Like a luxury cruise liner jutting-out into the sea, the glass-fronted Fairmont Monte-Carlo is an island of beauty and fun in the middle of it all. The famed Fairmont is in a privileged location, right at the base of the Place du Casino and directly on the bay. Visitors are put in the prime location to take-in all that the principality has to offer – making the most of their visit.
Fairmont, globally, is known for their distinct and high level of service and operation, something guests have grown to count on while traveling. The Fairmont Monte-Carlo is no different. Of course it offers this packaged with an ever-so-enticing Monégasque flair, which is a good thing. You can feel, from the moment of arrival, that the Fairmont has thought through everything and that you are their main priority here.
The lobby of the hotel is large and impressive – a reception and concierge desk greeting you upon check-in and a casino calling your name towards the rear of the space. Any time of the day you can try your luck in the casino and, if you win, upgrade yourself to one of the hotel’s impressive suites with commanding views of the blue sea.
Rooms at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo are large and comfortable – each one of the 602 offered were recently refurbished in a multi-million dollar project. They house everything you need for an enjoyable stay, including Le Labo bath amenities, ample closets, wonderful entertainment and cozy beds. Bottles of Badoit and Evian greet you with a box of chocolate upon arrival – a nice touch.
The Fairmont really is a haven unto itself for guests to enjoy. The two restaurants including my favorite, the rooftop “Horizon Deck”, offer incomparable cuisine influenced by the region and the sea with, of course, spectacular views from the top of the property. The Willow Stream Spa is a place for you to unwind and take-in countless services ranging from massage to facials. During summer months, Nikki Beach has an outpost at the pool – turning the Fairmont into an evening hot spot. Why not dine at Nobu on site and then enjoy a glass of champagne by the pool – a priceless experience.
The Fairmont Monte-Carlo is unique. For such a large property, you are offered an incredibly intimate experience, which is not usual in hotels of this size. Somehow, their formula works and you find that you don’t need anything else to be content. I recommend a stay here because, in the end, Monte-Carlo is about enjoying the best. You just can’t get much better.