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Burak Çakmak
Monte Carlo Beach
Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000, Monte Carlo, Monaco
13th November 2017

An icon from the 1930s, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel had a tasteful contemporary makeover in recent years with care taken to blend the beauty of its seafront-location with an elegance most modern hotels can only dream of having. RASK’s Star Reviewer, Burak Çakmak, recently visited the hotel to see if it lives up to its decadent reputation.

Location
This is the only hotel in the Monte Carlo area that really feels like a beach hotel, and this is something that makes it unique. It is very central to Monte Carlo itself, so for anyone that has to be in Monte Carlo for an event or for those simply visiting the region I would recommend it.
Who stays?
Guests are from a more wealthy, international crowd. This is not a low-key crowd - it feels a bit more formal, especially in the dining areas. The beach club area is also accessible for local residents (with memberships), which creates a nice mix of international and domestic guests.
Style and Character
More of a summery feel than all of the other hotels nearby, which is perfect for visitors during the Summer.
Service
Inside the hotel it is quite efficient and well staffed. At the beach club they were extremely friendly but it was sometimes hard to find staff when you needed them.
Rooms and Suites
I stayed in an Exclusive room which was too small to be able to spend lengthy periods of time in the room. However, being right in front of the water the rooms have a yacht-like feel as you can hear the sound of the waves and enjoy stunning ocean views.
Food and Drink
Breakfast was very good with high quality food and a nice range of options. There are beautiful tables outside to eat at, but it means you have to go back inside and upstairs each time you want to pick up food from the buffet, which was a slight inconvenience.
Features, Wellness, and Amenities
There is a very nice Olympic-sized pool. The direct access to the sea is something that is unrivalled in Monte Carlo. There are nice cabanas right by the beach (which require an extra fee). During peak season the beach gets very busy.

One thing to note is that the gym is small and slightly disappointing so if you are someone that is focused on your workout regime then you will find the gym challenging.
Verdict
The Monte Carlo Beach's amenities and character are very Summer-focused, so if you have to be in the area in June, July and August it is the best hotel to stay at. However, with small rooms and its best amenities outdoors, during the Winter it is best to try the other hotels in the center of town, such as the Metropole.