Hotel Gracanica

"Kosovo's first and only boutique hotel" New York Times, 13 September 2016

    Company Description

    Hotel Gracanica is an eco-friendly, multi-ethnic boutique design hotel under Swiss management in a peaceful countryside setting on the outskirts of Pristina. The monastery of Gračanica (UNESCO world cultural heritage) and the archaeological site Ulpiana are a short walk away. The hotel has 15 rooms and features an outdoor swimming pool, a garden with a view over fields and hills and a restaurant offering local home-cooking including a choice of vegetarian dishes. It is ideally located to explore Kosovo, with all major towns reachable in max. 1 1/2 hours.

    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
    - maybe the only hotel worldwide with a co-manager from the Roma community
    - the most eco-friendly hotel in Kosovo, and the only one with its own sewage treatment plant
    - the hotel with the best view and the best home cooking anywhere near Pristina
    - perfectly located for exploring Kosovo, with major attractions and Pristina close by and all towns of Kosovo reachable within max. 1 1/2 hours

    Starting price per person in €

    36

    Additional Info

    Price per person in a standard double room, incl. breakfast & taxes. 10 % discount for stays of 3 nights or more.

    Community Programs

    Hotel Gracanica supports The Ideas Parnership Learning Center for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians through Pack for a Purpose.

    Environmental Programs

    - We built the hotel with local companies and craftsmen and as far as possible with local materials.
    - In construction and interior design, we chose eco-friendly and long-lasting materials wherever feasible.
    - We use geothermal energy from eleven 110 m deep drill holes for heating and cooling, and our pool has solar heating.
    - We have our own sewage treatment plant and use the recycled wastewater as well as collected rainwater for gardening.
    - We recycle all waste that can be recycled.
    - Where feasable, we buy our fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat mostly from local small farmers, favoring those who produce organically and raise animals humanely. All our eggs and chicken meat come from free range chicken.

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    How To Come To Us

    From Pristina Airport: 22 km or ca. 20 minutes by car, ca. 15 € by taxi (airport taxis: 25 €). Take the highway to Pristina and after 8 km the exit to the motorway (green sign). Continue straight, following the signs to Gjilan and Pristina Jug (South). When the motorway ends, continue straight until you reach Gračanica where signs direct you to the hotel.

    From Pristina: 8 km or 15 minutes by car, ca. 5 € by taxi. Take the highway to Skopje and, after the hilltop, the exit to Gjilan. Continue on the road to Gjilan for 5 km until you reach Gračanica where signs direct you to the hotel.

    From Skopje/Ferizaj: On the highway before Pristina, 1.2 km after the second roundabout, turn right at the sign "Airport". Continue straight for 6 km until you reach the roundabout in Gračanica. Turn left and continue for 500 m until you see the sign directing you left to the hotel.

    From the Serbian border (Merdare): Use the motorway past Pristina and then take the exit to Gjilan and Pristina Jug (South). When the motorway ends, continue straight until you reach Gračanica where signs direct you to the hotel.

    From Gjilan: In Gračanica, take a left turn 300 m after the main entrance of the monastery.

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