Very Good13 Reviews
Podgorica|1.43km from Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ PodgoricaSpent 7 nights at the Hotel 201 (formerly known as Bojatours Hotel) and was very satisfied with the customer service received and the room facilties were ”as described” on Booking.com. Especially the air conditioning - with temperatures of 30° every day this, was very welcome! Great location with only a 10 minute walk to the bus and rail station! Plenty of bars and cafes within 300 metres of hotel (recommend ”Munchen Centrum” open 0700 until 2400) and only 2 minutes from hotel! Excellent food (including fantastic breakfast) and great selection of drinks all at great affordable prices! Even though Montenegro is only a small country it has a lot to offer! Trips to the seaside towns of Budvar and Kotor as, well as the ”quiet sleepy town” of Herceg Novi all easily reached by direct frequent buses from Podgorica. Check out ”busticket4me” on Internet to book tickets, check out times and also intermediate calling points. Possible to easily buy tickets on line but remember to print a hard copy for access to the bus. In addition, a €1 ”platform ticket” is required to access buses from departure lounge at all major bus stations and try and be first in the queue to grab a front seat for some fantastic views from all sides. Seating is uncontrolled even though a particular seat number is on tickets - just board, and sit where you like! One train journey is a must!!! It's a 3 hour trip to Bijelo Polje in the North (last station before Serbian border!). Sit on the left hand side for some fantastic scenery. Only 3 trains, a, day on this route (the day train to Belgrade not resumed running after Covid!). But the 0624 departure from Podgorica definitely worth getting up for! Nothing much to see there. Train waits for 45 minutes and returns south so you can be back in Podgorica by 1pm and all for €4 each way!!! If you like a drink then perhaps the 1 hour train ride (90 minute busride) to Niksic may be a pleasant day/evening excursion. The main pedestrianised street under 10 minutes from bus and train station has so many bars together I lost count!!!! All in all, back to base at Hotel 201 after 1 week and a 1,000km of travelling in this, small but surprising country. Hotel 201 has, a great fully serviced kitchen for guests use and with a great supermarket (& ATM) just 100 yards from hotel, the choice is yours with beers in the bars at €2 for 0.5litre and bottles of wine from €1.65 in the supermarket all cooked in the fridge in each room! Certainly will be returning on Wizzair £8.99 flights from London with friends as, soon as it gets, a little cooler. Thanks especially to Neda at the hotels reception for handling all queries - very helpful and her English is excellent! 👍 .