Areela Boutique Hotel
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Areela Boutique Hotel

Rruga Mahmut Fortuzi Nr 5, Tirana 1001 Albania
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#26 of 151 hotels in Tirana
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Areela Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Tirana, in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in town and just 350 metres from Skanderbeg Square. Surrounded by peace and quiet, this boutique hotel offers restyled modern rooms in neoclassic and industrial style. Recently restyled this hotel offers also a lobby with tea hall. Superior rooms are furnished with flower balconies. All the hotel offers free high speed wi-fi, free valet parking for 15 cars. The front desk is open 24 hours a day and room service can be provided. Laundry and ironing service, as well as dry cleaning, are available against a surcharge. A delicious breakfast is served each day at the dining hall. The centre of town is 7 minutes away. Guests can reach the National Museum and the Opera in just a few steps. The train station and the bus stop are just 200 metres away. Tirana Airport is 14 km from Hotel Areela.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
Breakfast available
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Rruga Mahmut Fortuzi Nr 5, Tirana 1001 Albania
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Aya G wrote a review Aug 2021
Cairo, Egypt11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a Superior Twin Room( suitable for 1-2 adults only), which was the perfect choice for us. Breakfast was beyond amazing especially Ms. Nardela who served us during our stay, except the last day( we wished to say goodbye to her). Someone at the reception( I'm sorry forgot the name) helped us with our taxi last day. they sent us invitation letters upon reservations( as it was a required document to enter Albania). the hotel location is very nice( only 3-4 mins walking from Eskenderbeg Square, Toptani Mall, bus stops) So many facilities nearby Conad supermarket(grocer's store) cafe " Mon Amour" with delicious desserts & ice-cream.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gerald Dulay wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California54 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here last January 2-4 ,2020. I love the ambience and decorations of this boutique hotel . As a solo traveler I value my privacy and time and they gave it to me. Staff is very helpful and polite. Breakfast is delicious! Plus the location is 5-7mins walk to the city center. If you are on a budget , there is an airport bus shuttle from the city to the airport. Make an effort to walk from this hotel to the center for 7-10mins.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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minanabil77 wrote a review Oct 2021
Alexandria, Egypt570 contributions204 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights, it's a very good small hotel located in a side way in a residential area, although it might look a little bit scary at night but it's ok, it's a boutique hotel in the first floor of a rather old building. The guys in the reception are a true asset to the hotel, they are friendly, polite, always smiling, really helpful, can give you suggestions on places to visit and speak good English. The nice lady doing the housekeeping everyday is doing her job perfectly. The room size is ok with air-condition and a tiny bathroom. The decoration and the style of the hotel is amazing, I really liked it. Breakfast is included and it is very good including bread, butter, jam, cheese, ham, pastry , juice , fruit and coffee, although it is the same everyday but enough to start your day. I would like to mention two points; first they don't have a safe in the rooms, second they don't provide a shower gel for the bathroom toiletries only shampoo.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LWGVA wrote a review Sept 2021
Geneva, Switzerland95 contributions21 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
At check-in I was given a smaller room than the one I had booked.
The receptionist insisted that it was the room I had booked.
After a lot of discussions and showing them the description and photos of the room I’ve booked in the reservation site, he finally acknowledged it.
Then he claimed they were over booked and the only thing they could do was give me a “discount”.
This was basically a refund, as the room I was allocated was cheaper than the one I booked.
Wifi connection is very poor and I couldn’t do streaming.
TV did not work the first day, but it was later fixed.
Breakfast was ok for one or two days, then it would get boring as there is no choice.
Location is Ok, less than 10 min walk from the main square.
With all the hotels available in Tirana and with similar prices I wouldn’t bother to book in Areela.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tracy A wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent two weeks travelling in Albania and this hotel stands out for the poor experience I had. The reservation was for a king-size bed, which turned out to be a double. I had written ahead of time to find out about transportation from the airport, but never received an answer. The AC unit in my room leaked terribly (in very hot summer weather) and I had to insist three times to get a bucket to contain the water. When the repair man came, he wasn't able to fix it and left the ladder in the middle of room. I later received a call at MIDNIGHT to ask if another repair man could enter the room. When I pointed out the hour, I was made to feel bad and let the man in, who was still unable to fix the unit. My friend who came in on a different flight, was told a driver (arranged by the hotel) would be waiting at the airport, but no driver was sent and the hotel simply said that "this sometimes happens." When I asked for a blanket - I was told that they did not provide additional linens. I was supposed to stay an additional night here at the end of my stay, but my flight was changed to a day earlier. I asked if it would be possible to change my reservation as well - but never received a reply from the manager (who was absent the whole time) and ended up booking at another hotel and losing the money from this reservation. The only good thing about the stay was the breakfast, which was not included and I had to pay additional for.
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Date of stay: July 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid - the room was inadequate and the manager of the hotel was not present.
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Ian011 wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom202 contributions127 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It didn't start well when I was shown a room much smaller than the one that I had booked. When I complained I was told that I would need to wait for my room to be cleaned.

I had booked a city view room but there was no view of the city at all but rather a back street.

The stairs to the room from the reception are very steep and no help was offered.

The bed was very comfortable and the room was a decent size.

Breakfast is very poor with no choice. You get what you're given.

The hotel is very well situated and about a 10 minutes walk to SkandSkanderbeg Square.

Although the staff are friendly the fact that they had not given me the room I had paid for did leave a bitter taste and had I been staying more than one night I would have complained more.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elena t. wrote a review Sept 2021
17 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here for one night, but I made an idea about it. Firstly, the hotel is situated in a block of flats (the entire 1st floor). A very old building, surrounded by narrowed and noisy roads. It was a bit difficult to find the entrance. Some locals indicated it to us. The reception was very nice, the young man from the reception was very kind, he solved the Internet problems. The room (nr 201) was a triple bed, quite nice and clean. It has a big balcony. The bathroom is tiny, but clean. The breakfast was amazing and the woman working in the reception served us very fast. All the staff was smiling, even the cleaning lady. They helped us with the taxi and stored our luggage for a couple of hours.
The negative part is the next to the hotel there is a working area, building a new block of flats. At 7 am the noise started and we couldn't sleep anymore. The area where the hotel is situated seems a bit scary, I felt unsafe on the streets.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Aakash S wrote a review Jun 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is well-equipped and stylish. The room was well equipped and is centrally located (about 15 minutes walk to most Tirana attractions). Service is very friendly as well.

The bathroom requires a better drainage system. Using the shower floods the entire bathroom. Additionally, the door to the balcony in our room was falling off. But besides for this, a very clean, low-key place to stay in Tirana.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ali O wrote a review Jan 2023
Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was such an amazing journey. All the staff are very kind and polite. Especialy the morning shift reception who also serves our breakfast is very kind, professional , and help us a lot with much information about the city. Keep up the good job. Amazing decoration of hotel , love it <3
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Herman D wrote a review Jan 2023
16 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
At first sight it looks nice, but let me tell you something about the room.

The room was dirty, first thing i noticed were the used contactlenses still lying there and also the shower was invested with hairs of the previous guests, thewhen you take a shower the water runs out into the room causing the floor crack..

The room is located in a claustrophobic basement with the windows welded shut, and lies beneath a cafe, so you can hear the people above you starting around 6:30 in the morning dragging the chairs around the terrace. Worst experience in a hotel so far.

The breakfast and the coffee was nice and the personnel at the frontdesk was very friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best restaurant in town is definitely ODA
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stefano b asked a question Jan 2017
Lugagnano Val d'Arda, Italy190 contributions86 helpful votes
buongiorno,in hotel parlano in italiano? grazie
Answer from Alessio M
Sousse, Tunisia4,234 contributions497 helpful votes
Ciao Stefano ti confermo che sia i proprietari che lo staff alla Reception parlano Italiano .
Herman D wrote a tip Jan 2023
16 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best restaurant in town is definitely ODA"
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Tracy A wrote a tip Aug 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid - the room was inadequate and the manager of the hotel was not present."
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GYAroundTheWorld wrote a tip Sept 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors will be better due to a fairly active residential neighborhood."
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BelgFin wrote a tip Aug 2019
Espoo, Finland12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with balcony, we didn't have one and some of our friends did."
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zeynepontheroad wrote a tip Jan 2019
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Oda buz gibi / cold room"
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PRICE RANGE
£47 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Areela Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Areela Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Muzeu Historik Kombetar (0.3 miles), Hemingway Tirana (0.08 miles), and Mimoza Bar & Cocktails (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Areela Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Areela Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Areela Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Areela Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Areela Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zgara e Tironës 2, Zgara King Pils, and Kantina Binjaket Winery Binjaket.
Does Areela Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Areela Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Areela Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Tirana.
Are there any historical sites close to Areela Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kapllan Pasha’s Tomb (0.5 miles), Lapidari (2.4 miles), and Lapidari 2 (2.7 miles).
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