As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor Old Town is one of the most popular travel destinations in Montenegro. Although many tourists tend to favour visiting nearby Croatia, this beautiful Old Town is well worth visiting. There are a number of great things to do in Kotor, including visiting St. John’s Fortress, hiking, and exploring the historic centre. On top of that, the town’s location in the Bay of Kotor means it’s possible to take some amazing day trips to nearby national parks, as well as a number of other spots along the bay, such as the town of Perast. Due to Kotor’s popularity it’s important to book accommodation in advance, especially during the peak summer months. Thankfully, there are a number of decent accommodation options for all budgets available in and around the town. Prices can as much as double during summer due to the influx of tourists, so if you want to keep costs down then book as far in advance as possible or visit at a less busy time of year. To help you figure out the best accommodation and hotel options, we’ve come up with this list of the best places to stay in Kotor Old Town, Montenegro.
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Where to stay in Kotor Old Town, Montenegro
Situated approximately a 10-minute walk from Kotor beach and around a 15-minute walk from the Old Town, Art Guesthouse is a great value budget option. Staying slightly outside the Old Town does come with its advantages as it’s generally a lot less busy. None of the rooms at the property have a private bathroom, but there are multiple shared bathrooms so it’s unlikely you’ll be left waiting. The majority of the rooms at the property have air conditioning, which is particularly useful during the warmer summer months. Like many other guesthouses in Montenegro, the hosts at Art Guesthouse are very friendly and will try to help with any questions you may have. Art Guesthouse is one of the best budget options in Kotor with prices starting from around €27 ($30 USD) per night.
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The comfortable apartments available at Apartments Peranovic are some of the best budget accommodation options in Kotor. Brilliantly located around a 10-minute walk away from the Old Town, everything you need is within easy walking distance – from bars to restaurants to supermarkets. All of the apartments have some cooking facilities, so if you want to save money by cooking for yourself then staying here is a great option! Another great thing about staying here is the lovely owners, who will do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They’re more than happy to share tips and insider knowledge about Kotor, as well as provide you with assistance and information in booking tours and day trips during your stay. All apartments have air conditioning as well as good facilities, which makes this one of the best value accommodation options in Kotor. Prices start from as little as €31 ($35 USD) per night outside of peak season.
The lovely apartments at Casa Nuova are some of the best mid-range accommodation options near Kotor Old Town. Just a 10-15 minute walk from the Old Town, the apartments are based in a nice, quiet area. The apartments are comfortable, homely, and have everything you need for a trouble-free stay. Each apartment is fitted with air conditioning, and cooking facilities are also available if you’d prefer to make some of your own meals. Alternatively, there are a number of restaurants nearby, with many found along the promenade or in Kotor Old Town itself. Some of the apartments have a sea view, which means you can enjoy stunning sunsets from the comfort of your accommodation. If that’s not enough, the friendly owner will do all they can to ensure that your stay is perfect – whether it’s helping with any issues you may have or providing information about Kotor. Prices at Casa Nuova start from €38 ($42 USD) per night, but prices can be double this amount during peak season.
Well-located in the historic centre of Kotor, Antika Guesthouse is perfect for exploring the Old Town. The property’s comfortable stone-walled rooms give you a sense of what staying in Kotor’s Old Town would have been like in years gone by. All rooms at the property have a flat-screen TV as well as air conditioning, with the latter being essential if you’re visiting during summer. On top of that, the guesthouse provides a good level of amenities, with a hairdryer and free toiletries provided in every room, as well as mini-bars in some rooms too. The owners and staff are very friendly, so they’re more than happy to help answer any questions and provide recommendations of things to see in the surrounding area. Due to the central location Antika Guesthouse is a great choice if you’re only staying in Kotor for a few days. Prices start from €49 ($54 USD) per night, but expect to pay more during the peak summer season.
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Located in the centre of the historic Old Town, Hotel Vardar is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Kotor. The hotel boasts luxurious rooms with plenty of amenities including air conditioning, a mini-bar and satellite TV. On top of that, the property has a small gym and a sauna that guests are welcome to use. A buffet breakfast is offered at the hotel daily, and is often included in the price of booking a room. The hotel’s restaurant also serves dinner and drinks, but if you’d prefer to go elsewhere there are a number of restaurants nearby. Unless a swimming pool is essential for you then Hotel Vardar is likely to have everything you need and more. The hotel’s location in the Old Town make it an excellent base for exploring the wonderful sights and attractions of Kotor. Prices at the hotel start from €101 ($113 USD) per night, but expect to pay more during peak season.
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Hotel Forza Terra
If you’re happy staying just outside the Old Town then Hotel Forza Terra is one of the best luxury hotels in the Bay of Kotor. The hotel’s list of facilities is extremely impressive, with both an indoor and outdoor pool, a small gym, a sauna, a hot tub, a restaurant/bar on site and more! As you’d expect, rooms at the property are spacious, luxurious and fitted with air conditioning, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring. To top it off, some rooms have a terrace or balcony with amazing views of the beautiful surrounding scenery of the Bay of Kotor. A buffet style breakfast is available at the property, and usually comes as part of the price when booking. Staff at the property are very courteous and friendly, and will willingly help with any questions or issues you may have. If you’re planning on renting a car then the free on-site parking is another reason to book a stay at this fabulous hotel. Prices start from around €175 ($195 USD) per night, although rooms can cost double this during summer.
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