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“In the same family for over 180 years this lovely, understated heritage hotel is slap bang in the centre of Lal Ghat: walking distance from the City Palace and other sights. Colourful rooms, some with private balconies, provide spectacular views of the Lake Palace. A charming stay. ”

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“In the same family for over 180 years this lovely, understated heritage hotel is slap bang in the centre of Lal Ghat: walking distance from the City Palace and other sights. Colourful rooms, some with private balconies, provide spectacular views of the Lake Palace. A charming stay. ”

Hotel Overview

“The urban home of the Kankarwas, a well-respected Rajput family, was built in 1820 and renovated in 1993. Ideally located in Udaipur’s Lal Ghat area, right beside Lake Pichola, this is a welcoming and tranquil place to stay. Light pours into an open central courtyard decorated with leafy potted plants, and there’s a cosy library at one end with mountains of magazines and a phone that looks like it might have been the first ever invented. This is a quiet place to curl up with a book, accompanied by the family Alsatian, Bambi, who looks frightening but is an absolute softy. There’s also a rooftop restaurant, which serves simple but tasty ‘family-style’ veg thali but no alcohol. The chocolate pancake, omelette and South Indian filtered coffee at breakfast are first-rate. The 16 guest rooms are simple and whitewashed, with splashes of colour in the form of bedspreads, paintings, tiny moon- and sun-shaped stained-glass windows and vibrant lanterns, cushions and rugs. Most have lake views from huge window-seats, so you can watch the sun set over the shimmering waters and the Lake Palace from your room. There are no televisions, and wi-fi only works on the ground floor, but who needs technology in Udaipur?”

 

Written by Laura Griffith-Jones

Facilities

  • Towelling robes
  • Communal Dining
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Business Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Home cooked traditional Rajasthani cuisine
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Learning
  • Traditional folk dance and music
  • Local markets
  • Chetak Circle is perfect for picking up handicrafts and gifts
  • Sights nearby
  • Jagdish Temple, Lake Udaipur, City Palace

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Rates from $46 per night

Hotel Overview

Activities
  • Learning
  • Traditional folk dance and music
  • Local markets
  • Chetak Circle is perfect for picking up handicrafts and gifts
  • Sights nearby
  • Jagdish Temple, Lake Udaipur, City Palace
Other highlights
  • Townhouse
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Owner managed
  • Views
  • Of Lake Pichola.
  • Restaurant
  • Home cooked traditional Rajasthani cuisine
  • Historic
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming

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