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Where To Stay In Kosovo In 2020: Best Kosovo Hotels
A landlocked state in the Balkans, Kosovo is well known for the 1999 Kosovo War. But there is so much more to Kosovo.
The rich landscape with its mountains, canyons, lakes, and rivers is perfect for adventure activities, eco-tourism and skiing trips. The capital Pristina, or the old cities like Gjakova, Gjilan, Ferizaj, Pec, and Prizren offer a glimpse into the rich history of the State.
Where To Go In Kosovo?
The best area to stay in Kosovo is the capital of Pristina from where the other towns and cities are easily accessible.
Pristina – the capital and main point of entry into Kosovo via Pristina International Airport, and also a hub of nightlife.
- Pec: Lying close to the Prokletije mountains on the banks of the Peć Bistrica river, Pec is where you’ll find leather goods and crafts, along with old churches and mosques
- Ferizaj: Populated since ancient times, the city is now famous for the mosque and church that sit next to each other as a symbol of religious tolerance
- Gjilan: An industrial city near Pristina that is also home to some beautiful religious monuments
- Gjakova: Monuments and nightlife make this city a must visit
- Prizren: Situated on the River Prizreni, this city is a must-visit for lovers of forts and castles
- Rahovec: Go here for the food, wine, and architecture
- Novo Brdo: A city for nature lovers and hikers that also has a few medieval buildings
Best Places To Stay In Kosovo
We’ve broken down the best places for you to stay in Kosovo
Pristina, Kosovo Hotels
5-Star Hotel – Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina
The Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina is the best place to stay in Kosovo in Pristina City Centre. This accommodation in Kosovo is luxuriously decorated with a stylish design. The onsite Iliria Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and The Lounge and Cocktail Bar is good for a relaxing evening. The Diamond Cigar Bar has rare cigars on sale, while The Wine Cellar has an extensive selection of wines.
The spa at this Kosovo accommodation is the biggest and best in Kosovo. It features a fitness center, 3 rooms with sun beds, 6 saunas, 6 massage rooms, and an ice cave. The hotel also has an indoor heated pool, steam bath, and 6 conference centers.
The large spacious rooms have neoclassical furnishings and feature free WiFi, Italian marble baths, LCD HDTVs with pay per view channels, intelligent air conditioning, heating, safes, and minibars. The lavishly decorated suites also feature minibars, sofas, armchairs, refrigerators, dressing rooms, coffee machines, and well-stocked kitchenettes. Single rooms are also available for the solo traveler.
The hotel is within walking distance of all the attractions. The Swiss Diamond Hotel Pristina is the best of the five-star hotels in Kosovo to enjoy a lush stay.
Located 2 km from City Centre, the Hotel Garden is one of the top five star hotels in Kosovo. It features a panoramic lift and a rooftop restaurant serving international flavors. Guests have free access to the spa and wellness center. There is a heated indoor pool, a kids pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Elegantly furnished rooms feature free WiFi, espresso machines, minibars, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, heating, telephones, desks, refrigerators, soundproofing, and tumble dryers. Suites also include a free minibar, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, and seating area. Most rooms are wheelchair accessible and business meeting services are available at a small charge.
The Pristina, Kosovo attractions are 1 to 2 km away, while Germia National Park is 7 km away. Hotel Garden is the perfect place to be pampered in Pristina!
4-Star Hotels In Kosovo
Luxury awaits you at these Kosovo hotels.
One of the best hotels in Kosovo that is centrally located close to the government buildings, National Theater and Mother Theresa Square in Pristina. The top-floor Restaurant Hera provides unique city views and serves a rare collection of French wines from Bordeaux. There’s also a lobby and snack bar for guests to enjoy something light. Conference halls and meeting rooms include state-of-the-art equipment.
Rooms and suites at The Sirius are warm and cozy and feature minibars, safety deposit boxes, flat screen TVs with satellite and cable, air conditioning, heating, telephones, desks, hair dryers, refrigerators, and tea/coffee makers. A bonus is that pets are allowed free of cost.
Hotel Sirius is one of the best places to stay in Kosovo with easy access to all attractions. The statue of Mother Teresa, National Theatre of Kosovo, Skanderbeg Statue Pristina, Carshia Mosque Pristina, Pristina City Park, Kosovo Museum, Newborn Monument, Sultan Fatih Mosque, Old Green Market Pristina, are Mother Theresa Cathedral are all within walking distance.
The gold and white façade of this boutique hotel in Kosovo welcomes you to the city of Pristina. Located 500 meters from most of the attractions in Pristina, the classic hotel also provides free on-site parking, gym access, and free WiFi throughout the property. A free airport shuttle is available if booked in advance.
Apart from the onsite restaurant serving pizza, seafood, and European dishes, there are a few lovely restaurants to enjoy a meal just outside the hotel.
The large and spacious rooms at this Kosovo accommodation include free WiFi, tumble dryers, minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable, air conditioning, heating, telephones, desks, hair dryers, and refrigerators. The 38 m² also includes a dressing room and a private sauna. How awesome is that!
3-Star Kosovo Hotels
These will save you a little cash – but still meet our tough standards.
Hotel LaCorte Prishtina
This cheap accommodation in Kosovo is located within walking distance of the statue of Mother Teresa, National Theatre of Kosovo, Skanderbeg Statue Pristina, National Library, Carshia Mosque Pristina, Pristina City Park, Kosovo Museum, Newborn Monument and Sultan Fatih Mosque. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are a few steps away.
The tastefully decorated rooms at this cheap accommodation in Kosovo feature free WiFi, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, heating, soundproofing and hair dryers. Braille visual aids and higher level toilets are available. The hotel can also arrange walking tours of Pristina at an extra charge.
The Hotel LaCorte Prishtina is one of the cheap hotels in Kosovo that will make you feel right at home.
Private Accommodation In Kosovo, Pristina
Apartments give you more space to spread out – especially if you’re with kids. Here are some apartments in Kosovo that you’ll enjoy:
Super Central & Panoramic – Leo’s Apartment
Right in the center of Pristina, Leo’s Apartment has a balcony with panoramic views of the city center. The 37 m² apartment is accessible by lift and can accommodate 4 guests in one bedroom and one living room. It has all the necessary comforts of home, including a well-equipped kitchen and free WiFi.
Cafes and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the major Pristina attractions. This private accommodation in Kosovo is a great choice to stay at if you want to cook your own food sometimes and enjoy privacy.
The Heart of Pristina
While looking for Kosovo apartments in the city center, The Heart of Pristina is a top pick. Located on the Perandori Justinian Street, the apartment is less than 700 meters walk from the main things to do in Kosovo in Pristina. Newborn Monument is 1.6 km away while Germia Park is 3.6 kms away.
Accommodating up to 6 guests, the 2-bedroom apartment is minimally decorated and has all the necessary amenities including a well-equipped kitchen. Guests also have access to free parking and free WiFi.
Supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants are within walking distance, and a taxi stand is right outside the apartment. Pets are not allowed and the property only accepts cash payments. Click here to reserve your booking at this cheap accommodation in Kosovo.
Hostels In Pristina
Super budget savers in Kosovo.
Centrum Hostel – PR
If you plan to visit Kosovo on a budget, staying at this Kosovo hostel might be a good choice. Centrum Hostel is located close to Statue of Mother Teresa, Newborn Monument, National Library, National Theatre of Kosovo, Skanderbeg Statue Pristina, Carshia Mosque Pristina, Pristina City Park, Kosovo Museum, Palace of Youth and Pristina City Stadium.
The rooms in the dorm have free WiFi, a seating area and garden views. Bathrooms are shared. Airport shuttles and offsite activities can be arranged at a cost.
This Kosovo hostel is located about 1.1 km from Pristina city center. National Library, Mother Theresa Cathedral and City Park are within walking distance. Supermarkets and restaurants are nearby.
Guests can either opt for a double room with shared or private bathroom. Single beds are available in a four-bed mixed dorm. Rooms include seating areas, TV, air conditioning, free parking, and free WiFi.
Guests also have access to a garden, shared lounge, shared kitchen, terrace and barbecue facilities. The Hostel Tuba is perfect for pocket-friendly Kosovo holidays.
Other Kosovo Hotels
Sill have not found what you are looking for in Kosovo? What about these options?
Close to the Cabrati Mountains in Gjakove, this is one of the off the beaten path hotels in Kosovo. The small clean rooms feature a barbecue, patio, hairdryer, laptop safe, mosquito net, barbecue, hypoallergenic linen, free WiFi and outdoor furniture. Restaurants and supermarkets are nearby.
This old traditional house is just perfect for a stay in Kosovo away from Pristina.
Close to the Lumbhardi river at the heart of Prirzen, is the Theranda Hotel. This is the closest of Kosovo hotels near the Medieval Fortress of Kaljaja. Rooms here are furnished with flat screen TVs, air conditioning, heating, safes, hair dryers, refrigerators, flat screen TVs with satellite and cable, tumble dryers, clothes racks, free parking, and free WiFi. The suites at this Kosovo hotels luxury also include a seating area, spa bath, and interconnected rooms.
The Theranda Hotel is less than 300 kms away from the Mahmet Pasha Hamam, Sinan Pasha Mosque, Albanian League of Prizren Museum and Kalaja Fortress Prizren.
The onsite coffee house and restaurant serves al carte and buffet meals. The Theranda Hotel is perfect for a stay close to nature and history.
Hotel Centrum Prirzen
Located in the old town of Prirzen, the Hotel Centrum Prirzen lies within walking distance of attractions like the Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Lumbardhi River.
Rooms and suites are well furnished and spacious. Pets are allowed at the Hotel Centrum Prirzen. Some of the rooms have balconies that offer city views. The hotel provides guests with free WiFi, free bikes and free private parking. Restaurants and cafes are nearby, while the Restaurant Centrum also offers buffet and a la carte menu.
The Main Bus Station 1 km away connects to Pristina, Gjakova, and Peja. The hotel can also arrange for trips to the Sahat Fortress, Mahmet Pasha Hamam, kalaja Fortress Prirzen, and Lidhja e Prizrenit.
If you love nature and adventure, the Apartments Kalaja in Novo Brdo have log cabins in the beautiful outdoors with mountain or lake views, close to Gracanica.
Guests can stay in villas housing 2, 4 or 6 people. These Kosovo villas include free WiFi, free parking, fireplaces, desks, balconies, barbecues and dining tables.
The Gračanica Monastery is 17.7 km away while the Germia Park and swimming pool are 18 km away. At a charge, the hosts can arrange for cycling, hiking, picnicking and more.
What To Do In Kosovo
Here are some of the top things to do in Kosovo:
- Visit the ruins of Ulpiana, the ancient Illyrian city
- See the imperial mosque in Pristina
- Visit Novo Selo’s bear sanctuary
- Go skiing at Brezovia. It’s one of the best things to do in Kosovo
- Visit the 13th-century Pec Patriarchate Monastery with its four churches
- Visit the 14th-century Visoki Decani Monastery built by the Serbian king Stefan Dečanski
- Eat at Carsija e Jupave in Gjakova
- Visit the marble Gadime Cave
- Hike up to the Prizren fortress
- See the 14th-century Gracanica Monastery
- See ancient artifacts at the Museum of Kosovo in Pristina
- See the Novo Brdo Fortress
- Stroll through Gjakova’s 15th-century bazaar, Carsija e Madhe
- See Prizren’s Sinan Pasha Mosque and Ottoman Bridge
- Swim in Mirusha Falls
There are many more places to visit in Kosovo. You’ll enjoy every minute of your stay in Kosovo!
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