I have been going to Monte Carlo for a conference every year since 2005 and usually stay in one of the big 5* hotels on the seafront, but this year everywhere was fully booked so we ended up staying at Le Roquebrune. When we first walked in I thought it was a little antiquated and nothing like the standard of hotels we usually stay in - however by the time I left I had completely changed my mind and found this to be one of the nicest and most enjoyable places I have ever stayed in during my business trips to Monaco. The woman who runs it along with her sister is one of the sweetest and most helpful hotel owners I have ever encountered and the family history of this quaint little hotel gives it character and charm. On arrival she asked us if we wanted to eat and told us what she could make for us rather than offering us menus which I really enjoyed. The food was delicious, homemade and unpretentious and the service was impeccable. Our rooms were clean and spacious and each had a little balcony nestled into the cliff side, overlooking the bay with stunning views. It was the kind of place I would love to just sit with a book and relax for a couple of days. The owner could not have been more accommodating and charming and her stories of the days when her father and mother ran Le Roquebrune as a restaurant were lovely to hear. She clearly took real pride in the place and in offering her guests the best service possible - something that often gets lost at some of the larger and more pretentious hotels I have stayed in in this region. She also told us where we could get a bus back to the airport (saving us the 100 euro cab ride we paid to get there!) For just 1 Euro we travelled all the way along the coast to Nice taking in the stunning views of the French Riviera. This is something I have never done and made the end of what was a fly in fly out business trip highly enjoyable. Next time I go I would book this as a first choice rather than as somewhere I chose simply because I could not find anything else. I could not recommend it more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Faw minutes away from the heart of Monte-Carlo and Menton,you will be warmly welcome on the coastal cornice along the sea front to Italy, you will be warmly welcomed at Le Roquebrune.Patricia and Marine offer in their hôtel of 6 six charming rooms, includind one little suite for handicapped.Each room is air conditioned has its own terrace like a balcony overhanging the mediterraneen sea. Each room has a parking place reserved. ... more less
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