The Hermitage Hotel – an architectural landmark in the very heart of Monte-Carlo
The Monte-Carlo Hermitage Hotel is a majestic Belle Époque palace right in the heart of the Principality. Tourists and locals alike have truly grown to love this historic building thanks to its intimate and cosy atmosphere, elegant interior and superb location.
An architectural landmark
Architect Nicolas Marquet was commissioned to design this luxurious building in the late 19th century. At that time, the hotel was owned by the Englishman Vincent Benoit, who was also running The Princes restaurant in London.
On top of its luxurious rooms and large reception halls, the hotel offers an intimate conservatory. Its incredible glass and steel dome was designed by the legendary Gustave Eiffel.
Behind the Hermitage grand façade, there is an Italian-style loggia, with unique historical frescoes and stucco work. Its sumptuous architecture and decor have invariably stunned Monaco visitors, making the Hermitage one of the Principality’s most popular hotels.
In 1928, the Hermitage became part of the SBM Group. Since then, the Monegasque managing company has undertaken quite a few renovation projects, the most significant of which dates back to the 1970s. That’s when the hotel’s decor, woodwork and frescoes underwent a considerable make-over. Following the renovation, the Hermitage Hotel was listed an architectural landmark and awarded the Renaissance Trophy.
The Hermitage is a three-minute walk from Casino Square and fashionable One-Monte Carlo. It is a great choice for both couples and families with children. In its totally private setting, the guests may stroll through its winter garden, enjoy tea and signature desserts at the Limùn lobby bar or have a relaxing Jacuzzi evening on the terrace of their suite.
The hotel has 278 rooms, including 54 junior and 12 exclusive Monte-Carlo Diamond Suites.
The exquisite Diamond Suite penthouse is located under the roof, at the top of the Excelsior wing. With its 361 m² surface, it boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 reception halls, 3 bathrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 1 children’s playroom. Its 2 terraces offer a panoramic view over Monaco harbour, the Mediterranean and the Alps.
In addition, 8 meeting rooms are available for business and official meetings. The Belle Epoque hall is particularly popular with gala organisers. Its majestic ceiling was painted by the famous French artist Gabriel Ferrier. The pink marble columns, crystal chandeliers and rich decor are reminiscent of Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon in Versailles. This is the venue for world-famous gala receptions and auctions like the Hermitage Fine Art and Artcurial Monaco Auction Week. In 2022 the Belle Epoque hall hosted the famous Princes’ and Princesses’ Ball.
Once you cross to Princess Alice Avenue, plunge yourself into a fashionable universe of famous luxury brands: Chanel, Celine, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Dior, Fendi, Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton.
The guests of the Hermitage Hotel, which is part of the SBM Group, enjoy free access to the private Monte-Carlo beach, Casino and Thermes Marins Fitness Complex. The underground path takes you to the Thermes Marins Spa Center with its saltwater pool, sauna, gym and a variety of treatments and massages.
Yannick Alleno renowned for his masterful dishes has been a reference in the world of gastronomy for quite a few years. The restaurant’s talented chef has specially developed a seasonal menu for his guests.
In 2021, the new Pavyllon Monte-Carlo gastronomic space (1 Michelin star) was opened on the former Vistamar terrace. Trimmed with citrus and olive trees, it offers stunning panoramas of the Princely Palace and the port of Hercule.
If you want to have a starter, head to the Crystal bar. Original cocktails and exclusive champagne are guaranteed.
Rates start from €372, depending on the season.
Address: Sq. Beaumarchais, 98000 Monaco, Monaco
Tel: +377 98 06 40 00