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Fort Amla
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Fort Amla
Henley on Thames
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8 reviews
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed January 28, 2009

We were doing a tour of Madya Pradesh using an Indian tour company and some personal research and were attracted to Fort Alma by the web-site and by the lack of interesting options in Ujjain. We were trying to find heritage hotels or places with character and thus we selected Amla Fort.
It is about 30/35kms from Ujjain - about 1 hr min in the car. It is run down but it is a working Fort and can I say that we loved it. I can see that on arrival the 1st impression is not great - but the room was certainly a good size and clean with a huge bathroom. But most importantly we loved the village, the food, the company of the owner Ragvinder and the sheer genuine friendliness of the people in the village. I would strongly recommend walking around the village to meet the people it was one of the most friendly places we have ever visited. I played cricket with the school team and my wife milked the cows - both on the spur of the moment.
It may not be everyones cup of tea but I strongly recommend you try it partic if you have 2 nights in Ujjain and you are on a tour.It was the highlight of our 3 week trip!

  • Liked — The friendliness of the owner and staff
  • Disliked — distance from Ujjain/accessibility
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sussex
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Reviewed November 9, 2008

Ujjain is a dirty town (even by Indian standards!) with no decent accommodation options, so we were delighted to find Fort Amlas' website and managed to book through the very pleasant owner. The hotel is in a wonderfully remote and rural location and we were thoroughly looking forward to our stay after a long and dusty drive from Rajasthan. But...the owner was not there on our arrival, the staff spoke no English and were obviously completely untrained. The room we were shown was damp and the toilet didn't work and worst of all, on turning back the bedcovers the sheets were absolutely filthy and had clearly not been changed for some time. The public areas, such as they are (one wing of the "fort" is actually the local bank!) are equally uncared for. We left immediately very disappointed. A plea: if the same care and attention was taken over the hotel as was put into the website, this could be a great place to stay. At the moment it is anything but.

  • Liked — the picture on the website
  • Disliked — Filthy sheets
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Fort Amla

Property: Fort Amla
Address: Heritage Village Amla, Barnagar 456771, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Ujjain District > Barnagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Barnagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fort Amla 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in A heritage Village - THE HEART & SOUL OF INDIAWelcome to experience of rich heritage & culture of India. Fort Amla offers a unique opportunity to experience the rich heritage of Indian culture in its true sense. Plan a day trip to village or a week long stay; it surely gives you the true experience of a village life, its culture, rituals handicrafts, agriculture, performing arts, the palace, temples and above all a feeling of association with the roots of real India. The customs and practices of the village are true to their form so that you can enjoy peace, calmness and pleasure of village life. A sojourn in the village would make you experience a completely different culture. ... more   less 

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