I've been fortunate enough to stay in some superb hotels, but this was by far the best. First of all, it is staggeringly gorgeous - every room in the main palace is jaw-dropping. The bedrooms are mostly in the new wing, but they are large, gracious, and well-decorated. The service is superb - every staff member was genuinely friendly and competent without being uncomfortably obsequious. The food was excellent, the spa superb, the grounds lovely - the only hard part was leaving.