Palmon Bay Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- A relaxing stay at a luxe spa hotel in Montenegro, with breakfast, dinner and spa access Enjoying stunning views over the bay of Boka Kotorska directly from your luxe suite
- The curative powers of Igalo’s mineral mud – known to refresh and revitalise skin
- Taking a boat trip across the bay to Kotor
What To Know
- It's a short stroll to the sea
- Splurge for a treatment at the spa, which has perks like complimentary tea
- Free WiFi
The spa resort of Igalo, in Montenegro, has long been favoured by those in the know seeking to benefit from the legendary curative powers of its natural minerals and mud. They’re also attracted by the balmy year-round climate, oodles of sunny days and warm, shallow waters. Palmon Bay Hotel and Spa is a shiny addition to the resort’s hotel scene. Making a bold, modern statement on the seafront, its shimmering reflective glass soaks up the mesmerising vista of Boka Kotorska Bay at every turn.
The hotel is a short stroll away from the sea, where you find an exclusive private beach where you can lounge about on a sunbed on the pebbles or terrace (accessible from May 2016). Make sure you wallow in the calm water too and on chillier days, there’s a perfectly inviting indoor swimming pool back at the hotel, alongside a spa. Elsewhere you’ll find three restaurants and two bars, one with a terrace with spectacular views across the water.
How to Get There
Besides touring Montenegro, we wanted to visit Dubrovnik, and Palmon Bay turned out to be an excellent choice. The hotel has very nice services, including an excellent and generous breakfast buffet, a lovely spa, and a private beach. In general it is in a lovely location on the Bay, near the promenade in Igalo, a quiet town north of Herzog Novi. The room with the sea view was a bit smaller than we would have liked, but on the other hand, it was comfortable and clean. The staff is lovely, and we can warmly recommend the hotel for travelers who want peace and quiet after a long day touring,
This hotel is perfect.
Rooms are clean and modern, bed is comfortable and toiletries are kept well topped up.
The grounds are well kept, the location is perfect, just a short walk to beach, the scenery is stunning the staff are friendly and very helpful. The hotel itself I would give 5stars.
It’s a real shame because I feel the food really lets the hotel down.
Thankfully we were only on a bed and breakfast basis, there are plenty of good, reasonably priced eating places in walking distance just outside the hotel.
Breakfast was a difficult experience.
Firstly most of the hot food I tried was cold,and absolutely swimming in grease.
Among the hot breakfast vegetables were Brussels sprouts (I kid you not)sweet corn and courgettes covered in garlic.
There were red peppers cooked with onions and chips .
All the above perfectly acceptable if served hot, for lunch/dinner, but not breakfast.
There were daily trays of prepared omelette, swimming in a layer of oil.
If you have to eat low fat options then you would really struggle finding any suitable hot food.
Cereals limited to what I call junk breakfast,
They have trays of cold meats that are not refrigerated so are room temperature.
For me a complete breakfast nightmare.
The food I would rate just 2stars
My advice to hotel manager
Do something about the food, it’s really letting your hotel down.
Spent 5 nights recently, on arrival received upgrade to a suite with sea view - which was very nice.
The room was new & well maintained with a large king size double bed, long balcony and adjacent "work" (?) room with couch and long desk, The wardrobe was in this area.
Whilst being modern & clean - there was no art on the walls - therefore giving a coldish atmosphere.
Lights were ample - although the control logic between areas was weird ....
Wifi in the room is from the TV hotspot - which is a good idea - but passwords can be a challenge (as those written differed to the ones needed)
Bathroom is large & with all mod cons ... EXCEPT no air extractor .... hence any odours left in the bathroom take a while to dissipate!
Water pressure was just ok ... and we would have liked a bit more.
Restaurants (roof terrace & main ground floor) were nice, prices for evening buffet was reasonable 15 Euro per person, food & choice was ample & tasty also for breakfast which is above the par of similar rated hotels.
Parking is free and in the hotel carpark,
The spa is very nice with a great pool, Jacuzzi & saunas - all gratis for guests.
Massage was well done with nice manner
Outdoor pool with small beach is also well designed & a nice area to sit
Staff are friendly and efficient.
So all in all a good stay - and well recommended.
People were very friendly, the hotel was spotlessly clean, the rooms were fine for our holiday and even the prices were comparable to town pub prices where we live.
We only ate at the pool bar so can't comment on the hotel dinners but breakfast was a fine varied choice. The beds were very comfortable.
It was my wife's Birthday while we were over there and she was surprised and delighted to find a lovely piece of cake beautifully decorated and a bottle of mineral water waiting for her in the room, just a little gesture that went a long way.
All the hotel staff were excellent, also a special mention to the captain of the hotel boat, fantastic insight into the local history with some great personal opinion.
The Manager should be proud of the job he and his staff are doing with the hotel.
people have mentioned the noise from bottles being emptied early in the morning, yes, we did hear that but it didn't last long and we soon dozed off again.
A highly enjoyable stay already looking forward to going back next year.
Hotel is modern and clean throughout. Staff were always helpful. We had a standard room with a comfortable bed, good air conditioning and hot showers. However the shower floor was scruffy and in need of a repaint but I would expect this to be rectified by the start of the new season.
We stayed B&B which is the perfect choice as there's plenty of restaurants to choose from outside the hotel. Although we enjoyed a lovely meal on the roof terrace with a beautiful view of the bay.
It's a 30 mins walk to Herceg Novi from the hotel, it's a coastal walk. We used the local bus which was easy to visit Kotor & Perast.
Pool area is very clean with fresh towels provided daily, food at beach/ pool grill was good. Plenty of availability of sun beds unless this was related to the season ?
Spa is lovely & massages very good also.
It's my opinion from what I can see, that Palmon Bay is by far the best hotel in the area. Very pleased with it.