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“Mixed bag-Experience depends on the room you get”
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Hotel The Tiger
Ranked #63 of 153 Hotels in Udaipur
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mixed bag-Experience depends on the room you get”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I undertook the journey to Udaipur and Sreenath Ji with my family including my old parents and in-laws during the first weekend of January 2012. I chose The Tiger as it had a rating of 11 among all the hotels in Udaipur rated on tripadvisor. The Hotel is located in a cramped locality of the old city at the end of a difficult to find narrow alley, with no space for parking. While cramped, the locality is great for walking the streets, shopping and feeling the pulse of the old city. It is right next to the famous Pichhola lake. There are good cafes and bakeries aound, (one owned by the hotel is just opposite) souvenir shops, Jagdish Temple is 100m away. The place has that buzz of a thriving tourist location.
We booked three rooms for two days. We were told that only "standard rooms" without ac were available. While I had other options I decided that even a lower category room in a highly rated hotel would be better option than otherwise. And who needs ac in winters. It turned out to be a mixed decision. The rooms were really tiny, the smallest that I have ever stayed in, around 10 X 11. While they were probably the cheapest in the hotel, yet for Rs. 2000 per day I was expecting a little more. Though the hotel itself is well maintained. The rooms and the toilet were neat, the sheets and covers were crisp and clean. The staff is very polite and generally helpful. Within the constraints of space and location it tries hard to be liked.The neatness is maintained to the standards of European tourists, who seem to be the primary customer group of this hotel. And there in lies one of the major grouses we had with the hotel. There is a sneaking feeling that as an Indian you are slightly less welcome than the European tourist. While the staff is really polite, they seem politer with the Europeans. The food is too oriented to western tastebuds. Even the Indian dishes. The primary objective in preparation of the food seems to be that it should be inoffensive to sensitive european palates. The continental food (we tried pasta) was also too flat and bland with dominating flavor of white sauce. We all grew tired of the food in one day. But the view from the dining room and the terrace is everything that has been said in other reviews. Just breathtakingly beautiful. It almost makes up for most of the shortcomings.
We had another more serious complaint. Despite having told the staff that we would be leaving for Sreenath Ji at 5 AM, the water in the taps in the morning was barely luke warm. The staff seemed helpless though it seemed they were trying to help. Also there was no hot water mixer in the basins in our rooms. To shave or wash our face we needed to collect hot water in a glass from the 4' high main tap. I have paid lesser for better facilities. If you have to use cold water to shave and luke warm water to bathe at 5 AM on a January morning it tends to colour your opinion about the place.
But again most other rooms have hot water mixers in the basins and are also decently sized. ( I checked out a neighbouring room). So if you are a european tourist in one of the better rooms, I guess you would have very little to complain. But it would be best to check other options as well if only standard rooms are available. While the tenor of this review may seem negative I would like to stress that the heart of the hotel is in right place. I may like to visit the place again someother time if a better room is available.

Room Tip: Avoid standard rooms. Just too small and too basic.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Booked this hotel at late notice via expedia as part of our 8 weeks travelling around India.

The Tiger Hotel was a bit of a treat for us but didnt actually work out that expensive for our 3 nights.

The building is ideally located with fantastic room layout and decor. The roof top bar and restaraunt has perfect views of the lake and the city.

Our room was however very noisy and the rather open plan design of the hotel meant that we could hear all of the staff early (0600hrs) and late (2200hrs) as they went about their business. Top tip here would be get a room at the top of the hotel away from staff areas!

Didnt eat any food but the beer was cold and the service was good!

We were even allowedto use the spa's ahower before we got the night bus onto Bundi.

Room Tip: Away from staff areas.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Excellent terrace views, great staff, clean and esthetic rooms. Located right on the lake's edge at Gangaur Ghat. Also, very LGBT-queer friendly hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great rooftop for watching the sunset with excellent view of the Lake Palace. Very clean and friendly service. Great location near Cafe Edelweiss (excellent coffee and pastries), the lake, and city center.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

The sheer location of this hotel makes its an excellent place to stay in Udaipur. This place is more frequented by foreign tourists than Indians but that doesnot take away the joy of staying here.
Its centrally located in the old city adjoining the famous Ghangaur Ghat and is a walking distance from the city palace, market , haveli museum , the famous jagdish temple etc.
The rooms are well kept and have an rustic yet modern appeal to it . The room that I was staying in had a beautiful courtyard accessible only to my room .
At night a visit to the roof top restaurant on the 4th floor is a must or I may say a compulsion . It provides one of the best and un-restricted Panaromic views of the lake Pichola, city palace etc.
The breakfast is complimentary and is also a good starter for the day . The ground floor lobby is a good place to unwind , It has coffee tables, a net enabled computer , sofas etc.
The staff of Tiger managed by Pritam see to it that your stay at Tiger is relaxing and memorable . I had a severe back pain on my first day of stay at night and Pritam along with his team saw to it that I was provided proper medication even at midnight before I could see a doctor the next day .
I would definetly visit Tiger during my next visit to Udaipur .

Room Tip: The rooms start from 1st floor and go all the way up to the third floor and the restaurant is locate...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

This hotel is walking distance from the City Palace (or a 20 Rupee Rickshaw ride). The rooms were very clean - some of them had much better views than others. We visited in December when it was cool – so the air-conditioning was not used. The restaurant area (4th Floor) and Roof Top provide fantastic views of Lake Pichola, and the menu offers good value. The staff is amazingly helpful. Pritam the boss-man is very knowledgeable and can help you plan your itinerary. The stairs may pose a problem for some people as there is no lift.

Room Tip: Ask for room 20 on the 3rd floor if it is available. It has good views (and a bath).
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

I was stay in the tiger it was good experience
we hed B/F on terrace verry best view + gokul
room was verry clean good sleepppppppp
I hed massage it was ayurvedic massage awesome

Then pritam The manager,chef,guid, ect ( any help )

I will come back

Room Tip: All clean all rooms are quite
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel The Tiger
Address: 33 Gangaur Ghat | Near Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur 313001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Udaipur
#21 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel The Tiger 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tiger Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Udaipur's main attractions - City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Gangaur Ghat and the lively Bazaars are only a stone's ... more   less 
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