Named ‘Best Hotel in the World’ in 2010 by the prestigious hotel group, The Leading Hotels of the World, Metropole is another of Monaco’s celebrated old-world hotels, having been open since 1886.
Despite being in the center of Monaco’s illustrious playground, just a few steps from the legendary Grand Casino, the aura is closer to a private Mediterranean villa than a sleek city hotel. A short avenue of cypress trees will guide you to the entrance, which is adorned with “Riviera Glamour”, so don’t be surprised to see celebrities strolling through the lobby. The world’s most Michelin awarded restaurateur, Joël Robuchon, manages two of the hotel’s restaurants, turning Metropole into quite a culinary destination.
TOP SUITE CARRÉ D’OR
Why we love it: The terrace sells this suite; a staggering 1,100-square feet (102 square meters) of it overlooks the Carré d’Or shopping area, Casino Square and the Mediterranean, big enough to hold a cocktail party for 50 guests. The suite has one bedroom but can be rented in tandem with another suite to occupy all 4,500 square feet of the hotel’s top floor. The suite was recently re-designed by Jacques Garcia, who gave it something of his old-world personae: amongst all the modern amenities are grand portraits of figures from the Middle Ages and hundreds of beautiful old books.
- Square footage: 2,500
- Nightly rate: $12,260