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WelcomHeritage Bassi Fort Palace
Ranked #4 of 17 Chittaurgarh B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The hotel itself is half a building site. We arrived in the morning and was offered breakfast. The dinning room was dark with leftover food on our table. There were also RATS running around on the side table! We managed to order two plain omelettes and tea/coffee, which were charged us 600 rupees - way too expensive. They also put our leftovers on the side table without clearing them straight away - guess who would get to them first? The beds are horrible with no mattresses, simply plywood boards with some foam on top. Bedside lamp does not have plug. The manager also tried to charge us 1200 rupees for a taxi to Chittaurgarh, which should only be 500.

However, the male owner of the hotel is very nice. His family has been living there for 400 years. He also helped us book a taxi with reasonable price. It's a shame as the hotel building itself is beautiful, just needs good management.

Room Tip: Do not have any food there unless you're used to share food with rats.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Bassi Fort Palace Hotel, which is a bit off on the National Highway ,in Chittorgarh where the famous biggest historic Fort of Rana Pratap, one of the greatest and bravest kings of the country built it, is situated on the hill.
This palace is small, probably would have catered to the relatives of the King,in those times. It is in the foothill of the Chittorgarh Fort. The dynasty which owns the palace still lives here, managing the palace and maintaining it through the income earned through tourists who stay with them. Although the government supports them it is not easy to maintain a palace with it’s rich background and it’s precious walls with paintings and ancient furnitures.

The entrance to the palace Hotel is beautiful through a narrow lane of residents living around. This Hotel supports an orphan school nearby helping the children with books and other needy items. The courtyard is so nicely kept with very old precious trees in the centre of the yard, where bords sing, and one gets to see peacocks, in the lawns behind the palace. The kitchen in the palace hotel caters to a wonderful local cuisne, served hot ,the staff wear the local costume to make us feel so special, in the traditional cutleries....
The rooms are big,with small doors,and windows,one has to bend to get a feel of walking into a fort palace....!
These are some of the best moments in our recent trips to Rajasthan, a state that speaks about it’s rich royal history...!

Room Tip: comfortable rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Bassi fort palace hotel is located in the bylanes of Bassi village around 25 kms from Chittorgarh. Our first glimpse of the hotel from outside was that of a run down hotel and we were not expecting much. However, when we entered the courtyard, it was as if we were transported through time in another era...
The rooms were very spacious with an old world feel. As we had come from Jaipur after seeing the lifestyle of the royals, we could identify with the rooms which though not as grand as the Jaipur city palace, were definitely their lesser cousins... The bathrooms could use some renovation but overall the rooms were clean and neat.
What really tipped us in favour of this small getaway was the superb service we received from the staff... Excellent food where they indulged our request for authentic Rajasthani cuisine and served us daily with different Rajasthani specialities - right from appetizers to desserts.. The lovely ambience coupled with excellent service makes me recommend this place to people who want to experience history with peace of mind but without much frills.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This hotel is a little removed from the city. It is in a small village called Bassi. We wanted to reach early but somehome got delayed due to the roads. The rooms are large and nice. the palace has been renovated well and the family resides in the adjoining rooms. the breakfast was wonderful. Worth a 2 day peaceful stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The good part: The owners are apparently descendants of Rao Chunda (hence Chundawats), the magnanimous crown prince of Mewar who gave up his rights to the throne to honor his father's word to his step mother that his step brother would be king. They are real gracious hosts and will take real good care of you, regale you with family history, chat you up during breakfast etc. So you get to meet & greet, wine & dine with royalty of the region!

The bad part: The place is simply not what is touted on their website or their catalogue.

It is an old haveli which is not in the best of conditions. The furniture & decor is old & it's not the 'good' old. Everything, including the furniture, is painted in gaudy color coordinated patterns. There was dust on the furniture such as the side tables, the sofas in the foyer etc. The upholstery is not what you'd associate with luxury.

As you wander about the place, nothing gives you a sense of the claims on their website:

'Set picturesquely amid hills, the quiet luxury of the palace offers a retreat into an aesthetically beautiful environment. Its towering gates, domes, arches, corridors and Mahals takes one back to the Royal Magnificence of the past and the age of chivalry'

The expectations are set very high, but reality is much much humbler.

'Landscaped multilevel gardens with waterfall and sprawling lawns are very enchanting.' -

Only the backyard had any lawns. The open veranda is completely concrete and the initial landing (car park) is just mud. No waterfalls in the immediate vicinity.

There's construction material lying around possibly because of the swimming pool under construction which would be nice when completed. But it's in the middle of an artificial terrace cut into a rock without any nice backdrop or great views.

The whole property is set next to a village/shanty with a terrible approach road. Nothing to wander about into and discover a quaint bit of history/culture. There is very little fort.

The bathrooms are very basic with old fittings. Not at all pleasant or inviting. There was no heater in the room nor tea/coffee maker. There is no phone line provided to contact the reception/house keeping/room service.

At Rs.4000 a night, we were left feeling extremely short changed. Neither the decor nor the environs are pleasant/charming/quaint as claimed on their website! If you do decide to go based on their website/catalogue, please go with heavily discounted expectations of the place.

Stay: 3/Jan/13

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

What a lovely quiet place to stay. A little difficult to find but worth it. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The evening meal in a moonlight courtyard was freshly made from local organic food and very delicious, especially the tomato dish. I found the rooms large and comfortable and had a good nights sleep in the quiet sleepy village away from the main highway.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room which was fine
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: WelcomHeritage Bassi Fort Palace
Address: P.O. Bassi, Chittaurgarh 312 022, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Chittorgarh District > Chittaurgarh
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Chittaurgarh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — WelcomHeritage Bassi Fort Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unfolding the History of Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh is a city in Rajasthan which is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh.This city of Chittorgarh is the epitome of pride, romance and spirit, for people of Chittor who always chose death before surrendering against anyone.WelcomHeritage Bassi Fort is the epitome of the glorious history of the Chundawat clan. It was built way back in in the 16th century by Thakur Jaimal of the Sisodia dynasty, cousin of Maharana Pratap who is a distinct part of the history, founder of the Bassi principality. The 16th century WelcomHeritage Bassi Fort is just a fleeting distance of 25 km from Chittorgarh. It is amidst the hills of the Vindhyachal ranges and makes a perfect break and an embrace of Hritage India. ... more   less 
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