Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
Phone Number 0-751-2444000
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I just visited this city with my family in the vacations and found out its very interesting city, rich in culture and historic Monuments. The Temperature yeah in Summer it reaches above 43 degrees still the environment is pleasant I stayed in Usha Kiran Palace the management was very good, the Room Service, Rooms, and specially Food was very good. The location where hotel is situated is also good. The bed was comfortable enough to make you feel like you are sleeping on clouds. The TV Sets and Dish quality was best enough too. Providing the best entertainment during our stay. You must visit Gwalior Fort as its the most old and important historic Monument of Gwalior. People across world come here during summers just to visit that fort. Alternative to fort, you can visit Achleshwar temple, the most divine temple of Gwalior The Charts including Gol Gappas, Pav Bhaji and Parathas are just awesome. You must have one when you visit here. Also my most favourite Dish Momos is available here When I visited, I was busy roaming around the city, discovering places, gone to Jail Vihar for boating, and for seeing light and sound show. Visited Tigra Dam talked to people. The nature of People in Gwalior is very pleasant If you want to roam around the city, I suggest bus, to provide you the most comfortable journey.
The ride up to the Hotel wound through the none-too-sanitary by-lanes of Gwalior, arguably one of the dirtier cities of the country. We went past the famous "Suvarna Nala" of mystic legend that had deteriorated into a rank and bubbling stream of open sewage. The garden was busy and in poor horticultural taste but after the horrors of the drive up to the place seemed like a haven, not far removed from Eden The Hall into which one was led, rapidly diminished my opinion of the Scindia family that had built the place as it was quite a letdown from the kind of rooms one would expect from a palace. The walls looked as if they had been slapped together by inexperienced masons, in a hurry to finish the work and move on to the next job as far away as possible, The carpet had very obviously seen better days. The floor in an adjoining room was a boring black and white chessboard design. I was told proudly that this room was the bar, but they had lost their bar licence and so was now just a spare room to stand around in. The service staff were unbelievable. They were dressed mostly by guess, in something that vaguely resembled Jodhpurs, but were not styled or fitted as they might have been. Most of them didn't fit the waiters very well. The food was fairly edible, though the vegetarian fare fell short of expectations. I did notice some managerial staff roaming across the room but I don't think that the guests were their priority, as they waltzed past obviously dispirited guests looking gloomily into their mocktails. The Royal family, I was told, used the property as a dower house, and rightly too, because it was probably designed to depress the resident into an immediate decline and carry her off as soon as possible. Having visited the palace close by, the startling drop in standard could not have been happy for the grieving widows of the deceased kings of the State One major advantage is that the edifice is so riddled with passages that it was possible to slip out unnoticed and be carried away to more salubrious hostelries. As a place to stay, I could not recommend it, and though the Taj Group have done much to restore the place, they had very little to work with, and the generally depressing feel of the place has obviously undermined the efficiency of the staff and the local management. The rooms are large, with considerable waste of usable space, but the bathrooms need attention. The linen was good as indeed was the cleanliness of the suite.
Usha Kiran Palace has to be one of the most peaceful places I have stayed in India. Indeed it was an excellent property with friendly & accommodating staff. Our room was excellent. The restaurant was very good, at lunch we ate outside but in the evening inside. Breakfast was very nice. Dinner was excellent for the price! Must try. I would strongly recommend eating there every meal, you will have to let them know in advance if you decide to stay for lunch/dinner Lovely maintained building, manicured lawns, clean fountains, pretty rooms with great views and outstanding food, all constantly supported with the excellent service from the staff that can be expected only from a Taj! Absolutely loved the place.
I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel as I was on a business trip to Gwalior. I stayed there for about 10 days and it did not disappoint me. The hotel as you enter gives a very royal feeling as it is a heritage property. The palace as I was told was an annexe to the main palace of the King of Gwalior and it was very nicely renovated and converted to a 5 star hotel The decor has the essence of the royal family as they have displayed the photos and memorabilia from the family in every corner of the hotel. I got room 205, which was very big and spacious although there was no view out from the window. The pool was standard size and was clean too. It was lighted during the evenings and closes by 8 pm. There was a small gym right next to it with basic equipments. There was spa also but, I did not get the time to go and experience it The breakfast was lavish and had a mix of Continental and Indian dishes which varies on a day to day basis. The live omelette counter is must try. Also try the special chocolate muffins and doughnuts which are baked fresh every morning The dinner was a buffet again with a vast range of choices. Choice of breads were available. Must try is the Marathi Chicken curry and the Dale Makhani. In dessert they had a very interesting 'mirch ka halwa', and it was simply amazing The Taj Hotels are known for their hospitality and you indeed feel the warmth in it. The people there give a personal touch to all the guests and make your stay memorable And yes they give free WiFi !!.
My Sister has been going regularly to Usha Kiran palace in Gwalior for the last 4-5 years during the summer break in June. They travel as a group and this time she asked me to join. We have not been travelling for the last year as a family since my daughter is only 9 months old and we are always wary of the hotel food for our baby. Sis guaranteed that the hotel staff would take good care of us and the baby. Am I glad that I took her advice and went for this trip The drive from Delhi to Gwalior was very smooth and we reached the hotel within 6 hours. The staff agreed to give us an early check-in and we were happily in the room within 15 minutes. This is a palace converted into a hotel so the rooms are big and airy. We could play soccer in our drawing room The real help started with our lunch. Sous Chef Rakesh Genital personally took care of the food preparation for our child. He was more than helpful in personally making dishes like khichdi, mashed potatoes and fries for the baby. The staff was more than ready to help out with cleaning and sterilizing my child's plates. The hotel is meant for a relaxing stay. We would get up and have a heavy breakfast and then laze in the pool throughout the day and end with a dinner in the restaurant. I had the best spa experience at the Jiva spa. The Spa therapist Narain has the best hands in the business and I was completely relaxed after my session with him. Definitely a property to visit for the ambience and the way the staff takes of the guests
Usha Kiran Palace is ranked #1 among the 186 hotels in Gwalior with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 5, 4-star Heritage Hotels in Gwalior. It is part of the "Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 30 photos and 69 text reviews. it is rated top for its Room, Appearance 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 14,100 to Rs 14,100 per night. The hotel offer 38 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. Single (32%) and Couple (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 24% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as colorful and traditional.
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.
Usha Kiran Palace is located at Lashkar which is approximately 3 Kms from Gwalior Junction railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Scindia Museum (1 Km), Jai Vilas Mahal (1 Km), Zoo (1 Km), Phool Bagh (1 Km) and Kala Vithika (2 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, Parking Facility and Room Service. 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.
The Jai Vilas Mahal is a nineteenth-century palace in Gwalior, India. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.Mid-range Read More
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