The bijou principality of Monaco offers the perfect setting for a Riviera break. Regardless of where you stay you'll be close to the glitz and glamour of the casinos and luxury outlets. The villages that surround Monaco also offer an additional appeal...an escape from the hustle and bustle...and are still just moments away from the heart of the world of indulgence.
If you haven't already, then it's time to start planning your trip to Monaco. Sun, sea and seductive locations... Here are our pick of some of the best boutique hotels for summer 2017.
Port Palace Hotel, Monaco
The only boutique hotel in Monaco proper, the Port Palace Hotel was described by Tatler as "Monaco's first boutique hotel... right on Port Hercule, with porthole views of the marine action – and nautical eye-candy." Each of the guest rooms offers superb views of the superyachts in the marina and the sparkling azure of the Mediterranean. Hailed as THE spot to watch the Monaco Grand Prix this is one boutique hotel that will give you the ultimate Monaco experience with the personal and intimate touch of a small hotel.
Jerome Boutique Hostellerie Hotel, La Turbie
From the centre of it all to the centre of the medieval world of La Turbie, the small and exclusive hotel of Hostellerie Jerome will transport you to another time and place. Nestled in the narrow streets of the village of La Turbie, just inland from Monaco, Hostellerie Jerome is a former 13th-century Cistercian monastery that has been renovated and transformed into a wonderful Michelin starred restaurant with just five ensuite guest rooms. You can enjoy a gastronomic experience here and then relax in the refined elegance of one of the rooms. The perfect boutique experience for foodies.
Chateau Eza Hotel, Eze
A fairytale castle experience awaits you at Chateau Eza Hotel in nearby Eze. This chateau is a mix of beautiful antique furniture and contemporary luxury that provide you with an authentic Provencal experience in indulgent comfort. Clinging to the side of the ancient rock walls of Eze, the thousand-year-old medieval village that sits more than 400 metres above the Mediterranean, the hotel offers just fourteen individually decorated guest rooms. You can enjoy stunning views over the coastline from the Michelin quality restaurant within the hotel. Yet another treat for the foodies!
Cap Estel Hotel, Eze
A beautiful 5-star boutique hotel, nestled in its own gated estate that sits on the Mediterranean coast, the Cap Estel Hotel offers an intimate luxury just moments from the heart of Monaco. Most of the rooms are located in the stunning mansion house, built in 1899, whilst others occupy separate villas overlooking the sea. There is also a great gourmet restaurant, an infinity pool, a private beach and a relaxing spa. The true Riviera experience.
Of course, this list is just scratching the surface of the wonderful hotels of this glamorous principality. The rest of the Monaco experience is now yours to discover.