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Excellent, excellent and excellent
It appears that guests at this hotel tend to stay only one or two nights as it provides a stopping place between two other destinations. This is a real shame. Although there are no big sights to see close by, the local villages provide a real insight into local Indian life, whilst there is a host of wildlife to enjoy. This is coupled with a chance to relax, eat some great local food and learn how the generations of the family who own the property have contributed and continue to contribute to the local villages. You won't find tailored lawns and flower beds here. Instead there is a rugged beauty that encourages the wildlife. Walking around we saw egrets, peacocks, owls as well as beautiful butterflies and much more. The pool area is beautiful and the public rooms full of character and lovely furnishings. Service was first class, friendly and helpful from every member of staff whilst the owners explained the family and local history - conversations we will remember for the rest of our lives. The hotel offers a variety of tours - one per night stay was included. Sunset from the family owned 450 year old fort with a drink is a must. It was one of the most fascinating and enjoyable experiences we have ever had. We also took the villages tour which included a visit to the school supported by the owners and a visit to their farm. As we had displayed an interest in birds, Shabbir, the hotel guide, spent some time pointing out many of the local birds he spotted on the way stopping for photos. Shabbir's knowledge coupled with his keen willingness to make our tour enjoyable was brilliant and he must get the credit for achieving that goal. We can't thank him enough. He also produces some wonderful paintings so if you stay here be sure to leave room in your suitcase. The rooms are all different but ours was huge, furnished with lovely antiques and a large comfortable bed. We also had a large bathroom complete with standalone bath and a separate large walk-in shower. Purified bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities were provided and the room contained plenty of seating and a large television. Wi-Fi was a bit unreliable in our room but fine elsewhere as well as by the beautiful pool. There is no dinner menu - the owners eat the same food as the guests. However, on arrival we were asked about any restrictions and preferences and that was clearly taken into account in the variety of dishes provided. Breakfast was brought to our table and included cereal, fresh fruit, choice of tea and coffee and freshly cooked breakfast on request. Staying here was a very different experience for us and one we thoroughly enjoyed. As always, one needs to set one's expectations appropriately. For us, our stay was one of the most enjoyable we've had in many years of travelling.
A great experience
This is a beautifully restored 375 year old summer residence. The grounds are beautiful, as is the infinity pool. The food is excellent. Adjacent to the property are numerous lakes teeming with bird life. The owners are delightful and real nature enthusiasts. We did an evening visit to their fort - a wonderful experience.
Perfection but stay for more than one night.
This was a welcome oasis after a fabulous but busy time in Udaipur. We arrived exhausted and so declined the visit to the Fort. Instead we relaxed by the gorgeous pool and then spent some time in our beautifully opulent room before going to dinner. The dinner was served outside in the charming grounds but before that, we had drinks in the house with two of the owners who are brothers. They were charming company and had such interesting stories to tell about their lives growing up in this wonderful property. We would liked to have stayed and chatted for longer but dinner was ready and what an amazing dinner this was. Eight dishes were delivered to our table and each one was a taste sensation. We felt thoroughly spoiled and just wished that we could have another night here so we could visit the village and fort. Breakfast again was wonderful and served outside in the garden. The pool area is lovely. The gardens are full of interesting bird life and our villas was elegant and spotlessly clean. There are bikes available to use and I would love to return and explore the local area and stay here again. It really is perfection.
The hotel is fabulous but the service and excursions are amazing. Many thanks to the whole crew! Visiting the fort, visiting the villages, really top! Food was good and not to expensive. Hope I can go back.
Serene and friendly
We visited this beautifully restored old property for only one night and so did not have the opportunity to take part in any activities. The family who own the buildings have or a wonderful restoration job and employ local staff who are charming helpful and unobtrusive. The rooms are huge and beautifully furnished and the owners could not have been more helpful or more friendly. Topped off by a few Diwali fireworks this was a memorable experience that I would highly recommend. And the food was the best we have had so far in India !
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