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The Oberoi Udaivilas
Ranked #3 of 151 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best place for honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

What more is there to say, this hotel is wonderful. The rooms are heavenly and the food is incredible. We had a cooking lesson with Simran in the kitchens and he could not have been more charming. It was a magical experience I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Thank taysup
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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 3 November 2011
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Your feedback is encouraging and rewarding indeed!

Team Udaivilas is really so delighted to read that you enjoyed our resort to its fullest! It is our pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the food and cooking lesson with Simran!

We truly appreciate you for being a fan and look forward to welcoming you sometime in the near future.

Sincerely,
Jan Tibaldi
General Manager
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

My wife and I stayed here on a trip around Rajasthan.
If you are going to Udaipur this is THE place to stay. There is no comparable hotel to the Udaivilas. The place was constructed with attention to every-single detail and I'm sure significant cost. The food was fantastic, the service was truly top-notch. The pool/spa were fantastic, and Udaipur itself is a truly charming and my favorite Rajasthani city.

The only "con" I can think of is if you are intent on staying in a hotel has been converted from a palace, this is not it, strictly imitation here, but on such a spectacular scale, and with all the amenities, it would be hard to complain.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WBS78
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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 29 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your encouraging and rewarding feedback following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you were able to enjoy our resort to its fullest!

We truly appreciate you for being a fan and look forward to welcoming you sometime in the near future.

Sincerely,
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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Oberoi's attention to detail and unobtrusive service has once again left us with the most lasting of positive impressions. The views across Lake Pichola towards the palaces are absolutely stunning. The choice of taking a boat across the lake to the hotel was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives and a great way to experience this city, a 'Venice of the East'. The architecture and beautifully manicured grounds of the hotel transport you to a time of forgotten elegance and luxury. The amenities such as the gym are of a high standard and the heat of the day just enticed us to make use of both the icy cold pool wrapping around the hotel and also the main pool for a little less chilly dip. The restaurant served great food with very atmospheric dancing adding to the charm at night. If you are seeking a very special, unique experience in possibly my most favorite city in Rajasthan look no further.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 13 October 2011
Thank you for giving words to your experience in the form of such a generosity and informative TripAdvisor review.

On behalf of the team Udaivilas, I really appreciate your review!!

it's indeed a pleasure for all of us at Udaivilas to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and still relishing the finest memories of your trip. It is absolutely inspiring to know that you were very well satisfied with the facilities and services rendered.

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience. The other travelers would definitely be benefitted with the glimpse of your experience.

Thank you once again for such a wonderful review!!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Oberoi Udaivilas on your return visit to Udaipur.

Jab B. Tibaldi
General Manager
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

We just got back from a 2-week trip in India , staying only at Oberoi Hotels. First one was the Udaivilas in the beautiful lake city of Udaipur .


This palace hotel may only have been completed in 2002 and therefore lacking 'real' history, it more than makes up for it by making any stay there the best and most wonderful one could ever experience.

Pick up at the airport was efficient and very friendly; a very capable staff member waits for you and accompanies you to an airconditioned car where the driver presents the weary traveller with cool, wet towels and bottled water. Ah, the joy of travelling Oberoi! The wonderfully romantic experience then begins with a transfer by boat across Lake Pichola towards the Udaivilas, followed by a short ride in a golf cart to take you from the pontoon to the impressive entrance terrace where smiling staff members accompany you to the hotel's entrance. After a traditional Indian welcome, personable General Manager Jan Tibaldi puts in an appearance and warmly welcomes you to his pride and joy. A very nice and personal touch, here the GM is more than merely a name on a letter or a picture in a brochure.

The hotel is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous, no matter how you look at it. All marble with exquisite designs and beautiful furniture, its open and airy atmosphere makes for a truly palatial stay with not a care in the world. Everything you want and even what you had not thought of yet, has already been taken care of or will be in a heartbeat; softly, discreetly and efficiently.
Dining is a daily pleasure with high quality food, with both western and Indian / Rajasthani specialties. We specifically recommend the 'thaali', a tasting menu of various local specialties. Ask for a recipe and the Executive Chef will be happy to send it to you with his compliments.

We had the good fortune of staying in a luxury suite with private pool .... bliss! A beautifully appointed big living / dining room, equally impressive bedroom with magnificent bathroom (again, all marble), plenty of closet space, comfortable bed and a good-sized pool with elevated private dining terrace overlooking the property and Lake Pichola ... there are no words to describe the magic quality of that particular combination of luxury, view, the sound of crickets, a star-filled sky during a warm, balmy evening and a refreshing dip in your own pool on a hot day. Not to mention the sense of truly living in a palace and yet, feeling very much at home.

A big compliment and thank-you to Jan Tibaldi and his team for making our stay at Udaivilas the most memorable and most enjoyable one of all. Truly unforgettable and hopefully, an experience to be repeated some time in the future.

Perhaps the only thing that was 'out of sync' with the whole experience was the fact that internet was not available on a complimentary basis. In this day and age, and certainly in a hotel such as Udaivilas, one would expect that to be part of the service. That would be our only suggestion to the Oberoi Group as a whole.

To any future traveller, you will not be disappointed if you are looking for the ultimate in contemporary luxury, combined with the historical feeling of staying in a rajasthani-style palace where discretion, efficiency and the magic of India are what makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Room Tip: Luxury suite with private pool is the ultimate experience!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
First of all my heartiest thanks for taking out the time to write such a detailed TripAdvisor review.

Your feedback is informative indeed!! I really appreciate your generosity to mention everything you experienced so precisely that it makes one visualize the scenes!! Thank you once again for including everything that a traveler could be benefitted with.

Team Udaivilas is so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and taken back home the fine memories for life time. It is quite inspiring to learn that you appreciated the facilities and the services rendered so precisely.

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with us and the other travellers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Oberoi Udaivilas on your return visit to Udaipur.

Jab B. Tibaldi
General Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We had a fantastic stay. The property itself is stunning with its expansive grounds, sweeping courtyards and charming design/architecture but equally importantly there is no let-down from Oberoi's consistently high level of service...while we will always remember the property what truly leaves us feeling like we've had a great holiday is our impression of how we've been treated by the hotel and we find Oberoi second to none in this regard. The food was excellent if pricey and the only disappointment (which I have found in other Oberois as well) is the below-average quality of the coffee...Still, this was a small blemish on an otherwise magical stay. The rooms were well-appointed with all of the expected modcons and we felt extremely relaxed throughout...This is a great property and well worth a visit...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve C
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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
Thank you for writing such a precise TripAdvisor review.

The team Udaivilas is very happy to learn that you enjoyed the facilities and services rendered were upto your satisfaction.

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with us and the other travellers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Oberoi Udaivilas on your return visit to Udaipur.

Jab B. Tibaldi
General Manager
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Pune, India
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Beautiful property to go.It is spread in 28 acres.Fascinating views.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 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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Thank Sumeet D
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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 15 October 2011
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review.

It is our pleasure to know that you liked The Oberoi Udaivilas. Thank you for sharing it with other travellers.

We look forward to welcoming you back again to the Oberoi Udaivilas on your next visit to Udaipur.

Jab B. Tibaldi
General Manager
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Georgia
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105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

Amazing hotel in an amazing location with excellent service - what else do you need to relax and enjoy your vacation? We had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank G2Travel
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TheOberoiUdaivilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas, responded to this review, 5 October 2011
Thank you for writing such a concise and generous TripAdvisor review. It is quite inspiring for all of us at Udaivilas to learn that you liked the facilities and the services rendered. Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with other travellers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Oberoi Udaivilas on your return visit to Udaipur.

Jab B. Tibaldi
General Manager
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Property: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Address: | Haridasji Ki Magri, 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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Udaipur
#2 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#3 Luxury Hotel in Udaipur
#3 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Udaivilas 5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a city fabled for its palaces, The Oberoi Udaivilas can take its place with pride. With views over Lake Pichola to the spectacular City Palace, the hotel itself resembles a grand palace. Landscaped gardens and shady courtyards, decorative fountains and reflection pools, cool marble, ornate carving, inlay work and detailed interiors create a marvellous ambience of days gone by. Huge bedchambers with large private terraces, luxury suites with private swimming pools, marble bathrooms, walk-in closets, butler service and 24-hour in-room dining make you feel like royalty. The restaurants serve international and Indian cuisine including regional favourites. A gymnasium, two large swimming pools and a luxury spa offering a range of therapies, add to the ambience of total pampering. The facilities are particularly suited to meetings that might benefit from this exotic location. ... more   less 
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