The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a unique four-star resort property located in the heart of Monte Carlo. The Fairmont has over 600 rooms and was built on land claimed from the sea. This design and location make for a property that is contemporary, yet traditional.
Fairmont Monte Carlo is a green/sustainable hotel with an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and a fitness facility. The onsite spa, Willow Stream Spa, offers eleven massage and treatment rooms and beauty services.
Business amenities include a business center and sixteen meeting rooms for small groups.
Fairmont Monte Carlo has three restaurants, featuring a daily buffet breakfast (surcharge), a bar/lounge and a poolside bar Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel has an onsite casino. Access to banking is provided. The hotel welcomes pets. his is a smoke-free property (fines may apply for violations).
Rooms are nicely appointed. Our room had a tub/shower combination instead of a separate tub and shower, which I expected at a Fairmont property. Amenities featured in guestrooms include balconies, minibars, and CD players. Guestrooms have satellite television with premium TV channels and pay movies. Bathrooms feature bathroom phones, bathrobes and slippers.
There is a display of beautiful expensive cars in front of the property.
Transportation can be an issue. We opted for a private car from the Nice airport to the hotel, which was a good idea. The ship was within walking distance from the hotel, but since we had luggage, we opted for a taxi. It took more than 30 minutes to get one. (Ship photo on right taken from the Fairmont Monte Carlo.)
Well-maintained and well-situated, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is a good choice for cruises or travelers on land based vacations. One full touring day is adequate for those lacking deep pockets for world class shopping or gaming.
Written by Linda Allen