Situated along Albania’s Adriatic coastline, Epidamn White Sensation connects guests with a proud Mediterranean heritage conveyed through superlative design, cuisine, service and a magical sense of relaxation. This new cool hotel offers a beacon of wellness in the heart of Golem, one of the most famous Albanian coastal destinations. Epidamn White Sensation is perfectly located for a weekend break at the beach -close enough to Durrës, the Adriatic golden beaches and merely 50 minutes by car from Tirana. The industrial new-age architecture is a plus: palm trees, wooden decorations, exposed pipes and handcrafted walls await for you. As you cross the huge wooden door and enter the hotel a high level of calm -and coolness- awaits you inside. This is a space to chill, recharge and disconnect.
Epidamn White Sensation’s 120 rooms are set up as spaces to decompress, with a light, calming palette throughout of ecru, light green, orange and beige. All the rooms indeed have a soothing-beach inspired color scheme and a focus on refinement and residential-style comfort. Curved, handcrafted walls with sculptures and design elements that mimic sails lulling you to sleep and give the sensation that you are still by the shore. Oases of calmness, quiet luxury and comfort, the rooms have private balconies and extraordinary pool and sea views.
FOOD & DRINKS
A multi-faceted culinary offering contemporary recipes and local ingredients: Artemis by Epidamn WS is among the best food experiences to try on Albanian coastline. Chefs Ardit Qato and Daniil Papatriantafyllou present new authentic Mediterranean flavors, using fresh and seasonal products. The restaurant’s menu includes sea bass ceviche with spicy tomato, marinate cilantro and red bell peppers, home made ravioli filled with summer pumpkins and ricotta cheese, homemade pasta with mullet tartare, and sea bass cooked with fresh vegetables. Everything is fresh, tasty and presented in an original way -included the dishes realized by Albanian artists. This is a place where contemporary art installations provide food for thought at every turn.
Throw in the freshwater swimming pool with sea views, lounge bar where to sip fruit cocktails while breathing the sea air, and comfortable sun loungers in the private beach in front of the hotel: this is not an easy place to tear yourself away from. But if you want to visit the surroundings, Durrës is 15 km away. You can go there to find ancient ruins at every turn, from the Amphitheater to Venetian Tower, plus a clutch of cultural highlights including the Archaeological Museum and the Aleksander Moisu Museum.