Considered to be one of Australia’s only ‘six-star’ hotels, the Gold Coast based Palazzo Versace most certainly doesn’t disappoint, or fail to live up to its claimed opulence.
With the likes of Rod Stewart, Chris Brown, Jay Z, the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton and Beyonce once calling it home during Australian visits, you can only imagine the level of attention to detail and luxury that surrounds the hotel.
With 200 rooms based on three levels, the Palazzo Versace caters for the entry level with the Superior Room, right up to the lavish with the Three Bedroom Condominium, which comes with its own berth at the private marina – of course.
Opened to the public in September, 2000, the hotel has undergone recent refurbishments to ensure it is kept up to date.
The hotel features three restaurants, a ballroom, shops, a gymnasium, spa and 65m lagoon pool.
During my stay, I sampled the Superior King Room and discovered a host of luxuries not seen in most hotels.
The humungous bed featured soft fabrics with a variety of pillows to choose from. The end result of this luxurious combination was an excellent night sleep. This was helped by whisper quiet sound deadening and pitch black darkness with the curtains drawn.
Complimentary Italian mineral water is served in a remarkable embossed Versace glass. The Versace emblazonment extends to the towels, which feel rich and soft to the touch.
The beautifully textured bathroom is coupled with a large spa featuring optional bath lathes to wash away the wares of a long day. For those after quicker reprieve, a large shower with waterfall shower head is within arms reach. The toilet, along with the rest of the room, even features marble floors with European design highlights.
Needless to say, the luxury extends to the dining areas and restaurants. A hard day’s shopping is soothed with beautifully served delicacies prepared with love and passion. Even breakfast is a lavish affair, with an almost endless supply of cuisine.
A Gold Coast hotel wouldn’t be complete without access to a marvellous supply of sun and water. While the sun can’t be guaranteed, the water certainly can. An amazing 60m lagoon pool with breathtaking views is accessible only to hotel guests. Keep in mind that it can get busy – which is why the hotel charges $50 to reserve sun lounges.
By the pool you will also find an endless supply of reading material and access to food and drink – it’s not hard to see why so many famous people like to call this place home.
With a starting rack rate of around $500 per night, it’s not hard to see why few get to experience the luxury on offer. But, it’s hard to imagine a more luxurious and relaxing way to spend your hard earned dollars.
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