Umaid Mahal

Address: C-20 / B-2 Bihari Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on C-20 / B-2 Bihari Marg, Jaipur, is near City Palace of Udaipur, Lake Pichola, Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari), and Shilpgram.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsUmaid Mahal Jaipur

        Reviewed by stuartpaine

        A nice hotel that is reasonably priced with a good restaurant.

        Reviewed Mar 7, 2014
        by (7 reviews) Portsmouth , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Umaid Mahal is a heritage hotel in Jaipur not too far from the train station. I have stayed at this hotel on a previous visit to Jaipur and didn't hesitate to book it again on my return to Jaipur. The hotel looks good and the rooms are equally well laid out with nice decor. The rooftop restaurant is very good with a good menu and fantastic food.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by mdavidge

        Bling hotel

        Reviewed Dec 12, 2013
        by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Not a patch on shanti, but hen not much will be

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by namasteom

        Not bad

        Reviewed Mar 6, 2012
        by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        The most luxurious and most expensive place we are staying. Lovely room, small balcony overlooking a carpark. Hot water!!! Yes! breakfast is in an overly decorated but poorly lit basement restaurant. Dinner on the roof top was very good indeed. Location is suburbia. No local shops. No atmosphere. Jaipur is huge. Stay here if you enjoy being pampered a bit. Nobody will talk to you, so you can switch yourself off for a while.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Historical Traveler Reviews Umaid Mahal Jaipur

        Work in progress


        We recently stayed at the Umaid Mahal. It is an attractive and clean building. Of that there is no doubt. However, ...

        - The level of service was abysmal, far worse than anything we encountered in our extensive travels across India. We were not expecting 5* service, but the ineptness, apathy and downright unhelpfulness of the staff meant that staying there was like Fawlty Towers without the humour.

        - Wake up calls failed to materialise.

        - Cars booked didn't show up or, when they did, at every opportunity, the driver and his boss sought to renegotiate the price. On one short journey, we had 3 different drivers, each change involving a lengthy detour to collect the next driver. On another journey, the driver had no idea where we had booked to go, and didn't speak English, so every time we wanted to go somewhere we had to speak to his boss on a phone. On another lengthy journey, the driver opened the car door every 5 minutes to spit out paan, even on the motorway. Again, despite wanting to visit the world famous Pushkar camel fair, the driver spent 45 minutes driving round Pushkar to find it - we were not amused.

        - When we were checking out, the bill was just wrong, at a higher rate than had been agreed, with taxes and a service charge added when the quote we were given stated explicitly that these were included. Thankfully, I had brought along the email.

        - Even when we were dropped off at the airport, at a rate agreed on email, the driver still tried to rip us off, and demanded more money.

        Not that it is their fault, but just to complete the experience... Every taxi or rickshaw driver seemed not to know where the hotel was, or confused it with the Umaid Bhawan (operated by the same people) which meant that our journeys back to the hotel involved spending an additional 20-30 mins circling round the area, the driver not understanding the map and trying to find someone who was willing and able to help.

        All in all, this is a really nice building and, if they bothered to provide a modicum of service and train up the staff, it could be a real find.

        This hotel is very much a work in progress and, until the service/attitude issues are resolved, I suggest you stay elsewhere. If you choose to ignore me, and do stay here, use the travel service in particular with extreme caution.

        Royal decore + service for very reasonable prices


        We got there late in the night. The restaurant on the premise was closed. They were willing to get the food from outside(take out with out ourselves going there).

        There is some renovation going on for the restaurant in the basement. They convered first floor as restaurant temporarily. So, if there is no space, get the food delivered in the room.

        Will definitely prefer staying there next time around.

        Good value for money


        My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in September '06 having booked via Hotel Club in June.

        Our room which had a small balcony was spectacularly decorated with a mosaic ceiling and fitted out with a four poster bed. Everything worked and the room was clean and tidy.

        Unfortunately there is considerable renovation taking place which means that all outside areas such as balconies are covered in dust and the Hotel is very noisy with continual hammering between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00.

        There is a small dinning room and one can also dine on a large communal balcony.

        The food including room service was adequate.

        The pool area is a bit untidy and the poolside furniture is tired and needs replacing.

        The rooftop restaurant is out of bounds due to the restoration work.

        The owner was extremely helpful in arranging transportation and confirming our onward accommodation.

        Note: No alcohol is served or permitted on the premises.

        Beautiful and well-kept castle in Jaipur


        Sparkling clean and well-appointed rooms. Inlaid marble floors, countertops and shower. Porcelain and silver fittings. Luxurious fabrics and bedding. Lots of light and small patio for good view of Jaipur. Lovely exterior and a grand entrance way. We also enjoyed a weird but entertaining puppet show in the evening. Ranthore and his staff are most helpful and honest; he also went to great lengths to return to me in Delhi via courier some personal documents that I had inadvertently left behind in the room. Thank you ever so much, and best of luck! Would definitely stay here again when in Jaipur next.

        Great place to stay


        We, a family of 4 ( 2 teen boys), stayed here on July 27 & 28. We loved our room that accomodated all of us (by paying about $7 extra per extra bed). The bathroom was modern and spotless. A sister hotel (Umaid Bhavan) had a pool available which was a plus for our boys. We were thankful for the free taxi pick up from the train station that kept us from having to deal with hordes of drivers looking for business (not fun when you are tired and arriving in a new city). The only thing we would not have done is hire the "free" taxi driver for later. The price was triple what you can get on the street, and though he promised a full city tour with commentary in english, he failed to mention that most of the sights closed at dusk, and his commentary was limited because he did not actually enter the sights with us. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. "Ran", the gentleman who does their website, was most cheerful and gracious and even helped us get a hotel in the next city (Jodhpur), again with free pick up. Thanks to him, we had a hassle-free trip!

        What a Gem - a great boutique hotel!


        Having also stayed at the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur - we were not disappointed upon checking into **Room 409** at this fabulous little boutique hotel. The hotel is newly renovated and has 2 types of rooms on offer. We stayed in the upper levels with new marble bathrooms. The pictures on the site do not do the room justice. The less expensive rooms do not have marble bathrooms (but an older style bathroom). We walked in off the street to find a place for the night and hence I had the opportunity to look at the various room types.

        The deluxe rooms have marble bathrooms with solid silver hardware, clean white towels and the rooms have beautiful frescoes on the ceiling and walls. The room was immacutely clean, and well presented. The decor (including bedspread and curtains, mirrors, pictures and other items chairs etc - tastefully coordinated). The bed comfortable for Indian standards (better than at Rambagh Palace). This hotel is excellent value.

        It has two small seperated rooms for dining (breakfast/lunch/dinner available). Definitely not an intimate dining room; however, functional. We enjoyed a light dinner and breakfast here. Breakfast is NOT included in the tariff but the food is really good and reasonably priced and the service very friendly and helpful.

        This hotel is a treasure. Would definitely return here. Another little feature which we greatly enjoyed was the local entertainters in the evening. Puppeteers set up a little show in the front courtyard in the hotel at night (operating on tips alone). We sat to enjoy our own viewing and laughed and enjoyed the performance immensely. Later as we had our dinner, we heard the familiar tunes as others also enjoyed the show.

        This hotel is in reasonably close proximity to Jaipur landmarks - a typical motorised rickshaw will take you to key areas for about 40-50Rs.

        If you like a spotlessly clean room, bedding and bathroom & tasteful decor - you will appreciate this hotel. It does not offer extensive facilities (there is no pool, and there is only a basic, neat, eating area that lacks atmosphere but is clean and serves good food.)

        I hope to post some photographs in the near future.

        Hot in india!


        well, it is very, very hot in india in may! mainly our tour was about traveling in new delhi but we did manage to take some time to check out the pink city of jaipur. and it was well worth it! we booked our travel after we arrived in delhi in caunnegut square. anyway, we stayed at the umaid mahal. it is very nice. the rooms are well-appointed and the food is good. the only problem is that there is no mini-fridge in the rooms. the bathroom is nice and modern. we got a very good rate at this room (only 1000 rupees) by going through our contact in india. here is his contact information: [----]. if you send him an email he can probably get you the same deal. it is better to go through him than pricelkine or travelocity. so anyway, we are off to agra, enjoy! lou

        Family castle hotel


        Great stay with good service and a nice atmosphere and the building of he hotel is great must stay here !

        Happening castle!


        This is a great little newly renovated castle hotel in Jaipur and we stayed in the royal deluxe room which was large room with a nice little private balcony and it was very comfortable. The service was fantastic and Anyone staying in Jaipur i think this is the place to stay as its fantastic value for money. I would definitely stay there again

        Newly renovated Nice castle !


        HI! i i ma just back from a rocking rajasthan tip and among all hotels i have stayed in the 3 week in rajasthan the Umaid mahal (A Heritage castle) was the best as its a newly renovated castle with great decor and the rooms and service is good plus the family who run it are helpfull and kind and offers free pick up on arrival so just do not think twice to book this!

        TripAdvisor Reviews Umaid Mahal Jaipur

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