Hotel Brilant Antik

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rruga Jeronim de Rada 6, Tirana, 1233, Albania

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Hotel Brilant Antik
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 106% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families100
  • Couples100
  • Solo100
  • Business75
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    Excellent Hotel and Staff


    Hotel Brilant Antik, was a very nice, super clean, elegant hotel just a short walk from Skanderbeg square. The hotel is well appointed with a very friendly, efficient, and professional staff. The rooms are good sized, with a tv, decent A/C, and a nice comfortable bed. The floors are tiled and very clean and the bathrooms are large and well appointed. The hotel has an EXCELLENT delicious breakfast which is served on order in the basement restaurant which is very nice and interesting in its ‘castle’ like décor. The breakfast was HUGE...too much for me…I had a couple of espressos, some fried eggs, excellent local cheese, prosciutto, tomatoes from the hotel’s garden, a brioche, bread, jam, juice etc. NOT from a buffet. The staff were friendly and some spoke English and Italian which was appreciated. All in all, it was a wonderful and nice surprise. I highly recommend this hotel. Though I didn’t eat lunch or dinner in the restaurant, I was very impressed with the food – and during the mornings the hotel is a place where local in the neighborhood come to have coffee and chat. That was nice. I came away with a favorable impression of Tirana, and the hotel contributed to that.

    Unique Quality: Great! Breakfast in the hotel's basement restaurant. All to order - not buffet. Good espresso and cappuccino, excellent eggs, garden tomatoes, local cheese, prosciutto, toasted bread etc. etc. I was very impressed with the service and food. Also a nice little cafe area to hang out, check email, have coffee etc.

More about Tirana


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Forum Posts


by shemi

i just want to no iz there a coach that goes from tirana to pristina,if so what time?thanks

Re: traveling

by cachaseiro

yes there is and it goes in the evening and arrives in pristina the next morning.
the busses and the agencies that sells the tickets are in central tirana about two blocks from skanderbeg square.
i took the bus last september and it was very straight forward.

Re: traveling

by gilpema


There is a Coach that lives from Tirana Center next to the big Hotel of 15 floor.
In Albanian you say "15 kateshi".

They live Tirana at 3 pm and arrive to Pristina around 1 am. You can get the ticket at the agency that is next to the hotel and the Coach departure.

Have an nice trip!

Bus Tirana-Prishtina

by gilpema


There is a Coach that lives from Tirana Center next to the big Hotel of 15 floor.
In Albanian you say "15 kateshi".

They live Tirana at 3 pm and arrive to Prishtina around 1 am. You can get the ticket at the agency that is next to the hotel and the Coach departure.

Have an nice trip!

Travel Tips for Tirana

Skanderbeg Square

by agmoose02

This is the place to start any exploration of Tirana. On the square is the equestrian statue of Skanderbeg, Et'hem Bey Mosque, the clock tower, the National Historical Museum and the Opera House. From here to the east is the tyrbe of Kapllan Pasha, Statue of the Unknown Partisan and the Statue of Pasha Sullejman. To the south is Mother Theresa Square.

A nod's as good as a wink.

by antistar

I was taking pictures of a building, when a guard came over with a stern face and wagged his finger at me: a clear signal to me to stop. No problem, I thought, and instinctively nodded in acceptance. He got agitated, pulled an even sterner face, and wagged his finger at me even more furiously. Then as he saw me putting my camera away, a look of realisation crossed his face and he smiled.

In Albania it is customary to nod your head to say no, and to shake your head to say yes, the complete opposite of what we are used to in the rest of the world. Apart from that one incident above, this didn't lead me into any trouble, although I'm guessing that's largely to do with their own understanding that foreigners behave differently.

Tirana, kinkaleri


I feel that this photo was taken on Bulevardi Dëshmorët I Kombit and anyway not far from Skënderbeg Square. It shows a few shops and sows also how Albanian can borrow words from seom languages. The shop on the left, better seen on the enlergement of the second photo is called "kinkaleri". That will not tell much to English speaking visitors but French will immediately recognize a "quincaillerie" (ironmonger).
However, as the right shop writes "frute perime", encouraged by this easy translation, the French should not understand that it means "fruits périmés" (outdated fruits) as it indeed means "fruits and vegetables" !

Main avenues

by DPando

dusty and polluted are the best word to define how is have a stroll there... everything is a mess.. everybody makes whatever they want and theres no any charm on the streets or beauty places where shoot nice pics... the mostly places seem collapsed, the kerbs doesnt exist or almost doesnt exist zebra crossing scarcely respected


by antistar

Forget all you've read about Tirana's chaotic and dirty airport: it's all new. There was no scramble of people trying to get visas, there was an ATM waiting for me to grab currency from, and a nice, bright, clean (albeit small) airport to greet visitors.

The taxi drivers at Tirana airport have a bad reputation for harrassing (in a friendly smiling way) newly arrived passengers. The new airport hasn't changed this. If you walk out of the doors to the left, you will immediately see the line of official yellow taxis just past the cafe on your left. Go here and you are guaranteed a fair rate of 25 euros.

You can get less with the unofficial guys who pounce on you as you exit, but there's always a risk with such people. They are persistant, and they will follow you all the way to the taxi rank. I found a good strategy was to sit down at the cafe and drink a slow coffee. They soon lost interest and I was free to take whatever cab I chose.

Apart from taxis, there is allegedly a 24 hour bus that runs every hour between the airport and the National History Museum. It costs 200 lek (about 1.6 euros), according to the official web site. The LP guide said it was for airport staff only, but it didn't prove the most reliable guide I've ever used.


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