About Us

Our team

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What Makes Us Special

We are:

  • the only boutique design hotel in Kosovo
  • the only multi-ethnic hotel in Kosovo, with members of different ethnic communities at all levels
  • probably the only hotel worldwide managed by a majority Roma team
  • the only hotel in Kosovo organizing regular cultural events
  • the most eco-friendly hotel in Kosovo, and the only one with its own sewage treatment plant
  • the hotel with the best view anywhere near Pristina
  • the hotel with the best home cooking in Kosovo
  • the best-rated hotel in Kosovo on Booking.com and TripAdvisor
  • perfectly located for exploring Kosovo, with major attractions and Pristina close by and all towns of Kosovo reachable within max. 1 1/2 hours 

Hotel Gracanica supports the local community through Pack for a Purpose. Click here to find out how you can help.

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Our Ratings

Guest ratings on Hotel Gracanica

Evaluation of the ratings we've received in the past two years by our guests on the feedback forms that are placed in all rooms, comparing them with the ratings on various platforms. Thank you all for giving us such great ratings! But we also try continuously to further improve and take every criticism very seriously.

The Project

Hotel Gracanica is the project of three friends, Andreas Wormser, Atlan Gidzic and Hisen Gashnjani. It started in 2008, but it took almost two years to find a suitable property, in a quiet countryside setting close to Pristina/Prishtina and, most importantly, with a beautiful view. Several attempts were needed to identify the right architect, but finally we found him: Bujar Nrecaj, Swiss of Kosovar origin, designed a hotel as there is none in Kosovo, combining contemporary architecture with traditional elements to create a unique atmosphere that will make guests feel at home.

 

If we had known that Kosovo, according to the World Bank, ranks 170 of all countries concerning starting a business, 177 when it comes to construction permits, 176 in the protection of investors, and so on (all of this improved considerably in 2013), maybe we wouldn't have started the project: 14 months with almost daily contacts with the authorities were needed to get the building permit. But we are glad we persisted. Construction finally started on 15 March 2012, and despite some delays, we had our opening after only 13 months, on 13 April 2013.

 

You will find photos showing the progress since the beginning  by clicking here.

 

Guest Statistics 2014 - 2016

Guest statistics of Hotel Gracanica 2014 - 2016