Independent Review of 5*
Hotel Splendid in Becici

Hotel Splendid in Becici is arguably one of the best hotels in Montenegro. But is it truly worthy of its 5 star rating? Let's find out.

Hotel Splendid Becici is one of the few 5 star hotels in Montenegro. Find out everything you need to know before you book.

If you’ve been dreaming of a resort holiday with cocktails by the pool, spa treatments, the beach on your doorstep and plenty of things to do, Hotel Splendid Conference and Spa Resort is the first place you should look.

But it’s not perfect and there are a few things you should know before you book.

It’s labelled as a 5 star resort, and is one of the best you’ll find in Montenegro, but in reality it would be a 4 star + by western standards. Little issues with the rooms and service keep it from being a true 5 star resort. But if you arrive without 5 star expectations, and I always recommend people keep in mind that Montenegro is an emerging destination (not a polished, experienced one) you could have a very enjoyable holiday in Hotel Splendid.

Hotel Splendid Becici bb
Becici
85310
Budva
Montenegro



Location

Hotel Splendid is in Becici, on the Budva Riviera. It’s only 3km to Budva centre so it’s easy to drive, walk or catch a taxi to town.

Budva is known for being very hectic and busy in July and August, which might put you off. While you would have to put up with lots of traffic in peak season, Becici is far enough from Budva that you don’t have the 24/7 beach parties and can enjoy a reasonably relaxing atmosphere.

Outside of July and August, the whole Riviera is much more relaxed and easy to get around.

It’s also easy to get to any of the other most popular destinations in Montenegro, like Kotor, Perast, Sveti Stefan, Lake Skadar, Cetinje, Bar and Ulcinj.

Distance from airports:

Tivat: 25km
Podgorica: 61km
Dubrovnik: 75km 


Hotel Splendid Becici Rooms and Suites

Hotel Splendid has spacious rooms suites of up to 84 sqm. The best ones are the sea view rooms overlooking Becici Beach!Hotel Splendid Becici standard room

Hotel Splendid is the biggest hotel in Montenegro. It’s got 322 rooms, 4 suites, 13 apartments, a penthouse suite and a presidential suite.

When you book a room, you have the choice of mountain view, pool view, sea view and premium sea view rooms. Of course, I recommend getting a room with a sea view because you’re staying on the beach and the Budva Riviera sunsets are truly magnificent. But if you’re on a budget, you can always book a mountain view or pool view room and enjoy the sunset from a waterfront restaurant or the beach itself.

Originally the rooms had glass walls separating the bedroom and bathroom (not sure who thought that was a good idea!) but it was understandably unpopular and they changed it. The standard rooms are all 42 square metres and the suites are 54 or 84 square metres.

Hotel Splendid has spacious rooms suites of up to 84 sqm. The best ones are the sea view rooms overlooking Becici Beach!Hotel Splendid Becici suite

All the rooms and suites come with:

  • Card-access
  • Mini bar
  • Air-conditioning
  • High speed WiFi
  • 32” LCD tv with satellite channels, on demand movies and games, internet, radio and hotel services
  • Beside bed thermostat
  • One push buttons by the bed for do-not-disturb, clean-my-room and all-lights-off
  • Door bell
  • Emergency call button in the bathroom
  • Safe
  • Sprinklers and fire alarms

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Hotel Splendid Pools

Hotel Splendid in Becici, Montenegro has outdoor pools by the beach and three indoor pools. They have the best pools of any hotel in Montenegro.Hotel Splendid, Becici Beach and hotel pools

One of the stand out benefits of staying at Hotel Splendid is the pools. No other hotel in Montenegro offers large outdoor pools and jacuzzis like the ones at Hotel Splendid.

Add to that the three indoor pools for cooler weather and you’ve got a very attractive reason to stay here. If you’ve got kids, you’ll know that they can happily spend entire days splashing in the pool while you catch up on some reading on a lounger. 


Restaurants

Like most hotels in Montenegro, a buffet breakfast is included with your stay. There are also three la carte restaurants and two bars in the hotel. Beside the pools, there are two bars where you can get drinks, desserts and light meals like sandwiches and fries.

The price of food and drinks in the hotel is very high compared to local prices and it’s not outstanding. There are better and more reasonably priced options in Budva and all along the coast. See our Budva restaurant guide for recommendations.

Guests are banned from bringing in any food or drinks from outside. You can easily head out and find reasonably-priced restaurants and cafes near-by, but it’s annoying to either pay an exorbitant amount for a bottle of water or go out and get one every time you’re thirsty.

This is the most common guest complaint and it’s not surprising when they book a 5 star hotel and then have to open their bags so security can check for hidden food and drinks every time they come in. You shouldn’t feel like a criminal over a bottle of water when you’re paying almost €200 a night.


Spa

The hotel has a full spa with indoor pools, various saunas, steam rooms, relaxation rooms, showers, gym, massages and beauty treatments. As a guest you get free use of the wellness facilities and pay for individual treatments. If you’re not staying at the hotel you can still use the wellness facilities for €20 plus the standard pricing for individual services.


Activities

Did you know: Hotel Splendid’s casino was the setting for the casino scenes in the James Bond film Casino Royale? Although the outside scenes were filmed in Monaco, the indoor scenes were filmed in Hotel Splendid.

The hotel has a casino, petanque, beach volleyball and tennis courts. It also has a kids’ play area with toys and activities like face painting and chess.

You’ll find more things to do down on Becici beach…


Becici Beach

Hotel Splendid has a private beach area for guests on Becici beach, in front of the hotelHotel Splendid Becici Beach

Becici beach is a long cove separated from Budva’s main beach, Slovenska Plaza, by Zavala Cape (the site of Dukley Gardens apartments). Hotel Splendid has a dedicated area on the beach with loungers for hotel guests. You’ll also find lots of pedal boats, parasailing and jet skis that you can hire.

The beach is a mixture small pebbles and sand which gradually slopes into the sea. It’s calm, great for kids and hovers around 23-26 C (73-79 F) in summer.


Special Events

Hotel Splendid in Becici's conference facilities can accommodate events up to 800 participants.Hotel Splendid Becici conference hall

Hotel Splendid can accommodate conferences, weddings and special events for up to 800 people. If you’re interested in hosting an event you can contact them at events@montenegrostars.com


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Hotel Splendid Becici in Montenegro is a 5 star resort on the Budva Riviera. Find out everything you need to know, including the #1 guest complaint, before you book.
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