Monaco is world famous for pushing the limits in luxury living. A sovereign city-state in the French Riviera, it boasts extremely high accommodation standards. That said, the following are some of the best hotels in Monaco that have the TLE seal of approval.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
The legendary Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo was built in 1864, and is located close to the Place du Casino, at the heart of the Principality of Monaco. The exceptional service and amazing array of accommodation choices make it the ideal place to stay during your dream holiday. Its style and architecture is uniquely exquisite featuring marble colonnades, caryatids and crystal chandeliers. Its location enables guests to experience the Monegasque lifestyle as well as catch unforgettable picturesque sunsets of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Hôtel Hermitage has an intimate atmosphere and overlooks the Mediterranean. It mixes a modern ambience with the Belle Époque spirit of elegance, not to mention the amazing serenity. Located just 200 metres away from Monte Carlo Casino, it has a winter garden and a 7000 square metre spa. The individually decorated rooms at Hôtel Hermitage are equipped with a minibar, TV and Belle Époque era themed furniture. Each room has views of the city, the garden or sea. A DVD player and video games are available on request.
Guests also get to enjoy fine wines and liquors at the Crystal Bar. Delicious gourmet cuisine is also available at the Vistamar Restaurant, which has a terrace overlooking the harbour.
Hotel Hermitage also provides relaxing sauna sessions, and those into working out can check out the gym, which also features panoramic views of the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby. In addition, Nice Airport is just a 40-minute drive away, and helicopter service can be provided on request. Free shuttle service is also available to take guests to the establishment’s private beach.
Fairmont Monte Carlo
The Fairmont Monte Carlo is one of the best known luxury hotels in Monaco. Situated at the centre of the Principality of Monaco and facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is one of the largest luxury hotels in Europe. It faces the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and has beautiful contemporary rooms.
Here, food lovers will also be able to relish in some amazing, exotic French dishes at the Horizon Deck & Champagne bar, which is also a restaurant located on the 7th floor. For relaxation, the Fairmont Spa is the answer. Here, visitors can relax at the 900 square-metre spa and enjoy the luxurious facilities, swimming pool and fitness centre.
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Located in an isolated setting away from the bustle of the city life, Le Méridien Beach Plaza combines luxury and elegance, and ranks among the most prestigious hotels in Monaco. It features a private beach, and is equipped with a fitness centre, an indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools. It also houses Le Sea Club, a fitness and spa centre overlooking the sea. Its rooms are air-conditioned and all come with a private bathroom, and a TV with cable channels. Its open-air Alang Bar Lounge offers a casual atmosphere on the hotel’s private beach. Guests also get to enjoy the sauna and on-site beauty salon.
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo
The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is located at the centre of Monaco and features Belle Epoque architecture. In keeping with the essence of this refined destination, the hotel’s beautiful guest rooms and suites have been designed by famous luxury interior designer Jacques Garcia. That said, its four restaurants are under the direction of some of the world’s most renowned chefs. As a result, guests get to enjoy top cuisines from around the world, including Japanese specialties such as Yoshi Sushi at its Joël Robuchon restaurant. The hotel’s fabulous Spa Metropole by Givenchy designed by architect Didier Gomez provides luxurious space for enjoyment and relaxation.
Monte Carlo Beach
The Monte-Carlo Beach serves as a meeting point for lovers of glamour in the Riviera, and immensely benefits from its close-to-sea location. Situated between a pine forest and the sea, It provides a serene atmosphere. The luxury resort overlooks the azure horizon of the Mediterranean Sea and has rooms whose décor is a mix of contemporary notes, and the spirit of the roaring twenties. Visitors also get to swim in the saltwater Olympic pool overlooking the beach.