), Wi-Fi was fast, hot water was unlimited (not the usual boiler) and parking was gated and secured.
Overall, I would still recommend this hotel. Once completely finished it will be one of the best in Vlore.
P.S. The hotel's located is very central. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. The sea is also just steps away. However, there is no beach. In fact, in the morning I saw a fairly large ship parked in front of the hotel.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I came into town, tired after driving from Tirana on bad roads - after an extremely early wake-up and a long flight. I was looking for a hotel, and all of a sudden Bologna appeared, behind a more expensive looking place - like an oasis, just by the seaside. Very friendly from the first moment, and very inexpensive too.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My friends and I stayed here last September. We were looking for a hotel to stay for two nights and after a little wandering through the city decided to land right there - near the sea.
Checked in instantly without any problem, no documents required and the price was very reasonable for the running season.
There were three beds in the room - a single and a double one, quite a spacey bathroom, amazing view from the balcony. As far as I understood they changed the sheets on the next day when we were out as they seemed very fresh.
Couldn't complain about the food at the restaurant downstairs either as we kept ordering and ordering; the portions were quite generous but then again they are so everywhere in Albania.

The 'not-so-fun' part was that when we were going to bed we found a lot of little insects on our sheets; they seemed pretty harmless but still it was an upsetting moment.
We also had our own lizard in the room! Although it was not bothering us at all - it crawled up to the ceiling and stayed there till morning. Scared, I guess :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Prane Portit Detar, Vlore, Albania
Location: Albania > Vlore County > Vlore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Vlore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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