Looking like something from a Cape Town hip hotel guide, Forza Mare represents the contemporary face of the local hotel scene. This hidden gem situated in the quiet residential neighborhood of Dobrota, just outside Kotor, sits right up against the water, spills across the main waterfront pathway and colonizes a prime piece of promontory. Upstairs, things are kept simple with just three room categories to choose from and each individual room named after the place that inspired its décor. We recommend the brightly coloured China room and the unashamedly OTT Dubai suite for something a little different. While there is no beach on offer here, at least not in the sense of white sand and volleyball, there is a private terrace area with loungers that works just as well as a midday suntrap. Restaurant Forza Mare is then a firm lunchtime favorite in summer, known as one of the few places in Dobrota where you can dine on the Bay side of the road rather than the mountain side. Completing the picture is a spa and remarkably well equipped wellness area.
Owned by the inimitable Anna Uroshevich, Palazzo Radomiri is a unique early 18th century baroque palace that has been converted into a boutique hotel on the picturesque Dobrota waterfront. Located in Dobrota, just outside Kotor, the building was originally owned by a prominent local family of ship owners. Today it has been carefully restored and updated to cater to modern standards, blending the character of the original building with elements of contemporary design. Look out for interesting events such as visiting spiritual teachers in summer too, it’s the kind of place that attracts such ‘happenings’. Anna likes to think of her Palazzo as a haven of relaxation with the finest views on the Bay, and we wouldn’t argue with that.