The newest hotel is also the first international hotel chain hotel in Podgorica. The hotel is an integral part of the Mall of Montengero shopping centre with which it shares a common parking garage. It is located in the business section of Podgorica, very close to the city centre. With the arrival of the hotel the city is enriched with a solid multifunctional congress centre, which forms the new future meetings backbone of Podgorica.
Access to the hotel is easy and parking is free of charge for hotel guests. The city centre is only a stone’s throw away, and very near are also the airport in Podgorica and the bus and train station. Because of its size, Podgorica is easy for transport. The most problematic part is the relatively poor air accessibility. This is improving from year to year, but still does not allow for the rapid development in the low-convention season.
COLD APPETISER – Architecture and aesthetics
The hotel is part of the Mall of Montenegro shopping centre and represents a typical shopping architecture. It does not meet our idea of ‘hotel architecture’, but it is in its own way very practical. It is better on the inside, which follows the classical lines of the hotel chain Ramada. This is modern and compact hotel equipment that does not stand out in any way, but at the same time it cannot be reproached for anything in particular.
WARM APPETISER – Personnel and culinary offer
The staff is friendly and professional and is sufficiently refined for its class to stand out from the destination average. Check-in and check-out was quick, efficient and without undue delays.
The Restaurant on the fifth floor offers beautiful views of Podgorica. The breakfast is average, but if you want something more authentic the nearby offer is not lacking.
MAIN COURSE – Congress and hotel offer
The rooms are spacious and solidly equipped, lacking only a few fancy gadgets that are now becoming standard, for example in the bathroom. Solid, correct and of good quality – after all the hotel is practically new – this is felt at every step.
A small conference centre on the fifth floor has the largest hall for 217 persons.
DESSERT – Additional offer
If it can be called additional facilities, the hotel is next to the largest shopping mall in Montenegro, with over three million visitors each year. In addition to the stores in the centre, there is also a bowling alley and a variety of services, cafés and fitness.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Not very well organised breakfast and presentation of dishes.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
Excellently functioning Wi-Fi. Probably one of the best and fastest in the region.
OVERALL IMPRESSIONS AND CREDIBILITY
A classic business hotel that tries to convince its guests with functional design, timeless hotel elegance and solid hotel rooms. This makes it very useful for business people and is a pleasant refreshment to the hotel scene in Podgorica. The ‘Golden Mean’, which is complemented by favourable prices and which faithfully follows the standards of the Ramada hotel chain.