Hotel Kaduku

Rr.Studenti 84, 4000 Shkoder, Albania

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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Hotel Kaduku


    We arrived in Shkoder without an accommodation booking, but we had read and heard about Hotel Kaduku, which seemed to be perfect for us.

    So on arrival in the city we walked towards the square Sheshi Demokracia (former: Sheshi 5 Heronjte) and by chance I spotted the Hotel Kaduku somewhere in a courtyard.

    They have double rooms for 50, 35 and 32 Euro per room. Payment in Euro seemed to be quite common here.

    Our large double room cost 35 Euro and was actually a triple room. It was located on the top floor with a large terrace in front of it. The room was equipped with air conditioning, a TV set and a hair dryer. A basic breakfast was included in the price.

    Although the rooms must have been much cheaper in the past, we still were very happy with the place and can highly recommend it.

    Hotel Kaduku is situated in a coutyard area off the square Sheshi Demokracia (former: Sheshi 5 Heronjte). It can be found near the south eastern corner of the square, just behind the popular Hotel Rozafa.

    Address: Hotel Kaduku, Rr.Studenti 84, 4000 Shkoder


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    Shkoders best family run hotel


    We arrived from Podgarica by taxi, I would have preferred
    an alternative means of transport as I think the 60 Euros
    could have been had for 30 or 40 Euro but my travel
    companion was hot and bothered and with the temprature
    on arrival after arriving on the night train from Belgrade
    was already 30+ at 9am. I never think arguing with a female
    is good when they are in a bad mood. Well the 1 hr + drive
    was fantastic passing through the mountains and Lake Skadar (Scutari)
    and we needed a comfortable place, good shower, change of clothes
    and a meal to chill out after leaving Budapest the previous day at 13.05.
    We were welcomed by Hasan who although in his late 60`s or early 70`s
    was so friendly. The receptionist could speak English but Hasan only in
    French and Italian. There was a choice of luxury or very comfortable,
    we opted for the cheaper at 18 euros, the lux version was 26 euro I
    think. In fact we had to wait half an hour while the electricians was
    putting the finishing touches to the newly renovated room. They had
    a restaurant where we could get meals and they served breakfast.
    There were TV`s in the room and an en suite bathroom.
    The hotel had it`s own water supply and generator which was a blessing
    as some accom and hotels would be hit by water rationing and power cuts.
    AUGUST 2010 UPDATE..CHEAPEST ROOM NOW 32 Euro not like 18 Euro when we were there...maybe my tip brought
    to many people...ha ha

    Unique Quality:
    Hasan took over the building after his father. His father was a dentist
    who worked in Italy pre war, then when WWII came and the Itallians
    occupied Albania, the building was chosen as their headquarters, and the
    Germans came too. After the war ended and Hoxha came to power with
    his communist dictatorship and a period which must have been the hardest
    50 years of oppression for it`s people. The building was turned into a state
    orphanage and left to fall apart. Then in the early `90`s with the demise of
    Hoxha and communism, Albania was again free. Hasan and his family restored
    the building and after several years even secured good contacts in Italy and
    other western countries with tourist agencies to begin with a new found interest
    in Albania. Then with the pyramid schemes came civil war and anarchy, so all dreams of
    having a prosperous hotel and good life were dashed.
    Then in 2003 tourists started to trickle, and I mean trickle back, so in
    2008 his hotel was totally refurbished and renovated to a very good standard.
    Hasan and his wife Kydrete (He told me a wonderful story how they met, he was
    the teacher and she was his student, and have been married many years).
    There are wonderful pictures of his family on the wall and once he took me
    to a local cafe and kebab place and could see he was well respected.
    Our 2 day stay was highly memorable and one of the best stays I have had
    in my life. Some places in Albania have people which are 10 times more
    friendly than most western european countries and a luxury that would
    cost 10 times more in any Western European capital.
    This is the final frontier in Europe to find those undiscovered places.

    Directions: Situated in the heart of the city in the 5 Heroes Sq, which is a statue
    in the centre of the sq in the center of a roundabout. Buses to Tirane
    go from the same square.


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