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It was a little stressful trying to meet this apartment's agent as we only got a message that his phone was out of service and no-one knew who he was at the pre-arranged meeting point, making us think that we had been scammed! A kind Montenegro lady got hold of him on her phone, a huge relief for us. I would suggest that holiday makers arrange to meet him at an arranged time as he said that the UK mobiles often don't work in Montenegro.
The apartment itself was beautiful with a fantastic view. It was so lovely sitting on the balcony watching the cruise ships, canoes and boats in the day time and Kotor lights at night. The highlights of our holiday was driving up to Lovcen for the fantastic views of the mountains, canoeing on the fjord, walking up the steps behind Kotor, having a look around Porto Montenegro at the extremely huge and expensive yachts, visit to Perast and the Lady of the Rocks, lazing by the pool with that fantastic view, and boating on Lake Skadar to see lots of wild birds including pelicans.
We didn't like the look of Budva as it looked very built up and too busy.
The apartment itself had most things that we needed. You do need to buy things like dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc as none of it is provided. There were no swimming pool towels or gowns on arrival, we had to contact the agent who brought them a couple of days later. There were plenty of sun loungers around the pool and there was always one for us. There are plenty of little coves to swim in, though not many beaches.
Our biggest disappointment with the apartment was that the DVD was broken on arrival. We were at the apartment for two weeks, but the owner decided not to replace it whilst we were there or have it mended! We had brought a couple of box sets with us to watch in the evenings as you can only get BBC news channel on the TV, so we're bitterly disappointed at his decision. On return from our holiday I emailed him, but he did not reply!
Don't let this put you off this apartment though, hopefully it would have been mended by now, the apartment is fantastic, we would highly recommend it. Relax and Enjoy!
We had stayed in this group of apartments the year before and had a great holiday but we had heard while staying there that this particular apartment was the best one in this development. It also came with 2 very good bicycles, which is good for us being a cycling family. If you have 16 year-old daughters it is a very safe place to stay as you can happily let them go by themselves into Kotor, which is close by at any time of the day (except late at night).
There was everything you could possibly need in this apartment and it was extremely clean. The photos do not do it or the view justice. The beds, pillows and bed linen are of a high standard and fantastically comfortable. There is an excellent sound system, which you can watch films through much to my daughters delight. I could sit on the balcony for hours watching the boats come in and out while feeling very relaxed.
This was our 9th visit it Montenegro and this is the best place so far we have stayed with our children and we have already booked to stay here again next year.
I have seen other reviews about this apartment saying that the steps would be too much for someone ill. So I thought I would mention that I had just started to recover after being very ill and having an operation. I found all the steps very useful in starting to get me back onto the road to recovery, though there are quite a lot of them.
This was our second stay at Kotor Vista, although our first time in D5. For us the position at the top of the building gave this apartment the edge. It is good to be unconnected to neighbouring balconies, and of course 'The View' (there. I went and mentioned it) is enhanced by the height. Some reviewers disliked the stairs, but this was simply not an issue for us as four averagely fit adults.
The photos are a very accurate representation of the property, and all the facilities were of an excellent quality, notably the sound system which we made good use of. Just to mention that the air con in the second bedroom doesn't function properly but we coped okay without it. Personally, without getting super picky, I would find it very difficult to fault theapartment. However I would say that it would have been helpful to have been told that we needed to make a 150 euro deposit on arrival. I'm sure this is somewhere in the small print, but unfortunately we don't have a powerful enough magnifying glass:)
Some have said that a car isn't necessary to stay here, but in our experience, as people who choose to get out and see the area, we felt it was essential. There are some lovely hidden 'Beaches' on the Lustiche peninsula, for which you need a car and a strong nerve to reach, the roads being somewhat tricky. Also we went up to the Lovcen national park, which is certainly worth the car rental. A fun thing to do is to take kayaks out from Kotor town. Look out from the apartment window to a big sign saying Primorac - the kayak hire place is on the beach to the right. It's inexpensive and very well run - a great way to see more of the Boka.
In short, we loved it, would most certainly return, and have already heartily recommended it to friends.
What can I say! Absolutely perfect in every way. We only got home yesterday after staying for two"baking hot" weeks in your superb apartment. The view took your breath away & we enjoyed both breakfast & pre dinner drinks on the balcolny. We did have a hire car for the whole time & did much travelling around & even stayed up in the mountains near Zabljak for one night & drove down the Tara kanyon which was fantastic. The bikes were an absolute joy & we got a lot of use out of them cycling around both sides of the bay & stopping for a swim & drinks at various times. The highlight has got to be Monty B which we were lucky enough to sail on twice. We did a sunset cruise on our first Sunday & then Katie & Tim (the owners) managed to fit us in with our friends who were staying in Dabrota, during our second week. It was a truely amazing experience & Katie & Tim are a delightful couple & were perfect hosts.
Although we were out & about most days , it was so nice having such a wonderful apartment to come back to each evening plus extremely comfy beds to give you a perfect nights sleep.
Many, many thanks for the use of fabulous apartment that is extremely well equiped, & we would definately recommend your property. Kotor is an amazing hidden gem!
Wishing you continued success
Liz & Graeme Brown
In general, we would endorse previous reviews. There are, however, a few qualifications, but we’ll concentrate first on the positives, which are many.
The apartment is well-equipped and comfortable, and we particularly appreciated the excellent sound system; it was a delight to sit on the balcony in the evening with a glass or three of wine, watching the ever-changing Kotor bay, with Bach in the background. There are plenty of decent restaurants in the Old Town, although there was a distinct lack of local cuisine.
To be honest, we didn’t explore much, partly due to the summer heat and partly due to feeling extremely comfortable, relaxed and lazy in the apartment. Tivat is worth a few hours, but Porto Montenegro is a soulless concrete abomination. (Incidentally, the local buses plying the Kotor–Tivat route look pristine externally, but they are not air-conditioned. Although they were fun, in the peak season and in the early afternoon they can very hot and slow.)
Generally, then, we enjoyed our time in Kotor, which is an astonishing place. However, we have a few reservations:
1. Although we would guess that less than half the apartments were occupied, there were not nearly enough sunbeds around the pool; moreover, the parasols are of such poor quality that anything more than a hint of breeze made them unusable (and it does get quite breezy). With temperatures in the low 30s, this made pool-lazing difficult;
2. The apartment description rightly states “not suitable for elderly or infirm”, however, this somewhat understates the situation. Approaching on foot, once you leave the coast road, you are faced with a sharp incline for perhaps 100 metres, after which you have 120+ steps to reach the apartment (which does, nevertheless, afford you with fantastic views from its elevated position). It is true that you can circumvent some of this by getting a taxi back from town, but it is often nice to stroll back after a meal. Although we are approaching retirement age, we would certainly not describe ourselves as “old or infirm” – indeed, we regularly walk in the Peak District over challenging terrain – but we found the ascent hard going at times. Would we have still booked had we known about this? Hard to say, although if we hadn’t have come, we’d have missed what was in general a very good holiday.
In summary then, a great place if you’re fit and healthy, but don’t bank on relaxing by the pool (at least in August).
Just returned from a wonderful two weeks staying in this lovely apartment. There was everything you could possibly need and very clean.The photos do not do it justice. We spent many happy hours drinking the lovely local wine sitting on the balcony admiring the view. The pool area was great and never too busy. This was our first time (Myself, husband and 16 year old daughter) in Montenegro and will definately not be our last. We didnt hire a car and relied on buses and local taxis to get about. Both were extremely cheap and easy to use. We made use of the bikes provided to explore along the fjord, discovering some great seafood restaurants. The whole booking process was a pleasure with great communication. We flew from Edinburgh to Dubrovnik and Roger arranged for a driver to pick us up and take us back for 75 euros each way. We look forward to returning to beautiful montenegro and staying at this apartment again. The only negative was that we had to leave.
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out 30 2016 - dez 17 2016
Estadia mínima: 3 noite(s)
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€250 deposit is required on arrival and returned on a quick inspection on departure