We arrived at this place in the afternoon, the first room we were shown to (low down ground floor rooms) with hundreds of flies covering the archway/entrance to the room. (This was after trying to find the actual hotel - the guard on the first gate with parking space for 3 cars was less than helpful, the second guard at the 'main entrance' said we couldn't even drive the car up to the entrance to unload the luggage).
After asking to be shifted to another room (hardly 10 metres away), we reluctantly agreed to this 'replacement'. Settling in to that room - there was supposed to be a fridge in the room - I opened the cupboard to find (instead of a fridge) an empty coke bottle with a straw. So much for room service and housekeeping! I moved one chair to find underneath it clearly had not been moved/swept so housekeeping had to be called to clean the room. The brochure/booking promised tea/coffee making facilities - without actually having cups in the room (or spoons!) this was difficult to say the least (and required ANOTHER call to housekeeping... who promptly informed to dial a DIFFERENT number than that on the booklet in the room).
I switched on the TV - apparently there had been some financial irregularities with this hotel previously - there was a message "this nw will be switched off due to subscription cheque bounce"... gives some indication of the status of this place.
Evening meal - the buffet was supposed to be ready by 7:30 but at 7:45 we were told the food was not ready. Is it worth the Rs 7,500/- per night? I would say no. There was only one dessert provided (and that was not of reasonable quality).
Similarly, breakfast was supposed to be ready by 7:30 am but at 8:15 there was little food available. On asking for fried eggs - it took 3 attempts by the chef to get the order right. The second morning took 2 attempts to get an omelette right. I suspect this is largely a vegetarian place, certainly if you enjoy non-veg food I'd advise not booking in to this place.
For any 'plus-es'... the pool is nice, the grounds/garden are certainly nice to stroll around and the gardening/grounds staff are very knowledgeable. Some large-ish groups booked in and it was difficult to have a nap in the afternoon due to the groups taking over the pool and making a lot of noise. If you are lucky enough to get booked in to the rooms up on the hill-side, that may be a better option if you want some peace and quiet.
My recommendations would be that whoever is in charge of housekeeping needs to take more care over their job and CHECK (as per the norms in other hotels) that the rooms are cleaned to a satisfactory standard and that the basic facilities (teas/cups/spoons/tea/coffee) are THERE. The chef needs to be taught how to fry an egg/omelette
Would I recommend this place to others? No. Would I go back again? No. Maybe if they cut the rates in half it may be worth the money but not at the rates we were charged.
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- Cama Rajputana Club Resort, a grand 140 year old club, now restored and recreated into a unique heritage luxury resort with stunning panoramic views, modern business facilities, best possible sports and recreational facilities and the fine hospitality and service, making it ideal for work and pleasure. All our 42 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites have fabulous landscaped views, private balconies and all facilities expected by discerning travelers, including mini bar, direct dial and satellite TV. ... more less
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