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Villa Tafaj

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Quartier 4 - Mine Peza - St No 86, Tirana 1001 Albania
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#42 of 134 hotels in Tirana
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Villa Tafaj is one of the first private hotels present in Albania. The building itself dates from the years 1920s, which belonged to one of the oldest families of the capital, the TAFAJ family. The family business, which was first opened on 22 March 1991 in the form of a tavern, offered traditional Albanian cuisine. Later on, the business expanded and welcomed the first foreign visitors who came in Albania. Since then, the business continues the tradition of welcoming. Today the business not only offers traditional and Mediterranean cuisine of the restaurant, but it also offers the facilities of its own bar, pizzeria, relaxing garden, conference room and a 25 room hotel. The warm hospitality, professional service, administration of the TAFAJ family itself and the combination of the classic with the traditional are signature characteristics of this family run business.
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missdarias wrote a review Aug 2020
Prcanj, Montenegro12 contributions1 helpful vote
I love this place. Well situated, in the heart of Tirana, but without being too noisy. Clean rooms, friendly staff, excellent service. The food of the restaurant is also amazing. Keep up the good work guys!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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TheProfessor34 wrote a review Sep 2019
Scotland139 contributions125 helpful votes
I stayed here for two nights during a tour of Albania. The hotel is clean and the breakfast is good. My room was small and the WiFi in my room was so poor as to be unusable, although it could be used in the small reception area. Despite being given a remote control, there was no TV in my room. When I came to check out I was charged 560 lek for four small bottles of water that I found on their own in the fridge (which was definitely not a minibar) and had drunk. The hotel had not informed me that these were to be charged and I had assumed they were complimentary. The same bottles of water in a nearby shop would have cost me 30-50 lek each. I think this is disgraceful behaviour and an obvious rip off. It has coloured my opinion of the Albanian people, which hitherto had been very positive.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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bucksbee wrote a review Sep 2019
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom216 contributions99 helpful votes
My son and I stayed here for a weekend in Tirana (recommended for a city-break), ahead of a walking tour in northern Albania. Villa Tafaj is an attractive low-rise hotel, as its photo shows, which is conveniently located just five minutes walk from the city's central Skanderbeg Square, with the airport bus stop just off the opposite corner of the pedestrianised square, and most of the city's main tourist sights nearby. Our room was cosy but with comfortable beds, very effective air conditioning, and a good range of satellite TV channels. We booked a room with a balcony, which turned out to be a substantial outside area with table and chairs, overlooking the street - I would definitely recommend going for this, if available. Our room was cleaned and tidied - twice in one day! The buffet breakfast on our first morning (Saturday) was pretty dismal, but on the Sunday the waiter-delivered a la carte breakfast from a sizable range of options was much better. Be aware that the hotel prefers to be paid in cash rather than credit card; fortunately, as the room-rate was quite modest (55 euros a night for our double room, through booking.com), we had enough spare cash, although I'm sure they would have accepted payment by credit card if necessary. All in all, we were pleased with our choice of Villa Tafaj for our inexpensive and conveniently located accommodation in what proved an unexpectedly pleasant, friendly and interesting city.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Choose a room (ours was no.1) with a balcony, if available.
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SurreyGirl27 wrote a review Jul 2019
Addlestone, United Kingdom1,075 contributions1,982 helpful votes
Hotel Vila Tafaj Formerly 3 houses so lots of small staircases and a very confusing layout Very small single rooms, you literally could touch the walls and some rooms are internal with no outside window on the corridor so become quite noisy, the beds are also quite narrow and very short Plastic flip flops are provided but did not use them as there was no guarantee that they were clean or sterile as obviously used by many guests Thin curtains in the bedroom let in light so will cause you to wake early Poor breakfast, the hot choice very limited, overcooked eggs, no fruit, and limited bread options, there was nice fresh yoghurt, but bitter coffee and weak tea choices
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Helen S wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom165 contributions60 helpful votes
Stayed here at the end of tour. Hotel is centrally located and has a lovely courtyard. Room was good size and comfortable for a few nights visiting the city. Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Very helpful with changing a night to visit Berat. Keen to help wherever possible and print boarding passes for us with online check in not available on departure. Breakfast was reasonable, a little oily for me so some room for improvement. Recommend for short stay in town
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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villa tafaj hotel tirana, tafaj hotel tirana
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AlbaniaTirana CountyTirana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Tafaj
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Tafaj?
Nearby attractions include Skanderbeg Statue (0.5 km), Muzeu Historik Kombetar (0.4 km), and Clock Tower (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Tafaj?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Tafaj?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Tafaj?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Tafaj?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Tafaj?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tek Zgara Tirones, Tymi, and Restaurant Patricia.
Does Villa Tafaj have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Tafaj offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Tafaj offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Tafaj?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kapllan Pasha’s Tomb (0.8 km).