Waldorf Astoria Hotel: Trianon Palace Versailles, France

A Romantic Escape, just 30 minutes from Paris

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Versailles is one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure of visiting. What I love most about it is that it's only a 30 minutes car ride from Paris! Also easily accessible by train. I was thrilled to do a writeup for the gorgeous luxury country retreat Trianon Palace, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel - located just next to the Château de Versailles & the gardens of Versailles


The Hotel

 Chic hotel lobby

Chic hotel lobby


The Rooms

Well sized, clean & modern, with little 5 star extras like iHome Docking station (have a party in your own room!) The beds are comfortable memory foam & you have a large pillow selection. The marble bathrooms are finished with Ferragamo toiletries & lovely soft gowns & slippers. If you're traveling with kids, cribs & accessories such as kiddies gowns & slippers are provided (I spotted a family at the pool & the kids looked adorable in their hotel gear!)

Read more about the room categories here - 10 Guest Room categories, 5 Suite categories 


The Spa & Other Activities

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Where do I even start? This was heaven for me - the perfect place to relax & unwind, sunshine or rain. The glass dome roofing gives the 'outdoor' feeling to this large pool / relaxation area, surrounded by comfortable sun-loungers & couches. During the warmer months, the large glass doors are open to an outdoor area where you can enjoy lounging in the sun.

The Free Wifi works in the entire spa area, if you wish to enjoy catching up on your favorite series, online magazine or listen to music. Floats & other fun accessories are provided for the kids (or adults!) 

A clean, well sized Sauna & Steam Room are available (at no extra cost) with 3-4 private sun-loungers in that area too

If you wish to have a paid service (massage, pedicure, manicure etc) the spa is very beautiful. View the full Spa List here

Read more about the Spa, Fitness & Membership services here

 Comfortably catching up on some reading

Comfortably catching up on some reading

 The Beautiful reception area of the Spa

The Beautiful reception area of the Spa

Other Hotel Activities

The Hotel also offers Golf, Tennis & many other onsite or nearby activities. Read more about whats to offer here

Planning a wedding? Need conference facilities? This hotel is perfect

Traveling with kids, the hotel offers a kids club which must be booked prior to stay. 

 Tennis courts on the grounds

Tennis courts on the grounds


The Food

The hotel has 2 main restaurants: 

1) Gordon Ramsay au Trianon | 2) La Véranda by Gordon Ramsay

 

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon

 True Elegance of fine dining

True Elegance of fine dining

This Michelin Starred gem is a well sought after, beautiful restaurant where Traditional French Cuisine is transformed into an experience. Only offering dinner service to 10 tables, your evening will be made to feel like a personal dining experience you'll never forget. 

 Overlooking the picturesq Parc de Versailles

Overlooking the picturesq Parc de Versailles

 A classic french dining room overlooking the Parc de Versailles

A classic french dining room overlooking the Parc de Versailles

This intimate & relaxed dining room is where breakfast is served 06h30-11h00, Lunch 12h30-14h30 & Dinner 19h00-22h30.

A modern take on french cuisine, offering outdoor terrace seating during the warmer months.  Below are some pictures of the lovely breakfast buffet, everything your heart desires. 

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Also below are some pictures of our dinner we were served in the dining room. Beautiful meal, excellent service.

Find more about this restaurant & the menus here

 A beautifully prepared roast leg of lamb for two

A beautifully prepared roast leg of lamb for two

 Traditional house speciality caramel shortbread dessert

Traditional house speciality caramel shortbread dessert

Any-time drink or snack?

The hotel also has a few bars along with all-day dining options. Bar Galerie (pictured below) is open from 10h30-01h00 daily, serving a snack menu from 12h00-23h00. The cocktails are fabulous & all drinks are served with olives & nuts

Find more details here on the other dining options

 A drink in the Bar Galerie

A drink in the Bar Galerie

 Afternoon cocktail in the Bar Galerie

Afternoon cocktail in the Bar Galerie

 Anytime of day tea, drink or meal - a quiet seat near the lobby with a peaceful view of the hotel's courtyard

Anytime of day tea, drink or meal - a quiet seat near the lobby with a peaceful view of the hotel's courtyard

 A quick lunch before we make our journey home to Paris

A quick lunch before we make our journey home to Paris


Conclusion

I have to say this escape was just perfect. Luxurious (yet affordable) overnight break from our children, the city & every madness of 'life'. You don't even have to leave the hotel, there is so much to if you just want to enjoy the luxury amenities this hotel has to offer. The staff are all friendly, welcoming & happy to assist where possible. 

Head over to Trianon Palace, Waldorf Astoria Versailles website & book your stay! You won't be disappointed.

Take a look at some more scenic pics below & please leave me a comment or questions at the end - i would love to hear from you.

- Claire 

*All photos used in this article are my own, copyrighted to Our Mummy Life

 The hotel entrance

The hotel entrance

 Parc de Versaiiles right next to the hotel

Parc de Versaiiles right next to the hotel

 Tennis courts in great condition

Tennis courts in great condition

 The hotel grounds, facing main hotel building - tennis court behind me

The hotel grounds, facing main hotel building - tennis court behind me

Below is a fabulous brunch recommendation in Versailles - Monument Cafe - this gorgeous gem opens at 10am, costs 29euro per person, and you get to eat as much of this gorgeous food as you like. It also includes fresh fruit juices, water, tea & coffee. If you're passing through or arriving too early for hotel check in, pop in here, you'll be glad you did!

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