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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Ranked #2 of 153 Hotels in Udaipur
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Simply superb”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Wow - what a place - what a palace.

A Honeymoon trip here started only so-so after a wonderful late night welcome as the room (Number 235) was disappointing even if it had a large private terrace with wonderful views of Lake Picola. We both felt as if we had been put into the 'cheap seats' so to speak so when I expressed our disappointment the following morning MV Srikant on behalf of the concierge did an outstanding job of getting us moved. He said Mr Wheeler you will not be disappointed with the new room we have for you - he wasn't wrong!! The suite he put us in called Mayur Mahal was utterly without comparison to the earlier room even if it didn't have an outside terrace. This was what we were expecting for the money we paid and the honeymoon experience we were anticipating. Thank you MV Srikant - you were indeed not wrong.

All of the staff and i mean ALL of the staff were worthy of the highest praise from myself and my wife Nicky. Friendly, polite, gracious, helpful and always aware that staying at the Taj Lake Palace was for all the visitors something special - and it undoubtably was. Yes you could critisise the hotel for a tiny gym, a diddy swimming pool, insufficient sun loungers etc etc but that would be mean spirited.

To add to the overall experience the Hotel even laid on a couple of electric storms which were a sight to behold with thunderous downpours of rain which were several weeks ahead of the start of the monsoon period.

Thank you for a terrific experience - we will return - when we can afford it !!

Room Tip: avoid 235 in the gods unless you want to be out of the way and you really want that private terrace...
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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

My first stay here and I have just fallen in LOVE with this hotel.

Reasons:
1. The location in the middle of the lake is peaceful, tranquil and unique.
2. The hotel itself is beautiful and our room 242 is very spacious.
3. Many things that other hotels would charge for are free: eg
a guided boat tour of the lake followed by a cultural performance. A nice touch!
4 . Staff are super friendly and cannot do enough for you.
5. There are 2 restaurants on site - Indian and International. We ate at the international restaurant twice, both choice and quality were excellent.
The breakfast selection is also very good.
5. The spa is sensational - had a wonderful 2hr treatment - reasonably priced too.
6. Although not large - the pool area more than met my needs.

My only grievance is being charged for wi-fi!! ( a pet hate of mine). It should be free particularly at hotels of this quality.
That said - this is the best overall hotel experience I have had in quite some time.
Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed at the Lake Palace and also Amet Haveli, as we wanted to get a view of the Lake Palace from the shore.

The Lake Palace is not just a hotel, it is an experience! From the moment you arrive to get the boat to the moment you leave, you are treated like royalty - from the sunshade usually used for kings between the boat and the reception to the rose petals that they scatter over you as you arrive.

We were upgraded to a Lake View room as it is the end of the season, so to our delight we had a view of the shore and the City Palace - we left our curtains open all night as it was so fantastic!

The pool is great and the staff bring mineral water when you get out of the water - and slices of cucumber to put on your tired eyes - oh! the relaxation!

At dawn there is a (free) yoga class overlooking the city - this was great and catered for someone who is good at yoga and also me (rubbish!) - and the teacher came and told me quietly when it would be a good moment to take a photo of the sunrise!

There is traditional dancing at sunset and the hotel is generous with canapes - although the hotel is expensive, we never felt they were money-grabbing. We had a wonderful breakfast and were given a whole range of Indian dishes to try as well as the buffet.

I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: The whole hotel is wonderful - try to go when it is low season and you could be upgraded!
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Not sure I can add anything to what has already been said. By far the most incredible hotel I have ever stayed in. Really no complaints, the F&B Manager went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay. The food is amazing, and the hotel grounds immaculate.

This place is the definition of a 5 star hotel.

Room Tip: If you can swing it, get a suite. They are all different and have a history.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here in January after staying at two oberoi hotels and the imperial in delhi. The taj lake palace blew the rest away and is the only hotel I've stayed where I can't find a small gripe. From the flower petal reception, to the great wifi, the beautiful breakfast restaurant, the boat trips to/from the hotel, the sunset tour and dancers. Everything was magical. Our room also had a beautiful view of the palace. I have heard the oberoi in udaipur is very good but can't imagine anything better then being in the middle of the lake in a historic palace with such good amenities. We will stay here again and again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I visited this hotel along with my family on 5th of April. A very warm welcome in the traditional Indian style. Great food and lots to do within the hotel. The heritage walk and the cultural program were a great experience. The staff was keen to serve and made are stay extremely comfortable. The breakfast was just awesome. Also not to forget the beautiful boat ride, both when we entered the hotel and left it. I'm visiting this hotel every year for sure.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

one of the most beautiful hotels i have stayed in, set in the middle of the lake ,it seems to float on it.The service is fabulous and for the duration of your stay you are really made to feel like royalty. the staff try to fulfil every big and small wish . the spa is amazing ,something one has to experience.The variety and quality of food here is also excellent.i suggest everyone should experience this hotel at least once.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful but the lake being the main attraction ,rooms facing the lake are obviou...
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Property: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Address: Udaipur 313001, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > 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 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#2 Luxury Hotel in Udaipur
#2 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#7 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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