Although a relatively undiscovered European holiday destination Montenegro packs a lot of punch! Its small but perfectly formed coastline is peppered with breathtaking beaches, picture postcard views and mountains that jut out from crystal clear waters, while its ancient walled towns lie waiting to be explored. For an up and coming tourist destination Montenegro has its finger firmly on the luxury accommodation pulse and here are our favourite places to stay in Montenegro.
Villa Geba is a stylish boutique hotel which presents to its guests eight luxury and individually designed contemporary suites. The hotel is constructed to feel like a family home with interiors paying tribute to the plethora that makes Montenegro such a beautiful destination; think Roman columns and Greek vestals combined with a modern and minimalistic setting. Guests can take time out to relax in the luxurious spa or private swimming or for the ultimate indulgence in-suite massages can also be enjoyed. Although each suite has kitchen facilities guests can also dine at MUSE, the hotel’s celebrated restaurant and bar, with a Parisian bistro inspired atmosphere and menu. Elegant décor and an exceptional collection of wines complement a menu to complement the refined cuisine. Located on the Sveti Stefan peninsula the hotel offers breath-taking panoramas of the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. This really is the perfect place to escape for a magical break.
Regent Porto Montenegro
This chic waterside property overlooks the marina at Porto Montenegro on the Unesco Protected Boka Bay. The hotel is grand and refined with architecture taking reference from Venetian Renaissance masters and the Italian Riviera. The property has 87 rooms, suites and residences with decor inspired by yachting; think blues and creams and wooden finishes. The hotel’s restaurant The Murano offers indoor and outside seating with menu options focused around sophisticated Mediterranean dishes, and after dinner head to the Library Bar which is reminiscent of a London club with leather armchairs and open fireplaces. The signature Regent Spa is a place for holistic well-being and relaxation whilst the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and gym are ideal for those who like to keep fit whilst on holiday.
Lazure Hotel & Marina
Located on the waterfront in Meljine, a small fishing village at Kotor Bay this 18th century Venetian styled property oozes with character and is incredibly romantic! Boutique in style it features contemporary finishes which blend in with the original buildings stonework. Walls are adorned with abstract canvasses and designer furniture is sourced from Serbia and Italy. There are 25 rooms and suites and the hotels signature restaurant Rosemarine looks out to the marina and offers contemporary Mediterranean food.
Forza Terra Boutique Hotel & Spa
This is a more recent addition to the luxury scene in Dobrota and the boutique property is small and beautifully formed with just 12 bedrooms and suites. The hotel is an A list hang out with VIP’s like Tina Turner to Beyonce all having stayed here. The property has a sun terrace which looks out to the Bay of Kotor while the interior is finished in luxurious marble and rooms have a contemporary design and finish to them. Each of the rooms here are inspired by and named after leading designers of the world. The hotel’s restaurant La Bistecca offers dishes crafted from carefully chosen organic meats and vegetables and make sure you visit the properties wellness centre, complete with Finish sauna and indoor and outdoor pools.
The Chedi Lustica Bay
Where the rolling mountains meet the Azure seas you’ll find The Chedi Luštica Bay Hotel which is certainly one of the best five-star, luxury hotels in Montenegro. Set on the Trašte Bay in the coastal town of Luštica Bay this contemporary resort offers light filled rooms echoing the movement of the Adriatic Sea. The resort features 111 rooms and suites, two restaurants one offering regional cuisine with a Mediterranean twist and the other boasting a more casual all-day dining vibe with endless vistas of the sea. The hotel has two bars, The Lobby which serves coffees through to cocktails and nightcaps in a relaxed ambience and The Rok which is a summer only bar and the place to be for sundowners and beach parties. The onsite wellness centre with indoor pool, a private beach and a heated outdoor infinity pool are luxurious places to relax and unwind.