Fairmont Hotel - Monte Carlo:Monte Carlo has always had a special place in my heart. Aside from the nightlife, gaming and Grand Prix, this seemingly idyllic seaside town bustles with all sorts of activities, luxury hotels and top flight restaurants. Needless to say, these are all ingredients for what I feel to be the perfect vacation.
I stayed over at the Fairmont Hotel, which had excellent views of the sea from the tiny room where I stayed in. The other rooms, though, had unattractive views of the urban landscape that dots Monte Carlo. I really wish they’d renovate and redesign their rooms because their nautical-themed décor just adds to the tacky, non-luxurious feel of the place.
The service at the hotel was relatively poor: room service was terribly late and inconsistent, making in-room dining a poor option for those late night meals. The hotel’s bar had service that was slow as molasses in winter, as the saying goes, since I usually had to wait for more than 10 minutes just to get served.
I’d have to say that given the poor service and unexciting rooms, I did have a pleasant experience, but that’s mainly because the hotel was in Monaco! I’m rating this Somewhere Between Bombastic and Not (leaning more towards Not Bombastic)