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“Family holiday”
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Shikarbadi
Ranked #44 of 161 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Family holiday”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my family at shikarbadi hotel from 5 jan to 8 jan 14. The place is great with beautiful natural surroundings, lovely and big rooms, clean toilets and excellent housekeeping. Strongly recommended.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Dear Chodha,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our hotel. We thank you for taking out time and sharing your experiences during your stay at our hotel.

We do look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Delhi
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you like the open air and lots of space,come to this magnificent literally 'royal' resort spread over 250 acres of sheer pleasure ! The hunting lodge of the erstwhile rulers of Mewar, this is an excellent property on the outskirts of the city in the pristine low Aravali hills with lots of greenery. It has as all private airport of the Rajah, lovely stud farm with the best marwari horses, a polo ground and a huge cricket field to boot ! There are birds galore as are there deer and monkeys . The service is 'regal' and polite in the authentic Rajasthani style of the Rajputs and the princes. The restaurant serves a variety of cuisine of good quality. The swimming pool and a small pond and a lake provide the water element. All in all, a brilliant getaway fo those who like nature with peace and quiet, at the same time being very close to the roaring history of bravery and valour of the historical denizens of Mewar !! Magnificent palaces ,lakes and the works.. This is one true glimpse of golden and historic India. A must Do !!

Room Tip: Choose rooms at the back, overlooking the lake,or, Room nos : 7 & 8 at the front.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear goraroy,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

It is a pleasure to read your review on TripAdvisor. We are at peace and happy to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our hotel.

We would also like to thank you for taking out time and sharing your detailed experiences of your stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create yet another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed in Shikarbadi for 5 nights, from the 21st to the 26th of Dec. We have 2 kids, aged 9 and 3 and they had a wonderful time with all the space, the pollution free air and the animals. The deer feeding at 430pm is the highlight everyday. The wild Langurs (a species of Indian simians), peacocks and the many water birds provide more interesting and photogenic moments.
The service was very good and very prompt. The speed at which food gets delivered is also very good. The bathroom was good but the flush didn't have enough capacity. The room (New Wing) was also large and spacious. We had enough space after putting in an extra bed. They had put in a simple and safe electric room heater and that kept the room nice and warm.

The best surprise was that the Compulsory Christmas party for which we paid Rs 2500 per head was actually held in the Shiv Niwas Palace. They provided free transport and the party was outstanding.

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+ Make sure you buy enough bottles of mineral water from a store. It costs Rs 20 outside and Rs 125 in the hotel. To be fair they do fill fresh filtered water everyday (and that is more environment friendly) but when it comes to water I dont take any chances
+ The food at the hotel is better than at any other place in Udaipur. Definitely try their Butter Chicken, Laal Maas and Aloo Chutney wala. A tip of 50 Rupees is recommended as the service is always warm and efficient.
+ Come back to the hotel before 430 each day if you have kids

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SidSingapore
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear SidSingapore,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

Thank you very much for your kind words expressing and sharing your experiences at our hotel - it's ambiance, location, food, services, special events and staff. Receiving and reading this feedback is inspirational and delightful. This makes us realize we are on the right track of serving our guests.

Thank you for taking out time and sharing your experiences during your stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create yet another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Jalandhar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

After a lot of deliberation, i chose Shikarbadi finally for our family vacation in Dec 13 in Udaipur. Not only the place is sited beautifully in serene environment yet it is hardly any distance from the main axis. Wildlife includes deer, peacock, kingfisher, ducks, 50 odd horses etc and ample opportunities for photography. The highlight was the deer feeding by my kids and the view itself. The rooms are very comfortable, upholstry & linen neat and clear, bathrooms are decent. In fact i'll suggest to tourists to finish visiting the tourist sites in Udaipur & then laze around in this hotel.Its different from routine hotels bcoz of its location and layout so people looking for a real break from hustle bustle of life should plan this outing. People looking for crowd and hi tech environment may not find the place conducive though the hotel offers wi fi facillities too. Staff is very prompt/ helpful, hospitality is warm and food is good. People visiting in Dec Jan may carry extra blankets as the place gets a bit chilly b'coz of a small lake/pond, though the staff was very prompt in providing us with extra blankets. Contrary to what i' had heard/ read in reviews there wasn't any smell bcoz of animals in vicinity and no dampness in the rooms. The trip was overall a lovely experience.

Room Tip: Both the old and new wing cater for a lovely view. Though the guests in old wing should opt for suit...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear rajeshd987,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

Thank you for taking out time and sharing your experiences during your stay at our hotel. We are indeed pleased to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our hotel. This makes us realize we are on the right track of serving our guests.

Also, thank you for sharing your travel pictures with us. We do look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Delhi, Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Visited Udaipur recently. Chose Shikarbadi after going through tripadvisor reviews. The resort is a bit away from city, is surrounded by nature and maintains its own small 'forest' that gives you close-view of deers,peacocks, horses etc. On one side of our room, we had this beautiful forest view and on the other, our window opened to a small lake. Resort also has a cricket ground & poultry farm as added attraction for visitors.
The hotel staff needs special mention. They are extremely warm and caring. we have a small kid and they addressed all small-big requests with a smile. Rooms and spacious, clean and well maintained. Food is okay too.
One area for improvement is the taxi services they provide in tie-up with some third party. The rates were so exorbitant that we took taxi from outside at almost half the price.

Overall, had a wonderful stay at shikarbadi. Strongly recommended for people looking for a escape from city life.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Gaurav_ca,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

Thank you very much for your kind words expressing and sharing your experiences at our hotel - it's ambiance, location, services and our staff.
We are indeed pleased to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our hotel. Thank you for taking out time and sharing your experiences during your stay at our hotel

We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create yet another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Shropshire,UK
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Pleasant staff though service quite slow,good food. We were in the low rise extension, our room was large and quite pleasant, a bit smelly outside due to the deer park. Great up close viewing of deer,chipmunks and monkeys. Peacocks in the grounds and plenty of bird life including kingfishers. Attractive lake with reflections of hills behind. Pleasant cacophony of sounds sent us to sleep and greeted us when we woke. Comfortable stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank LynetteP41
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear LynetteP41,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

We would like to thank you for taking out time and reviewing us here. We are delighted to know you had a comfortable and memorable stay with us. This makes us feel we are on the right track of serving our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create yet another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This property is a bit away from the centre of the city. But the property has its own ambience and a charm of different era. If you are expecting something like a topend hotel kind of rooms this is not it. The rooms are spaciouis enough though.And the bathrooms are just about functional. The food is good and the staff is courteous and cooperative.

Room Tip: Any room which has a lake side view. Preferably Main Building rooms
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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HRHhotels, Guest Relations Manager at Shikarbadi, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Ashutosh J,

Greetings from Shikarbadi, Udaipur.

It is a pleasure to read your review on TripAdvisor. We are at peace and happy to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotels soon and create another memorable journey for you.

Warm regards,
HRH Group of Hotels
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Property: Shikarbadi
Address: Goverdhan Villas, Udaipur 313002, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Udaipur
#24 Family Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shikarbadi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Single-story Hotel, originally a Royal Hunting Lodge, located in wooded area, just outside Udaipur. ... more   less 
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