Best Western Premier Ark Hotel,  Tirana

4.5/5  - based on 122 guest reviews.
Tirana Airport Albania, Airport Road Rinas, 1053, 1053, Tirana, Albania - See map
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The newly built Best Western Premier Ark Hotel is located right next to the Tirana International Airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Tirana. The unique architecture combined with all the modern facilities and services guarantees a unique experience whether you are visiting Tirana for business or holidays. Our spacious guest rooms offer great views to our garden, to the mountains or to the airport runway. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms which are also equipped with sound proof windows, 32-inch flat screen televisions, a safe, a mini-bar, and a private bathroom with a shower and bathtub. Do not miss the opportunity to have lunch or dinner at one of our restaurants, the Shija e Detit on the ground floor and Ark Gourmet on the roof top which serve traditional Albanian and international cuisine or enjoy your drink at the Wall Bar. Our fully equipped fitness and spa center will give you the opportunity to relax after a busy day. For our guests free airport shuttle and free parking is available. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Premier Ark Hotel,Tirana
  • 3
    « Too many problems, good reaction from General Manager »

    We stayed here one night in May 2018 before flying home. We booked a Premier room but received an upgrade to a Junior Suite which was very spacious. There was a separate seating area and terrace, shared with another Junior Suite. The bathing area was also spacious and had 4 parts: big sink with 2 faucets, separated area with whirlpool, separated toilet and separated shower. There is a water cooker in the room with complimentary coffee and tea. The restaurant serves quite good food against a reasonable price. Breakfast is simple but good. However, on the negative side: 1. Wi-Fi was very weak and slow (unacceptable!). I had to go to the corridor to do my emails 2. Half of the lighting of the mirror (left side) in the bathroom didn't work. 3. The refrigerator did not work (wasn't even connected to electricity i think) 4. The drainage of the shower was blocked so when taking a shower, it floods the bathroom and dirt comes out of the drainage (unacceptable!) 5. We could smell cigarette smoking coming into the room during the night but couldn't locate where it was coming from (not from the corridor). 6. The sheet on the bed needed replacement, it was full of holes. Most of these problems we only discovered at night when we were preparing to go to sleep and it was too late to talk to Reception about this and potentially change rooms, so we complained by email after our stay. The General Manager replied very quickly in a professional was and based on his reply we are optimistic that future guests will not experience the same problems. Fingers crossed!

    4
    « Extremely spacious and quite but the breakfast is somehow poor »

    The room was ridiculously spacious and very clean. I don't remember myself staying in such a big room (although relatively empty) . The bed was bigger than most and very comfortable. Having travelled for a business purpose i have to mention that the WiFi was practically useless and the breakfast did not live to the hotel's standard ( a couple o stale cakes and two (2) egg variants was all it could practically offer) The reception staff was excellent and the amenities were also exceptional

    4
    « Excellent location, great value for the money »

    I chose this hotel because of late arrival in Tirana. There are some other hotels in the area but BW seems the best one although it's the most expensive one. It's still good value for the money especially because of the location. It's a short walk from the terminal and it felt safe to walk to the hotel at midnight. I got triple room which is huge and the bathroom is also massive. Everything worked in the room, it has what you need on a trip. The breakfast was fine with good selection of food and good coffee. There are plenty of parking space if you need one.

    5
    « Lovely and Convenient Hotel at Airport »

    It's the perfect place if you're catching a flight or just landed in Tirana. Ideally located just a few steps from the airport, this little jem offers just what you need. Staff is very welcoming, and helpful. The room was spacious, clean and furnished with all what is required. Food at the restaurant is amazing and if you are dining in the area is just the place. One suggestion though, they could add more coffee packs and tea bags (one of each next coffee maker while two cups placed). The hotel is very quiet and overall just the perfect place.

    4
    « Convenient walkaway from Airport »

    The choice of hotel for travelers, especially if arriving late or departing early morning. Good choice of facilities, Restaurant, Bar, Spa, Parking and plus a choice of Car Hire right outside the door. Rooms are spacious and bright, ideal if you have to hang about all day for a flight. TV channels can sometimes be a bit fuzzy and frustrating as is the lighting in the rooms, The bedside lamps never seem to work. Breakfast is uninspiring yet the evening meals are much nicer. As I said great place just a short walk from the airport so very handy without breaking the bank.

    5
    « Always a pleasure to stay here:-) »

    I stayed over night in this hotel and as always I had a very good experience here -the rooms are clean, modern, the staff are friendly, the food is good. It is the best hotel choice in Tirana for the case you have an early or very late flight; you can reach the hotel by a 5 minute walk from the airport.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    Excellent accommodation. Very clean. Tasty and big breakfast. Staff is very helpful and professional. Excellent hotel. Everything is superb. Location is good, near Tirana and Duress. Price is very good.

    5
    « Ark Hotel Tirana Airport »

    Excellent location (5 minutes by foot) from the airport and just 20 minutes to the city. The hotel is modern and I had a great room. The Internet connection was more than adequate and easy to use. Really friendly and helpful staff to round off a great experience.

    5
    « Great for late arrival or early departure »

    Good hotel with big and comfortable rooms. I really liked spacious bathrooms. Check in is fast and service friendly. They offer also free transfer between airport and hotel. It's not far from airport but this service is good when travelling with children and luggage.

    5
    « Very friendly and professional, super clean, great place ! »

    I really loved this place, the entire staff and especially at the front desk are so friendly and nice, always eager to help with a big smile on their face ! The wifi is really great, the entire hotel is very clean, and there are very nice cafés and restaurants located directly inside the hotel, all in all very well done !!

  • 5
    « Good place to kill time in the restorant waiting for the plane »

    Had no chance to stay in hotel, but obviously the place is good. Spend 3hours in restaurant and bar. Service and food are good. Free Wi-Fi. The place is organized very well. The place is located at walking distance from airport and working till 1:00 for sure

    3
    « Clean friendly but coul improve »

    I stay here regularly. Plus points are the rooms are generally clean, beds comfortable staff are best asset. Minus points,poor guest amenities, in room,only one of the two advertised restaurants is open, no meals or room service available after 22.00 and no recognition of BW Diamond status. Its OK but could do with some improvement.

    5
    « Great location, great staff »

    Right next to airport. Really easy when coming off a late flight. Staff couldn't be friendlier. Indrit on reception was so thoughtful and kind to me when I arrived very late and exhausted. Ammenties good and rooms super. Highly recommend.

    5
    « Best Western Premier Ark hotel, Tirana airport »

    The hotel is 200 m from the airport. No taxi is needed. You walk to the airport for a flight, or if this hotel is a stop after a late arrival to Tirana, a bus to the city can be taken from the airport. Rinas express bus goes to/from Tirana city every half an hour from 6 AM till 6 PM. Very comfortable hotel. Spacious room, comfortable bed, huge bathroom. There is a restaurant and a cafe, a SPA. The hotel is not very big, which I liked. Check in/check out was quick. The staff is very good and professional. As I was to check out at 2 AM, at check in I was asked whether I wanted the breakfast in a bag. There is a tea kettle, tea and coffee bags and a bottle of water in the room, complementary. Wifi worked very well. A good place for a short stop.

    4
    « nice bathroom »

    The rooms were big and cleaned, the bathroom is huge, it a pleasure having a shower at best western, I have not tested the swimming pool or the gym, the restaurant is more likely italian restaurant, with pizzas, the rooms are functionnal, you have bar, and breakfast is OK.

    3
    « Good Airport Hotel »

    I just spent one night at the Best Western Premier. Please find here my review: Positive: - location, just in front of the airport - room are big and bathroom are modern - free and good wi-fi connection - breakfast was very good and with italian style! congratulation! Negative - room was enough clean, however the room is not so nice: a bit old fashioned and the bed is NOT so comfortable - Price/Quality: the price is relative high for this kind of hotel? basically you pay for the location? Overall a positive hotel experience near from the Airport? congratulation!

    4
    « Good Airport Hotel »

    My husband and I spent one night at this hotel which is within easy walking distance of the airport terminal. Our modern room was very large, the bed was comfortable and the shower had good pressure. The staff were really nice. The cold portion of the breakfast buffet was fine, but the hot food (eggs, sausages, etc,) was not hot. There was no heat under the serving containers and the covers were kept open.

    4
    « Good choice »

    Very good choice if you fly Tirana. Clean, spacious rooms modern decoration and furniture. Impressive bathrooms. Breakfast not satisfactory and dining room service not that friendly. Nice bar for late night beer.

    5
    « EXCELLENT »

    This year we decided to go towards the Dalmatian Coast. So we decided to stop here for 2 days in mid August. I would like to say that this hotel is a great place to stay. It is out the city center but it is so clean, the rooms are spacious. I loved the mattress and the pillows!!!!!! so soft I could sleep for hours!!! the staff very friendly. We like the breakfast too. The rooms were what we wanted. If I go there again, I will stay again.I recommend it!!!

    5
    « Fantastic hotel just next to the airport »

    We stayed here for 1 night. We had a late check in but was no problem at all. Room was very spacious and clean. Large bed with fantastic matress. Enough space in the room to sit or to work. You can also make tea or coffee in the room or take something from the minibar. Bathroom very clean and also spacious with a bath, separate large shower and a double sink. Wifi was in the entire hotel very fast. Airconditioning worked really good. Breakfast was good with enough choices. Also warm food like eggs and sausages but a larger choice of cold food like cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, different breads with marmelade, cheeses, meats and salads. Hotel is next to the airport but the rooms are very quiet. Overall one of the best hotels we stayed in. We are definitely coming back.

  • 5
    « Highly recommended »

    We stayed here on our first night in Albania. We were met at the airport and the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel was built round an atrium that made it really light a clever design.

    4
    « Great service. »

    Stayed here for one night before our flight home with the airport cross the street. Friendly and service-minded staff. Spacious and clean rooms with all needed necessities. Breakfast has some room for improvement.

    5
    « Wonderful airport hotel »

    We had such a lovely stay, quick overnight stay before flying out of Europe. Hotel is modern, clean and well furnished. Well equipped with a tasteful design. Room was spacious, amazing bathroom. Bed very comfortable. We had a beautiful meal in the restaurant and also enjoyed cocktails in the bar. Great service from restaurant and also at front desk.

    3
    « Air-contd problem »

    Modern and spacious hotel. Situated very near the airport. We love the design and the modern facilities. But the air-contd doesn't work well. So it was very hot in the room as well as the common areas.

    5
    « We were amazed »

    We stayed in the hotel as our flight came in in the evening. We had a very nice big room which was very quiet giving the fact we could see the runway just opposite. Staff was really friendly and the hotel interior was very stylish. We used the pool for a morning swim and really enjoyed our stay. We would certainly stay here again and can recommend it.

    5
    « Best choice in Albania »

    Nice, very spacy room, good equipped, very fast WI-FI (!), free parking. Very close to Tirana Airport (~200 m) but rooms have perfect acoustic isollation - I could hear no noise. I think this hotel is the best choice in Albania at all. Some years ago I had 4 nights reservation in the best hotel in Saranda (South Albania) and I escaped after one night... This one fully meets European 4* standards I've expected a little bit more from breakfast in 4* BW hotel. Bacon was not tasty (strange flavored - maybe it's regular taste in Albania - but not for me). But finally I could find something for myself

    4
    « Great hotel!!! »

    I stayed at the Best Western my last night in Albania as I had an early flight the following morning, and it was perfect. It is a new hotel with nice amenities. The room was spacious with a nice-sized bathroom. There is a gym on site with a variety of equipment. The open breakfast early in case guests want to eat breakfast before leaving. Even though the airport is an easy walk, they have a shuttle that will drop off guests. Overall, I was very pleased that I stayed here on the last night of my trip.

    5
    « Very modern comfortable and friendly hotel »

    I ended up here after being injured in a motorcycle rally and needing to fly home. With an early morning flight I had only 7 hours in this hotel. The room was very comfortable and lacked nothing. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

    4
    « Excellent hotel ? apart from the breakfast »

    This hotel was good quality ? less than half the price of the equivalent at Athens Airport. I was allocated a very big room. It had a big bathroom. Good free wifi, which incidentally is much better than Tirana Airport (which must be in competition for the world's slowest airport wifi connection!) Breakfast ? my complaint here is that the ?hot buffet? was cold. Cold sausage. Cold ?bacon? ? probably ham or turkey bacon. Cold scrambled egg. Cold fried egg. I guess the flame went out from underneath the food stand. The reception lady gave me an inkling when she said ?breakfast is served from 3:30am?. I guess it's because it's near the airport. The only redeeming feature was that a drinks machine produced hot chocolate, even though the button was labelled ?cold chocolate?.

    5
    « perfect »

    Jan, 2016. two nights spent. 5 mins walk from Airport on safety way. Nice, modern and clean hotel, I arrived late night, the staff was very friendly, nice surprise, upgraded my room from delux to premium. It was great!! Very spacious, clean, biggest bathroom ever. Close to airport, but no any noise. Great! From airport easy and cheap transfer to city by minibus cca 35 mins. You can by anything on Airport's shops from ourside too.

  • 5
    « Perfect for access to the airport »

    This hotel is literally 3 minutes from the front door of the airport, so it is perfect for catching that early morning flight out. The staff was very friendly, spoke excellent English (during the day--the night staff was a little less fluent). The rooms were excellent as was the food they offered through room service and at their café. My only complaint is that it was very hot and the hotel had not yet turned on its AC, so they could only suggest opening the window. This is a very common problem in Europe when traveling in shoulder seasons, so it did not surprise me, but I was still very uncomfortable. Perhaps they could provide some fans for such days.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    This was the second time I stayed here. The hotel has exceptional service, comfort, location, food, bar, spa, and price. Large bathrooms make the experience even better. I recommend it. I tell ya, stepping out of the airport and having the hotel 50 meters away, beats anything.

    5
    « Great location for airport departures »

    This hotel is extremely convenient to the airport. In fact, you can walk to it from the hotel. The hotel staff is very helpful. It is also an excellent value. I highly recommend it for travelers to Tirana. Love the large walk-in shower which also included a bathtub.

    4
    « International Standard »

    Real nice new four star hotel next to the airport. Full service. Nothing missing. The distance to Tirana city centre is adroitly bridged by offering the hotel's shuttle-bus at a rate a little less than ordinary taxi charge. Nice.

    5
    « Lovely hotel!! »

    Stayed for 3 nights! Good location, close to the airport. Friendly staff, smart rooms, with comfy beds and balcony! So tasty food and breakfast. Good wi-fi connection. It was my first travel to Albania and you really impressed me. Would stay again!!

    5
    « Huge rooms, very convenient »

    I stayed here for one night on two separate occasions. First, arriving in the evening from Istanbul. Receptionists very efficient. Rooms huge. Very modern, clean, comfortable. There is a fitness room at -1. Plus sauna etc. Dining room nice, not too expensive. Breakfasts start from 3.30am (for early flights). The hotel is easy walking distance from the airport. Even with a heavy-ish bag (on wheels) it wasn't difficult to get to - go right, then cross over the road.

    5
    « Not your daddy's Best Western by far - and a great airport hotel »

    When I think of Best Western, I visualize a 3 star average hotel with the basics. This is an exception, and in Albania, of all places. The property is walking distance of the terminal (great for an early flight), has very comfortable rooms with all the amenities from free WiFi to double sinks with thoughtful storage for all those items that clutter up hotel bathrooms. Bathrobes are standard. The restaurant is excellent, and breakfast starts at 3:45am! There are coffee making items in the room and the staff is excellent. You can't go wrong here.

    5
    « Very Friendly Staff and Beautiful Hotel »

    This hotel is brand new hotel and is right by the airport, walking distance 3 minutes, but we had to use their free airport shuttle due to lot of bags that we had. Staff is very friendly and professional. The room we had for couple nights was beautiful, big, modern and had a fast free internet connection. The hotel has huge SPA center. Food at restaurant was very nice and not expensive, also they had very early breakfast buffet starting at three in the morning, useful for our early flight. We recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Convenient friendly stay! »

    We recently spent two nights at this hotel. The service was very good, and the staff very friendly and helpful. We arrived close to midnight by plane and we literally walked out of the airport, around the corner and we were at the hotel! The rooms were clean and the quiet, you could not hear any airport noise. On the second evening, we arrived back late from a tour and the restaurant was closing-instead of turning us away, they took our orders and delivered the food to us over at the bar. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Nice hotel right next to the airport »

    Only 100 meter from the airport which makes it perfect if you have an early flight. Stayed in a double room which was very nice. Travelling with children the small pool in the parking lot was blessing. Furthermore the hotel have fairly good gym (didnt use the spa). The restaurant is not that good though.

  • 5
    « excellent location next to airport, specious rooms, good service »

    I did not expect such good value for money in any hotel in Albania. But I was wrong. This hotel has a great location. It is very new and rooms are very modern and nice. We ordered room service and food was tasty as well. The only thing that needs to be improved is the quality of so called SPA. It is done and completed. But it is not well taken care of. It is not clean.Some other men (maybe clients of hotel or members) were using the spa in their underwear which was appalling for us. after paying 6 Euro extra to have access to the SPA, it was frustrating.

    5
    « Amazing Hotel with Fantastic SPA Facilities! »

    We stayed at this hotel a couple days recently, along with some other friends. The place is beautiful, brand new hotel right by the Airport with very nice friendly and professional staff. The SPA center is stunning, the place was huge with all the facilities that a 5- star premier hotel has, the massage girl was amazing very professional, you should try the Aromatic massage. Overall, the restaurant had a nice menu with very reasonable prices, also breakfast was nice with lot of variety. The hotel offers transportation (not expensive), we took the taxi to down town (Tirana) which is around 15 minutes driving. Would I return to Albania, certainly, would I stay at Best Western Ark Hotel again, Yes I would stay with pleasure.

 

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·From: Tirana city center. Head north to Sheshi Skenderbej Road towards Rruga Ludovik Shllaku Road. After 170 meters turn left and remain on Sheshi Skenderbej Road. Continue to Rruga e Durresit Road. On the roundabout take the first exit towards Rruga Dritan Hoxha Road. On the next roundabout take the first exit towards Rruga 29 Nentori/SH2 Road. Exit the roundabout towards Rruga 29 Nentori/SH2 Road. Turn right to SH60 Road and after seven kilometers you can see the Best Western Premier Ark Hotel on your right hand side.