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Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk

Street Edith Durham No. 4 Street Edith Durham No.4, Shkoder 4001 Albania
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#1 of 24 hotels in Shkoder
Tradita Geg & Tosk Hotel and Restaurant, is located in Shkodra city. It is an old traditional house dating 1694, a nice traditional place, surrounded by an ethnography which Mr. Gjon Dukgilaj successfully transformed into a restaurant and hotel. Built with typical elements such as stones and wood, the interior is furnished, decorated with the old authentic objects and traditional costumes from the area. Seasonally the owner transforms the complex into a museum in order for the clients to enjoy the Albanian culture atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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SDP3423 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ontario, Canada62 contributions12 helpful votes
And the hotel courtyard restaurant and tavern still had noisy patrons at midnight. Overnight, loud cars started in the hotel’s dirt surfaced parking lot. Although my room was at the back of the hotel not overlooking the courtyard or the parking lot, the foregoing noises were startlingly loud. If sleep is your objective this may not be the hotel for you. There are modern hotels a couple of streets over constructed with the ability to be sound proofed. There are some plusses: On my-two night stay I ate in the charming outdoor courtyard hotel restaurant the first night. The traditional, local Albanian food was magnificent and so was the ambiance. The waiter did a wonderful job of making my experience a great one. A reviewer I read a couple of days ago talked about the proliferation of cats wandering the restaurant area. That was also the case for my dining experience. The creepiness factor of being a female traveling solo in Albania first revealed itself, this trip, as I walked from the dining area to the hotel reception desk. A man with a threatening expression stepped in front of me as I walked saying ‘can I help you.’ I don’t have a walking gait that gives the appearance of needing assistance. And I do know from personal experience that people affiliated with businesses in Albania are not shy about giving the impression that difficulties can arise if the tourist fails to hand over some cash. My second-floor room, at the top of several segments of wooden stairs, was difficult to get to packing luggage and provided a strenuous workout in the August heat. There is no lift/elevator. Once in the room, it was cozy, charming, and everything worked except the TV. No channels available said front desk reception. My very cute little room also had a balcony large enough to sit outside. Shower water temperature: The first approximately one to two minutes provided hot water; longer than that meant room temperature water or colder. After arising to crowing roosters and from a night of barking dogs and shrieking cats, I had a wonderful breakfast; a buffet of flavorful Albanian food. It was as noteworthy as dinner the night before. The courtyard seating area was bustling with patrons. A bus tour of guests had arrived the night before; along with a car carrying a man from Georgia (USA). To my knowledge, he and I were the only guests who spoke conversational English. Traveling North Americans are a rarity in Albania. Reception, the night of my check in, had agreed to arrange a car wash for my Albanian dust covered rental car at a nearby local business and agreed to add the cost to my hotel bill to be paid at checkout. I explained to the hotel employee quarterbacking the service that I would drive the car to the car wash and maintain control of the key because my rental agreement covered only me as driver. That constituted about the fourth time, since checking in, that I notified hotel reception and parking lot attendants that my rental agreement prohibited drivers other than me. Once at the car wash the proprietor told me that unless I exited the car and gave him the key he would be unable to provide a car wash. So, having wasted the time to get there and hear his message and having not searched for other car washes, off I went on my mission and was able to get the car washed elsewhere. Credit cards are not methods of payment at the local car washes. A blonde woman in a white dress presented herself at the reception desk to state, in a style beyond assertiveness, that the hotel could not add a cash amount to my bill to be paid by credit card. Because she managed to intersperse her message with personal insults directed at me I thought rather than staying a third night, as I originally thought I may, I would check out the following morning. The blonde woman, who staff said was the owner’s wife, managed to reduce the revenue associated with my stay by at least one third. And because of the unpleasantness involved in dealing with hotel staff I opted to dine somewhere else that evening in the event the hotel restaurant personnel also became that way. At the end of that day when I returned to the hotel the parking lot was full with restaurant patrons' cars. I parked across the street where ticketing begins at 7 am. That side is reserved for bicycle riders. Before 5 am (I didn’t need an alarm, the crowing roosters woke me up) I walked across the street to retrieve my parked car and move it into the hotel parking lot where there were now six cars parked. Immediately after I parked in the hotel lot, an overnight hotel building and property attendant moved a parked vehicle into the exit driveway so that no vehicle could exit the lot. At check out later that morning the blonde woman, again wearing a white dress, indicated my balance owing was for two nights. I had paid by credit card for the first night and for the restaurant meal of the first night and had only stayed a total of two nights. When her strategy didn’t work, she switched to possible charges that the hotel could add to my bill. There were none. I had declined the car wash and had eaten, the second night, at a different hotel, blocks away. An older man came to the reception desk and sat beside the blonde woman, observing. Her behavior moderated substantially at that point and she completed my check out transaction without presenting further difficulties. When I asked him if he was the owner of the business he answered affirmatively. Overview: Fabulous Albanian dinner cuisine on the night I checked in. Small, cozy charming room with double bed. Great Albanian food buffet the next morning. Surly, threatening, hotel staff. Continual noise, day and night, from the neighborhood roosters, street dogs and cats, busy street, cars being started and moved in the dusty hotel parking lot and from the midnight and later courtyard restaurant patrons. Breakfast buffet terrible quality the second morning when there were fewer than six tables occupied in the restaurant and likely, based on the number of cars in the parking lot, about a half dozen rooms rented. At 42 Euros nightly the hotel with breakfast included was poor value. In comparison, I had stayed the night before checking in to Tradita at a hotel in Gjirocaster, the historical city of stone in southern Albania, for 25 euros. That hotel had a very large and beautifully designed and decorated suite with sitting area and bedroom in a new building with a gigantic flat screen TV, international channels, robust Wifi, and big, new bathroom with spacious rainfall shower and generous hot water.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Moa wrote a review Aug 2021
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Fantastic traditional Albanian hotel. Amazing staff. Best food I had in Albania. Everything clean and flawless. This hotel is run by a beautiful woman named Raimonda. She truly made sure we felt so welcome and well taken care of. To a good price (I think around 200 Euro) she arranged one of the most amazing hike tours for us to Valbona/Theth national park. Doing this hike when in north Albania is an absolute must. We arrived at the hotel Tradita in Shkoder. We were given one of the best dinners I've had. The next day we were given breakfast, and a lunch package for the trip. A few hours of minivan ride took us to a ferry. After the ferry another minivan picked us up. Then we arrived at a beautiful house/hotel in Valbona. Amazing traditional Albanian dinner was served. The next day amazing breakfast. Another food package was given to us for the hike. Everything included and arranged through the attentive care of Raimonda. She makes sure everything is perfect. The hike itself starts in Valbona. It was one of the most beautiful ones I've made. I have hiked the Alpes. The hike takes between 5-8 hours depending on how much you wanna stop along the way. The route is well marked, yet not at all over crowded by tourists. I wonder for how long it will stay this way. Basically you walk through a mountain pass between the valley Valbona and Theth. Doing this hike one really finds oneself so close to and actually right in the middle of the mountains. Yet there is no risk of losing track of the route since it is very well marked and the hike itself is actually not that long. On the way down the hill to the valley of Theth, there is a place serving the most delicious Fli (pancake like dish). In Theth we arrived to another gorgeous/pittoresque house/hotel. Served great dinner here as well. The next day a driver picked us up and took us to the Blue eye. A stunning turquoise water pond / water fall in the albanian mountains next to Theth. After that the driver took us home to Tradita hotel in Shkoder, where we were served one of the best dinners I've ever had. This hiking trip and the stay at hotel Tradita was perfect. Everything was so well arranged by Raimonda. Everything was flawless. Having everything arranged like this with basically everything included along the way, without having to hassle with booking of minivan or ferry etcetera oneself, was so well worth the 200 Euros. You get a lot for the money. I recommend this hotel and this hiking trip to everyone. If you're in Albania you should absolutely not miss it. Moa Englund-Flodström Sweden
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
jadmi wrote a review Aug 2021
Dammam, Saudi Arabia176 contributions137 helpful votes
Tradita Hotel is a traditional boutique hotel housed in an Albanian traditional house that is around 1 km from the center of town. If you call when you arrive at the bus station, they'll pick you up. The lobby is traditionally furnished and check in was fast and efficient, Of course you can rent bicycles as this is the preferred mode of transportation. Shkoder holds the Guinness World's Record for the city that has the most bicycles/population. The simple rooms are on 3 floors and surround the courtyard. Nothing luxurious but comfortable rooms in a charming setting. The air conditioning was working and there was good water pressure and free reliable internet. Breakfast was served in the courtyard. It is not buffet but plenty of food is offered-cheese, pastries, fresh orange juice etc. On the weekend there is a singer that sings until 10, Besides Albanian songs, she does sing the occasional English one. A great way to have dinner in a traditional setting. The food is good but a bit pricy but well worth it. Overall, it was a good experience staying at a traditional hotel close to the city with good and attentive service. Definitely, a good choice.
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Date of stay: July 2021
adrian h wrote a review Jul 2021
19 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic and traditionally designed hotel. The rooms are simple but nice. Room 201 is on the top floor and overlooks the courtyard restaurant which becomes a party each nite. Also, there is a large balcony just outside the room with several places to relax. The restaurant has live local singers until 10pm. Strongly suggest having dinner here at least once. The hotel offers complimentary bikes which is nice, but the bikes are older and best for a quick ride in the area. The hotel staff is very friendly and quick to please.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
GillSparrow wrote a review Jul 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a gorgeous traditional hotel in the heart of Shokdar. The whole place takes you back in time whilst being really clean and well maintained. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the restaurant food was good too, with a live local band.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Nearby attractions include St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral) (0.5 km), Site of Witness and Memory (0.3 km), and Amantea Fashion 1 (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aroma Restaurant, Tradita Geg & Tosk, and Fisi Grill & Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Tradita Geg & Tosk?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rruga Kole Idromeno (улица Коль Идромено) (0.6 km).