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“Great start for trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Panorama

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Hotel Panorama
Ranked #1 of 3 Kruje B&B and Inns
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Copperas Cove
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“Great start for trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This hotel was a great beginning for our 2 week independent tour of Albania. The views from our room/balcony were outstanding. We liked Kruje and the Panorama so much that we returned near the end of our trip for 2 more nights. Garage parking was a plus as was being in the center adjacent to the bazaar and close to the castle.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

As the name suggests Hotel Panorama has a fabulous view and even though it was hazy during our visit we could see all the way to the outskirts of Tirana over 20 miles away. Looking down immediately below are the roof tops of the old bazaar and looking across is the citadel perched on its rocky outcrop. The hotel is ideally situated right by the bazaar and at the top of the main street leading up from the commercial centre. The citadel complex; castle and museums are only a short walk away.
Our room was large and quite plain but was clean and had everything we needed. The balcony was a generous size too. We had lunch, evening meal and breakfast at the hotel and we enjoyed all the food we had. The Albanian dishes were very tasty and the yoghurt I had at breakfast was the best I had in Albania. I enjoyed eating on the balcony taking in the views. Most of the staff struggled to speak English however they were quick to find members who could when we had difficulty communicating.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Sweeping views of the castle, the wide valley, mountains, and the Adriatic from large rooms with balconies. Strange hotel, with a near-hidden entrance. Top quality bed and linens. Perhaps financing ran low when it came to the rest of the incomplete furnishings, which are of the lowest quality possible. Good food in the attached two restaurants, but the serving staff doesn't appear to be supervised by a professional. When I noticed after my wine was poured that my glass had a long crack, they brought me a fresh glass but didn't offer to replace the wine. The staff was often more occupied with their friends, sitting around a table focused on their cell phones, than on their customers. The front desk man was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Somerset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Stayed here two nights at the end of our small group tour. Good location at the edge of the bazaar and within easy walk of the castle. There's building work going on, but it did not disrupt our stay. Good sized modern rooms with comfortable bed, flat screen TV, aircon and I think there may be fridges - at least there was a unit that looked fridge-ready! Our room looked as though it had been finished the day before - some of the plastic protective covering had not been removed from the window frames, the main door/window to the balcony still had bits of concrete and dust in the framework and there were fittings/hose tails in the bathroom for a bidet. The wifi worked infrequently - the manager said there was a problem with wifi in all of the town - which did not seem likely. However, the very helpful front desk man (who seemed to work day and night) let us use his reception computer. As in our stay on the previous Saturday in Gjirokaster, there was a wedding party. However, this one only went on until 2.30 am!
In spite of all the building work, this was an OK place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Really nice rooms - clean and modern. Good wifi throughout the building. clean bathroom, good shower. Comfy beds. TV. Balcony with view of castle. A good night's sleep but they had a BIG wedding that night which went on until very late with music and fireworks. Breakfast fine and the restaurant not too bad as well. No where better in Kruje.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

The newly built hotel is sparkling new but perhaps not quite finished but the room I got was spacious, sparkling clean and quiet with all you could need from a room though a little lacking in character. But, this hotel, as the name suggests, is all about the view. Go out onto the generous balcony and your eyes are swept up to awe-inspiring mountains, over to the well-lit Skanderbej Castle and then down to the expansive valley way way below. The only small point is the balconies of each room connect so don't venture out in your underwear as my neighbor did last night (snicker...all about the view ...wink wink) The included breakfast was fine and dinner in the hotel was very good as the servers made a special plate for me according to what I wanted and suggested an Albanian beer for me all for a small price. The hotel is very close to the castle and museums and just a stairway away from the old bazar. A great experience for me made more so as I hadn't expected much and I was pleasantly surprised.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We were staying in the New Hotel Panorama. This attached new hotel is build agains the old hotel but but quit finished yet. The room we asked for with a nice view we also get. This room in the new hotel was very clean and spaceous. The new hotel has a very nice restaurat however when we were there we could not use this restaurant because there was a wedding and we were asked (not nicely) not go in because they were stressed. The restaurant of the old hotel was for us not sufficient. The souk was only a tourist trap we think but the fortress was very nice! Good place to stay 1 or 2 nights.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Panorama
Address: Rruga Kala, Kruje 1501, Albania
Region: Albania > Durres County > Kruje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kruje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Panorama 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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