Also known as the pearl of the Mediterranean, Montenegro is unique in several ways. Located south of the Adriatic, it is the only place you can find such a diverse range of natural wealth, gorgeous mountains, fast rivers, clear lakes, mild beaches, and beauty in a compact area like this. You get to wake up to the breathtaking Adriatic coast in the morning, have lunch along the banks of Skadar Lake, and then finish your day with an evening stroll in the Montenegrin Mountains. Of course, you will need a place to stay first.
Here are five of the finest hotels in Montenegro:
Regent Porto Montenegro
Situated inside the Porto Montenegro complex, this luxury five star hotel centers a 450 berth super yacht marina, complete with yachting outlets, boutiques, and excellent cafes. It lies in the Kotor Bay on the verge of Tivat, 4 miles away from UNESCO-listed Old Town. The closest airports are Podgorica (56 miles), Dubrovnik (29 miles), and Tivat (3 miles). The building itself is grand and refined, and was designed by Tino Zeryudachi of MHZ, who has also worked for Mick Jagger.
Warm and professional staff offer highly personalized services, while the Regent Spa provides massages as well as luscious body and face beauty treatments. In addition, there is a gym, an outdoor pool overlooking the marina on the first floor terrace, and a black indoor sea view pool complete with a hot tub. There are 35 suites & residences and 51 double rooms, all with balconies. The décor makes you feel like you are on a luxury yacht, utilizing cream & beige, blue fabrics, wood, and a linen canopy over the beds. The hotel also provides tea making facilities and an espresso machine.
The Dining Room restaurant sits over a wide space equipped with sweeping red curtains, cornices, and high ceilings, and comes with extra outdoor tables in the grand Italian Garden. With a single double room going for about $226 in low season, and $509 in high season with free Wi-Fi, this is actually good value for your money.
Located about 1/6 miles away from the town center in Podgorica, Hotel Aurel features a terrace-mounted restaurant, in addition to a spa and fitness area. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and free garage parking. Every room offers a mini-bar, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a private bathroom complete with slippers, a bathrobe, and a shower. Some also come with a balcony overlooking the lively town.
Rooms are decorated in soft colors with plenty of light. Guests get to enjoy a variety of domestic specialties and international cuisine on the restaurant, not to mention a buffet breakfast. The spa area in Aurel Hotel includes a sauna, hot tub, and a steam bath. You can reach the center of Podgorica within a short walk, where you can find several shops, restaurants, and bars. The center of the town also has a night club. What’s more, they offer free transport from and to the airport, as long as you place a request one day in advance. Booking will cost you about $63 per night.
Ramada Podgorica is linked to the famous Mall of Montenegro at the center of the capital, and is decorated with stylish interiors, including a gorgeous restaurant at the top floor with panoramic views, as well as a spa area. The rooms and suites are all modern, each equipped with LCD satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The luxurious and spacious accommodation units all come with a mini-bar and individually-governed air conditioning. There are also slippers and bathrobes in the private bathroom.
The hotel restaurant, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, has a terrace that provides excellent views of Podgorica. The hotel serves a wide range of international specialties. You can enjoy sun beds, steam bath, and a sauna in the spa, in addition to a gym and massage treatments. A fifteen minute walk away from the hotel will get you to the beautiful Moraca riverside, the Gorica Promenade, and Stara Varos District. The hotel charges about $75 per night.
Aman Sveti Stefan
Aman Sveti Stefan is situated south of Budya at the heart of the Adriatic coastline, between the villages Sveti Stefan and Przno. The site includes 2km of coastline, which includes the Milocer Beach, the gorgeous Sveti Stefan beaches, and the popular Queen’s Beach that is backed by the expansive Aman Spa in the resort. The hotel provides outstanding views of the sea, along the most decorated stretch of coastline in Montenegro. The island itself is 12,400 sq. meters in size. While most of its historic exteriors have maintained their luster, the interiors have been refurbished and modernized to reach contemporary expectations.
There are fifty rooms in the resort, 8 suites at the Villa Milocer, as well as suites and cottages. Wi-Fi is available throughout, with accommodation being split into the Adriatic Suite, Grand Suites, Seaview Terrace Cottages, Deluxe Cottages, Village Rooms, and Sveti Stefan Suite that comes with a private swimming pool. Guests get to enjoy excellent views of the piazzas, quaint courtyards or rooftops, and the sea, depending on your location. All the suites, cottages, and rooms are completely unique, exactly like one would expect from a place that was once a fifteenth-century fortress.
These are decorated in a subtly elegant style, combining modern comfort with a historic atmosphere and ambience. All the furniture was specifically designed for the island while most of the detailing, from the windows and doors all the way to the latches, is based on the natural appearance of the island.
Hotel Splendid Conference and SPA Resort
Undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Montenegro, this luxury hotel is located in a small town known as Becici. It was only opened in 2006, but was the first five star hotel on the eastern side of the Adriatic sea. The hotel expands three kilometers from the tourist-friendly city of Budva (Montenegro’s capital) and sits on the sea front with its own private beach. There are 322 standard rooms inside, most of which provide a panoramic view of the sea.
In addition, there are thirteen apartments and four suites, presidential apartments for VIP guests, and a penthouse. The hotel also features 3 restaurants with a variety of cuisine, and 4 bars. The resort also boasts the largest conference venue in the country, which can accommodate up to seven hundred people. Each room leads to an elegant, modern hallway, and comes complete with all the necessary equipment and decoration suitable for weddings, family celebrations, gala dinners, and informal ceremonies. For this, you will have to pay about $296 per day.