Our hotel awaits you in the heart of the city, just a 3-minute walk from the Monaco railway station. In the immediate vicinity are the casino, opera house, marine thermal baths, Monte-Carlo Metropole shopping centre and the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. A little further afield, the Palais Princier, Oceanographic Museum, Exotic Gardens, Grimaldi Forum and Larvotto beach are all easily accessible by bus. Last but not least, our hotel is 2 km from the heliport and 25 km from the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport.
16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte Monaco 98000 France
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The pluses: Very nice pool with nice chairs/tables nearby and a pool bar. Restaurant had nice full menu and good service. Nice room balcony overlooking the pool. Front desk staff was helpful in several situations. The cons: right on the busiest part of the main road into Monaco DEFINITELY get a pool view side room. Room service is dreadful. If you happen to be able to get something at a time the restaurant is open, you're ok. But after hours? I can't believe what we were charged for what was essentially canned soup we could've picked up at the store. To be fair, we were both sick when we were there so our views are skewed by that, but this food was awful! You're a bit of a walk from the center of Monaco which was fine for us, but the hill could be an issue for others?
4 nights in Monte Carlo and happy with my stay at Novotel. It is reasonably priced for a 4 star hotel in Monte Carlo which is notoriously expensive to stay. The room was nice, nice pool area, indoor/outdoor breakfast area/ restaurant next to the pool, room size was ok, clean and modern. Princess Charlotte road is up the hill, not on the flat, but is near the train station. If you are flying to Monte Carlo you have to go via Nice and either get the train (a 15 min walk from the airport, you'll need gps maps to find it) or catch the Express shuttle bus L110 Nice airport to Monte Carlo (Euro22 one way, you pay as you get on the bus). The bus stop is in the No 1 coach bus stop right outside Nice T2. I caught the bus which had great scenic views.
Never have I seen such a lackadaisical attitude towards guests! It was as if we were staying at the hotel on charity. To start with, the room wasn’t ready at checkin time. After waiting 45 minutes to gain entry to the room to our utter disgust we found the toilet in the room dirty and unusable. When this was pointed out, we were told it was some grit deposit and not what we thought. So you’re in a room given a good 45 minutes late and you still can’t use the loo. My insistence made them send the cleaning lady twice and finally the toilet was cleaned. During my stay, I left a printed door hang that read “I’m out please clean my room” When I returned in the evening I find a note in the undone room saying we haven’t done your room as requested. Really??? The staff argued instead of apologising. And the maid- Ms Laila had the audacity to yell at me as she was asked to clean after her duty hours. As it is the cleaning staff in the hotel does a very shoddy job. The intercom phone was filthy and to seek their attention I had to use it a lot. The day we checked out we requested for an hour extension as our taxi was coming at 1PM. However we were told 12 noon means 12 noon. So this hotel can give you a late checkin but at check out they have rules that can’t be modified. We have stayed at Novotel hotels many times in different cities, the service at this particular one was the worst ever. It needs to read the hospitality books all over again.