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“NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE!”
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Lake Pichola Hotel
Ranked #21 of 175 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Came to Udaipur on the last leg of a tour in India and stayed at this hotel.
Getting to the hotel was a bit of a nightmare having to negotiate VERY narrow streets with cattle, tuk-tuks, rickshaws etc. In some places only one vehicle was able to pass along the road and consequently there were occasions when one (or the other) had to reverse to find adequate space to allow two vehicles to pass each other. Parking facilities at the hotel were very limited.
The hotel is a haveli which like many in India has been converted into a small hotel.
The Reception, lobby and dining area were really fabulous and beautifully decorated with views across the lake.
The hotel is located right next to lake Pichola and has wonderful views from the terrace, of the city, ghats and amber fort across the water. Really picturesque and romantic! There is also an outdoor roof-top dining area and a small swimming pool. We were unable to use the roof-top restaurant as there was light rain at the time. However, we were very adequately served in the dining room on the ground floor, next to the lobby although it took a bit longer because the food was prepared next to the roof-top restaurant.
Our room was quite large with something like a dormer window (area) overlooking the lake. This area served as the third bed for my son. Unfortunately for him, it must have been ridden with bed-bugs because the following morning he had several bites and swellings on his arms and wrists - and these were definitely NOT mosquito bites!
The towels provided were damp and as seems to be the case in several hotels in India, were grey in colour and not white. Have they not heard of bleach? When I complained, we were provided with brand-new, sparkling white towels which I am sure had never been previously used judging by the fact that they were not very absorbant.
After the first night when I went to have a shower, discovered there was no hot water. Complained to Reception and someone was sent up. He informed me that a little button on the lighting switch panel needed to have been depressed. I asked him how were we expected to know this?
There was a jug of water supplied in the room unlike all the other hotels which supplied bottled water. So we had no idea of the provenance of what was in the jug!
Decided to have breakfast and allow the water to heat up. Went back to the room after approximately one hour - still no hot water!
Rang our tour operator in Delhi and complained about the conditions and they said they would sort something out whilst we were on a tour of the fort and a boat ride on the lake.
Came back and were offered and shown another room in a much cleaner state which we accepted. Was later introduced to the owner of the hotel who apologised, saying that they were continually fully booked which made it difficult to clean the rooms properly. I told him that he should prevent occupation of each room for a day in rotation and thoroughly clean out the room. He accepted my suggestion and it will be interesting to see if other future guests note any change.
As some sort of compensation, we later found three bags of potato crisps and three small bars of Cadbury's milk chocolate in the room!
Really such a pity as with a bit of TLC this could be such a great hotel - especially with the lakeside location it enjoys and with little shops and restaurants outside the hotel gates.
I sincerely hope that my complaints and suggestions are taken to heart to improve conditions in the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Begin a Line producer i was searching a Royal Heritage property at Udaipur......one day i reached at this place .......me and my producer finalize 2 sweets for the shoot........beside tht Owners Mrs Ragni Singh Ji and Mr S P Singh ji are always at Reception to check the hospitality......
And finally the Roof Top Restaurant is one of the Best Roof top in Rajasthan ***
Must visit this property if you are in Udaipur-Rajasthan

Room Tip: Lake side Room
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Yusuf K
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Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

The staf is friendly, but the room was not nice. Bedcover with stai s, but the upper sheet gave the impf
Ression being used before. They changed after our remarks and the extra towels had a mu h better quality. Also than the shampoo arrived. We really don't need lots of soaps, showercaps or moisterizers. So it was not inspected properly. The tv gave a view with a lot of snow. Bathroom was clean enough.
Rooftop was closed and shabby with covers over the seats, so it did not invite to spend their some time. The lakeview was nice.
Breakfast was average, with extra porridge or cornflakes.
I would no-one advise to vo their or go back there myself. I think it is overpriced compared to other hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Elsevier
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel for just one night and thats where we made a mistake. We should have stayed for at least two more days. One because there is so much to see and feel in Udaipur and two because this is a great place to stay.
This hotel is located at the best possible location. It is right next to the lake and one can view the city palace right across. Although getting there takes some effort because the old city has very narrow lanes, but the effort is worth it.
Once inside you feel like having walked into a kings palace. The place has a warm and comforting feel to it. The staff is very courteous and helping. The manager can advice you about the sight seeing in and around Udaipur also.
The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The view from the balcony is fantabulous. You are sitting right at the edge of the lake. During the day you can see all the old buildings on the other side of the lake and watch and actually hear the people across the lake. At night it gets even better, specially from the roof top restaurant, when you can see the illuminated palaces. The view from the roof top is amazing. The restaurant staff is also very well mannered and the food was great.
To summarize, it is the best place to stay in Udaipur and real value for money.

Room Tip: Go for the lake facing rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank traveldoc71
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

This hotel has the most beautiful view of Udaipur, specially from the rooftop. Each room has an balcony where you can look and listen what is happening at the other side of the lake. It's just beautiful

The hotel is an old palace with a wonderful collection of old pictures and paintings.

The staff is very, very nice and helpful.

I totally recomend having a swim in the lake and crossing to the floating palace!!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Mpdoming
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

It's in the heart of the city and bank of the Lake Pichola..Lake facing rooms are great. It's a heritage hotel. Nice rooms...best part of the rooms are their "Jharokha" and a royal bed with cushions, from there you can see view of Lake, city Palace and Taj Palace...Vies is awesome in night...

Their roof -top swimming pool is great...We enjoyed a lot...my 2 yrs daughter enjoyed the swimming pool..We stayed for 3 days..they have arranged auto-taxi for city tour and also arranged milk for our baby on a single call.

Their roof top hotel and bar are awesome..great food and service...Must try their "Mutton Dhungar" and "Lal Maas" dishes..It' Rajasthan's speciality..Major restaurants and sites are very close to this hotel like..."Baghore Ki haveli"..there we have enjoyed various excellent folk dances and puppet show...Hotel will provide city guide...there you will find a lot of places to visit....Udaipur is mix up Lakes and hills....if u want to visit both go to Udaipur.

Last but not the least...this is a nice economical hotel for families and couples..gr8 food and service.excellent locaation..value for money. I recommend this hotel to all visitors.

Room Tip: 2nd floor lake facing rooms are nice...specialty corner one..
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank RajivSrivastavaDelhi
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Located at edge of Lake Pichola, the rooms of this hotel offer a magnificent view of City Palace across the lake. The hotel has a very well maintained terrace top restaurant with extremely courteous staff. The quality of food as well as the quality of service are appreciable. Plus the experience of having dinner while enjoying a view of the lake on a dimly lit table was definitely a memorable one. Besides the facilities, there was one thing about this hotel that is making me write this review. It is the willingness of the hotel staff to serve their guests. It is often said that satisfied employees lead to satisfied customers. I would like to give the credit to the owners of the hotel for taking good care of their employees, because of which the employees take good care of their customers.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sudhir S
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Additional Information about Lake Pichola Hotel

Address: Lake Palace Road | Near Hanuman Ghat, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#14 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#15 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range: £49 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Pichola Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Pichola Hotel is a beautiful hotel on the western banks of Pichola Lake. Most of the rooms have have balconies hanging on the lake overlooking the majestic palaces and the walled city of Udaipur. It has a stunning roof top wid 360 degrees view and an elegant restaurant called Upre. It has a palatial lobby with 8 Bohemian chandeliers. ... more   less 
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