The Royal Retreat, Udaipur
Village-Hawala, Badi Hawala Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313025
the regal décor all over is just amazing in that it comes naturally, surprise is key to pleasure here. antiques/artifacts/ paintings…evening we had dinner under flaming torch on the classical folk songs; ‘manganiyaar/langa’…and we all took to fiber dance floor with finest wines being served. We have been to very many heritage resorts offering contemporary comforts but this stands above all those, much much above!—It indeed is ‘different’,God’s seemed to have gathered to bless this piece of land, with such an ambience that one can never take it off the mind and heart, moments become lifetime memories. [it is an oft –repeated for such write-ups but it really means, as I have ‘thank- you’notes from all my guests! songs/dances/ treks etc Overall experience, one having lived a fairy-tale.. Till recently, it was a personal home of an art connoisseur with one block of 13 rooms and three cottages and more than that he has big business of exports of handicrafts heritage items and for that he had a huge workshop employing over 100 people and a warehouse. It is thus more a home museum than a ‘retreat’/’hotel’—set in lush oasis. When he turned it into a commercial entity they themselves surprised guests [mostly foreign buyers, their agents] found peace and happiness as reflected in extending their stay or repeat visits and also recommending it to their friends /relations abroad. We ourselves were hunting for a real god place and this came upon us suddenly and during our very first visit, my husband, Vijay shah, stayed back asking driver to go over and bring necessities. I found him restless as during entire week-end as in words of Oscar Wild, ‘expression is as necessary to him as leaves to black branches of tree’ and my husband is basically a poet… Well, someone said, each one of us has a poet in oneself, this place evokes it.The place, according to my husband is poetry by itself. - But so ‘poetic’ that it can’t be described into words. To me, I too decided to camp as I wanted to see the attitude of staff, water pressure in baths, food preparation etc—all this for upcoming event in August 2007 where we would have our guests from Europe /US etc. We thus did a deal for 6 days and hired the entire property and organized rides, folk songs/dances..etc
Hotel is located on the outskirts of Udaipur, but the location is excellent having all the sides covered with mountain and hotel in the middle. Hotel is having two pool with very good ambiance. Food quality is good and staff is efficient. Having huge room with huge bathroom too. Very good collection of antique furniture and articles made available in rooms and hotel too.
This hotel was amazing from the point of my arrival in Udaipur. They had pre arranged a pick up car for me so I did not have to worry about potentially difficult taxi transport from the airport. The staff was so helpful and kind, they became like family during my stay. The hotel rooms were very nice and the cool air conditioning and comfortable beds were welcome respite from the hot Udaipur summer. Very clean and food was exceptional. All in all a wonderful stay and an amazing experience. Some of the staff including the young men who prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms were hard working and pleasant. Overall it was a pleasant stay.
The Royal Retreat was a real treat for us. The ambiance, the patience and interest they have taken to create this place is a commendable. The rooms, food, service and all amenities were awesome. My suggestion to other travellers would be that if you opt to stay at this place, keep your sightseeing to a minimal, as this resort has all that you need to keep your family occupied for the whole day. A beautiful place to relax and forget all about the rest of the world..
Globe-trotter; a seasoned traveler like me and all my guests, ’high-end’ tourists from countries like Austria, Holland, Germany, US etc found this lyrical sojourn, the retreat refreshingly \'different\' to the extent that it made some to say, Utopia does exist. And the holiday here was termed celestial holiday in that it can more than meet the demands of even most demanding tourists--pl visit their ‘not-a-very-well-done’ website[royalretreatudaipur.com—from here you will have to satisfy as to how it looks because last three days ,I am trying –with uploaded pages it just can’t be submitted, though no words/sites can reflect the essence of it –I had to ask Holidayiq as to what is the limitation of words/characters, though they said, no limit, but then I finds my self at loss, --’loss of words to reflect what I gained here! It was meant to be the dream bungalow of an Art Connoisseur, only now thrown open to guest. It thus lacks the typical commercial touch and one thus is absolutely at home. It is not too grand, it indeed is vivid, splendid yet in essence one of the most serene with just the right mix of all these, grandeur/ splendor, heritage…whatever you may call it, it is not too imposing but I would say, ‘soothing’ when out of it, it was as if a figment of imagination; and life begins anew!
The Royal Retreat is ranked #13 among the 760 hotels in Udaipur with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 15, 4-star in Udaipur. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 97 photos and 107 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Appearance and Food & Drink. 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 6,600 to Rs 7,600 per night. The hotel offer 58 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 (47%) and Couple (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 60% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 19% 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 Apr, May and June for the best experience.
The Royal Retreat is located at Bari . Sajjangarh (2 Kms), Shilp Gram (2 Kms), Monsoon Palace (2 Kms), Rajiv Gandhi Park (2 Kms) and Sanjay Garden (3 Kms) 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 Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Travel Assistance 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.
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