Monaco Trips - Tourist Information Hotels and Holiday Reservations
The Principality of Monaco with its world-wide known Mythical Rock is located between France and the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco and its capital of Monte Carlo has been a symbol of glamour since many decades. Although set on a very small territory(198 ha.), Monaco is a charming and prestigious place along a narrow coastal strip that is 4 km long, bordered by the foothills of the Mount Agel and Tete de Chien. Due to its mild, temperate climate, as well as over three hundred days of sunshine during the year, Monaco is welcoming a great number of tourists. Actually, as maybe most of you already know, the Monégasques do not pay taxes and almost entire country’s revenue comes from the tourism and gambling industries. Monaco is famous as a tourist and recreational center for the rich, where they can play casino without any limits. Monaco, and Monte Carlo in particular are quite popular, not only as a place to relax during your holiday, but for the Formula 1 Grand Prix held there, as well as for a number of world-wide known casinos where one can play, and of course a place being visited by world's most famous celebrities. Take your trip to Monaco with www.europe-trips.eu!
Monaco consists of 4 districts:
Monaco Ville - the historical seat of the Principality, located upon the Rock where the Prince’s Palace is;
Monte-Carlo - the district around the Casino;
Fontvieille - this is the new industrial district, erected on ground gained from the Sea;
and La Condamine, which is around Port d'Hercule.
Useful Information About Monaco:
Monaco Area: 1.98 km2
Monaco Population: 32020
Monaco Spoken Language : French
Monaco Currency: Euro (EUR)
Monaco Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest:
Some of the best attractions include Jardin Exotique, Musee de l'Oceanographie, Musée National de Monaco, Les Grands Appartements du Palais, Collection des Voitures Anciennes de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco, Monte-Carlo Beach Club and Plage de Larvotto, Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, as well as one of the best races in F1 calendar - Grand Prix of Monaco. Other events of interest are Monaco & Riviera Marathon, Monaco Yacht Show, ATP Masters Series: Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival, etc. The nightlife of Monaco is also not to be missed; some places of interest include Opira de Monte-Carlo, Salle Garnier, Tiffany, Côte d'Azur, Cabaret, Les Folies Russes, Le Box, Le Symbole. The tourist office of Monaco (Direction du Tourisme et des Congrés) is situated at 2A bd. des Moulins.
Best Hotels in Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Hôtel de Paris (5 Star, Address: Place du Casino, 98000, Monte Carlo, Capacity: 182 Rooms)
This is a hotel adjacent to Casino de Monaco having a basement room and running inside a building since 1864. The hotel has a piano bar in true American fashion with restaurants that provide visitors with panoramic views of the sea, the harbor, and the Rock of Monaco.
Talking about rooms, a guest gets the facility of large screened TV with cable television and games for entertainment. The rooms are A/C with classic furniture and alcoholic beverages for those who like them.
The restaurant with an impressive name of Louis XV-Alain Ducasse is 3 star while another restaurant named Le Grill has a single star. Guest can enjoy delicious Mediterranean meals on the patio during summers while they can have buffet style breakfast on mornings.
Those who stay here are eligible to get free or greatly reduced entry fee in all properties administered by Societe des Bains de Mer. One can get free entry into a spa called Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo which is just below this hotel and reachable through hotel lift.
Hotel de Paris is just a few minutes of drive away from Monaco-Monte Carlo station while Nice Airport is also within 30 minutes drive. It takes only 7 minutes to reach airport by helicopter. There is a private beach for which a free shuttle service is provided by the hotel. Book Hôtel de Paris online
Hôtel Hermitage (5 Star, Address: Square Beaumarchais, 98000, Monte Carlo, Capacity: 280 rooms)
This deluxe hotel is constructed inside a castle that is billed as a historic monument. The décor of the hotel is Belle-Epoque and is situated at just 200 meters away from the famous Casino called Monte Carlo. The major attraction of this hotel is a winter garden and a spa that is gigantic in size measuring 6600 square meters.
All Hotel Hermitage rooms are air conditioned and they also have classic furnishings along with large screen televisions and small bars. One can get a scenic view of the sea, city or the garden from every room. When a guest requests, he is provided with a DVD player and video games for entertainment.
The Crystal bar has leather upholstery and vintage wines for the guests. Get a chance to eat gourmet dishes at Vistamar restaurant that allows scenic harbor views from the terrace. You can also relish fresh pastries at Limun Bar. Even the gym at the hotel offers scenic views along with special sessions of sauna and treatments with sea water. Guest can avail free of cost Wi-Fi facility in the lobby of the hotel.
You are just 30 minutes drive away from Nice Airport and can even avail a helicopter ride to the airport. There is a private beach to which free bus service is available. Book Hôtel Hermitage online
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo (5 Star, Address: 4, Avenue de La Madone 98007 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 141 rooms)
Lifestyle card from Metropole that provides free access to the restaurants in the hotel and the wellness spa and the fitness studio
Free access and entry to the casino Monte Carlo
This hotel is 5 Star and is situated just 50 meters away from the casino Monte Carlo. The major attractions are an outdoor swimming pool along with a spa and a fitness studio. The rooms are really luxurious and the suites have marbled bathrooms with CD players for entertainment.
The rooms are air conditioned and feature a minibar with TV providing cable channels. Every room has the special Belle Epoque décor. There is a living room in some of the rooms in Metropole Hotel.
Guests can expect delicious Mediterranean dishes at the restaurant. There is a Japanese restaurant called Yoshi inside Hotel Metropole and there is also a restaurant by the poolside. There is a tasteful bar serving cocktails and pastries.
If you have made prior booking, you can avail a host of treatments at MetSPA. For golf lovers, there is this golf course of casino Monte Carlo just 2 km from the private parking in the hotel. The distance of the hotel from Nice Airport is just 19 miles. Book Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo online
Fairmont Monte Carlo (4 Star, Address: 12 Avenue Des Spelugues, MC 98000, Monte Carlo, Capacity: 602 rooms)
The hotel lies between Monte Carlo casino and the Mediterranean Sea and provides a 4 Star stay to the tourists along with features like spa, swimming pool, and restaurants.
All rooms and suites are air conditioned and provide a desk to the executives apart from TV that are interactive. All rooms have marble bathrooms with a terrace with some of these terraces opening on the Mediterranean Sea.
There are 2 restaurants that serve Mediterranean cuisine in addition to grilled meats, and provide a scenic view of the Mediterranean and the casino Monte Carlo. The bar at the hotel is never shut. There is a free bus service to 4 beautiful beaches in Monaco that have a tie up with this hotel.
The swimming pool at the top of the hotel has hot water facility and provides panoramic scenes of the sea. The hotel has a wellness center called William Stream Spa that provides many kinds of beauty and therapeutic treatments. Book Fairmont Monte Carlo online
Hôtel Columbus Monte Carlo (4 Star, Address: 23, Avenue Des Papalins 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 181 rooms)
Overlooking mountains, the rose garden called Princess Grace, and the Mediterranean Sea is the impressive looking structure of Hotel Columbus in Monte Carlo with luxurious rooms and suites. All rooms have attached bathrooms complete with a bath, robe, and a towel. The rooms that are air conditioned also have the facilities of large screen TV’s, CD players and small bar. As far as suites are concerned, they are not only spacious; they are elegantly decorated and have a terrace that offers view of the sea, large bathrooms and a sitting area.
For those fond of swimming, there is a swimming pool that has palm trees lined up outside it. For fitness freaks, there is a fitness studio inside the hotel. Every morning breakfast is served inside rooms for the guests with the brasserie making select French and Italian dishes. If they so desire, guests can have dinner inside the bar along with their cocktails. The hotel is just 1.5km away from Monaco Palace and one can reach Monaco Railway Station in just 10 minutes by a car. Nice Airport is also not far, being 29 km from the hotel. Book Hôtel Columbus Monte Carlo online
Le Méridien Beach Plaza (4 Star, Address: 22, Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 403 rooms)
In the backdrop of La Meridian Hotel are the Mediterranean and Monte Carlo. The hotel has not only a private beach but also swimming pools inside and outside. There are numerous restaurants and bars to add to the major attractions of this luxurious hotel. All rooms in this hotel are air conditioned and have the facility of flat TV’s that show cable channels. One can have food and drinks anytime of the day at various places including those that provide breathtaking scenic views.
There is an outdoor lounge having a bar alongside the private beach of the hotel. Lintempo restaurant of the hotel is famous for preparing dishes from the Mediterranean cuisine upon request from the customers. For fitness freaks, the fitness studio inside the hotel provides cardio training and the guests can also avail beauty treatments and sauna at the salon. Grimaldi Congress Centre is just a walking distance away from the hotel and Cote D’Azur Airport is merely 35 km from hotel Le Meridian Beach Plaza. Book Le Méridien Beach Plaza online
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort (4 Star, Address: 40, Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 334 rooms)
A sea front property, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel lies on Larvotto Peninsula and has huge gardens for the guests. The hotel has facilities like a casino and a spa spanning 900 square meters. Its major attraction is a lagoon where there are not only waterfalls but also hot tubs for the guests.
The hotel has rooms that are air conditioned and have large TV’s with flat screens and video games for entertainment. Each room has a terrace that provides view of the sea. Rooms in suites are very spacious and luxurious. There are options for guests in terms of cuisine as they can have an American, continental, or a buffet style breakfast. The chef is Marcel Ravin, a celebrity unto himself looking after restaurants out of which 2 are garden restaurants.
There are many activities to choose from for the guests. They can slug it out inside the gym, have their drinks near the pool or try hands at billiards. There is a spa offering beauty treatments for the guests.
Nice Airport is just 30 minutes drive from this hotel that has a private helipad to take guests to the airport in just 7 minutes. It takes just 8 minutes to reach Monaco Railway Station by car from this hotel where guests can even reach through a boat via a jetty. Book Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort online
Port Palace (4 Star, Address: Quai Des Etats Unis 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 50 rooms)
Situated near Port Hercule, this is a luxurious 5 Star hotel in Monaco. The distance from the station is just 1 km, and the major attractions include hammam and hot tub inside a spa. The guests in air conditioned rooms can avail additional facilities of a small bar and a flat screen TV with cable channels. These rooms have separate dressing rooms and attached bathrooms fitted with whirlpool bath, bathroom slippers, and a bath towel.
6th floor of the hotel has a restaurant that is known for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine that can be had sitting on the terrace that provides a scenic view of the marina in the backdrop. There is another bar called JFK with different types of cocktails and a stunning view in the backdrop.
For those fond of shopping, there are several shops inside the hotel and they can also shop in the market in Monaco. Nearby attractions are Monte Carlo casino and the Hilltop Palace. Parking is provided to guests and for those interested in remaining connected, the hotel has Wi-Fi all over the premises. Book Port Palace online
(3 Star, Address: 10, avenue Prince Pierre, 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 35 rooms)
This hotel in Monaco is famous for providing Wi-Fi access at all places inside the hotel and the facility of a minibar in the rooms. It is a 3 Star hotel that is very close to Princely Palace as well as Monte Carlo Casino. Guests in air conditioned rooms get large flat TV’s with satellite channels. Some rooms even have a separate sitting area. The attraction of the interior décor are large windows from ceiling to floor that provide abundant sunlight to the guests.
For those fond of god food, the pizzeria at the hotel serves delightful Italian dishes. There is a bar inside the hotel for guests fond of alcoholic beverages. In mornings, guests get to eat a buffet breakfast. Port Hercule is at a stone’s throw away from the hotel while the Monaca Railway Station is also close by. Book Ambassador-Monaco online
Miramar (3 Star, Address: 1, Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 11 rooms)
Do not miss out on the special offer that is being provided on the Double Room with views of the sea.
Close to Port Hercule, Miramar has attractions like a tor floor restaurant, a lounge bar, and some stunning views from its terraces. The hotel is very close to Monte Carlo casino which is another attraction. In all rooms that are air conditioned, guests get to enjoy LCD TV’s and access to internet on their devices as the entire hotel is Wi-Fi. Interiors of every room are lavish and provide scenic views of the port. Balcony is a part of some of the rooms.
One can have traditional cuisine inside the restaurant or he can choose to have it served at the terrace. For breakfast in mornings, continental cuisine is preferred. The hotel is very close to beaches and the railway station of Monaco is also at stone’s throw away. Book Miramar online
Novotel Monte Carlo (3 Star, Address: 16 Bld Princesse Charlotte, 98000 Monte Carlo, Capacity: 218 rooms)
The major attractions of this 3 star hotel that is close to the railway station are spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Le Rocher. Guest can enjoy an outdoor pool with hot waters. There is a hammam and a fitness centre for the fitness freaks.
All air conditioned rooms in this hotel allow guests to have hot coffee and tea through machines. These rooms are fitted with large TV’s that provide cable entertainment. The interiors are natural so that the rooms are airy and full of sunlight.
For snacks and meals, there are restaurant and a bar providing snacks that are located close to a garden. The restaurant, Les Grandes Ondes, is famous for not just its fine décor but also for its delicious cuisine. There is a café called Le Novotel café that provides entertainment through live music.
The hotel has additional features of a laundry, a souvenir shop, and a help desk for the guests. Businessmen get to enjoy a centre along with solarium.
The hotel is very close to Monte Carlo Casino and Port Hercule as both can be reached on foot. Book Novotel Monte Carlo online
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