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Hotel Enkelana
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Pogradec
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

My family stayed one night at this hotel in Pogradec. It's right on the water with a nice ice cream shop downstairs. Getting the internet password was a challenge but the reception staff was kind. Breakfast, included in the room price, was eggs, cheese and bread with coffee and juice. The room was very clean with toilet paper and an enclosed shower (two things that Albanian hotels sometimes lack).

Stayed May 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Patras, Greece
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86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This was the last stop of our coach party before returning to Greece. By any standards, this hotel is good, and considering the price - very good indeed! The buffet breakfast offered an adequate choice of cold fare and unlimited coffee and juice. Rooms are good size with comfy beds and a balcony with a view over the lake. If only there were better roads from Tirana or a convenient airport.....!

Room Tip: There is some slight noise from the lift motors on the 5th floor rooms close to the lift, 501, etc.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

The hotel is located at the edge of the city directly at the lakefront. The hotel is relative large, being further expanded. You can still feel the charme of the "old times" when this hotel probably was the preferred hotel of the Albanian nomenklatura. The interieur of our suite (5th floor, perfect view over the lake) was somewhat old fashioned but comfortable and bathroom would have needed some renovation (but is clean !). Personell was friendly and helpful, we had no problem with English. Typical Albanian simple breakfast, but sufficient.
When we stayed mid of July most of the other guests were families of 3 generations and we had the feeling, that the elder guests were recalling the times when they had been in power and now they are sharing their memories with their grown up grand children.
Quite good price relation !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pickering, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

My husband and I stayed here whilst visiting family in Pogradec. The room was very comfortable with an excellent view of the lake. We viewed this lake through mist, sunshine, wonderful sunrises and an amazing rainbow. The service was good with some of the staff able to speak English. We had breakfast which could have done with a bit more variety, and we ate out most evenings. The local people were very friendly and welcoming. The journey over the mountains was breath taking, but a long drive from Tirana. This will be shorter when they finish the road works. I would recommend Hotel Enkalana and hopefully we shall return ourselves next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We drove into Pogradec and Hotel Enkalana was right in front of us on the lake shore. The situation was perfect and when we found out it was 2000 lek (£12.00) a night for a room with lake views and breakfast it was an offer we couldn't refuse.

OK the room wasn't big and the fittings were tired and you wouldn't let your children on the balcony and the breakfast was just about OK, but it was great value, the water was hot and the bed was comfortable and you can spend what you save on a great Albanian meal.

The bar on the lake at the back of the hotel is a great place to watch the sun go down with a glass of Korca beer. There are good restaurants at Tushemisht and if you're lucky you might find the only taxi driver in Pogradec to take you there for 500 lek each way. The hotel couldn't arrange the taxi but told us where to find him.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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marseille
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

This was one of the most wonderful places we were. The people there wanted us to have a good time. The prices of the rooms was nothing compared to what we got, with a good view on top of that. The management was open to new ideas - we got a ball where everyone writes "hello" in their own language and puts down where they come from.
We generally don't like hotel food, but once we gave the food a go here we didn't want to go anywhere else. It was so delicious.
While touring the park, you might stumble upon a guy who sells donuts. Buy them because they are the best donuts either of us have ever had. It might be hard to believe that an exceptional donut exists but this is the case!
Anyway, I would certainly advise this hotel and this place to anyone except my ex girlfriend and the milkman who snatched her. I already sent them to the Regency Hotel in Korça (read my review).

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

I visited Albania recently and Hotel Enkelana was one of my favorite place. The view was magnificent....a total relaxation. Breakfast was included in the prize and very delicious. I was surprised that the hitting system worked very well, Pogradec is a cold city. The staff was very friendly and well trained. The rooms were clean and reconstructed, 100 % different from what they were before 1996.
Congratulation to the new management team. Looking forward to my next visit in summer

Room Tip: The sweets were very comfortable when you travel with family. Each room had TV and refrigerate
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Enkelana
Address: Rruga "Reshit Collaku", Pogradec 1233, Albania
Region: Albania > Korce County > Pogradec
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Pogradec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Enkelana 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in the center of the town, across Lake Ohrid. Under new managment its look has changed completely. It has a bar, balcony, restaurant, conference room, room service. 60 Rooms, 128 beds, TV, phone, sanitary facilities, lift, parking. ... more   less 
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