Amar Mahal Hotel
Travel Blogs from Orchha
I seem to be on the mend, had a great night sleep and feeling ready to see the sights of Orchha. The driver picks us up at 930 and we head to the palaces. The palaces date from 17th century, they are massive structures, approx 25 meters high. The stairs are very steep with no consistency in rise. It is like doing step-ups at the gym for hours. If I …
After a dreadful night, I was up about 10 times with diarrhoea and leg cramps , we headed off at 6am to Panna Tiger Reserve. In the back of a jeep with only soft sides, the wind blowing in, it was freezing for the 30 minutes drive. We reached the Tiger reserve and started our safari. Unfortunately there were no tigers to be found today only some …
I was just passing through India on this cattle ride since they lack transportation systems. I hear in the U.S the are having the new immigrants build railroads which apparently are supposed to transport materials or even people much faster these days. I wonder what a railroad looks like and I hope I'm the one who gets the privilege to work on them. I bet they pay much more than my hometown payed me for ...
... on them. The boys tied up all our back packs so that they would be harder to rob from underneath us. I slept on my smaller day pack( which had our money and passports)- I was not leaving that our of my sight! The sheets and blanket they give you are beyond manky!! They are dirty and kind of have a damp feeling to them. I was never so thankful for a sleeper bag liner in my life! After an hour, the 6 of us eventually got settled in for a long night. We ...
... So not much sleep for me the next few nights and no access to any proper toilets or showers either! We got the train at about 10pm. Unlike in Thailand there are 3 tiers of beds not just two. I was on the top one which I was pleased about but it meant lots of climbing up and down and there wasn't much head room at the top! I was pretty tired so I fell asleep quite quickly and slept very well ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmar Mahal Hotel Orchha
This hotel is the most expensive I have stayed in so far. The grounds are well kept and the rooms very spacious. What lets this hotel down are:
1. In a country where free wifi is everywhere they charge 100 rupee for 1 hour and if you only use 5 minutes then you do not have the opportunity to use the rest of the hour
2. Although there is hot water it is only tepid at best
3. At dinner there is no free water you must pay for it. I understand this in cheap hotels but not when you are paying $80+ a night
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.