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Columbus Monte-Carlo
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Monte-Carlo
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Quiet hotel in picturesque location”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We've stayed in this hotel a few times and are always happy with the level of service. It's clean, modern and the restaurant food is very good quality. The breakfast is excellent and served in a lovely dining room with a terrace. The concierge staff are always very friendly and helpful. The only complaint is that wifi is not free! The Fontevielle area is beautiful and there are several good restaurants and a bar nearby in the port area.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Regular guest, many thanks for your kind appreciation and detailed report. This is very nice to hear and to forward to the staff. Just a precision : the standard Wifi access is free, you have to pay just if you need a high speed access for downloading heavy files. Kind regards. Claudine
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This hotel is very clean with large rooms and great staff. The heli pad is next door, so if you take the heli from Nice, no need for transfer. Walking distance to the Porte of Fonteville with a great view of the Prince's Palace and a beautiful harbor. The pool are is amazing and over looks the Med. The spa is wonderful with good services. The #6 bus stop is just down the hill, and will take you to the top of town by the casino, and the Port of Hercule, where the big yachts are. The bar's signature drink "the Grace" was delicious, and the restaurant had delicious food at good prices. The hotel is away from the hussle and bussle of downtown which was nice. Yet, you can easily get to the downtown area. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest, What can we say, this is just an ideal report with some interesting comments and information for our future visitors. That was very nice from you to forward your message and we thank you. Kind regards. C.
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here twice now with my husband for long weekend breaks. The hotel is very modern and the bar and rooms comfortable and stylish. Near helipad pad which is the easiest way to arrive from Nice. Not necessarily nearest to the casino etc, but we never find it difficult to get around as the bus stop is across the road and taxis are plentiful. Both myself and my husband love this boutique hotel and are planning a return visit in september this year. Mini bar expensive (but this is monte-carlo and breakfast lovely.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear regular guest, many thanks for such a nice and detailed report. We are pleased to hear you enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. As we can see, you make the most of your breaks in Monaco. Kind regards. Claudine
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Woerden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed at the Columbus hotel for 2 nights on a business trip. I arrived late and the restaurant was almost closed but they had no problem staying open a little bit longer which was very positive. The food was good as well and the staff was friendly.

The rooms are OK but not exceptional, which is what you expect in this price range. I had a room with a balcony and a nice view over the sea so nothing wrong with that.

The breakfast was OK but a little bit below my expactation for this type of hotel and less than the competition in the neighborhood (Marriot). I specifically brought swimming clothing with me and I was very dissapointed to find out that the swimming pool was closed until the next week. This was not indicated on the website and I think they should have as the pool was very much promoted on their website.

Summary: overall a good hotel that I under normal circumstance would have given 4 stars, but given the expactations raised by the website and the high price tag (even taken Monaco price levels into account) I had expected a little bit more.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest, many thanks for your informative report and detailed comments. The outdoor swimming pool is opened from May to October, but according to the weather conditions and we must say that until now the spring has been really unpredictable and quite chilly. The pool indeed opens today May 13th with an outside temperature of 21 degrees. Kind regards.
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here with my wife - and my in-laws in their own room - before a cruise. This hotel came as part of our cruise package. The rooms are comfortable, the hotel lobby and restaurant are chic, and the location is beautiful (across from the rose garden). I believe under regular circumstances this would have been a good hotel. However, they were clearly overwhelmed by the volume of 1 night stays (many others were also staying as part of the cruise line package). The staff were friendly and helpful, but clearly not able to keep up with the volume of reservations and luggage. I would consider returning, but would definitely look at other options first.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are definitely worth the money.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest, we thank you for your report. Your stay was in August 2012 and since then, we have welcomed more cruises and we have been able to amend our organisation and staff so that now the arrival and departure of such a group is done more efficiently and smoothly. With kind regards. Claudine
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just spent 3 days at Hotel Columbus and were pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reports on here. To be honest we would struggle to fault it. The staff were always friendly and helpful, the public areas and our room were spotless and modern. We even had dinner one night on the terrace and that was excellent too. Yes the helicopters can be heard but we didnt find them intrusive. We always walked to the main areas of town and it takes about 30 minutes to the casino, but the number 6 bus stops 2 mins from the hotel and takes you there if you don't fancy the walk. Also the 110 bus from Nice airport stops very, very close by and so makes a cheap alternative to a taxi. I think it was 30€ euro return per person. Thoroughly recommended if you don't mind being a short walk from the main drag.
One issue that I have to agree with is the shuttle service... You cant book it, it doesn't have a schedule, and whenever we asked about using it was never available, so dont bank on being able to use it :-))

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest, It was a very detailed and interesting report and we thank you for giving so many information to our future visitors. We are sorry you have not been to take advantage of the shuttle bus and we shall try to have a more reliable service, especially during the summer when the clientele needs to be driven around. Kind regards. C.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Consistently high quality hotel, great for short business trips, not particularly central but prime position for the helipad! Practically on the French border, if you want to be near the casinos, this is the wrong end. If you want to be super accessible for transport, this is ideal.

Breakfast is great - good coffee, nice range of food (albeit some odd sausage variants) - and the rooms (though a little small at times) are immaculate and well stocked. The beds are super comfortable, and every time I've stayed (four times now) the balcony has been great for eating-in or working.

Decent wi-fi, too!

The decor is uninspired, darkly lit but also completely suitable for high turnover business trips. The lobby inevitably ends up as a de facto working location, set up on the 1st floor, with bar and restaurant merging.

Staff are friendly and highly professional. There is a pool (which looks lovely, though I've never had the chance to use it), and this hotel would be fine for kids, albeit not child focused. Last time I went there was an influx of professional soccer players - the football stadium is very close though you barely notice it.

All in all, recommended. Beware some of the minibar prices (€10 for a pack of gummy bears? Ditto for small bottles of water), but don't skip the breakfast - on the veranda it is a lovely start to the day in Monaco.

Room Tip: Don't skip the breakfast, beware the minibar prices! Also, there is a small Carrefour supermarke...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Clementine58, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Monte-Carlo, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Guest, many thanks for your detailed report about our hotel, we are very pleased to hear you like the Columbus and found the same level of service on your different stays. This is very important to us as the consistency in quality level needs a constant attention to details and staff management, and we are very proud to say that our guests do appreciate the staff attitude and level of services at Columbus. Kind regards. C.
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Property: Columbus Monte-Carlo
Address: 23 Avenue des Papalins, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Location: Monaco > Monte-Carlo
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#2 Green Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#9 Family Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#9 Business Hotel in Monte-Carlo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Columbus Monte-Carlo 3*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the Rosegarden dedicated to Princess Grace, close to the heliport with easy access to the Old town and the Casino square the Columbus offers 181 rooms including 53 Classic and 100 Deluxes with balcony or terrace - 14 Juniors Suites & 13 Suites Seaview - 1 Top Floor Apartment - Soundproofed and individually controlled air conditioning - Flat Screen TV- international channels Free High speed Wifi access both in rooms and public areas. Parking spaces under the hotel with valet service. Conciergerie - free shuttle bus within Monaco. ... more   less 
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