Although Montenegro’s considered a relatively undiscovered destination, visitors don’t need to settle for second-rate accommodation. There are some fabulous and unique luxury hotels in which to stay. From a fabulous island retreat to boutique getaways to luxury in the heart of the city, these hotels will make sure your stay in Montenegro is relaxing, refreshing and utterly unforgettable.
Undeniably one of the best places to stay in Budva, Aman Sveti Stefan is synonymous with luxury on the Budva Riviera. This five star resort has beautiful rooms and suites on a private 15th century island, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise sea and its own pink pebble beach. The resort also includes Villa Miločer, a former royal summer residence, with a private cove and set in a forest of 800 olive trees. With a fabulous spa and a focus on local, organic ingredients in its restaurants, Aman Sveti Stefan is an unforgettable place to experience the true essence of the Budva Riviera.
Porto Montenegro, in the Bay of Kotor, is the epitome of ‘flip-flop luxury.’ Yacht-owners from around the world come to bask in the Adriatic’s cerulean depths. As the only platinum-rated marina in the world, Porto Montenegro is the ideal home port. Overlooking Porto Montenegro’s Venetian Square, Regent Porto Montenegro offers stunning five star accommodation with nautical flair. Wake up to views of superyachts and Sveti Marko island offshore. The pool club offers ultimate poolside relaxation and the Library Bar’s terrace, surrounded by floating candles, is the perfect place to spend balmy evenings with a glass of Montenegrin wine. The hotel also has a stunning spa and fabulous fine dining in the Dining Room. A stay at Regent Porto Montenegro also means everything is on your doorstep. The marina’s restaurants and shopping village are steps away, and Tivat town’s attractions are a five-minute walk. Take a boat trip around the Bay of Kotor, a dolphin-watching cruise or make the short drive to the magical, walled Venetian town of Kotor.
Situated in the quiet hamlet of Dobrota, near the stunning Venetian town of Kotor, Hotel Forza Mare is a boutique five-star hotel in the Bay of Kotor. 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. This was Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s hotel of choice during their visit to Kotor. Hotel Forza Mare has themed rooms, each one unique. Choose from Chinese, Japanese, Vesuvius or the traditional Montenegrin suite.
Dobrota’s Hotel Forza Terra is a boutique five star hotel that reminds visitors of the Bay of Kotor’s glory days. Wealthy merchant families from this area built ornate palaces along the bay’s seafront, and Hotel Forza Terra brings the ambiance of this bygone era to life. Wake up with views of the Bay of Kotor, 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 the best local and foreign wines–a wellness centre and glorious sea views. Quiet Dobrota is ideally located for exploring the Bay of Kotor’s highlights, such as Perast town, Our Lady of the Rocks island church, Kotor and Lovćen National Park.
The Hilton name is synonymous with quality, and the Hilton Podgorica is no exception. Right in the heart of downtown Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital city, the hotel has 180 elegant rooms and suites, each with city views. But the best place to see the city is from the rooftop Sky Bar, where guests can sit around the fire and take in the city’s lights after a busy day. Podgorica’s Ottoman old town, Stara Varoš, and key attractions like Ribnica are a few minutes’ walk away. Just around the corner, downtown’s Bokeška Street is the place to bar hop and enjoy the city’s buzzing nightlife.
Hotel Splendid is a big, luxurious resort on Bečići Beach. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools, making this a great place to stay year round. Hotel Splendid has its own private beach right in front of the hotel, so days of relaxation by the sea or pool are completely effortless. When the sun goes down, it’s an easy stroll along the promenade to the old town’s restaurants and bars.