Hotel Accommodation and Travel Guide

Monte Carlo, Monaco Hotel Accommodation and Travel Guide – Monaco Tourist Attractions

The country is ruled by King Albert the Second. It is situated between France and Italy, but it has an opening to the sea. Monaco is theoretically a country, but because of its reduced dimensions, it is more like a city. Monaco Ville is the old part of the city, with traditional buildings and with the Royal Palace, Monte Carlo is the new side of the city, and La Condamine represents the West and North West of the city, with the port.

The Mediterranean climate with gentle winters and with 20 degrees in December makes Monaco one of the most wanted tourist destinations, even for the cold season. Only 17 % of the population is born here, the rest of them being French, Italians and other nationalities. The citizens of this country are spared from taxes, which attracts one of the richest people if the world here.

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, after Vatican. It is considered a luxury destination, and the prices here are not for anyone. The tourist objectives here are the St Paul Church, which is a part of the eight Anglican Churches from Gibraltar Congregation. The Oceanographic Museum is also an important attraction, but the Monte Carlo Casino and its surrounding gardens represent the most important attraction here. From the gardens, the tourists can reach the commercial area of the city, and behind the casino, terraces with great geometrical forms are built, covering the roof of the Convention Center Auditorium.

Amongst the attractions of this place, Cafe de Paris offers a resembling atmosphere with the cafes from Paris. Although Monte Carlo does not have many museums and monuments, the sightseeing and the possibilities offered here to spend quality free time offer enough reasons for tens of thousands of people to come here every year.

The Casino of Monte Carlo represents the most prestigious casino in Europe. It was opened in 186, and since then, it attracts tens of thousands of tourists. Even if those tourists don’t gamble, they are impressed with the luxury and services here. After the Second World War, the casino was closed, until 1952, when the Greek billionaire Aristotel Onasis bought it. Since 2004, there are some rumors that the American billionaire Steve Wynn wants to build a floating casino and a hotel on the waters in front of the city.

If you plan to visit Monte Carlo, you should prepare lots of money. From the hotels to the souvenirs and food, everything is expensive here, and this is why this is considered one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. On the other hand, a tourist that respects himself would surely want to see Monte Carlo at least once in a lifetime.

Types of Hotel Accommodations

Read About the Types of Hotel Accommodations

An establishment that provides lodging facilities in return for a certain amount of payment is known as a hotel and the shelter that it provides is known as the hotel accommodation. Apart from living quarters, hotels usually provide add-on facilities of restaurants, swimming pool, conference hall and sometimes even a crèche.

Hotel accommodations are of various types and the age-old adage of ‘pay more, get more’ holds true in such a situation. The general trend in this industry is that the higher the cost the better is the quality in terms of service and the range of amenities provided to the guest. To adjudge the standard of the hotel there is a rating system which is followed worldwide and is denoted by stars wherein the five stars indicate the ultimate in luxury and is followed by four, three, two, one and finally no stars. As the number of stars diminish, so does the standard of quality, service and amenities offered and it is the no-star category which is the cheapest and the least luxurious.

There are some hotels which are different from the usual brick-and-mortar accommodations and a popular variety in this regard is the tree-house. These are built amidst real trees and it is the tree trunks which are used as structural elements. Nestled in the lap of nature, these are unique forms of hotel accommodations and attract visitors simply due to their ethnic and natural settings. Mainly located in wildlife reserves and areas which are characterized by dense vegetation, these hotels are a portion of the resort and are managed by authorities which are specialized in this form of accommodation.

Another out-of-the-way form of hotel accommodation is capsule hotel wherein the capsules are stacked sideways as also on top of each other. Since the space is also as big as a medium sized block made out of plastic or fiberglass it can only be used for sleeping with amenities like lockers and washrooms being communal. Courtesy of their nature and size, they can be used only as transit accommodation and are economically priced. Thus for people who are traveling and just need to sleep for a part of the journey, these are the ideal form of accommodations.

Then there are boutique budget hotels which boast of state-of-the-art amenities set amidst stylish surroundings so that travelers get a taste of living in style without spending a fortune and yet being comfortable. Other types of cheap hotel accommodations are hostels and bed & breakfast.