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“Best value in town! Excellent stay!”
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Port Palace Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Monte-Carlo
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Port Palace is the place to stay in Monte Carlo, if you’re budget conscious like me. I think it’s definitely the best value in Monaco, if there is such a thing there…and relatively speaking of course.

I mean you can definitely go spend around your thousand euros for one of the casino square hotels or the Hermitage and so on and so on….(there’s never a lack of ways to spend your money in Monaco, that’s for sure)…but seriously, that is totally unnecessary unless you need to lavish/impress a date with that sort of thing, or have so much money you get drop the few thousand euros without a second thought (but I guess you wouldn’t be on tripadvisor then and not be reading this review!)

Anyway, all that is totally unnecessary because Port Palace is relatively affordable and, because Monte Carlo is so small, you’re a 5 to 8 minute walk to casino square (up a little bit of a slope). Port Palace is on the harbor, and any rooms higher than 3rd floor, you have a lovely view of all the yachts. The rooms are nice and big, bathrooms had a Jacuzzi and a separate shower, and everything was nicely appointed.

All in all, the stay at Port Palace was great!

Tips For Cheapskates:
The best thing for a frugal dude like me was: there’s a supermarket (a chain called Supermarche Casino) only about 5 minutes walking so you can get groceries, bottled water and soda for way cheaper than elsewhere. It is located along the harbor on the street/boulevard Albert 1er. From the hotel, you walk in the direction away from the casino square, and make a left on Albert 1er, and after a few blocks you’ll see it on the corner.

Room Tip: Try getting a room 3rd floor or above...it improves the view since there are trees that are across t...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed for two nights on a driving trip around Europe. What a good choice of hotel. The room was very big, nicely decorated, big bathroom. Great views of the harbour. You can walk to all the sights. Valet parking a little expensive at €30 per night, but we expected this being in Monaco. The staff were very polite. Nice touch was the evening turn-down of the room, leaving a chocolate and tomorrows forecast. Breakfast was ok, €22 per person maybe a little high for what is available, but again it's in Monaco. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed here in May 2012 but only for one night! Wish we could've stayed longer. The hotel was beautiful, the city was beautiful, the cars were beautiful and the people were beautiful! I'm already looking at returning to this hotel I liked it so much!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

the service is very good, the location is great, between the main attractions (palace of the prince of Monaco and the casino)

the room is very clean, bed is very comfortable, TV is wide enough, big variety of TV channels and nice view from the room

the staff are very supportive and friendly

note: they have note on the room table that if you order anything from out they will charge approx 20 Euro per person but you can order via the hotel and they will take service charge approx 10 Euro for every order

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Stayed at the above hotel recently - lovely rooms - views fab - lovely roof top terrace - great for lunch or a cocktail ! Only downside we found where the breakfasts were expensive for what was on offer - very limited and previusly you had a buffet and a menu for different options ie eggs benedict etc but this has now gone and its just a buffet. Staff were all very helpful and friendly though and the view is worth it ! Rooms were a pricey but it was the tennis tournament also so everywhere was expensive

Room Tip: Rooms on 1st floor smaller than rooms above.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I was working in Cannes for a week and my wife flew out to meet me for the weekend. We got the train to Monaco and checked into the Port Palace Hotel. It is in an absolutely perfect location overlooking the harbour. The rooms are huge and full of all the extra luxuries you could want for - even down to slippers! The bathroom was amazing with a jacuzzi bath, large walk in shower and more than enough good quality toiletries. The view from our window was stunning. We took breakfast in our room so we could just admire the spectacular view. The breakfast by the way was quite expensive - but absolutely delicious, well worth the money. I would whole heatedly recommend this as a place to take your partner if you want to impress.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This hotel really has the best location. it's as close to the harbour as you can get. It is really central and the harbour views from the top floor restaurant terrace are just beautiful. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace just watching the yachts in the harbour, under the beautiful blue sky. Probably the most relaxing breakfast ever.
The breakfast itself is an excellent buffet with eveything you could want...(scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, fried potatoes, salmon, croissants, cookies, cereals, various pastries, youghurt, fruit and fruit juice......except tea..they do have tea but it's just not like you'd make yourself. stick to the coffee! Tip- Watch out for the huge seagulls, they'll skid in to land on the glass tables and have your breakfast if you turn your back for a second. Don't leave it unguarded and go back into the restaurant to get joice or coffee. They are very greedy..and very fast!
The staff are all really friendly and helpful and all speak English..
Th breakfast was included in our room price but if you book room only I think it is about 22 euros.
We did not have dinner at the hotel but we did have a few drinks when returning from a evening out. A glass of wine was 10 Euros and beer 6-7 euros. This is pretty avearge for Monaco though. It did not appear that the hotel prices were any more expensive.
We stayed in a superior harbour view room. This was on the 1st floor. All of the rooms look out onto the harbour. We had a great view of the yachts from our bed. The bed by the way, was huge. There is a turn down serice every evening and on our return we found 2 truffles and a weather report for the following day. We visited over easter, and on our last night we found a little bag of chocolate easter eggs (from the chocolate shop in Monaco Ville) with our weather report. What a nice touch.The rooms are very well kept, clean and airy. The shower is brilliant we had a jacuzzi bath too and plenty of fresh towels and a hairdryer.
There is a mini bar in the room and room serive is available. We did not try either as we were out exploring the area most of the time. The hotel does have a rule whereby they will not allow food or drink to to be bought into the hotel/rooms. They will order you something in (Pizza etc) if you want and then serve it to you. I believe thay charge 9.50 per person. Alternatively they bill you, I think 20 euros, if you bring in food yourself. It's not a secret though, they leave a clear note of this rule in the room. Fair enough.
You can walk all over the Monte Carlo / Monaco Ville area from here. The casino is 5 min walk, the palace and Monaco Ville are on the opposite side of the harbour, high up in the hills. It takes about 20 mins to walk there or there are regular buses which cos 1 euro and take about 5 mins. If you prefer the bus or are not so mobile you can get a day ticket for the bus for 3 euros. There is plenty to see in Monaco, it is all walkable and feels very clean and safe. It's excellent for people watching and Ferrari spotting. We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at the Port Palce. it was a great base. Just a few extra notes I hope will be helpful. The bus 110 goes to and from Nice airport.(19 Euros per person each way).
We had a good pizza and a beer down in the Metropole area (13 Euro pizza, 6 beer).
If you fancy a quick bite, are on a budget (or with kids), need a quick (cheap) coke or a wee..there is a McDonalds by the Fairmont Hotel and also one at Fonteville. There is an excellent French restaurant at Monaco -ville, run by a lovely couple. It is called La Montgolfier. We had a lovely 3 course meal with a bottle of Chablis , and some unexpected amuse-bouche for 127 euros. It is a small intimate place with a ,lovely atmosphere, great service and gorgeous food. We would definitely stay at Port Palace again and Eat at La Montgolfier.

Room Tip: Have breakfast on the roof top terrace!
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 Avenue JF Kennedy, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Location: Monaco > Monte-Carlo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#5 Spa Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#7 Business Hotel in Monte-Carlo
#8 Family Hotel in Monte-Carlo
Price Range: $247 - $796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Port Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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