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“Safe, clean & central place to stay”
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Hotel California
Ranked #68 of 91 Hotels in Tirana
Manchester
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74 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Safe, clean & central place to stay”
Reviewed 13 September 2008

Friendly staff and clean, tidy little hotel. Great location close to Skenderbeg Square with a nice looking restaurant next door and friendly open-all-hours locals cafe/bar across the road. ATMs and plenty of other eating places nearby too.

The tiny lift is quite amusing (just enough room for 2 thin backpackers with sacks !) but works fine.

Breakfast was the usual unexciting Albanian fare ... omelette and bread.

5th floor rooms have good views - and the front rooms on all floors have balconies.

  • Liked — Central location
  • Disliked — Just the uninspiring breakfast
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank NellySays
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Vantaa, Finland
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343 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2008

Hotel California in Tirana, sounds funny... We came to town after sunset, without planning and found this hotel when driving to the very downtown. Limited parking but we were lucky.

Nice location, couple of minutes walk off the main square. Room small but clean and everything working. Own balcony. Staff very friendly and adviced a lot.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank ettelbruck
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Skien Norway
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155 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2006

A pleasant, very centrally located hotel. Nice and clean rooms. Balconies overlooking the small side-street and gaze at Skanderberg Square. Within easy walking distance all major attractions in Tirana. 300 m walk to Skanderberg Square.
Nice staff. Nice breakfast.
Hotel Kalifornia is a good choice at a very good value.

  • Liked — central location & price
  • Disliked — n.o.
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled with family
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2 Thank PerUrdahl
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2005

Small place, tucked away above a cafe (but don't worry about the noise). Rooms all looked brand new and in Western Europe would probably be in a 3-star hotel (although this is a small place - it's not a big hotel). Bathroom was fine. Staff tried to be helpful, although as Albania can be a little chaotic, they were limited in what they could do. Being small, this place doesn't get the seedier characters that loiter around other big hotels

  • Stayed August 2004
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10 Thank pmbma
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: Rr. Mihal Duri 2/1, Tirana, Albania
Region: Albania > Tirana County > Tirana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 91 Hotels in Tirana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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