Fodor's Expert Review Trianon Palace Versailles

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 headliner these days is famed, foul-mouthed superchef Gordon Ramsay, who has remade both its posh restaurant and more casual eatery with a big splash. 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
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -01–30–84–50–00

HOTEL DETAILS

199 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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