Visiting this hotel in January was a mistake as airy marble balconies and open staircases are attractive only in a heatwave. Superficially attractive, but low on comfort and service. The door lock had been forced at some time and was very hard to operate. Hair dryer did not function and neither did the TV. As we were bird-watching all day we were dusty and tired and in need of a good warm shower.Hot water is theoretically provided by solar panels - totally ineffective in January! We were told to run the water for 5 minutes, but never achieved a comfortable heat. Moreover, inefficient plumbing of the wash basin resulted in over-spill of water and a floor that was always wet.
We found this a very lonely hotel with no-one to discuss the day's bird-watching with as it tends to attract tour groups rather than couples. This was the only hotel in a month's travel where we were pestered - both by the hotel's shop keeper and, more persistently, by the resident puppeteer who almost put us off visiting the restaurant. Food at breakfast was excellent though, but of variable quality in the evening. We had a delicious tender lamb biriani the first night, but our second order two night's later was much less tender and less well cooked. The prices were very high with vegetable biriani costing R260 and plain rice R220!!! Finally, there was no written information in the room about meal times or services, though this is a common defect, we found.
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- Also Known As:
- Udai Vilas Palace Bharatpur