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Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Gwalior
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London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“wonderful heritage hotel with excellent food”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We loved staying here..an old hertiage hotel , not in the best condition here and there , with lovely gardens and swimming pool. Great bathrooms! The food was excellent, espically the Murg Tikka, the best I have ever tasted . Great massage at the rather basic spa, but they lost a point by being let down by waiting for half an hour for them to turn up the next day for a massage already booked before a long journey.

Simple bar with great snooker table 99.98% flat and over 120 yrs old but obviously recently refurbished. Extremely helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sariska, India
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Istayed at Usha Kiran Palace on 13th Aug. The place is beautiful and has lot of greenery. The food was very good and well decorated.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

The hotel is housed in the erstwhile guest house of the king. The rooms are really huge, service is like you are the royalty and food is also very good. All modern amenities have been provided within the old stone structure. Hotel also has beautiful lawns and a very nice swimming pool.

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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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new delhi
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

We went in the middle of summer as we couldn't find a place in the hills. Having a one year old in the group, I think we really tested the patience of the staff but they were always helpful and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone. The food is fabulous and really outstanding. My only advice would be to have a few spare swimsuits which one could borrow. Piyush in the staff was especially helpful to us.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2011

We (me, my wife and my one year old daughter) happened to visit this beautiful heritage property over last weekend. I must thank tripadvisor for all the reviews. When we visited this place, we realized how true the reviews were. We are all praise for the staff of this place & cannot stop talking about the wonderful time we had at the palace to all our collegues & friends back here in Mumbai.

Right from the time we arrived at the Usha Kiran palace we were made to feel completely at ease & every single need of ours was looked into very very meticulously & well topped up with a superb personal touch.

A special mention about Jasil, who went all out of the way to show us around the resort & also tell us about the history of the palace & also guide us regarding what to do in Gwalior.It was such a beautiful gesture with the Taj personal touch again:)

The staff in the resturant right from Rakesh, Rajendra, Shashi, Poojam Neha were fantastic. Apologies for forgetting the names of other people. First time I’m remembering names of the staff from any hotel and that speaks volumes about the hospitality of Taj.
They were all extremely efficient & went all out to make us comfortable

We had a wonderful interaction with chef (Rakesh) at dinner, & I'd like to mention that we were treated to a marvallous dinner on his recommendation.

The Spa too was definitely worth a mention which we thoroughly enjoyed.
All the reviews on the internet which mentioned it as memorable was experienced first hand by us.
Somi, Vitole & Narayan were great & ofcourse full marks to your spa manager.

Balbir as well as the other hotel staff were excellent.

The darbans at the entrance of the palace were out with the umbrellas in a jiffy every time we stepped out onto the palace lawns.

It was a pleasure interacting with Neha & Bhavna at the front desk.

My one year daughter was thrilled with all the friendly staff & was not willing to leave the restaurant. After having stayed at the luxious properties across the world, I Would highly recommend this place. Hiltons, Marriots & other international hotels –you can send your trainees here to learn about Indian hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

the hotel boasts the royal tradition of past and is well captured till date.. royal property and the best in gwalior.. the pool is nice and so it the food... rooms need a bit of renovation... overall it was a blissful stay!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Hyderabad, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

I was fortunate to get this hotel for my nth minute trip. Rooms were awesome and the hospitality is flawless. I will recommed this hotel for any purpose.

Rooms were well maintained and you can feel like you are staying in a palace.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
Address: Jayendraganj Lashkar, Gwalior 474009, India (Formerly Usha Kiran Palace)
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Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Gwalior District > Gwalior
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Gwalior
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Usha Kiran Palace has played host to the King of England and is now a heritage hotel. Set amidst 9 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, this 120 year old regal palace, rich in history, is outfitted with artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work. Conveniently located, the hotel has 40 beautiful rooms including Villas with private pool and suites, a dining room truly reminiscent of royalty, a Bar and the award winning Jiva Spa. ... more   less 
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