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WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
Ranked #4 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
Udaipur, India
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65 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

love to enjoy peace food and birds it is a kind of best place in the middle of the big city like jodhpur , lovely place , food bit pricy never give you the menu with price ask for the price menu they will provide you , the most difficult thing is the air condition does not work one cant sleep over night , better you stay in larger rooms near lake but extra price , food excellent bit pricy , clean freshly cooked with real indian herb and the service is wawoo lovely , people are very helpful trust worthy and warm , you feel like royal guest , bathrooms are very small in the rooms , beautiful gardens watch peacock dancing and birds all over , lovely , elegant, veg food is just fresh from farm . worth staying .

Room Tip: the lake view rooms are best
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ahmedabad
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

i visited bal samand in the first week of may with my family. i dont have words to explain my experience at this beautiful property. pure serene setting with large and well maintained garden, lots of peacock and peahens around and many more. Most polite and helpful staff i have ever seen. I would take opportunity to express my Thanks to Mr. Devendra and staff for helping me like anything to get my car battery repaired and ensure my safety.
I have never tasted such delicious and quality food that i had at balsamand especially kebab and desserts. Looking forward to visit this place again and again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bhaumiknayak N
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

I went back to the Bal Samand after more than three years and it's as lovely as ever.

The gardens are a delight - huge sprawling lawns, lots of flowers and lovely old trees make this a bird watcher's delight. The mornings are just gorgeous. You can walk out barefoot on the grass with your cup of tea and be greeted by peacocks; look around and you can spot kingfishers, woodpeckers, sunbirds and orioles.

You're only about twenty minutes away from the hustle of the city, but it's a different world.

The rooms are simple, but very comfortable. They were originally stables and you can still see the stones with a hole protruding into your private sitout/verandah where the elephants were tied. The twin vaulted stone arches above your bed lend a warmly quirky touch. The bathrooms are not too large, but they're adequate and the shower is absolutely superb.

The restaurant is bright and cheerful, the staff smile and serve a lovely breakfast with fresh juices - no canned stuff. In the evenings the Kebab Korner on the lawns serves succulent barbeques, or you can dine in the restaurant which also has a good menu - but it helps if you can tell them in advance what you'd like, since everything's freshly prepared.

The walk up to the beautifully restored restored palace is a bit of a climb but the view over the lake is worth it. I've stayed at a few places in Jodhpur over the years, including the magnificent Umaid Bhawan palace - which can take your breath away - but the Bal Samand has been one of my favourites since 1996, and it's great to see that it's still a delight.

Oh, and there's a beautiful pool, too.

Room Tip: All the rooms are laid out in one line, each with a private verandah, and they're all identical...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ajn0mad
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I visited Bal Samand Garden Retreat between 29-31st Mar'13 with my family. The natural setting was the first attraction and was much more than my expectation - greenery, birds (seeing so many peacocks was a rare sight), beautiful gardens and well kept lawns. The staff was very courteous and very hospitable. We could spend a lot of time walking around, the swimming pool was good and not to mention the Lake Palace. My little daughter enjoyed the most as she got the most of what we tend to miss out in city life. On the last day, check out being at 12 noon, my train was at 8 pm. I told the front desk staff if I could delay my check out, they were very helpful and flexible in allowing us to check out at 6 pm at no extra charge. The morning break fast was great with Bheekha Singh ji at our service promptly. The candlelight dinner on the lawns with live Rajasthani music and the tasty kebab platter was a great experience. Overall, a great place to be over an extended weekend with famlly.

Room Tip: All rooms are set perfectly facing the garden with a private courtyard on the other side.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deepak p
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Gandhinagar, India
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed for two nights. This hotel is slightly away from the town , but makes up because of its location in the midst of a huge and nicely maintained garden. Its rooms are clean and spacious . It provides excellent food . The BBQ corner , which operates in the evening , is a great place to relax and enjoy your food.

B.Singh

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bsingh1952
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Wow - this is what crosses your mind once you get to the hotel. Old British stables turned into a very charming hotel, in a magnificent and luxuriant garden, with peacocks and mutiple swimming pools. Staff at check-in seemed lost, no internet facility apart from business room, BBQ restaurant in the garden, a bit off-centred but in a quiet area.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olivia1906
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Natanya
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158 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Lovely, well laid out hotel in the gardens of former royalty. The garden rooms are renovated horse stalls, each with gorgeous bathroom and private backyard area. Peacocks walk the gardens and around the stream, horses are groomed in their stables. Large, attractive dining room with good breakfast selection.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ShiraNatanya
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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace

Property: WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
Address: Mandore Road | Near BSF STC, Jodhpur 324026, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace is a fleeting distance of 5 kilometers from the city of Jodhpur. It is located on the Mandore Road, overlooking the astounding still and clear Balsamand Lake. It is indeed a true spectacle of a view. The heritage property is built in red sandstone & employs typical ornate Rajput architecture. It is conceived to be the summer residence of the Jodhpur Maharajas in the glorious past. The Bal Samand Lake was artificially created in the 13th century as a water reservoir that supplied drinking water to the city. It now compliments the lush greens and heritage terraced gardens of the property. ... more   less 
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