The lavish Monte Carlo Casino and zooming Formula One cars in Monaco are two good indicators that this city-state is the playground of the rich and famous. Posh hotels are abundant here, but there are also apartments and two-star hotels which cater to travellers with mid-range budgets.
A minute-walk away from the renowned Monte Carlo Casino, Studio Monaco is a small studio apartment with a kitchen, balcony, and bathroom. Simple and spotlessly clean, it features spacious rooms with double-sized beds, with white drapes lending an elegant appeal. Bathrooms are done in warm tones, and are equipped with a washing machine and bath tub.
Hotel de France is a two-star hotel in La Condamine, which is dotted with local artists’ shops. A cheery atmosphere welcomes guests into the hotel, its 26 rooms done in bright and happy colours. Modern amenities include a cable television and telephone. Within walking distance are shopping areas, Place d’ Armes with an herb market, and Rue Grimaldi.
Forum Hotel is a newly renovated budget hotel in Monte Carlo. Loads of modern comforts are available here, providing guests a pleasurable stay. Wireless Internet connection and colour and satellite televisions are featured in its 39 sleek and lively rooms. Guests can enjoy scrumptious meals at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant. Other facilities and services include a meeting room, multilingual staff, TV room, and a bar. Guests are allowed to bring pets.
Hotel le Versailles is another two-star hotel that provides basic amenities. It is close to the SNFC railway, which is near the Terrasses of Fontevielle, Place d’Armes, and Rue Grimaldi. It has 15 rooms with a bathroom, direct-line telephone, and colour television with foreign programs. A French-Italian style restaurant is also available. Guests can park their vehicles in the nearby La Colle car park.
Other low-cost Monaco hotels to choose from are Ambassador Monaco Hotel, Alexandra Hotel, and Tulip Inn Monaco Terminus.