Italian-inspired elegance, palatial grounds and privileged views come to Tivat at the exquisite Regent Porto Montenegro Luxury Hotel. Overlooking Porto Montenegro Marina itself and the UNESCO-stamped Boka Bay to its front, yet backed by an impressive horseshoe of dramatic coastal mountains, this is a resort which has a lot to live up to in such a scenic setting, and it does so with both style and grace.
From the outside, Regent Porto Montenegro’s Venetian stylings are unmistakeable and entirely refreshing, all terracotta roof tiles, a pale yellow and brilliant-white façade, foliage and wrought iron balconies; there’s even a mock Bridge of Sighs connecting the hotel’s two residential wings. Within, the story continues though with a little more subtlety, as any antique-style furnishings you see feel more generally European than specifically Venetian and the rest is decidedly contemporary, opting for modern comfort and quality over old-world nostalgia.
Nowhere is this more evident than around the Regent Porto Montenegro’s multi-layered infinity pool, surrounded as it is by overwater daybeds and sun loungers looking out to sea; this is a cutting-edge, five-star Montenegro hotel without a doubt. There is not an overwhelming list of onsite activities here, though the property does have its own 24-hour gym and use of the nearby yacht club’s tennis courts and facilities. What really does stand out, however, is the sublime Regent Spa where an entire day could easily be lost to healing therapies, body scrubs and facials, the sauna, hammam, indoor pool and so-called ‘experience showers’, as well as holistic massage and beauty salon treatments, of course.
This is a naturally spectacular region of the world, and should be vehemently explored, not just the delights of Boka Bay but the surrounding Dobrec Bay, Skadar Lake and Biogradska National Parks, the Tara River and Canyon too, among many other scenic and cultural highlights. Back at the hotel, at the end of an either explorative or laidback day, take your pick from three inspired fine dining restaurants at Regent Porto Montenegro. Rarely will you taste Mediterranean and Oriental flavours fused to such effect; seafood, seasonal produce and almost all of it sourced locally. Find yourself a prime table indoors or dine al fresco, with those ever-present views for company. There’s a patisserie, gourmet delicatessen and bakery onsite too, for anyone with a sweet tooth or looking for some tasty treats to take on your day trip.
When evening draws in, retire to your elegant guestroom at Regent Porto Montenegro. The hotel has two distinct wings housing 87 and 62 guestrooms and suites respectively. One is decidedly more modern, all Italian marble, contemporary furnishings and full of light, while the other adopts a traditional approach with warmer colour tones, soft furnishings and simple ornaments. Whichever you choose, you are still in the hands of a superbly run and reputable hotel with countless happy guests and many awards to its name, so you really can’t lose.
Regent Montenegro Facilities
149 guestrooms split between two wings, each divided into categories including one, two and three-bedroom suites. All feature king-size beds, marina or town views, air-conditioning, plentiful mod-cons, a rain shower and/or bathtub, many with a furnished balcony
Porto Montenegro Village in Boka Bay, 10 minutes from Tivat Airport.