We recently thoroughly enjoyed a weeks holiday at this hotel. Originally we booked a basic room, however after reading other reviews we upgraded to a seaview which was well worth it and helped to make the holidiay. Our room was a good size, well equiped with a seating area and had a patio with table and chairs. The rooms are cleaned daily. The hotel has a gym, indoor /outdoor swimming pool, lovely spa with wonderful views, there are outside seating areas on some of the upper floors. It was lovely to be able to sit outside and enjoy our meal or a drink and look out over the sea, it was still very warm during the day and just a cardigan or light jacket required for outside later in the evening. We were pleased that we did seleced the all inclusive option as there were not many other bar, restaurants around the area and they had closed for the winter season.The food was very good. You helped yourself to wine and beer. The sea was warm enough to swim in during the day. You can walk for miles along the promenade. The Park was in a good location bus stops right outside the hotel and its not far to Herceg-Novi and a lovely bus ride following the coast to Kotor. There is a travel agency within the hotel which can advise on buses, trips etc. a boat trip to Perast is a must. A great relaxing holiday.
My husband and I arrived at park hotel bijela on 6th October for 10 night's we were celebrating our anniversary on 10th October check in quick and reception very friendly we were on 5th with sea view beautiful room and view,we were all inclusive but drinks very limited brandy gin vodka red and white wine and beer didn't even have any lemonade, food was not to our taste but didn't starve restaurant was too small for amount of people food was only warm never hot enough there were only three waiter's so table s never got cleared very short on staff in restaurant, there was cat's about with kittens outside restaurant my husband took ill on the 12th October with dioreah he took some imodium which helped him a little but couldn't face the food no more but by the 15th October he was really poorly and we were flying home the next day i asked at reception if there was a doctor they said no but would call a taxi to the clinica so I took him there they put him on a drip for 45 mins he was very dehighdraited anyway we finally got home the next day.itook him to our doctors he did tests etc and gave him medication,we got Tests back and he was suffering from salmonella enteritidis,and has been very poorly we never ate out anywhere else only ate in the hotel so I am just letting people to be very aware if booking this hotel.
We had an amazing trip to Montenegro, six nights with gorgeous weather and not a vloid in sight.
The hotel itself was perfect for what we wanted and the cleanest I've ever stayed in.
We chose a half board option as we were planning to be out sightseeing most days and it suited us well. The hotel itself is very modern, we upgraded for €20 per night for a sea view and this was worth every penny. The view across the bay is stunning. Only room niggle was the safe no instructions, someone came to unlock for us twice but it never worked and we gave up and locked our valuables in our suitcase instead.
Staff were friendly, breakfast was great and the evening meal was fine although not too many options for our vegetarian family but then we ate out a few times.
One of the reasons we chose The Park was it's location for getting out and about without the need to hire a car. The local bus stops right outside and is a cheap and reliable way of seeing the sights (you just flag one down). They go to Kotor (the most scenic bus route ever) and Herzic Novi the other way. From the back of the hotel turn left along the promenade and a 15 minute walk takes you to the ferry crossing to Lepatane. The ferries run constantly 24 hrs a day and are free for foot passengers. Lovely village on the other side and the Blue Line buses run hourly to Kotor. Jump of the bus 15 mins or so before Kotor and you will find the most amazing restaurants right on the water. It's worth downloading the cruise timetable for Kotor to avoid visiting when too many boats are in.
We took one organised trip to Lake Skadar which was breathtaking. There is a travel agent in the hotel but they wanted €10 per person more than Jet2. One email to Jet2 and we were all booked on in a small group, really well organised.
We chose to return to the hotel mid afternoon most days, the pool was gorgeous, with plentiful sun beds and huge deck chairs. We really weren't expecting to be swimming this late in the season but the water was warm. Two table tennis tables are available, we took our own bats but the entertainment team had some available. There is a spa on the top floor, we didn't use it but you can take the lift up there and sunbathe on an adjoining terrace (great for late afternoon sun).
All in all a brilliant stay and we will return to this stunning country. Highly recommend the Park.
The first thing to say is that although the hotel is no great distance from Dubrovnic you have to pass through two, very thorough and SLOW, border checks! This requires a patient mind set as nothing, NOTHING, is going to make these officials any less slow or thorough! That said, the rest of the journey through the countryside was very pleasant and we got to the hotel in an hour and a half.
I notice that some people have criticised the reception staff for being surly. We found them very helpful and efficient - once we’d broken the ice with a smile. Also, the Tourist Office, situated opposite Reception, is full of useful maps and guides. The ladies in there were very charming and informative. Their English was good enough to share jokes so there’s no language barrier there for Brits! There is a guide to hotel services in each room which explains meal times, facilities etc and also a notice board in Reception.
This is how the hotel works in a nutshell:
Beach towels are available from reception and must be returned there at the end of your holiday. They will change them every three days if you wish.
There is only ONE room key provided for each room and it needs to be placed in the slot inside your room for the electrics to work.
The remote control, flat screen TV has a number of English news channels (including BBC World News) and some of the other channels carry English programmes. It’s all a bit hit and miss as there’s no TV guide.
The bathrooms are unusual as there is only a frosted glass door dividing the loo from the shower area and there is a frosted “window” from the shower room into the rest of the bedroom. We didn’t find it a problem but I can appreciate that it might be! Shower gel, soap, shampoo and shower caps were provided. The shower was Rain Forest – lashings of hot water!
There is a fridge in the room but there are also notices telling you that you are not to take food or drink into your rooms. We took this to mean that you should not take the food and drink from the buffet to consume upstairs, otherwise why would there be a fridge? We purchased bottled water and kept it in the fridge without problem.
Beds were comfortable and we didn’t hear noise from the corridor or other rooms – that being said, there was little entertainment in the evenings so I don’t think there were late night revellers! A quiet drink and a game of cards or chat on the terrace were the order of the day (perhaps because we were out of season).
The air conditioning does not seem to go below 18c which seems fair enough from an eco point of view.
A word of caution when booking – they have both double-bedded rooms and twin-bedded rooms! Be sure to indicate which you want. Also the inland facing rooms do overlook the main Adriatic Highway which, whilst not being the M25, is fairly busy and might disturb light sleepers. Go for a sea-view and watch the cruise ships from your balcony!
We went All Inclusive. This consisted of 3 meals a day (all buffet style), afternoon tea and cakes from 4-5 , access to machines dispensing soft drinks, coffee and teas plus a bar where you could serve yourself local red or white wine and beer. For a gin, whiskey or vodka you asked the barman. Other drinks had to be paid for, as did little bottles of a rather nice white, rose or red wine. So, fairly limited A.I. but quite adequate. At breakfast you could have an omelette made to order and in the evening a chef was always present cooking various meats. Everything else came up on large trays from the kitchens. The meat dishes were varied, there was usually fish as well, but the salads were a tad unimaginative and the vegetables very limited (usually peas and sweetcorn). Also, the desserts were limited to tray bake cakes, fruit and ice-cream. That said, we enjoyed every meal – so it’s more an observation than a criticism. The restaurant staff are LOVELY – cheery and efficient.
There are indoor and outdoor pools and a private beach area with free sunbeds and umbrellas. Not being a confident swimmer, I didn’t venture into the sea as the beach is VERY rocky and the sea gets deep extremely quickly. The outdoor pool is lovely as it is the same depth all round at about 4 feet. There is a small service road between the hotel and its beach so exercise caution when heading to the sea!
Out and about there are nice gentle strolls in both directions (to shops and cafes), a bus stop outside the front door, and plenty of coach and boat trips can be booked from the Tourist Office. The big attraction is the UNESCO town of Kotor but we missed the date for the excursion so we’ll just have to go back again!!
All in all a very pleasant, relaxing place for a wind-down holiday with a bit of culture thrown in!
Our room and the public areas both spacious and well designed. Our room was spotlessly clean and the view over Bay of Kotor is fabulous. We got sea view room but our friends booked a 'side sea view' which in fact had pretty direct view of sea. We did the all inclusive package, which was excellent value. The food far better than some of the reviews led us to expect: it's buffet style, but well cooked and we found plenty of variety. Would be nice to have greater number of hot food offerings for veggies - particularly as meat eaters generally enjoy them too - but there was always something. The black squid risotto was superb, and every day a lady was making really good omlettes to order at breakfast, and in the evening she made fresh pizza. Wine and beer perfectly drinkable, and beer and soft drinks available from beach bar too.
The beach is glorious - not too crowded when we went in mid-October. Temperatures were in mid-20s and we swam and lay on beach enjoying views every day. Take swim shoes, because it's a pebble beach. Not much shallow water, which can be problem for non-drinkers, but the pools are all within depth for adults and there's a toddler pool too. Good snorkeling too - very clear and calm water with little fish swimming with us.
Did trips to Perast and Kotor - both very pretty and worth seeing. The boat trip to Perast was fun and the bus trip to Kotor has beautiful views across bay, stops to allow photography and gets to town before the cruise ships.
Would definitely go to Park again, and recommend the all-inclusive. I liked that the hotel wasn't too huge - made for more relaxing stay.
Many thanks to all the lovely staff, particularly Anya of the lovely omlettes!