Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Travel Blogs from Versailles
... was 3 hours long, and it was suggested to us that we go directly to the gardens which consist of many unique areas with pathways, fountains and sculptures. We explored for awhile on foot, and then we rented bicycles to explore further. This ended up being our favorite part of Versailles because we were able to see how immense the grounds actually are. FYI, we didn't even make it halfway around the Grand Canal ...
... in pictures. But what doesn't come across in the pictures is the gravel, dusty roads; when the wind blows its a small dust storm. Even though the gardens are huge, they are pretty crowded and Heather's feet are beat so our only 2 options for seeing anything more than the first vista are to ride the overcrowded tram around the park after standing in line for an hour or rent a golf cart (32E/hr) and see it on our own (within the confines of the designated ...
... was the most famous Queen ( wife of Louis XVI) who lived there and she loved playing at the simple life so had a rural village built in the grounds of the little palace, compleat with a farm. She is said to have got dressed as a shepherdess and pretended to be a lowly farmer. This, in part, was a factor in the Revolution as it made the very hungry poor angry that she was playing at a life that was in reality grindingly awful. It had made a really pretty ...
... to views. Riding through France was beautiful. The clouds were amazing and there were so many! We flew past farms and pastures and lots of cows. My mom noticed that all the cows were white. No other color but white. Weird.. "Maybe those are the cows that make the white cheese"... Haha my mom thinks she's funny. But for a split second I believed her. Finally at 15:11 (3:11pm) we made it to Paris! We then had to get on a few metro trains (very easy, just like London's ...
... 8 hours and it had gone like a flash. Wonderful and we were starting to skimp with our checking out the exhibits as we were running out of time and we'd also about filled ourselves up. Some wonderful things were seen and we both loved the intricate decoration that was put into some of the equipment to meet the purchasers wants that you don't get these days.Some were also so simple too I loved the models of stairways that designers had made to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
We were a little disappointed with LES TROIS MARCHES. We went there for Lunch on February 11, 2005. We were offered a menu which had a choice of a 180 euro tasting menu, a 160 euro three course menu or ala carte. No lunch menu was offered. We were a bit surprised, but had been looking forward to the restaurant so we opted for the 160 euro three course menu.
Upon leaving we discovered that LES TROIS MARCHES offers a lunch menu at 58 euros which is more appropriate for a luncheon size meal. The wait staff just had not offered it to us.
My partner and I are no strangers to higher end restaurants. During this trip to Paris, we also dined at three other Michelin "starred" restaurants: Taillevent (lunch), L'Espadon (lunch), Le Cinq (dinner). We did not have a similar experience at any of these other Paris restaurants.
In my opinion LES TROIS MARCHES was not in the same league as these other restaurants. The service was no where near as nice and the food and décor were decidedly inferior. For a lunch that cost almost as much as our dinner at Le Cinq we felt taken.
This was our only negative experience in a nine day trip to Paris.
Nice hotel but not 5 star
We stayed in a standard room in the Palace. The room was small but the bathroom was lovely (#502). Hotel staff were very nice but the hotel just does not live up to it's reputation.
Our room was too hot even after turning off the heating and opening all the windows. Breakfast was only average and the charge of 27 Euro pp a little of a cheek.
We left a little disapointed and would think twice about going back.
Pavillion is not worth the 400 or so per night
I stayed here at a deeply discounted price with a employee hot rate, thinking that it would be beautiful like pictured on the website. I debated for a long time about being such a commute into Paris, but couldn't pass up staying at a 400+/night hotel for less than 100/night. It's about 10-15 min from the train that takes half an hour to get into the city.
We ended up getting a room in the Pavillion which I have to completely agree with other reviews here. Not extravagant and just rather ordinary, although a large room. Not at all what I expected from a Westin. The "king" bed was just two twins pushed together. There is no way I would go back and pay 400/night for this room.
We loved this hotel
Luxury all the way. We stayed 5 nights in the main building, room 106, first floor. Room was very nice and bathroom was huge and modern. Staff was very service oriented and made us feel welcome. IF you have some money to burn, stay here. Room service food was very good, but expensive of course. I went to the spa and had a manicure --the experience was fun, but I have had better manicures for the $$.
Versailles is a lovely place and this hotel is so close to the gardens. I would go back if at all possible.
Could be great, only average
A beautiful building, and Versailles is a must visit if you are in Paris.
Hot Friday in the office in Paris, so I decided to get out of town and head off to Versailles for the weekend. Luckily they had a room (just) as two conferences that weekend. The problem with the hotel is that the main building is very nice, but the Pavillion looks like a two storey US motel. My room was in the Pavillion, and 450 Eur a night for very basic room , with view of laundry room roof.
25 Eur for each 24 hour internet access is not what you expect from a top hotel, and usually full of praise for the Starwood group.
The restaurant, Les Trois Marches is fanastic, up there with the best in Paris, dinner for two with average wine around 500 Eur.
In summary, stay in Paris , Paris Vendome, Hyatt Vensome , Plaza Athenee all much superior and cheaper, definately visit Versaille , as it is beautiful.
And, if you can, a visit to the restaurant is memorable.
A bit underhelming
Booked a night on our way back from the Loire valley to London. Having juggled several rates we ended up payin 335 Euros for a deluxe suite in the main building with breakfast and half a bottle of champagne
included! The suite turned out to be two standard rooms joined together, one room as a bedroom the other as a lounge. There was surprisingly little furniture in the lounge and what was there felt a bit cheap. The bathroom was large but felt a bit dated and, for some reason, the shower unit was tiny. I also noticed that a socket nearly came out of the wall when I pulled out a plug!
Service was generally very good. The pay-movie system broke down
shortly after we started watching it and, after 3 failed attempts to restart
it, they brought us a video of the movie. At first they had no record
of the free champagne in our booking but quickly sorted that out and
delivered it to the room. We ordered a full meal through room-service
which was delivered promptly and was of a very high standard. Breakfast, however, was a let down. OK we arrived late but the spread was very thin by the standards of a 5 star hotel. I wouldn't have been happy to pay the 34 euros a head for non-inclusive.
Overall a nice hotel but a bit on the tired side. Perfect location
compensated but I won't be rushing back.
Luxury in the Palace Building
We stayed in the Trianon Palace recently for our honeymoon. We got a room in the main building with Starpoints, and we wholehartedly agree that there is a great difference between main building and pavillion. If you have any starpoints at all, try to upgrade to a deluxe room, which guarantees you will be in the main building. We contacted the hotel by email ahead of time to make sure. The room was beautiful, with a non-working fireplace, big bed, nice furnishings, etc. The pool was great, with an outdoor solarium, sauna and steam room. One caveat: Don't order "Americanized" room service. Our pizza was terrible. All of the food service was terribly overpriced. For breakfast, go to the Creperie Royale (first left off of the Boulevard de la Reine from the hotel). Three delicious courses of crepes for under 11 euros!
I was a little hesitant to spend over $400 on a room but there were several factors that allowed me to justify this expenditure. The location is superb, literally steps from the Gardens of Versailles. Westin Hotels, being a premier luxury hotel chain in the US, are generally very nice. My initial impression of this hotel was very good. The main building is a beautifully restored 19th century hotel. However, for $400 doesn't get the main building, you get the pavilion rooms. Sound nice? Well, they leave something to be desired. The 'Pavilion' looks more like a bunker than a luxury hotel. The rooms themselves were sub par for a luxury hotel. There was no heavenly bed here, just a lumpy set of two twins pushed together with stains on the comforter. Everything was old but not in the good antique way. The pool was very nice and the staff very courteous and helpful. I'm sure the suites and other rooms in the main building are nicer, as this hotel enjoys a very high ranking in most sources. If you don't want to pay $600+ for the main building (which I would do If I return b/c the location is GREAT), don't stay in the annex, you'll be disappointed.
LUXURY!!! This is one place which is a keeper. Staff is professional, courteous, knowledgeable - everything you'd expect from this type of hotel. If you have some money to splurge, stay here. It's very close to the palace - actually it's right next to the Grille de la Reine. It's a 25 minute walk from the Gare SNCF which was inconvenient for me since I didn't have a car and was backpacking. The rooms are beautifully appointed.
We found the Trianon Palace to be an outstanding value at 205EUR per night (in June, which is off-season according to them). The service was impeccable, friendly, and unpretentious. The room, despite being one of the smaller in the hotel, was quite spacious and tastefully appointed, with high ceilings and lots of light from the park that it faced. The large, bright, and airy bathroom, with luxury touches like dual sinks, a heated towel rack, and body jets in the shower, was fantastic.
Overall, the Trianon contradicted my expectations that hotels in Europe offer less bang for the buck than US hotels. In fact, I have nothing at all negative to say about our stay and we would certainly return there on our next visit. Actually, I just thought of one complaint! The scrambled eggs in the breakfast buffet were terrible and should be skipped. :)