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Hotel Udai Kothi
Ranked #22 of 165 Hotels in Udaipur
Reviewed 7 July 2010

The Udai Kothi was the best hotel we stayed in during our trip to India. Yes the Oberoi chain are more akin to 'western' hotels but the Kothi had a genuine charm which made our stay the more enjoyable. The rooftop pool had unrivalled views of Udaipur as did the restaurant. The staff were ultra-friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

The four poster bed was a nice touch and the authentic trimmings around the room gave us an experience which we'll never forget

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

We were really looking forward to staying at this place after reading some pretty positive reviews and seeing good looking photos. However this place is really dodgy. When we got there they had run out of rooms (even though we had booked). they stuck us in the really horrible 'spare' room that resembled a dirty broom closet. Staff were rude and even when we got moved to our 'suite' it was very underwhelming. To make matters worse, i got really sick after eating at the restaurant (the only time that i got sick on the whole trip). I vomited for about a day after eating the goat curry. Unfortunately staying at this hell-hole tarnished our views of Udaipur. You have been warned!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2010

Udaipur was the last destination of our week long tour through Rajasthan. Not only was Udaipur a delight for touristy stuff, our stay at Udai Kothi also proved to be very interesting. Since we were a group of 24 people travelling together, we had to get off our bus about half a kilometer away from the hotel as the roads were too narrow for the bus. But the walk was worth it because the hotel was very pleasant, very close to Udai Bhavan and right next to the main market area. The service was efficient, the rooms very delightful (ask for the ones with private seating areas), the terrace swimming pool was relaxing and the food was amazing. In fact, this place served the best breakfast I had during this tour. Its a great place for honeymooning couples as well as groups of friends and families.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 May 2010

Pretty good hotel. Nice heritage style, but you should note that it is not nearly as nice, or as large, as it appears in the pics they have placed on their website.

Rooftop restaurant is really nice. The pool is good, although too cold when i was there.

The spa is good, run by a keralan couple, but there is a bit of a scam where they will casually ask you during your massage "do you want your head massaged?" and then when you get the bill this has been added on as an extra treatment.

Its a bit expensive for what you get, overall.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2010

I am a native of Rajasthan but living in Bangalore as I moved after my marriage. On one of our homecoming vacation we decided to stay in this royal palatial hotel situated near the famous city palace museum, by the lake and in the narrow streets of the city of Udaipur.
It’s a lovely palace type hotel, full of genuine old antiques and photos. The rooms are beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean, they are very comfortable. The rooftop pool is wonderfully relaxing, glorious view of the lake - which is usually full of water at this time of the year How wonderful to hand around the pool and lounge on the white cushions while enjoying the view over Lake Pichola. Also the restaurant is very recommended-food was wonderful, atmosphere great and the waiters very friendly. It has got an impressive facade and lobby, with a beautiful garden out back. The hotel is well positioned, in a quiet area but the centre of town is within easy walking distance. I would highly recommend this hotel.
All in all a royal treat in the city of royals!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

Loved every minute of our stay, beautiful roof top pool and fantastic views of the lake palace and the city. Impeccable service, 'everything is possible at my hotel' as our waiter put it!

I want to go back!

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

Expect to be disappointed when you arrive. It does not look like the pictures. The rooms are quite nice. They have to be. The hotel is not centrally located. You will be in your room a lot unless you book a side tour. The restaurant is overpriced. The food is mediocre, at best. Expect soggy fish or chicken tandoori with nothing on the side. The service is horrific. They tack a service fee and a huge tax on your bill. The waiters have no incentive to work for tips, so they just don't work. After spending the money to stay here, and eat here, I was very disappointed. You can get much better value for your money at other hotels. The people who are blown away by this hotel clearly have not traveled in this region, and have a misguided sense of what options are available.

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Address: O/S Chand Pole | Hanuman Ghat, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
#21 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#23 Family Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range: £93 - £441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Udai Kothi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Though within a short, pleasant stroll from the heart of old city, Udai Kothi is remarkable for its tranquility and magnificence.Conceptualized, designed, created and run by Kunwar Vishwavijay and his wife Bhuwneshwari Kumari, Udai Kothi is a superbly modern hotel, which pampers you with all the facilities, amenities and luxuries a 21st century traveler expects. While Udai Kothi is modern at heart, the owners have made every effort to incorporate all those architectural and decorative features that make living in the city of Udaipur a pleasure. Udai Kothi offers guests the best of both worlds; the latest standards, blending happily with old-world charm.The elegant rooftop restaurant with its cool palm court makes a perfect retreat the midday heat. Dine in the evening in a romantic ambience, muted lighting, gentle music, shining cutlery and spotless napery. The reflection of the illuminated palaces in the waters of the lake and the twinkling lights of the city won’t fail to enchant you. We offer a high standard of cuisine form a comprehensive menu. Upon the terrace discover a perfect spot to relax, or swim in Udaipur’s only rooftop pool; away form the noise and bustle of the city street with the restaurant close-at-hand to supply you with drinks, snacks or meals, and musical entertainment in the evening.Each guestroom has its own character and style, with carefully selected furniture, soft furnishings and décor; and a delightful view that can be savored form the jharokha (window seat). Spacious lawns stretch out on the South side of the hotel, bordered with multicolored climbing Bougainvillea and other beautiful shrubs and flowers, an ideal venue for large celebrations. ... more   less 
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