When I entered this place You feel into a different world all together. Royalty at its best. The way we were welcomed we felt like Kings and Queens. A very welcoming and warm staff who greeted us very warmly. The food is amazing here. We got the feel of traditional Rajasthani meal and our noses were dripping with all the hot spices. Overall an amazing experience. A must visit place if you have come to Bikaner.
I was disappointed in this seemingly grand palace. The rooms were gigantic but very tired and faded, and rather scruffy furnishings. As far as I could see none had any windows, being in the former harem female quarters,thus rendering the rooms dark and claustrophobic despite their immense size. The hotel had no outside amenities other than a vast lawn in front, used for weddings etc and a pool teeming with pigeons and none too clean. Only two sunbeds for such a vast edifice - why ? The food was ok but expensive, accompanied in the evening by some very gifted musicians and dancers - a nice touch. Vast courtyards upstairs but with no views or terrace furniture. Old room service dishes, left behind pillars etc.... Definitely in need of a serious update and tighter management.
Laxmi Niwas is the former palace of the royal family of Bikaner. The entire royal property is split into 3 parts - Lalgarh, Laxmi Niwas and the private residence of the king. Both Lalgarh and Laxmi Niwas are now being used as heritage hotels / marriage resorts. We stayed at Laxmi Niwas for 2 nights in early November for a wedding in the family. The place will wow you with its architecture, grandiose rooms and the truly royal vibes. Rooms are on the expensive side but more than worth it. The place was not designed for hotel rooms to start with so you might find some of the room locations slightly odd and the shapes of the rooms inside maybe weird. But once inside the room, you will not regret shelling out the extra bucks. Special shout out for Room 104 - which we used for the…
Stayed here on 13th and 14 October as a part of a wedding function .The hotel indeed gives you a royal feeling. Huge rooms and very tastefully decorated corridors with traditional Rajasthani paintings and pictures showcasing the royal family The hotel staff in the traditional dress add to the ambience
I stayed sat this hotel for a week in a “historical” room. A week wasn’t long enough, but was sufficient to leave a lasting memory! I stayed for work but would like to come back with my children. I made friends with Surendra and the restaurant manager (I am not sure of the spelling of his name), the chefs, and manager; they took excellent care of me and I felt very comfortable. The rooms are incredible, in the morning you can hear the sounds of the peacocks! The good is indescribable! Locally there are camel rides, shops, festivals, and forts. This place is a must to experience.