The Most Incredible Hotels in Tirana, Albania
Last Updated on June 27, 2021 by Anita Hendrieka
Albania is a beautifully diverse country located on the southeastern peninsula of the Balkan States, and although the country is not yet well known as a holiday destination it has a rapidly growing tourist industry and offers great value for visitors making it a true hidden gem that should be on any travellers bucket list. Albania is a stunning country with gorgeous coastlines, unspoilt forests and tall snow-capped mountain ranges in the winter.
Tirana is the capital of Albania and is home to a bustling cultural scene and many monuments, museums and restaurants. Tirana city centre has great transport links making it convenient to reach. It’s only a short 10-minute drive from Tirana Airport to the city centre and most of the hotels in Tirana.
The best hotels in Tirana
This high-quality modern hotel is perfectly located in central Tirani with dozens of restaurants and cafes on its doorstep. This stylish Tirana hotel has free wifi access as well as a gym and excellent airport transport links. Ideal for families, couples or the single traveller, it is also perfect for business trips with its private conference and banqueting facilities.
Staying in the Plaza hotel you have the city of Tirana at your feet. After enjoying your free breakfast in the hotel you can explore the city on foot or get around by taxi or using public transport. Only a few minutes walk from the Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Toptani Shopping Centre and the Fortress of Justinian it’s an ideal place to stay for any culture vulture wanting to discover Albania’s capital city. For those seeking out the exciting nightlife of the city the hotel is located close to the famous Oping’s Cocktails and Beer bar, the Checkpoint Charlie Pub, as well as the National Theatre, the Teatri Kombetar.
One of the most famous of Tirana hotels, the Tirana International Hotel is situated in the city centre near the Tirana Municipality and close to several major international embassies. The hotel boasts excellent amenities including full conference facilities, free wifi and a swimming pool. The rooms are elegant and modern in style with interesting decorative themes throughout.
If you want to explore the city on foot you can join the Free Walking Tour which meets daily outside the Opera House less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Alternatively, if you want to rest and relax you can visit the International Spa Centre to be pampered and feel at your best. In the evenings you can visit the The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet that is only a few minutes from the hotel, enjoy a fantastic meal in one of the favourite local restaurants such as La Pergola which is just on Skanderbeg Square, a stone’s throw from the hotel.
Rogner Hotel is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by palm trees and located on the Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit. The hotel won the Traveller’s Choice Award in 2019 and certainly deserves the accolade! The hotel has a fantastic bar and lounge, a gym and fitness centre and the entire establishment is dog friendly, so it’s ideal if you are travelling with your pet.
It’s a lovely tranquil oasis in the bustling city of Tirana and with special family rooms it’s a great place for family holidays as well as for couples seeking some luxury hotels in Tirana.
For exciting and thrilling day trips the hotel is near to the offices of Adventure and Fun Albania who arrange incredible outdoors activities ranging from trekking and mountain biking to off-road tours! For a sophisticated experience, you can visit the Manhattan Piano bar, five minutes walk from the hotel, as well as the National Archeological Museum only 300 metres from your accommodation. If nightlife is what you’re looking for the hotel is located very close to the SKENA Jazz Club and the Tao Club Lounge. The hotel can arrange taxis for you as well.
This stylish boutique Tirana hotel is centrally located in one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods off the Skanderbeg Square. The rooms are elegantly decorated with the superior rooms boasting gorgeous flower balconies and great views. The hotel’s front desk is open 24 hours a day so it’s a great option for travellers arriving late.
The location is ideal for discovering the thriving local culture including stunning clock tower near to the Et’Hem Bey Mosque, the Bang 5 Art Bar, the Skanderbeg Statue and the spectacular Rinia Park. The hotel can arrange taxis for you as well if you don’t want to walk to visit the sites.
There are many bars, cafes and restaurants in the area for you to sample including the popular GO ZIP Restaurant that serves top-quality Italian and Mediterranean food and specialises in seafood dishes. Or for a relaxing lunch or dinner, you can try the Mneri Wine Bar that serves a wide selection of wines and stylishly arranged canapes and mixed dishes to eat.
A perfect choice for hotels in Tirana for couples looking for a romantic getaway together.
This visually stunning and grand hotel offers outstanding accommodation and excellent room service. The hotel arranges airport transport for their guests, which usually takes less than 10 minutes from Rinas Airport or under an hour from Ohrid Airport.
With over 100 restaurants within 20 minutes walk from the hotel, you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting a place to eat! The hotel concierge will be happy to help advise you as well as arrange transport if you want it. The hotel has a lovely rooftop terrace as well where you can get refreshments and enjoy the cool night air.
There’s so much to do around the hotel but if you enjoy getting into nature then why not try hiring bikes and cycling around the nearby Grand Park. The Grand Park is only 0.3 miles from the hotel so you could easily walk there as well but if you would prefer to saunter around galleries then why not check out the Galeria Kalo that’s 5 minutes walk from the hotel, or the VivArt Gallery which is about 10 minutes walk.
This hotel was converted from a large villa and offers accommodation for couples, families and single travellers. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant and bar so you can enjoy an evening in the hotel. The hotel restaurant specialises in Central European and Italian food but also seafood with amazing dish presentation and a very modern and chic flair. The restaurant caters for vegetarians and vegans as well as omnivores.
Located on the Rr. Mustafa Matohiti you can get to all the city’s sites of interest with ease. You are almost next door to the Golden Spa Relax centre and 0.1 miles from the Travel Alania offices where you can book day trips to Berat and Shkoder as well as longer excursions making this an ideal starting point for a holiday in Albania.
If you want to eat out of the hotel in the evenings you have a good selection of local restaurants and for those seeking nightlife some of the city’s favourite clubs and bars and on your doorstep. Check out the Shisha rooms where you can smoke a hookah and dance, or chill back and enjoy some drinks.
This hotel is located just outside the city centre and offers comfortable rooms for singles, couples and families with private balconies. The hotel arranges airport transfers for you so getting there is no problem and the hotel has a currency exchange desk so you can convert your currency before you begin your holiday. Being just 1.6 miles outside the city centre you can easily get into the city to see the central sites but you also have a lot of lovely options within walking distance of the hotel.
If you want to do some shopping be sure to visit the Tirana East Gate, 10 minutes walk from the hotel, where you can find speciality items and gifts. The National Gallery of Art is 1 mile away near the Skanderbeg Square, but the hotel can arrange a taxi for you if you don’t fancy walking.
The Resorant Dreri is 0.2 miles from the hotel and set amongst the forests of a park near a lake. You can see deer walking by as you eat and it’s a great option for families with children because the restaurant has toys for them to play with as well as a nice garden to explore. The Italian food they specialise in is also fantastic.
Only 10 minutes from the Rinas Airport and near to the beautiful artificial lake in Tirana, this stylishly elegant hotel offers rooms for couples, families and singles. The hotel is conveniently situated for exploring the city and seeing the sites and with air conditioning for the hot summer days, room service for a quiet night in the hotel and concierge service to help with baggage and arrangements this is an excellent all-round choice for many travellers.
There are many superb restaurants within 5 minutes walk from the hotel including Mullixiu offering amazing Mediterranean food, the Restaurant Dynasty serving Italian classics and The Fish which serves excellent Italian cuisine and seafood.
Surrounding the hotel are many local attractions and plenty of nightlife options. The hotel itself has some pretty unique features including a gym, wellness centre, spa, semi-Olympic pool, sauna and beauty area and hairdresser, so it’s a great choice of Tirana accommodation for a luxurious getaway to relax and unwind on your holiday.
Less than 10 minutes from Rinas Airport and only a moments walk from Skanderbeg Park this hotel is ideally situated to explore the city of Tirana and dive into the thriving cultural life of the city. The hotel is near some of the city’s most iconic attractions including the The Theatre of Opera and Ballet, The National Museum and The National Arts Gallery.
There are more than 50 restaurants within a 10 minute walk from the hotel, including the well recommended Panevino Restaurant that serves wonderful Italian food. If you want to get a taste of some local Albanian food you can walk to the ODA restaurant in just 6 or 7 minutes. The ODA restaurant was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for its great food and service and is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. The lovely traditional cheese dishes for starters are second to none and the lamb main course dishes are especially recommended. The restaurant also caters for vegans and vegetarians.
For some fun day trips you can join the Free Walking Tours that meet each day on Skanderbeg Square outside the Opera House, see the Clock Tower or do some shopping in the city centre.
Located in the Blloku area of the city centre this is a great choice for those looking for hotels in Tirana. This comfortable and modern hotel is also pet friendly so if travelling with your dog or other pets you will be welcome here. The hotel has a lovely bar and lounge where you can unwind after your travels as well as free wifi and a free breakfast in the mornings.
This centrally located hotel is close to the A la Sante restaurant that serves a great selection of International cuisine so you’ll find something to satisfy every palate. If you’re looking for some amazing Mediterranean food then both the Ejona and Otium restaurants are 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
Many of the city’s top attractions are just on your doorstep including the Saint Paul Cathedral, the ZETO Centre for Contemporary Arts and the VivArt Gallery. You can also enjoy the local nightlife scene with ease from this hotel being close to some of the city’s best venues including Charl’s Bistro, the Tao Club Lounge and Colonial Tirana.
These lovely modern city centre apartments are the perfect choice for a couple or two travellers visiting Tirana. With air conditioning, free wifi and a balcony these apartments are only 450 yards from the city centre and right in the heart of the cultural scene.
The apartments have great transport links, with the Mother Teresa International Airport being only 11 miles away, and right on the doorstep of the apartment is a bus stop with access to many of the main bus routes for the city.
These apartments are a few minutes walk from Skanderbeg Square, where you can join the Free Walking Tour of the city daily outside the Opera House. Alternatively, you can visit the National Museum, Bunk Art or enjoy some shopping in the centre. You have a very wide selection of nearby restaurants available but you also have the flexibility to prepare food for yourself in these apartments with the Conad supermarket just next door.
For eating out you are near to the lovely Italian restaurant Panevino and a few minutes walk from the highly recommended ODA restaurant that specialises in Albanian food where you can get a real taste of the local culture.
Hotels in Tirana is world-class and we’ve sifted through them all to bring you the very best with great access to the city’s iconic monuments, galleries and sites of cultural and historical interest as well as comfort and convenience.
Whether you are looking for an exclusive luxury experience in a large city centre hotel with gyms and pools or the unique charms of a smaller boutique hotel then you have a fantastic selection of Tirana hotels to choose from. You can also choose to stay in city centre apartments which will give you more flexibility and allow you to self-cater meals as well as eat out while really feeling at home on your holidays.
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