Stayed for 10 days end of September. View from the room was amazing, looking over the Bay of Kotor, close enough to throw a stone in! Hotel was relatively basic, but welcoming, clean and homely. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Great places to sit on the pebble beach and on their own private jetty area, where you can sit and eat/drink.
Food was really nice. Only issue was that it wasn't kept hot, otherwise a great choice and plenty of it.
Unspoilt area (at least in September!) and delightful place to just enjoy relaxing. Would certainly like to go again.
The Milena Fanfani hotel is simply Amazing, in every way! The perfect location with the beach at the end of the drive, comfortable beds with extra pillows if needed, good aircon, nice shower rooms, and a fridge in the room for you to keep your drinks lovely and cold in this hot and humid climate. The food was simply Awesome, every night there was a hot and cold buffet with at least 4 main courses to choose from, a wide choice of carbs and veg of all kinds! I have never seen so much choice on one table! The breakfast buffet was similarly fantastic, a mixture of full English breakfast meets Continental with everything else in between - including the popular Breakfast Pizza! The views out the front were amazing, could not even find enough words to describe the mountain views across the bay. At night it was a buzzy beach front with vibrant but relaxed nightlife and a slightly too loud cabaret set, which I must admit finished a little late for anyone wanting an early night. The only other thing about this hotel which wasn't great was the wifi connection wasn't always working and it was hard to stay in contact with friends and family back home. Otherwise totally fantastic!!
This is a 3 star hotel with good facilities, a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We went with Oak Hall on a group holiday so we all had a variety of rooms. We were on the top floor of the hotel (room 202) and the room had a lovely view of the sea, although I was initially a bit disappointed that we did not have a balcony as I do enjoy sitting out on a balcony. Some of the bungalows had balconies or terraces, some with sea views, some with views of other bungalows so it's a bit hit and miss what you get. Our room was lovely and spacious with plenty of space for suitcases (unusual), air conditioning (very useful) and a TV (should you want to watch TV on holiday!!) The bathroom was equipped with shaver point, hairdryer, towel rail and an excellent shower, lovely warm water always and nice and powerful. The bed initially didn't look too comfy and we were surprised that we each had a single sheet each but actually this turned out to be quite nice - no fighting over the sheet or waking up to find you had lost your bit of sheet. However the bed must have been comfier than it looked as I slept like a log most nights (even with the slight background noise of the evening entertainment). The bedside lamps did not have bulbs but we never bothered to ask for these, I am sure they would have been sorted if we had. We could not get wifi in the room but you could get it down in reception if you wanted to. Also forgot to mention that although our room did not have a balcony, across the corridor was a roof terrace with amazing views of the sea and mountains and the local area. The hotel had an indoor restaurant where we had our buffet style breakfast and evening meals and a large spacious outdoor seating area with a bar, TV screen and entertainment every evening (the playlist did not vary much but it was nice background music most of the time). Breakfast was buffet style with varied (albeit sometimes unusual) choices ranging from bread, croissants, cereals, meat, fruit, chocolate pancakes, eggs, sausages, cake and pizza! Fruit juice, tea, coffee and drinking yoghurt was provided although it was often tricky to work out what was what and quite a few people added yoghurt to their coffee on the first morning. Crockery was a mixture of different sizes and styles and plastic cups were provided for the juice and water rather than glasses - this is an area where the hotel could perhaps make a bit of improvement, that and the towels provided in the bedrooms which were quite small and hard. Dinner was also buffet style and again there was a wide range of salads, meat dishes, pasta, fish dishes - one of the fun things to do was to try and guess what each dish was as quite often it was hard to tell, however I can honestly say that practically everything I ate was delicious, even if I wasn't entirely sure what it was. There was an a la carte menu also but we were on a half board deal and so had buffet dinner. The hotel was in a fantastic location in the pleasant resort of Denovici, about ten minutes away from Herceg Novi with plenty of little restaurants, bars, tourist shops,etc around and the hotel had its own private pebble beach literally 5 yards from the front entrance. It was never a problem getting a sunbed even though it was a busy local resort and swimming and floating around in the clear blue water with the mountains in the background and the sun shining was fab. Ice creams were 50 cents and Pedalo hire was 5 Euros for an hour which was great value as you could get quite a few people on them. There was also a water polo pitch just in front of our beach and some of our group had a couple of friendly games while others watched from the comfort of the sunbed. All in all it was a pleasant hotel worthy of its 3* and with the potential to be higher with just a few housekeeping issues being resolved.
We travelled with our teenage daughter. We had a double room on the second floor and she had a room on the first. The rooms were a good size, with TV and a fridge. However, the bed had a couple of loose springs which made it less comfortable, and our daughter's room had a couple of loose power sockets which we told her not to use. The air conditioning in her room broke down on the first night - we were impressed that they got it fixed the next day.
Food was plentiful and varied, with something for every taste. Sometimes things ran out, but were usually replaced after a short wait. It was odd that sometimes there were not enough glasses or crockery - perhaps they could invest in more.
The hotel is sited right by the beach. This is stony, and shelves very steeply, so is good for confident swimmers but less so for others. Swimming shoes are recommended.
There are many interesting places reachable by bus or boat.
We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend the hotel.
I had a very enjoyable stay here on an organised group holiday with Oak Hall. The food was really stunning, with a local fish option most nights and a comprehensive breakfast buffet. Staff are friendly and speak some English. Rooms are clean, if set correctly the air conditioning is reasonably quiet and effective. Some basic maintenance is needed, I had to sort the basin waste pipe out in our room so the basin didn't empty on to the floor, also missing light bulbs. Outside bar area is really nice with fish pool (for restaurant). Adjacent beach rather stony, but calm water for swimming (shelves steeply), water polo court and sunloungers. Shops 1 minute's walk away with very reasonable prices - 40c for an ice cream! In June there were relatively few tourists and things were just awakening for the summer.
There are lots of interesting boat trips from Ðenovići, e.g. to Perast (small historic town on lake), Kotor, Herceg Novi, or for the more eccentric the derelict fort island (Mamula) and derelict submarine pens opposite Ðenovići! For confident swimmers, you can arrange to swim off of a boat, including in the Blue Cave (into which the boat squeezes past the rocks!). Land travel out of Ðenovići isn't the easiest, there are buses on the nearby main road at the top of the hill, but there doesn't seem to be a printed timetable and by the time you've seen the number propped up in the bus window, it's too late! If not in an organised group, a hire care would be a good option. Location is handy for Tivat airport via the car ferry across the estuary. Dubrovnik (Croatia) is also worth a visit.