Fodor's Expert Review Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel

40 av. Princesse Grace, , 98000, Monaco

Perched on a 10-acre peninsula, with 75% of its rooms offering sea views, this highly acclaimed luxury resort—which immodestly bills itself as "a natural Eden reinvented"—seeks to evoke the Côte d'Azur's 1920s heyday with its neoclassical columns and arches, exotic gardens, lagoon swimming pool, casino, and concert hall. It might all seem just a little over the top, but there is no denying the spaciousness and comfort of the rooms, nor the appeal of the sandy-bottomed lagoon stretching out toward the sea. If the helipad and yacht mooring seem superfluous, then you probably don't belong here. There are four restaurants to choose from, the best of which is the Michelin-starred Blue Bay, where chef Marcel Ravin serves world cuisine in a hip contemporary setting. Massages are available at the award-winning Cinq Mondes spa.

PROS

  • ultraluxurious rooms, including sofas on balconies
  • tea, coffee, and magazines offered in rooms
  • never need to leave the hotel

CONS

  • late check-in (4 pm)
  • Wi-Fi in rooms costs extra

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sceney
Central
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 377-98–06–20–00

HOTEL DETAILS

293 rooms, 41 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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