Off the Beaten Track Delight: The Top 10 Hotels in Bar, Montenegro

The top hotels in Bar, Montenegro encompass everything from big and luxurious to boutique getaways. Whatever your style, you'll be sure to find your perfect escape.

Unlike the Bay of Kotor and the Budva Riviera, Bar and the Bar Riviera aren’t really tourist hot spots for foreign tourists. They’re more popular with Balkan tourists and those wanting to get off the beaten track.

But this doesn’t mean you won’t find top hotels here and you won’t have to skimp on comfort. There are some great hotels in Bar which you can use as a base to explore this relatively unknown area.

Ulcinj, with it's old town and huge sandy beaches, is just 30 minutes from Bar. Likewise, Lake Skadar, one of the most important bird reserves in Europe, is also a half hour drive. If you're keen on a seaside holiday in Montenegro away from the typical destinations of the Bay of Kotor and the Budva Riviera, Bar could be perfect for you.

Bar is also Montenegro’s main transport hub and this is where you’ll be able to get a train to Belgrade or a ferry to Italy, so it’s a popular overnight stop for travelers.

If you’re arriving on the train from Belgrade, you’ll probably arrive around 9pm and one of the hotels in Bar town will be a convenient stop for the night if you’re moving on the next morning.

But you're not restricted to just the hotels in town. If you’re looking for that beach holiday in an undiscovered location, you must look at the hotels along the Bar Riveria. You’ll find everything from big and kid-friendly to boutique getaways. I guarantee you’ll be the envy of all your friends! Click here to see the top Bar Riviera hotels.

Let’s check out the top 10 hotels in Bar, on Montenegro's south coast.


Hotels in Bar Town

Hotel Princess

Hotel Princess, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Hotel Princess, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Hotel Princess is the largest hotel in Bar and it’s right on the waterfront, a short walk from the town centre. This is one of the old government owned hotels that’s been privatized so you can expect to get a bit of the Yugo experience.

It’s the only hotel in Bar with indoor and outdoor pools and it also has a private area on the pebble beach in front of the hotel. 

There’s also a wellness centre and conference facilities, making it the best choice for business travelers in Bar.

My tip is to get a sea view room so you can watch the boats and people passing on the promenade from your balcony. 

Starting at €73 a night


Le petit chateau

Le Petit Chateau, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Le Petit Chateau, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

At the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got Le Petit Chateau with just 3 rooms. This boutique hotel is also right on the promenade next to King Nikola’s Palace, which is now the town museum. It’s an easy stroll to town and there’s a playground in the park next door.

The restaurant on the ground floor is a popular spot with locals and is known for its desserts. If you stay here or just stop for coffee, you must try the ‘priganice’ – little fried dough balls served with cheese and honey on the side. 

With just three rooms and its popularity, you’ll have to book early to get a room at Le Petit Chateau.

Starting at €45 a night


Apart Hotel Kuce Lekovica

Apart Hotel Kuce Lekovica, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Apart Hotel Kuce Lekovica, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Apart Hotels are a great option for families. You get the service of a hotel with the self-catering convenience of an apartment. They’re also a great option if you’re travelling on a budget because you’re not forced to eat out every day.

Apart Hotel Kuce Lekovica is just outside of Bar in a pine forest on the beach – a really unique location that's great for kids. It’s also a great place to find a quiet beach getaway, even in the height of summer. 

This area is off the main drag so it’s quieter than other parts of the Bar Riviera, like Sutomore.

This is a family run hotel and they’re known for their personal touch and nothing-is-too-much attitude.

Starting at €50 a night


Apart Hotel Stijovic

Apart Hotel Stijovic, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Apart Hotel Stijovic, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Apart Hotel Stijovic has a range of rooms that sleep anywhere from 2 to 10 people. It’s one of the best options in Bar for families and groups needing more space.

There’s no onsite restaurant so you’ll have to cook or eat out, but the kitchens in the apartments are enough to cook basic meals and it’s not far to town. It’s also walking distance from the beach. 

Starting at €65 a night

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Bar Riviera Hotels

Ok, so the hotels we’ve looked at so far are okay, but what you really want is that lovely beachfront hotel you’ve been dreaming of:

  • The one where you can just wander out the door and onto the beach.
  • Where your kids can play for hours under the sun and you don’t have to worry about traipsing back and forth in a hot car.
  • That magical place where holidays are effortless.

The smaller seaside resorts of the Bar Riviera are the places to look and there are some great hotels here, from boutique to big, family-friendly to honeymoon material.

Let’s explore the best Bar Riviera hotels!

Hotel Resort Ruza Vjetrova

Ruza Vjetrova Resort, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Ruza Vjetrova Resort, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Between Bar and Ulcinj, there’s a little off-the-tourist-radar place called Dobra Voda.

And this is where you’ll find the Ruza Vjetrova (Wind Rose) Resort, the most luxurious and expensive hotel on the Bar Riviera.

It’s pricier than some of the other hotels in this area, but it’s got everything:

  • Beachfront
  • Private beach with loungers
  • Two pools, a kid’s pool and pool bar
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Sauna, massages and hot tub

And it’s far from any noisy bars or beach clubs. This is the kind of place you can really relax and unwind. 

Starting at €210 a night


Apart Hotel Sea Fort

Apart Hotel Sea Fort, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Apart Hotel Sea Fort, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

If you’re looking for that family-friendly resort on the beach that will make your family holiday really relaxing, Apart Hotel Sea Fort is the one for you. 

It's a new hotel on the Sutomore seaside that has a comfortable room for everyone - couples, families and groups. 

It’s got:

  • Beachfront location with those enviable sea views
  • Studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Games room and indoor playroom for kids
  • Parking (costs €10 per day or you can look for free street parking nearby)
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Restaurants, shops and bars all within walking distance

Of course no place is perfect and if you’ve read my guide to Bar, you’ll know that this area caters more to Balkan tourists than foreigners. So here are some of the reasons Sutomore and this hotel might not suit you:

  • Loud, Balkan music on the beach that some guests have complain can be heard in the hotel too
  • Litter on the beach
  • Having to pay for loungers. Apart Hotel Sea Fort doesn’t have a beach for guests, so you have to use the public beaches. Loungers cost around €7 per day for two. But every beach in Montenegro has to have at least 30% free space where you can just put a towel down, so you don’t have to pay to use the beach.

If none of those things bother you, Sutomore and this hotel could be perfect. If not, there are more hotels in Sutomore, Dobra Voda and Utjeha that are quiet and have private beaches…

Starting at €55 a night


Love Live Hotel

Love Live Hotel, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Love Live Hotel, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Don’t you just love the names of hotels in Montenegro? From the blush pink parasols to the sunsets over the sea, this hotel is made for honeymooners.

If you prefer small, boutique hotel Love Live Hotel is also in Sutomore, but it’s tucked away in a quiet corner away from the music and masses.

It’s got its own private beach with loungers, so you don’t have to pay for them. There’s also a plunge pool – great for a dip to cool off – and a terrace full of loungers overlooking the sea – bliss!

Although Love Live Hotel is out of the hub-bub of Sutomore, it’s still within walking distance of restaurants and shops and Sutomore is just a 10 minute drive to Bar centre. 

Starting at €44 a night


Hotel Porto Sole

Hotel Porto Sole, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Hotel Porto Sole, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Porto Sole is a new hotel at one end of Sutomore, so it’s not in the centre of the action. Still, it’s practically right on the beach so you don’t have far to go. The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, offers massages, a sauna, gym and there’s a tennis court next door, which makes this a great place if you’re looking for somewhere off season or lying on the beach isn’t your style.

If you feel like exploring, there’s a hill opposite the hotel where you can take a short hike to Fortress Golo Brdo (Naked Hill).

Starting at €86 a night


Hotel Sato

Hotel Sato, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Hotel Sato, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

Hotel Sato is a big resort-style hotel on the beachfront in Sutomore. Unlike Apart Hotel Sea Fort, this hotel has a private beach for guests, meaning you don’t have to pay extra for loungers – something I really like. There’s also an outdoor pool and a rooftop bar for making the most of the views with a cocktail.

Being in the centre of Sutomore, everything  you need is on your doorstep, but you should also expect a certain amount of loud music from the beach bars and clubs surrounding you.

Starting at €58 a night


Hotel R

Hotel R, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.
Hotel R, one of the top 10 hotels in Bar, Montenegro.

A little south of Dobra Voda you come to Utjeha, a little seaside hamlet that’s perfect for quiet getaways.

Hotel R is a family-run, boutique beachfront hotel in Utjeha. Some of the stand out features are the seaside pool and stairs leading right into the sea. 

While not as flash as some of the big resorts, at as little as €48 in summer you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. This is a great getaway if you’re looking for a beachside hotel on a budget. 

Starting at €48 a night


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