The Most Luxurious Monaco Palaces & Buildings


As you would expect, Monaco boasts some of the world’s most elegant and luxurious hotels. Known as Monaco palaces, they not only boast some of the most breathtaking rooms for guests to rest their head in, but also sumptuous amenities, including award-winning restaurants and lavish spas, which are enjoyed by Monaco residents that wish to indulge in only the very finest things in life. Many are located in some of Monaco’s most elegant buildings, boasting head-turning architectural features that only add to their grandeur. Keep on reading to learn more about Monacos’ famous palaces.

Monaco palaces: Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

The five-star Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is located in a beautifully preserved Belle Époque Monaco building, and is a prime example of an ultra-luxe Monaco palace. Architectural highlights of this famed Monaco palace include the exquisite dome of the hotel, designed by Gustave Eiffel, alongside other exquisite design features, from marble pillars to opulent chandeliers. Located in the heart of Monaco, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is also home to the Michelin-starred restaurant, Vistamar, as well as the lavish Thermes Marins Monte Carlo spa.

Monaco palaces: Hotel Metropole

Hotel Metropole

Another Belle Époque Monaco palace awaits at the Hotel Metropole, at the end of a cobblestone driveway flanked by Italian cypress trees. Boasting an exquisite blend of classic architectural features with contemporary designer touches, the Hotel Metropole is one of Monaco’s most fashionable hotels. The hotel boasts a selection of award-winning restaurants that are popular with both locals and tourists alike, including Yoshi, the only Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant on the Cote d’Azur. Alternatively, check into this Monaco palace and spend a day of relaxation at the Hotel Metropole Spa by Givenchy.

Monaco palaces: Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The expansive Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo underwent a four-year, €600 million renovation in 2014, transforming it into a breathtaking Monaco palace that offers limitless levels of luxury. Located amidst the palatial surroundings of the Carre d’Or this iconic Monaco palace is the place to see and be seen. Amongst its many amenities are the world-famous three Michelin-starred Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse, an exquisite spa and pool, and private beach access.

Monaco palaces: Monte-Carlo Beach

The Monte-Carlo Beach seaside hotel, redesigned in 2009 by Iranian-French architect India Mahdavi, captures the Art Deco essence of the glorious, glamorous 1930s when celebrities and then-actress Grace Kelly partied poolside. With its private beach on the Côte d’Azur, this terracotta-coloured Monaco palace makes the most of its beautiful natural surroundings, ensuring guests enjoy a taste of the good life. Amongst the hotel’s many features are an Olympic sized swimming pool, as well as Elsa, a Michelin-starred restaurant that utilizes only 100 percent organic ingredients.

Monaco palaces: Mirabeau Monaco


A former Monaco palace, the 26-storey Mirabeau Monaco takes its rightful place on the principality’s list of iconic buildings.  At 81-metres tall, the luxury residence property is among the tallest buildings in Monaco. For Formula One fans, it has a prime location on the Grand Prix circuit, situated at the famous hairpin turn at the Sun Casino.

After a three-year renovation beginning in 2007, the former luxury hotel was turned into one of the most prestigious residential buildings in the principality. The lavish apartments are just steps away from the Monte-Carlo Casino, Michelin-starred restaurants, and the elegant Metropole shopping mall with its marble floors and crystal chandeliers.

If you are looking for a luxury residential apartment for sale or rent, such as those found at Mirabeau Monaco, then contact the team at La Costa Properties Monaco. With a portfolio boasting some of the best apartments for sale and rent, we can help you find your ideal Monaco property within striking distance of the very finest Monaco palaces.

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