This hotel is located within the city and is In fact best hotel to stay in Kota. A more than 100 year old palace converted into a Hotel! As this is a "Heritage" property, care has been taken to blend modern with the old without affecting the heritage. The lobby has nice high pillars and ceilings are nicely painted with bright traditional colors. The rooms are big with high ceilings! Bathrooms are actually the size of what you get in a standard room in any modern Hotel! The furniture is old and looks tacky- but on closer look you will be surprised that some of the cupboards etc are as old as 60-70 years! Some of you who love state of the art -modern rooms and furniture will be disappointed- but I loved it.
Bathrooms are modern with top of the line toiletries- I carried few with me with due permission of the hotel staff.
There is inner courtyard and I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few Peacocks there! Imagine you share your morning walk amidst nature and beautiful birds. The entire hotel is filled with paintings/pictures and historical memorabilia. The entire experience gives you a flavor of how India royalty used to indulge itself- and you get to stay in real palace!
Food: I found the buffet fast fast quite basic and would have preferred to have a better spread.
Otherwise the food is OK.
A must visit- you will love it.
For families with Children- you can show them lot of greenery and there is a lot of space around for them to play.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maharaja Umed Singh II, ruling king of Kota in the early 1900s, who resided in the medieval fort within the city of Kota, decided that he wanted a modern palace for his personal use. He commissioned Sir Swinton Jacob, an officer of the Royal Engineers in the British Army to undertake the conception and implementation of this Palace Umed Bhawan. The Palace subtly blends Rajput and Victorian architecture. WelcomHeritage Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota exudes an aura of its own, Lush lawns and courtyards, picturesque ceilings, marble corridors, hunting trophies of yesteryear, along with exquisite royal heirlooms are the special features of the palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umed Bhawan Palace Kota