The last/first time I drove (alone) to Monte Carlo 10 years ago I could barely afford to park the hire car, have a beer at the Cafe de Paris and watch the passing parade. So to return in a swanky hired Merc and check-in to the Hotel de Paris for a night was very rewarding.
It was my wife’s birthday and the lovely young lady on reception was quick to offer a free upgrade to an Exclusive Room with a view over the sea and harbour. After seeing the room and the look on my wifes face, we were quickly negotiating an extension to a six night stay. Don't be afraid to negotiate!
Once you accept the fact that it is not cheap, but no worse in comparison to any 5 star hotel in the world and I have now been around a few times, you can settle into the atmosphere.
When we stayed, the Monaco Yacht Show was on, this attracted some of the worlds "Uber" rich to the hotel for functions and made the hotel busy and vibrant.
The staff were always friendly (except for one surly concierge) and more than happy to help with any questions. The Thermes Marins was a great place to spend a day in the sun. Catching the door to door shuttle down to the Beach Club was easier than getting out the car and parking at the other end. We had a great lunch there and sunned ourselves for the day.
We did not eat dinner in the hotel as we could not get a booking on the nights we wanted. Feedback form other guests we met was it was worth reasearching and booking in advance. The breakfast in the Cote Jardin was very nice, the star being the hotel baked Lemon Brioche, just amazing! The Bar Americain was a great spot to have a pre/post dinner drink/cocktail.
If you love cars and don't normally see Veyrons, Zonda S's and Sterling Moss McClarens (Ferraris are just common) floating around your neighbourhood then this is a car lovers heaven. I hired a Ferrari F450 to pick me up at the hotel one afternoon and then let me drive up the winding hill to Eze at speeds not normally tolerated elsewhere, just about the most fun you can have with your trousers on!
Even though Monaco's veneer of wealth and elegance was a little thin, at the end of the day we had a great time and we were sorry to have to leave.
- 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