Notes based on Saga all inclusive week package (£414 only!) during opening days of new season when hotel was not fully functional and at times only 20 or so guests in residence. Main reason for choosing Montenegro was to gain insight into life in Europe's newest state so, my focus was on on culture, language issues, politics and people rather than hotel frailties, facilities and services, I admit..
Although hotel surroundings were suburban, location alongside narrow, well lit promenade (being resurfaced) within 15 minutes' walk of historic town was great advantage. Ambling in other direction took one to health resort of Igalo where concrete architecture evoked fascinating echoes of 'old Yugoslavia'. Prom was very popular with locals of all ages, especially (very) civilised youths and older strollers.
Bedroom adequate: bed firm, pillows fluffy, bathroom better than expected, small sea- and garden-facing balcony. Food fairly tasy and varied with 4-5 main dishes at dinner but small choice of sweets. Breakfast fine with usual hot and cold selection. Dining outside on crisp white linen with comfortable chairs and surrounding greenery was convenient, pleasurable and, given good company, memorable. Staff in reception and restaurant were generally attentive, friendly and especially responsive to my 50 or so words of their language.
Being a Saga novice, the 'all inc' extras and offers were of particular interest. All local arrangements, led by their sparkling, oustanding resort rep, assisted by her engaging, enthusiastic tour guide husband worked well, though the early season situation meant that some optional excursions were unavailable. The walking tour of HN was not inspiring but trips to Kotor and to the traditional and modern capitals inland were really absorbing. Talks on local culture, history and language were well prepared and presented but poorly attended. Wine, bottled beer and local liquers were freely available with meals and later in the Saga bar. Extras and entertainment included welcome drinks, cocktail party, celebratory dinner, modern and folklore dancing and a musical trio - presumably for dancing - in declinig order of interest for this reviewer!
So all in all great value for money but difficult to attribute my appreciation to basic hotel facilities, Saga services, resort appeal, dramatic scenery or friendly Montenegrins.
Hotel/holiday certainly worth a try - even at mid or high season prices.
Diolch yn fawr Montenegro. Llongyfarchiadau ar eich rhyddid a phob llwyddiant.
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