The Brazilian Court
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
“Location and homey elegance are the unique qualities that set the Brazilian Court apart from Florida’s pack. Its location in town provides easy access to nearby world class luxury shopping and great looking restaurants with solidly good food - and the beach is just a nice 5 minute 'neighborhoody' walk away. A boutique hotel, although not small in the least... its cosy, attractive décor, with a buzzing bar in the early evening, makes for a guest house feel. The room types are various as are the different buildings the rooms/suites are housed. Streets radiating from the property are immaculately clean, gorgeously landscaped and rather luscious for flat walks; quiet and easy-going, safe and calm - feels much more European than Stateside.
Café Boulud, with its tables spilling out around a stone fountain is both delicious and a magical setting. I'm not a fan of the CB outpost in NYC at The Surrey Hotel, being it is a plain and rather boring room. Quite the opposite is this romantic treat under the stars or inside the plush velveteen interior. Not to be missed and certain breakfast offerings could not be better (the buttermilk pancakes were so good that there was no sharing going on!)
I see no reason why not to return annually for a girls or couples jaunt - it's just simply so pleasant, easy and enjoyable. Oh, and PS: dogs are allowed and loved - yet another element that adds a homeyness to your stay.”
- Experienced by Suzanne with Trusted Friend: Nathalie Clark, Larchmont, NY
(Date Experienced: March 2014)
A handful of days to read by the tranquil pool or beach, stroll in town to shop and eat well (Worth Avenue really is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and lovely streets in the whole of the U.S. - a take on Capri meets Florence meets Carmel meets Montecito lower village).
Fun, easy and truly lovely spot with a friend or two or your hubby/wife/partner. Less so with the kids as the Worth Avenue draw is much more adult - and is a 2 minute walk away.
The hotel has a few courtyard areas with beautiful understated fountains and comfy large cushioned chairs. We found reading here the end of one day was a recipe for utter relaxation and peace!
Beach access is easy and a 5 minute stroll away, but it is a public beach with no hotel amenities.
The restaurant (Cafe Boulud) is managed by a separate group, and while they serve all meals and provide for room service, there are gaps in the day when nothing in the way of drinks/snacks is available.
From $450 per night, room type and season depending.