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Left this morning Genora where Christopher Columbus was born, stopping in Pisa...Amazing Leaning Tower...lots of pics. Left Italy Travelling thru over 170 Tunnels thr the mountains. We're going to Monte Carlo tomorrow night for dinner...passed it today with all the yatchs in the Harbour
Have a free day tomorrow..will stroll the beaches on the French Reviere.
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The alarm clock went off at 8am. Like a little kid on Christmas I was already awake hours before everyone else was ready to go, and was giddy with excitement. Today was the day I would finally be visiting the place where I dreamed of following in James Bond's footsteps. A place with enough wealth in material possessions to balance out some of the world's debt. Home to the largest concentration of some of the most luxury vehicles on the planet. A Port ...
... opted for the old reliable cheeseburger, McChicken and McNuggets! lol After dinner, headed into the cheaper 'Sun Casino' - had just a little flutter on the pokies. I lost €10, but Ben made the same amount, so the spent €13 ($20) on a Malibu and coke! ha Didn't spend much time there, kept nodding off on ride back to hostel so crashed on our return. Little else to report on the Monaco adventure ...
... 3 course meal (white bait fritter salad, crumbed chicken & frites, apple tart) that cost half price of the night before...we went back to the Casino to try our luck, a few games of roulette and a go on the pokes later we still can't quit our jobs ha ha ha! Love the idea the whole country's pretty much on the side mountain with the ocean on its doorstep but I quickly fell out of love with the amount of bloody stairs we had to ...
20 Aug - Last few stops in Italy and onwards to France on way to Spain After a nights rest in Milan at a lovely quaint little italian hotel near the railway station, called Hotel Flora ( which I would highly recommend at only 69 euro per night) and a spot of mandatory dress and shoe shopping next morning ( fantastic variety of unique, classy clothing in shops here, and I could have spent days here just window shopping) we boarded a train to Genoa. No photos possible from ...
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Don't stay at this hotel
Service was very bad, 20 minutes in the restaurant and no one came to take an order. Pillow in the room where damp, bed cover had stains on it. The 42 Inch TV looked good on the wall as that it could do as you could not get a picture on it. We where going to stay 4 night but left after only one. Will never go back to this hotel
The hotel is fabulous - the rooms have a wonderful wow factor - they are beautifully furnished and the view from all the rooms is unbeatable - the best view of Monte Carlo harbour ever! The bathrooms are luxurious with a separate large shower cubicle - the hotel is very new so everything is clean, up to date and in sparkling condition. The location of the hotel is excellent right in the centre.
Stayed here with some friends for NYE. Fantastic location, see if you can get a room located on the higher floors for the best view. Staff all very helpful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were spread across three rooms of different standards. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and compared to others I have stayed at in Europe it is excellent value for money. Unless you have a thing for poor plumbing and cramped rooms ....... stay here !!
For a off-season rate of 250 euro, I stayed at Port Palace for 3 nights around Christmas of 2004. In my opinion, it has the most central location in MC - close to the train station and a lot of decent restaurants. The hotel staff is friendly. (Thanks Luca!) My room was very spacious and clean. I tried the restaurant and the bill came out to be 140 euro for a 3-course dinner with alcoholic beverges. (A glass of champagne will set you back 17 euro) The food was good and the service was attentive. The day before I checked out I could not open my in-room safe. That was so strange. The front desk and the hotel engineer came to my rescue. In 5 minutes they reset my in-room safe. My passort, my air ticket and my money in USD were all there fortunately. Having read the "ordeal" the prior poster had gone through, maybe there is a security issue in this hotel. While I wouldn't think twice about coming back to this nice hotel, next time, I would certain keep my $$ and valuables the old-fashion way -- lock them up in my suitcase and don't use the in-room safe.
This is something all must read! My fiance and I were supposed to spend two nights at this hotel but our stay was unfortunatly cut short!The first night we were there we put all our cash in our hotel room safety box and made sure to insert the six digit code that is required to open and close the box. The next morning, after having had dinner in Montecarlo the night before, we attempted to open our locker by using our secret code, but it would not go through. We proceded by calling the front desk to see if they could send someone to fix the problem. In a short time, a staff member came to our room to check the safety box saying that it would not open because the batteries were dead and continued by replacing the safety box batteries. We stood and watched as he changed out the batteries. After the staff member left, we decided to count our money but discovered with surprise that 200 Euro was missing! After some minutes we concluded that it must have been our mistake and that we had just miscounted our money the day before when we checked in. That morning we left again to tour the city and placed the counted money in the safe box using the six digit number to close the box. When we got back to the hotel, we tried to open our safe box by using the six digit code but AGAIN the box would not open!!! So immediately we called the front desk, complaining for the second time that the code was not working and for them to please send someone to check the problem!. Just as the first time, we stood and watched as the guy tried to fix the box. The only way the hotel staff member can open the safety box is by a KEY! After the locker was supposedly fixed, we recounted the money and discovered with great alarm that another 100 Euro was gone!!!! A total of 300 Euro had disappeared from the pile of cash!! IMMEDIATELY we contacted the front desk and told them the situation. They spoke as though we made up the entire story and after waiting for more than an hour we were told that no way someone could have opened the locker stealing the cash. When we said we wanted to leave and not stay the second night because we felt violated and unsafe in their hotel, they attempted to make us pay for the second night! We of course refused and before leaving we were able to talk to the manager and doing so he confessed that others before us had complained of cash being "misplaced". Beware of this hotel because we saw NO signs that this problem would be solved! We would hate to have this happen to someone else.
We stayed at this hotel after getting off a cruise ship which was only a five minute ride. It was first class in every respect--facility, service, location, cleanliness and views. It is very modern and every room is a suite with a harbor, or should I say, yacht view. The staff bent over backwards to be helpful at every turn. If you like to walk, it is easy to get to all of the attractions from here--15 minutes to the Palace, 10 to the casino. I can't speak highly enough of this hotel and, as it is very new, they are aggressively price promoting to build the clientele. So it is presently an incredible value for what you get. If you want to leave the hotel for a nice Italian dinner, Lorenzo's was suggested and was outstanding and reasonably priced. It is about a 15 minute walk along the harbor. As we only stayed one day, we did not try the restaurant in the hotel.
This is a gorgeous hotel that has exceeded our expectations. It's like a W hotel, only with 5 star service and accomodations. Very sleek and modern, but with rich tones and an elegant feel. The bath has a separate shower, enclosed commode and bidet, wonderful jacuzzi tub and marble from floor to ceiling. The staff is wonderfully nice and eager to be helpful. The view of the water, the boats and the palace is fabulous. We were going to stay at the Hermitage, which was very upscale, but they didn't have an ocean view available, and at $500, we liked the price we were offered at the Port Palace of $250. We also saw rooms at the Hotel de Paris, and for around $600 the carpets were older and the bedspreads and drapes were horrid. It definitely needs to be updated. The newer rooms at the Hermitage were beautiful though.
New and modern
We stayed here earlier this summer and really enjoyed how modern this hotel was compared to some of the more famous and more established hotels in Monte Carlo.
All rooms have views over the famous harbour, which made very interesting viewing!
The restaurant was also very good.
For someone who wants a more modern hotel to stay in while enjoying Monte Carlo I would recommend this hotel.
We just stayed at this charming hotel in January 2004. Brand new, opened in September modern and hip. Designer beds, and furniture in the all suite hotel. Huge bathroom with seperate tub and shower. Plasma tv in the bedroom that also has a king size bed. Very cool and chic. Windows are all on a tiny street with virtually no traffic, because it is right in front of the marina. So every room has views of the water and the castle! Romantic. No balconies however. The restaurant is on the roof, more views and a terrace to take your crossants and cafÃ¨. Service is very good and the are eger to please. Everyone speaks at least 3 langauges and aren't shy to be at your beck and call. Beaty spa in the basement with hammans and sauna. Those weren't open when we were there but the massage I got was great. I really had a nice time and will return soon. It can be expensive, but if you go before March 31st, there are still some (high) reasonable prices. Worth it though.