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Village Adpur, Palitana 364265, India
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Vijay Vilas Palace
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get what some people are saying, This is not a five star hotel. That's the point! It is a country home. The rooms and bathroom are basic but big, clean and more than adequate. The real joy of staying at Vijay Vilas Palace is the ambiance of the place. The furnishing and textiles are beautiful. The food is wonderful... More

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San Diego, California
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67 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Vijay Vilas in the village Adhpur near Palitana was recommended by guidebooks and travelers.  Unfortunately we had an awful experience and were thoroughly disappointed. We had to curtail our stay and checked out after the first night. The place is quaint and everything including the plumbing seems to have remained unchanged since it was built over a century ago. The... More

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New York, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

You might think that a stay here locates you in an ideal spot to climb Palitano. Wrong. You might think that a stay here will put you in a cared for, heritage property. Wrong. You will have a 20 minute drive to Palitano, so a choice to stay in Bhavnagar would save you from this dark, filthy, poorly managed property.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

It is clear that owners can not afford to maintain this lovely palace to standards the palace was built for. Palitana has "only" one reason to visit: Jain complex of temples on a hill with some 3400 steps or aproximately 1,5 to 2 hours continuous climbing. A jewel to visit! But obviously not many foreigners come. So Vijay as the... More

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Lamorlaye, France
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14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Vijay Vilas Palace and were happy of our choice. The place is very special , still tainted with the charm of the past.Furniture, pictures, atmosphere give you the feeling the "Raj" is still there, and the Maharajas not so far away...There is also the reality of a house in the middle of the countryside with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nortguys review of this hotel is accurate. The house itself is in a lovely location and on arriving it looks charming. The rooms are large and decorated in typical end of Raj style. But - the bathroom we had was pretty awful. Our bedding consisted of rather old fleece blankets and were unmade. (india is a land of fabulous quilts,... More

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Monfalcone, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A couple we met during our tour of Gujarat reccomended us to sleep at Vijay Vilas once in Palitana and after two weeks travelling, we remember this advice and go straight there: we were so lucky to find a room as the place was full the day before and the day after. We got a marvellous, spacious room near the... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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44 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

If you want to climb the mountain to the Palitana temples, there isn't a lot of lodging in the town. This old mansion was probably very nice in its day but is really showing its age. Meals were to order and were adequate. Our room was large and the bed was pretty comfortable. Bathroom was barely adequate.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Have travelled all over india by now,but havent had the kind of experience that i got in this old palace. The food is probably the best food available in all of india. When you check in please ask the care taker / manager to make kheer with rose petals..it is probably the best desert found all over india. Rooms are... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Absolutely a great place. The rooms are giant and clean. OK the furniture is all antique and well used but gives an ambience and a glimpse of how it used to be when the raj was still there. great views and garden with peacocks. Really hospitable staff and very friendly. Not much english spoken except by the owner who is... More

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Address: Village Adpur, Palitana 364265, India
Location: India > Gujarat > Palitana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Vijay Vilas Palace Hotel Palitana
Vijay Vilas Palace Palitana

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