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Fairmont Monte Carlo
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Monte-Carlo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stopped here for a Friday night at the spectacular rooftop pool bar on a summer September night. Views and pool were amazing and it looked like the kind of place where A lister hang out.
Problem was there was absolutely nobody there and we sat down wondering how this place could not have been discovered. It was so beautiful with wow factor a plenty.
After sitting for ages with no service, someone finally came over with a menu.
Having spent prolonged periods in expensive cities such as NYC, London, Miami, I am not surprised to see high prices at upscale bars such as this one.
This is the most expensive bar I have ever seen anywhere in the world.
A basic beer worked out to be around $30...for a beer! A basic cocktail was over $45!!!
Four basic pieces of sushi were over $75!!!
I have never seen prices like this anywhere in the world.
It was quickly obvious why the bar was completely empty on a summer Friday night and even factoring in affluent clientele, this place is outrageously and insultingly expensive.
We enjoyed the view for a while then left, refusing to be part of outright extortion.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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FMC98, Directeur général at Fairmont Monte Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.
I have taken notice of your comments concerning your experience at the poolside bar and I am very sorry to read that the service has not been in line with your expectations. I wish to apologize for this shortfall.

I would like to invite you to contact me directly, at your convenience, at Louis.starck@fairmont.com, so we can speak in further detail about your experience.

Sincerely,

Louis Starck
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location to stay in Monte Carlo. The staff is friendly and the hotel is above average. The room was very comfortable with great views of the famous Casino.
Great location but be prepared to walk a lot, yes that's the best way to move in Monte Carlo :)

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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FMC98, Directeur général at Fairmont Monte Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and you the beautiful views. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Monte Carlo in the near future..

Sincerely,
Louis Starck
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Monte Carlo is eye candy and the Fairmont is a cherry on top. Location is great, as is the food and services. There are spectacular views from the 'sea-facing' terrace rooms. Very much a luxury hotel.

Room Tip: Facing the sea is a must, unless you want to spend a fortune of money to sit on top of the Monaco Gr...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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FMC98, Directeur général at Fairmont Monte Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Your compliments are our greatest reward and we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the spectacular views from our Sea View rooms.

We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Monte Carlo in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,

Louis Starck
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Good comfort room & bed. Functional W.C. with good tub/shower and a slide door to separate toilet+bidet from the rest of w.c. so your partner could not complain with unpleasant smell!

Lobby bar is nice but sometime too noisy for discussions.

Good quality breakfast .

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
Thank Siraveth
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Somehow when you arrive in Monte Carlo you feel like James Bond did. I could see myself right at home in a silver Aston Martin DB5 bombing around the famous race track! The FaIrmont was my choice on this trip and my first visit to this hotel. It has an atmosphere about it and I am sure was on the TV show "Lifestyles of the rich and famous". My room did not overlook the sea but a rather nice interior garden. It was light and breezy, modern and well appointed. The bed was very, very comfortable. This hotel is situated right on the famous hairpin bend that those F1 race cars encounter every year. The FaIrmont oozes hospitality and luxury and my visit here was superb. The Grand Casino is situated right next door and I did the obvious, Vodka Martini shaken not stirred! Enjoy.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
Thank WilsonGD
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FMC98, Directeur général at Fairmont Monte Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor; your compliments are our greatest reward. We are proud that you enjoyed the famous Formula 1 Fairmont hairpin bend and we hope that it gave you a real feeling of the atmosphere during the race.
We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Monte Carlo in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,

Louis Starck
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed here again while attending a conference. Really lovely modern hotel. Check in was smooth and was given a room facing the sea. Room of adequate size with small balcony and lovely view of the clear Mediterranean Sea. Complimentary fruit basket and high speed internet access which was good. Everything in good condition.

Breakfast in the first 2 days was in the roof terrace which was very nice. Nice selection of hot and cold dishes. After this, the roof terrace closed for the winter and breakfast was in the lobby which was nice too although the egg station was no longer there.

Tried the roof top swimming pool which was heated and a nice place to relax in. Pool was a reasonable size for a swim. Comfortable lounges and cabanas.

Excellent conference venue and facilities.

Location is great. Exit from the 7th floor to the casino square or from the ground floor to the famous formula one hair pin bend, and a short walk uphill through a park garden to the town centre.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank UKJohn88
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FMC98, Directeur général at Fairmont Monte Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and to receive such positive comments. I am particularly happy to see that you enjoyed breakfast on the rooftop terrace, as well as the magnificent views of the sea and Monaco. We work hard on all of our facilities to ensure the best experience for our guests.

We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Monte Carlo in the future.
Sincerely,

Louis Starck

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great location, great accommodations, good prices. I need two hundred characters to submit this review. This is worse than texting even though most texters have just as little to say as I do here. This is worse than texting even though most texters have just as little to say as I do here.This is worse than texting even though most texters have just as little to say as I do here. This is worse than texting even though most texters have just as little to say as I do here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fairmont Monte Carlo

Address: 12 Avenue des Spelugues, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
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Location: Monaco > Monte-Carlo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#5 Business Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#7 Spa Hotel in Monte-Carlo
Price Range: $262 - $1,084 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Monte Carlo 4*
Number of rooms: 602
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is a unique four-star luxury convention resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Casino. It offers an unique view of the blue horizon, the famous Casino of Monte-Carlo and one of the best views on the Formula 1 circuit, the famous Fairmont hairpin.Spacious, comfortable with private terraces, its 602 rooms and suites decline perfectly the Riviera style.Fine dining at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo,amazing cuisine, mixing traditional Japanese dishes and South American spices and aromas; delicious and local Mediterranean cuisine at the Horizon-Deck, Restaurant & Champagne Bar, with breathtaking sea views; and non-stop service in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in front of the Mediterranean Sea at the Saphir 24, lounge & bar, open 24h/7d.Not to be missed, the award-winning 900 sqm Willow Stream Spa bathed by natural light, its ultra-modern Fitness Centre and its all year round heated pool between sea and sky. ... more   less 
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Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel Monte-Carlo
Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo
Fairmont Resort Monte Carlo
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