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City Hotel Tirana

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We drove around town for an hour trying to find this with our various GPSes but keep missing it due to the one way system and the fact that it is recessed into a side street and there is no sign for the hotel on Ismail Qemali Street. once arrived, however, we loved the warm welcome and enjoyed our three night stay here, despite the room and toilet being a bit small. Note too that there is no lift. The hotel is super clean, central and a ten minute walk to the best restaurants and bars, plus a 15 minute walk to Skanderbeg Square. Right across the street and around the corner are a few eating places, a fresh juice bar and Spar convenience store a block away. Parking costs Euro 5 a day (plus taxes) in a cavernous parking with tight angles under the hotel. The bellman is very helpful--he carried our numerous heavy bags with no complaints --although he did ask the receptionist to give us a room on the first floor to make the job easier! WIFI is fast and free. The satellite TV is only okay. We could only get Euronews with images and sound and Al Jazaeera with sound but no image. Same day super fast laundry service costing Euro 5 for wash and fold. The hotel is reasonably quiet but bring an eye mask as the curtains are very thin and don't block the light. What makes the hotel is the kindness of the staff. You get the impression that the hotel is well managed by a kindly soul and that everyone likes each other there. The stand out is the warm heart of the lady who makes the breakfast. She doesn't speak English but boy does she look out for you. Great free espresso, delicious spinach pancakes, eggs, cold cuts, yoghurt, veggies and fruit. We would come back in a heart beat.

Very well located, near the city centre and restaurants and bars, it is a clean and modern hotel with great staff and good breakfast. There is a private parking for your car at a small price. Recommended.

Just come back to the UK after spending 5 nights at this hotel. Room was a great size, but bathroom a little small. Staff couldn't have been any more accommodating. Great location near enough to the bars and restaurants in town, but far enough away not to be disturbed at night. Would have liked a room with a balcony, mentioned this to the receptionist when leaving and was told we could request next time, so always good to know. We will definitely be back!

Hotel staff very rude and irresponsible. Stayed only one night, after double room was booked and paid on the spot, but when we went back after a couple of hours, we were asked to pay extra because a second person was going to stay in the same room. It was a Double room, paid for the double room!! After insisting to at least pay the rest in the morning and get an invoice for it, we were offended by the night receptionist, who said "Don't think you will leave without paying". The hotel was overpriced as it was and we checked in very late and checked out early the next morning. But, the receptionist mentioned we would be the only guests for the night, so I guess that is why the attitude. Oh, and it was pricey without the breakfast, which we refused in the first place. 70 EUR for an extra tiny room without breakfast! Honestly, plenty of nicer hotels nearby in Tirana for that price or even less.Do not recommend it to anyone, due to the lack of honesty and rip - off attitude!

I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed my time in this hotel. It felt like staying in someone's house. The reception staff and the lovely Lady who made my eggs or omelette each morning were so friendly. The rooms were very modern and spotless. The location is excellent as the hotel is right in the City Centre and only a short walk to the city attractions. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Tirana.

I enjoyed my stay very much. Staff are very professional and extremely helpful. I had 2 tours organized by the hotel and both were very good and on time. Breakfast is excellent, it has variety, it's fresh and delicious. My room was a bit small but had everything I needed. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Tirana.

Stayed here three nights, was satisfied so I stayed one night again when returning from Valbona. Great location near trendy Blloku district. Many great restaurants around. Everything within walking distance. Breakfast is a buffet with limited choices, great value at 5€.

After four nights in this house: Warm athmosphere, staff very polite. If you like a small hotel, this is my recommendation in Tirana! Location is also suitable, not far away from restaurants etc. Breakfast was serwed elegant in a nice small room.

So far so good... Booked with booking.com in advance and secured a good rate for 6 nights. Didn't pay until I arrived and the price was still good. Small economy room which is all I need. Would highly recommend this as a budget stay

Great hotel in central location.Great staff.Very good Irish bar right next door.Everything is within walkin distance. Beware some of the drivers, they dont all observe Zebra crossings so look all around when crossing the road.

Rruga Ismail Qemali, Nr.8/1 Tirana

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Concierge services

City Hotel Tirana places you within a 10-minute stroll of Pyramid and Palace of Congress. This 16-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Tirana and also a short walk from Tirana Parliament and University of Tirana.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 16 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, phones, and desks. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of City Hotel Tirana enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is ALL 700 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ALL 2800 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 121 reviews