Monte Carlo is a mecca for the rich and famous and its luxury hotel scene is second to none. So naturally, the postage-stamp principality is home to some of the world’s most extravagant hotel suites. Our guide to the best hotel suites in Monte Carlo reveals royal retreats, spectacular views and the perfect pad for families. We apologise in advance if the Carrara bathrooms and immense rooftop terraces leave you eager to find your own Monaco home…
The best hotel suites in Monte Carlo
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s New Princess Grace Suite
It isn’t surprising that one of our favourite hotel suites in Monte Carlo resides within the iconic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo – a favoured retreat of the late Princess Grace of Monaco. The headline-grabbing Princess Grace Suite sells for an eye-watering €30,000 a night (in low season) and boasts views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Palais Princier de Monaco, naturally. Lavish gold-accented interiors are complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, intricate mother-of-pearl inlays and the finest Carrera marble. The two-storey suite boats three lounges, one living room, a harbour view dining room and its own wine cellar, making it perfect for entertaining. The glamorous rooms are sprinkled with the princess’ favourite books, poems and flowers. Vast terraces feature a private infinity pool with its own wave machine and a unique Jacuzzi crafted from rare granite.
Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s Ayrton Senna Grand Prix Suite
Monaco is synonymous with Formula 1 Grand Prix racing. So, it’s no surprise Fairmont Monte-Carlo decided to dedicate one of their infamous Grand Prix suites to the legendary driver Ayrton Senna. The mammoth 602-room property has undoubtedly created the best hotel suite in Monte Carlo for serious Formula 1 fans – it offers views of the famous Fairmont hairpin curve and the entrance to the Louis II tunnel. With three private terraces and two marble bathrooms the modern suite is abundant in Senna memorabilia; from an original helmet – complete with scratch marks from the debris which Monaco’s streets threw at him, to paintings of Senna in action and a full-size replica of his racing overalls. The suite opened on the 30th anniversary of the triple World Champion’s first Monegasque victory.
Hôtel Hermitage’s Princely Diamond Suite
A stone’s throw from the main square, this grand Belle Epoque palace houses one of the best hotel suites in Monte Carlo; the Princely Diamond Suite. Spanning 330sqm, the airy three-bedroom suite’s unique curved design affords it spectacular sea and port views from every main room, thanks to its generous floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. Each spacious bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, dressing area and sea-view terrace. The elegant south-facing lounge is drenched in sunlight, with an inviting terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With so many priceless antiques filling the rooms and corridors the idea of young children running around may seem a little daunting, but a warm welcome awaits younger guests… VIK’s (Very Important Kids) arrive to a room personalised with their name, containing everything from chocolate lollies to their own Gustave teddy bear and personalised robes and bibs.
Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s Suite Carré d’Or
Dating back to 1889, today’s Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo has been created by the biggest names in hospitality – Karl Lagerfeld designed the Odyssey pool area and the world’s most awarded Michelin-starred chef, Joël Robuchon provided the gastronomic vision. The Belle Epoque treasure trove marries exquisite fabrics, antique furnishings and world-class dining and is home to one of the most lavish hotel suites in Monte Carlo: Suite Carré d’Or. Crowning the hotel, the 150 sqm penthouse boasts an enormous fully-furnished roof terrace with dedicated lounging, sunbathing and dining areas set against the picturesque backdrop of Monte Carlo, ornate gardens and the Mediterranean Sea. Inside, there is a splendid living room, an inviting bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a statement Carrara marble and gold bathroom. Expect elegant Louis XVI furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and oodles of gold.