I recently had a chance to stay at a luxurious Hotel Hermitage in Monaco and wanted to share my experience with you guys. I don’t think I ever stayed in such beautiful and bijou place and I couldn’t help myself but take tons of photos and share it with you all.
We landed at the Nice airport and it didn’t take us that long to arrive at the Hotel Hermitage. As soon as we walked in we were in awe with the opulent tall marble panels and the 19th-century style furniture. The service was on par, our bags were whisked away with us barely realizing and our rooms were ready straight away.
The location of the Hotel Hermitage is so convenient and being in the Carré d’Or district means that most things in Monte Carlo are at your fingertips. The Hotel is located on the port and only a few minutes away from the Monte Carlo Casino making it pretty much an ideal place to base your stay in Monaco. I felt very fortunate to stay here especially after entering my room.
I had a suite overlooking Monte Carlo and the port, the vibe of the city was so luxurious that in all honesty, I had to pinch myself. The rooms featured Louis XV style furniture and pastel colored wallpaper panels which gave the room a fairytale effect. Our suite which they Kindly upgraded us to, had the nicest balcony and Ashley was only a few doors down so we could see each other from the balconies. It was very luxurious and of course, it didn’t lack comfort. I ordered room service couple of times and it swiftly arrived and it made me realize that the clientele of the Hotel Hermitage has different expectations to most of us.
Breakfast was set upstairs of the second lobby on the balcony overlooking the highest ceilings, it was as lush as expected. On one of the evenings, we had dinner at Vistamar which is the Michelin Star restaurant serving finest seafood that Monte Carlo has to offer. I feel like I don’t even need to mention the service as their standard is very high. I opted for Early green asparagus, brown morels for my starter; Squid from seabird for my main and Chocolate shuffle which is a traditional dessert in Monte Carlo. It was very delicious and portions quite big for the Michelin star. I have to admit we ate quite a bit on this trip and all the food we tried was very delicious. On a nice warm evening, you can book a table on their terrace to bring the atmosphere to another level. We weren’t blessed with weather on this trip unfortunately but I would love to come back when it’s nice and sunny.
Apart from opulent rooms, amazing service and delicious food there is a thermal spa set with a sundeck. The spa is state of the art and a perfect place to either start your day at or relax from a busy day. Since it was raining most of the time during our stay here, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity and hopped into the hot tub in the rain. It was really nice actually and an experience in itself.
All in all Hotel Hermitage was not only bijou but it had the best service one can hope for. We were well looked after and I’m so grateful to have stayed there. The rates are fair for the setting and the location and if you book way in advance, you may be able to get the rates below £400.
What do you think of my photos? Have you ever been to Monte Carlo yourself?