The Best Luxury Hotels in Montenegro

From idyllic, boutique hideaways to resorts that cater to every whim, Montenegrin luxury comes in many forms
From idyllic, boutique hideaways to resorts that cater to every whim, Montenegrin luxury comes in many forms | Courtesy of Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast / Expedia
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2 March 2021

Looking for a five-star hotel in Montenegro? With its glittering Adriatic coastline, rising green mountains and fascinating culture, there are plenty of reasons that Montenegro should be on your destination bucket list. From beach resorts on the Adriatic Sea to boutique boltholes in Kotor, Culture Trip has you covered.

Boutique Hotel La Roche

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Wake up to the scent of the sea at this bijou hotel, which sits beside the Adriatic in Tivat. It has a small, friendly feel with just nine guestrooms, all beautifully decorated in shades of cream and blue. Watch the sunset over Boka Bay from the rooftop pool, or with a cocktail at the beach bar. Learn about local tipples in the wine room, or head straight to La Pirogue for a casual dinner of grilled fish.
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Dukley Hotel and Resort

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Sweeping sea views and luxurious rooms with total privacy mark this Budva hotel out from the pack. Its residences range from one-bedroom (sleeping two adults and one child) to three-bedroom suites that can accommodate up to six adults and one child – ideal for groups of friends or families. For extra opulence, go for a penthouse – they have bags of space, the best views and vast terraces with outdoor hot tubs.
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Kalamper Hotel and Spa

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This family-friendly hotel has a great position on the seafront in Dubrava, plus a tempting outdoor pool and a wellness centre with a gym, indoor pools and relaxing treatments. Children are well catered for with a dedicated play room and babysitting services available. The 25 rooms and suites feature bold colour schemes, contemporary furnishings and sea views. The Presidential Suite is extra large, with two bedrooms, a jacuzzi bath and private sun terrace.
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Hotel Tre Canne

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Three glass towers rise splendidly above a sandy beach in Budva – the city’s highest and most modern building. Cue magnificent sea views, a panoramic spa and rooftop restaurant. The 252 suites are contemporary, with wood floors and neutral colour schemes. All are family-friendly, but for added luxury, reserve the three-bedroom suite with its chandelier-hung living room, private terrace and jacuzzi bath.
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Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast

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Here’s an elegant hotel in the old town of Perast, complete with a fantastic waterfront location. Expect Venetian glamour – the town was part of the Republic of Venice between the 15th and 18th centuries. The infinity pool has views of the sea and mountains, and there’s a spa with an indoor pool and gym. Rooms are classically styled, and decorated in peaceful cream tones. For groups, deluxe duplex doubles can sleep four people in two interconnected apartments.
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Boutique Hotel Astoria Kotor

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If it’s Gothic glamour you’re after, you’ll find it at this hotel, which still retains some of its original features, such as the Gothic window in the restaurant. You won’t miss the centrepiece of the restaurant – the Tree of Life – or the replica of Michelangelo’s Original Sin, painted on the stairs. Rooms are spacious, with ornate furniture and marble bathrooms. Located in Flour Square, you’re well placed to explore Kotor’s atmospheric old town with its museums, churches and Venetian palaces.
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Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort

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Offering 106 modern rooms and suites, a variety of dining options and a sleek spa, this hotel is ideal for a touch of luxe in the Bay of Kotor. There’s a clean, fresh feel to the accommodation, which ranges from standard double and single rooms to spa suites with hot tubs on the terrace. Think neutral colours, open-plan spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views. Tuck into sizzling steak or veggie soups at the relaxed Blue restaurant.
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Aman Sveti Stefan

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Located just south of Budva, this hotel is spread over two properties with contrasting feels. One – a 15th-century island fortress – has 51 rooms, suites and cottages in renovated stone buildings. The other is a 19th-century villa on the mainland with pretty gardens and eight suites. Pamper yourself in the spa, relax on the three beaches or dip in the pools. Eating options range from Adriatic seafood in the Avra restaurant to refined Montenegrin cuisine in the Dining Room.
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  • Regent Porto Montenegro

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    Regent Porto Montenegro, Tivat
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    Standing grandly on the marina at Porto Montenegro, this Venetian-style hotel is a glamorous choice with a superb waterside setting. Watch the yachts moor up from your spacious room or the library bar. The hotel is divided into two buildings, separated by an open-air pool club with infinity pools, children’s pools and relaxed Mediterranean cuisine. Rooms in both wings feature balconies overlooking the mountains and marina. There’s also a gym and spa with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room.
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    Hotel Forza Mare

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    Sitting on the Bay of Kotor, in the quiet hamlet of Dobrota, Forza Mare is a boutique five-star hotel with a celebrity pedigree – this is where Beyoncé and Jay-Z stayed during their visit to the region. The waterfront hotel has a private guest beach and seaside restaurant, a perfect place for watching the boats coast by over a candlelit dinner of fresh seafood. Inside, you’ll find 10 themed rooms, each unique. Choose from a globehopping selection, perhaps the Zen-inducing minimalism of the Japan room will catch your eye, or maybe the statement pink flamingo wall of the Chile room is more your thing.

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    Hotel Forza Terra

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    Forza Terra in Dobrota is a boutique five-star hotel that pays homage to the glory days of the Bay of Kotor. Wake up to bay views, then wander down to the private beach under the palms. Aside from a modern, Mediterranean restaurant, the hotel has an onsite enoteca where you can try local and foreign wines, along with a wellness centre and glorious sea views. Quiet Dobrota is ideally located for exploring the bay – stop at Perast town, Our Lady of the Rocks island church, Kotor and Lovćen National Park.

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    Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora

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    The Hilton name is synonymous with quality, and this outpost is no exception. In the heart of downtown Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, the hotel has 180 elegant rooms and suites, each with city views. But the best vistas are from the rooftop bar, where you can sit around a fire pit and take in the city lights. The Ottoman old town, Stara Varoš, and key attractions such as the Ribnica fortress are a few minutes’ walk away. Just around the corner, Bokeška Street is the place to bar hop and enjoy the nightlife.

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    Splendid Conference and Spa Resort

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    This family-friendly, five-star hotel offers an ideal beachfront location on the outskirts of Budva. Plush accommodation, six pools, a tennis court and a relaxing spa are just a few highlights. It also has a private beach, complete with a volleyball court. Choose between three main restaurants, including a terrace serving Mediterranean fare and an à la carte Asian restaurant. Rooms and suites come with large baths and calming yellow decor.
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    This is an updated version of an article originally by Sarah Pavlovic.

    These recommendations were updated on March 2, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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