Really sorry for the tardy reply, I have my settings to be notified whenever a new post is added (or so I thought) but there are loads of posts here I didn’t know about so I’ll try to catch up with any outstanding queries. Caroline contacted me to let me know you had some queries for me (thanks Caroline) but I’m only just back into the office having been away…anyway enough of the explanation…
Yes we have a lot of options in Monaco but let me first say for anyone who was not on the previous incarnation of this thread before you give me a hard time for trying to sell anything that I joined F1Fanatic because I enjoy helping other F1 fans and there was a lot of misinformation about Monaco that I wanted to correct. I have also witnessed and met lots of people who have been misled and ripped off and I want to help others avoid that.
Options in Monaco include:
Grandstand – best place to buy ticket only (ie if there is no value add of transfers, hospitality, hotels, extras, etc.) is the ACM (Automobile Club de Monaco) at http://www.formula1monaco.com.
Restaurants – some good, some bad, some with good view, some with bad view. Benefits are (usually) waiter service, private toilets and food included, etc.
Hotels – hospitality at some is excellent, others it is OK, view from all is OK. A little like yachts in terms of them being more about the atmosphere and experience than the race view.
Private Balcony (no catering) – step up from grandstand, more extensive race view from a higher vantage point, cost kept down with the exclusion of catering, drinks, staffing, etc., private toilets, less people, no queues etc. You take your own food and drinks. Located generally on beau rivage so view not as good as a start/finish straight balcony but this also serves to lower the price.
Private balcony (full hospitality ) – typically on the start/finish straight with open bar, Champagne, catering throughout the day, waiters, FanVision units (Kangaroo TV), ear defender, etc etc etc all included. Fourth floor and above you can see over the trees to the harbour section and the higher you go the more extensive the view (my avatar is a pic taken from one of our rooftop terraces). Below fourth floor you see the start/finish straight, grid, first corner, exit from the pits etc. and perspective depends on which building you are in.
Private yachts – not the most extensive race view available (you want a 7th floor balcony and above for that) but what an atmosphere, simply electric!!! Vessels over 33 metres’ish are berthed from the exit of the tunnel to Tabac corner and are set back from the harbour wall during race sessions which give a fair distance between you and the track (I personally prefer being on a yacht right up again the harbour wall where you are only a few metres from the cars). Under 33 metres berthed from Tabac corner right against the harbour wall along in front of K grandstands and beyond. Opposite K2 to K4 is my favourite spot for berths as the cars are picking up speed again after Tabac and you see more of the track.
I won’t post prices etc. here unless other users want me to, I don’t want to offend anyone with what they might feel is commercial activity. If you need more info or want prices feel free to email me directly. If you buy something from us or not it doesn’t matter, I’m happy to help in any way so fire any queries you have and I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction.
All the best