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The review of Monaco’s playgrounds


There are several beautiful playgrounds spread around different parts of Monaco, and knowing their locations will be useful for both the guests and the locals. Some playgrounds can be compatible with promenades for adults, so you might be able to enjoy the entire joy of happy parenthood being left in peace while your offsprings are playing on the slides accompanied …

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Metropole Hotel: exquisite hotel for those who understand

metropole hotel monaco метрополь отель монако

A five-star hotel in Monaco, the Metropole Hotel is located only a hundred meters away from the Casino, but sometimes it can be difficult to find, just like the namesake trade centre next to it. Look for an artistic arch and a door keeper at the entrance, walk down the cobble stones towards the revolving door, – and you will …

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Port Palace****: the hotel in the center


The Port Palace Monaco is a small private hotel, that positions itself as a boutique hotel. It is located in a perfect spot in the very center of Monaco between the Port Hercules and the Casino – downhill from the hotel one can get straight to the yachts parked at the port or enjoy their sight from the window of …

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Columbus Hotel and Marriott***: for business travelers


THE COLUMBUS HOTEL AND THE MARRIOTT*** – FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS, AT THE QUIET OUTSKIRT OF THE PRINCIPALITY If you take a look at the map of Monaco with the Monte-Carlo area & the Casino in the center, these two hotels are located at the outskirt of the Principality on the left side. Notably, the Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco, …

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Novotel Monte-Carlo 3***: business style for reasonable price


The Novotel Monte-Carlo offers travelers a comfort of a three-star business hotel. It is a typical choice for employees of different companies who stop by here, when they arrive for the conferences and seminars in Monaco; and the hotel offers the conference rooms well equipped for such events. Don’t hold high expectations for the rooms, but the staff is friendly, …

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The Fairmont Hotel 4****: a good hotel, a big hotel

fairmont hotel

The Fairmont hotel in Monaco is located walking distance away from the Casino right on the Formula 1 track. Monaco Grand Prix days come, and the price of the suites with the windows facing the race rise incredibly… The Fairmont evokes mixed feeling and somehow reminds of Las Vegas – life humming in the local casino right from the hotel’s …

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The Hermitage Hotel: exquisite & cosy


The Hermitage Hotel Monte-Carlo is located only 200 meters away from the Casino Square, but thanks to the tall shady trees you feel like you are not in the center anymore, and the tourists do not walk here in their noisy organized groups. Built in the end of the nineteenth century, this Belle Époque-style building seems intimate and makes you …

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The Hotel de Paris: rich – expensive – highest-ranked

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

There is no doubt that the Hotel de Paris wins the prize in the category of ‘rich & expensive’. Located in the very heart of the Principality, with its façade facing the square in front of the famous Casino, café de Paris, the neat rows of the most fully-loaded cars which the skillful valets park so that everyone could see …

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The place in the sun: a beach time in Larvotto, Monaco


Many tourists associate the Principality exclusively with its nightlife, with the Casino, or just as well with the high-heel shopping races in the local boutiques. Nevertheless, the locals consider Larvotto Beach and its numerous restaurants to be a real magnet attracting residents and tourists for the better half of the year – from the end of April to October. Do …

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The highly subjective rating of Larvotto beach restaurants

beach rating

In my personal, and hence a very biased rating, La Note Bleue holds the first place among all eating & sun-bathing places at Monaco’s main and only Larvotto beach area. This place is equally good for a weekend in high season, or a stop by on a fresh rainy night when my son plays rugby around the corner, and only …

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