When someone wants to spend a romantic holiday abroad, destinations like Paris, Venice, Prague or Rome often come to mind. Tirana is not on that list, but the capital city of Albania is home to a few very romantic hotels that provide a truly magical setting. Here’s our list of the five most romantic hotels in Tirana.
Eler Hotel Tirana
Eler Hotel is a romantic accommodation located on Rruga e Durrësit, one of the most elegant streets in the capital city of Albania. The main landmarks of the town, such as Skanderbeg Square, are reachable within an easy walk from the hotel. Eler, located inside a beautiful classical building, has 18 contemporary-style rooms and suites decorated with design furniture. It is only a five minute walk away from the Ring Center, which is the perfect place to do some shopping in Tirana.
Surrounded by a beautiful garden, Hotel Antigone is a charming hotel located in the Blloku district, the coolest neighborhood in the Albanian capital city. The rooms, decorated with stylish furniture, have small terraces that offer romantic views over the garden. What makes Hotel Antigone special is the lovely café that opens up to the cozy garden surrounded by tangerine and pomegranate trees.
Padam Hotel is one of the chicest hotels in Tirana and Albania. It’s also home to one of the greatest restaurants in the Balkans: Padam Restaurant. It is situated inside a 1930s villa right behind the Pyramid of Tirana, a majestic monument built as a mausoleum for the former dictator Enver Hoxha. You’ll find that it is on one of the most elegant streets of the capital, and you can even visit the beautiful Italian Embassy. The best thing to do at Padam is to reserve a room and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the hotel on the gorgeous outdoor terrace.
Hotel Prestige offers customers luxurious and romantic accommodations in one of the most beautiful buildings of Tirana. The well-designed rooms have spectacular views over the interior yard or the luxurious garden. A plus here is the presence of an excellent Italian restaurant, where the chef prepares exquisite cuisine. Before or after dinner, stop by the lobby bar to relax and enjoy great drinks.
Located in the heart of Blloku, Kotoni is a superbly romantic hotel, perfect for couples who want to spend a dreamy weekend in Tirana. The hotel is located inside a historic Italian-style building erected in 1938. For more than 40 years during the communist era, the building was home to the minister of foreign affairs of Albania. Finally, in 1991 the building returned to the Kotoni family and is now one of the best boutique hotels in Tirana.