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Regent Porto Montenegro is the latest member of the Regent Hotels family, located in the spanking new superyacht haven of Porto Montenegro, and opened in August 2014.
With the recent addition of the new Aqua Wing, the hotel has 51 deluxe and premier rooms, as well as 97 one to three bedroom residences, suites, and penthouses. All the rooms feature a flat screen TV and the spacious bathrooms include a walk-in shower and deep soaking bath. Some of the residences and suites even have a private furnished balcony or terrace for majestic mountain or sea views. The terracotta roofed building itself provides picturesque views of the fjord-like scenery, marina and the expansive lush greenery of the steep hillsides. Throughout, the interiors are designed with soft colours, elegant stones and hardwood floors - which create a traditional feel to the property.
Foodies will doubtless gravitate to the Dining Room restaurant, which serves a unique blend of Mediterranean and Adriatic specialties and Fusion-Asian dishes. The Gourmet Corner is the place to get wedged into after a pastry or two, or to drool over a selection of cakes, chocolate truffles and fresh breads. The Library Bar with its cosy fireplace is a lovely lure in winter while the spacious terrace is perfect for sunset views during summer, as well as afternoon teas, snacks, signature cocktails, cognacs, champagnes and whiskies. The Italian Garden is a spectacular dining venue for VIP events and guests who would like an exclusive dining experience on a private island with amazing views of the marina and bay.
In the grounds of the hotel guests are greeted by a cascading infinity swimming pool which is particularly inviting for sunbathers or those looking to relax and take a refreshing swim. There is also an indoor pool with whirlpool on the same floor with spectacular vistas of the marina.
Unwind at the Regents Spa, with four individual treatment rooms, a relaxation room, sauna, steam room, hammam and a vitality pool with a juice bar. For sporty types there is a fitness centre or you can play on one of the three tennis courts within the marina village. All guests also have priority access to the Lido pool in the village and a secluded beach, which is reached by boat.
On the subject of the village, be sure to stroll around the world-class marina with its 250 boat berths, and then the local cafés, waterfront restaurants and fine selection of shops. History buffs may want to visit the nautical museum for an insight to the areas rich maritime traditions. The harbour at Porto Montenegro was initially built as an Austro-Hungarian naval base which was eventually decommissioned after the end of the cold war before becoming a haven for superyachts.
The owners of Porto Montenegro have got the glitzy harbours of St Tropez and Porto Cervo firmly in their sights as they try to lure gazillionaire megayacht owners to Montenegro. This naturally means some epic people watching potential.
Nick, Original Traveller