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“A Great Hotel”
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Hotel Tara
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Becici
Whitchurch, Hants
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“A Great Hotel”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed two weeks at the Tara. Travelled with Saga, all inclusive. Had a very pleasant journey from the airport at Dubrovnik two and a half hours but the views were wonderful and the trip on the ferry had great views. On arrival the check-in was very efficiently organised by our Saga rep Janina. We did not have to take our own luggage, which was taken from the coach to our rooms. We paid extra for a sea view room with balcony and it was well worth it. The view of the sea and mountains was lovely and it was very quiet. The room was large with three comfortable beds, but the corners were very sharp. (we tucked towels on them). One lady fell onto one of the corners and ended up with several stitches. The bathroom was lovely with a large shower. Towels were changed every day and toiletries were supplied and a hairdryer. Everything was spotless. As we were there for the first two weeks in October it was pretty quiet everywhere and we did notice that places had started to shut down. Saga guests had our own lounge which was really great. Janina (our rep) organised several evenings of music and dancing. All drinks were included which were very generous. We really enjoyed breakfast, there was so much choice and plenty of fresh fruit, and the different breads were very good. Apparently all the food at the Tara is grown by them and is organic. Lunch was quite good and quiet. The evening meal could be very crowded as sometimes there was coach parties for overnight stays and then the queues could be long for the buffet and it could sometimes be difficult to find a table. The pool area was very good and clean with free towels and the pool bar was good. Unfortunately it closed down for our second week when we had a lot of rain. The private beach was good with two chairs and an umbrella per couple. We thought the whole area was very good and enjoyed the walk to Budva. All the staff were very pleasant but Janina the Saga rep was the best ever and couldn't do enough for us.

Room Tip: Definitely worth paying the little extra for a sea view room with balcony. We had 329, excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

My husband booked this hotel for my 40th birthday and so pleased he did. The hotel is stunning and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are immaculate and the cleanliness is next to none. Fantastic! We were all inclusive and there is something to suit everyone. The dining area is immaculate and the staff are on top of things, never see any tables with dirty plates etc left, super efficient! We booked this hotel through jet 2 and their reps were fantastic, super helpful and made you feel very much at ease and very helpful with the best places to visit etc. Really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend to anyone. The country, the hotel and the scenery I would give 5/5 stunning!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Paid a little extra for our room which was very comfortable with a sea facing balcony. Buffet food was largely as expected but the fish could have been better. Staff and Saga rep Janina were very good. Amstel was the only beer in the free bar and is poor imo but other drinks such as brandy were good. Jovanna the usual waitress was very efficient and was great to chat to.Becici and adjoining Budva have been spoiled by over-development but it is easy and cheap to get to attractive areas by bus such as Kotor, in particular, Perast and Cetinje. The mountains are very beautiful with well marking hiking trails which can be accessed by cheap taxi rides. Only stayed for one week and this was not long enough.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room with a balcony
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stayed here on a walking holiday. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Very nice room with everything you need. Beds very comfy but could be a hazard if you didnt take care when walking past as they had very sharp corners. Most of our group had bruises on their shins! Lady who cleaned room was excellent, not just a dust around here everything was cleaned thoroughly every day. Wonderful walks along promenade to Budvar from hotel and easy access to cheap buses which also went to Kotor. Visited in October which was super as it wasnt too busy and we were told that in the high season the hotel and the whole area it is extremely busy. Wonderful walking and a great holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have just spent three nights at this hotel and it may as well become one of my favourite hotels in Becici. As I am a local from Montenegro, I will not praise my own country too much and I will just say that you have to visit it at least once in a lifetime, whereby Becici, with its long, sandy beach would be a perfect spot to start exploring it. It is absolutely stunningly beautiful!
This hotel has apparently been well refurbished. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom has a nice shower. More light in the room,a bigger balcony, and a pair of slippers of a better quality would be an asset though. I prefer softer beds too. The service is perfect - all compliments to the reception staff, especially Marko and Dragana, they are extremely helpful and kind. Breakfast is delicious. I haven't had time to try the pool or other extra services, but I would gladly come back to this hotel even without having tried everything that it had on offer. I am looking forward to some other opportunity to explore it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent worth the money spent.i would choose it again.the hotel services are good, the hotel is clean the rooms are spacious, the showers are also very good standard, breakfast and lunch are very well presented and affordable, room temperature is suitable. Montenegro is a place to visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Arrived at 3am - 7 hours late and as you can imaging check in was quick, althought there was a mix up with names (thanks to Cosmos) - it was easily sorted out. Hotel had placed some food in the room, which was requested by our rep - and was great and much appreciated - typical of the service we got all over Montenegro! We went " all inclusive" - see comments at the end. Hotel is modern and light with a central atrium. Dining is on the ground level.

Rooms - we booked rooms 13 and 14 looking out on the pool. Sun shines on it the during the morning and rooms get hot, despite the A/c. Room was well set out - big flat screen TV, 2 wardrobes (one 1/2 size), shelf for suitcases, 2 chairs and a table. It also had a mini fridge. Beds was firm, with a thin duvet and 2 pillows. At night from 7pm till +/- 11pm you get the full blast of the poolside entertainment - not great. Balcony was tiny and pretty much useless. You couldn't sit on it. Rooom had a free safe but you need to go to reception to get its code. WIFI free inside the hotel.

Toilet was essentially a large wet room with a hand and "Rain forest" shower. It was well appointed with - shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, tissues and a hairdryer. All very nice.

Staff were very welcoming especially the dining room reception staff. Plates were cleared up immediately they were empty and the various buffets continuously topped up. As part of all inclusive we had beakfast, lunch and dinner included along with orange squash, apple, water, draft red or white wine and tea/coffee. Overall the selection was good to very good, varied and fresh. Liked their breads and fruit. Breakfast was 7am-10am and not too crowded. Lunch was 12-2.30 pm and agin not too crowded. Dinner was 7-9 pm and very crowded with some food occasionally running out ( but filled quickly).

Pool area/garde area was always busy during the day with lots of children. There are lots of sun loungers but the get "reserved" very early in the day and many do not get used. You can also lie under the trees in the garden - very nice. There are limited tables in the bar area (10) and only about 5 umbrellas. Bar service is good - but the Russians just don't get queues!!
Lots of stuff happens around the pool - the activities staff keep things going pretty much all day. In the evening there is a 1hour kids "thing" followed by "entefrtainment" It was not great, however and once the tables fill up - you have to sit on a sun lounger.

Hotel does have its own private bit of the beach with a bar mini restaurant there. You pay for the towels (50 cents). Beach is about 150 yards or so from the hotel down a small side street.


Hotel is close to the promenade which goes to Budva ( via the tunnel) and is about a 30-40 mins stroll. It is a pretty lively walk past the beach, all the food stalls, shops and bar/discos. Regular buses to Budva from across main road just up from the hotel costs 1 Euro for 2 people. There are also plent of taxis around.

Overall I found this hotel hard to beat with its service, room quality and location. I'd go back but on a B&B basis as Budva is so accessible.

HOWEVER, I was not impressed by the "all inclusive" option. We took it as I had my 84 year old mother-in-law with us and thought it would be easier. All inclusive is really a misnomer - it does not include the full bar menu at the pool (on both food and drinks), you cannot use the Terrace bar or the bar inside the hotel, you cannot use the Italian Restaurant ( but you do get 20% off), you cannot get drinks at the beach. A big complaint to the hotel and also my travel agent.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the pool. All inclusive option is not that great a deal as it is too restrictiv...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Tara
Address: Becici b.b., Becici, Budva Municipality 85316, Montenegro
Location: Montenegro > Budva Municipality > Becici
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Becici
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Becici
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Tara 4*
Number of rooms: 230
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