Rated 2 out of 5 by Ajoo Disappointing Experience
The rooms and overall the hotel needs complete remodeling. There were stains on the bathroom floor that the cleaning crew could not remove. For a category 6 it was very disappointing experience. We stayed at the Le Meridien in London (also a category 6) prior to coming to Monte Carlo and the rooms and hotel were much better. The staff though was very helpful and attentive.
March 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Belbel123 Good but not fantastic
Nice hotel, attentive care. However, concierge was pretty incompetent at their (basic) knowledge around Monte Carlo (for instance, unable to indicate whether certain famous luxury brands are within walking distance or not, and spoke limited english.
Rooms were good, with the sea view being a seriously amazing thing to have in the backdrop. The food is acceptable, nothing spectacular. The lobby is unimpressive, so are the lifts. Overall, an acceptably good hotel.
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by rodbar Very good overall
Room very comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful in general.
However, it was most annoying the fact that wifi isn't free in rooms, and prices for this aren't insignificant either. In such a connected and mobile world as today's, it's hard to think that a high end chain charges extra for in-room wifi access, particularly taking into account business travelers.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by subhashm Meridien - a Jewel of Monaco
Le Meridien Beach Plaza is truly a jewel of Monaco. Located on the beach, it has the best of both - the city of Monte Carlo is just a few minutes away and at the same time you get the real feel of the Cote d'Azur by being right on the beach with some truly spectacular views. The service is impeccable. Whether it is a family or a honeymooner, Le Meridien Beach Plaza should be your preferred choice when in Monaco
January 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vincos Closest Thing to a “Destination Resort” on the Cote d’Azur
OVERALL IMPRESSION: With a good beach, spectacular pools (indoor and out) and beautiful gardens, this property would be a great “destination resort” anywhere but, here, can also boast the added benefit of Monaco at its doorstep and all the other fabulous attractions of the Riviera - from Menton to Nice - all within easy reach. Well-maintained and upscale, the usually very high rates seem almost justifiable.
SPG RECOGNITION: Generally good. Dedicated check-in. Upgrade to superior category with sea view. In-room amenity. Platinum breakfast is buffet in the ground floor restaurant with lovely outdoor seating available. Late check-out granted even though, as a resort, they are not held to honor it.
THE ROOM: Many categories. Ours was a “design” room which meant a circular floor plan with an interesting layout, bright colors and chic decor.
LOCATION: On the eastern border of Monaco directly on the beach. Shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: In no instance - which is quite telling. A Category 6 property really should pack some powerful punches and, while there is nothing wrong with this place, somehow it lacks that “wow” factor which would justify the very high rates and award redemption costs.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: Monaco is Monaco and prices are outrageous everywhere but if would be nice if this property had more light food/snack options that did not require a mortgage.
ONE THING TO KNOW: Monaco is terraced and walking most places can be a challenge but have the staff give directions to the shortcut stairs/lifts which will take you the short distance up to a major transit hub from whence you can get just about anywhere on the Cote d’Azur.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Thomas88 Great loacation and views, not so great service
The Hotel is located at the Eastern edge of Monaco, right at the Beach. Rooms facing the sea have great views, you can see sunrise and sunset from the balconies. There's the main building with balconies and the later aded glass towers with Design rooms. After asking for it, we got an upgrade to a Junior Suite with balcony as SPG Platinum guest.
The check-in was without problems, late-check out was granted without any issues, but the staff (only with a few exceptions) did not give us the feeling of beeing a welcome guest. Each time passing the front-desk, each staff was on the phone; same with the conicerge. Many information given were wrong (e.g. asking how to get to Roquebrune, the next town; the train was recomended, altough no trains stop there any longer).
The breakfast was served in the conference builing next to the hotel. The buffet was big and had a good choice, but the atmosphere did not correspond at all to what the Hotel presents to be. It had the feeling of a budget hotel, and staff was not very attentiv (more talking with each other).
Considering the hotel beeing at SPG Cat. 6 hotel, the experience was rather disappointing. Nevertheless, there's not a nig choice for hotels in Monaco and the location is great though.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by chinnni Pleasant stay
Hotel staff is very caring and nice.
Breakfast is very good.
The wave sound during the night is really great.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ziad78 Highly recommended hotel for a stay in Monaco
I have stayed at this hotel several times for the last few years, the location is very peaceful and the facility is very well maintained.
People are very attentive, welcoming and friendly.
The food and bar service are excellent, and the breakfast on the terrace is very memorable.
Rooms are clean, with a splendid city or sea view.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jane48 This resort has everything you need
We found the Le Meridian to be a splendid experience. The views and location we perfect! The staff were all very attentive and pleasant.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biffy55 Wonderful location
My husband and I stayed at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza for 7 nights to celebrate his birthday. The SPG Kristal room on the 9th floor gave us a fantastic view across the beach and pool area towards the harbour at Monte Carlo.
The room was very modern and comfortable. Every member of staff we had dealings with was polite and courteous and offered a high level of service.
The slight downside was that Wi Fi was an additional cost in the room and the free service was in the busy lobby area.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bertrand91 This Hotel has great staff
Every year i'm glad when i'm back to the Meridien in Monaco.
October 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pcuster MYS SHOW 2014
The Breakfast was good
The general facilities are good and the staff responsive.
It is unforgivabale that the internet connection is not included in the room fee! I can get WIFI in the smallest hotel in the smallest village in Greece included in the room charge and I have to pay for it in the Meridien.
September 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by EricParis This hotel has great staff but dinner restaurant service was lousy
We booked a table for 4 at 9:00pm and got our desserts at 10:45pm after one main dish only.
Otherwise the rest was very good especially the service at the beach bar where Pierre was very helpful and provided excellent advises.
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dadina14 Under expectaction
My overnight stay in this hotel was under my expectaction. I was disappointed by the room I was assigned. I expected a nice-view room (being a starchoice member), instead it was on the 2nd floor, with view on internal side of the hotel. Confort of the bathroom was poor, it had a small lavabo, hot water difficult to have (I could not get a hot shower).
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovevacation66 This hotel is a great choice
Beautiful hotel, great staff, wonderful concierge, beautiful beach and pool
Food was very expensive
August 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aziz123 Avoid this hotel!!
Hotel is run down . Rooms are too small and in need of substantial improvements. Majority of Staff are poorly trained. Food is ok but definitely overpriced. No tangible privileges to SPG members.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StarwoodObsessed22 Amazing hotel in Monaco!
I travel often and I was blown away by my experience at this hotel! I was a Gold member when I arrived at this hotel (became platinum during my trip) and the hotel manager went above and beyond my expectations to provide me with a truly wonderful upgraded room. The facilities of the hotel are absolutely phenomenal. The private beach is an oasis and the staff makes sure your ever need is taken care of. You are also not crammed in like sardines like many of the private beaches in places like the South of France. The pool is extremely large with many lounge chairs surrounding it and provides for a great place to cool off and an excellent place for children to play - should you have them. The restaurants that are on the open terrace were wonderful and the atmosphere was very romantic. The fitness facility was the best I have seen in a hotel in a long time and I made sure to take full advantage of it! The proximity of this hotel to the main spots in Monaco is good - during the day you can certainly walk along the boardwalk and to the casino/main area however, if you're dressed up for a night out you'll want to take a cab. All of the staff at the hotel were a delight - the concierge helped with restaurant bookings and the bell men at the door were entertaining and so quick to respond to every need. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone travelling to Monaco. I know I will certainly be back and cannot wait until the next time I get to stay!
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sergio06 hotel tres satisfaisant, staff tres professionnel
We spent 3 days for familly vacations in the Meridien.
Very good staff , very pro and charming, 100 % available, with high level of flexibility.
We really want to thank everybody in the Meridien.
And I would like to mention the high level of patience of all the staff with few impolite customers.
August 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jeny25 Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monaco
- The rooms are not cleaned properly
- Not enough towels at the beach
- Sea had not been cleaned as use to be
- WiFi is very week every where, too bad
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calhoun This hotel has a great view of the sea.
This hotel had a nice beach.
Breakfast is nutritious, variety of options and fresh
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by davey99 Weekend Stay July 2014
When arriving at the hotel it has the WOW factor and is very up market. The facilities are top notch, private beach, jetskis, swimming pool etc.
Staff where very attentive and was an overall pleasant experience.
Only thing I would say is don't leave food unattended during breakfast if you are sitting outstide as the seaguls tend to come and take a nibble. This is the price you pay for eating outside, although this never happened to us we did see another customer who this happend to.
Only bad thing I would say is there where not enough towels in the room for 3 people and so they had to send some up, they did say this at checkin but surely these should have already been there. Also when they replaced them the next day they only replace enough for 1 person and came back later to give us the other towels.
With the above being said I would certainly stay in this hotel again.
July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by WH1029 A great hotel, now faded and generally unsatisfactory
This hotel has always been a Monaco favourite, however, over the past year or two it has started to resemble a package holiday resort without the package. It now offers its services primarily to the Eastern European market, there are now 4 dinner theme nights a week and a buffet lunch with no opportunity to eat from a menu other than at its Muse pool restaurant. Even on its premium floor, the 11th, there are baby carriages and walkers left in the corridors overnight (24hrs, actually) by guests whereas, just a few years ago, there was a floor manager and, in the early evening, complimentary Champagne and canapés served to each room.
The hotel has always been an idea Family hotel, however, children running around the lobby and terrace areas at 1 and 2am in the morning (a continuance of the daylight period behaviour) means anyone who doesn't have children may care to think twice before they book a stay here.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melly123 Brilliant holiday!
I took my mother on her first holiday abroad in 22 years and even I was amazed by how perfect the stay was. The hotel is beautiful and modern, the room has aircon and is clean and bright. The thing that made the experience the best was how attentive, friendly and polite the staff are. They are always willing to help. I would recommend this hotel to families, couples- anyone. The facilities are great there are more than enough sun loungers round the pool and the private beach is beautiful. Food is also brilliant. Fantastic experience over all, can't wait to go back!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marta37 Brilliant place to stay - though please watch out for the helicopter transfer!
I have stayed for an extended weekend with my family, and the hotel was all we could wish for and more.
Food quality was good, the facilities were great - well organized beach, great drinks and welcoming Staff.
The only downside was the SPG recongnition - I had to wait at the front desk to check-in, even though our 4-year old son was sleeping whilst we held him, and the Platinum desk personnell was nowhere to be found. On my polite request, 2 female Staff members told me off to wait and informed they were busy.
We have also had an extreme experience with the Heli Air company - which is booked via the hotel. While we sat on the transfer bus, the driver informed, that the helicopter broke down. He then took us to the heliport, where we have been informed, that we could be drived with an old van to Nice airport for the price of 300 EUR. As we have denied the offer, the driver took us to a taxi stop (with no taxis) in the middle of nowhere and left us on the street.
I would rather recommend taking the hotel transfer to Nice.
On a positive note: Tiffany and Amandine. Positive, cool and total pros.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRindy18 Great location and service
Le Meridian Beach Plaza exceeded our expectations in many ways: the location with the private beach was amazing and was easy to walk to many restaurants and venues. It also was a great place from which to explore Monte Carlo.
The service and amenities were terrific and the Concierge, specifically Virginie, was exceedingly helpful and friendly.
At all times, LMBP treated us as a valued client and provided exceptional service.
Although the restaurant's quality of food and service were excellent, the only criticism we had of the hotel overall was that the restaurant (other than for breakfast) was very overpriced. Luckily, there were a number of reasonable, beach-side restaurants nearby.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EYEDOC1 EXCEPTIONAL HOTEL
From the staff to the exquisite room and clean beach with attentive staff I give this hotel a 5 star rating and will DEFINITELY be back!
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Konstantinos Our stay on July 10-13 2014
We enjoyed staying at this hotel. The staff, Tiffany, Ruslana, Antonio, and all the people working the terrace, beach, Sylvie, and the other lady working the consierge were very nice, helpful, pleasant and eager to help. They collectively made our stay very memorable. Petra at the reception needs to be more social and helpful. We didn't get the upgrade recognition we expected at the reception. However, we enjoyed this hotel and expect to return soon. The food was excellent and we ate a lot at this hotel. The beach facilities were very good. We also used them daily. This is a very well run hotel, with a beach front and very nice people always eager to please us. Thank you.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by miawine Great kids hotel w amazing pool and nice beach
Although executive suite was available we were not allowed to be upgraded to that room type despite platinum status. Nevertheless they did accommodate us in a nice room with a beach view. Breakfast was delicious. The staff was very friendly and service was exceptional.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chane Holiday
I spent a pleasant week at the Meridien in Monaco. The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable and I appreciated the quiet location of the hotel but still within easy reach of the town center.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary2 Great hotel!
Enjoyed the hotel and pool facilities. Beautiful. Staff very helpful in all areas. Will be back again and would recommend it.
July 12, 2014