This is a magnificent hotel with incredibly grand public areas, and large (very large) and tastefully decorated rooms (art deco style). The service was flawless throughout our stay - warm, personal and very efficient. The food was good (though not outstanding) but the setting and accommodative service (they made special food which wasn't on the menu for our 3 year old) made the dining experience memorable nonetheless.
Would highly recommend the Sunset Pavillion for dinner - the view is sublime, and the food is the best in the hotel too!
The Taj has done a wonderful job of transforming this palace into one of the best hotels in the world. It is hard to think of a better hotel experience. Of course it's expensive. But in my opinion, well worth it.
We also visited Raas Haveli which is the other luxury hotel in Jodhpur, ate a meal there, and saw the rooms. That is also a splendid hotel with warm (though not especially efficient) service, an unexpectedly contemprary vibe and an unrivalled view of the Meherangarh Fort. However, if price were not a constraint, I would choose to stay in the Umaid Bhawan for the sheer grandeur of the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the largest royal residences in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument to Jodhpur’s gallantry and romance. Guests get a taste of what it was like to live like kings. From rooms once occupied by the Maharaja. From regal pastimes like polo or croquet. From magnificent views of the palace gardens and the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. From unique themed dinners that flaunt all the pomp-and-splendour of the desert kingdom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur Hotel Jodhpur
- Jodhpur Umaid Bhawan Palace