Fodor's Expert Review Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel
Old Agra Rd., Kakaji Ki Kothi, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, 321001, India
Rural and old-fashioned, this cozy, memorable heritage hotel is the best place to stay in the city and is still home to descendants of the former maharaja of Bharatpur. The palace, a two-story rambling haveli built in 1887, sits on 50 acres of mustard and wheat fields. The interior blends Mughal and Rajput styles—each room is different, and many contain fireplaces, old brass beds, antique furniture, original tiles, and painted walls. Cheaper rooms, still pleasant, are smaller with newer furniture. The Keoladeo Park is 2 kilometers away and the hotel organizes jeep safaris or excursions.
- excellent value
- impressive architecture
- lacks the luxury of fancier hotels in its category
- slow service
Rate Includes: Free breakfast