Albania’s capital, as well as its financial, cultural and administrative centre, Tirana is located on the Ishm River, surrounded by a picturesque ring of mountains. Its own special blend of Balkan sparkle and lively café culture are what first attract tourists to Tirana.
The city’s monuments dating from the time of the Turkish rule, form a singular combination with the “social realist” Cityscapes erected during the Communist era.
Its tourist attractions are concentrated in a relatively small area – which can easily be covered on foot – in the Skanderbeg Square and its neighbourhood.
These include the National Museum with its typical “social realist” mosaic façade; the clock-tower dating from 1830; and next to it, the Ethem Bey Mosque, built between 1789 and 1823, which with its dome and minaret is the city’s most recognised building.
The Square is lined on all sides with government buildings. Crossing the Lana River, one can see the Congress Centre and the pyramid which was the Enver Hoxha Museum.
It is well worthwhile making an excursion from Tirana to Dajti Mountain -which rises above the city – and its national park.
Chateau Linza Resort (Hotel & Restaurant) is located just in the midst of a dynamic ‘Spectacular by Nature’. It offers to you a stunning environment that embodies the classic ‘Art of a Fine Hotel’.
On arrival to the hotel, it is apparent that Chateau Linza is a sanctuary that soothes the senses with its spectacular view, and a combination of traditional styled stones and wood work, with modern art of construction of marble, stone, wood and glass, thus providing a dramatic counterpoint to the hotel’s stunning architecture and innovative style.
City Hotel Tirana is a new modern, pleasant family-owned hotel with exquisite service located in the very excellent and confidential heart of Tirana.
Only a few meters away there are the Main Governmental and Legislative Institutions, Palace of Congress, International Cultural Center and the embassies of: USA, Italy, France, Holland, etc.
Spread over three properties, two of them brand new apartment blocks, Freddy’s Hostel is your comfy and relaxed short-term home situated just 200m from Tirana’s epicenter and the National History Museum.
Most rooms contain en suite, air conditioning, and cable TV ensuring your rest and privacy after busy days on the dusty and bustling Tirana streets. As with all of Albania the atmosphere is friendly and hospitable, most rooms containing only 2 or 3 beds and not a bunk bed within a meaty Kofte ball throw of the hostel. We now also have wireless available throughout the property. Read the rest of this entry »
The Hotel Mondial is one of the most modern hotels in Tirana. Built in 1998, the Mondial combines traditional architecture with neoclassical. The hotel is conveniently located 1000 meters from the city center and is in the vicinity of the National Bank of Greece and the I.C. Bank.
Not only well situated a few steps from Tirana Skanderbeg Square, but very comfortable as well, our flats offer air conditioned, fridge, tv set, proximity to public services, main institutions and nightlife areas of the city. By choosing to stay with us you will enjoy maximum flexibility, independence and complete privacy.