The 5 Best Hotels in Monaco

5th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


Hôtel Hermitage, Façade

For over a hundred years Hôtel Hermitage has remained a welcoming and discreet cousin of the grand Hôtel de Paris, yet it compromises neither style nor service.

Its huge space is astonishing from the moment you walk under the vast glass-domed ceiling in the lobby. Its terraces, gardens and restaurants are all lavishly decorated and personally attended to. The old world charm doesn’t end with the architecture; Hôtel Hermitage is steeped in history and legend: Aristotle Onassis used to meet with Maria Callas in secret on the terrace; Marcel Pagnol resided for years in one of the suites and Prince Louis de Polignac lived all his life at the Hôtel Hermitage. Each guest is attended to as if the VIP of yesteryear.



Why we love it: Two bedrooms, each with their own terrace, an office area and a large sitting room are all furnished in ceruse sand and ivory. The two bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms are in Carrara marble. The suite has prime views over Port Hercule throughout, but nowhere are these better appreciated than from the magnificent terrace running the length of the suite. The terrace looks down on the superyachts scattered across the port, a perfect spot for an alfresco breakfast or evening cocktails.




  • Square footage: 2,000
  • Nightly rate: $11,000

Jean-Pierre Siri, General Manager

+377 9806 4000

Square Beaumarchais, Monte Carlo