Monte Carlo Hotels
Monte Carlo boasts some of the most opulent hotels in Europe, and its prime location means that many hotel rooms provide views of the picturesque harbour and the Mediterranean. The only thing Monte Carlo is short on is truly budget hotels – with its casinos and high-glamour profile, it doesn’t target the humble backpacker!
Deluxe Four-Star Hotels
Among the top luxury Monte Carlo hotels are the:
- Hotel de Paris – Monte Carlo’s grandest, in the Belle Époque style
- Hermitage – like the Hotel de Paris, located a stone’s throw from the Monte Carlo Casino
- Fairmont Monte Carlo – modern hotel and convention centre, overhanging the Mediterranean
- Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort – large hotel on the Mediterranean, opened in 2005
Other popular deluxe Monte Carlo hotels include the:
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
The Metropole – originally opened in 1889 – has been redesigned in a contemporary style by the famous architectural and interior designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel boasts a massive spa with 13 treatment rooms, a fitness centre, 3 VIP suites, a heated seawater pool, meeting rooms, a piano bar and an enormous shopping centre. Its main restaurant, named for Master Chef Joël Robuchon, features an open kitchen and serves Mediterranean dishes. You can contact the hotel at telephone (+377) 93 15 15 15 or visit its web site, http://www.metropole.com/.
Monte Carlo Beach Hotel
Situated on the shore of the Mediterranean, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel was first opened in the 1920s. It is smaller and more intimate than many of the other deluxe Monte Carlo hotels, and includes a private beach club with cabanas and a heated, Olympic-size pool. Four restaurants – La Potinière, Le Rivage, La Vigie and La Salle à Manger – serve international and Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel includes the Eileen Gray lounge, a Cyber Café and a gelateria, for ice-cream. You can contact the hotel at telephone (800) 595-0898 or visit its web site, http://www.montecarloresort.com/.
Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel
Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel offers 403 guest rooms. It includes a private beach, lush gardens and seaside terraces, as well as indoor and outdoor pools and a fitness centre. Its L’intempo Restaurant serves Mediterranean style cuisine. You can contact the hotel at telephone (377)(93) 30 98 80, or visit its web site.
The Port Palace is an elegant hotel located on the Monte Carlo Marina. It has a total of 50 spacious rooms, with contemporary decor designed by Leïla Menchari, chief designer of Hermès. Its Restaurant Mandarine serves gourmet Riviera-inspired dishes. Facilities at the Port Palace include a fitness centre, spa, yoga studio, sauna and hammam. You can contact the hotel at telephone + 377 97 97 90 00 or visit its web site.
Popular three-star Monte Carlo hotels include the
- Tulip Inn Monaco Terminus
- Ambassador Hotel
- Alexandra Hotel