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“Loved it but a little run down!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Ranked #1 of 146 Hotels in Udaipur
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176 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Loved it but a little run down!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2009

I loved the whole romance of having to get to this hotel by boat! The service at the hotel is fabulous, the staff can not do enough for you. Our room was lovely with great views over the Lake. The lily pond is beautiful and they had set dinner up around it for New Years Eve. The pool area is a let down though, only 2 of the sunbeds actually get the sun, the rest are in the shade where it feels quite cool with the breeze off the water. This area definitely needs updated. We also tried Bhairo for dinner which was lovely, it is very romantic. Make sure you have something to keep you warm in the evenings as I found it very cool. There is a lovely outdoor area through one of the bars which is supposed to be for smokers but it is a great place to sit and soak up the sun rays whilst sipping a cocktail and then watching the amazing sunset!.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2009

This is the best hotel we ever stayed in & the best service we ever had ! It is a must experience hotel at least once in a lifetime. You will be treated with royalty as name suggest. It is so beautiful inside that you will never feel to go out anywhere else. Enjoy !!

  • Liked — Beauty of the hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2009

We chose to stay here to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We do not have the means to stay at Taj Hotels regularly but we saved our dollars diligently so we can stay here a couple of nights.

And what can I say? From the moment you are dropped off at the motor terrace next to where the boats are launched, you feel as if you've been transported to another era when only opulence was of the greatest concern. Then came the idyllic boat ride to the hotel and the shower of rose petals upon your arrival at the hotel.

We had an interior room reserved because I couldn't bring myself to splurge more money on the lake view room but the hotel very graciously upgraded us to a lake view room.

Everything about this hotel deserves acclaim - the pool, the spa, the breakfast buffet, the butler who served us dinner in our room (all three courses!) and finally, the staff. They even have an astrologer who will tell you your fortune.

On our second day, we tried to get back to the hotel in time to catch the tour of the hotel. When we arrived late, Amit, who was in charge of our stay, simply arranged for someone to give us a private tour. Your wish is their command.

Then came the end of our stay. We felt like Cinderella after the clock struck midnight as we sat in the Toyota Innova on the way to the airport where we would join other travelers in economy. Now I'm back at work saving money so I can stay at another Taj Hotel in the future.

  • Liked — Its history and opulence.
  • Disliked — Its prohibitive cost.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Transpacific
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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2009

We absolutely loved this hotel and will definitely go back if we can afford it!! Everything about it is just beautiful and the attention to detail second to none. Even the swimming pool is spectacular, with fabulous views.

Service is so good and food delicious – if a little spicier than most other places we visited.

I cannot recommend it highly enough – save up and go!!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edina MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2009

One of the great hotels in the world. This place is a feast for the eyes and the body. It starts with a boat ride - we were lucky to be in the boat with the General Manager. As you walk off the shuttle and walk up to reception, rose petals are dropped on you. The hotel itself is simple beautiful. It seems to have been conjured from a dream. Surprisingly, we were upgraded to a room up a steep set of stairs that was large and comfortable and came with a private terrace which could have held 50.

The service was impeccable and every luxury is available.

The only slight negative is the food. The Indian restaurant was good, but not great.

Spend the money and stay here.

  • Stayed December 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank russr
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

Having just stayed at eight 5* hotels in India, we can honestly say this is the absolute best of the all, indeed it takes beating anywhere in the world. From the moment you step on to the boat with its bowl of sweets to when you walk up the steps and see rose petals floating down in front of you, covered by a Rajahstani umbrella held by the exquisitely dressed doorman, you know you're in for something special. The rooms are beautiful with views across the lake of course but it is the views inside across the beautiful gardens with hidden flutists gently playing that take one's breath away. The service everywhere is of the very highest standard. Nothing lets this hotel down. Even one week after the Mumbai tragedy, it had a calm serene atmosphere of welcome that left one aching to stay longer. Explore every corner of this hotel before you leave including the roof top restaurant.

  • Liked — Everything - heaven on earth
  • Disliked — Nothing - except having to leave
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank camdencalling
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Trieste
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36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2008

The Taj Lake is wonderful!

We staied one night and we will never forget this extraordinay palace and our incredible room!

We place is worth the cost, considering also the service and the location

Our room had a fantastic view on the city and the hotel also provided one bottle of wine complementary

We also stayed at Jaipur and the Taj hotels are really amazing!

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cisis77
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Property: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Address: Udaipur 313001, India
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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 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Luxury 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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