accommodation is surprisingly varied in Albania for a country with such a low number of tourists, and while for a while monstrous state-owned hotels were the only options, there is now a good selection of good value for money hotels.
As usual, the city Tirana has the widest range of hotels, with accommodation ranging from budget backpacker accommodation to absolute luxury such as the Sheraton and the Rogner. Outside Tirana, accommodation tends to be in family-run guesthouses or large communist-era hotels, most of which have been renovated to at least an acceptable standard. There are high-end hotels in Saranda, Durrësi, Vlora and a couple of beach resorts. As Albania’s tourism sector continues to grow, more hotels are expected.
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ALBANIA ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDATIONS AND INFORMATION
During the summer, it is advisable to book in advance, especially if you are looking for accommodation on the coast where the beaches attract more tourists.
For those looking for budget options there are hostels and guesthouses in Tirana, Saranda, Berati and Gjirokastra, which charge for beds in dormitories.
HOTELS FOR FAMILIES
The coastal area of Albania and in particular the Albanian Riviera is a family destination, so most of the hotels have child-friendly areas such as swimming pools and recreational areas.
TRAVELING WITH PETS
It is not uncommon to find accommodations that allow pets to stay overnight.
Breakfast is generally included in the hotels and free wifi is common.
HOTELS WITH ACCESSIBILITY
For people with reduced mobility there are some hotels adapted for wheelchairs, with WC with grab bars, low washbasins, emergency rope in the bathroom, Braille visual support and lift access to the upper floors.
If you are looking for five-star accommodation, you can find luxury options in Albania. These are usually select resorts with all the facilities, swimming pools, spa, thalassotherapy services, convention centre for incentive trips and exceptional restaurants.
Hotel Saranda Palace
BED AND BREAKFAST
The rural accommodations are a highly recommended idea to meet the hospitable people of Albania, and sleep in charming accommodations where you can taste their gastronomy. Learn more about the B&B’s in Albania .
APARTMENTS IN ALBANIA
If you are looking for self-catering flat options in Albania, you will have no problem, especially in Tirana and in the summer towns along the coast.
Number of accommodations per city