The Best Hotels in Montenegro for Every Traveller

Enjoy the superb seaside location of the Iberostar Heritage Grand in the old town of Perast
Enjoy the superb seaside location of the Iberostar Heritage Grand in the old town of Perast | Courtesy of Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast / Expedia
Ellie Ross

It may be small in size, but Montenegro packs a punch. Rugged mountains, sublime beaches descending into the Adriatic Sea, serene lakes and welcoming locals are all qualities that make it a must-visit Mediterranean destination. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay, including seaside resorts, city pads and family-friendly hotels.

1. Hotel Splendid Conference and Spa Resort

Hotel, Luxury

The outdoor pools, connected with wooden bridges, subeds and high-rise exterior of Hotel Splendid Conference and Spa Resort in Budva, Montenegro
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Ideal for families, this five-star hotel lies in a sheltered bay, just 2km (1mi) from Budva, with access to a long sandy beach. Children will love playing in the three indoor and three outdoor pools with cascades, while parents can keep an eye on their young ones from the hot tub. There’s also a kids’ club, and babysitting is available. Rooms are spacious and plush, with large baths and calming yellow decor. Above the spa, 13 wellness suites have circular double beds and sunken jacuzzis.

2. Regent Porto Montenegro

Hotel, Luxury

Sunbeds, umbrellas, cabanas and potted palms around the outdoor pools at the Regent Porto Montenegro
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Exuding elegance and glamour, this waterside hotel overlooking the marina at Porto Montenegro has a Venetian feel. Its two buildings are separated by an open-air pool club, complete with infinity pools, children’s pools and relaxed Mediterranean dining. The hotel also houses a gym and a spa with an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam room. Rooms in both wings are spacious, with balconies overlooking the mountains and marina.

3. Conte Hotel and Restaurant


Sun loungers, tables and chairs on the terrace at Hotel Conte, looking out to the Bay of Kotor and mountains
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Sitting on the seafront promenade in Perast, overlooking the Bay of Kotor, this 34-room hotel is a peaceful escape for couples and families. Comprising four 18th-century stone buildings, the Conte has kept many of the original architectural features while adding modern touches – think a spacious pool, private gardens and outdoor jacuzzis. The result is a romantic and welcoming retreat with friendly staff. Best of all, you can start your day by eating breakfast al fresco on the waterside terrace.

4. Aman Sveti Stefan

Resort, Hotel, Villa

Aman Sveti Stefan resort, built onto a rocky island and with cliffs and mountains in the background
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About 10km (6mi) south of medieval-walled Budva, two properties with contrasting aesthetics combine to make this graceful hotel. The first is a 15th-century island fortress with 51 rooms, suites and cottages in renovated stone buildings; the second is a 19th-century villa on the mainland, with pretty gardens and eight suites. There are three beaches and pools, along with a spa offering personalised treatments. Dining options range from Adriatic seafood at Avra to Mediterranean fare at the Queen’s Beach Grill, open to hotel guests only.

5. Palazzo Drusko


A bed with ornate green headboard in a hotel room with a stone archway at Palazzo Drusko
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Housed inside a restored 15th-century palazzo in Kotor, this boutique guesthouse offers spacious rooms with age-old character, shared cooking facilities and a team of welcoming staff. The stone walls nod to the building’s heritage, while regal touches include antique furnishings, red and gold colour schemes and portraits of local aristocrats. While breakfast isn’t available, coffee and tea are, and you will also have access to the communal kitchen. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are plenty of great cafés and restaurants nearby.

6. Hotel Budva


The grand white exterior of Hotel Budva, with a view of the Old Town and the sea in the background, in Budva, Montenegro
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With a bright, contemporary feel, a lovely terrace restaurant and a wellness centre with a gym and pool, this four-star hotel is a great choice in Budva. On the seafront promenade, it’s just a 10-minute walk from the fortified Old Town. The elegant rooms and suites provide the perfect respite after a long day of urban exploration and feature marble bathrooms and large walk-in showers. Grab a sundowner at the pool bar, or head straight to the main restaurant for local, modern cuisine.

7. Hotel Azimut

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Seating and champagne glasses on the rooftop terrace at Hotel Azimut, with a view over Sveti Stefan island and the sea
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On the island of Sveti Stefan, this sophisticated hotel offers access to pristine beaches and luxurious accommodation. Each room and suite has a distinct style, from the exposed brickwork and dark leather sofas in the duplex loft to the gold and cream walls and baroque-style furniture in the luxe apartments. The spa features an indoor pool, a sauna and a gym, along with treatments such as Shiatsu and Swedish massages.

8. Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Tales set for dining on the terrace along the water at Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast
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Venetian style and a superb seaside location are on offer at this elegant hotel in the old town of Perast. The infinity pool overlooks the ocean and verdant hills; soak it all up from a lounger or beach hammock. There’s also a spa with an impressive indoor pool and a gym. Rooms are classically styled and decorated in tranquil shades of cream. Deluxe duplex doubles can sleep four people in two interconnected apartments with a shared terrace, making them ideal for groups.

9. Astoria Boutique Hotel Kotor


Gilded chairs and a table in a hotel room at Astoria Boutique Hotel Kotor
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In Kotor’s Flour Square, this hotel still retains some of its gothic traits despite numerous renovations over the years. The centrepiece of the stone-walled restaurant is a tree with branches stretching up to the ceiling, while a replica of Michelangelo’s Original Sin adorns the staircase walls. Rooms are spacious, with rococo furniture and marble bathrooms adding to the ornate feel.

10. Hotel Resurs


A bed, luggage rack with suitcase, and a desk with a chair in a modern hotel room at Hotel Resurs
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This four-star hotel offers 27 bright rooms with ensuites, flexible breakfast options and parking facilities. On the outskirts of Podgorica, you’ll be within walking distance of most of the city’s attractions, cosy bars and restaurants. Rooms – either double or single – feature pale wood furnishings and a neutral colour palette. Eat your breakfast between 7am and 10am while watching life unfold on the boulevard in front.

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