Beware hotels with Heritage in their publicity! Laxmi Vilas is the older cousin to the newer Laxmi Niwas Palace and shares dining facilities and the swimming pool. Its a bit of a hike from Laxmi Vilas to the dining hall, pleasant enough on a fine warm day, but less so in the rain!
The rooms we had were on the dingy side, but were clean and everything worked. The bed had seen better days, but tired after a day walking in Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary that mattered less than it would had we stayed more than one night.
The staff in the dining room seemed bored by their work and requests for hot, fresh rotis were dealt with at snail's pace. But the bar staff in Laxmi Vilas Palace were charming and efficient: perhaps they should give the dining staff some advice on customer relations! Breakfast was a bit of a shambles, but we got what we wanted in the end! Check-out too was handled with indifference, a pity as that left an impression more negative than the overall experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace was refurbished and renovated into a hotel in 1994. The specialties of Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur lies in the beautiful location enhanced by the sumptuous lunch and dinners. We personally supervise the preparation for our extensive A La Carte Menu, offering the true flavors of our continental and local dishes. Here at Laxmi Vilas Palace you would relive the history of Bharatpur, feel the warm hospitality extended to you by our present generation living in the Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur
- Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace