Hotel Udai Kothi
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Up bright and early at 5.15 and a tuk tuk to the bus station,we woke up the poor man of the guest house. He got up all sleepy and scruffy to unlock the gates. Met a girl from zip lining yesterday and guy who told us about camping in the desert! (Woestijn) Our bus was pretty luxurious for India, a big Volvo of some sort. The drive started off pretty …
... skill. So the train…it was good. Our first trip we sat in AC 3-tier seating so
we got sheets, blankets and a pillow.
DIdn’t sleep much this first night, what with all the jostling and
slight fear of falling off the top bunk, but all in all it was rather pleasant.
Only slightly sleep-deprived we traveled next by bus to complete our journey to
Udaipur…Liz only narrowly missing the chance to sit on some crusted vomit. We got our ...
... to have a drink and cool off a little, it was so warm! Near to where we were sat there were people having a bath and washing there clothes in the lake while children were swimming and playing around using polystyrene pieces to stay afloat. We walked back to the hotel, it was quite far out of town a good 45 minuet walk, with no path and narrow roads. That night we went out for dinner too a very posh ...
... trickster' drivers to the location of the next private bus office where we would pick up the bus to Udaipur later that day.
What we learned is India has a public and private bus system. The private bus system offers more comfortable options like air conditioning and Volvo busses, however they are not tied to a formal bus depot system. You likely pick up the bus at the private company office and then get dropped off at a ...
... we went to an American restaurant and had goat cheese, walnut, and carmelized onion pizza with corn fritters and mango chilli juice. Yummmm. Also, my lovely friend Korin gave me a phone and a new sequined Kurta! Life is good.
Oh. My. Goodness. How could I forget. My sisters booked their tickets to visit me! OMG. I am too excited. It is months away and I already want to plan everything. It is going to be the best thing ever. EVER.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Udai Kothi Udaipur
A lovely palace type hotel, full of genuine old antiques and photos. The rooms are very comfortable - only disadvantage is the water is never very hot - take a travel kettle! The electricity goes off each day at about noon - inconvenient but this is universal throughout Udaipur. The rooftop pool is wonderfully relaxing, glorious view of the lake - which is now full of water. The hotel is well positioned, in a quiet area but the centre of town is within easy walking distance. Only other disadvantage of this hotel is no lift, so you have a lot of stairs to climb - but good for the exercise! I would highly recommend this hotel.
Wonderful small hotel
We stayed in this hotel for three nights in november 2005. On our three weeks trip through India this was the best mangaged and loveliest of all the hotels. First of all the rooms are beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. But the best of this hotel is its rooftop terrace with the wonderful swimmingpool and the restaurant. How wonderful to hand around the pool and lounge on the white cushions while enjoying the view over Lake Pichola. Also the restaurant is very recommended-food was wonderful, athmosphere great and the waiters very friendly.
A big compliment also goes to the owner. She was always around to care about her guests, giving them a smile.
The Best hotel in Udaiphur
We stayed for 3 days and nights, and could have stayed a lifetime. The view over the lake is amazing, the service impeccable and the food superb. We stayed at the Taj Lake Palace, and have to say it was an monolith in terms of decor, style and service compared to Udai Kothi - we will be back next year.
If you go to Udaiphur do go to the Taj Lake Palace, but only for drinks, the restaurant available to non residents is appalling, an American style all you can eat buffet, lacking in any challenging cuisine
Nicest Hotel We Stayed In In India in This Price Range
Clean, charming, nice touches of history with the photographs on the stairway and hallway walls
An almost new hotel - 4 years old, made to look like an old haveli. Impressive facade and lobby, with a beautiful garden out back, which we got to hang out in for awhile since the train arrives much earlier than the rooms are ready. All meals are served on the roofop terrace, and there is a gorgeous pool, which we tried out even though the water is COLD in November!
A fantastic hotel
Everything about this hotel is excellent. We booked a suite which was clean, excellently decorated and furnished. It is the nicest room I have ever stayed in. It was also fantastic value for money at 26 GBP, although I am sure it will cost a bit more now. The hotel had a luxurious atmosphere, you really felt you were treating yourself. The perfectly maintained garden was a great place to relax, as was the rooftop restaurant and pool area. The hotel is so nice you will not want to leave it and explore Udaipur. When you do venture out it is only a 10 minute walk into town (if the lake is low and you can cut across it)
The only negative is that the waiters were not as friendly as you might expect.
It was a lovely experience to arrive at this hotel. The front of the building is magnificent and the staff were very welcoming and helpful.
Find another Hotel
My wife arrived here on 2-12-2005 to discover her firm reservation was cancelled. They gave her some ----- excuse for the cancellation and was no help in locating a room for the night.
Please look elsewhere for lodging and do not take a chance on this hotel.
Relax to the max
A beautiful hotel with great rooms and a fantastic location near the lake. The rooftop is a great place to relax in the heat and have a dip in the pool. The food is very good and great value for money.
It is not very centrally located but just a short walk across the lake (when the water is low) to the town centre.
An oasis for very little money compared to the main hotels in Udaipur.
Beautiful roof top terrace, good restaurant and a breath-taking view over the lakes.
Rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated but rooms under the terrace and restaurant can be a bit noisy.
By all means, one of the best hotels I stayed in in India.