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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

To summarise, Usually the son takes care of this property, but since he was not there, our host was his father. A very nosy old fart, who wouldn't give you any space. Also he made a few cheap comments in passing, since I am traveling with a guy. He charged us 6500 which I think was a bit overpriced. Absolutely... More 

2 Thank Swati S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We fell in love with Palace Utelia when we first saw it online - and it exceeded our expectations. Utelia is about 80kms SW of Ahmedabad but it feels like stepping back into another time and place. The late 19th century Indo-Saracen palace is an absolute gem with domes, colonnaded verandahs and courtyard gardens. Our room was large, cool and... More 

1 Thank Tricia H
The Palace Utel... U, Owner at Palace Utelia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We at the Palace are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Good wishes to you always. More 

Vadodara, India
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is not a palace in true sense. It is a haveli or mansion. It is owned by the decedents of the Vaghela clan who once ruled greater part of Gujarat and Western India before the Muslim invasion. The building looks old and the maintenance cost must be pretty high. They need a regular flow of tourists and history interested... More 

1 Thank umakantamin
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282 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This review is overdue as it is a few months now since we stayed there. We discovered this through old faithful Google:) and booked by phone. Our trip was from Bhavnagar to the Little Rann and this hotel was conveniently located enroute for an overnight stay, thereby giving us the opportunity to visit Lothal as well. The hotel is a... More 

2 Thank Gita-TA
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

ME and my husband husband visited this palace while our tour towards Bhavnagar with intention for dinner and nightstay if there is vacancy....There was no one to respond outside of the palace...By asking local children they show us small shop and ask there...again there was nobody and we asked children to call concerned person...the old man came and he gave... More 

5 Thank dr_tanvi

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

The palace is fascinating but in a dirty village near Lothal . The meet and greet of the Prince is a good welcome and with him you can have a nice chat . We only stopped here for lunch : apart from the fact that here one can finally enjoy a beer ( forbidden all over Gujarat ) , the... More 

2 Thank gneccocristina
The Palace Utel... U, Owner at Palace Utelia, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for visiting Utelia Palace and it was a pleasure to serve you a meal and a drink ( of your choice) . the buffet was fixed for a visiting group which went very happy .We offer lunch only on prior request .We do not entertain walk-ins but nevertheless we tried and accommodated you along with... More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Utelia Palace is a nice old place with good local food. Its a convenient place for an overnight stay while visiting Lothal, which is very nearby. Utelia Palace offers a guided tour visiting 2-3 villages. It gives you a deep insight into rural Gujarat.

1 Thank ulrich m
The Palace Utel... U, Owner at Palace Utelia, responded to this review

Dear Ulrich m, Thank you for taking the time to provide the feedback. We appreciate your understanding and knowledge of rural India , its Heritage and what one should expect from a heritage hotels in Gujarat since the flow of tourists in this part of India is still at its virgin state. We will be happy to upgrade and improve... More 

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407 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2009

Compared to many heritage hotels in Rajasthan...often renovated forts in small timeless villages...Utelia was a disappointment. The rooms are overpriced (only the deluxe rooms at 4500 rupess were inviting) and the whole place had a dusty, neglected air. Service well meaning, but hit and miss (limited English) and food average. On a positive note, the guided walk round the village... More 

4 Thank savvy_dave

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Address: Via Lothal-Burkhi | Utelia, Ahmedabad 382 230, India
Region: India > Gujarat > Ahmedabad
Price Range: £69 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“We stayed in original wives' quarters on the ground floor. We had a view of the front garden from the window seat in the dressing room.”
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“The best room is the first one at the corner in the first floor.”
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