Vlora International Hotel

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Skele-Vlore, Vlore, Albania

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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 27% less than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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  • Couples50
  • Solo75
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    Hotel Vlora

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    Hotel Vlora is unfinished and even if we had wanted to sleep in Vlora, we would not have been able to go there! It has a very nice architecture and I actually wondered if I should put it under “things to do” or under “hotels”.

    Unique Quality: I finally put it here because, as building looks to work very fast in Albania, I am sure that in a few month, it will be open and should be worth the trial.

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Forum Posts

Property In Albania

by And444

Hi
I wonder how does it look like buying property in Albania. I think about buying my place in the sun, Albania seems to be a good place for me just wonder maybe some one knows how about legal side etc.. Are there any estate agency who can help find such a place. Thanks for any answer!
Andy

RE: Property In Albania

by Rushi23

We are looking at buying at the moment too. When we were in Albania in
Feb, we spoke to a few builders who were developing properties. We were told to be careful of estate agents as a lot have recently gone bust taking peoples large deposits with them too. I don't know how true this is, but I think you are better finding properties by word of mouth or asking in towns and villages. My husbands uncle is an architect in Durres so he's sent a few property photos to us recently. good luck sorry that i cant help any other way!

RE: Property In Albania

by renhen8

We have 5 properties in Tirana (4 for investment) and one property by the beach in Durres. We would like something in Sarande but research needs doing. Tirana will become a tourist city break destination soon, so it's worth investing, but for a holiday home, look for somewhere in Durres or sarande as i would say they are the next modern places. we have bought in a very quite beach area, that is supposed to be for diplomats, but we are waiting to build fully to see potential. this IMO can only be done if you have somebody over there that knows the areas and future plans. Good luck!

RE: Property In Albania

by marsi2006

Andy
It is nice that you want to buy something in Albania, but you need to know that the legal side is not settled yet. You might end up buying something that God knows who the owner is. My advice, be careful and do you homework before you decide to buy something.

RE: Property In Albania

by mjbcoffee

Our experience in trying to buy land in Albania taught us to be very careful and have patience, and a good, honest lawyer. I agree with Marsi2006. To find a piece of land that is legally owned is very difficult. Many people will say they are the legal owner, but in the end the place may be owned by 10 brothers all of whom you can not find. (Been there, done that!)
We too would like to buy land here, but we are waiting on the money! I believe in Saranda you would make more on your investment as this is becoming a real tourist area for many foreigners and Albanians alike.
Hope you find something!
mjbcoffee

RE: RE: Property In Albania

by KELLY06

Hi

Yes, I'm interested in buying an old cottage near sea if anyone can help.

I'm from New Zealand and am looking to be in Europe, but don't want to pay silly prices.

Cheers

Jonathan

RE: RE: Property In Albania

by KELLY06

Hi

Yes, I'm interested in buying an old cottage near sea if anyone can help.

I'm from New Zealand and am looking to be in Europe, but don't want to pay silly prices.

Articles suggest that legal side of contracts is 'risky' at present.

Cheers for any serious help people can give.

Jonathan

email jonathanguykelly@yahoo.co.nz

Re: Property In Albania

by ziber

hi, I am albanian and live in the uk.
There is not any estate agents in albania that i am aware of people sell propertys them self with a presents of a solicitor who does all the paper work.
I have a flat for sale in Durres very close to the beach so if you are interested email me back or ring me on 07787798340 thank you.

Re: Property In Albania

by Derbymark

Have you had a look at www.albaniazone.com as this has information about property in Albania.

Re: Property In Albania

by sdardha

Visit www.AlbaniaPropertyGroup.com for more info. Albania Property Group is located in Tirana, the capital city of this beautiful country. We are a group of professionals whose main goal is to provide you with clear insight into the meaning of investment and purchasing property in Albania. We are a proven resource for property in Albania. Our expertise covers a wide real estate collection in ideal locations for living, retiring or investing in Albania. Our real estate inventory features a special assortment of: Albania Property, upscale residential homes for sale, condominiums, investment real estate, farms, mountain properties and vacation rentals.

Re: Property In Albania

by sdardha

Visit www.AlbaniaPropertyGroup.com for more info. Albania Property Group is located in Tirana, the capital city of this beautiful country. We are a group of professionals whose main goal is to provide you with clear insight into the meaning of investment and purchasing property in Albania. We are a proven resource for property in Albania. Our expertise covers a wide real estate collection in ideal locations for living, retiring or investing in Albania. Our real estate inventory features a special assortment of: Albania Property, upscale residential homes for sale, condominiums, investment real estate, farms, mountain properties and vacation rentals.

Re: Property In Albania

by sdardha

Visit www.AlbaniaPropertyGroup.com for more info. Albania Property Group is located in Tirana, the capital city of this beautiful country. We are a group of professionals whose main goal is to provide you with clear insight into the meaning of investment and purchasing property in Albania. We are a proven resource for property in Albania. Our expertise covers a wide real estate collection in ideal locations for living, retiring or investing in Albania. Our real estate inventory features a special assortment of: Albania Property, upscale residential homes for sale, condominiums, investment real estate, farms, mountain properties and vacation rentals.

Re: Property In Albania

by LalzitBay

Hi Andy,
Legal process for buying in Albania is relatively straight-forward. Get yourself an experienced solicitor who speaks your language and Albanian to help you with this! Take a look at http://www.bogalaw.com. They are seen as one of the best legal firms in Albania.
We are a developer building Lalzit Bay Resort & Spa - a luxury beach resort north of Durres. Overseas buyers are much more confident in their purchase in a resort like this as all the units being sold have already been through a very thorough due diligence.
Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. You can see some more details on our website at www.lalzitbay.com

Travel Tips for Vlore

a strange feeling

by call_me_rhia

Vlore is not the best place to visit in Albania. In fact it is truly charmless - and the worst part is that we had known it all the way, and yet it was a promised that we had made to our grandfather, to go and take a photo of the port area where he had been stationed during th war (and where he caught malaria).
Still, this is the place where the mediterranean sea (murky) meets the ionian sea (blue-green) and beaches, though small, are spectacular. Malaria is now gone but the place, at first impression, did not seem neither friendly nor safe. For the first time in Albania we thought we were looked upon with suspicion - which can be maybe understandable; all the italians we came across in the city were unsavoury characters definitely not there for tourism. Our second impression (i.e. the day after) was even worse: we saw a fist fight in the streets - blood all over - and it did not include only men... a woman was being beaten up, too. We were not impressed. Despite the amazing beaches we wee not sad to leave.

City of Vlora

by Butrinti

Vlora is Albania's second largest port, it is also a fishing port and holiday resort. In ancient times the city was known under the name of Aulon . Vlora is located in southwestern Albania, on the coast of the Adriatic, the second major sea port after Durres.

The oldest traces of civilization in the area of Vlora date back to the 6th century B.CIn the 4th century B.C., a stone wall is built which surrounds the town. In ancient times, Vlora was known for its wine, olives, and salt, and became the main port of Illyria after the fall of Apolonia and Oricum. Vlora is a city with tradition of hospitality ,full of history and natural beauty.Vlora is one of the most beautiful places of the whole Mediterranean.

Today Vlora has a population of est. 150.000.The city is growing rapidly and the tourist infrastructure is improving. With the superb climate and diverse beauty of the city more tourist are coming from around the world.

Vlora is proclaimed a hero...

by Angjel

Vlora is proclaimed a hero city. It is an old city, where important events in the struggles for freedom and independence have taken place. In ancient times the city was known under the name of Aulon. At the beginning it was only a port. Aulon was famous for its olive groves and vineyards.

After the fall of Apollonia and Orichum, it became the principal port of Illyria. In the fifth century Aulon was the centre of diocese. The emigrations of barbarians damaged it badly and brought the withdrawal of the city deeper in land.

During the Middle Ages the city was fused into one with the fortress of Kanina, which is situated a few kilometres to the south east.

In 1081 Vlora was seized by the Normans and the German Hohenstaufens, and in 1272 incorporated into the kingdom of Arberia. In the fourteenth century, Byzantine armies visited it again, the Serbs as well as the feudal lords of the Balshas from north Albania.

At the fourteenth century, as it has passed to the Balshas, it became an important trading and handicraft centre noted apart from wines and salt, for its swords, its ships and its silk.

The invading Turks took it in 1417, and Sultan Sulejman - The Magnificent - built a fortress by the sea in 1531, which is believed to have been designed by the Albanian architect - Sinan.

By the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Vlora had again become an important economic centre and port. it was taken by Ali Pasha Tepelena in 1812.

It was in Vlora that an Assembly was convened, which proclaimed Albania as an independent state, forming the first national government headed by Ismail Qemali on the 28th of November, 1912. At this time Vlora became the capital of the country. The government remained there until January, l914.

Vlora was occupied by the Italian troops in 1914 during the first World War, but they were driven from the main land in 1920, by a volunteer army. Reoccupied by Italians in 1939, and by the Germans in 1943. Vlora was liberated in October l5, l944.

Today Vlora has a population of 61,300. Vlora is Albania's second largest port, it is also a fishing port and holiday resort.

What to visit;

The Mosque of...

by Angjel

What to visit;

The Mosque of Muradie, was built in 1542: this is believed to have been designed by the architect Sinani, on the orders of Sultan Sulejman, when he was in Vlora preparing his naval expedition against Italy.

With the closing down of the mosques and churches in 1967, it has been used as the museum of architecture of the district.

In the town centre is the bronze monument of independence, unveiled in 1972. On a high irregular pillar of rock stands a figure of a standard bearer, while below are depicted distinguished figures of the movement of Albania's independence. It is a joint work of the sculptors, Kristaq Rama, Shaban Haderi and Muntaz Dhrami. In honour of the day of independence, the main square in Vlora is called - The Square of the Flag (Sheshi i Flamurit).

The Museum of Independence : reflects the stern struggle of the Albanian's for freedom and independence, the events that brought about the raising of the flag on the 28th November l912, when Albania was proclaimed an independent state.

Vlora has a cement factory and the production of plastics, there is a cannery, whose products are used for export. The region of Vlora is rich in agricultural products, especially in fruits, olives and grapes, and in dairy products.

Vlora is the seat of the Ismail Qemali University, founded in 1994, which replaced the school for Naval Officers. Students can study business administration, nursery, naval engineering and English language.

uji i ftohte

by call_me_rhia

Uji i ftohte is the name of the seaside part of vlore, where many hotel are located. The name means cold water.

At the end of the hotel strip, before the tunnel, stop to take a look at how many cars stop for a few minutes (driver leaving the car with a big bag full of something in his/her hands) and then leave.

What mysterious business are they about? Nothing illegal... the rock by the side of the tunnel has a spring of fresh cold water. And locals stop to fill up their bottles.

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