I enjoyed my stay here though due to a heavy work schedule I was not able to enjoy all the excellent facilities, which was a shame.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, from the "Voiturier" on arrival who quickly took charge of my car and bags, to the receptionist, concierge and service staff.
My room was clean and a good size on the side overlooking the large pool, harbour and the Med. There was a slight smell of smoke on entering the room, and I thought I'd asked for a non smoking room, but I could be mistaken, however, as I could leave the terrace door open (I enjoy fresh air over aircon air) it was not noticeable after a short while.
My major criticism however was breakfast. €36 for the buffet at which the bacon and sausage was cold, the cold cuts tasted of rubber (the ham tasted of nothing at all!) and the juices came from packets. At least the bread and butter was good!
Next up, I find €46 a night for parking to be exorbitant. I know it's Monaco but it's more than I paid at the Hermitage and that's a real 5 star.
Finally, internet wifi. Notwithstanding my opinion this should be included free of charge in all hotels, €18 for 24 hours, though I doubt my actual use, spread over the day, amounted to much more than 3 hours, is nothing short of highway robbery. To compound matters, if I wanted wifi on my phone as well, I'd have had to pay another €18. Thank goodness my iPad and phone have hotspot ability.
If wifi was included and breakfast was more reasonable, I'd give the hotel 4 stars. This is the reason I can only give it 3.
All in all I'd not stay again for business use, due to internet not included, but would take my family there as the kids would enjoy it, but only if I did not need to go online!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of Monte-Carlo, Le Méridien Beach Plaza is the only hotel with a private beach with direct access in Monaco. Le Méridien Beach Plaza offers limitless possibilities to explore the city of Monaco. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel Monte-Carlo
- Meridien Monte Carlo
- Le Meridien Monte-Carlo
- Monte-Carlo Le Meridien