AddressLagja Palorto GjirokasterSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
This delightful, large Ottoman-style hotel has spacious rooms adorned with carved ceilings, antique furnishings and large communal areas, including a broad verandah with Drina Valley views. Some rooms even have fireplaces, though bathrooms can be on the cramped side. Breakfast (juice, tea, a boiled egg and bread with delicious fig jam) is an all-local affair.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Kalemi and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Gjirokastra.
Services & facilities
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Breakfast Included
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency Exchange
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Laundry Facilities
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
Description provided by property
Experience the historic Ottoman-era architecture for which Gjirokaster is famous -- stay in a lovingly restored characteristic home, the Hotel Kalemi.
This charming guesthouse/hotel features traditional woodwork and carved ceilings inside, and the balconies offer sweeping views across the slate-roofed homes to the fortress. The hotel has reliable electricity (partly solar), central heating and constant hot water. Some rooms have traditional design featuers, others are of modern design. All rooms have private bathrooms and television, some have air-conditioning. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms.
Tourist attractions within the city include an ethnographic museum and the immense fortress, as well as the cobblestoned streets, old bazaar and historic tower homes characteristic of Ottoman-era cities. Other area attractions include two archeological sites (the Illyrian city of Antigonea, and the theater and baths near Sofratike), one of the oldest standing Orthodox churches in the Balkans in the village of Labove, and the fortress of Ali Pasha in nearby Tepelene.
NOTE: Prices listed are per room per night (not per person). Payment can be made by cash only, and we accept Albanian lek, euros or dollar.
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