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Newest reviews for Hotel Kalemi

  • Tomaž
      Slovenia
    August 13, 2014

    We were for the first time in Albania and we were very pleasently surprised with the Kalemi hotel. Accomodation was very professional, everyone of the staff speaks foreign languages and they like to help tourists with all kind of information. In Gjirokastra also occured the most wonderful experience with the owner of the hotel. There are not a lot of people who would help you in situation which happened to us. We forgot our rucksak in front of the hotel and the owner Mr. Kalemi was so kind that he found another Slovenian tourist in Gjirokastra who was prepared to bring it to Slovenia. Thank you very much Mr Kalemi and Slovenan lady.

    10

  • Max
      Austria
    August 11, 2014

    Beautiful old house, great view, nice terrace for breakfast

    Paying in cash only, not very supportive staff, wifi only in hall

    7.1

  • Tessa
      Belgium
    August 10, 2014

    very welcoming host excellent location

    9.2

  • Nicole
      United Kingdom
    August 8, 2014

    Friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast (omelette, bread, fig jam, cheese, tea), very comfortable room with great view.

    1. There weren't many breakfast tables so we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. 2. The walk uphill to get there - but it's not the hotel's fault that Gjirokaster is so hilly!

    10

  • Lucanus
      Switzerland
    August 4, 2014

    Traditional clean house in the middle of the hillside old town. Beautifully restored and very attentive to detail. Quaint, romantic breakfest in a lovely shaded garden. The owner was very understanding and kind in allowing us to cancel our 2nd night, as we had to move onto our next stop earlier than planned.

    9.2

  • Ben
      Netherlands
    August 3, 2014

    You can get nice views near the hotel.

    There is a lot to say about and around breakfast: Make sure you get a room at the FRONTside of the hotel, NOT the BACKSIDE. The breakfast namely is served outside at the backside. This means you won't be able to sleep once the breakfast starts at 07:00. Also you may have to wait for your breakfast, because there are not tables enough. Tea is served, no coffee. If you ask for coffee, there is only Turkish coffee. And because the hotel is old, the floors are a bit noisy, so you may awake by that as well.

    7.5

  • Timothy
      United Kingdom
    July 27, 2014

    Warm and professional staff. Very clean and organised. Great location high up in old town. It was very pleasant sitting on the balcony in the evening, watching the sunset, drinking abeer.

    10

  • Ulf
      Sweden
    July 26, 2014

    Genuine Ottoman style. Fig marmalade for breakfast. Fantastic view of the town and the valley. Private parking.

    Wi-fi not very good.

    7.1

  • Dalius
      Lithuania
    July 22, 2014

    Interesting interior with original historic details, cute atmosphere of old building. Perfect views from teracces to the city and the castle, very welcoming staff. Perfect breakfast. Possibility to visit free Skanduli house.

    Rooms and baths facilities is little ''tirred''.To reach hotell by car needs some skils

    8.3

  • Graeme
      United Kingdom
    June 8, 2014

    Excellent place, very welcoming. GPS position correct but due to very steep and narrow streets difficult to find, but well worthwhile persevering . Extremely interesting old building, comfortable, large rooms. Highly reccomended due to it's unusual style far removed from standard hotel, very much of the country.

    Difficult to approach from town centre by vehicle. Best go to South end of new town and approach from there more straight forward. Otherwise perfect.

    10

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    June 2, 2014

    Old house with small, attractive garden and lovely views over the down and across to the citadel from our bedroom and adjacent balcony. Al fresco breakfast with home made jam. Look out for the fireflies as you walk back up the hill from dinner in town. On-site parking. An English speaking member of staff around to field questions.

    6.7

  • Onja
      South Korea
    May 28, 2014

    Traditional house. It's near the castle.

    breakfast

    7.5

  • Clive
      United Kingdom
    May 3, 2014

    Gjirokaster is a great place, and this old house was in the old part, and had on site parking

    Difficult to find

    7.9

  • Aris
      Greece
    January 3, 2014

    The people are very welcoming and the hotel has a lot of taste and atmosphere

    10

  • William
      United States of America
    November 15, 2013

    The location on the side of a mountain provides a great view of the valley and castle.

    The staff sent me on a wild goose chase, looking for the tourist information office, which had been closed. The solar water heaters do not provide hot water on cloudy days.

    9.6

  • Miljenko
      Croatia
    November 1, 2013

    Very friendly son of the owner, beautiful architecture (in old Albanian style), beautiful castle nearby.

    Terrible roads through Albania and very low level of driving culture.

    9.2

  • Andres
      Poland
    September 14, 2013

    Beautiful old house, superb view over the town and the whole valley, good breakfast (except for juice), friendly staff

    juice over breakfast - it's artificially flavoured crap, I don't think substituting it with normal juice would be very costly for the hotel.

    9.2

  • Lukasz
      Poland
    September 8, 2013

    Location in the centre Convenient parking Nice, friendly staff (they reduced our bill voluntarily when they learned there were only the two of us in a 3-person room)

    Breakfast was a bit disappointing, too sweet Wi-fi only in the reception area Standard of rooms in the low 2-star range. It was Ok for the short stay but the bathroom and the beds were not comfortable. Not all the rooms have a bathroom (our triple room did have it)

    6.7

  • Albert
      United States of America
    September 8, 2013

    original Gjirokaster house converted into b&b with beautiful views-in old town -very close to Zekate house-Ethnological museum- castle - about one mile from square with history museum and art museum (both excellent) good staff spoke English-wonderful breakfast- very nice stay

    10

  • Stefan
      Belgium
    August 21, 2013

    Authentic style; great views

    Basic bathroom in need of refreshment

    7.5

  • Murat
      Turkey
    August 16, 2013

    Very particular place, it is a must to stay one night in albania

    9.6

  • Deirdre
      Ireland
    August 11, 2013

    Everything

    10

  • Pamela
      United Kingdom
    August 10, 2013

    We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Kalemi. Our room (Room 3) had been restored as it would have been in the 19th century, with a beautiful carved wooden ceiling and cupboards and a long padded window seat along the wall of windows. Despite feeling that you had stepped back into time, there was no shortage of modern conveniences with ac and a modern bathroom tucked away along our own private corridor. We also loved the traditional way of closing our room door with a long beam of wood which slid out of the wall and across the door! Breakfast was excellent, served in lovely vine-covered courtyard and the owner was very friendly with excellent English. Get him to show you the cistern in the cellar which collects rainwater from the roof, as described by Ismail Kadare in his novel 'Chronicle of Stone'

    10

  • Peter
      Hungary
    August 8, 2013

    Location in an old house in the castle quarter. Stylish decor throughout, clean rooms. Tasty breakfast adequate to size of hotel in terms of versatility.

    Access by car difficult. Cash only.

    7.5

  • Lidija
      Slovenia
    July 29, 2013

    They stay with tradition

    They can offer also a coffe or have a small bar with hot drinks as they have very nice garden.

    9.2

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