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Andon Lapa Suites
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Saranda
Tirana, Albania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“simple poor”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

the price was very high compare to what you get- no lift - the wireless was available only if you were closer to the reception - no shampoo in the rooms - the menu was very poor no choices to make, the breakfast was very poor and the quality of the thinks they offer was the lowest - the pool opens too late in the morning and was closed to early in the evening - i didn't enjoy at all the staying in this hotel

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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11 Thank Elida F
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I was very sceptic about the trip to Albania, but I shouldn't have to! This land is amazing, and Saranda is fantastik! We pick the hotel because of it's lokation-on the beach, wich is privite for the hotel. The pool was great plus. It's clean hotel, we got every day clean, which is not usual for the region and the rooms are enormesly big. All was amazing! The best hotel in Saranda for me! Thank you, all from Andon Lapa First! I hope we see each other again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Poznan, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We spent only one night in this hotel (we were on a guided tour around Albania), but the hotel is worth recommending, esp. because of the view and easy access to the sea - it's practically situated on the beach! There's also a swimming pool you may want to use. The rooms are clean, the breakfast buffet was OK - the usual standard. Don't expect too much and you won't get disappointed. One more thing, there's no lift...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2010

We came to Albania from New York for vacation. Our friend told us about the Andon Lapa Hotel in Saranda. There were very clean rooms with air conditioning, friendly employes, delicious food, and wifi at the hotel. The convenience of the pool, beach, and cafe made our stay much more enjoyable. The ocean views were gorgeous. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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11 Thank gretafromnewyork
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Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2010

The hotel is located just outside of town in an area under heavy construction. There is debris everywhere including on the sidewalks which makes walking anywhere from the hotel hazardous and at night, dangerous. It will take you about 25 min to walk to any decent shops and restaurants. There is a single restaurant on the property offering complimentary breakfast items like cereal and toast. The food and service is terrible and they are typically out of most of the items on the menu. You are better off asking what they have as opposed to what you see on the menu.

They only take cash and you must pre-pay. This is typical of most Albanian hotels.

The hotel has a tiny rock and gravel man-made beach. They basically filled in the first 10 feet with gravel, then it gets significancy deeper. There is trash everywhere just under the surface. Tires, construction debris and sharp metal objects are just some of the items I saw with the underwater mask. I would not recommend the beach to anyone with small children. If you must go in the ocean here, bring heavy underwater shoes to avoid cuts and bruises.

The pool is ok but it was too crowded and closes at 8pm, far too early.

Internet is available free of charge within about 15 feet of the lobby only. They are using a $19 wifi access point that can accommodate 2 or 3 users at one time.

The rooms are small and poorly maintained. I ran my fringers through the floor on my first day and came up with a clump of hair that wasn't mine. The bathroom was equally nasty. Be prepared to loose hot water frequently during your stay. My wife (who is Albanian) complained to the manager, Valter who just yelled back at at her because we booked 3 nights and where only staying 2. He would not even address the hot water issue or any compensation for the cold showers. Most of the guests we spoke with were equally displeased.

Overall, I would avoid this hotel based on location, cleanliness and the overall hazard it creates swimming in that filthy beach. Also, the attitude of the staff and management was unacceptable. Stay closer to downtown Sarande where the beaches are properly maintained and you are closer to better shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2008

We stayed at the hotel for one week during our holidays. We found the hotel to be extremely good value. The hotel is located a 10 minutes walk from the centre of Saranda. The hotel is new, clean and nice. The rooms are nice but small. All rooms have air-condition, sea view and balcony. Friendly staff, but only some of them spoke English.

  • Liked — Rooms and pool
  • Disliked — Some of the staff spoke little or no English
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Andon Lapa Suites
Address: Mitat Hoxha, Saranda 9701, Albania
Location: Albania > Vlore County > Saranda
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Saranda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Andon Lapa Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Andon Lapa Hotel is situated in a fantastic position next to the sea of Saranda, fairly close to the center of town. It has a view of the island of Corfu. Facilities include a reasonably sized swimming pool for adults and children, as well as the sea only 10 meters away. The hotel is run by a local family that pays importance to the fact that guests must feel at home year after year.The hotel offers a secure car park for up to 20 cars and parking facilities for buses. ... more   less 
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