Hotel review

Regent Porto Montenegro Regent Porto Montenegro

The UNESCO-listed Gulf of Kotor has been called the southernmost fjord in Europe and it is truly stunning. Porto Montenegro was once a Yugoslav naval base but has been transformed into a superyacht port with over a kilometer of west-facing waterfront. It is a tasteful development with designer shops dotted throughout the village behind the waterfront.

The Regent Porto Montenegro is modeled after a Venetian palace, rising to five floors, topped with a terracotta roof. Its three wings flank a double-height lobby, and all rooms are designed to make you feel like you’re aboard a luxury ship. Hardwood floors and bespoke Mediterranean furniture create a unique sense of place, and the walls are lined with original designs from the old shipyard.

The sea is always present here, whether from the spacious balconies of your room, or right next to you when you dine on the terrace. Superyachts come and go, underscoring the strong sense of exclusivity, but it’s never too crowded. On the contrary, it looks like the definitive place to relax.

Who for

Porto Montenegro Marina and Regent Hotel

Families, couples and businessmen, even oligarchs disembarking from their yachts wanting to spend a night ashore.

Lodging

Regent Porto Montenegro and Port

175 rooms and suites spread over three wings of the hotel: Venezia, Aqua and Baia. Inspired by the mesmerizing views of the Bay of Kotor and the sea, the Venezia rooms and suites combine classic sophistication with a subtle nautical theme, reminiscent of a private cabin aboard a luxury ocean liner.

Bedrooms in the Aqua and Baia wings take inspiration from the Italian Riviera, and with the serene Pool Club and swimming pool at their heart, the living space offers refined modern comfort.

We stayed in a Venezia deluxe sea view room with a large outdoor terrace. This has stunning views over Boka Bay to the Adriatic, glistening just beyond the window. Inside, clean lines, nautical-style furnishings and luxurious textiles in soothing shades of blue and beige combine to create the perfect seaside retreat. There is a linen canopy above the bed, resembling a sail.

The bathroom has a large tub and rain shower, as well as dual sinks and there is an expedition style hatch should you wish to connect to the bedroom. A large LED TV, a Nespresso machine and free mineral water guarantee you a comfortable stay. What really impresses is the solid wood furniture, specially created for the hotel.

food drink

Murano Restaurant

The Murano is the main restaurant and its chandeliers and mosaics reflect the Venetian glass tradition. It serves skilfully crafted dishes that showcase the best seasonal produce. The menu revolves around fresh seafood, prepared with local and organic herbs, all offering a distinctive take on regional Adriatic cuisine. Seating is indoors and outdoors.

The Gourmet Corner is a gourmet patisserie and delicatessen and serves fresh breads and savory items, cakes and pastries and a range of house beverages. Fresh pizza and pasta, burgers and flame-grilled meat and fish are available all day.

The Pool Bar on the pool deck offers a menu of refreshing Mediterranean light dishes. The menu features a selection of fresh salads, an array of small plates, artisan sandwiches and gourmet burgers.

The Onyx Bar & Garden by Beluga sits off the seaside lobby and is convenient for a glamorous pre-dinner aperitif or an indulgent nightcap. Their cocktail menu is designed by skilled mixologists and light bites are also available.

The Library Bar, with its sophisticated interiors reminiscent of a traditional gentlemen’s club, offers the finest selection of premium champagnes, cognacs and Scotch whiskies. Complementing the club atmosphere is an extensive cigar menu.

Facilities

Functional space on the hotel’s first floor includes the Boka Lounge, two foyers and the Regent Lounge. The Teodo Ballroom is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and can accommodate up to 200 people. It benefits from natural light through large patio doors, which frame stunning views of the marina and the Adriatic Sea.

The hotel’s Regent Spa offers a wide range of treatments and a holistic approach to rejuvenation, combining ancient traditions with fresh, organic ingredients. Facilities include three treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, steam room and sensory shower, fitness room and nail salon.

For fitness, there is the gym on the first floor, equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. Personal trainers, as well as group and individual yoga classes, are available upon request.

The hotel has two 20 m swimming pools, one indoor and the other outdoor with overflow. The separate Pool Club covers a 600 m² swimming area with four pools: a feature pool (273 m²), a lap pool (208 m²) and two smaller children’s pools.

Outside, but in the marina village, guests have access to two outdoor and one indoor tennis courts and a sports club. PMYC Pool is a chic lounge bar with a 64m outdoor infinity pool, perched above the tranquil seascape.

How much

Prices for one night at the Regent Porto Montenegro start from €240 based on two adults sharing a superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

What’s nearby?

The hotel is located in a shopping village of over 55 stores including international and local fashion brands, independent boutiques, a day spa and a hair salon. It’s surrounded by a string of waterfront restaurants and bars offering everything from traditional local cuisine to Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian.

Porto Montenegro Marina

The marina offers full yachting services, amenities and a Yacht Club. Right next to it is the Nautical Heritage Museum with two Yugoslav submarines. A short bike ride away is the Solila Special Nature Reserve, a wetland spanning 150 hectares and home to 111 species of birds.

The hotel makes a good base for cycling and hiking as there are many marked trails easily accessible from Porto Montenegro. Bicycles and guides can be provided on request. Further afield, you can hike in the UNESCO-listed Durmitor National Park, the last pristine black pine forest in Europe.

Also in the Gulf of Kotor are the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Kotor and Perast, as well as the islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and St George. Hiking is recommended

Tivat International Airport is convenient, just 5 km from the hotel and EasyJet has direct flights from London Gatwick. Dubrovnik (47 km) and Podgorica (90 km) both offer connections with charter and scheduled airlines

VERDICT:

The Gulf of Kotor is a beautiful place and the sea view alone is worth the price of the room. Add to that five-star luxury treatments and the exclusivity of the superyacht marina and you truly feel like someone. And right next to it are the unique UNESCO-listed gems of Kotor and Perast. It also provides a good base for outdoor activities.

Read also: The Gulf of Kotor, Montenegro


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