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Rajasthan Hotels

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Taj Lake Palace

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Jiva Spa Boat

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Bhairo Restaurant

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Bathroom - Jal Tarang Suite

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Neel Kamal Restaurant

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Swimming Pool

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Palace Room

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Luxury Room

Pros

  • Exemplary service to match unique palatial setting
  • Boat service to shore available all hours

Cons

  • Astoundingly expensive, and taxes can push up food and beverage costs by 25%

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

This exclusive 250-year-old white-marble palace—location for the James Bond film Octopussy—floats like a vision in the middle of Lake Pichola, and you arrive, of course, by boat. Rooms range from standard (contemporary but elegant) to opulent suites with a private butler; most have lake views while others overlook the lily pond or courtyard, scene of nightly folk dances. Romantic boat trips include one offering onboard spa treatments, and there's a lakeside verandah where you can sip martinis James Bond style. This is a residents-only facility.

Hotel Award Winner | 2012

Hotel Information

Address:

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Phone:

294-242–8800

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 66 rooms, 17 suites
  • Some meals

Updated 12/31/1969

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Oct 26, 2004

No Lake

We were scheduled to stay at the Lake Palace but when we heard the lake was dry we changed to another hotel. However we had lunch and toured the hotel just to see what it was like. A floating palace with nothing to float in looks very odd and we were extremely glad we did not stay there. The lunch was okay but way overpriced (fixed price menu for 1000 rupees which at the exchange rate was $22 a person). The view of the city palace on the shore from

the hotel was nice. The gardens and the public rooms are well maintained and attractive. We saw into a room as it was being cleaned and it looked okay but not worth the prices without a lake.

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Aug 6, 2003

Once in your life, stay in a palace on a lake

Go for the suites. Live like royalty. Probably the most romantic place ever.

By David

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Jan 19, 2003

A Fantastic Christmas on the Lake

We stayed at the hotel for 3 days over Christmas 2002. All I can say is WOW. We stayed in the Sajjan Niwas Suite - the suite was enormous with our own private balcony and living area. Although fixtures and fittings in the rooms are now quite dated, especially in the bathroom, the whole atmosphere of the hotel made up for it. If you are looking for an immaculate modern hotel you could be disappointed. I would agree with the other reviewers - try and

get a room with a view. However if you want to be treated like a king in an unbelievably romantic setting, then you would be hard pushed to find a better location in Rajasthan.

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