We were attending the Blue Lotus music festival in Pushkar and booked at Kishan Palace based upon the reviews on Trip Advisor. And we certainly weren't disappointed. Lovely quaint hotel. Funky paintings on the wall all over. Takes a bit getting used to. The location is perfect. The upstairs open air pagoda seating area is very charming and makes for a perfect spot to chill and read or browse on your laptop. WiFi is free and available throughout the hotel but mainly in the open areas. The lower rooms don't get connectivity unless you are closer to the door. Restaurant is located upstairs and you can be served in the Pagoda seating area as well. The food is all vegan since this hotel falls within the city limit of Pushkar. It caters mainly to travelers and non Indians and thus is quite bland and not spicy at all. Breakfast was adequate and the porridge and pancakes we tried were quite delicious. The rooms are large and the bathrooms even larger. The hot water in the bathroom was a lovely added bonus in the cold weather. Clean and adequate. Beds are comfortable. Tiny television has all the cable channels. All in all a decent hotel with decent amenities.
But what makes this hotel tick is the two brothers that run this place. They are warm, friendly and ever helpful. Whatever you want, they will arrange it for you. Rickshaws, tourguides, information. Name it and they will sort it out for you. As a part of the festival which were held at Ananta Resort and one night it ended rather late and we couldnt find any transport to get back. We called the hotel at 1130(which is quite late by Pushkar standards) and one of the brothers promptly came and picked us up. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We stayed there for 5 nights and we changed our rooms 3 times. Only because we wanted to try out all the rooms and levels. And not once did they get irritated with us or our demands. Very happily they accommodated us whenever they could. Our friends who stayed at the very expensive Ananta were so disappointed in the service and attitude of the staff there. They were amazed at all we told them about our little hotel.
Sure this isn't a 5 star and you don't get 500 count cotton bed covers and big fluffy duvets, and you are definitely not paying 5 star prices but the service you get is of a 7 star hotel. Highly recommend this place. You wont be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Kishan Palace Pushkar
- Kishan Palace Hotel Pushkar