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Aragosta Hotel
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Durres
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best hotel in Durres”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent six days in Hotel Aragosta in Durres, early September 2013. There is no single thing to complain about. The staff speaks English, and they are very polite and helpful. Room was really nice, clean, with water massage bath tub. Balcony overlooking to the sea. Restaurant serves very good food, and the beach is clean. The hotel is walking distance from the center and many restaurants and bars along the sea. Next to the hotel is great "Garden" restaurant with the best sea food in Durres. The hotel has its own garage free of charge. Also wireless connection to internet free of charge. I warmly recommend this hotel...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank BiH2013
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

i have been coming here since 2006, when only the restaurant was working, end ever since for me Arragosta Restaurant is one of the best in Albania! Always fresh sea food always very helpful personel in presentation! As per hotel i like it very much, clean and very well organized rooms! Kiling view, you have all the Adriatic Sea in front of you :) clean beach, and most important not so crowdy and far away from the dirt! TOP :)

  • Stayed May 2013
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6 Thank Festim L
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Aragosta. Durres is a fun city and the staff of Aragosta work very hard to make your visit pleasant. The breakfast was very good as was the lunch and dinner. I am not sure why 1 review indicated no elevator / lift. It is right there in the lobby! Aragosta also has free private parking. The beach was excellent and the hotel was priced right! I would certainly stay at Aragosta again. The only concern I had is that the wifi could be better, but that was not the end of the world! Good job Aragosta! Thank you.

Room Tip: Beach view room was very nice!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Paz M
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Aragosta355, Manager at Aragosta Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your Review. Of course is a pleasure for us to make your stay in Durres the perfect vacation. Also we want to thank you that you edit another review and featured a reply about the elevator.

We want to inform you and all the guests that now Aragosta has improved the wi-fi internet acces with high speed internet that is dedicated for our guest via optic-fiber.

Thank you again, and you are welcome in our Hotel if you visit Durres!
Sincerly,
Aragosta Staff
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washington, dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wonderful view . Great sandy beach with chairs. Rocky beyond water line. Receptionist spoke good English and was the first Albanian to welcome us to Albania. Jetted shower was great. Parking in building was included. Walking distance to restaurants and Durres amphitheater/city walls. Breakfast seating on outside veranda was nice and cool.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank botumasz
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Zagreb
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at this hotel just for one night and we had a family room with a big balcony on the first floor. The room was very comfortable and clean and the bathroom very spacious.
We had our breakfast on the verandah in front of the sea the following day and that was really pleasant.
The hotel staff is extremely nice and helpful and really take care of the guests.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and also the beautiful restaurant next door, with the same name.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Espace91
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

The hotel is as good as most of reviewers said it was
Positives:
* room is sparkling clean, spacious, with a private beach
* the guy from reception in the morning shift was extraordinary. Kind, helpful, always with a smile. We did not get his name, but he seemed to do lots of jobs: receptionist, presenting and serving at breakfast.
* free parking
* good breakfast
Negatives:
* the massage shower did not work. We complained at the reception and ask to fix it or to chamge our room. Neither has happened
* the girl at the reception (working in the afternoon shift) was not too helpful, not smiling. our check in was not too smooth, with the receptionist given us the key to a wrong room.
^ the beach was dirty, but we were explained that the stormy weather in last 2 days made the sea to throw lots of algae and other things (even bricks, hm…) to the shore

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Rashela
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed in a suite on the third floor (top) overlooking the sea. The hotel was very charming and the staff very helpful, especially those who spoke English. The suite was large and comfortable and worth the extra 20 Euros compared with a normal room. Plenty of space for bags and the sofa would have fitted about 6 people. There was a wifi link in the room, as well as at the restauraunt next door.
There is a lift to all floors although you have to walk down from reception to the garage below to access the beach. The beach is private to the hotel but the use of the sun loungers is included for guests and reception give you towels to use on the sun loungers. The beach is fairly short and not very wide but there was plenty of space between the loungers. Only the short stretch outside this, and the adjacent properties, is sandy. The hotel beach was raked every night and was very tidy.
The hotel building next door is a combined Restaurant, wine bar and beach bar with different areas for whether you want to be out in the sun, or inside, or just have a drink. The food is a great mix of Italian, Greek and Albanian and was of a good standard.
The hotel is well located with many other bars both sides of it. You can also eat at most of these places. There are bars on the seafront to the north, while to the south (after a short walk) there is a promenade with bars all along the inland side. The Vertigo Bar in the block behind the hotel is on the top (14th?) floor with excellent views of this side of town.
Breakfast buffet was good with a wide range of juices and fruits as well as bacon, sausages, eggs and breads.
We could not fault the hotel and would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: The Seaview Suites are worth the money (although I think there are many sizes)
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Windsock
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Property: Aragosta Hotel
Address: Rruga Taulantia 1, Durres 2001, Albania
Location: Albania > Durres County > Durres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Durres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aragosta Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aragosta Hotel & Restaurant is a complex with 21 years of experience in Tourism & Hospitality Field. In 1995 Aragosta Restaurant was created with the main mission to serve with the high quality and warm service for people who want the highest standard of eating the most tasty and healthy food. Afer the success that Aragosta Restaurant earned, Aragosta expanded with a four star rated hotel that kept the same high standard of hosting both business and leisure travelers. The complex includes a private beach and conference hall. ... more   less 
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