Eating here is equally stately, with a total of ten dining options available. Although the Crown grabs the headlines for its critically acclaimed French fare, the more informal open kitchen is particularly enticing where you’ll dine right on the palace’s moat. Back inside, there’s everything from just-grilled teppinyaki and moreish tempura to mouth-watering sushi and traditional kaiseki cuisine presented across an almost insurmountable array of courses. There’s even authentic Cantonese cuisine served to the backdrop of traditional Chinese pipa lutes.
In something of a paucity in a city where everything is built on top of itself, The Palace Hotel enjoys sole use of its building, even featuring private balconies. The result? A certain considered relaxation – a foil to the city bustle – that manages to pack in a fantastic range of facilities without being overbearing. There’s everything from a cocktail lounge and a patisseries to a teashop and spa, complete with pool, gym and sauna.