While this will likely get lost in a pile of email responses that I can't check because of 'only most recent' ones showing, I am wondering if any of you have stayed at the Marriott in Cap d'Ail. Although I am doing research in Provence, Avignon is significantly distant even on the TGV. But I'm thinking about taking my first true vacation in years (though I certainly cannot complain about the places I go to in the course of my research).
I'm frankly not interested in casinos, though I love beaches, history and medieval villages (I know Eze is nearby). Any frank thoughts on the property and whether it's worth the free stay I booked in late June/July would be wonderful. I can always cancel it and do my purely historical (but alas not Marriott) thing by staying in Avignon for a week.
Thanks in advance,
I have stayed there many times and it is one of my real favorites.
I am not a casino guy but really love Monte Carlo. The hotel is great and I will show you some pictures. The hotel is really nice and you can take a helicopter from Nice or take the train. The drive is great as well. We retraced on of our favorite movies, "To Catch a Thief" and enjoy the drive from there to either Lake Como or to the South, St. Tropez.
Good luck if you go, and enjoy the dining nearby at Saliere. A close walk on the water and very reasonable and great food.
I've missed your posts since everything went haywire at Insiders! But thank you so much for the information. I've pretty much decided I need a rest before starting a new book, so this sounds like the place -- with free airfare and free stay, it's hard to beat. Your photos are fantastic and make me look forward to it.
Thanks so much,
That's one of the things that's been so sad about the changes to the site -- it's very hard unless we simply complain to find or follow threads from the virtual friends we have met. Let's hope Marriott gets things together soon.
I've pretty well decided to stay at the Cap d'ail Porte de Monaco, since I am in serious need of a real (non-working) vacation. Before that Greece and Milwaukee, afterwards Paris, but all work. (But in such places work always combines with pleasure!
To you both!
How did you travel in Greece? I would LOVE to go to Meteora, but since I only know kali mera, kali sera, and efcharisto, I would be scared to rent a car -- especially after some of the tours I took last time. I'll be staying at the Athens Ledra, but would like to do excursions like Meteora. Do you know private tour guides who do so?
Thanks so much for the great ideas! I've already been (via tours) to (my favorite) Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Cape Sounion, and three of the closest islands on a long day tour, including Aegina.
I'd love any ideas you have or other places to see. I have booked one tour to ancient Corinth in advance since the days didn't work last time I was there and it definitely is something I want to investigate for teaching church history.
Cheers, (what's the word in Greek?)
I can't say that we probably used the most efficient travel method to go to Meteora from Athens, there may (must!) be a better way but...
We took a train from Athens to Larissa and then a bus to Kalambaka. Stayed there overnight. Hired a taxi to be our tour guide to the monestaries. The driver waited at each monestary while we toured it then we went on to the next. At the end of the day, we did the bus/train back to Athens.
I can't tell you how highly I recommend seeing these monestaries... they are just fabulous!
Dear Prof -
I agree with the positive post. I think you will find the Monaco property to be excellent. I have stayed there twice. The last time, I was there was 3 years ago. No concierge level, but breakfast in the restaurant. I ate one evening at the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Monaco is very expensive so you can't beat the price when using points. Enjoy!
Judge, NH, and Prof.
You all make this fun!
I am headed to Paris CE for the next few days, so will update you all on the latest!
Again, you really cant' go wrong at the Marriott Cap', Using points, I have found I can do Monaco pretty reasonably. The city is so clean and safe, it is really a fun place. Again, I like to travel out of there to other places. Last time i went to the new bridge at Malliou. It was a great trip thru South France onto Paris.
i stay in the marriott monaco 1 week
i have a home in nice, also very near
to monaco and take my car for go
to the hotel.
one sugestion the time you stay in monaco
dont rent a car, the street there are no large
its go only strong up ou down.
the best way is the bus in monaco he bring
you where you want you stop where you like
a terasse de un cafe ou the museum. from monaco
is the best the esyst and the unexpensive
transportation in monaco.
and you dont have the probleme to find
a parking place 100 prozent not easy there
now when you want go aout fromr monaco for
italie and ather nice place then only rent a car.
my car stay 3 days in the garage from the
hotel. and later only i neet my car.
i wisch you de agreable hollydays
i never take the train alltime the plaine
for go to paris from nice mutch cheaper.
also the trainstation i dont know.
i cam back to monaco if you arrive with
..to nice you have a express bus to
monaco. i just see now.
prof chiara please have a look on google
put in BUS IN MONACO and BUS TO MONACO
you will see all the stop from the bus in monaco.
its very good making EXUSE MY ENGLISCH
you can prepaire all your stops in monaco alredy.
the price 1 fare 1 euro , 10 fare 6 euros
1 more deal but not e e bay deal
if you dont find let me know
one more time wunderfull hollydays
i know you go to athenes later ou bevore
i go in august 6 nighths to rome and then
6 nights to athenes whe will stay in
the same hotel marriott ledra.
i find the only 1 airline with the direct flight
from nice ou nizza to rome i just have a lokk
the price is the same one more time in august
29.99 euros nizza rome i vergette tax includet
and from rome to athenes 66,09 euros.
nice rome with .blu-express
and from rome to athenes with www.easyjet.com.
i give you this information why? i dont know
if you have alredy your tickets.
if you dont go to rome nathing direct nizza
athenes also very expensive..
schure the price what i give you is 1 way only.
i have later a 1 way athenes paris all alredy booking
Thanks, Klaus! Actually they will be separate trips -- to Greece in a week and a half, then home for five weeks before I go to Monaco. Since I'm a Delta/Skyteam Platinum Medallion, the flight to Monaco is free, and in first class! I know many people say that it is hard to redeem miles for free flights, I have never had any trouble doing so with Delta, possibly because I book well in advance and am flexible in both travel dates and cities.
Enjoy your trips! I go to Rome very frequently and it's one of my favorite places in the world.
Fabulous hotel. I've had 6 stays there, it is right on the marina, and very close to a lovely beach. Try for a marina balcony room - I believe they are standard to guests using Marriott Reward tickets)Cross the road and you enter Monaco. A truly fabulous principality. The hotel provides a free shuttle to many local destinations, and the frequent airport shuttle for the airport stops by every hour or so. (60 minute ride - 20Euro return fare )If you wish to pay more, the heliport is only a few hundred yards away. Bus and rail transport is great, Monaco station is superb, maybe as good as GCS in NYC!
To LesliePamel and all the others who have posted such helpful information thank you so much! I think I can say (barring another Icelandic eruption) that in late June early July I will be at the Porte de Monaco. As for some time next week, it could be anywhere at the rate things in Athens are happening... Should I end up in the midst of a revolution or in some farflung place I will be sure to post photos.
As Jerry and others have said, you are the people who have always made Marriott Rewards so much fun until the recent problems.
Kali sera (I hope),
i am afraid for the trip rome to athenes.
and for you u.s.a to athenenes.
i am not schure with all problemes in grece
whe can see the acropolis.
soo have a wonderfoul trip to monaco.
with all informations from many insider
i can only say one more time to you have
a nice holliday in monaco.dont vergette the
nice stops in monaco with the local bus.
and when this time whe dont cant stay
in the marriott ledra Athenes
its for the next time. what whe can do?
whe are flexible