Raj Niwas Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRaj Niwas Hotel Udaipur
We originally had a reservation at the Jagat Niwas Palace. I had made a reservation for a deluxe room with a view because we are in Udaipur for my birthday., The room was very disappointing and there were not other options so we moved the next day to Raj Niwas Hotel. This was a very pleasant surprise. It is in the same area Lal Ghat, just around the corner and the room we have is very large and we have a private balcony overlooking the lake. Awesome!
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... setting soon after our arrival, the white marble turned a gentle shade of pink. Set against the azure blue sky it was so fetching that it has now set me off on one. I sound like a BBC travelogue! We can promise you that was a lovely scene.
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... and was so cute we have to go back for more. Martin met us here and took us to see his friends hotel nearby to have a drink and enjoy the views. His friend is currently renovating the property from what started as a dump into a luxury hotel with a pool and to die for views of the lake. A little out of our price range for now but maybe not in the future. From here we went back across the lake to the city palace museum. Martin had seen it last year and told us we had to do ...
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