Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo
Overlooking the Mediterranean, the Hôtel Hermitage epitomises elegance at the highest level.
The hotel opened in 1896, after 5 years of construction. Thanks to the architectural talents of Nicholas Marquet and one Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) the hotel is a standout of Belle Epoque design and flare, so much so that it has status of a historical site.
Graceful archways, grand columns and exquisitely designed balconies looking out to the Mediterranean Sea make it a very special place. The Salle Belle Époque with its crystal chandeliers and a garden topped with a glass and steel dome renders the hotel truly eye-catching. The dome is even signed by Gustave Eiffel himself.
With a hotel of this calibre you would expect the rooms and dining facilities to be out of this world…and they are.
I’m not much for over use of superlatives but in the case of The Hotel Hermitage, Monte Carlo there are not enough descriptive words in the dictionary to reflect the true Monaco lifestyle of this hotel. Indeed, the word ‘hotel’ itself does not reflect The Hotel Hermitage…it is a destination within a destination.
I was lucky enough to dine at one of their restaurants, when I recently stayed there… the world famous Le Vistamar. With interior design by Pierre Yves Rochon and a Michelin star, Le Vistamar offers an authentic, top level dining experience. Chef Benoît Witz elevates the authentic quality of seafood with a rich bouquet of Mediterranean flavours and the views from the Terrace over-looking Port Hercule, or the main port in Monaco as most of us know it, are nothing more than breathtaking.
• The Hermitage Hotel belongs to the
Société des bains de mer de Monaco • 280 rooms including 35 suites and junior suites and 8 suites Exclusive (Monte Carlo Diamond Suites) • A restaurant with panoramic terrace: Le
Vistamar • A banquet hall: The Salle Belle Epoque
(430m 2) • 8 flexible meeting rooms • The Winter Garden with its cupola signed
by Gustave Eiffel • Lobby-bar: the Limùn Bar • A piano bar • Direct access to Thermes Marins de
Monte-Carlo (Fitness centre and Spa)