Welcome to my preview of the beautiful Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. This was my second visit to Monaco. Last time I visited it was the middle of August – it was so crazy busy with tourists and I didn’t have time to see Monaco properly as I was day-tripping from Nice, so this time I was keen to stick around for a few nights have a good look around.
This trip completely changed my opinion of the place – I fell in love. When I think of Monaco, I think of amazing architecture, a playground for the ultra-rich, and, of course, super cars and super yachts. It might not be the kind of destinations for everyone, but if you are looking to feast your eyes on luxury and dress to impress, then it’s a nice place to dust off a few of your more glamorous pieces.
I flew in from Gatwick airport to Nice. We had a driver booked who picked us up from the airport and the drive only took around 30 minutes, which was a lot shorter than I expected. I checked into Hotel Hermitage and was escorted to my amazing suite (Exclusive Sea View Terrace). I was so blown away by the amazing views overlooking the centre of Monaco and the marina. Every corner of the hotel was so unique and beautiful. I got my camera out and couldn’t stop snapping. The staff were friendly and helpful and every meal there was impeccable. Let’s just say it’s a bit of an instagrammer’s dream location. Even though it rained the whole time we were there, this didn’t really bother us because everything was so close and easy to walk to.
We stopped to get lunch at one of their restaurants, L’Hirondelle, which is right next to the pool area. The steak was absolutely amazing. It is casual and light dining. You can spend your day at the spa area and stroll into the restaurant in your dressing gown without feeling underdressed! It would have been even more amazing if it didn’t rain as the hotel has an amazing terrace area. Finishing up our day, we had dinner at Le Vistamar.
The restaurant is located at the bottom floor of the hotel. I love getting all dressed up for dinner and just walking down stairs to dine! Ladies who loves heels would know that the least walking the better! We had a wonderful sommelier that helped us picked all our wine to match our dinner. My highlights would have to be the dessert cart after dinner. Our waiter came to our table with a selection of amazing little desserts. I was too full by this time but he told me that I can take a small plate back to my room, just incase I wanted to eat some later! I thought that was such a cute touch. The hotel might appear very glamorous and formal, but the service is super friendly.
We woke up early in the morning to use the spa area (Thermes Marins). Despite the rain, the outdoor spa was stunning, and offers one of the best views from the hotel. Sitting in a hot tub overlooking Monaco! Yes! I wanted to make the most of our terrace and decided to get room service afterwards. The food was so amazing and their bowl of pastries would have to be one of the best I’ve ever had.
As part of the Leading Hotels of The World collection, I really couldn’t fault the hotel and service. Everything was done at such a high standard and the service was impeccable.
I will definitely be back and will be staying in Hotel Hermitage again! What an unforgettable stay. More Details and booking here http://www.hotelhermitagemontecarlo.com/
Thank you so much again for reading and following me along on my journey!