The house is located in the Unesco Heritage neighborhood of Mangalem. It's the only house with a proper balcony in the neighborhood from which you have amazing views of Mt. Tomorr, the hills around, the river and a bit of Gorica. The house has 3 rooms, from which one is a bedroom, and two sitting areas. The bedroom is small and has 2 single beds and sofa that turns into a double bed. The house was recently renovated with new ceilings, fresh paint, and new furniture. Please respect the furniture as they are brand new (sitting rooms furniture), the wooden floors, especially in the balcony as it's also brand new, and the neighborhood.
The kitchen has up to date appliances (fridge and stove). There is only one bathroom. The house has a lot of character and is perfect for couples or families who wish to spend a few days in Berat. The wireless internet has recently been updated and works inside and outside in the balcony.
I don't live in Albania, but my parents take great care of the house as they live nearby and they are amazing hosts who know all the great dining spots in Berat.
It's is not only the best place to stay in berat it's the best family that makes it so real. Its hard to think I may not see them again. But I Have there emails etc. they helped me with some hard requests. The home is so big. The views are 5 star. If you stay there tell them Monty said hi! Obty I had problems with the wifi the next day all new router etc. works all over inside and out.
The house in Berat is unbelievable. You won't want to leave the balcony which has the best view in town. Kristi's brother Dorian was so helpful and made our stay extra special. A trip to the cobo winery ( Dorian brought us and waited) is totally recommended as much for the snacks as the wine. Say yes to this lovely house!
great apartment in a great city! Very good advice and help locally!
A fantastic apartment in an amazingly beautiful town. If you plan to visit Albania, Berat is a must, and if you visit Berat, this is the apartment to stay in. Kristi's brother is very welcoming, and drove us to the winery, which was fantastic. Our kids said it was the best apartment that we have stayed in so far in Europe, and definitely the best value for money.
The apartment was in a great position, easy to find and with a fantastic balcony just as advertised. The owners were very helpful and even had a bottle of wine and fruit for us which was very welcome. However, there are a couple of points to note.The listing shows photographs of each room except the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has 2 single beds and a very hard sofa bed in a room with no windows. With the sofa set up as a double bed the room is very crowded. There is no shower screen meaning the bathroom needs mopping each time the shower is used. The internet did not work at all during out 2 night stay, not a problem for us as there is plenty to see in Berat but a hassle if you need to book onward accommodation.
That was really just perfect staying! And it was the best in our trip through Albania! The house is amazing! Dorian and Kristi are very hospitable people with open heart and soul. I highly recommend the house for staying! Hope to see you again in spring!
It 'a lovely place; Kristi and his family have done a wonderful job with the restoration of this apartment, apartment rather call it is an understatement! Everything perfect, from furniture to cleaning, panoramic views, location. Precise directions to find it, we met and showed us where to park the car and then walk up the narrow pedestrian streets of the old town. Definitely worth making a few steps! The recommended restaurant for dinner very good, super cheap prices and close. Thanks for everything and I hope that visiting tourists are more and more!
Just as all the reviews say, Kristi and her brother, Dorian, are extremely helpful and the apartment is fantastic! We were only able to stay for one night, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's very easy to find with Kristi's directions and she and her brother give great suggestions for eating and sightseeing. The wifi only worked in the corner of the living room and I couldn't pick it up at all with my iPhone, but a small price to pay when staying in a beautiful historical home.
Fantastic place, we couldn't have asked for more. The best place we stayed in Albania. Definitely recommended.
Perfect view of the city! Very nice experience, good communication and everything was in order. Would only recommend. A lot of room for very few money. Only wifi in one room.