We stayed one night here - in a third floor twin room (one of my sons slept on the jokhara, the window seat area, with a mattress, bolsters and cushions). The view was lovely, and we watched the partridges and nesting swifts flying around at sunselt. In the distance, we could hear the sounds of a wedding, and a woman was singing to the accompaniment of a drum.... The room was clean and just spacious enough for us all - but I'm not really a great fan of bright green synthetic satin bedspreads when there are so many lovely traditonal bed covers available (and in use in many other comparable heritage hotels). The bathrooms were clean, and beautifully finished in marble. We were there at the same time as a tour load of people from Germany, and the hot water system was seriously challenged. Lunch was a bit disappointing as the menu was very limited. Before dinner that night there was a gala evening : traditional dancing and singing, while we wore local turban hats, and drank alcohol, and got pulled up to dance and find out how difficult it is to keep one's dignity. Later we saw that some of the dancers were in fact our waiters. It was all very high spirited and jolly. The buffet dinner after the entertainment was ok, but nothing special. Next morning we found that the hotel had wonderful acousting properties - as the voices of staff reverberated around from around 5.30 am.
Apart from this, unless you want to 'just relax', there's not much to do. No tv (essential for many a teenager), or high speed internet (ditto). There is a pool, but all the available sun lounges were taken by the time we got there.
But it was a pleasant, atmospheric stay, and the owners have done a great job of restoring a crumbling wreck of a fort into something that is a nice property Apparently it took them over ten years.
- Also Known As:
- Karni Fort Bambora Udaipur