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Hotel Kalemi

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading other reviews about this hotel I had expected more. The rooms are nicely decorated but bear in mind that all rooms are not the beautiful ones pictured on the hotels website. And do not expect a room with a view - our view from the room (nr 206) was a wall filled with solar panels. The breakfast was...

Thank finland49
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I was visiting the city as part of a cultural heritage project, the hotel is a great example of how the old houses were renovated into a very useful building. The rooms were large, clean and nicely furnished, clean bathrooms, and great food.

Thank shalasah
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We spent just one night at this hotel, I wish we had more time to stay there a little longer. Huge rooms, comfortable beds, hot water around the clock, beautiful views... and a nice, family-like atmosphere. Superb breakfast, which reminded me of my childhood years with grandma in the country.... quite romantic.

Thank Iskra I
Antwerpen, België
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Well we stayed in Gjirokaster for three nights and really enjoyed 2 out of our 3 nights of our stay here. Let me summarize the good things and bad things. First the good things: - We stayed in 2 different rooms, the second room we got was room 3, or the pasha room like the owner calls it. If you...

Thank DjangoDjango
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This 200 year old Ottoman Tower House converted to a 12 room hotel was superb in every way. Our room number 3 at the front of the Hotel had sweeping views of the city and Drino Valley. The room had original wooden ceiling and carvings and it was as though we had stepped back 200 years. The bed was very...

Thank EricaDavid
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you like Ismail Kadare's novels, this hotel might be your favorite. Traditional building, nicely decorated rooms, a terrace overlooking the town plus a finger licking breakfast that you shall miss desperately.

Thank WalterUccle
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights with our 1 year old child. There were many options for different sized rooms - ours was a little small for the 3 of us, but to be expected for the reasonable price and it appeared to have bigger rooms if you paid a bit more. Location is great - 5 minute downhill walk to...

Thank Curtis L
Oxford, England
Reviewed 6 October 2016

For me, this hotel was utterly perfect. In a sensitively restored building retaining all the origional features it could. The views were stunning, the breakfast was a delight and the staff kind and very helpful. It is hard to find initially, as it is up a warren of old streets.

Thank FlowerOxford
San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fantastic family run small hotel. Structure dates back to 1500's, but hotel is modern. Small city in the mountains of Southern Albania. Tremendous views, sumptuous free breakfast...have it on the second floor patio overlooking the old city. Drago, the owner and staff..are gems. So worth going there. The town is old world charming..

Thank 91,942
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The traditional Ottoman home turned hotel is stunning. The hotel is perched up a short 10min stroll down the cobble stone streets to the old bazaar, a bit of a walk back up after a big dinner but the scenery makes it worthwhile. These reviews are hard as it always depends on what someone is expecting from a hotel, but...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the historic Ottoman-era architecture for which Gjirokaster is famous -- stay in a lovingly restored characteristic home, the Hotel Kalemi.Hotel Kalemi is built on a renovated house that is characteristic of Gjirokaster's tradition. From this house you can see the 14th century castle and the rock constructed houses typical of the historic city. This charming guesthouse/hotel features traditional woodwork and carved ceilings inside. The hotel has reliable electricity, central heating and constant hot water. The rooms have traditional design features. All rooms have private bathrooms and television, air-conditioning. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms. Free WI-fi access.Tourist attractions within the city include an ethnographic museum 160m and the immense fortress 800m, Zekate House 90m, as well as the cobble stoned streets, old bazaar and historic tower homes characteristic of Ottoman-era cities. Other area attractions include two archeological sites (the Illyrian city of Antigonea, and the theater and baths near Sofratike), one of the oldest standing Orthodox churches in the Balkans in the village of Labove, and the fortress of Ali Pasha in nearby Tepelene. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Kalemi

Address: Lagjia "Palorto" | Rruga "Bashkim Kokona 14", Gjirokaster, Albania
Region: Albania > Gjirokaster County > Gjirokaster
Price Range: $49 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kalemi 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Take room 3, the pasha room”
DjangoDjango, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great but room 3 is the best one”
EricaDavid, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want sheer wonder - ask for the matrimonial suite, it is mind blowingly wonderful.”
FlowerOxford, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the room on the first floor with the painted ceiling.”
JohnC192, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 with views”
bmlm, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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