Albatross – High-Quality Free WordPress Hotel Theme

Albatross is a nifty and elegant free WordPress hotel theme. It’s dedicated to building rental property sites for any accommodation type, ranging from a hotel with multiple rooms to urban and rustic vacation rentals. The Albatross WordPress hotel template is backed by two powerful plugins: MotoPress Hotel Booking for online bookings, property search, availability calendars, property management, and Elementor for seamless visual customization. Build your hotel brand online, grow direct bookings, and save hours of time you spend on your business routine.
Install the theme by searching "Albatross" in "Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New" or download it for free from Open source software. Distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Free Hotel Elementor Theme

Albatross Highlights: Free Hotel Booking Elementor WordPress Theme

A perfect free Elementor template for hotels with the lite version of the hotel plugin WordPress system included.

Seasonal Pricing
Unlimited Properties & Bookings
Online Payment Processing
OTAs Channel Manager
Bookings Calendar
Extras & Packages
Taxes & Fees
Custom Search Filters
Automated Emails
Revenue & Bookings Stats
Discount Coupons
Availability Calendars

You can extend this theme with many premium extensions*

PDF Invoices
Automated Payment Requests
Property Reviews
WooCommerce Payment Gateways
Mailchimp Integration
Personalized Emails
Customized Checkout Form

*These extensions are NOT included with the theme purchase, but you can buy the desired ones separately.

Breathtaking Front Page & Theme Visuals

Prioritizing bold image galleries, properties, news & events, you’ll create outstanding pre-vacation experiences of your hotel or vacation rental. You can use a video, slider, or image in the front page header.

Feature your best rooms, focus on the social proof with testimonials, and provide visitors with structured information in clean header and footer sections.

Property Page Design Variations

This free Hotel Booking Elementor WordPress theme makes it easy to showcase properties in a compact list view with a sidebar or put single/multiple properties in the spotlight (without a sidebar).

With a single accommodation layout, you are free to focus on individual properties – display an image gallery, room capacity, pricing, availability calendars, virtual tours, and more.

Tweak Theme Design with Elementor

The Albatross free WordPress hotel theme is crafted with the most popular and loved WordPress site builder – Elementor. It guarantees smooth and flexible edit times for you, even if you don’t have any tech skills.

All those stunning visuals you see in a demo – galleries, tabs, sliders, testimonials, and more are pre-built and styled with Elementor. And you can edit them in visual mode!

Lottie Animation, Image Hotspots & More with Stratum

Stratum is our hand-crafted collection of extra widgets that brings many more customization opportunities to Elementor and Albatross.

We didn’t just pack this addon with the theme, we added many pre-designed content widgets created with Stratum: lightweight Lottie animations, maps, image galleries, and more!

Change Theme Accent Colors in WordPress Hotel Template

The Albatross Free WordPress Hotel Theme allows you to change the color scheme via WordPress Customizer for the entire site globally.

For individual content elements, there are always Elementor widgets to help you choose complementary colors for buttons, backgrounds, texts, and any needed content element.

One-Click Demo Import for Super Quick Setup

Want your hotel site to look exactly like in a demo? You won’t need to worry about the setup process!

The Albatross Free WordPress Hotel theme is packed with the dedicated tool that will help launch your site and make it look like in a demo, literally in minutes.

Property Management & Bookings with MotoPress

The MotoPress Hotel Booking plugin is sharpened for lodging business needs. It enables you to have control over the full cycle of property and bookings management! The plugin is available in free and PRO versions. The Albatross Elementor hotel template is powered by the free version, but we also highlight premium features so you can see all plugin opportunities.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeSeasonal Pricing & Custom Rates

Set different rates for the same accommodation type based on different conditions. For example:

  • Accommodation facilities.
  • Calendar period (holidays, weekends, seasons).
  • Discount coupons.
  • The length of stay and number of guests (available with Hotel Booking Pro only).

Free Hotel Elementor ThemePayPal, Pay on Arrival, Direct Bank Transfer

The free version of the Hotel Booking plugin integrated with Albatross allows for secure payment processing via the built-in PayPal payment gateway, direct bank transfer, or cash on arrival.

You can unlock even more gateways, such as Stripe, Beanstream/Bambora, Braintree, and 2Checkout with Hotel Booking Pro.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeProperty Search Form with Your Custom Filters

This feature is available with Hotel Booking Pro only.

For multiple accommodations, you can make the property search as quick and convenient as possible for your prospects.

The search form can be easily extended with any sorting filters that are specific to your business realities.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeAutomated & Manually Approved Bookings

You may opt for accepting all booking submissions automatically, for example, upon payments or when a guest confirms their booking by clicking a link in the email.

Otherwise, entrust this task to your website admin staff so that they can approve or decline booking submissions manually.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeDouble Your Profit with Bookable Extras

Add and categorize extra services, assign them to specific accommodation types, and set charging rules (e.g. charge once per stay or per each night) for them.

At checkout, guests will be able to view and add the offers they like to their bookings.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeSync Site Bookings with OTAs like Airbnb

This feature is available with Hotel Booking Pro only.

Grow direct bookings with the Albatross Hotel Booking Elementor WordPress Theme but don’t forget about extra channels! Sync availability calendars across different OTAs like Airbnb or and your WordPress website.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemeAdmin Calendar for All Bookings

The calendar gives you a visual view of all bookings with all statuses (confirmed, pending confirmation, etc.).

You can quickly filter them by the status, date, or accommodation type to see available/unavailable slots. Additionally, you’ll view all bookings in chronological order via the Payment History menu.

Free Hotel Elementor ThemePortable Bookings Data in CSV Documents

Feel free to generate booking reports and export them in a CSV format.

For your spreadsheet document, you can choose individual fields with information about accommodation types, booking statuses, booking IDs, rates, and more filters.

More features of the Albatross Free WordPress Hotel Theme

  • Pre-made pages: Amenities, Restaurant, Gallery, About Us, Contact Us, News, Rooms
  • Mailchimp subscription form
  • Translate the theme with WPML, Weglot, and other WordPress multilingual plugins
  • GDPR ready
  • 9 widget zones
  • 3 navigation menus
  • 2 blog layouts
  • Google Maps integration
  • Social icons.

More features of the MotoPress Hotel Booking plugin

Compare MotoPress Hotel Booking Lite vs PRO

  • Create a directory of properties with details, such as amenities, photos, videos, individual availability calendars
  • Collect and file mandatory fees, accommodation taxes, service taxes, fee taxes
  • Charge full or deposit payments
  • Fully personalized email automation for bookings
  • Block specific rooms and dates to temporarily disable bookings for chosen properties
  • Allow one guest to book multiple accommodations during one transaction and use different guest names
  • Actions and filters for developers
  • Free video tutorials
  • Add bookings manually to the dashboard (available with Hotel Booking Pro only)
  • Manually edit original booking details: check-in/check-out dates, booked accommodations, booked services, and property rates (available with Hotel Booking Pro only)
  • Sync bookings with Apple and Google Calendars (available with Hotel Booking Pro only).

How Do I Use Albatross with PRO Hotel Booking Plugin Features?

  1. Download and install the Albatross Free WordPress Hotel Theme.
  2. From the WordPress admin dashboard, upgrade Hotel Booking Lite to PRO.

Download Demo Data for Albatross

Download the Albatross theme demo data files and then proceed to the “Manual demo files upload” section in your WordPress dashboard. To download files below, follow the link > right-click of your mouse > click ‘Save as’ > Save to your device.

Download content import file(XML): albatross.xml
Download widgets import file(WIE): albatross-widgets.wie
View the theme demo here: Albatross

Data import is generally not immediate and can take up to 10 minutes.
After you import this demo, you will have to configure the Mailchimp and Google Maps API keys separately.

Detailed Video Tutorial

MotoPress also provides premium WordPress themes for vacation rental websites: Booklium, Oceanica, Luviana, and others.


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Note that the included booking plugin in this theme is not updated with the regularity of its standalone version. If you are looking for instant plugin updates in your theme, you may want to additionally purchase the plugin.

Is Albatross really free?

Yes, Albatross is a free WordPress theme that you can download and use for your hotel website.

What features does Albatross include?

Albatross comes with a range of features to help you create a professional hotel website, including custom widgets, customizable layouts, a booking form, and more.

Do I need any coding skills to use Albatross?

No, Albatross is designed to be user-friendly and easy to customize, even if you have no coding experience.

Can I use Albatross for a website other than a hotel website?

While Albatross is specifically designed for hotel websites, you can customize it to suit other types of businesses as well.

Is support available for Albatross?

Yes, MotoPress offers support for Albatross, including documentation, a help desk, and a support forum where you can ask questions and get help if you run into any issues.

Can I use Albatross with other WordPress plugins?

Yes, Albatross is designed to be compatible with a range of WordPress plugins, so you may extend its functionality as needed.


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174 Replies to “Albatross

  1. Hi Mr Davis ! What an amazing theme, just what I want for my boutique hotel booking website.
    As of now, everything works as I expect–BIG thank you! However, I would like to be able to rename the big “MENU” button to something else. How can I do that?

    1. Thanks for your feedback and for the question. You may change the text MENU by editing the translation of the Albatross theme.

  2. Hi I try to upload it as template in elementor and I keep receiving the “invalid content in file”. Do you know how I can fix it?

    1. Hi, Albatross is not a layout build with Elementor but a theme that should be installed via Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add new > Upload.

  3. Hi there,

    is there a way to for potential bookers to edit their check-in and check-out dates on the booking confirmation page? I have received feedback that potential bookers don’t know how to edit their dates upon checkout if they accidentally clicked the wrong dates.

    I am open to somehow adding a sidebar where I can add the Search Availability widget. Is that possible?

    Many thanks!

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for contacting us. You may add the search form to the content of the booking confirmation page or to the sidebar to let the guest make a new search for proper dates. In order to add a sidebar to the booking confirmation page, you may try to edit the page and select a page template ‘Page with Sidebar’ Then you may add a search form widget via Appearance > Widgets > Pages section

  4. Beautiful theme but i have one problem : I cannot custom the hero section with elementor. Does someone know where i can modifie those title or so ?

        1. Hi, I’ve updated the link in the comment above. Please check it again. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

    1. Hi Konstantina,
      At the moment, there are no controls to change the color scheme of the theme so you can change this by applying custom CSS only. I’ve added your request to our list of features and we will notify you if we have any news on this.

        1. Hi Nikki,
          Thanks for your question. You need to inspect the element on the page to find its class or ID. Then youse this class or ID to add your custom styles at Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS. For example, here is code on how to change the background color of the Front Page Header and Footer:
          .front-page-header-wrapper, .site-footer {
          background: #333;

          1. Hi! I have been changing quite some color on the website now and it seems to work except for the pink hover overs in the widgets and the pink standard text color.

            Any idea how I can remove that?

            Thanks a lot!!

  5. How do I get the sidebar to appear on the accommodation pages? The accommodation details and availability calendar always appear at the bottom of the page?

    1. Hi,
      There is no sidebar available for accommodation type pages by default. Could you clarify your request in more detail? As an option you may try to install and activate a child theme and move the file \themes\albatross\template-page-sidebar.php to the folder of the child theme and then add this line * Template post type: mphb_room_type after * Template Name: Page With Sidebar to add this page template to accommodation types.

      1. I downloaded and installed the demo and imported the 2 files (albatross.xml, albatross-widgets.wie). Everything looks correct except the accommodations pages. For example, Comfort Triple Room displays the availability calendar and details at the bottom of the page instead of in a second column next to the description. Am I missing a page template that should be used to achieve this layout? (I tried to include a link to a screenshot, but it was deleted from my previous reply.)

        1. Hi,
          Most likely you have switched it from Theme Mode to Developer Mode in Accommodation > Settings. Please navigate there and switch it back to the Theme Mode.

  6. Hello sir,
    i installed this theme and it is amazing but i am facing on problem, i am not getting email to my mail if someone field any form on my website, can you tell me how to receive emails when someone filed contact form and how to send emails verification emails on payments

    1. Hi Sumit,
      You need to make sure PHP Mail Function is enabled on your server-side for proper email delivery. However, it is recommended to set up SMTP for better and more secure email delivery. You may use a third-party free plugin to configure SMTP and deliver all the emails successfully.

  7. Hi Sir/Ma’am…Can you please make a tutorial on – How to change Front Page Slider Images/Captions/Videos in Albatross Free Theme (MotoPress)…

    1. Thanks for your question. Each slide is a child page of the Home Page. In order to edit the slides, you should navigate to Pages > All Pages and edit child pages of the Home Page to change the title, descriptions, and featured image. Aso some slider configurations can be found at Appearance > Customize. We will do our best to add an article to explain this with screenshots. Let me know if it is helpful.

      1. Hi Mr Davis ! Thanks for the answer but i cannot edit the title, description and featured images with Elementor. The sections below are editable but all the hero sections at the top of the pages are “blocked” (can’t modifie anything). Do you know how i can manage this problem ? Thanks a lot !

        1. Hi Franz, You should edit the child pages of the Homage page using the default editor in order to be able to change the title, featured image, etc.

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