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HOTELSPLENDID CONFERENCE AND SPA RESORT HOTEL
CATEGORY: 5****
OPENED FROM:2005 - 2006
MEETING STAR: RESORT MEETING HOTEL 2014
STANDARD: Convention Hotel
NUMBER OF ROOMS:322 rooms
PRICE INTERNET:239 - 315 EUR per room (BB, June 2014)
ADDRES:HOTEL SPLENDID CONFERENCE & SPA RESORT Bečići bb 85310 Budva, Montenegro T: +382 33 773 777  www.montenegrostars.com
FACILITIES:Splendid Casino Royale Restaurant La Busola Promenada Restaurant Lobby Bar Conference Bar Terazza sur Mare bar Bracera pool bar Ensenada Beach Bar
SPECIALS:Splendid Spa
FINAL MARK: 4,50 LUXURY HOTEL

LOCATION
In Bečići it is not possible to get closer to the sea and overlooking the beautiful panorama than here, with a view over the legendary Sveti Štefan (St. Stephen) and Pržno and only a stone’s throw from the centre of the old town Budva. Premium class hotels in Montenegro are steadily expanding and this one impresses with its location and comprehensive offer. Not to mention, of course, the luxurious swimming pools and a private beach, which can be transformed into an excellent location for a pool party. In the vicinity there are also many gems, from Sveti Štefan, Miločer and Queen’s Beach to Lovčen and Cetinje in the mountainous interior.

ACCESIBILITY
The centre of Budva Bečići is about 2km away, so if you are in Budva without your car you will be going to the town centre mostly by taxi, although public transport is also solidly organised. Budva is otherwise an intersection for the interior of Montenegro to the Adriatic road. The nearest airport, Tivtat, is 20 km away and is a highly charter airport. Also close by and becoming better connected is the airport in Podgorica, 50 km away. A lot of tourists coming to Budva also use Dubrovnik airport, which is 70 km away.

COLD APPETIZER – Architecture and Aesthetics
In the hotel lobby with its grand staircase, the architects have done a fairly good job. The lobby appears powerful and luxurious to the taste of the dominant Russian tourists. The overall architectural design seems maximalist and is typical for resort hotels. Despite luxurious materials it appears cold in many places. In such a large resort the orientation and direction of guests is well taken care of.

WARM APPETIZER – Staff and Food
A hotel of this category also carries with it high expectations in terms of service. Most of the staff knows how to handle this, but one can also find some negative exceptions who could do with a few more laughs and goodwill. This part is particularly problematic at the extremely high prices that they are charging. The food is solid, but according to our estimates it is the weakest part of the offer with a lot of room for improvement.

MAIN COURSE – Congress hotel offer
Speaking of comfort, the hotel room is well-equipped, with the hotel bathroommaking a special impression. The real gem, however, is the convention centre, which is one of the best in the Adriatic. The reviews of congress organisers have also been very positive, being especially enthusiastic about the friendliness of the staff. Meeting halls are, in technical and aesthetic aspects, among the best on the Montenegrin coast. A simple improvement would be possible in terms of the speed of the Internet connection that is presently really too slow.

DESSERT – Additional offer
Excellent spa centre with a wide selection of treatments and everything you need for a proper pampering on vacation or during the free time at a conference.

FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Pretty cold breakfast room and restaurant La Busola is not the most pleasant place in the hotel. It is a challenge for a wide selection of food and friendly staff to counterbalance the impression made of the space.

TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The Conference Centre, which surprises with its superior equipment and congress service. At the same time this is the largest convention centre in Montenegro.

OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
For some years the hotel has been a jewel in the hotel offer of Montenegro. Tough competition awaits it this year, but given everything that it has demonstrated it defies time well. One could also say that the experience is considered. How high can we therefore place the hotel Splendid. High, the hotel may no longer be the most advanced one on the Montenegrin coast, but it is still in top form, which delights guests among which Russians and many celebrities dominate. With materials, equipment, and the overall feeling they are still at the top of the Montenegrin hospitality.

RESULTSAVERAGE GRADE
1. LOCATION4.85
2. ACCESSIBILITY3.49
3, FIRST IMPRESSION4.06
4. HOTEL LOBBY4.68
5.EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE4.39
6. RECEPTION4.26
7. HOTEL ROOM4.81
8. HOTEL BED4.94
9. BATHROOM AND RESTROOM 4.85
10. HOTEL BREAKFAST4.12
11. BARS AND RESTAURANTS4.49
12. CONGRESS HALL4.98
13.ADDITIONAL OFFER 4.63
TOTAL:4.50