The room was a good size and of 4 star standard but that's where it ended. The food was not of good quality and in particular the meat was very fatty and my wife was served undercooked squid. The management of the restaurant was poor despite the waiting staff working very hard. A good example was one evening when a cheese "promotion" was held, I asked for crackers and instead of being advised that they will fetch some immediately, I was told there are none. Definitely not one expects of a 4 star hotel.
However, my biggest irritation was for the additional charges they imposed for items/services that should be supplied at no charge as essentials. The first is a 3 Euros per day charge for the in-room safe. Not only is there a charge but the safe could not be opened until an unspecified time later in the evening when a member of staff could visit your room. This meant that on the first day, everyone had to take all their valuables to dinner with them.
The second was a 16 Euros charge for a weeks WiFi access. This is more than I pay for a months WiFi access at home and the signal was so poor that I could often not connect in my room (1301). I find it a penny pinching exercise to charge for these basic but essential services and I shall no longer be using Iberostar hotels whilst they persist with this policy.
What made matters worse was that the receptionists, although very helpful, appeared to have no authority whatsoever and failed to help when I asked to speak to someone with responsibility for the safe and internet charging policy.
On the penultimate day of our holiday, the hotel had a booking for what we were told was 300 Russians. Many of them appeared drunk upon arrival and stayed that way during our last two days. One collapsed in the doorway of a neighbouring room to us (not their room) but at least they brought a bit of life to the resort - perhaps many of the Saga customers would disagree with me here. However, the arrival of this party did mean that half of the restaurant was reserved for them resulting in even more administrative chaos.
This could be a good hotel but it is let down by it's management administration and policies.
Finally, do not forget to take some insect repellent with you. I stayed in the last week of September after the hottest weather had already passed but my wife and I awoke every morning with may itchy insect bites. Don't know whether it was mosquitos or bed bugs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you’re looking to spend a relaxing holiday on the shores of the Adriatic, the IBEROSTAR Bellevue hotel is an excellent choice because of the quality of its facilities, its exclusive location on a stunning beach, and the pleasant atmosphere for couples and families with children. The Bellevue features 40,000 m² of gardens, perfect for enjoying a stroll among the beautiful native plants; a culinary offer comprised of three restaurants and six bars; rooms that are perfectly equipped and comfortable with personalised services; activities for children in the Miniclub (ages 4 to 7), Maxiclub (ages 8 to 12), and Teenieclub (ages 13 to 17); live shows and entertainment for guests of all ages; a wellness centre with a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath and body treatments to replenish your energy. Other services include a games room, free Wi-Fi, tennis court, water sports, fitness centre, outdoor pools... everything you need to spend some extraordinary days in Montenegro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Bellevue Hotel Becici
- Iberostar Hotel Bellevue
- Iberostar Hotel Budva
- IBEROSTAR Bellevue Montenegro/Becici