Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro
About Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- fitness center
- bar lounge
- free parking
- business services
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- room service
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- laundry service
- concierge desk
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- banquet room
- multilingual staff
- airport transportation
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- baggage storage
- conference facilities
- express check in check out
- 24 hour front desk
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- indoor pool
- poolside bar
- infinity pool
- atm on site
- tv channel one russia
- tv rtr planeta russia
11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
truly the queen, and a great price too
"Modern, beautiful, immaculately clean, $115.00 for two of us. I'm already happy if its cheaper, happier still if its better. Scored a stay park and fly out of New Jersey on a great site, stay123.com, and then really struck gold when this hotel was recommended to me. What can I say; excellent service, beaches all right there, free sauna/steam room. The food was well prepared and the views were gorgeous (as they are all over Budva.) Nearby you can paraglide, bungee jump, water ski. We recommend you go over to Tara Canyon for really wild river rafting -wow!. The jewel of the Mediterranean didn't disappoint, and this bright and wonderful hotel will be our go-to spot from now on. You'll love Budva no matter where you stay, but even if it had cost more, this hotel would have surprised us."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of October 2012
sea view room felt like the best place i'll ever be
"why i booked it was to stay away from the noise and still that had to be a hotel, with an OK breakfast, internet etc., - other hotels (4-stars included) had mixed reviews and i chose this hotel.
the hotel underwent renovation in 2008 rumored to cost Eur35mio. truly, everything's quite new.
because of a visit in low season and of certain friendliness of their sales team i could ensure a room with sea view.
certainly sea view room is actually the only possible in montenegro, first of all because the view itself is fabulous, and then because of any other view is probably rocks or buildings right in your face.
breakfasts were surprisingly good, everything was fresh and the variety was quite enormous.
moreover, the dining hall of this hotel was a masterpiece not only because of the food, but because of the dj, who absloutely and positively stunned me with the tracks he offered to the general public, being e.g. boards of canada, imogen heap and nizlopi, none of these you can expect when you're 26 and practically all the others in the hall are, you know, decent experienced people from austria.
satellite tv in the evenings was also quite convenient, and - i've not seen any kind of that feature in other locations - there is a loudspeaker in the shower room that enabled me to hear the tv (chelsea - liverpool) there.
the internet connection is speedy (online radio works fine, and i could download an internet promo of violet hill by coldplay at the same time) and stable.
the staff does the job.
i don't know how is it going with the hot water in summer, but in april-may everything was quite fine.
what could be a problem is that you actually share a balcony with the people in neighbouring room.
and, well, the price is not very low.
staying in becici enables you to eat at Tri Ribara sea restaurant - there was not much choice of where to eat, all other places offered trivial orange juice and pork with chips, and this one os fabulous, i highly recommend seafood soup, both variants of risotto and fried squids with octopuses.
you can eat at ÐµÑÑ hotel, they give a lot of quite good food (the same as in serbia) but you must give tri ribara a chance.
transportation facilities are ok, the main road was under reconstruction must be ok by now, but you have to ask or guess where is a bus stop, also a taxi to the airport is quite expensive."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of July 2008
"We stayed at the Queen of Montenegro hotel for a week late August and thought it was a lovely hotel. The buffet breakfast was nice even though very packed every morning. Rooms were nice and had air con etc. Towels changed every day if you wanted. However the resort of Becici itself is a bit run down. The Queen has its own area of the beach with sunbeds that you must pay for but if you wander over to the public part of the beach its dirty and not very inviting. We also took a walk up over the cliff which was a bit smelly with rubbish dumped. The scenary in the country is lovely (do the tour of montenegro up the mountains) but it has a long way to come yet to come up to the standards of the Algarve or Spain. We found the food a disaster. Be prepared for cold dishes."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of September 2007
Passports taken and kept by reception.
"The hotel itself is ok, if not a bit clinical in feel. There was no atmosphere and the lounge areas feel rather like an airport terminal or a shopping mall.
The fact that the reception insisted that we handed over our passports for the duration fo the stay means that I will never stay there, or possibly even visit montenegro again. I found such a policy completely unacceptable and I do not like being anywhere without a passport. I went as far as contacting my embassy for advice as it completely freaked me out not to have my passport, particularly when Im outside the EU and in a very newly formed state. If you would find not having a passport for the duration of your stay a bit worrying then do not book this hotel.
The old town of Budva is really pretty and worth visiting, but unfortunately the rest of the beach front is basically a bit of a dump. The resort in general is highly underdeveloped. However, there is loads of nice scenery.
Im sure this area will develop nicely as time goes on, its really spectacular."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of September 2007
"My husband and I travelled to this hotel for the 1st week of our 2 centre holiday (2wks).
We arrived around midnight, and although it seemed quiet, the foyer was large and clean, reception staff OK.
We had only 4 people on the transfer bus from the airport (which took
about an hour + half). The other couple had been dropped off at the
"Splendid Hotel" which looked awesome from outside - whilst our Hotel
was a little smaller - let me assure you it was quite big enough, and
the bonus was that there was no extensive renovation work being undertaken.
We were allocated room 407 - a number to remember as It transpired that is was one of the best rooms when compared those of others we met - it had a large double bed (with 2 single duvets...great idea), spacious and extremely clean. There was a fridge, TV (with several English Channels), couch and the usual hotel furniture. The bathroom was great - hairdryer, shower/bath etc. and this was also spotless. We were very pleased when we arrived in the room - it had a large balcony and overlooked the front of the hotel. That's about all we could see in the dark!
Next morning it turned out that there were mountains outside, and the balcony were very large. Our room was one in 1 line of 3, and it wasn't like the others around in that there was no perspex divider between each room - our room was on a corner so we had a double advantage....the balcony went around the corner and gave us a privet area (should we have wanted it) which overlooked the sea, and the beach area, which was at the other side of the building - Great views!
We met many residents during our stay - mostly from Southern Ireland
- and upon comparison with a newly married couple we soon discovered that the upgrade which they had paid hadn't turned out trumps for them - they had a twin room with a sea view (yes the room was spotless) - but the sleeping arrangement what not as they would have preferred, and they appeared to be quite disappointed when they saw our views.
POOL & SERVICES
The pool was partially in & out doors and one side disappeared into the horizon - very nice. Views from this side of the hotel were goo in that we could see most of the beach front, but regretfully the walk there didn't suit me. I have a walking problem and the path was rough and uneven, and fairly steep.
The hotel had a private beach area - which we believe could work out an expensive option to the pool terrace. Approx 10Kunar per day should you wish to have 2 sunbed and a brolly - so, take some extra cash if you want to be here each day to catch the "rays"!
There was a long walk way along the sea front - and you could walk to the Splendid Hotel (right) and around the bay (left) to the Sveti
Stefan apparently. (Not worth the effort during our holiday and we were very disappointed to find out that the Island was closed - foreign investors are quickly taking up land and setting up tourist businesses in the area i.e. building hotels. Locals are happy to have
the financial support, but less and less is owned by them it seems. If you fancy an evening in BUDVA - there is a mini-train which passes
along the promenade - it is fairly regular - but the only problem is,
we found it almost always full (costs only Kn2!!) The only alternative transport we wound was to travel by taxi - this is an expensive choice if you want to do this each night. Cost for taxi = Kn 7 - 15, which is very dependant on volume of traffic. We had investigated bus, but no-one seemed to know how to get it to stop during our week, and I would guess it was a hot option.
SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT
We were disappointed to find only touristy shops along the promenade,
and a multitude of restaurants. We couldn't find anywhere near by to
spend our money on "Presents" a little different" close by. So we travelled to BUDVA most nights - a journey worth taking. It is beautiful there - the old walls, and shops good. We were also lucky to meet up with 3 other couples and we were able to share taxi costs
- which reduced the expense obviously, and proved a lucrative idea. Budva is lively, noisy and very busy - it even has a McDonalds, if that tickles your taste-buds!
My hubby and I didn't really appreciate the bars etc along the promenade (but hey, everyone to their own), so at night we enjoyed eating and strolling in Budva, and this meant that I didn't need to climb the steps and manoeuvre the walkway at night, which many others did!
Most evenings there was something going on at the Hotel. There was a group of dancers - which we were fortunate to see the first couple of nights during our stay - shame that a male member left and there was no replacement - this meant that those arriving after us didn't have the luxury of watching this. The resident band (2 fella's and a girl lead singer) were grand. Singing a variety of music which suited
all tastes, but not many danced. Their theme tune "Welcome to the Queen of Montenegro" still echoes in my mind - resembling a song for
BREAKFAST. We had reserved B& B only. Breakfast was good with buffet stocks being replenished throughout, and a choice of seating - either
in or out. Unfortunately seats outside were at a premium, and staff didn't seem to like to re-set these tables.... but, the important thing is- we enjoyed the food.
LUNCH. This was available as buffet, and also at the pool area / bar on the ground floor. Burgers, past and watermelon; coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol if you prefer.
Buffet available again, or there was a restaurant on the 1st floor. I'm glad we tried it - service was outstanding here, and we were treated like royalty. I would recommend you go along - it's not expensive really - our bill worked out much the same as at home in that 1 seafood cocktail, 2 steak with veg & potatoes, coffee and wine (2 bottles) totalled around Â£40. An advantage was that we could sit outside and watch/ listen to the entertainment without fear of being dragged up to dance by the entertainment team!
1. The BEACH was further away than expected, and sunbathing cost here. Shingle beach - very hard to walk on for me (mobility problems)
and distance home with up-hill gradient, too steep and long for me.
2. The hotel staff didn't appear to have any CHANGE. Despite the fact
the we could obtain cash for an ATM in the hotel, notes of Kn50/100/ 200 seemed to prove problematic. There was never enough change - hence the staff preferred that we charged to our room!
3. BATS - whilst sitting on balcony in the evening - be prepared for Bats to land at your feet!"
- Travel date: Wed 11th of July 2007
"I have hust come back from my Honeymoon and I was delighted with the hotel - We got upgraded from a suite to an appartment and the Hotel deserves its four star rating.
We decided to have just breakfast board and am glad we did as the food did not live up to the standard of the service in both buffet and ala carte.
The Reception was probably the best department followed by House Keeping.
The Restuarants in Bececi are ok - But the ones in Budva are better and probably a little cheaper.
All of the Hotel is now completed.
Sveti Stefan is in view of the the Hotel - although, sadly this is currently closed (being upgraded.....)
I would recommend the excursion to the Lakes and try and get yourself over to Kotor.
Last note - Sea Urchins are very painful so watch out for them on Tanga Beach which is well worth a visit (Cafe Del Mar style).
- Travel date: Mon 28th of May 2007
"Well, I want to say that we had a seminar in this hotel and I was one of the participants. I expected not very high level of services in Montenegro, but actually it was very good, and I should say we were all kind of satisfied with the services in Queen hotel.
The hotel proposed us one of their seminar rooms, all our requests were taken into consideration...
Actually, I can say that this hotel can propose services for business travellers, and its staff is really nice and fast for solving problems.
That's it for now about my experience in Montenegro."
- Travel date: Thu 29th of March 2007
"Well I did not actually stay at the hotel but my attempt to book a room was a nightmare.
I emailed the hotel and asked for rates for 2007 - before they had posted them on their website. I was told 150 euros for a suite in early June. I was happy and I booked flights and car hire. Went back to hotel and they said 'sorry that was just for the first night ...you want to stay in high season so it is XXX euros more'
We tried negotiating and got offered a junior suite - no sea view for the 150Euros.
I gave up.
In the UK that would have been a written offer contract.
We now have a 2 bed brand new penthouse flat for Â£450 a week."
- Travel date: Tue 20th of March 2007
One for the future
"Booked 2 weeks from Ireland with Sunway at a different hotel but was told that the advertised facilities wouldn't all be available so I changed to the Queen of Montenegro and it was well worth the extra. The only better hotel in the resort seems to be the new 5* Splendid still under construction. The hotel is at the end of the bay. I had a 4th Floor seaview room but in reality it was only 2 floors up as the hotel is on a slope. I didn't find the transfer too problematic perhaps because we arrived late at night when there wasn't much traffic around.
The hotel room was lovely. Definitions of cleaning vary. There wasn't much to do in my room and in truth little was done. However, towels were changed daily and the bedding was sort of made up.
If you want half board, then pre-book it as the hotel charges 15 euro per person for an evening meal whereas I paid less than 50 euro for the week.
The best way to get around the hotel policy of keeping your passport is to say that you need it for an excursion and then not give it back. It's safer too as they had misfiled the passport for a guest who was getting in a panic when leaving.
The hotel has a nice clean pool with more than enough loungers and umbrellas although I reckon there'd be some squabbling in peak season. I would seriously recommend the treatments at the hotel although from other people staying at the hotel it would seem to depend on who you get. My massage was great!
A couple of words of caution, though. There is a sign beside the pool saying that the water is 25 degrees centigrade - this is rubish and when you point it out, nothing is done to improve the water temperature. Also, be very aware of the trips from down at the seafront as you don't always get what you expect. 2nd on the left at the bottom of the steps was a woman with whom 3 of us booked a trip down the coast. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't brill so they turned round after going to Stefi Stefan and said we'd get our money back. Not a hope - English suddenly became problematic.
Overall, a great holiday in a lovely hotel, although 1 week is probably enough because there is little do do. Friends that split their 2 weeks between the Queen of Montenegro and hotels in Dubrovnik reckoned that they got the best of it. Perhaps that's an option for the future. However, when the resort is fully developed there may be more to do and then 2 weeks might be ok."
- Travel date: Tue 24th of October 2006
"This is a nice hotel and is definitely 4 star - before we went we didn't know if 4 star in Montenegro could be compared to 4 star at home (ie Ireland) but it can. In general we found the staff really nice and efficient (especially the waiting and bar staff).
The room was a little on the small side but nice all the same - very clean and new. The breakfasts are only ok - quite German or Russian in style. The buffet at night will not appeal to anyone who likes good food however there is a top class restaurant upstairs in the hotel. Alot of guests did not discover this until late in their stay (if at all) but it is not to be missed. Even if you stay at a nearby hotel you should check out this restaurant. Pricier than Montenegro standards but really nice and very polished (refreshing change to Budva and general area).
The real down side to this holiday was the standard of restaurants in the area. We found them to be charming in a novelty kind of way but there was a real lack of choice. The general area along the beachfront into Budva is very run down. Along there, there are a number of restaurants that come highly recommended. These are OK if you don't mind cats running around and can block out the derelict buildings and bad smells you passed to get there.
The local fish is very good but the choice of accompaniments is limited. Most fish dishes come with a standard side order of potatoes and spinach. You can get chips but thats about it......
Hopefully in a couple of years this area will have got the face lift and investment that it deserves... but at the moment, it offers a few good hotels and some nice coastal scenery but very little beyond that."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of October 2006
more of a business hotel
"Booked half board with Thomson as direct fights were too pricey last minute. Transfer from Dubrovnik lengthy due to border control. transfer took 3 hrs. Hotel brand new, spacious, good facilities including a great spa - recommend the treatments - especially masage!
Plus sides: spacious bedroom; friendly staff, very clean, hotel maids very thorough, cheap snack/ lunch menu and cakes; Wellness Spa, nice clean pool with lots of loungers and umrellas
Downsides: reception keep your passport to ensure you don't do a runner; no hotel guide; no instructions on how to use the room safe; no room service menu; buffet dinner only served until 21.30; expensive loungers on beach area - 11 euros for 2 with umbrella.
Overall only annoying niggles that come with a new hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of October 2006