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Reviewed 14 September 2015

After hastily checking out of Perla next door, 1 Maji seemed like the more sensible choice, albeit a much pricier one.

We were able to view 4 rooms and settled for one on the 2nd floor with two balconies and breathtaking views of the lake. there are no phones in the room, no full length mirrors but the lighting is done well with ceiling spot lights (which worked!!!)

there are NO facilities for children, although COTS are provided for babies. BEWARE they supplied us with a cot where one of the rails was removed and one was sticking out of the gap. dangerous??? this would not happen anywhere else without thinking twice about consumer LIABILITY. please also do note that LOUD music is also played here during the summer season... so if you're travelling with children or elderly request for a room that does NOT overlook the fountain (which of course has NO water)

We paid 50 euros per night for 4 nights. We found out on the 3rd day that every one else is paying less as it was OFF PEAK and when we asked we were told that 'we had booked for the entire trip' which definitely was not the case as we were paying every day to get the 'breakfast coupon'. so again haggle to get the price down. the night receptionist was very rude and not guest oriented AT ALL. we kindly asked to speak with the manager and she said she was going to talk to him... the next day it had NOT happened so we stayed there for her to call him/her. really bizarre how guests are treated as pests in this country. additionally NO PRICES ARE ADVERTISED. highly discriminating process which i am surely hoping will change soon. also we needed to pay in advance for the nights (like i said to get the breakfast coupon for the next morning).

breakfast was 'ok' with similar items as Perla and boxed juices, milk (nothing fresh) except the mountain tea. that was DELICIOUS!

the restaurant and the tavern overlook the lake and you can sit and see the fishes in the lake and even feed them. it is beautiful!!!

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner there as travelling with kids made it easy to just hang around the quarters there. That however did not make service any better any of the 4 nights we stayed. with EVERY order there was a mistake. we ordered a souvlaki... and they brought kebabs, we ordered a 4 seasons pizza and they brought a capricciosa, we asked for tap water they brought us bottled and to top it off we ordered the Koran fish the 500gr from the menu (at a hefty price of 1,500lek) the waiter comes with a platter of 750gr koran and says 'i made you guys the 750gr as it is BETTER to share for two people' which cost us 2,300!!!!!

HOW does a waiter not come and let customers know that the only available option is the more expensive one??!!! appalled at the level of arrogance. No one ever offered an apology ... just took a decision FOR us AND charged us the higher price... really bizarre form of customer service.

The rooms were very comfortable and very airy.

We did find the floors and the rug VERY VERY dirty. I have my almost one year old trying to crawl and she pulls up on the bed with a big hairball in her face that she had scooped from under the rug. DISGUSTING!!! i had to go on the floor myself and clean which is absolutely ridiculous for a hotel of this rank.

however... it is one of the safer choices in pogradec. Will not be going back... however I decide to only cherish the memories of lake, the fishes and the breeze flowing in the room....

Room Tip: higher floors have much better views and hopefully less audio... shame the rooms are not soundproof
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Ori P
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I was here during the last days of August 2015 with my mom. I was very impressed of the good service. The room was very comfortable and clean. The btekfast was fine. The view perfect. Near by the lake. I would suggest this hotel to everyone who want to visit Pogrades and have a relaxed stay.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
2  Thank Monika T
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

one of the most beautiful places of the city, we went three in one weekend, more luxurious rooms service is perfect, the restaurant menu with fresh fish of the lake, there was no live music or traditional, if the switch from Pogradeci do not leave without visit!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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2  Thank oresti m
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Think this place deserves simply more stars!
Stayed there 4 days! Everything perfect, the location, the rooms and service!

Very friendly and helpful staff, nice private beach and the best restaurant in town, no doubt for that!

Definitely will be back!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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4  Thank Kliti Z
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Hotel is lovely, the location on the lake is fabulous and the views are fantastic. The rooms are large and clean with fridge and air conditioning.The beds are very comfortable. The service in the restaurant was sporadic. I think this was because we were a large party of English and Albania with many children and the translation was often missed. However quality of food was excellent when it came and very reasonably priced. Breakfast was very basic. We would definitely book to come here again. I recommend the hotel.

Room Tip: Lake facing are quieter
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Moolimoo
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