On our Montenegro & Albania: Balkans Adventure, travellers can expect to hike alongside shimmering Adriatic coasts, through dense European forests, and up dramatic Alpine mountains. Travellers will try their hand at white water rafting, dip their toes in glacier-fed lakes, and enjoy private walking tours through UNESCO-listed cities.
With so much activity in-store, we knew we needed to incorporate some pretty special hotels to rest our weary feet. Scroll down for a preview of each.
Montebay Perla, Bay of Kotor
Ease into your vacation at a quaint property with a stunning view.
To kick off this European sojourn, we’ve reserved rooms at the adorable Montebay Perla. This modern accommodation overlooks the inland arm of beautiful Boka Bay and features a fitness centre, a garden, a terrace and a bar.
The rooms are all naturally lit, with sweeping views of the the bay and its surrounding mountains. The decor is natural and clean, evoking a breezy but modern Mediterranean vibe. Billowy beds, snug sheets, spacious washrooms, and private balconies complete the experience.
Blue River Lodge, Tara.
Located in Montenegro’s deepest canyon is a lovely little hotel.
Our second accommodation is located deep in the Tara River canyon, where wolves and bears still roam.
The family-run lodge has a natural design that blends right into the surrounding forest and is purposefully minimalist, letting the unforgettable landscapes do all the talking.
Hotel Polar Star, Zabljak
Our third hotel may be remote, but it’s got big-city standards.
Hotel Polar Star is located in the breathtaking Durmitor mountain region, on the border of two UNESCO-protected National Parks. It’s a remote region known for its mountains and forests. But despite being in the middle of nowhere, you can expect big-city standards and classically-designed furnishings.
The cozy rooms are equipped with 2 single beds which can be separated or combined. Guess can indulge at the wellness centre, the sauna and steam bath, or relax with a massage.
Bianca Resort & Spa, Mojkovac
A sophisticated ski resort, even in the summer.
While our fourth hotel is technically a schmancy ski resort, it is still an extraordinary accommodation in summer when we check in.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll be impressed by its pyramid structure and sharp architectural design. The interior is refreshingly rustic and unpretentious despite the high-end service standards. Rooms are equally enticing and comfortable.
If your feet are sore from all the hiking we’ve been up to, let off some steam in the Turkish bath or book a signature spa treatment.
Hotel Kulla e Bajraktarit, Theth
Enjoy a homey Albanian atmosphere.
As we cross the border into amazing Albania, we’ll be treated to a gem of an accommodation in Theth—a mountain village in Valbona National Park.
The 4-star property features a spa and wellness centre with an indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub, as well as a terrace, restaurant, and a bar. Be sure to stroll the beautiful garden or enjoy a pint on the terrace.
Hotel Margjeka, Valbona.
The mountain views never get old.
Just like our accommodation in Theth, Hotel Margjeka also features that signature professional but relaxed Albanian service standards. Rooms are simple and kitted with queen or double beds, TVs, free Wi-Fi, and some truly spectacular mountain views. In fact, to best enjoy the views, take a seat on the spacious terrace.
Sky Hotel, Tirana.
A final hurrah in the capital of Albania.
Our last hotel is far from the least—it’s a 4-star, modern stay located in the exquisite Blloku neighbourhood of Tirana.
Rooms are minimalist and equipped with all the usual creature comforts: big beds, soft linens, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs etc. To cap off our adventure, we encourage you to enjoy one last drink on the terrace overlooking Albania’s colourful capital.
Join an all-gay hike in Montenegro & Albania.
Our signature Balkans hiking tour begins just as some of our Croatia: Gay Dalmatia Cruises conclude. The two tours can be easily paired together so you can extend your Adriatic adventure. Contact us to reserve your spot.
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