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Florian Shkodra Guesthouse

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

For 10 glorious years Florian's Guesthouse has provided guests with a home style stay in North Albania.

The Guesthouse

The first guesthouse in Northern Albania is a special place and we are fortunate to have so many special people visit us. Our guests like going to places which are authentic and off-the-beaten-path. They share their stories over dinner and often make connections for their trips in Albania and beyond.

We are located among gardens as well as our own cultivated orchards and vineyards. It is only a short walk or bike ride to the centre of Shkodër. Bikes are available at no cost to our guests.

Florian started working in tourism in 2005, with a Dutch company that arranged travel to the Balkans. Florian is an avid traveller. When he noticed there were no hostels or guesthouses in Albania, he pitched the idea to his family to create one. His parents loved the thought of hosting people from all over the world, just as Florian has shared similar experiences with others. The entire family wanted the world to see Albania and all her natural beauty.

We have a solar powered shower which is hot from April onward and helps save the planet too.

There are free bikes for guests to use during their stay for exploring the city and local area.






The Food

We serve vegetarian Albanian cuisine made from organic food farmed right here in or garden and orchards.

Breakfast is included in your accommodation fee. A typical breakfast includes home made bread, home made jam, cheese, tomato and green onion.

Lunch and dinner are offered for €5 per person with free wine.

We also make and serve our own home made wine and rakia for a small additional fee. Rakia is the traditional spirit of the region, made from grape mash. Florian's father has been making wine and rakia for almost 50 years. These libations are made from the grapes that are organically grown on our property.




Other Services

Our family offers guests both accommodation, and we hope a memorable experience from a place where hospitality, history and natural beauty combine in a perfect harmony. If you are looking to travel on from Shkodër we can provide advice and bookings of transfers, accommodation, and tours all over North Albania and beyond.

If you’re planning on visiting the Northern Albanian Alps, a day trip to Adriatic beaches or maybe extending your journey to Montenegro, Shkodër, is an essential stop along the way. We think you’ll enjoy exploring the countryside, historic sites and the bustling city center. With its own market on Thursdays.

Please visit www.northalbaniatours.com for the description of travel services we offer. We offer transfers and trips for the adventurous traveller.

On request, we can arrange for a rental car, car pool, transfers and other transportation requests. Drop offs of rental cars can also be arranged if your travel plans do not accommodate back tracking.

We can arrange horse-riding tours, organize custom tours to the nearby mountains, rivers, lakes, sea, museums, castles and various historical places in the center. One example is the hike from Valbona to Teth. You will be picked up at the guesthouse and transported to Valbona. From here you will take the hike to Teth. Next day you will be picked up again and come back to the guesthouse. This moderate hike includes some spectacular views and beautiful scenery.


Having a dinner party at our guest-house is a fantastic way to connect with our local culture and tradition. Our guests enjoy delicious and healthy local foods grown right here in the guesthouse or in the garden across the road. We don't measure our food's travelling distance in miles we measure it in meters. You can sample wines under the canopy of the grapevines and see where and how the grapes are pressed. Join us in sharing in great conversation ,food and drink with our family. These evenings are hosted by Florian and his sister, a professional chef and a winemaster with decades of experience. So come and join our dinner party and leave as a friend! For groups of three or more who are not staying overnight at our property, we provide free transportation to and from your place of accommodation in Shkodër.


Check in: 13:00-24:00
Check out: 6:00-11:00
Please note.: We are super flexible! If you arrive early and just want to drop your bags off or check in early or out late then this is absolutely fine. Please let us know so we can arrange this.


Directions

A local taxi will take you to Florian's Guesthouse for 500 lek or you can walk. Follow signs to Dobraç and walk up this suburban road towards the Telecommunication Mast. Florian Guesthouse is about 100 meters before this mast. 'Florian's Guesthouse' is painted on the wall of the property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Sep 2019
    Seeking for more than just a bed under a roof? Then open the gate to Florian and his wonderful family and friends. Take your time to enjoy the homemade food and inspiring vibe. It’s all you need really: good organic food handpicked by mum, good talks and a proud rooster showing his best skills. Yes, you’ve seen right, you animal loving people out there: some new friends are waiting for you. So stop searching the web - and start to experience all those things: Florian’s is a must go.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jun 2019
    This family runned guesthouse had such a great atmosphere. The place was calm, relaxing and had a very nice garden were the family grow their own vegetables. They also serve delicious vegetarian meals with amazing home made wine. Florian is very friendly and social. He also helped us organize our trip to Theth, both transportation and accommodation with just a days notice. Would highly recommend hos place!
    Sweden, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jun 2019
    Although only there for pretty much 24 hours, I had the nicest stay out of all my time in Albania. I'm so grateful I stumbled along Florian's Guesthouse through a girl I met in a previous hostel in Tirana. Florian and Josh were so authentic and relaxed, I truly felt grateful to basically be living in somebody's home! The views and surroundings are stunning, there's also a small corner shop up the road which is convenient when you're deep in the countryside! Definitely stay here on your travels!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jun 2019
    Perfect stay. Florjian is incredibly welcoming and wonderful to talk to. Meals were fantastic, vegetarian, prepared from their own garden. Guesthouse is outside of town, about a 40 min walk or a quick taxi. Clean rooms. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jun 2019
    Florian really knows how to run a Guesthouse. His ability to show you a good time in both Shkoder and organise your tours for you in the North is invaluable. Highly recommend staying at Florians Guesthouse.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    Awesome stay at Florians guesthouse, he was very helpful with sorting out the hiking from Valbona to Theth and we were able to leave our bags with him why we were away no problem!! Nice place and an awesome dinner they make!! Would definitely recommend Thanks
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    Florian is really nice, welcome, we eat locally and drink good locally wine. The house has a beautiful garden. And the family is typical from Albania. It was a really nice stay. We met other guests. It was nice
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    This is absolutely a place you must visit if you go to Albania! There are a lot of ‘lists with places to see in Albania’. Most of them give you historical spots, bars and walking tours. But I totally believe that all this lists miss one essential spot: Florian’s Guesthouse! Florian and his family give you a warm welcome and you feel directly at home. In their house with big garden. Next to all this: it’s a perfect stop before doing the Koman Lake Ferry from Koman to Fierza.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 May 2019
    It was the best experience in Albania among all other propertys where we stayed ! You feel right away at home. The property is very nice : calm, confy, relax,... all you need to feel you really on holidays. We enjoyed a lot the atmosphere : talking with other guests and with Florian, the host. He is always ready to give you good advice, or tell nice stories about his country. Also, the food offered was very good, and entirely homemade by all the family : wine, bread, and all plates.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    20 Apr 2019
    Florian is a great host who will help you on your way to the Theth and Valbona hike. He provides a wonderful breakfast and dinner. He also grows all his own food there! Wonderful stay for the price.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cots Available
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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