Monaco HotelsLocated on one of the world’s most famous coastlines, squeezed into just 200 hectares of land, is Monaco. Home to the most affluent and hedonistic of crowds, the pristine white streets positively gleam with well-heeled glamazons and oodles of bling. The dazzling azure haze of the Mediterranean lights up the shoreline on which sit some of the most exclusive bars and shops. Monaco is a living, breathing never-never land for the young and old, as the hipsters shop and tan and the yachts bub leisurely on a crystal sea, the Grimaldi’s palace watches over like a loving parent, an architectural reminder of the dynasty that's ruled Monaco since the 13th century.For sheer showbiz, the Monte Carlo Casino is the place to be. Prepare to be dazzled at this veritable cathedral of high-staked gambling, where thrilling games of baccarat, poker, and roulette unfold. The Palais Princier is a mecca for history lovers – perched on the Monte Carlo hillside this 12th century palace is brimming with some of the finest art and interior design in the world. There are daily tours and the views from the balconies over the hazy Riviera are not to be missed. On the Monaco harbor you can enjoy your aperitif watching the petite blue fishing boats bring in your dinner, or take a dip the open air pool as the sun sets. On La Condamine the thriving streets bustle with thrifty locals looking for secondhand finery and an alfresco, people-watching lunch. At the morning market a rainbow of produce is for sale. From peaches to vine tomatoes you’ll find that great taste isn’t limited to clothes and boats in Monaco.Hotels in
MonacoUnsurprisingly hotels in Monaco do excel when it comes to hospitality. Inside these high-rise palaces are some of the most forward thinking and luxurious suites. Picture gilded bathrooms, Art Nouveau interiors, and balcony views like no other. You can expect butler service and rooftop pools at the top end of the range. Even the slightly cheaper hotels in Monaco or those located just out of the popular hotspots can boast great facilities and sleek bars. If you want a unique trip, many of the yachts and smaller boats are available for hire for a weekend.Where to stayMonaco’s most famous district, Monte Carlo is home to the Prince’s Palace. Take in the culture at the Grimaldi Forum by watching an opera or ballet, browse the frescos at the palace or simply laze around on Larvotto Beach, before heading into the hills to watch the lights come on as the sun sets. At the western quarter of Monaco is Fontvieille, the newest and most Italian part of the principality. A stay here will see you close to the immaculate harbors, the Louis II Stadium and the heliport if you’re really travelling in style. If you want to be as close to the action as possible, then a stay in La Condamine will see you in the best location for the shops, restaurants, and bars.How to get to MonacoNice’s Côte-d'Azur International is 25 miles from Monaco in France and is the closest airport for daily international flights. If you’re travelling around the French Riviera you can do no better than take a train from neighboring Nice, Cannes, Menton and Ventimiglia. The size of Monaco itself means it is easiest to get about my foot, although taxis are of course readily available if you'd rather give your legs a rest.