Grand Virginia Hotel

L 13 Plazhi Teuta, Durres, 2001, Albania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Durres

Pristina to Durres

A travel blog entry by greghahn


Durres, 20 degrees overcast

6.30 start from Fushe Kosove. Jasin and Chere got up with with me to have a cuppa before I left. As we left the building to head down to the main road, Arbri and Donjeta were there too with a present for me. The bakery was open near the stop so I got some croissants for us all. Sotmir was already on the bus so it stopped on schedule.

Once on board, Sotmir and I had a great conversation, he wants to show ...

Our fly-by visit of Albania

A travel blog entry by craigandlauren


... time (and an extra hour given due to time difference) it was a very big day.

We had originally wanted to spend a couple of days making our way slowly through Albania on the way to Montenegro and Croatia, but time dictated that we would have to be on a bus every day for at least a week if we did and we wouldn’t see anywhere in much depth. We therefore decided we would get through Albania as quickly as we could to give us ...

Albania is an odd place

A travel blog entry by teamjames


... plenty of trash dumped in odd places together with a bug oil spill. The countryside is beautiful, but apparently riddled with mines and other traps from years of being paranoid of invasion (for which they also built 700,000 bunkers ready to defend the country). Temperature still early to mid 30's with no clouds. Starting to get used to the temp. Stayed in a nice resort type thing in ...

Episode 22

A travel blog entry by overlandlyn2010


... after the country opened up to foreign travelers. There is still no tourist information service. We were to discover that lots of places accept Euros and will even give preference to them, and lots of people on the street offer to buy Euro at around 7% more than the official bank rate. It’s a black market really but a semi official one as there is nothing secretive or furtive about it. You do need the local currency to buy stuff at the market or ...

Day 121 : The New HNIC

A travel blog entry by kev_ann


... was he going to let me park the car in a spot reseved for the presidential envoy - but he was also going to watch the car for me to make sure no one ****'s with it, including the police. Tirana is awesome!

Word to the wise: When the guide books say don't drive at night in Albania, they may be onto something. Seeing people drive the wrong side of a highway, twice the speed limit without lights on at 11pm is frightening. Pure and simple.


This hotel, located on L 13 Plazhi Teuta, Durres, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding