Fabulous building!! Magnificent rooms with huge bathrooms and lounge areas in each. Lovely grounds and swimming pool. Pure luxury!! So why not 5 star. Basically the food let it down. The setting for the evening buffet was wonderful. The buffet however was luke warm, with not a lot of choice. Breakfast was disappointing. Very little fresh fruit and only one choice of cereal. Not sure whether or not they were cutting back with the Coronovirus about to take off in India and we were the last group to visit.
The hotel was set in the centre of a busy little village, which was worth exploring.
The property is well connected from Delhi and is a pleasant 6 hours drive. Some stretches were under renovation at the time we traveled.
The property is grand and imposing and has a wonderful heritage feel about it. Very well maintained as well.
The rooms are gigantic with huge washrooms and a sitting area just outside. It was really cold when we visited and the two heaters in the room were life saving. Being on the top our room had adequate sunlight as well.
The evening we arrived, we booked a sundowner. This was essentially open gypsies modified for safari which took us over sand dunes and into the desert to a vantage point to view the sunset. This was a nice experience especially for my 12 year old son. We did get to see some deer, neel guy, different birds etc. Hot tea and fresh biscuits were served sitting in comfy camp chairs (some hot pakoras would have been nice!).
The breakfast and food in general was good (they charge for cappuccino during the inclusive breakfast - definitely not done!). The staff is friendly and helpful. They can be more professional.
The property has taken great care to create and maintain some amazing spaces within the hotel like a hawa mahal on the terrace with coloured glass, a WW II lounge, dungeons which double up as a conference or party area, weapons lounge (which has a pool table - needs replacement / repair).
The New Year evening was well organised with live DJ music in the dungeon, an open area at the rear which served up fresh pizzas from the clay oven, kababs from the barbeque and live pasta counter - all very nicely done.
The area around the Mahal is full of old havelis, most in disrepair or abandoned, but they add an amazing feel to the area.
One of the highlights of our visit was a drive onto roads into the wilderness where we chanced upon a small dhaba which served us a fresh and delicious home cooked vegetarian meal!
Nestled in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan Alsisar Mahal transports you into an era of unmatched magnificence. Right from the intricate artwork to beautifully done interiors and well maintained antiques, Alsisar Mahal enthralls you in every little way. The Grandeur of this property is praiseworthy and will leave you awestruck.
We visited Alsisar Mahal for 2 days and enjoyed our stay in their Super Deluxe room which was beyond grand. The room had a king size bed, tea coffee facility, a huge seating area, dressing room and a well quipped bathroom. Since I visited during the winters, the heaters were also facilitated. The property has a beautiful courtyard, a vast pool side area, a grand dining area and a roof top from which you can see the entire property and the area that surrounds it.
The property is well maintained and cleanliness and hygiene are given a top priority. There are theme based areas/lounges in the property which are extremely pleasing to see. The World War Lounge and Badal Mahal were one of a kind and extremely picturesque.
Talking about the food, it is absolutely sumptuous. We enjoyed all our meals as the ingredients were fresh and everything we ordered tasted great.
The highlight of my stay was the Safari to a nearby semi arid desert where we spotted deers and evening tea was facilitated. The staff accompanied us during this Safari and made sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our visit.
An overall thumbs up to this property and I would love to visit here again.
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This place is magnificent, it is a really royal stay in a beautiful castle. The grounds are amazing and the pool is lovely. The dining room is stunning and the whole place is steeped in the history of a bygone era. The rooms are huge and the fittings are antiquated but that only lends to the charm of the place. The food, service and staff was great.
A truly stunning property and we think the nicest place we have ever stayed. This property is really majestic. Only stayed one night as part of our tour, but would have loved a week here to relax and do nothing in particular except enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Our room was unique and exceptional, both comfortable and grand at the same time. The gardens and pool area are beautiful and we would have loved more time to enjoy them. The food was good and the service excellent, we cannot recommend this place highly enough.