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Forza Mare Hotel
Kriva ulica bb, Dobrota, Kotor 85 330, Montenegro   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Dobrota
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“Great Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Stayed here as part of a summer tour in the area

Long drag from Dubrovnik, in time if not in kilometres, delay at border and at Herceg Novi, so tired but greeted warmly and the room was as expected

Side view room, China, on our side looked over a garden, other side to building

Ate at hotel twice right on the water’s edge, excellent setting and food. Breakfast fine selection

Town a lot busier
, spent some time there in the day and the evening.

Good position for the area. Small area with loungers and able to swim in nice small pool

Offered a trip on boat to developing area but didn’t take suspect sales trip.

Love the area and the stunning scenery although not as cheap as one might hope.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very beautiful and unique hotel, at a high level! Executive and professional staff, lovely atmosphere, very good restaurant. The location of the Hotel is very good, it is very quiet and it is just next to the sea.The rooms are beautiful decorated, very comfortable and clean! The hotel has its own beach, which is very nice and where you can spend all day resting. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone! Good value for money!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Found this to be a beautiful hotel in an idyllic location. It is set out of town but in a beautiful, peaceful location. It isn't cheap but compared to other hotels we stayed in in the region it felt like really good value do to added extras such as free drinks/fruit platter on arrival/towels on the private beach area/pillows plumped before bed. Very good restaurant, again not cheap but was excellent quality. The staff were all very knowleagable and friendly. The hotel is small and some of the rooms are very close to the reception area but we didn't find that a problem.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Part of our decision to pick this hotel was based on Kotor Bay itself and also due to the reviews we read on this site. The hotel lived up to expectations, a stylish well located boutique hotel.

We stayed in India; a large room that faced the bay. The theme was notable but not to the extreme that made it look ridiculous. The bed was large and comfortable and everything you would expect to be tip top was: well stocked mini-bar; lots of wardrobe space, stylish bathroom, large TV etc. One of the real bonus points was the balcony. The room faced West and sitting out there in the evening when the sun set was beautiful. If I had one criticism it would be that none of the rooms had a bath.

The staff were really nice, made us feel welcome and were as helpful as they could be during our stay. A couple of reviews I have read complained about noise from the reception in the rooms closest to it. I think India is probably the nearest to the front desk and we didn't have any problems; the staff on the front desk were very quiet. It seems they may have acted on feedback.

The hotel had a restaurant and a small beach across a very quiet road. Swimming in the sea there or simply lounging was great, really peaceful. The sea is very calm and warm (we went in September). Overall a great place.

Worth noting that although the location is great, it is about 2km from the old town. So, be prepraed for cab journeys or walks into town in the evening (perfectly plesant along the bay)

Room Tip: Any of the rooms with a balcony that faces the bay
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Really can't speak too highly of the Forza Mare. Charming & professional service, superb room, excellent food, incredible location, amazing views. What more could you want?

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

This place could be amazing and probably is if nothing goes wrong. But I agree with the reviewers who find it noisy and find the manager rude and intimidating. Many of the rooms back on to reception so you wake to the sound of check-outs and hear people coming in through the night. Throughout the hotel they seem to play "Now that's what I call the best of the 80s". The side sea view rooms are a joke as hey look out on to the next building. Ask to speak to the manager and he shows you the guest book and the lack of complaints or calls other hotels to see if they play music too. Basically its your fault as everyone else loves it apparently. Persist and he gets very aggressive and threatening.
It's a shame because the other staff are very nice,the breakfast is great and the setting in Kotor is fabulous. But it aint cheap and there must be better places to spend your money in Kotor.

Room Tip: Dont expect much from side sea view rooms
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Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in - quite literally the only one which has lived up to my (impossibly high) standards! Perfectly clean (rooms were cleaned twice a day), impeccable service, discrete and professional staff, amazing breakfast (omlettes to order anyone?), a restaurant on the water that is open all day and evening, and a breathtaking location. We were not disturbed by the noise at all (and I am a very light sleeper). It must have been because our bed was so commfortable - we just slept through it! I guarantee you will fall in love with this hotel. PS: The platter of fruit and champagne on arrival was just perfect too

Room Tip: All rooms are themed so ask the staff to email you a pic of the rooms they have available. We stayed...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kriva ulica bb, Dobrota, Kotor 85 330, Montenegro
Location: Montenegro > Kotor Municipality > Kotor > Dobrota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Dobrota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxuriously decorated 5-star small hotel Forza Mare is located in Dobrota, at a private beach, on the shore of the Bay of Kotor 3 km from the city center. It offers interestingly decorated rooms, which have different themes and varying interior: Africa, India, Dubai, Japan and China. You can completely unwind and enjoy the warm and friendly ambient of the property. A wellness and spa center is at the guests' disposal, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The superb, modern a la carte restaurant serves national, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Only fresh, local products are used to prepare the meals. Kotor's old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous cultural events being held in the summertime. ... more   less 
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