The only reason this place gets 4 stars from me is the room. I was booked into a suite and was provided what they refer to as the Maharaja suite or something equivalent... they're the largest rooms on offer - probably the best hotel room I've ever stayed in, period. Huge rooms you'll get lost in, massive bathtubs, beautiful green lawn that your study at the back opens into. Then you climb onto the terrace and look out onto a beautiful lake. There are chairs in the shade there and is the ideal place to sit down with a coffee and a book. The overall property is a slice of paradise.
The nag I have with them is the facilities though - they're only just getting Wi-Fi so there was an issue there.. even the dongles of service providers such as Tata and Reliance don't get good signal - so if you want to check your mail (for now...) you'll have to go down to the reception and the business centre which is some distance off.
Also their hot water system needs a reboot - it takes (and I'm not exaggerating here) a full ten minutes of leaving the tap running before hot water at any reasonable temperature (without any cold water mixed in) starts coming through the taps. That is a colossal waste of water and I felt extremely guilty every time I had a bath (being November, having a cold water bath is out of the question).
What WelcomHeritage have here, then, is a diamond yet to be fully polished. All the ingredients are there. A little bit more and they can push this property into the truly divine.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bal Samand Lake Palace Hotel Jodhpur