I stayed here for 2 nights while leading a group of photographers around Rajasthan. Many hotels don't like groups, so I can't always book my first choice.
This place has a wonderful exterior ambiance, with large gardens, a pool, a bar and tables in the courtyard. The building is impressive and the common areas are beautiful and the renovations are well done. It feels more like a resort than a hotel, and it makes me wonder who comes to Bikaner to hang around the pool and drink cocktails. Certainly not my group!
The rooms are large, and some of them are well furnished, but somehow cold. They are a little sparse with little or no personal touches that you often find in heritage places. The rooms in the part that you reach by leaving the main hotel or through the restaurant are quite noisy due to the echo in the enormous hallway. There were a few Indian business men in this wing watching TV well into the night. A couple of those rooms here do not have windows to the outside, quite unacceptable in my opinion considering the price. More rooms are located up a long set of stairs, with the rooms facing a common balcony. They are much quieter, but a little less grand than the other part of the hotel - bath tubs though!
The restaurant food is excellent, but it was hard to communicate due to meager English. I don't expect to use my native tongue everywhere I go, and can usually get by with sign language, but in a hotel of this price range, I would have expected the staff, both at the desk and in the restaurant to be a little more tourist fluent.
Would I stay here again - probably not, simply because for the price, I've stayed in nicer, friendlier places and would rather spend my money for a comfortable room (oh, did I mention, they have the most comfortable cloud like beds and duvets ever!) and free wifi than a pool and massive lawns that I'll never use.
Check out your room before committing, some don't have windows to the outside.
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