“Live out your Marie Antoinette dreams at this Palace on the edge of the Versailles estate... Since 1910, this exceptionally elegant and extravagant hotel has hosted a who’s who of European and world political and noble powers. A renovation in 2008 has managed to maintain this sense of class while injecting a element of modern design - rooms feel spacious, stylish and classic (opt for main building over the Pavilion), while the hotel boasts a heated indoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, spa, two restaurants (including the two Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsey au Trianon). You can get to Paris in 30 minutes but I prefer to come here and escape the city hustle bustle, Louis XIV-style. The hotel is 500 meters from the legendary Chateau de Versailles, surrounded by pretty, landscaped gardens and close to several golf course.”
- Trusted friend: Eleanor Browning, London
(Date Experienced: November 2012)
Escaping the crowds of Paris while remaining close enough to wine, dine and shop should the mood take you. Perfect for a special occasion such as anniversary or birthday.
This is a lovely place to come alone - or with the family. Everyone is welcome and there is lots to do nearby.
Finding celebratory chocolates in the room for my birthday - a lovely touch.
Best time to go
Spring for both Paris and Versailles.
Wifi is not included in the room rate; taxis can be difficult to get so ask the concierge.