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Best Hotels in Kotor to Stay In: From luxury to affordable

20 Apr 2024 | Destinations, Europe, Montenegro

Nestled along the Adriatic coast, the historic city of Kotor, Montenegro is not just a UNESCO World Heritage site but also a haven for travellers seeking luxury, panoramic waterfront views, and the magnetic allure of its ancient charm.

This guide is crafted for scenic view seekers looking to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of Kotor while enjoying the pinnacle of luxury and comfort. Discover the best hotels in Kotor that pledge nothing short of an unforgettable experience.

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The Best Hotels in Kotor for an Unforgettable Experience

You will find accommodation for all budget types in Kotor. I have added recommendations as well as tips for each below. 

Luxury Hotels in Kotor to stay in

From the UNESCO-listed Old Town, with its intricate network of cobblestone streets and historic buildings, to the awe-inspiring Kotor Fortress that promises breathtaking views after a stimulating hike, Kotor is a haven for explorers. 

Add the serene beauty of the Bay of Kotor, often hailed as Europe’s southernmost fjord, and the majesty of Saint Tryphon Cathedral into the mix, and you’ve got a destination that’s as enriching as it is beautiful. 

Stay at one of these luxurious and surround yourself with opulence and a wealth of cool things to do and beyond!

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Hotel Forza Mare

Hotel Forza Mare epitomises luxury along the pristine shores of Kotor Bay. This 5 star hotel is located in Dobrota with its own private beach, exquisite dining featuring global cuisines, and due to its close proximity to the historic core of Kotor, it stands out as an exceptional option for those desiring relaxation and adventure alike.

It is located 3 km from Kotor city centre. When driving in and around Kotor, you can park your vehicle for free at the hotel premises. 

Airport shuttle service is also available at the Hotel Forza Mare.

Each suite is thoughtfully crafted to provide unmatched views of the serene blue waters, offering a peaceful retreat. 

  • Location: Kriva ulica bb Dobrota, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro 
  • Amenities: Private beach area, free parking, outdoor swimming pool, breakfast, heated pool
  • Perfect for: Romance and relaxation, luxury lovers, in the heart of everything and the Bay
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, hiking, mountain views, group or boat tours

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Best Kotor hotels - Hotel Forza Mare room view

Hyatt Regency Kotor Bay Resort

Hyatt Regency Resort stands as a quintessence of luxury on the shores of Kotor Bay. Every suite is meticulously designed to offer unparalleled views of the tranquil blue waters, ensuring a serene escape. 

The 5 star luxury hotel offers epic amenities including two swimming pools with scenic views of the surroundings, distinguished dining that brings flavours from around the globe, and its proximity to Kotor’s historic heart make it a splendid choice for those seeking both relaxation and exploration.

Their breakfast is amazing (and FREE). If you are driving, you will be happy to know that it has parking available for guests. 

What I like most about this beachfront property is that there are lots of options for suites including a terrace, an inner courtyard view or sea views. Plus the property offers access to beach areas nearby.

  • Location: Donji Stoliv bb, 85330, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Spa, pool, beachside, free breakfast
  • Perfect for: Romance and relaxation, luxury lovers
  • Activities nearby: Hiking, mountain views

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Best Kotor hotels - Hyatt Regency Kotor Bay Resort - hotel view

Hotel Villa Duomo

Housed in a stone building in Old Town, Hotel Villa Duomo is conveniently located in the heart of the city. The hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury. Its stone walls and antique furnishings tell a story of the past, while the amenities cater to contemporary needs. 

Although there are no pools, you can hang out in their on-site restaurant, or partake in one of the hotel’s exclusive boat tours for an intimate view of the Bay of Kotor. You can also enjoy a day at the beach in Kotor.

The hotel is just a minute’s walk from the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and harbour.

You can book rooms with mountain or garden views. The studios and 1-bedroom apartments feature free wifi, minibars and flat-screen TVs; some offer pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs. 

There’s one unit with a sauna. Upgraded apartments add balconies and kitchenettes.

  • Location: Stari grad 358, Kotor 85330, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Restaurant, airport shuttle
  • Perfect for: Sightseeing in Old Town, Old Town vibes
  • Activities nearby: Perfect for exploring Old Town on foot, or joining tours to venture outside of Kotor town

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Best Kotor hotels - Hotel Villa Duomo - room view

Boutique Hotel Astoria

Boutique Hotel Astoria, nestled within the vibrant walls of Kotor’s Old Town, offers an enchanting stay where history meets refined modernity. 

The hotel is housed in a UNESCO-protected 13th-century Buca Palace. Each room is uniquely decorated, reflecting Montenegro’s rich heritage and culture. 

You will be steps away from landmarks, Kotor bay shorelines, cosy cafés, and quaint boutiques, making it an ideal base for those eager to explore on foot. The Maritime Museum of Montenegro is also located nearby. 

Boutique Hotel Astoria has a lounge bar and restaurant on-site, serving international cuisine including traditional as well as modern dishes.

  • Location: Stari Grad 322, Kotor Old Town, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro 
  • Amenities: Airport shuttle, restaurant
  • Perfect for: Romance and relaxation, luxury lovers
  • Activities nearby: Hiking, mountain views, sightseeing

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Best hotels in Kotor - Boutique Hotel Astoria - room view

Historic Boutique Hotel Cattaro

Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO-protected Kotor Old Town, the Historic Boutique Hotel Cattaro is housed in a beautifully restored 18th-century building, offering rooms with unique decor. 

As part of the ancient walls of Kotor Old Town, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Kotor Bay, adding to the charm and appeal to your stay.

It has a wonderful restaurant where you can savour local and international cuisine or unwind in the cosy bar. The property is equipped with complimentary WiFi throughout.

The hotel’s interiors are air-conditioned and adorned with maritime-inspired art pieces. Each room features a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom, which is stocked with premium toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

The Historic Boutique Hotel Cattaro is also home to the Maximus nightclub, one of the largest entertainment venues in the region, located in the Kotor Old Town Square. 

The hotel provides excellent facilities for meetings or celebrations. It also offers spacious family rooms when travelling with little ones. 

  • Location: Stari grad 433, Kotor Old Town, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro 
  • Amenities: Restaurant, private parking, family rooms
  • Perfect for: Groups, and families, want to stay in the centre
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, group or boat tours

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Best hotels in Kotor - Historic Boutique Hotel Cattaro - room view

Regent Porto Montenegro

Overlooking the prestigious Porto Montenegro Yacht Marina and located in the UNESCO-listed Boka Bay, the Regent Porto offers an experience of unrivalled luxury. 

Regent Porto Montenegro features 3 swimming pools (including an outdoor pool), as well as a spa and wellness centre. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

This luxurious 5 star property was built in Renaissance Venetian style, and each of the 175 suites has a balcony or a terrace offering panoramic views of the marina and bay. 

Suite amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and a safe. Each suite has private (luxurious) bathrooms all equipped with luxe bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Guests can hang out and dine in waterfront restaurants, and retire to rooms. The hotel caters to those who appreciate the finer things in life, promising an exceptional stay in every aspect.

The Murano Restaurant provides a refined dining experience, while the Onyx Bar, Gourmet Corner and Pool Bar provide a more eclectic range of dining and entertainment options.

Their wellness facilities are also unmatched. The Regent SPA includes a wide array of treatments like sauna, a Turkish bath, a steam room and a gym. Tennis and squash courts, as well as a bowling alley, are also available nearby.

The hotel is pet and kid friendly, and offers great views of the marina. It is also surrounded by cafés, waterfront restaurants and upscale retail stores in Montenegro. 

  • Location: Obala bb, 85320 Tivat, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Four restaurants, pet friendly, scenic views, free private parking, spa and wellness facilities, three swimming pools
  • Perfect for: Luxury stay, honeymoon, romance
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, heritage sites, dining, tennis courts, bowling alleys, marina 

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Best Kotor hotels - Regent Porto Montenegro - pool view

The Chedi Lustica Bay

Situated a short distance from Kotor in the new Lustica Bay development, The Chedi offers a sanctuary of luxury for those looking to unwind in style. 

This 5 star property is located about 13 km away from the Old town of Kotor, and is closer to the Tivat Airport. 

The hotel boasts breathtaking marina views, a state-of-the-art spa, and terrace amazing restaurants. 

You can book suites with terraces, a kitchenette, and scenic views.

  • Location: Marina Promenade, 85320 Tivat, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, four restaurants, airport shuttle service, free private parking, breakfast, private beach access, kitchenette 
  • Perfect for: Romance and relaxation, luxury, closer to the Airport
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, airport access

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Best Kotor hotels - The Chedi Lustica Bay - Hotel view

Hotel Forza Terra

Hotel Forza Terra epitomises luxury along the pristine shores of Kotor Bay. Each suite is carefully crafted to provide guests with unmatched views of the serene blue waters, and mountains offering a peaceful haven. 

This polished hotel is about 3 km from Kotor Old Town, and it offers amazing free breakfast and parking. 

You will love the epic views from their restaurant, and hotel pool. 

  • Location: Dobrota bb, 85330, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Free breakfast, free private parking, pool, spa
  • Perfect for: Romance, scenic views, room with views
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, boat tours

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Best Kotor hotels - Hotel Forza Terra - view from the room

Mid budget accommodation in Kotor

Affordable and modest accommodation options abound in Kotor, catering to visitors who wish to immerse themselves in the town’s timeless charm while staying within budget.

Palazzo Banicevic Luxury Rooms

Nestled in Kotor, Palazzo Banicevic Luxury Rooms offers spacious suites with epic views from their suites. It offers a wellness realm featuring a sauna and hot tub. This beachfront haven provides not only a terrace and poolside billiards but also complimentary private parking and WiFi.

Palazzo Banicevic’s impeccably designed rooms combine comfort with a plush, elegant aesthetic, making every stay memorable. 

Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, a cosy seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box, and an ensuite bathroom complete with a walk-in shower, luxurious bathrobes, and slippers. Select rooms boast a balcony and/or patio with mesmerising sea views.

You can soak in the ambience in the outdoor fireplace, enjoy a picnic, or soak in the breathtaking mountain and garden vistas. 

The staff at Palazzo Banicevic are dedicated to providing personalised service, ensuring that each visitor’s needs are met with the utmost care and professionalism. From arranging local tours to offering recommendations for exploring Kotor’s rich cultural landscape, the team goes above and beyond to create an unforgettable stay.

  • Location: Prcanj bb, 85335 Kotor, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, free private parking on-site, airport shuttle service, free wifi, beachfront, spa and wellness centre, fitness center, family rooms
  • Perfect for: Groups, and family, modest budget travellers
  • Activities nearby: Road trips, epic views, hikes, beach activities

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Best Kotor hotels - Palazzo Banicevic Luxury Rooms

Boutique Hotel Casa del Mare – Vizura

The mid budget boutique Hotel Casa del Mare is located just 2.7 km away from Virtu Beach. Here, you can access so many beach activities as well as the luxurious spa and wellness center at the hotel. 

Staying at this boutique 4 star hotel welcomes you to breathtaking mountain vistas and mesmerising sea views. You can relax in a lush garden, enjoy a drink at the bar, or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. 

The hotel also boasts a sauna and a charming terrace, perfect for unwinding. Dining in the hotel’s restaurant provides an exquisite culinary experience.

Each room at the hotel is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom complete with bed linen, towels, and a patio offering views of the city. 

Selected rooms also feature a balcony for an elevated experience.

  • Location: Sveti Stasije, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Restaurant, spa and wellness centre, airport shuttle service
  • Perfect for: Groups, and family, modest budget travellers
  • Activities nearby: Beach activities

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Best hotels in Kotor - Boutique Hotel Casa del Mare Vizura

Affordable hotels in Kotor

For those looking to soak up these sights without splurging, Kotor offers a variety of affordable accommodation choices. 

Hostels, budget hotels, and guesthouses in the area provide comfortable and cost-effective lodging options, ensuring that visitors can focus on experiencing the best of what Kotor has to offer without worrying about their wallets. 

Hostel Old Town Kotor – Old Town Youth Hostel

One of the most convenient and popular budget places to stay in Kotor is in the Old Town Youth Hostel. This hostel is housed in a 13th century building, and it features various accommodation options from mixed dorms to female only dorms. 

It offers free Wi-Fi, and dorms have access to a shared bathroom and a fridge and washing machine. The property also provides studios with a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.

The location is perfect for sightseeing and at a fraction of a cost you can stay within budget during your Montenegro trip! There is an on-site café bar with a lounge area, plus a library and personal lockers.

You can book cycling, and guided hiking tours from here. It is about 50 m from the Gurdic Gate, and 200 m from the Kotor Clock Tower – hence its perfect for sightseeing on foot (on a budget)!

  • Location: Stari Grad 284, Kotor Old Town, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro 
  • Amenities: Parking nearby, washing machine, library, cafe and lounge area, fully equipped kitchen (some suites)
  • Perfect for: Budget travellers, solo travellers
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, boat tours

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Best hotels in Kotor - Hostel Old Town Kotor - Old Town Youth Hostel

Hostel Pupa

Yet another affordable find in the heart of Kotor, this 4 star hostel is located in a historic building, and offers  adults-only accommodation with sea views. 

You can choose mixed, female or male only dorms. Each room comes with air conditioning, a wardrobe and shared bathroom. 

The cute decor of the dorms and cleanliness should not be missed. Free wifi is included. 

There is a terrace and a shared lounge where you can hang out. It is located by the seafront so you can expect epic views around you! 

The hostel also offers guided sightseeing tours upon request. Plus you have free parking available!

  • Location: Njegoseva 254, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro 
  • Amenities: Grocery store nearby, guided tours are organised, terrace, free parking
  • Perfect for: Budget travellers, solo travellers
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, boat tours, day trips

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Best hotels in Kotor - Hostel Pupa

Apartments Bella di Mare

A seafront favourite, the Bella di Mare Apartments are great for long term stay in Kotor, whilst enjoying scenic views.

You can book an apartment with an option of sea view, lake or mountain views. All apartments are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and balcony. 

They also come with flat-screen satellite TV, an equipped kitchen and a bathroom with bathrobe and slippers. 

The apartments are located a 3.5 km drive from Kotor Old Town. It offers free parking on-site, so is perfect for long term stays, and road trips!

  • Location: Dobrota 189, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Airport shuttle service, hot tub, balcony, free parking
  • Perfect for: Long term stay, group stay, affordable accommodation
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, boat tours, road trips

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Best hotels in Kotor - Apartments Bella Di Mare

Marinero Apartments

Located merely 1.7 km from Kotor Beach, this no-frills budget accommodation is great for those travelling in large groups or families and wish to stay somewhere which is homely!

The building features multiple apartments with scenic mountain or sea views. It has a garden, sun terrace, and free parking on-site. All the apartments are spacious and comfortable for long term stay. 

At the apartment complex, all units have air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hair dryer, a shower and free toiletries. 

All units are fully equipped with modern facilities and some have balconies with views. Bed linen and towels are provided in each. 

Bicycle and car rental services to rent at the Marinero Apartments.

  • Location: Skaljari Kotor, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
  • Amenities: Free parking, terrace, rooms with views, balcony, family rooms, private bathroom, paid airport shuttle service
  • Perfect for: Long term stay, group stay, affordable accommodation, travelling with kids
  • Activities nearby: Sightseeing, boat tours, road trips

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Best Kotor hotels - Marinero Apartments

Key Criteria for Selecting Your Ideal Stay in Kotor County Region

Here are travel tips on selecting the best hotel in Kotor for your stay!

Luxury

For those who seek opulence, Kotor does not disappoint. Opt for luxury hotels offering top-notch amenities, including spas, gourmet restaurants, and private tours. These establishments often provide the best views of the bay or the old town, ensuring your stay is as lavish as the surroundings.

Proximity to City Centre and Sightseeing

Staying near the city centre means you’re steps away from the St. Tryphon Cathedral, maritime museums, and the ancient walls that tell tales of Kotor’s storied past. This location is perfect for travellers who want to immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant history and easily access local cafes and shops.

Near the Airport

If convenience is a priority, consider accommodations closer to Tivat Airport, located approximately 5-10 km from Kotor. 

While this might mean a slight compromise on the scenic views, the reduction in travel time can be a significant advantage for short-stay visitors or business travellers.

Near the Beach

Beach resorts near Kotor offer the best of both worlds – proximity to the city’s historic sites and the serenity of the Adriatic Sea. 

Ideal for families and couples, beachfront properties provide a tranquil retreat with easy access to water sports, sunbathing, and seaside dining.

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Accommodation Types and Where to Stay

Kotor offers a diverse range of accommodations catering to different tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for the opulence of luxury hotels, the charm of boutique hostels, or the relaxation of beach resorts, this section will help you choose the perfect base to explore the mesmerising beauty of Kotor. 

Luxury Hotels

  • Location: Primarily located in Kotor’s Old Town or along the scenic bay.
  • Price Range: Expect to pay anywhere from €150 to €350 for 4 star hotels per night for a luxury room or suite.
  • Recommended for: High-end travellers, romantic getaways.

Beach Resorts

  • Location: Spread along the coast near Kotor, some nestled in secluded bays offering private beaches.
  • Price Range: Average prices range from €120 to €300 per night, varying based on location and amenities.
  • Recommended for: Families, beach enthusiasts.

Boutique Hostels

  • Location: Situated within or close to the Old Town, offering a blend of traditional charm and modern aesthetics.
  • Price Range: A more budget-friendly option, with prices ranging from €20 to €50 per night for a private room.
  • Recommended for: Solo travellers, young couples, backpackers.
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Tips for Choosing the Best Stay

  1. Read Reviews: Before booking, read through guest reviews on reputable websites to get insight into their experiences regarding location, cleanliness, and service quality.
  2. Consider Your Itinerary: If your visit is focused on exploring Kotor’s historical sites, staying in or near the Old Town is ideal. For a more laid-back beach holiday, a resort might be the better choice.
  3. Book in Advance: Kotor is a popular destination, especially during the summer months. Booking your accommodation well in advance ensures you get the best rates and choices. I recommend using Booking.com. 
  4. Accessibility: Consider how easy it is to reach your chosen accommodation, especially if you’re not planning to rent a car. Proximity to public transport can be a significant advantage. 

In wrapping up thoughts on accommodations in Kotor, it becomes abundantly clear why this charming Montenegrin destination holds a special place in the hearts of travel enthusiasts. Kotor isn’t just a fantastic vacation idea; it’s a gateway to a world of picturesque beauty and historical depth, right within the bustling heart and serene outskirts of the city.

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The array of accommodation options in Kotor makes it possible for travellers to experience high levels of comfort and luxury without breaking the bank. Indeed, a little budget can indeed go a long way here.

For those looking to soak up the sun with a touch of exclusivity, the luxury hotels in Kotor are second to none. 

Many of these upscale retreats offer not only sumptuous breakfast options but also do so with stunning views that capture the essence of the Adriatic. Imagine starting your day with an exquisite meal overlooking the tranquil blue waters, a backdrop so beautiful it feels almost surreal. 

Besides the delightful culinary experiences, accommodations in Kotor often feature swimming pools, providing a refreshing respite from the day’s explorations, and convenient parking options, easing the worries of travellers with rental cars.

The true allure of Kotor’s accommodation offerings lies in their ability to cater to a diverse range of preferences and budgets while consistently maintaining high standards of hospitality.

Whether you’re drawn to the labyrinthine streets of the city’s historic centre full of adventures or the opulent comfort of a hotel with breathtaking vistas, Kotor embraces you with options that enhance your travel experience.

In essence, Kotor stands out as a premier destination not just for its majestic city walls, deep history, and stunning bays but also for the exceptional lodgings that promise visitors an unforgettable stay. 

For anyone drawn to the allure of new experiences or the tranquillity of ancient cities, Kotor’s doors are wide open, welcoming you to a stay that’s as remarkable as the city itself.

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