Chunda Palace Hotel, Udaipur
1 Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Main Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
We stayed at Hotel Chunda Palace from 18th September, 2015 to 21st September, 2015 and the experience was nothing less than a Royal treatment! Hotel Chunda Palace is built and owned by a Royal family who stay at the third floor and all other rooms are open for tourists. This property is around 27 kms from Maharana Pratap airport, which is around 45 minutes ride. You would get breath taking views from the hotel terrace of Oberoi Udaivillas (just a boundary apart) & Lake Pichola, whixh would leave you totally mesmerized. We had booked a Palace room, but Hotel Chunda Palace upgraded us to their luxurious Historical Suite (Room No. 307), as a special gesture. The Historical Suite leaves you speechless the moment you enter it and makes you feel like King and Queen. Exceptional art work on walls and roof, furniture give you true flavor of Rajasthani art and royalty. All rooms in Hotel Chunda Palace have bath tubs fitted with jacuzzi and all toiletries are up to the mark. Room service and cleanliness is exceptional. Special mention of Devendra Singh, Deepak Bansal and Chuni Lal ji at the Royal Cuisine restaurant, who are always on there toes to provide you with best in class service. We had opted for Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner inclusive plan, which was one of the best decisions. After a Continental and India breakfast at the hotel you can go for Udaipur sightseeing and get back to the hotel for your dinner. Master Chef Biplab Biswas is your best friend at Royal Cuisine restaurant. He was the one who took special care of all our requests and treated us with lip smacking vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Overall, a complete luxurious, royal and memorable experience at Hotel Chunda Palace!
This was our first visit to Udaipur and after doing a lot of research on Hotels and places to stay with, we shortlisted Chunda Palace for a 2 night stay at Udaipur. Though we found our way to the hotel through the narrow lanes of Udaipur, cutting right through the main market, the hotel actually is easy to reach with good highway connectivity. The hotel is right next to Trident. Some of the amazing aspects about Chunda Palace is the great service, very friendly staff, a great ambience and true feel of Udaipur with Chunda Palace being an original palace. And the hotel being 5 floors, stands tall and provides some of the most breathtaking views of Udaipur. The place has 2 pools, one indoor (1st floor) and one outdoor on 4th floor. 4th floor also has the restaurant and the bar. There are some nice arrangements for outdoor seating and the staff is happy to serve outside. I have deducted a few points on the room, as the Jacuzzi was not working. But apart from that the rooms are fantastic and spacious. The beds are huge (that is coming from a 6ft tall guy) and very comfortable. One of the best part of the hotel, is the 5th floor where the hotel serves Dinner. Being on the 5th floor, the terrace provides some of the most exquisite views during the night and you can see City Fort, Lake Pichola, Taj Hotel and Jag Mandir completely lit up during the night. The food is served with some great live music with artists who come from a family of musicians. What will truly stay with us is the experience that the staff provided us on our 2nd day. We had actually reserved a corner table for dinner at 9 pm, but when we went there, the table was occupied. The staff said that they had the booking for 8 pm. After not being so happy with the situation, me and my wife settled on a table. While we were trying to settle into the situation, one of the staff members approached us and said that they have arranged a table especially for us on the 6th floor (which was not operational fully). They had actually arranged a very private dinner for us on the rooftop and we had a personal butler at our service, who was of course one of their most amazing staff members. Not only did they arranged a private dinner, they also arranged for live music for us, which my wife being a disciple of Indian classical music, thoroughly enjoyed. The Chef came and met us and explained about different cuisines which they prepare and the specialties. The food was excellent and with live music and surreal views, we have asked for more. The dinner ended with a special dessert (on the house) one of the experiments of the chef, which he was very kind to explain to us. The dinner came to an end, with the Hotel Staff giving us an experience of a lifetime and making Udaipur a truly romantic destination for us. We could not thank the staff enough. What they did was beyond their call of duty, and they leave any stone unturned to make Udaipur and Chunda Palace a lifelong memory for us. Cheers to the staff.
I arrived at the hotel with my wife and daughter directly from the airport and did not look out for anything extraordinary. Hence pleasantly surprised at the traditional welcome at the reception desk in the late afternoon. For good measure, one lady was from Meghalaya. Nobody here spoke in false English accent. Since our room was not yet ready, we went up to the top floor restaurant to pass the time, and fell in love with the place. Lake Pichola and the Aravali hills bordering it aws shimmering in the late afternoon winter sun, just across. We sat in one of the outdoor canopied porticoes for a refreshing lassi and were loath to go down to our room when it was declared ready. To our surprise the room and bathroom were really worth the trouble of leaving the terrace. Beautifully painted walls, ceiling and the lavish bathroom. I have rarely experience a bathroom with two wash basins, a welcome luxury. After we visited the City Palace we realized the hotel owners had modeled the interiors on the motif, design, colour, brocades, mirror work and furniture of the City Palace. That night we felt as if we were in the Palace itself. The outdoor swimming pool on the terrace and the indoor swimming pool on the first floor would be really tempting in summer. The art masters at a local art gallery certified that the artists who had worked at the hotel were also masters of their work. The dinner experience was memorable largely because of the helpful tips by the steward in choosing the best local cuisine served at the place. We have not tasted better Laval Maas or Maas Thali anywhere else in Rajasthan. The buffet breakfasts had very good variety to suit every taste of India and Europe. The fruit selection and confectionery was the best among all the hotels we stayed in Rajasthan. The stewards were attentive and swift. Live santoor recital during breakfast was also a novelty. Visitors should however not miss the lighted hotel edifice at night from a kilometer away. It looks like a huge Chinese lantern.
The hotel is located just outside Udaivilas. The staff is very warm and nice. We reached before check in time but they on their own gave us an early check-in and upgraded us to the Historical suit. Rooms are huge and nicely decorated. The restaurant on the rooftop is lovely. Good view, excellent service and brilliant food. The hotel is value for money.
The goal was to organize a weekend for business friends to make them view "the real India", away from the stereotype business hotels. The choice couldn't have been better. When we entered the rather unspectacular gate, we found ourselves... In a fairy tale. The Hotel was build as a big family palace, created with all what the best craftspeople or rajasthan are able to produce. There is no wall that is not spared with a magnificent painting or sculpture, showcasing the traditional motives, animals and sceneries of this colourful state. The rooms are very very spacious, most of them suites, each and every one individually painted and decorated, with specially designed furniture. The bathrooms and the floorings are appointed with different marbles, in interesting and fancy designs - no wonder, marble-trade is the business of the owners family. The staff has this pleasant art of being cordial and efficient in a natural way - without an artificial overdoing. Most magic moment was on the night of arrival, where a candlelight dinner was set on the roof terrace. Magic pure - with the view over Lake Picchola to the City- and Lake Palace, illuminated like it would be read for the most spectacular stage play. Only minor suggestion here would be a smart light system on the buffet, where the guest can clearly see what is in the vessels - but this should not disturb the romance factor. For taking a dip or a swim in the pool the only hardship is the choice, as there is a beautiful roof-terrace pool with amazing view, but also the most spectacular indoor pool in a bluish-lit hall, decorated like in the fairy tales of 1001 nights. As we wanted to know more about the history of the place - that in fact is not as old as we have guessed - we were lucky to have an interaction with the owner's son, who explained us the secrets of the house and many interesting anecdotes of the life of the Maharajas. All of us return to business on Monday completely refreshed, with unforgettable memories of this incredible place. We shall come back with our families!
Chunda Palace Hotel is ranked #7 among the 760 hotels in Udaipur with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 15, 4-star in Udaipur. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 158 photos and 115 text reviews and is rated top for its Room, Appearance and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 15,300 to Rs 16,000 per night. The hotel offer 46 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (52%) and Family (35%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 53% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 26% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Chunda Palace Hotel is located at Shavri Colony which is approximately 4 Kms from Udaipur City railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Rukmani Art Gallery (1 Km), Psa Provincial House (1 Km), Rokariya Hanuman Mandir (1 Km), Bara Ramdwara (1 Km) and Melari Mata Mandir (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Restaurant and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Ami Bhat adds, “The boat rides can be availed from the city palace or some of the other jetty like the Lal Ghat Jetty. The latter is cheaper and does the same circuit as the other places I would definit Read More
HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra shares, “yes boating in lake Pichola is must you can take a boat on rent or you can enjoy sharing boats. You can take a boat from doodh&n Read More