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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife, mother and I spent two nights here on 10th and 11th December 2018. We booked the maharaja suite which was exquisite. The furniture, paintings, heirlooms and other furnishings most certainly recreated the ambience of Raj-style splendour. The interior of the hotel palace contained beautiful displays of antique furniture, art pieces collected by the Maharajas over many generations, numerous wildlife paintings especially of birds and of course other memorabilia recreating nostalgia for a bygone era ( old family photos and portraits ). The gardens are not very expansive but tidy and quaint. The food was good and the service accompanying it. My only criticism with regard to our stay was the poor level of information available from the management as to tourist attractions. We were informed on the first day that the nearby Velavadar blackbuck sanctuary (for which we had travelled to Bhavnagar specifically for) did not open until 9am. This was incorrect. It opens at 7am. The incorrect information provided to us by the hotel management compromised our enjoyment of the sanctuary. The staff need better training in this area.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank nsmangat69
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely heritage palace with beautiful gallery in the courtyard carrying pictures of birds painted by an artiste in 1930's. Specious rooms with nice antique furniture. Rooms look dated but for the era in which they were made, they are in outstanding condition. Make sure you opt for a room on the ground floor. They have split air-conditioners. The one on the upper floor has window air-conditioners. Surprisingly no or very high small windows to the rooms and so no natural light in any of the rooms. Kind of little depressing. I hardly spent time in the room so did not matter. Room service and dining room services are great. Staff always eager to help. Do not miss out on the great instrumental Hindi film music played in dining room. Great value for money. Food is average. Snacks are good.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
Thank 513sharadd
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

It is a splendid palace. Rooms are large but.... in need of serious TLC.
The sanitary ware is dated and our room had no windows. Some may find this quaint but it is not up to standard.
Staff were polite and helpful food adequate.
WiFi poor/ intermittent .
Shame it just needs an uplift.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank adturner2016
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

A lovely palace in which to stay with some very interesting local sights to be visited. The palace is located quite close to attractions though the immediate area did not provide easy pedestrian access to the town.
When we arrived we were made most welcome. The allocated room’s mini safe did not work so we were moved immediately, with no hassle, to an even nicer room.
The room was very spacious, with en suite facilities (including bath), television, mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. The hot eater heater for the bathroom had to be manually turned on about 10 minutes before having hot water. This worked quite well. The palace is full of interesting artifacts and water colour paintings. Photography within the building was not allowed so no interior views for you.
There palace has two restaurants, one located in the garden and the other inside. We used the garden restaurant for our evening meal. The menu was quite varied and the food good. We used the interior restaurant for breakfast.
The hotel can arrange for currency exchange.
All staff were very helpful.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Boblionie
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Must stay here especially if with family.
Sprawling gardens, good swimming pool and a tennis court.
Lift is bit to old and can be lazy if someone has not closed the grill doors fully.
Staff is good and give you a warm and homely welcome right from check in to dining to room service and house keeping till check out.
Bhavnagar is a sleepy town more into ship breaking industry.
Breakfast here at hotel is not a spread but made on order though for free or included in your room package.
Huge dining table..maharaja style..no doubt goes by its name..a palace in true style.
Has a small in house school and its heartwarming to see schoolkida playing KHO KHO..traditional Indian sit and run to catch game..rooms do not get any outside noise though as property is much inside the main campus with earmarked parking.
They have an outdoor restaurant too.
Dont forget to have bhavnagri Ganthiya and penda as its a very delicious snack here

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
Thank KennyChristian
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