Name: Trianon Palace Versailles
When you want your accommodation to match your destination: stay at Trianon Palace Versailles in the equally elegant area of Versailles, France; just 30 minutes by car from the heart of Paris.
There’s nothing quite like a trip to Paris to sooth the soul and ignite some romance, the only problem is with direct flights from London barely taking an hour and with the ease of travelling via Euro tunnel, it’s just too easy to somewhat over-visit Paris! Well, just outside of Paris, the stunning area of Versailles awaits; so, you can still enjoy the best of Paris, but stay somewhere slightly different and with the wonderful Chateau de Versailles on your doorstep too. In this area, you simply have to stay in the elegant and iconic Trianon Palace Versailles.
Trianon Palace Versailles is a Waldorf Astoria Hotel (and if you are familiar with the brand you’ll already know that it basically stands for class). It is situated on the edge of the Royal Domain of Versailles, just steps from the Chateau de Versailles itself. The hotel is as beautiful as you would expect; a grand, traditional building set is lush, green gardens; your instant impression is one of luxury and understated glamour. And inside continues in the same vein; the décor is chic, classic but with a contemporary finish. Of course, the facilities are first-class too; an award-winning Guerlain Spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, a fantastic kids club and a choice of restaurants including Michelin-star fine French cuisine at Gordon Ramsay’s au Trianon. Service here is warm, hospitable and welcoming, with not a hint of pretentiousness. The venue is also exceptional for events, be it a corporate function or a wedding, you have all the space and personal attention to make it whatever you desire.
There are 199 guest rooms; choose from Pavilion Rooms, Palace Rooms and Palace Suites. All include king-size or twin beds, flat screen TV, coffee maker, minibar, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. The Pavilion Rooms are beautiful rooms, informal and modern they are based in the Pavilion building which is set to the side of the main building, Palace Rooms are situated in the main historic building and offer sensational views of the gardens or the parks of Chateau de Versailles and The Palace Suites are the most opulent spaces that you can imagine, ultra-luxurious, some even include views of Chateau de Versailles.
Restaurants & Bars
Dining is a true pleasure here; Michelin-star French cuisine inspired by Chef Gordon Ramsay is served at Gordon Ramsay Au Trianon and with only 10 tables, this is truly intimate dining and appropriately, the backdrop is the Parc de Versailles. Alternatively, La Véranda by Gordon Ramsay restaurant serves contemporary continental cuisine overlooking the Chateau de Versailles, alfresco dining is available here when the weather permits on a beautiful terrace. For a relaxing glass of something chilled, Bar Galerie is the perfect setting for cocktails, spirits and fine wines and also offers an exquisite afternoon tea.
Pool & Activities
Outside, the pool terrace is the spot to relax and enjoy the sun, inside the 200-metre Grecian style pool is an oasis of calm and luxury and the views from the pool across the lush lawns and gardens make it extra inviting. For some personal indulgence, a trip to the 2,800m2 sanctuary of Spa Guerlain comes highly recommended, it has 14 tranquil treatment rooms, a hammam, sauna and fitness room. Time simply must be spent, enjoying a romantic stroll across the gardens to the stunning and world famous palace; Chateau de Versailles, the hotel offers exclusive access to palace tours. The surrounding countryside is ideal for family picnics, a game of golf, or a bike or Segway tour, but if the city beckons, there is a shuttle service to Paris, complimentary in the height of season, so you don’t need to miss out on your Parisian activities too.
For a discerning travel experience, there can be few places that rival Trianon Palace Versailles; one of France’s finest luxury retreats, with Paris easily accessible and Chateau de Versailles mere steps away.
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