I love this legendary, iconic hotel and intend to return. However, everything in this gorgeous palace is sadly a constant battle with deceptive, scammy front desk people who don't deserve to work there.
On checkin, be prepared to fight for a room within the class that you paid for. We paid for an "ocean view" suite, and found barely a sliver of the sea visible. The suite was amazing, but we wanted to see the ocean. After tiresome argument with the front desk, they moved us.
The replacement suite was not actually a suite, just a larger room, but had the ocean view. So we never actually got an "ocean view suite", but accepted the beauty and view of the replacement room.
On checkin, they charged our card 10,000 Euros, including a daily fee for expected incidentals per person of approximately 160 Euros. That worked out to 3000 Euros extra on checkin. I am used to being charged the correct amount on checkout, and not have a payment to contend with on checkin, particularly one much higher than the charge we expected to pay. Perhaps this is because they are used to customers skipping bills, but we would not have done so, and it's unpleasant and uncustomary to contend with.
Normally these events would be disregarded given the luxury and beauty of the location, and interesting people who patronize the principality, but the SBM hotels seem to be systematically aggressive, pervasively abusive, and it's just part of their business model. All I can assume is that the principality and its hotels are being run to maximize monetary yield at the ultimate expense of a pleasant experience.
Thus my trips to Monaco are merely every other year and not annually, and I prepare to fight before I even arrive. Maybe I should reconsider coming after all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the very heart of Monte-Carlo on the famous Place du Casino, the Hôtel de Paris is a real “Address” !A simple flight of stairs leads from the Place du Casino to the majestic lobby of the Hôtel de Paris. Low relief sculptures, marble colonnades and cristal chandeliers entice you to absorb the fascinating solemnity of this magical, memorable and sumptuous setting. The privileged quality of its location, just a few steps from the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, means that guests have front-row seats to watch the sparkling life of Monaco and unforgettable sunsets over the sea. The Hôtel de Paris also offers direct access to Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, its Spa of 6,600 m2. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Paris Hotel
- Hotel De Paris Monte Carlo
- De Paris Monte Carlo
- Hotel Du Paris