The hotel was partly under renovation in the reception facilities an in some floors. In those areas it was dirty, and noisy. Our room was recently renewed and OK. But when the work in a floor below our room started, with shouting and drilling, we were awakened at 7 the first morning, I had to get up and get to the reception and complain. The next morning we then were awakened at 7:55 although the manager supposedly told the rehabilitation workers to start later. And so on every morning.
The hotel didn’t inform about it being under renovation. Neither did they inform that there is no pool at the hotel (closed). The hotel had found a good replacement, we could use the very nice pools in the nearby hotel.
The restaurant is very oldfashioned but OK and served OK food, maybe the best part of the hotel.
The beach is there, of course. But not many use this as a place to swim, since the long beach is very shallow.
The hotel should have been closed down during this period of renovation. Or they should at least warn all booked guests that it is a hotel under renovation.
The pic is from the terrace outside the restaurant
We recently checked into the Olympic Hotel in Ulcinj, we had booked an apartment and stayed for a week.
The hotel itself is a little dated in terms of its look and feel but the rooms were recently upgraded and the apartment we were in was good and comfortable.
The staff at the hotel are very nice and friendly and the hotel is located close to a beautiful stretch of beach which is directly accessible via the hotel grounds.
Facilities in the hotel are ok, the place is generally fairly dated, but we came for a family end of summer beach holiday and that is what we got. The Hotel has a pool which the kids enjoyed and was nice enough located indoors.
The major downside of this hotel was the food included with the room, the night we arrived the food was included in our room rate on a half board basis, apparently there is no option to have room only (we were told this when we asked to cancel the food after the first day).
We were offered fish or a Beef Goulash and rice, which is fine but the beef was fairly fatty and the rice poor quality.
The following morning the breakfast was very very poor, fried eggs piled on top of each other in a steel dish, cold cuts (fair enough), butter, jam , honey (all great) but sadly stale/ hard bread rolls and slices which is such a disappointment in Montenegro where the bread is generally beautiful.
The pay as you go restaurant in the hotel is great, so very disappointing that the half board food is awful, seems a bit cheap and nasty. Sad as dining in the region is generally one of the highlights of a holiday in the Balkans,
Better food would have made this a good review, location is good , beach is amazing, hotel basic but fine, food is a let down!
one of several hotels in the most beautiful sandy beach on E Adriatic coast but it seems that there has been no progress since 1980's. In fact I am one of those turists that can easily survive such neglected places, but surely majority would complain a lot. The worst were sticky dirty salt & pepper and oil & vinegar sets not to talk about dirty bottom of plates. Self service breakfast offer was poor, obviosly with some chipest foods, as e.g. margarine named "Butler" instead of butter. Lunch and dinner food was quite good, but not very diverse. The room remained as it was in 1980's, with an obvious "touch" of all the guests before me, but at least sheets and towels were clean, what can not be said about blankets. Parks around hotel were comparably well maintained, but nearest shop/ATM opened in october were more than a km away.
this is an old hotel located on velika plaza the longest beach along the Adriatic sea. Close to the beach and 4 kms from the city of Ulcinj. The installations are old- the room is fine has shower fridge small balcony and cleaned every day towels are changed daily. Rates are veery low so don't expect a 5 star hotel here.. Fod is simple lukewarm- but you will not stay hungry... I love the kefir and white cheese served every morning. and sometime food served dinner is fine- meat of fish.. part of my stay it is in buffet but has most guests left already end of season food is served personay on dinners. Good location not far from Albanian order
First of all: i visited the hotel with my girlfriend in August 2013. We traveled via bus to the hotel from the airport, which took rather long but that was to be expected in such a remote location. First thing to notice and an advise: always wear a seatbelt. Not only does everyone think they are a professional driver, they also ignore common trafic laws and are always too fast. Those, who are driving at a normal speed are often honked at. It took us just 2 days to get into a cab and that driver was speeding aswell as he made a crash. Luckily my girlfriend and me were both unharmed.
As we arrived at the hotel we noticed the receptionist: one middle aged woman and 2 rather young women. The older one could barely speak a full english sentence while the other 2 younger women were seemingly busy doing private things like talking on their cellphone or surfing the web. The lack of information we received from those 3 ladys is astonishing. We planned a bus tour to Dubrovnik, which sadly started the next day in the morning without us knowing. When questioned where we could travel all they did was point to several folders. If you can speak Italian or even Russian you are in good hands but English is rarely spoken in this whole country. Talk about a universial language!
Arriving at our room we noticed several things. First of all the carpet. Stains, stains everywhere. This thing hasn't been cleaned in ages! Second thing was the bathroom. Mold and a moldy smell was very welcoming. The curtain was very dusty and the balcony was dirty overall. The sheets had several stains and we were lucky we brought some covers so we didn't had to sleep on something like that. After we confronted the staff with those problems they changed them to even uglier ones. Good job. Even smashing some chips on the carpet didn't really help: the big parts had been removed but the small parts were still engraved inside the carpet. I recommend bringing something to fight those pesky mosquitos, as i had over 30 stings in 2 days. The only and biggest good part of the room was the A/C. That thing really helped out a lot and was rather new compared to the rest of the room.
Next was the breakfast. Not only were nearly no fruits on the table but everything was "refined" with oil: cooked eggs in oil, sausage in oil and even the salad was drenched in oil. At the evening the same procedure, rice with oil was something new but everything tasted either like nothing or like oil. As there was no other choice for breakfast we ate there, but we ate every night somewhere else.
Now getting to the basically only good part of this hotel and it's location: the beach. That stuff is the best thing i have seen in a long time. The beach is clean (for the most parts at least), its 13 kilometers long and the sand grains are really small so walking barefoot feels really good. You can easily go out for 10 m into the ocean and still be able to stand without much problems. Sadly you have to pay for a place to lie except if you want to lay in the sand.
The hotel is at least 10 km away from the city, so if you want to go to the city you must take a cab (heed my warning at the beginning!). Approximately you'd have to pay around 7 € to get inside the city. Also note that you have to bargain with the cab drivers or you will pay way more (one wanted 15€ for the travel!). Always negotiate before you get into the cab! The city itself is nice, the old city looks good but you will soon notice that a lot of buildings along the street to the city are not finished or looking empty etc.(which is to be expected in such a remote country).
All in all i wouldn't recommend this place at all. The only positive things are the A/C and the beach. I would rather take a bit more money and get a way better hotel than this.
PS: If you still decide to visit Montenegro visit Dubrovnik, Budva, Sveti Stefan and make a little trip into Albanians Shkoder. Those trips were just wonderfull.