Need To Know
40, including 14 suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £178.30 (€199), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include access to the Casino de Monte-Carlo, admission to the beach club and country club, and access to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo fitness complex and spa. A buffet breakfast (for over-12s) is extra (€40); under-12s pick from the charged à la carte. Children Extra beds (free for 3–11 year olds, €125 a night for children aged 12 and over) and cots (free) can be added to parents’ rooms; babysitting is available for €20 an hour.
Guests have access to the neighbouring hotels (and their restaurants and swimming pools) – your room card serves as your key to the entire resort, and there’s a free shuttle to ferry you around.
25 October 2015 to 3 March 2016.
At the hotel
Spas, tennis courts, squash courts, golf course, beach club, gym, fitness classes, WiFi (charged).
In your room
La Prairie toiletries, flatscreen TVs.
Our favourite rooms
Exclusive Junior Suites are particularly good for families: they have plenty of India Mahdavi magic in their playful, nautically inspired décor but also have separate living rooms and bedrooms so tired children can snooze in peace while parents stay up late. If you need even more space, Two-Bedroom Suites are big and have plenty of room for families or groups: each has two separate bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms and a living room (if you’ve older children, consider the interconnecting rooms 51 and 52, so they can have their own space). Duplex and Sunshine suites have stairs, so aren’t ideal for toddlers, and the Two-Bedroom Suite: Sunshine with Jacuzzi is the only space without Mahdavi design.
The hotel’s original 1929 salt-water swimming pool is as glamorous as ever, flanked by white-parasol-shaded loungers, and is open every day from 9am–7pm. The giant pool is a dream for young swimmers, but the littlest water babies might prefer the small children’s pool at the beach. Monte-Carlo Beach guests can also visit the pools at three neighbouring hotels.
The hotel has its own small spa with three treatment rooms, and guests also have access to the resort’s four-storey Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo spa.
If you fancy a date-night dinner on the terrace, book both your babysitter and your table at Elsa in advance.