No hotel in Monte Carlo has more history than Hotel Hermitage. Built in 1890 this palace style Belle Époque property is a luxury haven in the most sought after location on the French Riviera. Hotels don’t come much more luxurious than Hotel Hermitage, and with centuries of history to admire this property really is one of a kind.
Hotel Hermitage was designed in the 1890’s by leading architect of the time Jean Marquet. Centuries later the same property still stands high above the hills in Monte Carlo making it a focal point of the city. Of course there have been many updates and renovations to the property but even until today what remains is the character and opulence of the hotel which remains unchanged for over 100 years. The original dining room named Belle Époque is one of the hotel’s most coveted aspects while, one of the most famous spots is the hotel’s hand painted ceiling; the work of artist Gabriel Ferrier. Another of the hotel’s wonders is the Jardin d’Hiver (Winter Garden). It owes its prestige to the glass conservatory created and erected by disciples of the undisputed master of metal architecture, Gustave Eiffel.
While much of the hotel remains the same it was given a modern facelift in the 1970’s which included the addition of pastel tones, gildings and new lighting. Since further renovations in the early 2000s; today Hotel Hermitage is a meeting point of the old and new with a combination of classic authenticity and modern technology; attracting many of the regions highly esteemed residents who pass through the doors of this iconic property on a daily basis.
ROOMS & SUITES
Despite offering 278 rooms and suites the hotel feels intimate and personal thanks to the character and homely feel of its rooms. Each one slightly different in design or shape, the rooms and suites offer a perfect blend between old and new. The sea is visible from all five wings of the hotel creating a bright welcoming atmosphere when you enter – this is a view you are going to want to look at all day – trust us.
The showpiece rooms are the Diamond Suites. These 12 suites feature views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The large suites are individual in their amenities but highlights include the Diamond Presidential suite, which comes complete with two terraces, two bedrooms, living room and dressing room all created in neo-classical style. While the Diamond Duplex Suite with Jacuzzi is situated in the room of the hotel with the added bonus of a jacuzzi. This room is also complemented by a modern glass staircase that gives the effect of space.
SPA & WELLNESS
The Thermes Marina Monte-Carlo offers “zen, luxury, technology and performance” to all of its clients. This spa, salon and wellness centre is known for being the ultimate destination for wellbeing in the region. Directly connected to Hotel Hermitage, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo features a wellness space, The Spa Ô, beauty salon, hair salon, boutique and health restaurant; L’Hirondelle. Treatments at the centre are super high end, offering the best quality products and services. The fitness area also features a warm seawater pool with panoramic sea views. If you’re looking for something different we recommend the Cryotherapy treatment which involves submerging your body in intense freezing temperatures to help with sleep issues, jet, lag physical pain, intellectual abilities and more.
Of course no luxury hotel would be complete without an incredible gourmet experience. At Michelin star restaurant Le Vistamar, guests will experience the ultimate in five star dining from chef Benoit Witz. The intimate menu uses locally sourced products to create dishes that are perfect for sharing and tasting the authentic flavours of The Mediterranean. The venue is intimate and the outdoor terrace is a must for summer evening, overlooking the idyllic resort. In contrast the Limùn bar offers luxury food on the go. The intimate space is decorated in eautiful past tones and features a crystal bar, created by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.