Fairmont Monte Carlo
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Today we sadly disembarked from the Amadagio at Arles. We set off on the bus trip for Monte Carlo at about 8:45am after identifying our cases and completing disembarkation procedures. We had our first pit stop after about an hour at a disgusting toilet block somewhere on the motorway. It was good though to stretch for both John and Wendy were …
Most of the cruise group went on an included tour of Nice, as we had just come from there we opted to enjoy Monte Carlo. There is preparations underway for the grand pr ix so getting around was a little difficult as there is a truck load of scaffolding everywhere. Found a little Italian restaurant for lunch and devoured the most delish spag boll. …
Touching down in Nice fills me with an overwhelming sense of excitement and floods of my happiest memories spent holidaying on this glittering coastline between Monaco and St Tropez. Signalling the start of my 2013 summer, I headed to an island unto itself situated in the most exclusive part of the world.
There is no place quite like …
Hi again, This time coming to you from the glitz and glam of Monte Carlo. The area I'm writing from is inside Monte Carlo itself, in the greater area of Monaco. Not many people get the rare chance to stay in this area during Grand Prix week.
To get here from Nice our company organised helicopter transfers for everyone. It was just a …
Today we check out of the Hotel Columbus and move over to the Fairmont Monte Carlo for the first night of the cruise. The Fairmont is located over near the casino. From the Fairmont, we caught the 100 bus again to go to Menton, further along the coast near the Italian border. Beautiful weather today. Walked along the beach front and caught the …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFairmont Monte Carlo Monte-Carlo
For a big hotel, we were very impressed. Lovely room unfortunately only a garden view but still very nice. Had been to Monte Carlo many years ago so wasn't blown away by this city. Very beautiful but a little over the top. We were starting out on an Avalon River Cruise and this was day one.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fairmont Monte Carlo Monte-Carlo
Excellent but expensive
Overall I'd give this another half a star. Room was 12.5' by 24.5' plus bathroom with shower - nice to have a separate toilet, very modern, king sized bed, adjustable heating/cooling, room safe, bar fridge, hairdryer. Excellent location, staff. No alarm clock, coffee making facilities. The only minor annoyance was a very noisy flagpole outside - it was very windy and some metal kept banging against the pole, keeping us awake.
Satisfactory but not 5 star quality
Pros: The rooms were fairly large with the usual facilities such as bath, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryers. The beds were huge! The maids were so friendly and did a superb job on cleaning the room - two thumbs up.
Cons: Whilst the beds were big, they were not exactly what we would term comfortable, no coffee making facilities, you have to pay an extra 12Euros to use the gym (please do not consider it to be complimentary as other hotels) and not very welcoming reception staff - we had to carry our luggage up and down the reception area which contained several steps.
Conclusion: Acceptable but not worth the money paid. Have stayed at much grander, better facilitated and friendlier staff for 1/4 less.
The Best Hotel in the World
Daily free excellent bus tours taking you to the best places to enjoy and shop. Very convenient to excellent city bus transportation. Very close to Royal Casino and Cafe du Paris, and convention hall. Lounge at night with live entertainment, where all the action is. Wonderful concierge who will stop at nothing to help you. Especially the American women who has been ther for years. 24 hour business center. Each room provides gifts of free night shirts and slippers. Not to be missed in your lifetime. Gran Prix race runs right under hotel. Front central rooms excellent for watching very close up. Total pampering!
Mon premier amour
I'm absolutely agree with all positive reviews about Monte Carlo Grand Hotel. We stay there almost every year for a couple of days on our way to Sanremo music festival, since our first visit in 1997, and it never changes.It remains perfect with its unmatches views on the sea or Formula-1 treck, french breakfasts,warm pool, polite personal and glamourous chambres.I just wanted to add some photos of my favorite hotels of Earth.
FANTASTIC! The Best Room I Have Ever Stayed In!
I requested a sea front room on the top floor and was pampered from the time I sent my first e-mail request. They arranged for my limo pickup from the port and delivery to the airport upon the completion of my stay.
The room and view were both stunning! The sea front wall was a 12' wide, floor to ceiling sliding glass door leading to a patio with teak dinette and lounger. Quiet and beautiful! The hotel has its own casino and is in a fantastic location seaside of the Monte Carlo Casino.
If you want the very best, the Monte Carlo Grand is it! E-mail them directly for rates and packages.
Go For It!!
This hotel was worth the cost. It was expensive but really great. The view from the room was beautiful. The location could not be any better. I drove up, dropped off the car and did not need it for 3 days. Relaxing by the pool was awesome. If you are driving a lot before you get to this area then this is a great place to rest. Do not rest in Cannes or the place between. (I cannot remember the other place that we went to after Cannes and before Monte Carlo. It was so bad I have erased it from my memory. Although if that were the case I would have never remembered Cannes.) Anyway, the Grand's staff was helpful. The room was huge and clean. The bathroom was also large and clean. The casino was nothing special but we were not gamblers. The cafe had great desserts. They also had very cool day-trips for hotel guests that were free. The one to a small town in Monaco was supposed to be really wonderful. We did not do it but heard it from some other people. I would definitely stay here again. Spend the extra cash for a great Monte Carlo experience! (I swear I do not work for them!)
Beautiful views of the sea
Beautiful Hotel!! The view of the sea is worth every penny. I could have sat out on my balcony all day. The staff was wonderful.
Fabulous Grand Hotel
I stayed at the Grand Hotel while traveling on business. Hotel is definitelya 5 star hotel. Staff was friendly and very accomodating. Rooms were oversize, very clean and nicely furnished. The hotel is located on a cliff, with great pool, overlooking the Mediterranean - what an awesome view! I will definitely stay there again!
A Window On How The Other Half Live
Attended a business meeting at the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel in mid-June.
The hotel exceeded expectations, but I found myself adding the qualifier "...and for the price it darn well should..."
We felt unlucky to not have been assigned a room with a sea view, but overlooking Des Spelugues provided an almost-as-interesting procession of Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and the like.
The room was very large by European standards, and well kept; common areas were pleasant if not exceptional. TV reception and selection was pretty poor, if that's important; location was excellent, being a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach at Larvotto, and a little shorter to the casino and restaurant area.
Do not let your guard down: an acquantaince attending the meeting came out of his bathroom in time to watch a woman, dressed in bathing suit and with wet hair, leave with his wallet and lose herself in the maze that is the Grand Hotel's hallways in a matter of seconds.
Have been return to the Monte Carlo Grandhotel many times and even its better than before. Our room with balcony to the sea was beautiful and quite. All staff was very helpful and friendly. No wonder, that readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazin put the Hotel on 5th place in Europe. Stay here and you will feel Monte Carlo..