Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

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Ranked 26 of 792 hotels in Udaipur

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2 Reviews | 1438 Readers

Palace with Royal Ambience.. An Excellent place to Relax...

Posted 17 Jun, 2013

I had visited with my family in the month of June ( not a good time to visit as the environment is quite most suitable time will be between October to February. ). I had my stay at Hotel Shiv Nivas Palace which is in the City Palace Complex of Udaypur. Its managed by HRH Group, who is maintaining this palace converted in to Hotel. It s just 5-7 min drive from the railway station . . Just by entering into the main entrance you get the royal feel of palace. It has very nice parking facility and security on their toe to help you. The reception hall is quite spacious and gives you the glimpse of what you can expect in the hotel. There are two types of rooms available 1) normal room (though its not as normal as the name suggests) and 2) Suite. Both rooms have initial gallery through which you can enter into your room (and both are under your control, you can close the gallery door and can keep the room door open for some time with all the privacy you require. The galleries in the rooms have relaxing chairs and coffee table so that even you can have your morning tea over there. The suite has quite a big gallery and those galleries are facing toward Pichola Lake so you get wonderful view of lake and in the night its even more beautiful. The breeze coming from the lake side is a real joy as the suites are at much height. You will find many locations of the complex where many film have been shoo ted. Even some part of the recent one Yeh Jawani Hai Dewanee had been shoo ted in and around the complex where you can freely roam Entering the rooms you can have a look at big comfortable bed, TV, mini fridge, tea/coffe maker, wardrobe and everything you can expect at home. The beds are quite comfortable. They have taken care of all the amenities and utility thing you may require with utmost details. You only need your clothes and shoes to stay in that hotel. The washrooms are quite spacious. Almost of a size of room in other small hotels, with bathrobes, towels, napkins and bathtub. The supplies in the washroom are also of excellent quality. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The housekeeping was also up to the expectation. Cleaning was done twice a day. The hotel offers suite with Continental breakfast and dinner/Lunch with the stay. The food is exquisite and I think one will not find such quality in whole Udaypur. The hotel has WiFi & pool. As its within the City Palace Complex all the point of interests such as Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Crystal Gallery, Market are nearby. Its really nice place to relax. The room charges can be bargained. Atleast when its off-peak season. But trust me you wont regret for paying bit high once you have stayed there for couple of days.

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1 Review | 1498 Readers

Good experience

Posted 30 Aug, 2012

This place is just amazing. The entrance is royal with king-size doors of the palace. You can still feel the palace which is quite untouched . Its just 5 minutes drive from the railway station. The view from room is lake palace , jag mandir and lake pichola. Very refreshing. The food is just awesome. They offer you almost everything Indian and continental. Rajasthan is well known for hospitality and Shiv Niwas is a great example. The hotel has a beautiful pool with great landscaping. They also have a billiards and squash room. The hotel also provides golf cart to visit the city palace which is walking distance from here. The rooms are big and well maintained. they have individual wifi in each room. It is a life time experience to have a feel of royalty. We had dinner at Jag mandir, which is again beautiful. Overall a wonderful experience.

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81 Reviews | 5430 Readers

Mesmerising view with best ambience

Posted 8 Oct, 2015

This hotel is by far the best attraction in the city as it gives beautiful view of Lake Pichola. The hotel is not that much expensive but gives all the facilities and amenities which makes the stay worth here. Staff, food, rooms are all very much attractive and as it is in old city it takes you less time to travel around anywhere. In night you can have a walk around the nearby areas and make your stay memorable.

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28 Reviews | 2178 Readers

Its was a wonderful stay

Posted 12 Dec, 2015

I like to stay with hotel. Because when I visited to this Hotel so Hotel staff and even manager they did nice welcome for me. And they served nice food for me. And it was complimentary for me. I like the food so much. Even I like the room also and bed was awesome. Location of this hotel is also good because I did not get any problems for the location. But once again I would like to visit there. Even I will suggest everyone to visit once to this Hotel.

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1 Review | 3977 Readers

As a destination, GOA is just THE BEST, hence Udai...

Posted 12 Aug, 2008

As a destination, GOA is just THE BEST, hence Udaipur earns a mere 6 for no fault of its. A M A Z I N G L Y R O Y A L E experience. Shiv Niwas is a must stay, being at the hub of all the happenings, a lake on one side, museum on the other, with the Maharaja living next door. You cant ask for more.

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Shiv Niwas Palace is ranked #26 among the 792 hotels in Udaipur with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 10, 5-star Heritage Hotels in Udaipur. It is part of the "HRH Group of Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 67 photos and 55 text reviews and is rated top for its Front Office, Room and Service. 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 17,300 to Rs 53,800 per night. The hotel offer 130 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. Family (45%) and Couple (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 18% 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.

Shiv Niwas Palace is located at Silawatwari which is approximately 2 Kms from Udaipur City railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Samon Bagh Garden (1 Km), Zanana Mahal (1 Km), Arya Samaj Mandir (1 Km), Laxmi Chowk (1 Km) and Shri Pataleshwar Hanuman 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, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. 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.

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