A luxury hotel in Monaco for people who’ve had enough of the chandelier ‘n’ brocade brigade. Here you get modern, stripped-back luxury. Most rooms have whirlpool tubs as well as amazing views. The top-floor bar has one of the best port views in town.
Right by the Port Hercule, where the big yachts cluster, the Port Palace Hotel’s seven floors back into the rock-face which rises to the Monte Carlo headland. The views across the port to the other headland (with Monaco-Ville on top), and then out to sea are sensational. And you’re five minutes walk from the central Place-du-Casino.
Behind its sleek facade of blue glass and stainless steel, the Port Palace Hotel Monte Carlo lobby is cool, light and white, enlivened by mega floral compositions and a warm welcome. In conceiving Port Palace, someone clever has studied the question of luxury hotels, kept what was needed, and got rid of out what wasn’t taste. I might contest the necessity of a spa, but that’s because I’m way beyond any possible help. In general, this is a place for fine leisurewear and for having aperitifs on the top-floor bar-terrace.
The top-floor bar is perhaps the best (public) spot in Monaco from which to contemplate the principality in general and port in particular. It’s also a good vantage point for the port-side stretch of the Formula 1 circuit. Alongside the bar, and with similarly startling views.
Port Palace Hotel Monte Carlo – 7 Avenue Kennedy, Monte Carlo, 98000, Monaco