Fodor's Expert Review Waldorf Astoria Versailles-Trianon Palace

1 bd. de la Reine, Versailles, Île-de-France, 78000, France

Like a modern-day Versailles, this deluxe turn-of-the-20th-century hotel is a creamy white creation of imposing size, filled with soaring rooms (including the historic Salle Clemenceau, site of the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference). Now part of the Waldorf-Astoria brand, the once faded “palace” is aglitter again with a health club (the pool is poised beneath a glass pyramid), a Guerlain spa, and a lobby glammed up with Murano chandeliers and high-back leather armchairs. The hotel headlines menus by superstar chef Gordon Ramsey and carries a Michelin star, though the chef himself is not in the kitchen. As for the guest rooms, try to avoid the newer annex (the Pavillon Trianon), and insist on the full treatment in the main building.

PROS

  • palatial glamour
  • wonderful setting right by château park
  • Gordon Ramsay's on-site restaurant

CONS

  • lacks a personal touch
  • glamorous setting not for everyone
  • newer rooms not as glitzy

QUICK FACTS

Central
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01–30–84–50–00

HOTEL DETAILS

199 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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