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Inaugurated in April 2001 by Scottish hotelier Ken Mcculloch and his Formula One business partner David Coulthard, Columbus Monaco has since its opening introduced a concept which seemed controversial in Monaco until then simplicity. Located in Fontvieille near the harbour, Monaco's up and coming area, Columbus Monaco is conveniently located opposite the heliport and only a few minutes away from the Place du Casino. The Riviera chic style of the hotel was conceptualised by Amanda Rosa, who has combined noble materials such as leather, marble, wood and stones to create a chic and comfortable atmosphere. The 181 bedrooms have been decorated to reflect the same elegant style and offer breathtaking views on the Mediterranean sea and the Rocher on one side and the Princess Grace rose garden and the mountains on the other.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 9
- Total Rooms Number: 181
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Sofa Beds Children Only: 12
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Cost: 25.00 Per 24 Hours
- Open to: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Open from: mid may to mid october
- Heated: Yes
- Free: Yes
- Child Restrictions for access to pool(s): yes
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: monaco monte-carlo
- Distance: 1 kilometre
- Name: NICE COTE D'AZUR
- Distance: 25 kilometre
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 06:30
- Monday to Friday: 06:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:30
- Monday to Friday: 10:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Highchairs available
- Pets Allowed Cost: 20.00 per stay
- Nearest Rail Name: Monaco Monte-Carlo Distance: 1 kilometre
- Nearest Airport Name: Nice Cote D'azur Distance: 25 kilometre
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1160 reviews
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It's not in Monte Carlo
Stay Date: 12/2016, Adrian E wrote this review.
I lived in Monaco for 2 years and was back for a quick visit. Things you should know (I already knew!). The hotel is in Fontvieille. Heavily residential and Business District. No where near Monte Carlo. Walking to Monte Carlo is at least 30 to 40 … See more
I lived in Monaco for 2 years and was back for a quick visit. Things you should know (I already knew!). The hotel is in Fontvieille. Heavily residential and Business District. No where near Monte Carlo. Walking to Monte Carlo is at least 30 to 40 minutes. Bus, 10 minutes. There are some great restaurants in Fontvieille Port, Beef Bar is excellent. If it's a bar you want, Gerhards is the place to go. Give the Ship and Castle a miss. Hotel is close to Carrefore supermarket & McDonalds. If you go to the back of the shopping center and take the lift. You arrive in La Condamine, a vibrant bar and restaurant area. Starbucks is close to the lifts for those who want it. The hotel itself if old, but comfortable. Carpets are worn. The room was ok. Don't expect anything grand. If you want a place to lay your head it's perfect. Don't expect Metropole or Hermitage standard. The one big issue I have is they employ this American standard of having weighted sensors in the fridge. If you touch it, you buy. I knew this, so I'm not caught out. I'm sure many a parent has paid for something the kid has picked up. So beware, you could be forced to pay extortionate prices for items you didn't consume. I didn't try the food. There are so many places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner within 5 minutes walk, you can't justify the hotels €25 a head. Lastly, parking. There is a public car park next door. €20 for 24hrs. The hotel charge €25 for 24hrs. I saw in another post the hotel defended the charge saying their car park was manned, had CCTV & was safe. This is MONACO it's all safe. I left my apartment door open for a whole weekend by mistake when I went to the local ski resort Limone Pimonte, when I returned nothing was missing. Cash, jewelry, electronics. So park next door. I did & save €5. Collapse
3 nights noviembre
Stay Date: 11/2016, Dawn B wrote this review.
we spent 3 nights here , 11 till 14 nov 16 , hotel is great , location very good , staff very good , christopher is a perfect worker who is very helpful and a credit to their team who give a layed back and relaxed environment to your stay.room servic… See more
we spent 3 nights here , 11 till 14 nov 16 , hotel is great , location very good , staff very good , christopher is a perfect worker who is very helpful and a credit to their team who give a layed back and relaxed environment to your stay.room service was great as we didnt rise early in the morning but when we got back the bed was made up again. all the staff , consierge patrick and the other consierge staff was very helpfull , i would definately stay here again , hope to go back next year , or sooner. Collapse
Has gone downhill
Stay Date: 11/2016, Gerald M wrote this review.
As a former resident of Monaco I know the Columbus pretty well. I used to have lunch here regularly and would happily travel to the comparative middle of nowhere for some good food. The location is about as eccentric as possible, transport is awful i… See more
As a former resident of Monaco I know the Columbus pretty well. I used to have lunch here regularly and would happily travel to the comparative middle of nowhere for some good food. The location is about as eccentric as possible, transport is awful if you don't have a car and you're not really within walking distance of anything even vaguely interesting. Luckily we do have a car and we're not tourists, we're staying here out of necessity as the Columbus is one of the few hotels in the principality that accepts dogs and we needed somewhere to stay. We turned up in the early evening and I was immediately irritated by the over eager concierge impatient to prove he can speak English. We're in a fundamentally French speaking principality so we were surprised to have immediately been spoken to in English, it's not very romantic and just a bit off putting, especially as my wife is French and I'm half French and capable of speaking the language. Yes the carpets are tatty and virtually every fixture and fitting is looking a bit tired but I was aware of that before I made the booking and was neither surprised nor dissuaded by the shabby demeanor of the hotel. What I really can't stand though is a so called room service menu with "live like a local, enjoy the best of the local suppliers" written on the cover and inside a wad of takeaway menus. We ordered some spring rolls, two chicken satays, two mini ice creams and an €8 bottle of wine. The total bill was £70. Seventy euros! And the vast majority of it is still sitting on a tray on our unlit balcony as it was utterly awful. It was inedible. Even our dog had a sniff and didn't even lick it. If all you need to do is put your head on a pillow and go to sleep this place is fine, it's cheap and contrary to other reviews, it's clean. Yes it's shabby but that's not the end of the world. What is the end of the world is the hideous take away which, I can guarantee you, is not the best of the local suppliers by a long shot, it's the total dregs. What's also a bit rich is €25 for overnight car parking and €25 per head for breakfast. If you just need sleep then fine, if you need anything else, forget it, you're in the back and beyond of Monaco and if you come at this time of year it is incredibly noisy with the No Finish Line event blaring music and commentary 24 hours a day. The Novotel near the train station is slap bang in the middle of town and is a million times nicer. Not sure if they accept dogs though. Anyway, just don't come here unless you absolutely have to. Collapse
Good but limited
Stay Date: 11/2016, GYWX wrote this review.
We were welcomed cheerfully by Patrick the concierge, and by the receptionist who described our premium room with a view, I thought I was going to rate this "Excellent" There is indeed a good west-facing view over the Roseraie garden, and a slight vi… See more
We were welcomed cheerfully by Patrick the concierge, and by the receptionist who described our premium room with a view, I thought I was going to rate this "Excellent" There is indeed a good west-facing view over the Roseraie garden, and a slight view of the sea towards the heliport. There was no noise disturbance as the window insulation was good and there are no flights at night. There is no tea making facility in the room. That may seem a small thing but when I wake early I like to have a quick cup. They say they provide a coffee machine in the lobby after 11pm. Well, I'm not going to go down at 6am in my pyjamas. Then we found there is no bar as such, just a lobby area where we sit and can order from the reception. I found there were two different prices - the price list in the lift (elevator) must be out of date as it shows drinks a couple of euro cheaper than the list we were handed in the lobby level. The lobby area is nice, with comfy chairs and tourist & art books to read. But like other hotels here they play really irritating background music with an insistent techno beat that is the opposite of calming. We were the only people there, so I asked them to turn it down and they said they could not. At this stage I was thinking that maybe "very good" was appropriate. Then we began to notice the worn carpet in the bedroom and it began to look rather "Average" The reception could not offer me web access to print some travel vouchers; the concierge said it was not a normal request but he'd let me use his computer. I did that ( a little slowly because of the French AZERTY keyboard) and got what I wanted, so good marks to the concierge. It was nice to avail of the free shuttle service to the regional bus stop. Although in fact the Monaco buses stop in the same square so that would also be an option if you didn't have large baggage. On check out I got a shock when charged 48 euro per day for breakfast for two. I said I thought it was included, and they said no. On my return I checked the original booking and indeed it was. I asked for a refund and got it the next day with an apology, first one 48 then the second 48 on reminding. We can all make mistakes, so I don't mind if they are promptly and courteously addressed. But in my opinion that three-star hotel breakfast is in no way worth 24 euro per person. Half that more like it. Their Google ad says "Columbus Monte-Carlo - 4 * Hotel in Monaco. Official Site". Tripadvisor lists it as a three-star, #8 of 10 hotels and that is more like it. It is owned by the same group as the Fairmont which is a huge 600-bed hotel perched over the sea, and is really four-star luxury (although see TA reviews for reports of noise from its night club). For a three-star I preferred the modern Novotel; no views but good facilities. As I'm rating the Novotel "Very Good" (booking.com 8.6), I'll have to give this "Average"- I'd prefer "Good" (booking.com 8.0) but Tripadvisor does not provide that level. In summary, Columbus is a mid-range hotel with responsive staff but operated on a shoestring. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2016, Mark R wrote this review.
I've been staying at this place periodically since 2008. Nice to see that the staff remain very good, friendly and helpful. Sadly the rooms are looking very tired now and in serious need of updating / refreshing. Would no longer be my first choice..
I've been staying at this place periodically since 2008. Nice to see that the staff remain very good, friendly and helpful. Sadly the rooms are looking very tired now and in serious need of updating / refreshing. Would no longer be my first choice.. Collapse
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