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 feel right at home. They have a very friendly staff here, and outstanding breakfasts, but you may not make it to the restaurant because the Winter Garden and the breathtaking dome are but a few of many such distractions here.
Just like at the Hotel de Paris, you may walk down the underground tunnel to the spa center Thermes Marins – where a swimming pool with sea water, a sauna, a gym, and a fitness center, and a variety of body treatments await you, as well as the Prince’s spouse, if you get lucky. A wonderful swimmer, she quite often comes here for a swim and does not mind occasional rambunctious children, though the Thermes are generally known for their peace and quietude, so you will have to keep an eye on the kids.
Why one should choose Hermitage – everyone in the hotel knows and likes their guests, and sincerely tries to fulfill all the requests. Well, and how about a box of Laduree macaroons prepared for your arrival in the suite, and special sets with T-shirts for children if you are travelling with kids – the Hermitage Hotel is a stellar choice for couples and families with children. The traditional luxurious brands are waiting for you across the street – Chanel, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Dior, Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton – and yes, all of them deliver your purchases to your hotel.
One of the downsides of the Hermitage is probably not a very spacey and not the coziest lobby-bar; you would be better off taking a walk to the Bar Americain in the Hotel de Paris or going upstairs to the local Crystal Bar.
If you stop in the de Paris or Hermitage in the summer, you will be able to take advantage of the most prestigious private beach in Monaco, and the services of the other hotel of the network – the Monte Carlo Beach – special minibuses will take you to and from the hotel.
Phone: + 377 98 06 40 00
Booking and reviews: http://www.booking.com/hotel/mc/ha-tel-hermitage.en.html
Price: 600 euro + in peak season