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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 5 | Lake Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 123 Hotels in Udaipur
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“Royal experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A must stay hotel once in one's lifetime , from the moment you are picked at the airport in a swanky jaguar or landrover till you are dropped back, its a rich and royal experience. The rooms/food/staff are all there just to make you feel like a royal person, the boats to the hotel ,the evening at the roof of the hotel ... And mind it the best time to be there is when pichola has water ...and not the forget watch the bond movie on dvd which was shot at this lovely hotel .

Thanks tajhotels for such an amazing experience

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The charm of a bygone era, combined with modern facilities, incredibly obliging staff and meticulously maintained fountain and pool, made me feel like a princess. My view to the City Palace ... Priceless!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I've stayed at many Taj properties and Udaipur Lake Palace is by far the best. For those of you who have not researched, this is the summer home to Udaipur's ruler, currently Maharana Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar. The property is on 100 year lease to Taj hotels. Due to this agreement it's Taj hotels duty to keep the property exactly as Udaipur royalty have experienced all these years.

Taj staff truly made us feel like royalty from the greeting upon arrival at boat station, boat ride to property, greeting at property by host and man with lovely traditional Rajasthan mustache holding decorative sun umbrella, rose petals being thrown down walking up to hotel, gorgeous room with antique touches, fruit in room, sweets, gifts, courteous staff, view of city palace, peaceful, flute playing in morning, luxurious pool area with bougainvillaeas cascading down and private enclosed hot tubs, Versace china and silverware in dining area, and staff that step aside in a line when you pass. All nice touches for a truly exquisite stay to make you feel as if you are guests of Maharana Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar.

There are many sites too see, you can walk to city palace and tons of wonderful shopping. Hire a car service to visit the breath taking Ranakpur Jain temple 2 hours away: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranakpur There's a location in the temple where it's believed if you make a wish it will come true. I strongly encourage this trip, it's a once in a life time experience at this marvelous hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location and Customer service at its best! Worth the splurge. Beautiful location and Customer service at its best for the most parts! It was well Worth the splurge.
Although the bathrooms could do with some updating this historic place has a charm of its own.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The hotel and setting is just spectacular. Service was incredible and the restaurants are wonderful. They even surprised my husband on his birthday with a special cake and candies. The boat trip across the lake was beautiful and the staff were suburb. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

we had a short break at lake palace udaipur and it was really amazing experience...... we were welcomed nicely at the main enter area and from their via boat we were taken to lake palace and the guard with an umbrella was there to take us to main reception area.... Its an amazing property and stay is so comfortable as not so many rooms, so dont feel over crowded..... swimming while having a grt look of lake and old palaces and same aswell when u r at restaurants ....the rooms are fentastic.... feels like living in a palace gives an amazing thought... rooms are nicely done with all old palace look and interior and bath tub is fentastic and while having bath in tub, you can have a look of lake from the windows..... must go one day for sure.......

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Having lived in India for 2 and a half years all of my friends have consistently rated this as their best India experience.... It's a small intimate hotel so if you want a resort don't stay here, it's ideal for couples. The staff really could not do enough.... showered with rose petals when you arrive. They also organised some excellent excursions for us.

The food and wine list were also excellent... overall it completely lived up to the hype. They also do an excellent pay for 2 nights get a third night free offer which i would recommend taking them up on.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Address: P.O. Box 5 | Lake Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Luxury Hotel in Udaipur
#8 Business Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Lake Palace Udaipur 5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ethereal Taj Lake Palace affords guests the pleasures of India's bygone princely era. Over the centuries, it has played host to royalty, poets and writers and the Maharana's guests. Trappings like a welcoming vintage car ride to the charming city of Udaipur, the Jiva Spa boat, royal butlers, recipes from traditional Mewari cuisine and arrival by boat - all little facets that make this former pleasure palace the celebrated luxury hotel it is today. ... more   less 
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