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Destination Monaco – Overlooking the Mediterranean at Hôtel Hermitage

Monte Carlo is located at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera.

Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous celeb Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo “an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of rich and snobby. The eastern part of the quarter includes Larvotto with Monaco’s only public beach.

Our hotel Hermitage offers a intimate ambience, old-fashioned but with a touch of modernity.
The hotel is the favourite for anyone wanting a luxury hotel to be, first and foremost, a tranquil place where one feels good. this one-hundred year old 5-star hotel is a member of “Leading Hotels of the World”. Monte Carlo refers to an area of the Principality of Monaco.

Hermitage Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo has a permanent residence population about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000.

Monaco has four traditional quarters; La Condamine, Fontvieille, Monaco-Ville (new) and Monte Carlo (old)

The Hermitage is for me luxury in the great European tradition and a Belle Époque jewel amongst the Monte-Carlo properties.

Its huge size, architecture and layout makes it ideal for huge families or corporate guests.

As soon as you go through the doors, you are bewitched by the harmony of aged patina and modernity so typical of the place. Inimitable charm, just right for all fans of the gentle way of life and the feel-good factor.

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The Hermitage is a bit old-fashioned but with a touch of modernity. Its lounges, meeting and banqueting rooms, bedrooms and suites are steeped in historical anecdotes.

Here, on this terrace, Onassis used to meet with Callas in secret.

Each guest today is as pampered a bit as an VIP.

280 bedrooms (20 Suites, 15 Junior Suites and 8 Diamond Suites), lengthways layout (400 metres) and two entrances (two halls, two receptions and two conciergeries).

Royal to a tradition dating from the beginning of the 20th century when the first spa opened in Monte-Carlo, the Hôtel Hermitage has made wellness and health one of its specialities.

It has private access to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and a close working relationship with the celebrated centre. In an elegant white marble decor, the Thermes Marins has a fitness area, 37 booths for treatments and hydrotherapy, two pools, a beauty salon and a dietetic restaurant »L’Hirondelle«.

Restaurant tip: Vistamar

The restaurant, a typical seafood and fish restaurant welcomes its clients in new surroundings which are luxurious yet streamlined, chic and contemporary, designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.

The Vistamar’s architecture and decor in shades of beige have been designed in harmony with the food served there. The dining-room and terrace have been created as an open area bathed in natural light overlooking the Mediterranean. The pure lines harmonize with the pastel and soothing tones.

Focusing on essential culinary values, the menu is a tribute to seasonal produce, perfect cooking and the simplicity of the finishing touches. Pride of place goes to the sea’s culinary treasures, highlighted by a rich bouquet of flavours. The Vistamar’s new menu emphasises the sheer joy of eating locallycaught fish and having a taste of local cultures in an explosion of freshness.

An authentic approach to the idea of »fish, vegetables, a way of cooking« — preparing ingredients using different cooking methods.

Living in style.