Compared with the other hotels of Monaco, the Ni Hotel definitely breaks away from the standard offerings and has turned itself into a boutique hotel. An urban establishment with a limited number of accommodation units, it has a strong taste for modern interior design. Opened in 2008 after a complete refurbishment, the outside appearance of the hotel is rather nondescript and reveals little of the wonders you'll discover inside. Once past the entrance, you'll find yourself immersed in a modern, zany, and slightly avant-garde setting.
The neon-rimmed slanted openings will take your breath away, the walls boast various original pieces by modern artists (taken straight out of the owner's private collection), and the chic and black interior doesn't take itself too seriously. Access to the rooms is easy enough when the key cards work, and there are photos of guests adorning the corridor walls, making for a warm setting. The lift, partially made of glass, takes guests down to the underground fitness centre, which is rather well equipped, or to the first floor bar. Open from 6:00pm till 1:00am, this is the place to be for fans of a stylish setting. The overall effect is great, with a clever use of fabrics, colours, and light. There is also a large bay window offering a view of the sea in the distance. Several times a week, bands come here to play. The place is pretty and has a lot of humour, as seen in the men's lavatory. Outside, the small interior courtyard offers some shade between vegetation-covered walls. The cherry on top of the cake is the rooftop terrace from which you can enjoy the view: there is even a shower there to cool off during a tanning session, and a bar open from 6:00pm till 1:00am.