Encouraged by the positive reviews on Trip Advisor I booked a family room at The Theranda Hotel in Tirana.
Despite being quite tricky to find and on a back residential street, the hotel itself is absolutely charming. Perhaps not quite what you'd expect from the title "boutique" hotel in the London sense but really clean, well presented with flowers, a chaise long in reception, fish in a beautiful bowl and interesting decorations. We were greeted by the receptionist and the hotel manager who seemed genuinely delighted to see us.
Our room was comfortable and clean - a large double bed, a single bed for a six year old and a good sized travel cot for the baby. There was a fruit plate set out with cutlery and sweets on our pillows. The adjoining shower room was spotlessly clean and had an array of luxury toiletries and plenty of soft white towels. There was an additional heater in our room which was a nice thought as it was quite chilly when we arrived.
Breakfast is served in the spacious restaurant directly opposite the hotel, accessed through a little garden. A large buffet breakfast was provided with juices,breads, toast, danish pastries, cereals, yoghurts, salamis, salad and fruit. We were also offered omelettes or eggs cooked any style and of course teas and coffees. Nothing was too much trouble and the waiters were friendly and attentive. Their coffee machine was playing up when we arrived and they were desperately upset not to be able to offer us espressos - not a problem in the least but I was touched by their concern.
On check out the manager escorted us to our car and thanked us for staying with them. The room including breakfast was 110 Euros - superb value for a family of four, made all the more special by the care and attention bestowed on us by our aimiable hosts. I'd thoroughly recommend this sweet and delightfully quirky little hotel - a real testament to the famous Albanian hospitality.
- 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