Review: One&Only Portonovi, Europe

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There is a new playground for luxury hotels in Europe. Montenegro not only houses Aman Sveti Stefan, but just one and a half hours drive along the coast from the Aman, you will find yet another luxury hotel jewel edging the Adriatic sea, One&Only Portonovi.

Wherever you decide to stay, at a One&Only hotel or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more (as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy Hyatt, etc. points and status benefits). See what our clients say about us and how thrilled they are with the extra benefits we provide.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Why We Love This Hotel

One&Only’s first European resort, Portonovi, offers a glamorous nautical lifestyle. Explore rugged coastlines lapped by sparkling seas and decorated with charming historic palaces, relax on sun-soaked hidden bays, visit cobbled old town streets, and hike UNESCO national parks.

Resplendent at the entrance of Boka Bay, a fjord-like idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea, One&Only Portonovi is the ultra-luxury brand’s first outpost in Europe. With its moated walled towns, the backdrop of unspoiled coastal mountains, and perched amongst one of the sunniest year-round spots on the Adriatic, the resort is a perfectly placed sanctuary from which to explore the coastline and charms of Montenegro.

Presenting guests with private sandy beaches, a revolutionary wellness experience with Chenot Espace, world-class dining by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, and the intuitive service for which the brand is renowned, eagerly anticipated One&Only Portonovi is a definite “must stay” for your bucket list.

Location

One&Only Portonovi is now open and welcoming guests and is an easy drive from Dubrovnik (one hour), Tivat (50 minutes), and Podgorica (two and a half hours) airports all of which are served by a variety of airlines and well equipped to handle private jets.

With its shimmering waters, dramatic mountains, and a meandering coastline fringed by lush forest, Boka Bay is one of the most stunning bays in Montenegro. This still undiscovered destination should be part of any European circuit.

The sun-drenched coastline is home to countless hidden lagoons and coves, and guests of One&Only Portonovi can journey between the many secluded beaches and ancient towns that have preserved their original architecture and charm with the resort’s own private boat.

Widely regarded as a wine lover’s paradise and a prime locale for wine production due to its fertile land and unique microclimate, Montenegro’s wineries offer the opportunity to discover its long and rich history of wine-producing. Discerning wine enthusiasts who wish to explore the region’s indigenous grape varieties can visit one of the many wineries with their intimate cellars and panoramic views and sample everything from vranac wines to classic chardonnays and merlots.

Service & Facilities

The region’s vast beauty is not limited to the wonders above ground, with a myriad of adventures awaiting guests below sea level. Certified diving instructors will guide guests through the ancient tunnel and cave structures in the Kumbor Strait and Klinci Cave, which were previously used for concealing submarines and ships in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.

One&Only Portonovi is also home to one of the most comprehensive wellness destinations in Europe for those who wish to dedicate their time away to a serious health overhaul. Continuing to elevate the wellness experience, the luxury resort collection’s exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot, will see One&Only Portonovi introduce Chenot Espace; a 4,000 metre² space offering guests an intensive and transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned Chenot Method®.

Food & Drink

Food lovers are spoilt for choice at One&Only Portonovi, set to become a must-visit culinary destination in Montenegro. Championing local producers and specialty farmers, award-winning Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela showcases the flavors and culture of Montenegro and the Mediterranean.

The resort’s signature restaurant, Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli, is helmed by renowned Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, his first restaurant on the continent. Serving Southern Italian cuisine focusing on fresh, locally sourced seafood and vegetables, Sabia offers indoor and outdoor dining, with mesmerizing views of the Adriatic coastline and mountains.

At Tapasake Club, the resort’s stylish social heart, the vibe will transition throughout the day from ‘chilled poolside’ in the sun to a more vibrant location to enjoy sundowners in the late afternoon, before the tempo picks up for atmospheric evenings. Contemporary Japanese cuisine complements masterfully mixed cocktails, all whilst the resident DJ plays sounds to suit the effortlessly chic ambiance.

One&Only Homes

For the first time in Europe, One&Only is offering those seeking to own their own piece of the One&Only lifestyle the opportunity to invest in a permanent home in one of the most spectacular locations in the Adriatic with One&Only Private Homes. Supremely positioned and designed specially to enjoy uninterrupted views of the surrounding bay, mountains, and marina, each home offers the unique characteristics of One&Only living: abundant space, refined design, intuitive service, and consummate privacy. Each home comes with its own private beach, jetty, secluded pools, and a private butler, ensuring that residents’ every need is taken care of throughout their stay.

Photo courtesy of One&Only Portonovi.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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