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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Udaipur
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Live like a Rajput King”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Formerly a residence for the king of Jaipur, in the 70's, it became a hotel for the common man like us to live like a king for the duration of our stay. The service was impeccable from the time Guarov met us at the airport to when he dropped us off. All of the staff new our names upon our arrival. The guard met us at the boat and walked us under his umbrella to the entrance, where they showered us with rose petals and placed a mark of blessing on our foreheads. Priya made certain every need was taken care of and she always had a beautiful smile for us. They offer a dance program to watch every evening and a flautist awakens you in the morning from his perch beneath a dome on the second floor. They have two different restaurants to choose from and the food is delicious. As well, in the early evenings one has the option of taking a historic tour of the hotel as well as a sunset cruise to the pleasure palace across the lake. I would highly recommend both. The rooms are lush with every possible accommodation you might need. They even deliver two newspapers to your door each morning. The pool looked wonderful as well, though we didn't have to time to enjoy it. They also have a cigar lounge, and at times, someone is available to do your astrological chart and horoscope if you are in to that sort of thing. Finally there are some wonderful stores on site if you're looking for that particular gift or keepsake to take home with you. We had a wonderful talk with one of the shop keepers who sold Pashmina scarves and was actually from Cashmere. What a delight all the way around.

Room Tip: splurge for a lakeside room with a view of the palace. Beautiful!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

As usual the trident and Oberoi hotels never disappoint. Udaipur trident is very well appointed and is absolute value for money. The service is excellent, the staff extremely courteous and friendly, the food superb, and the ambience and location of the hotel perfect. These guys maintain very high standards and don't compromise. Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We went to have lunch...and were rudely greeted by the security guard who told us that only hotel guests were allowed into the private road. He did not even ask if we were guests...how did he know?? Anyhow, we were surprised and disappointed with the inhospitable way we were handled...after that...who would stay? We ended up eating at renovated royal palace, also lake side, in town at a fraction of the price and as nice of a view and good food. We were grateful the drive into town gave us a sense of the beauty and atmosphere of this little Indian "Venice".

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

After two months in India, I can say that this is easily one of the nicest hotels in South Asia. Great attention to detail at every turn, from your first arrival celebration, to the fact that every staff person know your name before you've even been introduced. Udaipur is a very fun, beautiful city to visit. Even if it were not, however, it would be worth the trip to stay at the Taj Lake Palace.

Room Tip: Splurge for a lakefront room, preferably facing the City Palace.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I stayed one night with my friend. This hotel must be the best hotel in India or in the world. It seems to cost a lot but it was quite valuable if comparing the quality of this property and nice staffs.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

3 weeks ago we stayed at Lake Palace for a night and got engaged there! We would like to thank all the staff who provided us with such an unforgettable experience during every moment of our stay. I couldn't imagine a more romantic and beadutiful place to have our engagement!

We arrived with train 6 am in the morning and immediately received warm welcome from the pick-up service. We got our room right away (not to forget also mentioning that we were also allowed for late check-out due to our flight schedule). Our room was super elegant with lake view. Every time we went away, our clothes got immediately folded and a small card/snack was placed in our room. We booked private dinning on the terrace, highly recommended! The view was so beautiful and peaceful that it almost felt surreal. My boyfriend claimed that the staff didn't know he was gonna propose at dinner, but still they decorated the whole terrace with flowers and candles and were being very attentive the entire evening. The next day we also tried the SPA. We tried the couple message option, very relaxing. You get a bottle of champagne at the end, which was included in the price (We were not sure of that). We got to drink the champagne in a jacuzzi with again very romantic view, which was also part of the package.

All in all, we would like to highly recommend Taj for a romantic stay or relaxation after visiting busy Indian cities. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in Lake Palace as a lone traveller. It was an wonderful experience. Staff are amazing nothing to much trouble, treated like Royalty from the moment you arrive. The view over Lake Pitchola and the city palace in the evening was breathtaking. It was my birthday and they surprised me with a birthday cake beautifully presented under a Rajasthani umbrella. I have visited Taj hotels in the past, but this is the best ever! The Architecture is stunning words can't describe how beautiful it is.
The heritage tour, cultural show,
pool and spa were all top notch.
Can't wait to return in the future.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Address: Udaipur 313001, India
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Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Luxury Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#1 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#7 Business Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Lake Palace Udaipur 5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ethereal Taj Lake Palace affords guests the pleasures of India's bygone princely era. Over the centuries, it has played host to royalty, poets and writers and the Maharana's guests. Trappings like a welcoming vintage car ride to the charming city of Udaipur, the Jiva Spa boat, royal butlers, recipes from traditional Mewari cuisine and arrival by boat - all little facets that make this former pleasure palace the celebrated luxury hotel it is today. ... more   less 
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