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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

If it could just be cleaned properly this place would be stunning. That said it is in India and it's definately worth staying at - but so much more could be made of this place with a little effort. If you do stay make sure you go and see the garages out the back.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is more of a home stay than a hotel, but more welcoming and charming than most hotels. Step back in time to the 1930s and enjoy the quaint and comfortable rooms, the Maharaja's family furniture, photos and mementos around the place and chat to the gracious Maharani over a gin and tonic about her plans for a museum of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so beautifull and serene. The personnel and food are amazing. Had a wonderfull time here. And the maharadja still lives there which is awesome! The maharadja likes to talk with all the people that are staying in this large and beautifull palace.

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Thank Jeroen W
Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice and beautiful property, clean rooms, and tasty dinner and breakfast. The surrounding plantation and gardens are also gorgeous. It is a part of the Intrepid Golden triangle trip. I would give 5 stars, if they accept credit cards again.

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Thank Janos B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting hotel. Don't expect 4 or 5 star treatment. It has basic rooms. Lots of mosquitos. The Maharaja still lives in the property upstairs. It is a really like living in the colonial times. An enjoyable stay.

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Thank KLTravel15
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art deco meets Indian royalty heritage. This is a special experience and we loved it. Do not expect ultra modern amenities or up to date finishes. The atmosphere is outstanding, the staff friendly and helpful and the food was great. We stayed here as part of our Intrepid Real Food Adventure Tour. Dinner in the gorgeous courtyard was a highlight.

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Thank edenhousewife
Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous place. Very spacious rooms, real hot water and good shower facilities. The hotel is luxurious but like a step back in time. The grounds looked beautiful but sadly because of our itinerary, we were only here overnight and gone again by early morning. Would certainly recommend

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is an Indian heritage hotel being a former palace, low budget change over from prior use so dont expect 4 star luxury. An interesting lobby to start your stay, also has interesting grounds which have a museum effect with old car etc housed in what may be former stables. The pool and immediate surrounds lack appeal. Bit of an...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on a group tour. As detailed in all the other reviews this is a very interesting place to stay. So rather then repeat what is already detailed I will list some other items. They do not accept credit cards. You have to turn on the hot water service in your room half an hour before you use...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This heritage property was fabulous. The rooms were authentic and even the odd power outage cannot take the smiles of our faces. The grounds and the history are beautifully maintained at this property and the staff all seem very proud to be there. A highlight on our tour.

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Address: Raja ki Kothi, Karauli 322241, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Karauli
Price Range: £100 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“Check the loudness of the air con!”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyP157, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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“Wi fi is only in the drawing room and it's patchy, as in so many places in rural India”
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“All rooms I believe are stunningly gorgeous..( we swap stories amongst the group )”
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