There is something of Venice in the air of Porto Montenegro, and indeed, this part of the world shares the same passion for elegance and a penchant for aristocratic flair. One glance at the Regent Porto Montenegro paints a similar picture, one of waterside views, opulent dining, and swish spa bliss. The brand new and beautiful marina only a stone’s throw from the UNESCO splendor of Kotor is already making quite the splash with its 450- berth superyacht complex studded with fine dining, boutique shops, and beautiful bars for those who revel in the finery of the yacht lifestyle.
The hotel itself murmurs with those Venetian designs and the interior design calls renaissance inspiration from the expert hands of Tino Zervudachi who has curated many celerity homes including Mick Jagger’s. The 51 spacious, bright and airy rooms seem to nod towards the beautiful boats outside the windows, offering a superyacht inspired color scheme with fresh whipped creams and whites folded with refined shades of blue, lashings of linen, and clean wooden lines. The canopied beds tie together the themes of sailing by looking like a sail billowing in the wind, or they could also be a beautiful modern remake of that old-world Venetian style.
The bathrooms have all the hallmarks of luxury, offering freestanding tubs and thundering showers, punctuated with L’Occitane beauty products and fresh windows with wooden shutters.
The Italian touches roll town into the Italian Garden with tables perched to overlook the inviting looking waters of the marina. On evenings when the breeze is whispering gently against your skin, you can move inside to the Dining Room where cathedral like ceilings soar and regal red curtains dress the windows. The chef here trained at Noma, one of the very best restaurants in the world. The well-executed design of the dishes, the Adriatic inspired finesse and the land and sea fresh Mediterranean ingredients play perfectly on the palate. Imagine dishes like burned scallops with buttermilk and thyme cream, lobster bisque with celery ravioli, and a deconstructed lemon tart.
Take a breakfast of truffled eggs overlooking the bay, or head to the Gourmet Corner café for flaky French pastries. In the afternoon, you can also swing by for a cleansing fresh sorbet or an artisanal cake.
Being on the powder blue shores of the Adriatic makes you breathe easy, for those seeking an extra pinch of wellness then the Regent Spa offers a myriad of treatments to leave every pore feeling pampered. Try the rose hydrator for renewed circulation or the clear your mind treatment to bring calmness and crystal-clear thinking to the forefront. After a relaxing spa session you can plunge into the generous outdoor or indoor pool or sip a cocktail in the landscaped gardens of the pool club.
In the evenings, there is no better way to put a full stop to the day than with a snort of the finest whiskey at The Library Bar. Expect leather bound books and plump armchairs to match, the tinkling of a piano, and an open fireplace to truly set the mood.
For superyacht sojourners sailing around the beautiful Budva Riviera, or those who simply want a stunning experience in Montenegro, the Regent Hotel is a royal spot for a stop off.