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Rruga Bashkim Kokona 14, 6001 Gjirokastër – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 83 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hotel Kalemi.
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
This property only accepts cash payments.
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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.
Beautiful old house, great view, nice terrace for breakfast
Paying in cash only, not very supportive staff, wifi only in hall
very welcoming host excellent location
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!
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.
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.
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.
Genuine Ottoman style. Fig marmalade for breakfast. Fantastic view of the town and the valley. Private parking.
Wi-fi not very good.
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
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.
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.
Traditional house. It's near the castle.
Gjirokaster is a great place, and this old house was in the old part, and had on site parking
Difficult to find
The people are very welcoming and the hotel has a lot of taste and atmosphere
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
Authentic style; great views
Basic bathroom in need of refreshment
Very particular place, it is a must to stay one night in albania
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'
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.
They stay with tradition
They can offer also a coffe or have a small bar with hot drinks as they have very nice garden.
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