We booked a holiday for 9 family members with the intention of enjoying time out together and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and walking opportunities available in the nearby area .
When booking our holiday we paid for the 'accommodation only' option with an additional amount being added for 9 people to stay instead of the standard 7 .
To our great dismay, my older son and his long term Thai girfriend suffered a humilitating experience when trying to obtain a visa for our trip . After months of notice and various documents being sent to the Montenegran Embassy to verify her reasons for travelling, she was initially refused entry, only to be told the day before we were due to travel that a mistake had been made and the decision had been reversed .Unfortunately this left no time to pick up the visa . The fact that they were unable to join us was a huge dissappointment for everyone !!
On arrival at the villa we wrongly assumed that our hosts would have smpathy with their exceptional plight and refund their costs . However,my husband was told by Sarah in no uncertain terms that this would not be the case . Indeed, after the initial tour of the villa we saw very little of Sarah and Hugh and were therefore not treated to their expertise on local walking areas as described by other guests, and as a family, we felt rather reluctant to approach the couple for any further information after my husband's rebuke earlier in the week .
As far as the accommodation goes it was spacious, well equipped and comfortable.The beds were cosy and the bathrooms were clean. However, the the ground floor room in the main house smelt musty and some of the plastic outside crockery had been stacked away without being properly cleaned.
The villa itself was fairly remote with a rough track leading up to the accommodation . The local eateries were very basic and a car was definitely needed to reach restaurants in Tivat or Kotor .The pool was beautifully appointed but the tiles were slippy and extremely hazardous. On two separate occassions, accidents were only narrowly averted when stepping into the pool .
The walks we discovered were beatuiful and the view of the coast from the road towards the National Park was absolutely breathtaking . We particularly enjoyed our visits to Perast and Rose .
Montenegro is a beautiful unspoilt country and the low fare air travel to Tivat starting next year would definitely tempt us to return . However, for the time being our dissappointing experience with the Montenegran Embassy and the lack of compassion from our hosts has definitely left an unpleasant taste in our mouths . If we were to return we would find alternative accommodation .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful private villa with stylish en-suite rooms. Available B&B or full board plus great value holidays all inclusive from £575pp. Pool, garden terraces, games area and the beach just 10 mins away. Activities and day trips can be organized to discover the best of Montenegro. ... more less