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Kesar Palace
Ranked #20 of 248 Udaipur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a view?”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

As part of our one month trip in India we came to Udaipur from Jaipur by train. Owner Sajid send the taxi to pick us up as we arranged it when we book over the phone. We didnt have hot water the night we arrive but that was only that night. we took the 5th floor room over looking Laka Pichola which was so beautiful. Breathtaking view throughout. It was lovely and chilly and there was no need to use the air-conditioner :)
Food was fabulous we enjoyed every bit of it and the service. We did have room service from morning till 11pm and we used room service quite often.
Sajid helped us picking places to go, it was he who suggested us the traditional dance event which happen at Bagore ke Haweli, which we loved.
This hotel has no lift and it could be tiring if u pick rooms higher floor, which one must do if like to have some nice view from room.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floor on Lake pichola side are very beautiful. Lower floors and opposite side room g...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We had a great experience although we had no hot water as well as a sewerage smell in our room. The laundry is also a bit pricey. But overall we had a great time at kesar, rooms were spotless and the rooftop restaurant was tasty. Staff were also very friendly.
If you get a rickshaw driver named Billu from the train station he'll take you there as he's mates with the owner, together with a cheap ride there

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a non-lake view, non-A/C room for 2 nights. Despite the heat outside it stayed quite cool and comfortable in the room. The window had a screen on it which was very nice for keeping bugs out. Very spacious room with lots of universal outlets. Hot water, soap, towels, and free wifi all included. Best part about staying here was the location--5 minute walk to just about anywhere in the Old City so no need for transportation.

Rooftop restaurant upstairs was inexpensive and the food was good. Wonderful view, especially at sunset.

Only downside was when we asked if we could keep our room later after checkout (evening flight) they said it was booked but allowed us to store our bags in a room downstairs. When we walked past the room after breakfast (maybe an hour after checking out) we noticed that the linens had not been changed, simply smoothed out and the blankets refolded. Makes me wonder how many other people slept on those unwashed sheets before we did. Sigh.

Despite that, I'd still recommend...just make sure you have a travel sheet.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

The cheaper rooms are really value for money! They're big, nicely decorated and clean with a basic toilet (we didnt get hot water). The view from the rooftop restaurant is beautiful and the management is helpful. Working wifi and laundry service. Would stay here again!

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

upon our arrival at udaipur train station we were accosted by a friendly tuk tuk driver, we asked to be taken to the lake area. On the way he informed us of his brothers hotel and informed us we must take a look. we were fearing the worst but when arriving at the hotel it was clean friendly and in a great location. Right in the middle of udaipur and with a great rooftop restaurant with very nice lake views.

The food at the restaurant was nice and freshly prepared. and overall we found the hotel to be very reasonably priced.

All seemed to be going well until our first morning when we were woken by very loud building work right next door. this was a shame. additionally, after a day in our first room it began to smell terribly of damp. as the room had no window there was no way of avoiding the smell, we could no longer stay in this room as the odour was awful. for our last few nights we moved to a room upstairs which was much nicer but the bathroom still had a bit of a damp smell.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here. It's a great, cheap place to stay right in the middle of udaipur and the staff were very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013
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guangzhou
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed in Kesar Palace for 2 weeks because we loved it and this city so so so much. Kesar Palace is a new building with a high roof.We stayed in 301 and 501,both the two rooms and good.501 is the best,of course(the most beautiful windows and the greatest view,you can enjoy the lake and the sunset sitting by window.).All the rooms are big and clean,and there was beautiful painting on the floor.You can enjoy the view on the small bed or on the sofa.There is hot shower in the morning and in the evening.
Another important reason We loved here is the roof restaurant.The view from the roof is amazing.You can have delicious Veg and Non Veg here.They cooked chicken very well especially the Chicken with Garlic Sauce.My husband would ordered this dish every time.It was the best chicken we had in India,really!!!
The owner here is very nice and very helpful.They cared about you as a family.There was a muslin festival one day,and they cooked mutton for us without any charge.We enjoyed the days here very much.
I stayed in Udaipur 2 weeks to study the painting.My teacher is an artist working at home and his painting is really good.The price is only 50rs per hour or 200rs per day.It's cheaper than the shop and better for study.If you want to something about painting you can call my teacher Mohan:+919610016356.

我们在这儿呆了半个月,无论是酒店或城市都让我们非常喜欢。Kesar Palace是一幢有着超高楼顶的崭新小楼。我们住过301和501,这俩房间都超好。当然501是整幢楼最好的房间,装修最好,两面墙都是全景观大飘窗,而且窗户很漂亮,你可以坐在这儿享受湖景和日落。所有的房间都宽敞明亮干净,天花板上有小清新的手绘花线。有个窗户边有个小床,可以坐在小床上或俩藤椅上看景色,小日子别提多滋润啦。对了,早晚7-9有热水洗澡。
我们喜欢这儿还有一个重要原因,就是他家楼顶的餐厅,有着无敌景观。这里做素食和肉食都很赞,鸡肉味道很好,尤其有个蒜香酱汁鸡啊,香味四溢,浓郁诱人,配上热腾腾的白米饭,那叫一个人间美味啊。我先生每次必点,这个真的是我们在印度两个月以来吃过最赞的鸡肉了!
这里的人都很好,友善又乐于助人。他们对待我们像家人一样,有一次穆斯林过节他们还请我们吃羊肉。我们在这儿的每一天都过得很开心。
我们在乌代浦尔呆两个星期是为了学画的,细密画入门很容易,你可以带走一幅自己画的画很有纪念意义。我的老师是个在家画画资深画师,画功了得。学画仅需50卢比一小时或200一天,比画廊要便宜很多而且教学质量真的很好,我比较很久才选择在他这里学。如果想了解细密画可以联系他:默罕+919610016356

Room Tip: 301 401 501 are all good and 501 is best.higher floor with higher price.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Meticulously clean rooms, very laid-back atmosphere, nice and helpful owner. The cleanest bathroom in a budget place I saw month travel through Rajasthan! The kitchen is cleaner than at many European places...

The view from the rooftop restaurant is splendid, their food is one of the best I had in Udaipur - especially their paneers and tandooris (amazing gravy in chicken tikka masala), kheer with mace and their chai with the hint of anise. I wouldn't recommend soups though.

Had dinner 5 times there and the overall quality of service and food was excellent.
Very quiet and obsessively hygienic place. Wish they would be more places like this...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Kesar Palace
Address: 17 Kesar Palace Panduwari, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur
Amenities:
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Ranked #20 of 248 B&Bs / Inns in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Kesar Palace 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kesar Palace is a small, a fairly new and charming hotel situated in the beautiful old city center of Udaipur. The latest standards happily blending with old-world charm give the rooms a warm and homely atmosphere. The friendly owner, his family and their staff will do everything to make your stay as pleasant and carefree as possible.All rooms have attached bathrooms. Each of the individual guestrooms has its own character and style, with tasteful furniture and decor. Most rooms has a delightful view that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the jharokha (window seat). ... more   less 
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