Monte Carlo, Monaco

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a unique luxury convention resort located in the heart of Monaco, between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Monte-Carlo Casino.  Besides being one of the most prestigious hotels of the Principality, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is also one of the largest resorts in Europe, boasting 596 guest rooms, residences and suites, four restaurants & bars, 18 meeting rooms, fitness centre, Spa, unique wellness facilities, and a shopping arcade.

Thanks to the reputation and variety of its dining offering, the Fairmont Monte Carlo has a place of honor amongst the Monaco restaurants.

Discover the stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea and the comfortable, relaxed environment of  the Saphir24, a bistro lounge & bar open 24h/7d.  Be tempted by the breakfast, the lunch, and the dinner between sky & sea at the Horizon Deck & Champagne bar, located on the 7th floor with a 360° view over the Principality's legendary Opera House, Prince's Palace, and Casino, and against a backdrop of the renowned & Riviera and the azure splendor of the Mediterranean. Every Sunday, experience the summer brunch Pink Sunday including wine or champagne rosé, live music, and kids club.  Experience the NOBU restaurant with its exceptional Asian cuisine with hints of South American influence in a stylish, intimate dining space as well as a lounge and bar, 2 private areas, a sushi bar, and a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean for dinner. Every day, from 6pm to 8pm, enjoy the NOBU HAPPY HOUR with fabulous cocktails at -50%.  Nobu and Saphir24 are open late on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Depending on weather, the Fairmont pool will either open as the hotel pool, or if the weather is exceptional early in the season, Nikki Beach will take over the pool to open a pool club.

Situated  on the Côte d'Azur, between Italy and France, the Principality of Monaco offers more than 300 days of sunshine. Besides the fabulous climate, people are also attracted by the region's warm engaging colors, the variety of its surroundings and the friendliness of the people.

Immerse yourself in the beauty and sophistication of this world-class destination with a stay at the Fairmont Monte Carlo luxury resort, an island unto itself situated in the most exclusive part of the world.


Things to Know:

  • Weather: In May, the average temp is 56° Fahrenheit/13° Celsius. That means pack a jacket for the evenings.  
  • The Fairmont Monte Carlo is 45 minutes from the Nice International Airport.
  • The official language in Monaco is French, while the national language is Monégasque, a dialect of Genoese spoken in Monaco.
  • Monaco, the second smallest independent state in the world after the Vatican, is the world’s most densely populated country.
  • It is not a member of either the European Union or the European Economic Area, but it still maintains an open border and customs union with France and the other Schengen states. 
  • A passport is required for visitors entering Monaco from outside Europe. No visa is required for passport holders of the following locations: US, Europe, Australia, Colombia, Japan, and Singapore. If you do have a passport from an alternate location, it is your responsibility to research if a Visa is required, and if it is, to then obtain your Visa for the trip:
  • Due to Monaco-France agreements and the established close relations, if you need a visa to visit France, then you will need a visa to visit Monaco as well. A French visa allows you to enter Monaco, and a French permit gives you the right to remain there for the appointed period.
    Therefore, if you do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Member states, you do not need a visa to visit Monaco either. All this is regulated by the Franco-Monegasque Neighborhood agreement of 18 May 1963.
  • City Map to download: Monaco City Map

Here's an entertaining blog post on traveling to Monte Carlo and what to wear: