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Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel, Monaco

Comfortable modern hotel with pool, gym, beauty & massage treatments

"Good" 1802 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 87 / 100 Great service.
Location 85 / 100 Location is great.
Breakfast 62 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Comfort 59 / 100 Average comfort.
Room 52 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Amenities 51 / 100 Average amenities.
Wellness Area 50 / 100 Sufficient wellness & sports facilities.
Vibe 49 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Value for money 46 / 100 Value below average.
WiFi 36 / 100 Internet is poor.
Bar and Beverages 33 / 100 Bar is not good.
Food 26 / 100 Complaints about food

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"Rooms need regular maintenance"
"Friendly service"
"Furniture needs more attention"
"Bathroom could be optimized"
"Very Good" 1802 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 89 / 100 Great service.
Room 56 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Friendly service"
"Fantastic service"
"Good" 1802 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 92 / 100 World class service.
Location 84 / 100 Location is great.
Cleanliness 74 / 100 Good cleanliness.
Breakfast 61 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Comfort 56 / 100 Average comfort.
Amenities 50 / 100 Average amenities.
Room 49 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Vibe 46 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Value for money 43 / 100 Value below average.
Bar and Beverages 31 / 100 Bar is disappointing.
Food 23 / 100 Complaints about food

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"Great valet service"
"Friendly atmosphere"
"Wonderful sightseeing"
"Nice balcony"
"Very Good" 1802 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Service 85 / 100 Great service.
Cleanliness 71 / 100 Good cleanliness.
Comfort 66 / 100 Average comfort.
Room 60 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Breakfast 60 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Amenities 53 / 100 Average amenities.
Vibe 52 / 100 Vibe was decent.
Food 29 / 100 Complaints about food

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"Bathroom could be optimized"
"Great view"
"Hotel buildings could use some improvement"
"Great location"
"Good" 1802 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Service 82 / 100 Great service.
Comfort 60 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 59 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Room 52 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Amenities 50 / 100 Average amenities.
Vibe 48 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.

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"Professional service"
"Hotel could use some updating"
"Rooms in need of an update"
"Furniture needs more attention"

The Columbus hotel's style is Riviera chic, where beautifully glamorous and barefoot elegance sit easily side by side. The service is graceful, genuinely friendly and always attentive. The feeling is cool, exclusive and laid back. An excellent choice.

At Columbus Monte-Carlo, the 181 rooms and suites all offer tranquil views: Fontvieille Port, the amazing Rock or the romantic Princess Grace Rose Garden and of course, not forgetting the Mediterranean Sea.


Worth knowing

It all began in April 2001, when the Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard decided to acquire a former standard 3-star hotel to turn it into the “first art of living hotel” in Monaco. It was in the district of Fontvieille, reclaimed from the sea and devoted to business, that he chose to open a cool and chic establishment, an innovative concept inconsistent with a highly urbanised environment.

What's the place like?

The Pool

As well as an outdoor swimming pool, this hotel also has a gym and fitness area so that you can keep up with your fitness regime whilst on holiday.

What's nearby?

Towns nearby

Monaco Ville refers to the old town of Monaco, or 'The Rock' which sits perched on a peninsula high above the Mediterranean. The train station at Monaco lies on the very scenic Nice-Ventimiglia trainline- you can then connect to local bus line 1 or 2 to get to Monaco Ville. These local buses connect all of Monaco, or you can get a hop on hop off day pass on a tourist bus for €10. If driving, there is a parking lot 'Chemin des Pêcheurs' in Monaco Ville. To get to Monaco you can also take a bus from Nice-the 110 express runs from Nice airport (€20) and the 100 runs from Nice town (€1.50). You could, of course, always fly or sail into Monaco, in which case there is Port Hercules or the Monaco heliport at your disposal. (You may scoff, but the helicopter isn't outrageously expensive at 165 euro when you consider that a taxi will generally set you back up to €90. And let's face it, Monaco's the kind of place where one should arrive in style).

Restaurants nearby

Many restaurants up on 'The Rock' could be accused of being tourist-traps, but there are a few exceptions serving up tasty traditional Monegasque and Provencal fare. Family run restaurant ‘Cavagnetu’ (meaning picnic basket) is a very good choice indeed- try the barbajuan, socca or pissaladerie here. It has a lovely terrace and a cosy, vaulted interior- full of locals and tourists alike.

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Sights nearby

The grand palace stands on the site of a fortress built by the Genoese in 1205. Today, you can admire the throne room and stunning 15th century frescoes, the 17th century chapel and the famous marble double staircase. The beautiful Romanesque-Byzantine Cathedrale de Monaco is the burial place of Grace Kelly and husband Prince Ranier, while you can see a wonderful collection of religious artworks at the Museum of the Chapel of the Visitation- Rubens and Ribera are just two of the Masters on display here. Walk in Jacques Cousteau's footsteps at the Oceanographic Museum, where the shark lagoon and coral gardens will delight young visitors, or visit the quaint Chapelle de Misericorde in Place de Palais.

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Things to Do nearby

There are museum exhibitions and events throughout the year in this cultural heart of Monaco, including a wonderful outdoor theatre at the Fort Antoine. The atmospheric changing of the guard at the palace is a wonderful (if crowded) activity to watch, with thousands gathering at 11.55 am to watch the colourful display. You could also take a lovely stroll or picnic in the Saint Martin Gardens enjoying the view.

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Beaches nearby

Monaco Ville doesn't have any beaches, but there is the public Larvotto Beach nearby, which is reachable by bus numbers 4 and 6. It's gravel and man-made, but it is clean and has lots of restaurants backing the beach for a pleasant lunch. If you have money to burn and want a special day out, head to Monte Carlo Beach, which is a private sandy beach that is part of the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel. It has an Olympic sized swimming pool too. Further down the coast is the lovely beach at Cap d'Ail, or head around to spectacular Villefranche near Nice.

Golf-clubs nearby

The Monte Carlo Golf Club is actually located in La Turbie. This wonderful century-old course is rich in history and offers breathtaking views over mountains and sea- at the fifth hole you can actually see three countries at once! The 18 holes, par 71 course has some is very hilly and requires considerable accuracy. The green fees aren't cheap, but the elegant clubhouse and those extraordinary views of the Riviera make it worth the expense. There's a restaurant open every day except Monday and a practice ground on site, as well as a pro shop and caddy and equipment rental.

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Nightlife nearby

Nightlife in Monaco-Ville itself is fairly limited, but the bright lights and glamour aren't far away at all. Head down to the port for more affordable nightlife options or into Monte Carlo proper for your glitzy big name venues.

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Visitor comments

  • "Beds very comfortable & spacious room Location is perfect." - Trip Advisor
  • ​"Room is very good size with balcony and has large bed which was also very comfortable. We did not hear any noise from either other room or outside. The towels were soft." - Trip Advisor
  • "ALL the staff are very efficient, kind, courteous and are a credit to the Hotel and Monaco.I will definitely be back next year, if not before." ​- Trip Advisor


  • Star Rating
  • 3 Star
  • Property Style
  • Hotel
  • Special Breaks
  • Spa Breaks
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Cool
  • Modern


  • Outdoors
  • Sea views
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Gym / Fitness area
  • Hair Salon
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Iron & Ironing-board
  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe / Secure box
  • Accessibility
  • Disabled access


  • Catering
  • Breakfast


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 23 Avenue des Papalins
  • 98000