Le Meridien Beach Plaza
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... iconic casino at the center of town. It was at about the same time that we all realized that weren't in Kansas anymore. Our first clue? The brand new black Mclaren parked directly in front of the casino. The two Bugatti Veryons parked just beyond at the Hotel de Paris confirmed we were in the playground of the ultra rich. In stark contrast to the immense wealth that surrounded us, we made our way to a park bench shielded from the rain by impenetrable foliage and began ...
... bigger problem was now how to strap Jess' backpack, and she couldn't wear it because of the way I'd packed the bike had left no room for that. I told Jess to wait at the hostel, and I went looking for rope in an unfamiliar city. I used Google Maps to search for "hardware store", which directed me to a shop that was neither hardware, nor open - two requisites for buying rope. I rushed pretty much aimlessly past food outlets and ...
... It is 10 euro to get in for which we are only allowed in two smaller rooms with other tourists.
Back to Nice - standing on the bus this time squished by the front door and trying not to get my toes tread on. Back to the Irish pub too for another beer and more football watching. Although it is saturday night it is quiet in the pub tonight.
We woke to the ship berthing at Monte Carlo. Passing by a launch where the staff are standing to attention as the lady of the launch enters the deck stretching and waves to the plebs on the ship. Good morning to you too!
It is difficult to explain how big and grand the yachts and launches are because you have nothing to use as a scale as everything is huge.
We caught a HOHO bus at the terminal and decided to do a complete lap which takes an hour, to decide where to hop ...
... that had a variety of designer stores (Tiffany & Co., Louis Vitton, Long Champ, Rolex and many more). Maybe someday when I am filthy rich I can splurge haha! We finally chose to eat at a restaurant called Le lodge. There was live music and was pretty busy so it seemed to be a good sign that it was a good place. We got a table right next to the music and enjoyed wine and supper. I ordered a salad that had smoked ham, melon, egg ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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So! You want to stay in Monte Carlo for a few days, but (sensibly) you don't want to blow lots of money on the Paris hotel.
Happy 40th birthday
As my birthday treat my partner took myself and my son for a week at this luxurious hotel! My parents had arranged for flowers to be sent to our room and they arrived in a vase. When my mother requested champagne - she was informed this would be on the house as it was for a birthday! This too duly arrived, along with some strawberries.
The staff could not have been more helpful, cheerful and pleasant.
The beach and pools were lovely and clean - all in all a totally amazing birthday treat. We will return again - and again!
We thought we were splurging and opted for the suite with "magnificent sea views with floor to ceiling windows". Unfortunately we wasted alot of money on an average room. Our fantastic view was on the side of the hotel overlooking the street with a side view of the ocean, this was not what was described on their web site. Lots of construction which included having to walk through the rain to breakfast and then the tents started to leak all over the buffet!!! I won't be back....I'll head for the Grand Hotel next time.
Excellent 2 week holiday
This was the 2nd time that we have been here and it was just as great as the 1st -everything about the hotel and the location is superb. There is building work going on at the moment but with very little disturbance - the bar, restuarant and reception have moved into the Sea Club conference centre, but is still connected to the hotel. All the staff are extremely helpful and the rooms are a great size, and we only had a sea view standard room.All in all, and excellent hotel, with good amenities and we will returning again next year.
So good had to go back
I visited this hotel on a girlie holiday back in nov 2002. It was our first time in Monaco and we were extremely pleased with our holiday travel arrangements (arrived in monte carlo via helicopter from the airport) and even moreso the hotel its self. On arriving in reception we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and the surroundings were fabulous. On reaching our room we both had a queen size bed and small seating area with mini bar and a very luxurious bathroom, (Id love to see what the superior rooms are like !!!) The restaurant was excellant with lovely staff and an extensive menu. All in all our visit was such a success we went the following year nov 2003 with another 2 friends who were as impressed as we were. A definate one not to miss. We WILL return !!
Next time the 'Grand Casino Hotel'
I have tried this facility twice. The first was a company trip and then we returned on our own. The hotel was nice, which is why I returned for more bad treatment. I thought the bad treatment was due to the company trip,but much to my chagrin it wasn't. The proximity to Paris must put these folks in a rude attitude. Beautiful beaches ,and rude ***** I guess that's it.
Try somewhere else
please try to book elsewhere in Monaco - we had a very disappointing stay recently, half of the staff were rude, the hotel is undergoing extensive modernisation and is half closed - its looks as it is overlooking a building site and is very noisy throughout weekdays - the reception, bar and restaurant are all temporary and very soulless. Try somewhere else until December 2004 when building work is expected to be completed
Very nice hotel. Rooms are very large and include all amenities. The rooms overlooking the sea are more expensive, but well worth it. The staff were all very friendly. However, I noticed that people who didn't make an effort to speak French were not as well received. Just try a little. The hotel has a huge outdoor pool, and a private beach. This can't be said for many hotels in Monaco-- it was great. I can't speak for the food at the hotel as it was too expensive for our budget. There were many restaurants within a 10 minute walk on rue de Portier. The hotel was not near the center of the city, but that was OK as the bus system is very easy to understand and is reasonably priced. Only a 5 minute bus ride to the casino area, and a 10 minute bus ride to the Prince's palace.
One of the only nice things about this hotel was that it was on the water. Half the staff was rude-half were great, the bed uncomfortable, and the food very overpriced (although they did have a great menu, the food was good to eat and they had no trouble making me something I was craving not on the menu). I stayed on the top floor and was supposed to have special amenities. They would do things like bring you a water bottle - then take it away if you didn't drink it by a specific time. They did bring champagne and apertif's around 7 pm. The Hermes products are nice if you are a man- but not a very nice smell for a lady. I would have asked for a different product- but any question was met with disdain. I was upposed to have a private check-out- but that never developed and my last immpression was of a smart alec woman at the front desk. I have stayed in hotels all over the world- this was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I wish I could have written a glowing review- I did not go into the drilling and hammering going on....(as this is temporary-yet not for me) but I could not. I have tried to point out some of the nice qualities...Monaco was a marvelous place to visit- I would find a different hotel though.