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Where to Stay in Budva, Montenegro: Best Hotels & Resorts

Where to Stay in Budva, Montenegro: Best Hotels & Resorts

Discover where to stay in Budva, a hidden gem on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast just 28 minutes drive from Kotor.

Budva boasts a fascinating mix of ancient history, a picturesque Old Town wall, lively nightlife, and beautiful pebbled beaches with turquoise water perfect for swimming, relaxing, and snorkeling. This makes it an excellent city to stay in during your trip to Montenegro!

This accommodation guide highlights the best places to stay in Budva, catering to every travel style and budget. My personal favorite places to stay in Budva are the luxury Dukley Hotel & Resort and the Freedom Hostel, an affordable yet vibrant option.

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Map showing Budva on Montenegro's Coast
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By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler & adventure photographer for 6 years with 700+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.

In a Hurry? Here are the Top Places to Stay in Budva

Budva is among one of the best places to stay in Montenegro due to its coastal location and close proximity to day tours in Kotor, including trips to the incredible Blue Cave which was a highlight on my recent trip.

Dukley hotel & resort outdoor swimming pool with views

1. Dukley Hotel & Resort

The perfect 5-star choice for those wanting ultimate relaxation and luxurious hospitality. Boasting a private beach and rooftop infinity pool.

La villa boutique hotel bedroom suite with large windows and tv.

2. La Villa Boutique Hotel

A great choice for families or those traveling in a small group. Situated in an ideal location in the old town close to many bars and cafes. It features immaculate living spaces and spectacular sea views.

Freedom hostel communal area, budva

3. Freedom Hostel

If meeting people on a rooftop with epic sea views is your thing then you need to put Freedom Hostel on the top of your list. Offering large communal areas and a karaoke machine this hostel screams FUN.

11 Best Hotels, Hostels & Resorts in Budva

1. Fontana Hotel & Gastronomy

Located in the center of Budva only 800 m from the famous Mogren Beach, Fontana Hotel & Gastronomy is one of the best hotels to stay at in Budva, Montenegro.

Built in 2019, this 4-star hotel features a garden, a fantastic terrace, a restaurant, and free wifi.

All of the modern and spacious rooms at this hotel feature a seating area, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a private bathroom. Some rooms also boast spectacular sea views.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Goddo which has some of the best ice cream I've ever tasted, Discoteque Trocadero Budva, and the Holy Trinity Church.

2. Avala Resort & Villas

If you're looking for where to stay in Budva right by the Adriatic Sea, look no further than Avala Resort & Villas, one of the best luxury hotels in the city.

Located near Budva Old Town, this 4-star resort features a private beach area, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, two restaurants, three cafes, and an on-site spa.

Hotel guests can spend their days swimming in the pools, lazing on the private beach, or exploring nearby Mogren Beach and Jaz Beach. For something a little more relaxing, you can head to the on-site spa for a treatment or body wrap.

All 303 hotel rooms feature air conditioning, premium bedding, free wifi, and private bathrooms with rainfall showers.

Start your day with a delicious free breakfast before heading out to explore Old Town Budva or the nearby beaches.

3. Hotel Zeta - A short drive from Budva

Located a short drive from Budva across the bay is Hotel Zeta, one of the best places to stay.

This modern hotel features a bar, a restaurant, a shared lounge, and a beautiful garden. It also has a 24-hour front desk, free wifi, room service, and airport transfers for guests' convenience.

All guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom.

Guests also have easy access to the wonderful Spa and Wellness Center which includes a hot tub, an infrared sauna, and a Turkish bath.

Popular beaches to visit near the hotel include Mogren Beach and Sveti Stefan.

4. Splendid Conference & Spa

If you're looking for where to stay in Budva that boasts ocean views and modern amenities, Splendid Conference & Spa Resort Budva is for you.

This luxury 5-star hotel is situated on a long, sandy beach just 2 km from Budva Old Town and Citadel. The hotel features heated indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs, an outdoor swimming pool, and loungers on the private beach.

All of the elegantly designed rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning, an LCD satellite TV, a private bathroom, and a private balcony overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Bečići Bay.

Guests can enjoy fine dining at the on-site à la carte restaurant. A wide selection of local and world-famous wines is on the menu, too.

5. Dukley Hotel & Resort - Best luxury hotel

If you want to stay at the best luxury hotel in Budva, Montenegro, Dukley Hotel & Resort is the place!

Surrounded by lush gardens, this 5-star hotel boasts a private beach area and offers spectacular views of the crystal-clear azure sea. Other features of this fantastic hotel include a rooftop infinity pool and three on-site restaurants.

All of the guest rooms at this beautiful resort feature a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a seating area, a private bathroom, and a furnished terrace.

Fine dining with a fresh food concept is at guests' disposal at the Dukley Seafront Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a fine selection of various specialties at the three on-site restaurants set on three different beaches in the resort.

Guests can spend their days lounging by the rooftop infinity pool or exploring the different sandy beaches surrounding the hotel

6. Hotel Bracera

Located 200 m from Slovenska Beach, Hotel Bracera is one of the best hotels to stay in Budva that boasts stunning ocean views.

This 4-star hotel features an indoor pool, a hammam, a sauna, a restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk.

All of the modern and spacious hotel rooms boast a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. All of the hotel rooms come with a balcony featuring beautiful sea views.

Some popular attractions near the hotel include Aqua Park Budva, TQ Plaza, and Slovenska Beach is just a short walk away.

7. Freedom Hostel - The best low-budget choice

If you're a budget traveler looking for where to stay in Budva that is cheap, Freedom Hostel is the best choice!

Located in Budva Old Town, Freedom Hostel is a great place to stay in the heart of the city as it's close to many attractions, including Aqua Park Budva and Dukley Beach.

The hostel features a shared lounge where you can mingle with other guests, a terrace, a shared kitchen, and free wifi. One of the main drawing cards to the hostel is the karaoke nights they have!

Guests can have peace of mind knowing all of the available rooms at the hotel are fitted with air conditioning and a shared bathroom.

I found this area to be popular for snorkeling and cycling, and some of the must-see places include Mogren Beach, Hawaii Beach, and Pizana Beach.

8. La Villa Boutique Hotel - The best boutique hotel

If boutique hotels are more your thing, La Villa Boutique Hotel is another great choice.

Boasting stunning views over the Budva Marina, this gorgeous hotel features beautifully designed suites with chic furnishings and statement pieces. Each suite comes with a lounge area, a minibar, air conditioning, and spacious bathrooms.

One of the many things that make this hotel a must-stay is the extraordinary gastronomic experience on offer. Guests can enjoy fantastic cuisine at the hotel restaurant made from fresh Mediterranean ingredients.

Since the hotel is set within the walls of the Old Town, it is a short walk to the Citadel and many historic sites.

9. Iberostar Slavija

If you're looking to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in Budva, then you must book Iberostar Slavija.

Located near Slovenska Beach and Budva Marina, this 5-star hotel features a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool, and self-service breakfast.

All of the 126 individually furnished rooms boast free wifi, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, cable TV, and private bathrooms.

You can spend your days by the pool soaking up the spectacular views or visiting one of the many popular attractions around Budva.

10. Garni Hotel Arka

If you're searching for where to stay in Budva that is affordable and central, look no further than Garni Hotel Arka.

Located 350 meters from the Old Town of Budva, this hotel features free wifi, fantastic views of the city/sea, and daily breakfast is available.

Each of the elegant rooms and apartments has air conditioning, a minibar, and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

If you wish to explore Budva and the things to do in Kotor by car, a car rental service is available and can be arranged before check-in. However, there are many places around the hotel you can reach by foot, including Old Town, Mogren Beach, and Slovenska Beach.

11. Iberostar Bellevue

Finally, one of the best places to stay in Budva is the luxurious Iberostar Bellevue Hotel.

Overlooking the beautiful Bečići Beach, this stunning hotel is surrounded by a vast and gorgeous garden. The hotel also features two swimming pools, seven bars, and two restaurants serving Montenegrin and international cuisines. There is also one pizzeria in the hotel.

All of the spacious guest rooms feature cable TV, private bathrooms, and some rooms boast stunning sea views.

Since the hotel is so close to the Adriatic Sea, there are many water activities available such as tours to the nearby Blue Cave. You can also spend your days by the pool, playing volleyball, or basketball, or hitting the tennis court for a match.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: When selecting the best places to stay in Budva I focused on three main aspects which include reviews, location, and price. Each option listed ticks all the boxes for these aspects to ensure you have a comfortable and unforgettable stay in Budva.
  • My Experience: I only choose hotels that offer the best for your money. I have personally stayed in many of the hotels mentioned above during my visit to Budva.
  • Top Reviews: All hotels on this list have earned a high customer rating across booking sites such as, Expedia, and I constantly check my recommendations and update them accordingly.
  • Local Insights: I have stayed at many of the hotels & hostels provided on the list. I also gather reviews from other travelers who recommend hotels based on location, staff, affordability, and nearby activities.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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I'm Olly, a full-time traveler for the past 5 years. Each accommodation option in this guide is handpicked by me. Read my travel review ethics statement.

FAQ About Where to stay in Budva

Is it worth staying in Budva?

Yes, it's definitely worth staying in Budva! If you're a beach person, then Budva is the perfect place to stay as the Budva Riviera boasts many incredible beaches.

When is the best time to visit Budva?

Budva has a temperate climate with warm dry summers and cool winters. The best time to experience what Budva has to offer is from June to September with July being the hottest month.

How many days should I stay in Budva?

With so much to see and do around Budva, a minimum of five days is best to stay in the city. If you hire a car, it means you can travel to beautiful areas outside of Budva, including Sveti Stefan and Kotor.

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