The Most Romantic Hotels in Tirana

The stylish Arté Boutique Hotel in Tirana
The stylish Arté Boutique Hotel in Tirana | Courtesy of Arté Boutique Hotel / Booking.com
Mandi Keighran

Tirana, the capital city of Albania, might be a more unusual choice for a romantic getaway – but it has all the ingredients you need to ignite passion, from magical hotels and world-class restaurants to dreamy cityscapes. Here’s our pick of the best romantic hotels for couples in Tirana, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Eler Hotel

Hotel

Eler Hotel
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In a classical building on Rruga e Durrësit, one of the most elegant streets in the city, this hotel features 18 contemporary rooms and suites that are ideal for couples. The grand interior, which has accents of luxurious gold and marble, sets the scene for romance, while the artwork on the walls is a nod to the rich architectural history of the city. Grab a table on the pavement outside the hotel and enjoy a drink while people watching.

2. Hotel Antigone

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Hotel Antigone
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This three-star hotel is ideal for those looking for a romantic escape on a budget. There are nine rooms, each with a refrigerator and a shared kitchen if you’d prefer to self-cater. The terrace and garden offer an escape from the city, and there’s a colourful lounge for relaxing and socialising. Looking for a romantic spot for dinner? Head to the nearby Vena Vinoteka Tirane Wine Shop, a popular restaurant and bar with more than 350 local and international wines and a menu offering a selection of cheeses, charcuterie and tapas.

3. Padam Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Boutique Hotel, Garden Hotel, Hotel

Padam Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
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This boutique hotel, in a classical villa in the heart of the city, offers a variety of room types, a bar with more than 300 different wines, and a garden lounge bar for creative cocktails. The restaurant offers a tasting menu that includes dishes such as carpaccio of sea bass, mizuna salad, kiwi and lemongrass, and duck leg with carrot cream, ginger and sunflower seeds. If it’s a special occasion, go all out with the luxe Suite Mayor, which has a cosy fireplace and a pretty crystal chandelier.

4. Hotel Kotoni

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Hotel Kotoni
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If you’re mixing a work trip with a romantic city break, this boutique hotel is perfectly located in the business district, next to the main embassies and governmental buildings including the Prime Minister’s office and the Constitutional State Court. The building dates to 1939 and has 23 double rooms and suites, a restaurant, lounge bar and a small fitness centre.

5. La Suite Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

La Suite Boutique Hotel
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If you’re after peace, book a room at this boutique hotel near Bajram Curri Boulevard. There are 12 soundproofed rooms, each featuring lush green walls, on-trend timber ceilings and concrete walls. The hotel is also home to Appetit by LaSuite, a popular restaurant specialising in local cuisine – think qofte (grilled meatballs) and plenty of fresh seafood. If you’re after something different for a date night in Tirana, try one of the nearby restaurants. The Funky Moustache, Era Vila and GreenHouse are all just a five-minute walk from the hotel.

6. Arté Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Arté Boutique Hotel
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This colourful design hotel in the city centre is conveniently located near some of the most popular attractions in the city, including the Pyramid of Tirana, the Postbllok monument and the Former Residence of Enver Hoxha. There’s a restaurant that blends Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences – think risotto with asparagus and meatballs, or monkfish with champagne vinegar and berry powder – a Parisian-style bar and tea room, and the Arté Club for dancing the night away.

7. Allure Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Allure Boutique Hotel
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There are just 12 rooms at this hotel in the centre of Tirana, each decorated in pretty pastel shades with contemporary artwork adorning the walls. A buffet breakfast is served in the plant-filled Allure Restaurant, which opens out to a terrace for al fresco dining; several popular restaurants – including Piccadilly Tirana, Restaurant Patricia and Villa Tafa – can be found within 100m (328ft) of the hotel. Many of the most popular attractions in Tirana are also within a 10-minute walk, including Skanderbeg Square and the National Museum of History.

8. Boutique Hotel Whisky

Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel Whisky
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This tiny, three-star hotel is appropriately located above the popular Whisky Bar Tirana, which offers a wide selection of cocktails and Italian-inspired food – such as pasta, pizza and bruschetta – as well as pastries and coffee in the morning and DJs in the evenings. The nine rooms are comfortably decorated with contemporary furniture and colourful objets d’art that give each room a unique character. It’s also directly next door to the Postbllok checkpoint, making it one of the most conveniently located hotels in the city.

9. Hotel Boutique Villa Fernando

Boutique Hotel

Hotel Boutique Villa Fernando
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The ornate, gilded interior of this boutique city-centre hotel sets the scene for romance – with chandeliers, trompe l’oeil murals, a ceiling painted with clouds and angels, and extravagantly framed oil paintings. Each room is decorated in a unique style, and some feature furnished balconies. For something different, book the double room with a quilted circular bed that adds a touch of Sixties style to the otherwise classic rooms. There’s also an on-site restaurant serving traditional Albanian and Italian cuisine.

Looking for more accommodation options? Check into one of the best hotels in Tirana, bookable on Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Francesca Masotti.

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