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TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-22-2006, 07:28 AM
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shotgun
02-03-2006, 10:02 PM
Are you going to this tournament?

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
02-04-2006, 08:26 AM
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shotgun
02-04-2006, 09:16 PM
I usually go :) imo it's one of the most beautiful tournaments... but this year i don't know yet. well, i put the info cos i remember last year here on MTF someone asked the address of the player hotel... insisting on "i wanna stay in the player-hotel" ;) ... awww Messieurs dear ATP players beware of the fans! :cool:

I was thinking about going there this year. I'm choosing between this tournament and Rome, probably.

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 11:13 AM
I was thinking about going there this year. I'm choosing between this tournament and Rome, probably.
They are both great tournaments and you will enjoy either of them I'm sure - I normally go to both of them :) They both have lovely settings and a lot of history attached to them - though accommodation is expensive in both places, especially Monte Carlo. You can get access to practice courts in both Rome and MC and photo opportunities are good. Rome is very disorganised, and further away from the city centre than MC which is walking distance from the town, but the food is better in Rome ;) I often find Rome too hot but I guess that won't be a problem for you!!! Enjoy whichever you decide on.

Action Jackson
02-05-2006, 11:18 AM
I was thinking about going there this year. I'm choosing between this tournament and Rome, probably.

Monte Carlo is a great tournament for the setting and the tennis, not for most of the idiots that are there.

Here is a tip you can stay in Nice or Menton and travel in, as it's not very far from Monte Carlo. Nice is loud and annoying, Menton is quiet and full of Italians.

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 12:16 PM
Monte Carlo is a great tournament for the setting and the tennis, not for most of the idiots that are there.

Here is a tip you can stay in Nice or Menton and travel in, as it's not very far from Monte Carlo. Nice is loud and annoying, Menton is quiet and full of Italians.
That's true - and they run special trains to these places (also to Cannes) from the Country Club station which is only a few metres from the Club. Nice is vile though - I agree with GWH on that!!

~EMiLiTA~
02-06-2006, 04:39 AM
well i've never been to the tournament but i have been to Monte Carlo and yeah, it is very easy to access from Nice (where i was staying)...and cheaper to stay there too.

btw you think Nice is loud and annoying??? i thought it was a cool place!! i preferred it to Menton!

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 04:55 AM
well i've never been to the tournament but i have been to Monte Carlo and yeah, it is very easy to access from Nice (where i was staying)...and cheaper to stay there too.

btw you think Nice is loud and annoying??? i thought it was a cool place!! i preferred it to Menton!

Don't forget I am not a big city person and that probably has a slant on how I see things. I mean if I wanted to be among everything I'd go to Nice, but Menton was good enough for me and quieter.

Shotgun Blues, there is a youth hostel in Tacky Carlo as well, if you are prepared to stay there. I think there is a limit on the amount of days that you can stay, but it will be easily the cheapest lodging in Monaco, unless you sleep with a very rich woman.

shotgun
02-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Thanks for all the tips guys. :worship:

There are some things that still need to work out for me, but if everything goes right, I'll probably be there.

How expensive is the food in Monte Carlo? How much more or less do you have to pay for a meal there, let's say in a cheap restaurant? And about the nightlife, are there any places that you guys recommend?

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 11:29 AM
McDonalds is the cheapest thing in Monte Carlo. I mean cheap restaurants don't exist, unless you are rich like Rosie.

As for nightlife it exists, but it's a case of keeping the ears out and how much you are willing to spend.

I mean staying outside Monte Carlo isn't a big thing. Nice to Monte Carlo takes 15-20 mins by train and it's quicker from Menton.

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 11:57 AM
McDonalds is the cheapest thing in Monte Carlo. I mean cheap restaurants don't exist, unless you are rich like Rosie.

As for nightlife it exists, but it's a case of keeping the ears out and how much you are willing to spend.

I mean staying outside Monte Carlo isn't a big thing. Nice to Monte Carlo takes 15-20 mins by train and it's quicker from Menton.
I didn't even know there was a McDonalds in MC :eek: Ghastly places - never go into them in any part of the world :devil: As for restaurants - there is a nice Italian one not far from the venue which is about 20 euros for a huge meal - can't remember the name off the top of my head, - either "Giovanni's" or "Gianni's" as I recall - the staff are very friendly there. "Jimmys" is the obvious nightclub to go to - or most people have at least 1 night at the Casino to see what all the fuss is about, but I'm not a nightclub person so GWH could probably help you better there!!

Sommarsverige
02-06-2006, 02:12 PM
As Barcelona wonīt work for me anyway, I am also thinking about going to Monte Carlo with a friend this year!
Have been there 2 years ago and I enjoyed it a lot :) But as we stayed in a hotel quite far away from the tennis in 2004, we would like to stay somewhere in Roquebrune or at least close to the tennis this year!
Is there anything you can recommend which is not too expensive?

Does anyone know how much a bus trip (or train?) from Nice to Monte Carlo would cost? And is there a possibility to get back to Nice also late in the evening? (you never know when the matches will finish ;) )

And one last question to you, George: Where in MC is McDonalds? As we need to safe money this year, it would be good if we could go there at least 1 or 2 times! But I have never seen it in Monte Carlo ...

Thanks for any kind of help :hug: :worship:

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 02:25 PM
Just get a weekly train ticket and they run quite frequently and there are extra services during the event, if someone get stranded go to the casino.

As I said there is a hostel in Monte Carlo if you want somewhere cheap and close and they have double rooms.

The McDonalds it should still be there, it's down the hill from the Hotel de Paris. It's not like Monaco is a big place.

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 04:41 PM
As Barcelona wonīt work for me anyway, I am also thinking about going to Monte Carlo with a friend this year!
Have been there 2 years ago and I enjoyed it a lot :) But as we stayed in a hotel quite far away from the tennis in 2004, we would like to stay somewhere in Roquebrune or at least close to the tennis this year!
Is there anything you can recommend which is not too expensive?

Does anyone know how much a bus trip (or train?) from Nice to Monte Carlo would cost? And is there a possibility to get back to Nice also late in the evening? (you never know when the matches will finish ;) )

And one last question to you, George: Where in MC is McDonalds? As we need to safe money this year, it would be good if we could go there at least 1 or 2 times! But I have never seen it in Monte Carlo ...

Thanks for any kind of help :hug: :worship:
The Hotel that a lot of tennis fans stay in is the Hotel Diana, which is quite close by and reasonably priced by MC standards. However, I've never been there personally and I've heard some bad reports of it, so I couldn't honestly recommend it. You know me - I would rather scrimp and save on everything else to get a really nice Hotel (I hate cheap Hotels - just my own personal choice) - so I'm not the best person to know about cheap accomodation, but I think if you're looking for nice AND reasonably priced then Nice and Menton etc would be your best option - they have Ibis and other Hotel chains there which are good standard and reasonable. The special trains from the Country Club certainly run until after the last match has ended - if you want to stay for a drink or whatever in MC then you would have to get back to the main station where they run much later.

Sommarsverige
02-06-2006, 06:06 PM
Thanks for your help, Rosie and George :hug:

I will start surfing the net the next weeks and when my friend is back from her Argentina trip, we can finally book everything :)

I am soooooooooooooooo much looking forward to the claycourt season ;)

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 06:16 PM
Thanks for your help, Rosie and George :hug:

I will start surfing the net the next weeks and when my friend is back from her Argentina trip, we can finally book everything :)

I am soooooooooooooooo much looking forward to the claycourt season ;)
Absolutely - so am I. European clay court season is just THE BEST time of the tennis year - well for me anyway!!!!!

Sommarsverige
02-06-2006, 07:38 PM
Absolutely - so am I. European clay court season is just THE BEST time of the tennis year - well for me anyway!!!!!

I agree with you to 100% on that one :yeah: , but I guess you also know that!

This is really off topic here, but it would be so much fun to meet you at some tourneys this year, especially Hamburg or Kitz :)

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 07:51 PM
I agree with you to 100% on that one :yeah: , but I guess you also know that!

This is really off topic here, but it would be so much fun to meet you at some tourneys this year, especially Hamburg or Kitz :)
Well I will do my best :) I can only go to Hamburg for quallie weekend because I have some family stuff to do that week and must be home by Tuesday morning at the latest, but I am hoping to make it for quallies. Really not sure about Kitz, but there's a very good chance I'll be back in Stockholm in October and I'm sure you'll be there too:) And yes it would be great to meet up again :)

lionel
02-07-2006, 07:05 PM
I'll go for the first 3 days of the tourney!
:woohoo:

~EMiLiTA~
02-08-2006, 04:19 AM
*sigh* i actually have holidays at that time but i think it's just too far to go for such a short time...

Action Jackson
02-08-2006, 04:24 AM
*sigh* i actually have holidays at that time but i think it's just too far to go for such a short time...

You should go to Barcelona and at least for me this event is on TV.

Rosie, is the restaurant called Il Triangolo? That was the only place where I ate out isand it's near Casino square.

~EMiLiTA~
02-08-2006, 04:29 AM
You should go to Barcelona and at least for me this event is on TV.


i don't have holidays the week of barcelona...just the week of monte carlo :sad: but then again, most of the guys i like wouldn't even get into this tournament or they'd lose in qualies :(

Action Jackson
02-08-2006, 04:37 AM
i don't have holidays the week of barcelona...just the week of monte carlo :sad: but then again, most of the guys i like wouldn't even get into this tournament or they'd lose in qualies :(

Good point, but at least Marcos, Ferrer and Chucho will be there and you never know the crazy Spaniard Nico might qualify.

*Ljubica*
02-08-2006, 05:29 AM
You should go to Barcelona and at least for me this event is on TV.

Rosie, is the restaurant called Il Triangolo? That was the only place where I ate out isand it's near Casino square.
No - it's not in town centre but much closer to the venue - in Princess Grace Avenue. Like I said before - I'm pretty sure it's either called "Gianni's" or "Giovanni's". I'll try and remember to check with one of the girls I normally go to MC with - one of them is bound to remember. Their pasta is superb :drool: and they do loads of vegetarian stuff which is probably why I like it so much!

enqvistfan
02-08-2006, 08:57 PM
As Barcelona wonīt work for me anyway, I am also thinking about going to Monte Carlo with a friend this year!
Have been there 2 years ago and I enjoyed it a lot :) But as we stayed in a hotel quite far away from the tennis in 2004, we would like to stay somewhere in Roquebrune or at least close to the tennis this year!
Is there anything you can recommend which is not too expensive?

Does anyone know how much a bus trip (or train?) from Nice to Monte Carlo would cost? And is there a possibility to get back to Nice also late in the evening? (you never know when the matches will finish ;) )

And one last question to you, George: Where in MC is McDonalds? As we need to safe money this year, it would be good if we could go there at least 1 or 2 times! But I have never seen it in Monte Carlo ...

Thanks for any kind of help :hug: :worship:


For a monaco hotel, I'd recommend you to stay at the Westminster Hotel in Roquebrune, close to Monaco (where I'll stay this year :) ), very close to the stadium, by foot. There are still availabilities for your information.

And, I don't recommend the train Nice-Monte-Carlo each day, too far and the schedules are not great. If you can't find in Roquebrune, please go to the Etap hotel in Menton. Menton is closer than Nice.

Mac Do is close to the supermarket Carrefour, I'd recommend you to buy something there instead of going to the Mac do :)

Would be nice to meet you again Birte, don't hesite to contact me if you need informations :)

Sommarsverige
02-08-2006, 09:12 PM
For a monaco hotel, I'd recommend you to stay at the Westminster Hotel in Roquebrune, close to Monaco (where I'll stay this year :) ), very close to the stadium, by foot. There are still availabilities for your information.

And, I don't recommend the train Nice-Monte-Carlo each day, too far and the schedules are not great. If you can't find in Roquebrune, please go to the Etap hotel in Menton. Menton is closer than Nice.

Mac Do is close to the supermarket Carrefour, I'd recommend you to buy something there instead of going to the Mac do :)

Would be nice to meet you again Birte, don't hesite to contact me if you need informations :)

Thanks for the info, Val :hug:

I had already looked on the net and found the Westminster hotel there as well!
I also found 2 other ones: Hotel Miramar in Cap d'Ail and Hotel Europe Village in Roquebrune as well. Do you know about them? They are quite a lot cheaper than Westminster, but for example I donīt know where Cap d'Ail is?

About travelling from Nice to Monte Carlo every day, we already thought it wouldnīt be a good idea! I think itīs much easier to stay directly in Monte Carlo and so you can also go out there in the evenings ;)
With whom will you go, Val? And how long will you be there? We will probably stay monday-saturday, maybe also friday!

Hope to see you on msn soon, so we can chat a bit ;) :hug:

enqvistfan
02-08-2006, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the info, Val :hug:

I had already looked on the net and found the Westminster hotel there as well!
I also found 2 other ones: Hotel Miramar in Cap d'Ail and Hotel Europe Village in Roquebrune as well. Do you know about them? They are quite a lot cheaper than Westminster, but for example I donīt know where Cap d'Ail is?

About travelling from Nice to Monte Carlo every day, we already thought it wouldnīt be a good idea! I think itīs much easier to stay directly in Monte Carlo and so you can also go out there in the evenings ;)
With whom will you go, Val? And how long will you be there? We will probably stay monday-saturday, maybe also friday!

Hope to see you on msn soon, so we can chat a bit ;) :hug:

Cap d'ail is very close to the Monte-Carlo station, I think it's at one station, so very close, but at two from the Stadium. So, it's ok, and even in the evening, you can do it by foot, even if it's going to take you a while, because the stadium is at the other side of Monte-Carlo. But, it's possible :) Or you can take a taxi, it's not expensive for only 5 minutes.

The problem with Roquebrune is that it's a big city, I knew by the owner of the Westminster hotel that there was a cheap hotel nearby this hotel, but I don't remember the name. Maybe, it's this one. But, according to the map, it's not in the same part at the Westminster Hotel. So, a little bit far, but not impossible.

So, for the hotel, I'd recommend the Cap d'ail maybe, especially if you want to spend the evenings in Monte-Carlo, much closer.

There's also that place : http://www.legolfebleu.com/
Close to the train station of Roquebrune. Good :yeah:

I'll go there with my friend (The Haas fan) and her mum (Guga fan). We booked our rooms in December. I'll come by train from Paris. I'll arrive on friday evening and I'll leave on thursday morning, cause I go to visit my grand-parents on the other part of the south of France then.

Now, general informations for everyone :

Train schedules : http://www.ter-sncf.com/paca/Default.htm

Tourist information of Monte-Carlo : http://www.monte-carlo.mc/

Tourist information Roquebrune : http://www.menton.com/roquebrune/indexu.htm

Bus transfers from the Nice Airport (expensive)
http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/recherche.asp

Or you can take a bus to the train station and then, take the train, but it will be easier with the bus directly.
http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/recherche.asp?dest_id=%7B6ED478A1-D897-48A2-B320-900EE02EE24F%7D

The casino : would like to go there someday.
http://www.casinomontecarlo.com/en/

:bigwave:

Sommarsverige
02-11-2006, 10:27 PM
Cap d'ail is very close to the Monte-Carlo station, I think it's at one station, so very close, but at two from the Stadium. So, it's ok, and even in the evening, you can do it by foot, even if it's going to take you a while, because the stadium is at the other side of Monte-Carlo. But, it's possible :) Or you can take a taxi, it's not expensive for only 5 minutes.

The problem with Roquebrune is that it's a big city, I knew by the owner of the Westminster hotel that there was a cheap hotel nearby this hotel, but I don't remember the name. Maybe, it's this one. But, according to the map, it's not in the same part at the Westminster Hotel. So, a little bit far, but not impossible.

So, for the hotel, I'd recommend the Cap d'ail maybe, especially if you want to spend the evenings in Monte-Carlo, much closer.

There's also that place : http://www.legolfebleu.com/
Close to the train station of Roquebrune. Good :yeah:

I'll go there with my friend (The Haas fan) and her mum (Guga fan). We booked our rooms in December. I'll come by train from Paris. I'll arrive on friday evening and I'll leave on thursday morning, cause I go to visit my grand-parents on the other part of the south of France then.

Now, general informations for everyone :

Train schedules : http://www.ter-sncf.com/paca/Default.htm

Tourist information of Monte-Carlo : http://www.monte-carlo.mc/

Tourist information Roquebrune : http://www.menton.com/roquebrune/indexu.htm

Bus transfers from the Nice Airport (expensive)
http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/recherche.asp

Or you can take a bus to the train station and then, take the train, but it will be easier with the bus directly.
http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/recherche.asp?dest_id=%7B6ED478A1-D897-48A2-B320-900EE02EE24F%7D

The casino : would like to go there someday.
http://www.casinomontecarlo.com/en/

:bigwave:

Thanks Val for all the information :hug:

Right now I am checking everything, but right now my favourite is the Westminster Hotel!
I am so much looking forward to it, hopefully we can fix everything when Maria gets back from Argentina :)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
02-13-2006, 12:13 PM
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*Ljubica*
02-13-2006, 04:46 PM
...well, er... in Monaco hosted on a yacht could be an option ;)





soon Valentines Day :hearts:
Love is heartbreaking, love is unpredictable, love is forever...love is everything.


:bigwave:

I guess - if you are a millionaire.......... ;)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
02-13-2006, 05:08 PM
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*Ljubica*
02-13-2006, 07:23 PM
or if you know a millionaire... the enjoyment without the worries ;)
If you know a spare one - please introduce me :p

enqvistfan
02-13-2006, 08:13 PM
Maybe a player could invite us ? :lol: :lol:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
02-13-2006, 08:34 PM
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Sommarsverige
02-13-2006, 09:18 PM
:lol: we need a WC *Welcome Card* ^^

Canīt you ask Tomas about that one, Interlaken? :lol:

One other question to Val: Do they speak English in that hotel you mentionned? I mean can you write e-mails in English which they understand?
My french really sucks :eek:

enqvistfan
02-14-2006, 06:22 PM
Canīt you ask Tomas about that one, Interlaken? :lol:

One other question to Val: Do they speak English in that hotel you mentionned? I mean can you write e-mails in English which they understand?
My french really sucks :eek:

At the westminster hotel, they speak German :) At the others, of course, they speak english. I know that we are bad in english in France, but in touristic places, they speak english :)

Or if you want, i can send them an email in French, just email me :)

shotgun
02-19-2006, 01:28 AM
I heard that the weather there is usually not good by this time of the year. Can someone here confirm that?

*Ljubica*
02-19-2006, 10:39 AM
I heard that the weather there is usually not good by this time of the year. Can someone here confirm that?
Well I am always happy with it as I'm from Northern Europe and it's normally a lot warmer in MC than I'm used to at home, - in fact I normally burn there as I have very fair skin. However, coming from Brazil I guess you may find it chilly, especally in the evenings. I never need more than a sweater or a fleece jacket for evening matches but perhaps you would need more! Main problem is that it's quite often windy which can swirl the clay around quite badly and affect your eyes - sunglasses are very important there in my opinion. As for the rain - well it's no different to most other parts of Europe in Spring - you do get rain there sometimes, - but I've never known it affect the tournament that much, and because one of the courts there is covered, you always have some play all the time. Hope that helped..

shotgun
02-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Well I am always happy with it as I'm from Northern Europe and it's normally a lot warmer in MC than I'm used to at home, - in fact I normally burn there as I have very fair skin. However, coming from Brazil I guess you may find it chilly, especally in the evenings. I never need more than a sweater or a fleece jacket for evening matches but perhaps you would need more! Main problem is that it's quite often windy which can swirl the clay around quite badly and affect your eyes - sunglasses are very important there in my opinion. As for the rain - well it's no different to most other parts of Europe in Spring - you do get rain there sometimes, - but I've never known it affect the tournament that much, and because one of the courts there is covered, you always have some play all the time. Hope that helped..

Thanks Rosie. :hug:

enqvistfan
02-21-2006, 06:35 PM
I heard that the weather there is usually not good by this time of the year. Can someone here confirm that?

It's warm but as Rosie said, the evenings are cold, especially from 6pm. Last year, I remember that we stayed at the practrice to watch Feli Lopez (at 6pm), and there was some wind and a bit cold :lol: I imagine if we stayed for a player we really like !! But, the climate is rather good there :)

Corina2605
02-27-2006, 12:57 PM
Hi Birte, I did stay in the hotel Diana Rosie mentionned. The hotel is okay, we didn't have anything to complain, we didn't take breakfast there, though :) It is very good located, about a 15 minutes walk away from the tennis.

Wish I can make it to MC this year, but it depends on lots of things...sigh!

Sommarsverige
02-27-2006, 07:34 PM
Hi Birte, I did stay in the hotel Diana Rosie mentionned. The hotel is okay, we didn't have anything to complain, we didn't take breakfast there, though :) It is very good located, about a 15 minutes walk away from the tennis.

Wish I can make it to MC this year, but it depends on lots of things...sigh!

Corina, thanks for the information :hug: Do you maybe still have an e-mail address or something from that hotel? We also have checked other hotels, but did not accept anything yet, because we want to compare first ;)
If you have an address, you can send it to my e-mail, please :hug:

It would be so wonderful if you can make it to MC, too :worship: Crossing fingers so much :hug: :hug:

Corina2605
02-28-2006, 09:36 AM
I will try to find the address and email asap :) I owe you an email anyway :)

Hugs to you
C