Whilst we may wish we were attending the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, perhaps a stay in a regal former palace may be a tempting alternative? Booking a luxury holiday to a grand palace is easier than you may think, so why not add a luxury palace stay to your ultimate travel wish-list? An inspiring luxury palace holiday filled with culture, indulgence, and the all-important butler service, tops our bucket-list this year!
Whether you’re a royalist or not, who wouldn’t like the idea of enjoying a luxury holiday in a grand palace? With the latest royal wedding inspiring talk of luxurious honeymoons and romantic escapes, we decided to review our luxury hotel portfolio and seek out a few palatial favourites of our own. If opulent entrances, extravagant interiors and sumptuous suites sit on your wish-list, we have a few gems to tempt your travels and leave you longing for a permanent butler service!
Of course, there are also all manner of palaces available for privileged guests to frequent for the season. From historic palatial residences in Europe and summer retreats in China, to serenely decadent Palaces across India — the upper echelon of society certainly knows how to holiday in style. Sublime views, private beaches, fragrant gardens and decadent dining are accompanied by an extensive menu of lavish spa treatments and wondrous once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Private access to incredible sites, signature cocktails and unique culinary treats are all part of an elite palace stay.
Top Palaces For A Luxury Holiday
For the ultimate in grandeur, with immaculate service to match, India’s Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is a class above the rest. Also worth a stay, are Ramabagh Palace plus the resplendent and romantic Taj Lake Palace. Basking in reflected glory. this lakeside idyll of shimmering white marble was the former pleasure palace of Maharaja Jagat Singh II and it continues to gleam with unparalleled glory today. Some more accessible European palaces of note include the Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Capri Palace Hotel & Spa in glamorous Capri, Villa Cortine Palace, in the majestic region of Italy’s Lake Garda, Badrutt’s Palace in Switzerland, Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt, plus Belmond Reid’s Palace in floral and fragrant Madeira. Providing a stay fit for the Gods, the Halkidiki treasure of Eagles Palace & Villas is a refined retreat with a heavenly beachfront. Sharing the same Greek blood and boasting similar blue vistas, Elounda Bay Place is beautifully designed for active guests demanding an array of watersports and entertainment.
Further afield, Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Oman showcase the best of Arabian hospitality with serene spas, opulent interiors and acres of gold leaf décor. Renowned for delivering indulgent pampering, and oozing with extravagance, Emirates Palace offers a complimentary butler service to rival the best in the world. And finally, other palatial show-stoppers include the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the ancient Aman Summer Palace in China. This former imperial dwelling of the Empress Dowager Cixi is a discreet retreat, located close to four of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, and is a truly majestic place stay — for an exalted few. Pristine settings, fine dining and lavish experiences are synonymous with a luxury Palace holiday and only a luxury travel specialist like Elegant Resorts can tailor-make your perfect palace stay. Ornate gardens, stately opulence and sheer indulgent service — including rich fabrics, exquisite Afternoon Teas and acres of gold leaf — are all expertly delivered to discerning guests staying in palaces all around the world.
To book your palatial stay in a luxurious palace, please call our expert Travel Consultants who’d be delighted to pre-book a host of special treatments, especially for you. Private dining, sumptuous spa treatments and extravagant excursions will ensure you feel a true VIP in a palace of your choice.