This is a decent hotel in a town lacking many choices. The erstwhile Maharajah of Kotah's residence converted into a hotel and now run by the ITC group, this property is nestled in a wooded area replete with peacock, langurs and sambhal deer.
We were there for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay, the room given to us was absolutely the biggest hotel room I had ever stayed in. At least 1500 square feet if not more, most Mumbai flats are smaller than this room. However this room (#118) had no windows! I'm not sure if that is standard but I found the lack of an outside view a tad claustrophobic!
The amenities though were stuck in the eighties, a dated bathroom needing renovation and sofasets that had seen better days were not a good representation of other ITC properties that we had stayed in. The bed was comfy and I did enjoy two nights of very good sleep. The Fiama De Wills - ITC products, in the bathroom were a nice touch.
The food was 'meh' at best and pricey for the town, a dinner for three came to over 2500. I have to commend the staff though for their training and the professionalism of the ITC group does show.
All in all I guess in a town with poor options this is probably as good a hotel as you can get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maharaja Umed Singh II, ruling king of Kota in the early 1900s, who resided in the medieval fort within the city of Kota, decided that he wanted a modern palace for his personal use. He commissioned Sir Swinton Jacob, an officer of the Royal Engineers in the British Army to undertake the conception and implementation of this Palace Umed Bhawan. The Palace subtly blends Rajput and Victorian architecture. WelcomHeritage Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota exudes an aura of its own, Lush lawns and courtyards, picturesque ceilings, marble corridors, hunting trophies of yesteryear, along with exquisite royal heirlooms are the special features of the palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umed Bhawan Palace Kota