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Hotel Swaroop Vilas
Ranked #39 of 157 Hotels in Udaipur
gurgaon
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“For family only”
Reviewed April 28, 2009

We stayed in this hotel in 1st week of january'09. It was a family vacation. We have booked 3 rooms and the website gave us more than 50% discount . We reach early there and so requested for early checkin, immediately they gave us 3 rooms. It seems they r very friendly. But when next day we went for breakfast in the restaurant we found that back wing is so beautiful. And we requsted them to shift our rooms they said its not possible all r totally booked. With my experience, I suggest u to confirm that they r booking ur room in the back wing. When u order something please be specific and clear( when u order tea as well). If possible ask the person to repeat the order so that he is placing it according to u and not using his brains. One thing more don't book the taxi from the hotel person he is not good at all. He will always take u from the longer route and will not guide u properly. One of the market is walkable and u can easily book the cab from there.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — hospitality
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Markham
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Reviewed February 23, 2009

I and my husband had a wonderful time; we stayed to 3 days and 2 nights.

Room was very clean; hotel itself was very clean and quite.
I loved Udaipur, I wish I would have stayed more; I liked it better then Jaipur.
Food was good, we only stayed for breakfast in hotel and they had buffet for it but on our request waiters would make something fresh for us and also not necessary to give some tip.
I would love to go back and stay at same place 

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

We booked this budget hotel online but on arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the decor and rooms above average. Room service was prompt and the staff is polite. We stayed in the new wing of the hotel that faces the swaroop sagar lake, still I would say that the view would have made more sense in a balcony which all the rooms are lacking. This hotel is located outside the "oldcity" udaipur which has all the attractions in proximity to the lake pichola, so make sure you are prepared to hire an all day cab for all your trips be it sightseeing or a trip to the general store. Our room was very comfortable and spacious but did not have a small fridge which would not have mattered a lot but for the fact that the hotel lacks a bar and have no drinks on thier menu. Also we had to wait for 3 days out of our 5 days to be able to log on to the hotel wireless network which was kind of sloppy.

Stayed January 2009
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Scotts Valley CA
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308 reviews
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Reviewed March 4, 2008

This hotel was booked for us as part of a package tour of Rajasthan. Be forewarned that there is a new wing currently under construction (might be finished by now). This wing is partially completed and occupied. If you stay in the old wing, the experience might be completely different. We also noticed that some of the balconies of the old wing now face directly into the new wing, so the effect is like being in an alley.

At the time, due to the construction, the new wing was very dusty and the lift was not working. We could watch the laborers installing marble flooring and tiles. As long as it is new, it will probably be quite nice.

We had a room in the new wing. The room was very spacious, with marble floors and new furniture. There is a lovely view from the upper floors of Lake Swaroop. Since fitup was still ongoing, the TV was there, but not connected and no minibar, although there looks to be space for one. We found no heater.

For a hotel room of this quality, it was odd to find a shower room, although there was a curtain to try to keep the rest of the room dry. The towels were nice and white and fluffy. Overall, the bathroom was well lit, but there is no screen on the vent window, so mosquitoes could easily enter from outside.

We did have dinner here and were pleased at how inexpensive it was. We had a whole tandoori chicken (~$4) ! Beers were a little more expensive than in the south (~$2/bottle). The breakfast was ample - toast, potato cutlets, hard boiled eggs, corn flakes, yogurt, coffee/tea and canned juice - ask for the mango juice !

The street is quieter than others in the area and the new wing is set back from the street. The front staff seemed a bit lazy - we asked twice to ensure that our breakfast box would be prepared in the morning; as you can guess, they were not. The waiter made up some toast and coffee for us while we waited, so we'd have something in our stomachs before our long drive ahead.

  • Liked — nice, new room
  • Disliked — dustiness during construction
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Noida, India
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

Upon our arrival, we were immediately check in and were given their best rooms (501, 502) which give best view from the Hotel.

The rooms were done up nicely and tastefully. Bathrooms were nicely made with best of fittings and tiles.

We were made very comfortable by the staff.

Next day, my family members who were traveling with me fell sick due to extensive travel. The hotel arranged for the Doctor immediately. The doc was of great help who called us the next day and visited once again.

A little improvement in the breakfast menu will add to the sheen of the hotel.

In the days to come this will become one of the most sought after properties.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Thank rd07
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SEA
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22 reviews
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Reviewed December 30, 2007

While the hotel room looked fairly new and very promising at first glance, the ultimate experience was very poor.

The room and bathroom doors were badly constructed, making them very hard to close. I literally had to throw my weight against them. As well, the shower was so badly fitted out, it made for difficult bathing and sprayed water all over the bathroom (despite the shower curtains being drawn). The lack of cleanliness was also off-putting -- shall we say traces of the last occupants were visible...

Additionally, there was an alarming incident where, while we were out, the cleaning staff tidied our room and left our door unlocked afterwards, thereby compromising the security of our valuables. When a complaint was lodged at the front desk, the attending staff was entirely unapologetic.

A terrible pity as it had every potentially to be a great hotel.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Swaroop Vilas
Address: 6, Ambavgarh, Opp. Lake Swaroop Sagar, Udaipur 313001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#17 Business Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Swaroop Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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