Talking about hotels, Monaco doesn’t never disappoint
Nestled in a 2-square kilometer area between France and the Mediterranean Sea lies Monaco. This tiny country is second only to Vatican City in terms of smallest country in the world. Monaco may be small in size, but it is large in luxury. It’s casinos, racetrack and the annual Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 race has attracted visitors from across the globe. When it comes to hotel accommodations, Monaco doesn’t disappoint. Here are a few of the best.
Hotel de Paris
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The Hotel de Paris has been treating its guests to extravagance for over 150 years. Located in the heart of Monaco, this lavish landmark has often been featured on the silver screen including hits like 1983’s Never Say Never, 1995’s Goldeneye and 2010’s Iron Man 2. The Hotel de Paris sits on the famous Casino Square. It connects to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and is neighbored by the Casino de Monte-Carlo. It opulence is amplified with crystal chandeliers, marbled colonnades and low relief sculptures. Combine that with the view of the Mediterranean and it’s easy to see why this hotel has such a successful history. The decadence doesn’t stop with the views. The Hotel de Paris is home to the Michelin 3-star Louis XV restaurant and Michelin starred Le Grill. It’s famous Le Bar Americain offers relaxation and jazz. The hotel’s wine cellar holds over 600.000 bottles. With over 100 rooms and suites, The Hotel de Paris provides its guests an exciting place to get away and play.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
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Not far from Casino Square lies the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. This 19th century structure blends the classic style of a time long past with modern-day Mediterranean flare. The Belle Epoque exterior welcomes guests inside to enjoy all the amenities the Hotel Metropole has to offer. The Hotel Metropole is home to the Michelin-starred Joë Robuchon and YOSI restaurants offering diners everything from classy cuisine to scrumptious sushi. Guests can relax with a massage at the hotel’s Métropole Espa , take a dip in the heated seawater pool, or workout at an aqua gym class before retiring to the comfort and luxury of their room. Guest rooms at the Hotel Metropole are an awe-inspiring mix of past and present. Period furniture and eclectic art combines with modern fabrics and style. Natural light brings the beauty of the outside views inside. From monarchs to movie stars, the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo draws a prestigious crowd.
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A five-star experience awaits at the Hôtel Hermitage. Considered an historic monument, this Belle Epoque adorned palace is connected to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and just a short walk from the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The Heritage’s impressive lobby was designed by famed architect Gustave Eiffel. Guests can walk among the winter garden, also designed by Eiffel or spend a relaxing day at the spa. Heritage is also home to the exquisit Le Vistamar restaurant where diners can sit on the terrace enjoying the majestic view. The Crystal Bar allows visitors to take a break in leather armchairs as they enjoy vintage spirits and wines. The charm of Hôtel Hermitage carries on into its 280 rooms. Each offers a view of either the Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous gardens or the city itself.
Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
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When it comes to scenic luxury, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort does not disappoint. A newer addition to Monaco, this four-star resort offers its guests a multitude of activities and uncomparable comfort. The hotel has 334 rooms, four restaurants and three bars for its guests to enjoy. A solarium, beautiful gardens, sandy bottom blue lagoon and waterfalls give a taste of Eden. Numerous terraces allow for never ending views of the Mediterranean. For couples and families, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is a haven of luxury.
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Those looking for a break from Monaco’s bustling atmosphere will love Port Palace. The country’s lone boutique-hotel gives guests a place to get away while remaining within walking distance of beaches, casinos and shopping centers. Port Palace’s seven floors lie tucked on Port Hercule giving guest great views of gathering yachts. The La Marée restaurant serves a delicious array of seafood to guests on a terrace overlooking the harbor and a top-floor bar offers a great place to end the evening. The hotel possesses a modern elegance. Stainless steel and blue glass bring a sense of city life to the seaside and provide a light, classy feel. Mega floral arrangements bring about a beautiful blend of indoors and outdoors. Rooms provide spectacular scenery. Most come with whirlpool tubs complete with private dressing rooms. Port Palace location provides a great place to witness major events such as the famous Grand Prix Formula 1 race and the Monaco Yacht Show. Port Palace is present-day perfect.