Wondering where to stay in Podgorica? If you’re looking for stylish boutique option, Hotel Hemera delivers. Here’s why…
Where to Stay in Podgorica: Hotel Hemera
I was greeted by Greek goddesses upon arrival.
Kind of. Well, a row of the life size goddess statues were lined in the entrance corridor. Bodies half out of the wall, they even kind of glowed in the sunlight. Freaky? No. Very intriguing and different. It was a very creative introduction to the hotel’s concept.
Hotel Hemera was named after the Greek goddess of light and warmth. In Greek mythology, Hemera was also the personification of day and a goddess of new beginnings. The modern Greek word mera means day.
Centrally Located Hotel in Podgorica
Hotel Hemera is right around the corner from the very centrally located Republic Square. During our stay, there was no need to figure out public transport or hire a taxi. Everything was within walking distance. The street was full of charming cafes and restaurants as well.
We also liked that the hotel runs its own guest-only private parking lot. It was right across the entrance to the hotel. While the city seemed very safe, the lot was secured by an electronic gate controlled by the hotel staff.
The View at Hotel Hemera
Podgorica, a young capital for a young nation, embodied a small-town feeling. The city view from our hotel room was indeed a window on that world. As we discovered later on, Podgorica was a small capital city surrounded by a mountainous landscape and low-buildings.
The Rooms at Hotel Hemera
Rustic met modern comfort in the room design. The muted browns and rust toned colors blended well. The painted wall design made to resemble shelves of extra-large books was pretty unique too.
The bathroom had a stand-up glass paneled waterfall shower. We also had strong Wi-Fi.
The stay even came with a complimentary hammam experience (with appointment). Unfortunately, we didn’t have time.
Dining at Hotel Hemera
The Hotel Hemera featured its own restaurant with the same kind of rustic meets luxury design as the hotel itself including a play on light in honor of its namesake Greek goddess.
We didn’t have the time to eat dinner at the restaurant. We did have breakfast. The a la carte breakfast was served outdoors on Njegoševa Street. We just sat back, enjoyed the friendly service and a delicious full breakfast during our first morning in Montenegro.
Conclusion: Where to Stay in Podgorica
I found the hotel to be very central. The city view rooms offered unique boutique style. I liked the breakfast which was rich and had many options. The staff was friendly and we loved that we had free private parking. If you’re wondering where to stay in Podgorica – a centrally located stylish quality boutique option – look no further than Hotel Hemera.
Stay at Hotel Hemera
Double Room: Starts from € 95. Book your stay at the Hotel Hemera on Travelocity.
For more about Podgorica, visit my earlier post: Top Things to Do in Podgorica.
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