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by Lynn W on May 15, 2019
This place (a designated world heritage site) was the former residence of the Raja. It was built between 1933-1937 because the 600 year old City Palace was getting too run down. The "new" palace has state of the art "modern" amenities such as electric lights, running water, telephones, horses (with stables), garages housing the 1930's American luxury cars like Desotos and Buicks and even a swimming pool! As I say, if you ever saw the Elizabeth Taylor movie: "Elephant Walk" it's like they used this house for the plantation home. It has a billiard room, marble verandas and courtyards that go on and on. Our group of 10 was the only one in the 67 room hotel. We ate dinner under the stars in the main courtyard...wow!
by JackieH123 on May 1, 2019
The hotel is like stepping back into the 30's or 40's and is a unique experience. It's got so many beautiful things and it's a beautiful building. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had a great walk around the property and saw the horses, the vintage cars and the dairy. The swimming pool wasn't in use as it was being repaired but it looked like it would have been great. My room was lovely, comfy bed and it was so cool. Outside it was in high 30's but my room was cool and I never used the air con, only the huge ceiling fan. The food was delicious. We were lucky to meet the Maharaji and Maharani and they were so friendly and hospitable. It's a great place and I'd highly recommend.
by ThomasMeuleman on April 27, 2019
Bhanwar Vilas Palace was once the residence of the Maharaja and is now a beautiful hotel. Staying here feels like stepping back in time. The large impressive early 20th century building has wide cool verandas, a drawing room with authentic period furniture and great ambience. The rooms are large, many are elaborately furnished and all have an authentic historic feel. The dining room has a long family dining table where His Highness, Krishna Chandra Pal, often joins guests when he is in residence. The extensive hotel grounds also has a collection of vintage cars, a stable for horses, a cattle farm, an orchard and an organic vegetable garden.
by Judy B on April 13, 2019
This was a unique experience. It's a beautifully furnished medium sized palace and the atmosphere takes one back to its glory days. There is a beautiful central garden and some interesting out-buildings where they store antique cars, a horse stable and cow compound. We were welcomed by a costumed servant and given necklaces of marigolds and had cocktails in the garden where we met the Maharajah's wife and were served meals in the elegant dining room. Definitely worth staying at!
by JnVSydney on April 13, 2019
We were on a tour (on the go) of the goden triangle, and were looking forward to staying in Royal residence, (As it had been talked up). Which it is definitely regal more of a stately home (country manor) than a palace Built in 1938, by Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bhadur, It easy to see the place must have been a wonderful residence in days gone by, but today it needs a thorough restoration, especially the rooms quite dated, and not as welcoming as we were hoping. The beds were old and not particularly comfortable- we could feel the springs. To us it felt more like a museum, than a place to enjoy, the lobby was nice, a welcoming reception area, (not overly comfortable, and the only place wifi was available), however, the other rooms like the billiards room, formal dining room was for looking at rather than being used. Meals were presented (buffet style) in a large brightly lit dining hall, that lacked atmosphere, it could have been so much better, ie, soft lighting, back ground music, set menu, (silver service). The highlight of the stay was having a morning walk of the grounds, visiting the horses, and seeing historic vehicles, from elephant and camel carriages, even a palanquin, (single person carriage), to vintage cars, a Buick and Desoto in original condition. All in all, it could easily be so much better
by Lynn W on May 15, 2019
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