Normally don't write bad reviews as I tend to let people make up their own mind however the Monte Carlo Beach Club was such a waste of time and money that I felt I needed to warn other visitors.
Living in the UAE I'm used to terrible service in most local and chain restaurants but that can be expected with the low prices you normally pay and therefore the low wages of the staff. Monte Carlo Beach Club is expensive even by UAE standards yet the quality of the drinks, service and atmosphere can in no way justify it.
First of all we were greeted at the entrance by someone who we presumed would find us a table but waved us through and after standing awkwardly for a couple minutes with everyone ignoring us we found a table outside. It took 10 minutes of trying to get someones attention to clear the table and get us a menu, another 15 minutes for them to take the order, 15 minutes of waiting before we enquired and found that the first waiter had forgotten to process the order so waited another 15 minutes for the drinks and then we had to walk up to the bar to ask and then pay the bill. The frustrating thing was that there were plenty of staff, they just seemed to be more interested in chatting to each then doing their jobs.
As for the atmosphere, we went there late afternoon as the sun was setting and instead of chilled out lounge music to suit the setting, they were playing some incredibly loud club music. Completely out of place and it meant that I couldn't hear my partner talk - normally not such a bad thing :)!
Altogether we paid $30 for a small wine and a bottle of beer and to be honest if everything else had been perfect then we wouldn't have minded and probably would have stayed for another round or two, however considering the place was terribly run and ruined by the poor choice of music then it just felt like a complete waste.
Avoid at all costs!!!
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