I found the hotel on booking.com under the beachfront section. The hotel is not at all beachfront. In fact, it is up a hill across the street from another hotel that has water access from a cliff.
While the woman who checked me in was very friendly and helpful, I was surprised to be asked for full payment at checkin. Usually, payment is made at checkout.
The room is quite large, and the bathroom is nice. The balcony overlooks a hovel, but I could see the water as well. Unfortunately, the air conditioner did not do a good job, and the room is quite warm at night.
I ate in the restaurant on my first night at the hotel. The view is superb, however, the service is not. I had to repeatedly ask for service from the waiter, and then, he seemed quite put out that I requested dinner and a drink.
I went back to the restaurant for breakfast because it is included in the hotel price. I arrived at 9:45am. Breakfast ends at 10am. Apparently, that 15 minutes makes all the difference, as there was no food left. I had to go up and request a coffee, because both of the waiters were busy on their phones.
If I had not paid upon arrival, I would be changing hotels. I came to Vlorë to enjoy the beach, and this is not possible at my not so “beachfront” hotel.
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