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Is There A Four Seasons In Monte Carlo, Monaco?


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Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious hotel brands in the world and it is natural to ask the question, is there a Four Seasons in Monte Carlo, Monaco?

Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are consistently one of the best hotels in that city or resort. This means that most Four Seasons hotel room rates generally start at $500 – $1000 USD per night and because they don’t have a Four Seasons loyalty program, you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special rewards at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

If you are a regular reader of Luxury Travel Diary, you will know that the tiny principality of Monaco is one of my favorite destinations. Monte Carlo is glamorous, lively, and bathed in the sunshine of the French Riviera. We have already reviewed the top 10 best hotels in Monaco.

Is There A Four Seasons In Monte Carlo, Monaco?

The answer is no. There is not a Four Seasons in Monte Carlo, Monaco, which is a real shame. Although Four Seasons hotels are not cheap, their reliably expensive room rates mean that their rooms are reliably excellent and a Four Seasons hotel is always a blissfully and reliably luxurious retreat.

Where Should I Stay?

-Overlooking the main harbor in Monaco, just a street away from Casino Square, the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo is a palatial building built at the turn of the century and is a beautiful example of Belle- Époque style and décor.

This is my favorite hotel in Monte Carlo for old-world style, with not one but two incredibly impressive marble-clad foyers and what feels like miles of beautiful corridors leading to a myriad of historic rooms. There are in fact 325 rooms and suites and it is worth requesting a refurbished room and paying for a room with a breathtaking panorama of the harbor.

The 1 Michelin star seafood restaurant “Le Vistimar” serves excellent food and views over the harbor and the rock of Monaco. The Crystal Bar & Terrace offers the same views and is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails or after-dinner drinks.

The hotel is connected to the “Thermes Marins Monte Carlo” Spa and Pool by an underground tunnel. This facility incorporates an indoor pool and an extensive gym facility. In the summer, a complimentary shuttle also gives guests free access to the Monte Carlo Beach Club where you can sunbathe next to the lapping mediterranean sea. It is worth noting that “Beach Club” is a slightly inaccurate description of this club, which has an Olympic size pool and cabanas strategically placed on concrete jetties protruding into the sea, but the beach itself is virtually non-existent.

You can also collect loyalty points with the my Monte Carlo Program for your stay, spend and even on the glamorous Casinos in Monaco so this is worth joining up too!

But don’t be distraught. There are some beautiful alternative and similarly luxurious hotels that you can book into. You can also collect loyalty points with the my Monte Carlo Program for your stay, spend and even on the glamorous Casinos in Monaco so this is worth joining up too!

If you are not set on staying in the center of Monaco, why not try the one and only Four Seasons in the South of France. This fabulous hotel is just 30 minutes up the coastline and is one of my favorite Four Seasons hotels in the world.

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel is the best hotel on the French Riviera. Set in Belle Epoque splendor, in a building that dates back to the 1800s, this ultra-luxury hotel offers everything you would expect of the very best Four Seasons hotel, but with a sprinkle of French chic.

The Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat sits on the very tip of the Cap Ferrat peninsula, in the prime position amidst gated luxury villas. The hotel is accessed by large pearly gates. Behind the gates lies immaculate, tropical grounds framed by the deep blue sea.

The main building is a majestic white palace and inside the foyer, you are welcomed into a realm of white marble and pillars. Above you, ornate high ceilings showcase the most beautiful chandeliers; a mix of crystal and silver Belle Epoque style lanterns. Merino glass chandeliers decorate the adjoining bar and the walls throughout the hotel are decorated with stunning artwork.

The gardens of Le Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat are a fragrant mix of pines, lush tropical bushes, cacti and apparently, the climate is so mild that even bananas grow here. There are 15 gardeners keeping these gardens immaculate and there is hardly a leaf out of place. Over the main terrace where the chef serves up his delicious plates, fairytale-like trees form a natural shade to shelter diners from the hot sun. When you look out to sea, the pink flowers in the trees seem to contrast and then match the sky as the sunsets.

Beyond the gardens is Club Dauphane, the beach club, accessed by crossing a tiny road and taking a cablecar down the cliff. For my son, this cable car is the absolute highlight, like a glass bubble that takes you down to the pool below (and back up and down and up and down if you are 6 and like pressing buttons!). The Beach Club has a super restaurant, plenty of loungers, and a fabulous saltwater infinity pool. This hotel truly is, IMHO, the best Four Seasons hotel in the world.

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