The Best Hotels and Holiday Rentals to Book in Tivat, Montenegro

Regent Porto hotel overlooks Tivats marina, which is known for its superyachts
Regent Porto hotel overlooks Tivat's marina, which is known for its superyachts | Courtesy of Regent Porto Montenegro /
Sadie Whitelocks

The coastal town of Tivat, in southwest Montenegro, is the perfect place for some rest and recuperation, with the waters of Boka Bay and the Lovćen mountain range nearby. There’s a string of postcard-worthy golden sand beaches running along the coastline, plus delicious seafood. This town has left behind its humble beginnings and now has a sense of swagger thanks to the development of Porto Montenegro, which offers berths for superyachts, high-end boutiques and upscale restaurants. Experience Tivat’s charm by booking one of these stays with Culture Trip.

1. Boutique Hotel La Roche, for chic beach bar vibes

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Boutique Hotel La Roche
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Lap up prime views of Boka Bay’s glistening waters at this photogenic boutique hotel. The property, which is within walking distance of Porto Montenegro, has just nine contemporary-styled rooms with a blue-and-cream colour scheme throughout. Along with exquisite interiors, other highlights of this spot include a chic beach bar decked out with cabana daybeds and a rooftop pool, where you can relax with a cocktail while watching the sunset.

2. Regent Porto Montenegro, for upmarket luxury

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Regent Porto Montenegro
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Experience a taste of Montenegro’s high life at this upscale Venetian-inspired hotel, which counts burlesque icon Dita Von Teese among its fans. Nestled on the palm-fringed shores of Boka Bay, the complex offers 175 accommodation options ranging from deluxe rooms to sprawling three-bedroom suites. Playing on the Venetian theme, one of the dining venues is called Murano after the glassmaking island and serves delicacies including flame-grilled octopus and oven-baked sea bass for two. The Instagrammable pool bar makes for an equally appetising spot.

3. Hotel Astoria, for beachfront balconies

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Hotel Astoria
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Slap bang on the seafront, this smart boutique hotel puts you in the heart of the Bay. There are nine individually furnished rooms with the majority offering top views of the waterfront and some including attractive balcony spaces. Guests rate the friendly service at this pint-sized property and value the high-quality food and varied menu at its restaurant. The dining spot also offers an outdoor seating area on the boulevard, which makes for the perfect spot to watch the world go by, day or night.

4. Waikiki Apartments, for waterside relaxation

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Waikiki Apartments
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Get into the holiday swing of things the moment you check into this laid-back beach resort. Located on a white-sand bay in front of the city, the complex has two light-filled apartments decked out with private terraces and guests gain free access to the beach club. Along with an unbeatable location, Waikiki prides itself on its food and beverage offerings, with a plethora of options to keep you going from dawn to dusk. Kick off your day with a fresh fruit smoothie for breakfast, some light dishes on the terrace for lunch and round things out with a top-notch meal at the seafood restaurant – which specialises in an authentic blend of Mediterranean and Balkan flavours.

5. Eco Hotel Carrubba, for central convenience


Eco Hotel Carrubba
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Feel right at home at this cosy boutique hotel, which is conveniently located close to some of the city’s best beaches. The stone-built property has a certain old-world feel about it and exposed walls and arched ceilings in the interior spaces add to the charm. There are three rooms to pick from, with two doubles – standard and deluxe – and a marble-tiled one-bedroom suite that can sleep up to three people. The on-site restaurant is another elegant space, offering both indoor and outdoor seating, while you’ll find a fine selection of local wines and seafood on the menu.

6. Apartments Maestral, for a private beach


Apartments Maestral
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Snag yourself a private beach area at this boutique apartment complex. Apartments Maestral is perfect for longer-term stays as all of the light-filled units have fully-equipped kitchens so you can rustle up your own meals in your home-away-from-home. There is also a restaurant, if you don’t fancy wearing your chef’s hat, and an a la carte breakfast is available each morning. In terms of location, the apartment block is just 3km (1.8mi) from the airport and free parking is available.

7. Apartments MONET, for tranquil nature


Apartments MONET
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If you’re looking for some peace and quiet then this apartment complex makes for a top spot. It is located 3km (1.8mi) from the city centre and comes complete with a private sun terrace overlooking the blue water to the mountains beyond. Fishing is one of the activities on offer or you can just opt to sit back and relax with a good book. All of the well-appointed units include kitchens, private bathrooms and cosy lounge areas, while some also have balconies.

8. Jelena Vile & Apartmani, for a stunning rooftop pool

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Jelena Vile and Apartments
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Step back in time with a stay at the charming Villa Old House, which is one of several accommodation options on offer at Jelena Vile & Apartmani in Tivat. This picture-perfect Mediterranean-style property is located on the seafront, just a short walk from the bright lights of the Porto Montenegro marina. Exposed stone walls run throughout the four-bedroom villa along with rustic-chic decor. A rooftop pool is the highlight, along with a private sundeck next to the waterfront. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, Jelena Vile & Apartmani also has several contemporary one-bedroom, two-bedroom and duplex apartments available in the region.

9. Aparthotel Villa Lav, for penthouse views

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Aparthotel Villa Lav
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A warm welcome awaits you at this family-run property, which sits on the waterfront outside the city centre and has a pastel blue exterior that blends in with the surroundings. All the rooms serve up sea views and fully equipped kitchens. Upgrade your stay by booking into the expansive penthouse, which can sleep up to six people and boasts a magnificent terrace. There’s also a grocery store around the corner so you can stock up on supplies for cooking meals – or there is an on-site restaurant open from breakfast through to dinner, as well as several other options in the vicinity.

For more options, discover these top boutique hotels in Montenegro and book now on Culture Trip.

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