The awe-inspiring city of Kotor enjoys a stunning waterside location – when the sun starts to glide towards the horizon, the sky and the surrounding mountains reflect in the bay, and the sea turns to stunning shades of orange, pink, and indigo. Dotted with attractive and quaint medieval towns, the Bay of Kotor is tied together by a series of serpentine roads, allowing you to explore with ease. This unique Adriatic ease can easily be felt throughout the gorgeous natural scenery – and many of the luxury hotels in Kotor can be found along the waterfront. From historic buildings to modern interpretations, each of these five stunning hotels in Kotor offers the finest luxury experience when staying at this truly one-of-a-kind place.
Forza Terra Boutique Hotel & Spa
Forza Terra Boutique Hotel offers just 12 exclusive rooms and suites, but despite its compact size, it packs a serious punch. The contemporary design is felt throughout the hotel as rooms having relaxed interiors with bright but not overwhelming accents in yellow, coral and dark purple exuding an uplifting Mediterranean feel. Taking this to new heights, the beautiful bayside rooms have balconies that allow guests to fully take in the scenery which is truly otherworldly and perhaps one of the best in the entire region.
The rest of the property isn’t any less stunning, as noted by the grand marble staircase that connects the reception with the upper floors of the hotel. Elsewhere, the in-house spa features a sauna, a Turkish bath and a mosaic-tile whirlpool bath when it’s time to unwind. If an outdoor pool is what you’re after, you will find a plunge pool on the first-floor terrace. The dining options aren’t to be missed either, with Restaurant La Bistecca bringing its own new-meets-old culinary palettes to the table, while La Piazza Pool Bar makes for a casual setting for refreshing cocktails. The hotel is family-owned and every detail within the hotel features the highest 5-star quality.
HUMA Kotor Bay
Located in the historic town of Dobrota, less than two miles from the spectacular Kotor Old Town, HUMA Kotor Bay hotel offers a unique 5-star experience on the sandy beach of Virtu, which is truly one-of-a-kind in the whole Bay. While upon first sight the hotel exudes a resort feel, there’s nothing that feels mass-produced or lacking authenticity. Each of the 89 rooms and suites share a vibe of a true luxury nest – both inspiring and cozy.
For those who appreciate the feeling of a family home, villas at HUMA offer complete privacy, plenty of space and unobstructed sea views. The interiors are calming and easily inspired by the surrounding region – shades of pale pastels create a haven-like atmosphere in each of the rooms and suites. The tastefully decorated rooms have wooden elements to inspire calm and geometric lines creating a uniquely modern feel. The Shanti Spa and wellness center is all about calming the body and the mind, while still offering excellent options for those looking to stay on top of their game – relaxing treatments combined with a world-class gym.
Hotel Forza Mare
Belonging to the same Forza group as the Forza Terra hotel, Forza Mare was the first boutique hotel in the Kotor region. With only ten rooms, it is the epitome of luxurious intimacy and discreet flamboyance. The guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s philosophy of giving thoughtful attention to every detail. It can be felt in the ten exclusive suites featuring elements inspired by Africa, Japan, Dubai, India, Provence, Chile, Morocco, the US, Ireland and Venice.
Luxurious fabrics and materials are used to decorate each of the ten guest rooms in a truly bespoke way. Rich colors and textures give depth to each space and all share a theme. The cherry on top? The unobstructed views of the stunning Bay of Kotor, which will surely inspire you to take in the experience slowly, while the staff makes sure that each guest feels welcome and has everything they need.
The relatively new Hotel Hippocampus resides in a refurbished 17th-century building, which strikes a dynamic blend of luxury and privacy in the middle of the Boka Bay. Located on the beautiful coast, the hotel boasts nine outstanding rooms and suites that invite the guests to be immersed in the ancient Mediterranean world of luxury – with a design aesthetic of that of the 21st century. There aren’t many places that beautifully combine original interior stone walls from the 17th century with beautiful fabrics and furniture from all over the world.
Hotel Hippocampus also houses one of Kotor’s hottest spots. The excellent Rooftop Terrace offers extraordinary views of the mountains and Boka Bay, embodying the true spirit of the Old Town. Furthermore, attentive and knowledgeable staff make sure that all the needs of the guests are met.
The beautiful Hotel Conte has found its home in four 18th-century stone buildings on the waterfront promenade in Perast, overlooking the Kotor Bay. The hotel feels welcoming and delightfully relaxed. With 34 rooms, suites, and apartments, Hotel Conte is perfect for couples and families alike, and the waterfront terrace in the restaurant is just a cherry on top.
The authentic look and feel of the buildings are remarkable – original features like carved stonework still feature heavily, and contemporary details like small outdoor pools have been added fresh. Communal spaces and interiors feature wooden and stone floors, wood-beamed ceilings, as well as some exposed stonework, and fantastic en-suite stone-tiled bathrooms with rainfall showers.