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“THE SPIRIT OF GURU & WALTZ” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vila Alba
Ranked #9 of 93 Hotels in Tirana
Certificate of Excellence
Tirana, Albania
1 review
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“THE SPIRIT OF GURU & WALTZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you go to Tirana for business or pleasure don't look anywhere else, go straight to Vila Alba,
Vila Alba
Rr. Xhorxhi Martini, Nr. 10
Tirana
Albania,
you are going to be treated like family.
We stayed there for a few days during one International conference and the place was decorated with elegance, you could feel the welcome spirit everywhere. The rooms were clean and very comfortable.
This is a boutique hotel where the staff is always willing to assist you with all your needs and they make you feel like you are a VIP but also like family member.
The Manager, Lady Jonida who is also co owner, takes the time to talk to all the guests and makes sure that you have everything you need or want. The manager, Jonida, is there for you and she will go the extra mile to assure you are comfortable, have a great experience with their Italian food and their sweets , and if you take the time to visit with her she will make you feel at home with her spiritual power you can talk about Yoga, India and a lot of Vienna spirit too .
The guards are very respectful, corteous and they will show you why Albania is the best place to travel if you want to feel at home away from home.
I will recommend this small hotel to anyone who enjoys being treated like "the most important person in the room"
This is our second stay at this hotel in less than a year and we will go back again and again!
Thank you for a wonderful hospitality !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed in Hotel Vila Alba just for two nights during our trip to Tirana. This property is situated in the city centre. We stayed in apartment room with one bedroom and one living room.
Room was clean and quite. Breakfast was served in summer terrace on the top, selection of food sufficient. I can reccomend hotel to everyone who can spend few days in uncredible city Tirana - you are expecting something but the city exceed all our expactations!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was a guest of the Tirana International Film Festival 2013, and needed both the efficiency of an internationally serviced hotel suite, and the intimate charm of a small Southern European hotel which would allow me to relax during a very hectic work schedule. Presenting movies is manic and nerve wracking to say the least.
The Vila Alba scored on all fronts: the welcome was very friendly; the room impeccable - it included a balcony; the shower powerful and efficient; and the roof terrace buffet breakfast perfect - the waiter in charge spoke fluent English,and the owners who took their breakfast there was engaging and thoughtful.
I could not have asked for a better temporary HQ to explore the delights that Tirana has to offer. I will make the Vila Alba my port of call in future visits and would recommend it to everyone.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shkodër, Shkoder, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I didnt so long in Villa Alba but I found the hotel and the equipment in the room completely sufficient and good.. And the hotel staff was smiling, knew what to do and tolerented to a customer who had to change his plans. 5 star of Tirana hotels in my mind! Hope to see them again.. (Alper Karazeybek)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

we Stay in Villa Alba for a bussines trip with 8 persons. Eveerthing was relay nice and compfortable. The hotel is not to big, have a real personal note (not just a hilton or mercure, looks like evreywere on the world), 4 stars are absolutly right! The rooms are verry clean, the personal is realy frindly and helpful and try to make everything possible, and the brakfast palce on the roofterasse is fantastic...
Next Time in Tirana we are sure that we choose Villa Alba again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We liked the hotel.It is in a very good location. Breakfast was very delicious and the room was very comfortable. Bathroom is very clean and there were also disposable slippers. Staffs are very friendly and kind.
I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a difficult travel to Tirane.there was a big storm on the way.after then,we liked the good location hotel.they helped us anyway.parking the car,taking of the laggages to rooms,choosing a restaurant,Rooms was good and comfort.and a good breakfast thanks...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vila Alba
Address: Rr. Xhorxhi Martini, Nr. 10, Tirana, Albania
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Location: Albania > Tirana County > Tirana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 93 Hotels in Tirana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Alba 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel Vila Alba is a personalised mix of traditional and modern style located in the heart of Tirana in the comercial and cultural center of the city. The Blloku area famous for its nightlife and shopping is only a few minutes walk. Local flair, intimacy and comfort combined with an impeccable level of service are our philosophy of distinction. Literally located in a quiet alley in-between the old and the new city staying here makes you part of both worlds, hence the neighbourhood is an adventure on ist own which will take you back in Albania's history. ... more   less 
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