Designed to look like a cruise ship berthed at Monte Carlo’s exquisite harbor, Fairmont Monte Carlo is truly a playground for the have yachts.

But it is also a playground for the have nots. Or those who can only dream of owning a yacht. Monaco itself synonymous with luxury and prestige. It is a place where the world’s elite, the rich and the famous gather and frolic. The city-state is also home to some of the world’s most celebrated events including the Formula One Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show.

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a luxury resort hotel in Monaco


The best of its project by far, the Monaco shipyards is said to have delivered one of their most beautiful creations with the presentation of its stunning 45-million-euro refurbishment of the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel. Located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Casino, Fairmont Monte Carlo offers unparalleled views of the French Riviera. Guests are given the opportunity to imagine what it’s like to enjoy a dazzling cruise through all the pleasures of the Mediterranean aboard the boat-shaped four-star luxury convention resort soaked in opulence.

 Rooms at the Fairmont Monte Carlo are equipped with windows reminiscent of a ship to make them feel they are aboard a cruise ship. The entire hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi and is dubbed one of the largest in Europe. It boasts 602 guest rooms, residences and suites, three restaurants, a bar, 18 meeting rooms, shopping arcade, in-house casino, and a unique wellness facility with a very luxurious spa. The Fairmont Spa lets guests relax, unwind and rejuvenate. There is also a Fitness Centre and rooftop pool, which offers all guests the opportunity to enjoy a top-notch workout facility while enjoying views of the Riviera. Fairmont Monte Carlo is truly a one-stop holiday destination where everything is provided combined with stellar service.
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It might come as a big surprise but some guests at Fairmont Monte Carlo actually pay to upgrade to a room overlooking a road. But then again it’s not just any ordinary road, it’s actually the hairpin from the F1 circuit. Guests can sit on their balconies while watching luxury marques or automobiles weaving in and out of the hairpin road. They get to enjoy this privilege right from the privacy of their room or balcony. So smooth.
They also get to enjoy awesome views from their immaculately clean rooms. The view from the terrace pool is also equally stunning. Even in the month of February guests are still able to sit up and enjoy the pool. Rooms are in excellent conditions although some can do an upgrade. Turndown service is also provided. Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel is perfect for both business travelers, family and leisure travelers.

Fairmont Monte Carlo is within five minutes of the Casino and the Café de Paris. It is  only 10 minutes from Monte-Carlo Sporting (on foot). It truly is in a good location and enjoys a jaw-dropping view of the sea. Fairmont Monte Carlo is also close to the Grimaldi Forum and the Buddha Bar. If possible, try and catch the helicopter from Nice into Monaco, this is the best if not the grandest way to arrive.

Once at the hotel, you are greeted by very polite staffs and shown to your room right away. A ‘Riviera suite’ has a lovely view over the Mediterranean Sea and is equipped with balconies to enjoy the sunshine all day long. There is an inviting swimming pool on the roof that is heated. It is also the perfect spot for a good sunbathing and luxuriating experience.The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a luxury resort hotel in Monaco

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a luxury resort hotel in Monaco

The fitness center at Fairmont Monte Carlo is the ideal place for working out across the Riviera. There is a High-tech ‘Technogym’ equipment with reduced energy consumption and easily recyclable material. A special room for aerobic, stretch and yoga classes are also available. Experienced sports coaches provide personalized courses at the hotel’s hammam and sauna. The Fitness Center at Fairmont Monte Carlo runs from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm.The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a luxury resort hotel in Monaco

Offering a stunning location, excellent service, tastefully appointed rooms and suites, an array of dining outlets, Fairmont Monte Carlo is truly one of the few gems of Monaco. It truly is worth a peek if not a visit.

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Fairmont Monte Carlo: A playground for the have yachts