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Ravla Khempur
Ranked #6 of 260 Udaipur B&B and Inns
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“treated like royels”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

i have stayed in this place with my friends.i think its one of the fabulous place i can think of ,when some one can take about a great vacation ,the staff and the kind of hospitality this place provide with a great attitude is outstanding.i have no words to explain it .
This place have great chefs with some incredible food knowledge and a wide range of food options.
Again, if i ever get a chance to travel to this place i will not have a second thought in my mind about it..XOXOXX
great job ppl.....
keep it upppp

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

It's one of the places one never forgets - it's simply unique.. The atmosphere of the place is magic. I enjoyed so much staying there and will go back there for sure. People working there are very friendly - they make you feel you are at home. We had delicious meals and the walk around the palace and in the village was unforgettable. BTW There is a wifi. Everything was just perfect.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Ravla Khempur was one of the highlights during our intensive India trip. It was a pity that because of our tight schedule we could stay there only one night - we would have extended our stay there with a great pleasure!
We came there late in the evening and we were welcomed with a beautiful horse dance show followed by an exquisite and delicious dinner at the terrace.
The whole palace is charming and magic! Nitin was very helpful showing us around it and explaining everything. He showed us as well a trailer of a movie recently recorded in the palace: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".
The following morning we spent some time with beautiful champion horses and had a unique experience of walking around the authentic village nearby.
After a delicious breakfast we had to leave this magic unique place, but for sure we'll come back there one day!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Manerba del Garda, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Our staying in Ravla Khempur is been awesome!!! We had to spend one only night there. once seen the place we decided to spend one night more!!! This wonderfull heritage hotel is placed in a quiet village not too far from Udaipur. There you can find the best Rajastani hospitality and enjoing your time riding horses, having a walk in khempur village, where, by the way, people is soooo ... glad to see you around; or just relaxing into the beautiful garden they have. The manager, Mr Nitin Kumar, is a nice and kind person, always ready to satisfy his guests's needs, as all the staff does, actually. A particular thank goes to MoanJi, a very good guy from the staff. We'll always remember about people i met in and out Ravla Khempur.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jaipur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

It had been one of my most memorable trip. One hour trip from udaipur and their it was.The place is in the middle of nowhere and for a group of friends it was just perfect. A different kind of vacation compared to the routined stay at a lavish place in the middle of a crowded city. The sign at the entrance 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' truly described the essence of the place. Spacious room and outstanding chef and a bonfire at night on the terrace really made this a true exotic vacation. In the morning did horse riding on true breed horses which had a history with the owner of the hotel. A true 'MANOHAR' experience as they say in rajasthani.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

We stopped here for a night on the way to Udaipur. Actually wish I''d skip Udiapur and just stayed here. The building is amazing. When I first saw the sign at the entrance, 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' I was so curious. And then the manager showed us the movie trailer - fantastic!
The management is newish. They really try hard. They make the best of the building terraces and the views. They make the dining aspect of your stay very special both at night with candle-lit meals and breakfast. This is not a chain hotel and is a work in progress. The rooms are very good but knowing that the building is several hundreds of years old I know it is only a matter of time before it is absolutely perfect. We visited in December and no problems getting extra duvets for a snuggly warm night's sleep.
We were able to see the owner's prized Mewari horses and walk the countryside.

Room Tip: Just ask!! Tour the stables and fall in love with the horses.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The stay at Ravla Khempur is one of the best experiences I've ever had! My hubby and I stayed here for a night during our trip to Rajasthan. Wished we could stay more!

The place is a good hour's drive from Udaipur. On the way there, we were wondering if we made a mistake. But how wrong we were! The place is in the middle of nowhere - perfect! The surroundings are quiet and peaceful. Nitin and Mohan are so warm and make you feel at home immediately. We reached there at around 8, and were welcomed with a lovely iced tea, followed by, hold your breath, a private fireworks show and a candlelight dinner on the terrace!!! Every single light in the place was put off, and the terrace was decorated with lanterns. And we had lovely, beautiful music playing in the background! The dinner below the clear, starry night sky was an amazing experience, and had me giggling like a smitten 16-year old :D and oh, the food was brilliant, and I mean BRILLIANT! The fact that this happened a day after our wedding anniversary (which Nitin had no idea about) just made it so much more special.

Needless to say, we were overjoyed at our stay there. The locale is beautiful and rustic. The haveli is an absolutely charming place. The rooms are simple but very comfortable and pretty. It's not a 5-star stay, but you won't get this unique, out-of-this-world experience in a 5-star hotel. And oh, you must check out the beautiful horses too!

I strongly recommend this place for anyone looking for a wonderfully different experience. If I could, I'd rate the place 10 on 5 :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ravla Khempur
Address: Village & Post Khempur, Udaipur 313203, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
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Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Ravla Khempur 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now reopened with Resaalaa Restaurant. Ravla Khempur used as The BestExotic Marigold Hotel,a british movie. The title ‘Ravla’ in Rajasthan refers to the home of a village chieftain”. In earlier days, the Ravla was the focal point of the entire village. Functions such as village welfare, collection of taxes, administration of law and order, and the initiation of festivals took place in the Ravla. Ravla Khempur exudes historical ambience and is graced with breathtaking surroundings. The lofty terraces, open courtyards, sprawling gardens, domes, arches and canopied balconies transport one back in time. Khempur village developed over the centuries to one side of the Ravla. It comprises a small, random and attractive cluster of typical rural dwellings and shops, and shaded squares where the villagers discuss the affairs of the world or share the local gossip. For the visitor, this is a side of India that has its own fascination; the cheerful welcome and natural hospitality of the village folk who ask nothing more than to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea. ... more   less 
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