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2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   The Orchard Palace, Huzoor Palace Complex, Gondal 360311, India
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Orchard Palace
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

if you want to stay like at home with a lovely staff,with good foods ,don't hesitate to stay either riverpalace or orchard palace too!wonderful 4 nights stay!and if you like old cars ,you will enjoy to visit the private museum of the maharadjah of Gondal

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed two nights in this hotel, well situated to tour southern Gujerat. Our room was huge, at the back of the hotel (formerly the Maharana's guest house), more like a suite, with sofa and armchairs, desk, and palatial bathroom. The meals were served in the dining room, with a twelve-seater table, which we shared with one other couple the... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This is extremely charming palace, a very relaxed hotel. I personally love such places although some might find it not polished enough. Staff ix extremely kind and of course: food. Same food is prepared for guests as for the royal family still living in next dor palace. You can feel it is not a hotel food. Thanks!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Orchard Palace seems to be a decent place with 7 rooms and worth the money. However, be careful of its sister property called Riverside Palace. If the 7 rooms in Orchard are full, you may be asked and tempted to book a room in Riverside. DON'T. It's a spooky old place, with sagging beds, musty rooms and no food on... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a grand time here at the palace. We stayed in the building back behind the main building and it was gorgeous and peaceful (once the wedding party at the party plot ended). The rooms are a curious mix, in fact my friend referred to it as "aggressively eclectic" which is the perfect way to describe the décor. However,... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for one night. The hotel is situated in the sprawling grounds of the erstwhile Maharaja of Gondal's estate. Infact, the current descendent of the royalty stays with his family in an adjacent building, The hotel has just Six rooms and thus caters to a limited clientele at a time. This allows them to give personalized... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Palace Hotel in Gondal, colonial in style ... I was not so impressed after traveling in Rajasthan, sorry for comparing but the Orchard Palace lacks the charm and the old touch. we got a nice room on ground floor just behind the dining area, room was comfortable and 4 star. The food was very nice and delicious. F&B Service, good....... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a site for the western enthusiast for Heritage Hotels in Gujarat. The OP is still owned by the Royal family of Gondal, and it lies within the estate where they still live in a separate palace. Also housed on the estate is the large collection of cars owned by the Royal family over the 20th century. As the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Unique and one of a kind needs to be visit a small town of gujarat but many come back to it for the culture. The hotel is great and spacious and a lot of land that can be explored whilst the within the premies.

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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Huge rooms, period furniture, open spaces, superb food and service are some of the things you can expect at this place. In addition get a guided tour of the Navlakha Palace (now turned into a museum) and the Riverside Palace. The famous vintage car collection of the Maharaaja of Gondal and the rail saloon he used are also housed in... More

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Address: The Orchard Palace, Huzoor Palace Complex, Gondal 360311, India
Location: India > Gujarat > Gondal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orchard Palace 2.5*
Also Known As:
Orchard Palace Hotel Gondal

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Located in huge complex of fruit orchards, lawns and gardens, the Orchard palace is a wing of the Huzoor palace(the present royal residence) where the ruling family of Gondal entertained personal guests including relatives from other princely states of Gujarat. The 7 doubles are beautifully furnished and have modern tiled bathrooms with western toilet fixtures. The ‘room of miniatures’ is a splendid sitting room with a collection of miniature paintings, brass and antique furniture. ... more   less 
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