Hilton Garden Inn Tirana

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Tirana Albania (2023 Updated)

Albania is conservative country especially for gays and Albanian society is not so tolerant regarding homosexuality but in the capital city of Tirana you can find a few gay friendly bars and as well gay friendly hotels Tirana.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Albania face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, due in part to the lack of legal recognition for same-sex couples in the country and prevailing negative attitudes about LGBT persons throughout society, although LGBT persons in Albania are protected under comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation.Both male and female same-gender sexual activities have been legal in Albania since 1995.

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is known for its colorful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture. Pastel buildings surround the city’s focal point, Skanderbeg Square, which is named for its equestrian statue of a national hero. On the square’s north end is the modernist National History Museum, covering prehistoric times through Communist rule and the anti-Communist uprisings of the 1990s.

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1. Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana

Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana
Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana

Offering a spa centre, sauna and hot tub, Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana is situated in Tirana in the Tirana County Region, 200 m from Skenderberg Square. The guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or have a meal at the restaurant.

The rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms come with a private bathroom. Extras include bath robes and slippers.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Free use of fitness facilities is offered. Guests can also book a massage for an additional fee.

The Plaza Tirana features 190 double rooms which are designed with rich hues, contemporary inviting furnishings and have a wonderful view of the city. The Suites are characterized by luxury and exclusive comforts. It is placed in the city center of Tirana, within the shopping streets and business district, a few minutes’ walk from the House of Parliament, the National Art Gallery and the Opera.

Situated in the heart of the city. Short walking distance shopping malls , cafes , restaurants , main square and anything you need.

The hotel has 5 stars and they provide guests all that a 5 star hotel could offer. Plaza Hotel is among the best hotels I stayed past few years. I have enjoyed staying at Plaza and beautiful city Tirana. Hotel staff, city residents and everyone is friendly and polite.

The hotel is centrally location in the capital of Albania, Tirana. It is across a shopping mall and is near restaurants and cafes.

The Plaza is modern, clean and well placed in the city. It is a 2 minute walk from the famous Skanderbeg square and several museums. There is a large mall across the street for your shopping pleasure too. The main boulevard in Tirana is also about a 2 minute walk. The fine dining at the Convivium restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Plaza treats you to a great menu enhanced by the exceptional service of the Maitre’D.

You can also choose to eat at the Italian restaurant outside on the hotel patio. The breakfast is well prepared and stocked too.

The hotel has an ideal location in central Tirana. Among other advantages, there are many restaurants within easy walking distance. The hotel is located across the street from the sleek Toptani shopping mall, which has a well-stocked supermarket in the basement. It is a stone’s throw from the National History and “Bunkart” museums as well as from several of the government buildings.

The rooms are large, ultra-modern, and nicely decorated. From my room on the 16th floor (1610), I had a wonderful view of the city with the mountains in the distance. The bed was extremely comfortable with impeccable linens. The workspace was more than adequate. There was a minibar fridge where I was able to keep a few drinks (water, sodas, etc.) cool. And the bathroom was roomy and well-appointed with a very effective and easy to control walk-in shower. The WiFi worked well without interruption. In short, the room had everything I needed and more.

I used the laundry services and my clothes were returned in impeccable shape. As a “long-term” guest, I was entitled to a discount on valet services as well as on an restaurant bills.

I did not have the occasion to visit the spa, but I understand from several colleagues that it is quite exceptional and well worth visiting.

Although we ate out on most evenings, several colleagues and I used the hotel restaurant (located in a separate building across a courtyard) on a few evenings for convenience. We found the quality of the food, the service, and the atmosphere to be very good.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not single out the staff of the 2nd floor breakfast room for especial praise (breakfast was included in our room rate). The breakfast room had a well-laid out buffet offering a wide and very appealing selection of food and drinks, including Albanian specialties. Items like tea/coffee and eggs were prepared to order and brought directly to the table. Aside from the quality and variety of the food and drink, the blend of courtesy and cheerful efficiency demonstrated by the host and wait staff made the overall breakfast experience an outstanding one, and a pleasure to get up for each morning.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana
Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana

How much does a room costs at Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana ?

Prices start 161$/night for Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with City View
is  271$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a seating area, air conditioning and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana – Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana you can find the best hotels deals in Tirana during Tirana Photo Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tirana on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Allure Boutique Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana

Allure Boutique Hotel
Allure Boutique Hotel

Situated within 5 km of Dajti Ekspres Cable Car and 2.7 km of National Sport Park Resort, Allure Boutique Hotel offers rooms in Tirana. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Guests at Allure Boutique Hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Skanderbeg Square, Former Residence of Enver Hoxha and House of Leaves. The nearest airport is Tirana International Mother Teresa Airport, 17 km from Allure Boutique Hotel.

Many great restaurants and attractions within walking distance. The center of Tirana is less than a 5 minute walk. Hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very clean and unique. Highly recommend to stay here if visiting Tirana.

It is a brand new hotel, where everything is in place and in a spotless condition. The staff and particularly Endri, the hotel manager were very enthusiastic. Awesome design features and great lighting ( natural & indoor). satisfying and fresh breakfast. I would definitely come back at Allure and would highly recommend it for stay in Tirana.

Brand new hotel with a wonderful staff, a good value for money. The breakfast was half buffet and half a la carte ..The room was clean. Everything was quiet . They even had a terrace which you could enjoy the beer in the sun.

The best experience so far in Tirana.

How much does a room costs at Allure Boutique Hotel ?

Prices start 50$/night for  Deluxe Double Room. 

This double room has air conditioning.

Where to book online – Allure Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana you can find the best hotels deals in Tirana during Tirana Photo Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tirana on Booking.com or  Expedia.com  or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hilton Garden Inn Tirana 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Albania

Hilton Garden Inn Tirana
Hilton Garden Inn Tirana

Offering a restaurant and a bar, Hilton Garden Inn Tirana is located 1.6 km from Skenderberg Square. The National Arts Gallery and Sky Tower are reachable within 1.7 km and 1.4 km. Free WiFi is provided.

All units are air-conditioned and equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen cable TV. Some rooms have a balcony. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property. At the hotel’s a la carte restaurant guests can enjoy International cuisine. A fitness centre is at guest’s disposal.

Newest Tirana hotel near city center and airport – Balcony views overlooking the Mountains and River – Guest rooms with mini-fridge and complimentary WiFi – On-site restaurant, lounge, daily room service and 24-hour Shop – Complimentary fitness center and business center – Over 9,600 sq. ft. of event space Welcome to Hilton Garden Inn Tirana, the city’s newest hotel.

Our location in the vibrant heart of the city overlooking Dajti Mountain, the nearby hills and River Lana, is just 20 minutes from the airport and five minutes from the city center and business district. Enjoy local and international cuisine in our Olive Tree Restaurant or take advantage of room service and dine in the comfort of your guest room or suite. Our lounge is perfect for after-work cocktails, and The Shop is always open for snacks and travel items.

One of the best hotels (and cities) I’ve stayed in. The staff were really kind, friendly and helpful. The room was brand new and immaculate. The air con was good and the room was really quiet, so I always got a good night’s sleep. The room has tea/coffee making facilities, and an empty mini-fridge which you can stock with items from the 24-hour shop at reception. The breakfast options were excellent and the fagottini with fresh truffle I had one night for dinner was amazing.

It’s a 30-minute easy walk to the main sights of Skanderbeg Square, the Pyramid, BunkArt2, etc – the best way is to walk along the Gjergi Fishta Boulevard which is full of shops and cafés on both sides of the River Lana. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes and a Conad minimarket near the back of the hotel on/near Kavaja Street.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana
Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana

I totally fell in love with Tirana itself – it has such a cool vibe. I’m planning on returning to this hotel and then exploring the rest of Albania very soon.

The location is quiet and just outside the hurly-burly of the city center. Staff are extremely friendly and professional. The rooms are modern, comfortable, and everything works. Wi-Fi is great, good selection of TV channels (Albanian tv shows excellent movies in original English, by the way), and there are terrific cafes and restaurants just behind the hotel, as well as a convenient minimarket almost next door.

I especially enjoyed the Italian restaurant, the Pizzeria Napoletana on nearby Kavaja St., more or less behind the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel is good and there is a choice of indoor or outdoor dining – the outdoor area is a real oasis of quiet, despite the urban location. Highly recommended.

Very impressed with the hotel upon arrival; the staff here are super welcoming, friendly and helpful and the hotel has a really nice feel to it; I expect it is relatively new.

It is around 25-30 minutes from the airport and a taxi is around 1800 LEK.

I found the bed to be exceptionally comfortable, along with the pillows. The room was large, spacious and well appointed. There is also a fridge in the room which can be stocked with personal items.

We had some food and drinks often in the hotel bar and we found it to be of good quality and very reasonably priced; the bar staff were excellent also and spoke great English.

The location is about 20 minute walk to Blokku or a 5 minute taxi ride which will cost around 500-600 LEK.

Highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay again.

What I loved the most about this hotel is the peace and quiet you get at night. Not once was I woken up by other guests, housekeeping or street noise as I did in other hotels I stayed. I highly appreciate the fact that your windows and doors are sound proof and your housekeeping is gracious enough not to make too much noise when cleaning other rooms.

What I also loved is that I got a proper duvet to sleep under. I know it’s summer and I know that a lot of hotels just give you a thin sheet but with the air con on it’s just so nice to have a duvet to sleep under. Rooms might have been a little bit on the small side but they are well equipped and are very modern and clean.

Overall I had a great stay and would definitely book again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tirana

How much does a room costs at Hilton Garden Inn Tirana ?

Prices start 53$/night for King Room. The King Room with Balcony is  63$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, electric kettle and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Hilton Garden Inn Tirana – LGBT Friendly Hotels Tirana you can find the best hotels deals in Tirana during Tirana Photo Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tirana on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.