The fact that we had a beautiful apartment in Sveti Stefan only served to highlight the divide between our place and this. We were met by pushy people the second we stepped out of the car and, if I said we were frogmarched into the hotel's dining area I would be exaggerating - but only just. We had bags of herbs, plant cuttings and God knows what placed on our table, together with blank envelopes. They continued to try to sell us boat trips even after we had said no. We didn't buy herbs or plants or anything else. We only wanted breakfast. The dining area would have Alex Polizzi hyperventilating - but it did add to the place's character. Breakfast itself was adequate and, as wea te, we watched other poor souls subjected to the hard sell (the hotel is next to where the boats leave on Lake Skadar - they clearly are desperate to get numbers up).
Try your best to avoid this place. Say you've just eaten, say you already have a place booked, say you're allergic to herbs, say you get seasick. Say whatever you need to in order to avoid being led into this hotel. It certainly was not typical of the rest of Montenegro that we saw and loved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Pelikan" is a private company that is operating and developing a family business since in 1960. We are situated in a small rustic village on the banks of Lake Scutari. In our business we have developed a tradition from the very beginning for Cruises on Lake Skadar, and today we offer several varieties of cruising the lake , during which you and your clients could rich an impressive flora and fauna, remains of impressed historical and cultural monuments of antiquity. Boat trip services we are providing with our boat for up to 80 people, with a cabin and a toilet. The ship sails with a staff that consists of 4 members of the crew, led by the Captain .For small groups and private cruises we can offer two smaller boats. At the Virpazar, a small town with only 200 residents in the central hotel building with capacity of 17 beds we own restaurant with 50 seats indoor and 50 seats in the restaurant preparing terrace. In the restaurant we are preparing a Montenegrin national cuisine and fish specialties from the area of Skadar Lake. We can extract and some of them, such as Carp in fruit and Eels in rice. We own the annexes house with the accommodation capacity of 29 beds. Our staff speaks several languages we can mention: German, English, Italian, Russian, etc. In the future communications we can continue write each other in English or Italian. Virpazar is very well known in the field of production not only wines and spirits, but it is also known for the production of cheese, so as a part of our service we can also offer to you a visit to the wine cellar where you can see the plantation of grapes, wine production process as well as taste homemade cheeses, prosciutto, olives, ... In addition to these routes of wine and cheese, also, it is possible to organize hiking, and biking trips, fishing, etc. I hope that we have made our presentation attractive to you, and that you will have an interest in coming , we will represent our region to you and contribute to your satisfaction so we hope that the impressions which you will take with you will last. ... more less
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