Travel Blogs from Monte-Carlo
In 1926 the American writer F Scott Fitzgerald published a collection of short stories called All the Sad Young Men. One of the stories was, "The Rich Boy," which included these lines, "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me." Arriving in Monaco after a trip across southern France on the auto-route broken by a …
... and then move on to Monte Carlo. As the traffic started to slow heading into the city we began to see signs proclaiming that the promenade and East Nice were closed due to an Ironman Triathlon being held today - we hadn't gotten the memo. Without hesitation we adjusted the destination in the car'a GPS to "Monte Carlo" and followed the commands of the lovely British woman in the dash telling us where to go. Before long we were out of the snarl of traffic outside of Nice ...
... called Eden Roc and a studio is available for a sweetheart price of $250k. The prices are high here but not astronomical, they remind me of Miami Beach. We went back to Monaco, about 5 minutes way, and walked around. Monaco is full of hills and is a pain to walk. We strolled by Port Hercule and saw the massive amount of yachts. It makes Atlantis look so small. We had lunch at the marina and it was ok, a little overpriced. We walked up to the Casino and it ...
... I've had on the trip and although the margarita was extremely strong, it was great having it on the beach. After lunch we rented some beach chairs and laid out and swam for a couple of hours. My skin definatley doesn't like the sun as much as I would like, but I think the burn pain will be worth it (and hopefully it will turn into tan!). At about 5 we headed back the the hostel to finally check in. They gave us a tour of the hostel and we ...
... the Ruby in no time.
While nothing has changed since my initial review of the ship, things are getting better, and we are feeling more at home on the ship. While the table for two was depressing at first, after a long day of touring and climbing and walking, it has turned into a good thing. We are able to get into dinner, earlier than the 8:15 formal slot, and since we don’t have a table full of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Monte-Carlo
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Monte-Carlo
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Stayed at the Hermitage in July 2004 with my boyfriend, we were completely bowled over by the stunning reception areas. Some reviews on this site complain about the service; we had no problems at all, but I would say that the style of service is more reserved and European than the full on American cheerfulness which some travellers might be used to. We did notice several other guests repeating requests angrily in English when the French staff didn't understand them the first time - and that the staff didn't hide all of their irritation at this. However we kept trying our dreadful, ancient school French which the staff responded very well to, greeting us in French at breakfast, helping us out with words and applauding my boyfriend when he finally pronounced our room number correctly! I got the impression they appreciated the effort and would recommend this tactic. After all, how many hotel staff in the UK or US (or come to it, how many university graduates) can speak even one foreign language? Our room was beautiful, overlooking the garden rather than the marina but was enormous, with hung silk on the walls, huge comfortable bed, perfect air conditioning, and fluffy robes and slippers. The breakfast buffet each day was also very impressive, including cold meats and cheese, croissants & brioche, smoked salmon, and eggs, fresh fruit pancakes and waffles were freshly made in front of you. In fact we saved some cash (and let's face it, the Hermitage isn't cheap) by loading up at breakfast and skipping lunch. After dark, don't miss sitting out on the terrace with some champagne, looking out over the marina with the lights of the castle above you. Perfect.
The receptioist Laura overcharged us, and then insulted my wife when we were checking out of the hotel.
We have written to the Hotel Director twice to inform him, but have received no reply.
After reading the previous reviews here on TripAdvisor, I was really excited about my upcoming 7 night stay at the Hermitage. Boy was I wrong! First, they required a ton of personal information just to check into the hotel. Apparently they forward that information to European intelligence agencies.
Staff not so nice
Horrible hotel, Horrible staff, we wished we had stayed elswhere.
Luxury and Fine Service!
Stayed just 1 night in Oct., 2004 prior to boarding a cruise ship. The hotel is gorgeous and the location is perfect. Best of all, though, was the service. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. The person who checked us in walked with us to our room to make sure everything was in order. The award for service goes to a young bellman who helped us turn in our rental car. We were scheduled to return the car in Nice but he arranged to turn it in for us in Monte Carlo, even filling the gas tank! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!
Poor Service from receptionist and room service
we would not recomend this hotel, we found some members of staff who seemed intent on spoiling our break.
unhelpful, obstrutive, and our breakfast that we ordered did not turn up, no oppology.
readers: try some where that cares
Best Break Ever at Hermitage
I took the wife for a suprise birthday treat, it was brilliant. The staff were friendly & helpful, the view over the harbour was worth the extra money & they even sent champagne & a birthday cake on the day, free of charge !.
Will go again when we have saved up.
Stayed at the Hermitage 2 weeks ago. Wonderful location overlooking the harbour. A grand hotel beautifully decorated. Rooms were large with luxurious facilities. Loved the Bulgari toiletries, plus the lovely big towelling robe and matching slippers. Great way to unwind. The staff were polite, helpful and unobtrusive.
Would love to return one day with someone special.
Pampering, Beautiful, Relaxing!
We spent a weekend at Hotel Hermitage and it was hands down, the most relaxing time we've ever had at a hotel. The rooms are beautiful, staff is above & beyond helpful. Be sure to ask for a Harbor View room. Spend a day at Les Therms Marins (included in your hotel) - the Turkish spas are perfect! Part of the hotel was under construction (Feb 2004), just ask for a room away from it. You will not regret booking a hotel here!!
Attention they are under construction!
Just want everyone to be aware before booking a room here that it's currently under construction. They're adding on a piece. The work is only Monday through Friday. Ask about it before booking. I imagine they'll be finished before Summer 2004.