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Art Hotel Galathea
Ranked #2 of 3 Prcanj B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This hotel is a lovely small hotel in a fabulous village right on the outskirts of Kotor (with very easy access to Kotor). The location is fantastic near a great bakery and a few delicious restaurants. There is a great water front (the best on this side of the Fiord) with complimentary paddle boards, bikes, fishing equipment, etc. There are very comfortable lounge chairs with a drink menu and servers. The rooms are extremely comfortable; amenities include bathrobes, slippers, and Bvlgari bath products (the only downside of the room was unreliable Wi-Fi). THE BEST THING was excellent staff. They were helpful, knowledgeable, and will arrange private excursions (one staff member even bargained down the price for us). The breakfast was also fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to this region.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear ODR 1234.

Thank you for having taken the time to share your sincere impressions of the Art Hotel Galathea on tripadvisor. We feel delighted to learn, that you appreciated our location and the level of service delivered by our employees.

Our aim is to keep the traditional character while staying ahead of the demands of the international clientele.

Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Galathea was simply wonderful. The hotel is in a 100 year old building fully renovated. The rooms are small but chic and with every detail covered, this is a place for those who look for special locations. The ocean view from our room was simply perfect. The amenities are luxurious. The water front calm and offering a wonderful view of Kotor bay. The staff was friendly, extra helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Montenegro is one of the best places I have been, and staying at the Galathea was superb, close enough to Kotor and yet secluded.

Room Tip: Do not miss the ocean view rooms, second floor.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Alejandra Almada.

Thank you very much for sharing your views about Art Hotel Galathea on tripadvisor.

We are thrilled to learn that your has been staying with us and are extremely delighted about your wonderful comments..

We advise our guests to only those places - in which 100% sure.
Our staff is constantly checking restaurants, tour. services and attractions nearby.


Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We spent one night at Galathea in May-2013. Seeing all the enthusiastic reviews on TA, I cannot help but wonder whether anybody else stayed in the "double room with garden view" featured in the official hotel photos - unfortunately I cannot remember the room number. We found it to be a nightmare! There is [a lot of] black mold on both sides of the wall separating the room from the bahroom (both in the room and in the bathroom) !
We arrived very late at the hotel (about 11pm) and were thrilled to find very kind and helpful staff who checked us in right away. However, upon entering the room, I noticed that all the windows were wide open - found it a bit odd but did not think twice about it. We went to bed only to wake up in a terrible smell and find the horror on the wall. We were traveling with our 7-month old son and I was very upset to realize he had been breathing that air in all night through. Moreover, I could not believe that, having seen us with such a small baby, and knowing about the mold (as I later concluded), they kept silent about it, instead of trying to move us to a better place. Not that it makes any difference (wouldn't have put up with mold even if it were free), we were charged 90EUR for the room.
I complained about the mold during breakfast, they appeared surprised at first, but then told us about some water infiltration problems they were aware of, so, correlating this with the wide open windows, I have good reason to believe they knew about the problem in this room - and this room only, I hope. Shame on them, if so! Following our discussion, they promised they would address the problem.

Other than that, the hotel is small (being in a traditional, 100y old house), but beautifully renovated. Location is great, in a very picturesque village on the not-so-busy side of the Kotor fjord.

Furniture is simple, but ok, breakfast rather poor (not buffet, at least not in May, not too much of a choice when you actually request something). The breakfast guy (not the same that had checked us in!) was very kind: served us breakfast on the pontoon near the water, provided us with a timetable for the ferry to Kotor, all in all very nice and helpful.

And yes, they do have Bulgari cosmetics :) - which is a nice touch. Hopefully not because they help neutralize the mold smell.

Room Tip: Request a room with sea view and beware of mold on the walls.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Iuliar,

Your opinion is important to us, we thank you for taking the time to put your comments regarding your recent stay at the Art Hotel Galathea, on the TripAdvisor site.


Sorry for not having been able to offer our level of quality of service you are accustomed to at home.

The unfortunate incidents you experienced were discussed with the officials concerned, we will make every effort that this does not happen again.

Please kindly accept our apologies.

Pending the pleasure of welcoming you again at Art Hotel Galathea, please accept the expression of our cordial greetings.

Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 21 May 2013

great time in Kotor , even if just two nights . We also visited Ostrag , i recommend for anyone . Back to the hotel : clean , helpfull and polite young staff . We asked serve the breakfast in front of the hotel on the beach ; simply perfect . The rooms are OK , the beds are small/narrow . The city of Kotor is more authentic like the bigger Dubrovnik , i prefer Kotor . Try wine , Vrasec is exellent !

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Bezse,

Thank you for sharing your positive comments about the meal you enjoyed at our serve the breakfast in front of the beach! We are delighted that you had such a pleasant breakfast with us. Our vision is based on offering our guests ‘unique moments’ and giving a high level of service where small touches count. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Art Hotel Galathea in the near future.

Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We spent 2 nights in hotel Galathea. The place was wonderfull, near from Kotor and the staff was friendly. We received a lot of information bout the touristic places and a guided tour of the beautiful city of Kotor.
A very good place to discover the Montenegro coast !

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Hamm14.

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Art Hotel Galathea. It was a true pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you soon again.

Best Regards,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is an excellent hotel to stay!! Outstanding staff also. This place is 5 star the whole way!! Their breakfast was very good as well. Staff was also extremely helpful in telling me and my wife the hot spots and places to see around Kotor. My 3 day stay was really nice and so was the staff, in the end I almost felt sorry to leave. Upon arriving I found myself in a valley of smiles from the very first person that I met there. Their staff clerk explained everything I had available and gave me a cable for internet access and the password to use the service very quickly. Upon entering the room, it was clean and quiet (couldn't hear a noise). The bathroom is also spacious and very clean. The shower seems to be bigger than most hotels I have been in. I will also add that their breakfast as very rich and tasty. These are the things that made me enjoy my stay at this hotel, but my warmest congratulations to the hotel are for their choice of hotel personnel which is outstanding! They know how to really make you feel at home, and if you need anything it is like asking a family relative. Congratulations from the heart, my hotel experience at this establishment was fantastic! Well done!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear DrewVallejo60.

Thank you, that trust in information about things to do and Montenegro hot spots, we were advised during your stay at Art Hotel Galathea.

Your words of praise regarding rooms, breakfast and service quality, we accept, of course, contrary to a lot. With joy we will share your compliments with our entire staff.

Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We spent 5 nights in this marvelous place. It's rather far away from the crowds of tourists (10 minutes by taxi to the old town) and that was a great plus! Ideal for a couple. The hotel was renovated a couple of years ago, so everything is superb. The staff is friendly and the dinners made by their chief were excellent !!! May be a little bit expensive, but believe me - it's worth trying.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking at the seaside - it's something! The suite on the upper floor is a good...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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septemberhotels, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Art Hotel Galathea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Leonid V.

Such wonderful and kind words! Thank you very much for sharing your positive comments with us, it is a true pleasure to read your review! We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday in Kotor and that the Art Hotel Galathea team contributed in making your stay an unforgettable one. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with our entire team. It will definitely brighten their day!

It would be a great pleasure to welcoming you back to the Art Hotel Galathea in the near future.

Sincerely,

Artem Salnikov.

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Address: Prcanj 134, Prcanj, Kotor Municipality 85335, Montenegro
Region: Montenegro > Kotor Municipality > Prcanj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Prcanj
Price Range: £71 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Art Hotel Galathea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located at the shore of the bay in the center of town Prcanj, in an old stone house of the XVIII century. Here you can purely feel the atmosphere of that time, when in those parts lived glorious sailors - traders and customers, and poets and artists spent their vacation in finding the muses - enjoy the beautiful nature, old monuments, Orthodox and Catholic churches and clean air, which is an integral component of breathtaking scenery. ... more   less 
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