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“Lovely location”
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Lake Pichola Hotel
Ranked #16 of 157 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, West Yorkshire UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Arrived on overnight train at 8.30am. Staff at Lake Pichola Hotel were really nice and let us use a garden room for a shower and a clean bed to rest after our rather grotty train journey. Our booked room was ready by mid morning and so welcome with a glorious view across the lake and a little balcony to sit out. Breakfasts were excellent with a good mix of traditional and European food. Style of the hotel is traditional and a bit quirky - we loved it. Udaipur was a wonderful respite after doing all the palaces and forts of the Golden triangle and the Lake Pichola was the perfect place to be based.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guests,

We thank you for your kind appreciation of our hotel. We have specially made our garden room which is just to be at a kind service to our guests who have an early arrival, since the check in check out time is 12 noon this room acts as a resting place till your allotted room is ready. We thank you for appreciating this small gesture.

We are glad that you also liked the room with your balcony overlooking the scenic beauty of Udaipur which is the highlight of our location. We thank you for appreciating our buffet breakfast which you found to be of your satisfaction.

With best wishes,
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed at the wonderful Lake Pichola Hotel in February 2014! The hotel is beautiful and right on the lake. But the BEST part is the wonderful staff. They made our visit incredible. I will definitely be back when I visit Udaipur again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guests,

We thank you for your review about our hotel. You have rightly mentioned in your review that it is the staff which makes all the difference to a organization be it a hotel or any other field. They should attend you with a smile as you enter their place and make sure they try to make you utmost comfortable while you are with them. We shall surely have a small meeting and encourage our staff for doing such wonderful service to you.

It is kind of you to appreciate our hotel and its location.


With best wishes,
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Enjoyed our stay at this heritage hotel. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was good. Very handy to everything. Lovely views of the Lake. Beds very comfortable if you like firm mattress which I do.
On first sight, bathroom looked great. Lovely tiles and very clean. Decided after our long journey to have a bath. Settled in and went to grab side of bath closest to wall and realised the 'marble' that edged that side was loose ! On closer inspection noticed all along the wall side it was just sitting there in loose pieces, ut carefully butted together. I found this amusing is all, tho' the bath felt somewhat 'unsteady' upon getting out.
All in all, enjoyed the experience.....and would go back, definitely.

Room Tip: Stayed in Lake facing room on ground floor. No problems at all. No noise and slept very well.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guests,

It is indeed kind of you to spare your valuable moments and write about our hotel. We are grateful to you for your satisfaction with our staff who contributed in making your stay with us comfortable. It is nice to know that you also enjoyed the food,the view and the location.

We have checked the bathroom mentioned by you and this summer we shall surely find a solution for the marble to be replaced by a glass cabinet which would be fitted on the bath tub. We thank you for your kind suggestion.

With best wishes,
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Central Oregon, USA
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

This Charming, eclectic hotel was my dream come true. The location on the lake, the beautiful balconies, the colorful chandeliers in the dining room, the welcome with the marigold necklace and the good breakfast all contributed to my love of this place. The location makes it easy to walk to all the markets and the palace. The rooftop restaurant, UPRI, has very good food and the view of the palace and old city are magical. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is an old hotel and the rooms showed a bit of this but it did not detract from its overall charm. I will return to this hotel.

Room Tip: I had room #104
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Guests,

Indeed grateful to you for your kind review. It gives us immense pleasure to learn that during your entire India trip you found our hotel your favorite one. It is mails like this which gives us the inspiration to make ourselves better every time we read such encouraging words.

Apart from the location and food it is nice to learn that you were satisfied with our staff whom you found to be helpful and friendly. We shall be working on our rooms this summer and it would be our pleasure to be at your kind service when you visit us next.

With best wishes,
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. the first night stay was in the standard room and the rest two in the deluxe lake facing room. but the standard rooms are like deluxe rooms and the deluxe rooms are quite substandard. only positive point of the deluxe rooms is that they are lake facing and provide a beautiful view of the lake. the deluxe rooms are not clean, the upholstrey used is very old and dirty. the bedsheets provided have faded prints and seem to be in use since long. Our suggestion would be to opt for the standard room and visit the rooftop restaurant or the garden in the groundfloor to have a view of the lake. The food served in the rooftop restaurant is good but overpriced.the breakfast menu is limited and repetitive. you will leave this place full of mixed feelings as it is probably the only midbudget hotel in Udaipur that can provide such beautiful view.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guests,

We thank you for your valuable time that you spent in writing a review about our hotel. First and foremost we are really thankful to you for appreciating our standard rooms which have the same facilities as the deluxe rooms except the view which plays the most important part in this city Udaipur which is known as Lake City of Rajasthan.

As suggested by you we shall surely make all the necessary changes pointed out by you to make ourselves more better and comfortable for all the tourist visiting us in future.

With best wishes,
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Some hotels are 5* for their service, others for the luxuries afforded to their guests, others simply because of their name. The Lake Pichola Hotel is not 5* for these reasons. On the basis of the hotel alone it is a strong 3*, maybe a 4*. The rooms are simple, the beds are a little hard, but they are clean and each comes with the basics one needs after a day exploring Udaipur and the surrounding countryside, as well as an enclosed balcony which is the perfect place to spend an evening or a morning. Which brings us onto what makes this hotel as good as it is - the location. It is smack bang on the edge of the lake itself, with a view not only of the lake and the mountains in the background, but also a full screen, panoramic view of Udaipur's City Palace. The only other hotel I could see that gave you a similar view was the hotel on the lake (the Taj Lake Palace - incidentally also owned by the resident of the City Palace, and out of most people's league when it comes to cost). As well as the amazing view, the staff were courteous and friendly throughout our stay and the hotel even comes with its own roof top restaurant, which not only serves great food but is an even better place to enjoy your surroundings.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Guests,

We have no words to thank for such appreciation of our hotel. In fact you have compared our location with Taj Lake Palace which is the crown of Udaipur amongst all the hotels of this city.

We are pleased to know you also liked our rooms and our balcony which give you a fascinating
view. We thank you for your suggestion of our beds which would be replaced.Maybe we can check the mattress also.

As you have rightly mentioned the cherry on the cake is our roof top restaurant "UPRE" a perfect place to spend your evening for final relaxation after the whole day.

With best wishes,
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed there for 3 days 2 nights. Had booked a lake facing room. The view from the room was very good. The room is good with a balcony. The roof top restaurant is good has great views too. I arrived at the hotel before 7 am the staff was very courteus allowed me early check without any extra charge. The hotel location is also very good it is near the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and faces the Bagore ki Haveli. Will love to go back and stay there.

Room Tip: If possible choose a room on 2 nd floor, 1st floow room are good too
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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cbsingh, Owner at Lake Pichola Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Guests,

We thank you for your kind review. It is kind of you to appreciate our location. Yes indeed we did have the city palace and Jagdish temple right across our hotel but these days Bagore Ki Haveli is a very big attraction as it has puppet museum,turban collection and now also a marriage museum,and also how in olden times the ladies dwelt and to top it it has cultural dance programme every evening from 7 to 8 P.M

We are glad to learn that you also enjoyed your meal at our roof top with panoramic view all around. We shall surly compliment our staff for the courtesy shown to you during your stay with us.

With best wishes,
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Property: Lake Pichola Hotel
Address: Lake Palace Road | Near Hanuman Ghat, Udaipur 313001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#20 Family Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Pichola Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Pichola Hotel is a beautiful hotel on the western banks of Pichola Lake. Most of the rooms have have balconies hanging on the lake overlooking the majestic palaces and the walled city of Udaipur. It has a stunning roof top wid 360 degrees view and an elegant restaurant called Upre. It has a palatial lobby with 8 Bohemian chandeliers. ... more   less 
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