Taj Lake Palace
Jiva Spa Boat
Bathroom - Jal Tarang Suite
Neel Kamal Restaurant
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
Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
Oct 26, 2004
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.
Aug 6, 2003
Go for the suites. Live like royalty. Probably the most romantic place ever.
Jan 19, 2003
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.