Friday, November 4, 2011

Itinerar albanez 10. Cazare in Ksamil / Albanian Itinerary 10. Accommodation in Ksamil

I.m writing this post especially for those wanting to travel to Albania and have doubts about accommodation. I booked mine, in Ksamil, on hostelworld.com. More information here:
http://www.hostelsclub.com/hostel-en-13127.html
Being a family business, recommends this accommodation. The father, a former horticultural engineer, has a small shop in the building, selling almost everything of daily need. He knows some English words, which combined with a lot of gestures and smiles, delivered a proper conversation. A bakery is at 2 houses distance, 2 restaurants at the corner and a shop selling vegetables and fruits. There are also there a bang (ATM included) and a gas station. Not to mention that the beach is at 5 minutes walk!

A double room, with AC, refrigerator, TV and en suite bath (shower, sink, toilet) is 23.50 euros/night.

Toni, the son, speaks English fluently. He manages a non-stop bar. Inside the bar, good quality music and an internet-cafe, makes the visits there very pleasant. A coffee is 50 lek (0.50 euro), and a bottled beer is 150 lek (1.50 euro). You may stay in a small garden too, adorned with leanders and hydrangeas.

There is a bus, going to Saranda or Butrint.

Scriu acest post mai ales pentru cei care doresc sa mearga in Albania si au, poate, indoieli legate de cazare.

Eu am gasit Tani's Guesthouse pe hostelworld.com si am fost foarte multumita. Gasiti mai multe informatii aici:   http://www.hostelsclub.com/hostel-en-13127.html

Casa in sine nu este prea frumoasa (cel putin mie nu-mi place acest gen de arhitectura), dar este noua. Ceea ce o recomanda insa este faptul ca, fiind o afacere de familie, gasesti aici mai multe facilitati la un loc. Tatal, fost inginer horticultor, are la parterul cladirii un mic magazin, unde gasesti cam tot ceea ce iti poate trebui rapid, inclusiv alimente. Stie suficiente cuvinte in limba engleza pentru ca, impreuna cu gesturi si zambete, sa te poti intelege bine cu el.
Camera dubla este suficient de mare, dotata cu aer conditionat, un televizor si un frigider si completata de o baie en suite. Ea costa 23.50 euro/noapte, ceea ce mi s-a parut convenabil. Camera o primesti curata la sosire si trebuie sa ti-o pastrezi asa pe timpul sederii. Nu se face curatenie decat dupa plecare.

Tani, fiul, are tot acolo un bar si o mica gradina, deschise non-stop. In bar se aude mereu muzica de foarte buna calitate si la decibelii potriviti pentru a nu deranja turistii care locuiesc in pensiune. De asemenea, gasesti si un punct de internet, dotat cu cateva calculatoare. Te poti conecta la pretul de 60 lek/ora, daca imi amintesc bine. O cafea costa 50 lek (0.50 euro) si o bere Korce sau Tirana 150  lek (1.50 euro). In fata pensiunii si in gradina, flori de leandru si hortensii uriase, roz. Tani vorbeste cursiv limba engleza si va poate da tot felul de informatii. Este o persoana amabila si, cel mai important, o gasesti mereu acolo!
 Tani, la bar
Alaturi este o brutarie, cu produse de panificatie diverse si, dupa colt, gasesti un magazin cu legume si fructe. Tot la colt, cale de cateva case distanta, sunt doua restaurante. La 5 minute distanta, gasesti o banca cu ATM (functioneaza doar pentru carduri VISA) si o statie de benzina. Tot acolo este si statia autobuzului cu care poti merge in Saranda sau la Butrint. Si ultima informatie dar nu si cea mai putin importanta: una dintre plaje se afla la doar 5 minute de mers de pensiune.


10 comments:

VP said...

This could really be here, just around the corner...

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, VP. Have a great weekend!

Rizalenio said...

What an ideal hotel with everything's near. 5 minutes walk to the beach and with bar and bakery, great. Happy weekend, my dear friend! :)

Randy said...

Let's all meet at the bar!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, everything came handy, Rizalenio!

Traveling Hawk said...

Let's do it, Randy! They even have tequila there:)

Life Ramblings said...

what a cool bar. a great place to spend some time with friends.

Traveling Hawk said...

It surely is!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

This is the kind of thing people want to find on the internet when travelling, unfortunately they never seem to get satisfaction from their searches.
This is a top information post.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, J_on_tour! I am looking myself after this kind of information, so I considered important to put this on internet,especially because it is about a country less known by the international tourists.