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REVIEWS


AMAN SVETI STEFAN Montenegro


LOCATION: The hotel is divided between the mainland and an island attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus. It is within easy reach of Tivat, Podgorica and


Dubrovnik airports. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: As we walked into Villa Milocer, on the mainland, it was like stepping back in time – less like a hotel and more like walking into a lovely private house. Being in the annexe meant we had total privacy and a terrace to ourselves. The property’s grandeur is obvious, but it was only upon exploring the hotel that its


uniqueness became evident. THE FACTS: The property is surrounded by winding cobbled lanes, shaded courtyards, hand-restored stone buildings and 600-year-old red-tiled roofs. Essentially, it is a fortified village from the 15th century that has been converted into a hotel. None of the 50 rooms, cottages and suites are the same. They have been created in a way that respects the history of this extraordinary spot, while ensuring they hit the mark with the high standards expected at Aman properties (and there isn’t really a higher level of luxury).


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As befits a former royal summer residence (Queen Marija Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia) it’s rather nice. Suites overlook the sea, as well as olive trees and cedar and pine forests. There’s a living room and library to enjoy, and our private terrace was the perfect spot for breakfast. The food served was perfection, mainly due to the abundance of delicious local ingredients. We enjoyed organic vegetables coupled with sea bass, octopus and rock oysters from the Adriatic. Other meals included pasture-fed beef from the north of Montenegro and endless local cheeses,


honeys, jams, olive oils and herbs. A GOOD BASE FOR: The resort and the beach are all the holiday we needed, but it is well placed for those keen to explore some fascinating spots. These include the 2,500-year-old town of Budva, and the Bay of Kotor, a Unesco World Heritage region that boasts some of the region’s best-preserved architecture.


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The coastline is home to ancient towns and a natural beauty that is well worth hiring a car to tour. If your clients decide to venture inland a little, they’ll find a country of snow-capped mountains (don’t worry, summer temperatures regularly hit 35C), ancient forests and stunning lakes. Make sure your client visits Cetinje, the former royal capital, and the baroque


coastal village of Perast. WOW: The vast spa felt like a labyrinth, with waterfalls and stepping stones over pools. It uses 650 types of medical herb and the centuries-old tradition of wild harvesting. There’s also a gym, and studios for pilates and yoga. The spa was as good as anywhere I’ve been, but the real wow moment was afterwards, when we sat looking out to sea in extraordinary comfort.


BOOK IT: Rooms start from €849 on a B&B basis.


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