My travel-companion and I came across this place on the recommendation of a cab-driver. it was still under construction. There's nothing else as nice around Orchha and we were pretty happy here. We felt we got fair value as we negotiated a room / breakfast / dinner for one price for a week. The food was the best we'd had in India (in India 4 months) and we could swim without being all covered up as it was fairly westernized here.
The first 2 days were buffet-style as they were catering to a group, but the a-la-carte menu was fantastic & the chef could do anything.
Now, the pool was what sold me on this place, but unfortunately, the maintenance was below par and it got really dirty and appeared to be growing stuff. It was resolved only when we asked.
Transportation into Orchha was an issue. We didn't mind joining the locals on their loaded down auto-rickshaw shuttle between Orchha and Jahnsi but it may not suit everyone.
If you need a break from the tourist route, I'd highly recommend this place. I think it was about $58 Canadian on our "under-construction" deal. It's bound to go up though.
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- The Hotel Raj Mahal is a unit of Bhawna Motels and Resorts private limited. This unit is a luxury of its own kind situated at the banks of Betwa river placed at a very auspicious pilgrimage and tourist place of central India i.e at Orchha. Orchha is a princely state of Tikamgarh situated at north well connected by road. Orchha is just 16 kms far from Jhansi. ... more less
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