The property is still owned by the Royal Family, which stays in a portion of this Palace and rest is available for guests.
The Royal suite, is very spacious and right on the lake pichola.
The view from the suite is mesmerizing, and early morning and late evening view is worth the cost. Everything is in walking distance.
it is a good hotel, don't get me wrong but in my opinion it is mixed pros and cons. I would like to go a little bit in detail so that other people can make informed decisions.
pros - location, location, location. nothing can beat this location, right in the heart of city palace. everything is in walking distance. no doubt about it. crystal gallery, city palace, boat ride jetty etc everything is right there. it is quiet. no pollution. beautiful views of lake pichola.
cons - it does not give you a feeling of palace at all. very narrow small entrance, very short ceilings, nothing palatial. no wow effect at all. just a routine hotel. also there are two types of rooms. only the premium devokote room has a nice gallery where you can sit/ stand and enjoy the lake views. but the other room has a very small window that goes out a little bit. only 1 person can sit there to enjoy the view, that to also you need to sit, you can not stand. so the photos that are shown on the website can be deceiving.
if you are getting a good deal - sure it is worth staying here, but during the busy season if the prices are spiking up - I would rather choose Taj or Oberoi etc. you are going to spend a lot of money anyways. in other words - I am not sure the very high price is entirely justified by the location. there are other options.
"Fully satisfied with stay in Garden Hotel Udaipur"
Hotel was very central ,walking distance to the main City palace ,Pichola lake ,Gulab Bagh but we took a Rickshaw to travel to the most of the local areas.Had a use of a Car and chauffer to travel to Mount Abu and the surrounding areas.Garden Hotel room was very clean.Reception staff very helpful and obliging.Didn't use the Restaurant except on a couple of occasions.Prices were were a little on the high side for this type of establishment although a vegetarian Thali in the Hotel is a very good value just costing 100 rupees.We were very satisfied with the overall stay in the Garden Hotel and would stay again if we return to Udaipur.
the hotel is close to most of the tourist locations....the hotel is close to city palace, museum of vintage cars...and lake pichhola etc. we had a beautiful and comfortable stay. The food was really nice, it is a perfect place for people opting for a comfortable, reasonably pocket friendly but not luxurious.
Traveller from delhi
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This is not the Lake Palace: it is a traditional family-run hotel, with comfortable rooms, strong hot showers and good beds, set back from the lake (so you get breakfast views of the City Palace but not the lake), in a quiet area of Udaipur, yet still within easy reach of anywhere you'd wish to go. The staff were excellent, booking cars, sorting out ATM problems, and finding extra rugs in very chilly winter weather. The food is perfectly OK if you're dining in, and simple things like porridge and marsala chai at breakfast are done well. This is an unflashy traditional Indian hotel -- and very good for it. We stayed three nights and were sorry to leave.
Udaipur is one of our favourite cities in India. Our 5 day stay was made extra special thanks to the very friendly staff and very clean room with the best shower. The food in the restaurant was also very good. We are a family of 4 the room we had was perfect and the location of the hotel meant we were in the heart of it all.
There is also a hookah lounge where you can relax and watch Octopussy.
Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, is home to historic marble palaces, some of which are now hotels, temples, and museums. Wildlife sanctuaries are popular in Udaipur, which provides a retreat from an otherwise very urban area. A great destination for couples, the city is known for its romantic ambiance and is often referred to as the “Venice of the East.”
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