Laxmi Vilas Palace

Kakaji Ki Kothi Achnera Road, Bharatpur 321001 India
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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The Palace was refurbished and renovated into a hotel in 1994. The specialties of Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur lies in the beautiful location enhanced by the sumptuous lunch and dinners. We personally supervise the preparation for our extensive A La Carte Menu, offering the true flavors of our continental and local dishes. Here at Laxmi Vilas Palace you would relive the history of Bharatpur, feel the warm hospitality extended to you by our present generation living in the Palace.
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viajarita wrote a review Oct 2020
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a beautiful, relaxing place, with excellent food and service. The manager Mr. Rameshwar booked us a lovely suite on the property. We were offered a choice between 2 room types: Classic suite and Royal suite. The difference in price was just a thousand rupees, but the difference in size and ambience was way more than that. We chose the Royal Suite (the pricier one), and did not regret it! The bed linen was super clean, the pillows comfy, and the bathroom huge and clean. We had our own large private balcony overlooking the pool. (This was suite number 208). We also had a special entrance, with a verandah, with chairs and a table, overlooking the central courtyard, where the guests were served high tea. The lawns are lovely to walk in, and the covered platforms in front of the palace beyond the lawns are ideal for sitting and chatting
with friends. Although we didn't swim (we were being a little cautious in covid times), we found the pool to be clean, although a little smaller than the average sized pool, with the same depth all through (so please don't do diving in it), but there is a Jacuzzi on one side under a 'chatri', and a kiddies pool under another one. The aesthetics here are lovely, with a park with swings in a lawn below, and original wrought iron furniture placed all around the pool. We liked the food too, as it was tasty, simple and not overly spicy (we took the all inclusive deal, with all 3 meals). All in all, a royal experience! The only niggles were a poorly functioning hygiene wash in the bathroom. The highlight was the crib in the corner, not that we needed it (!), but such a thoughtful addition. All precautions regarding covid were duly taken by all staff, and all areas regularly sanitised. it has been 3 days since we returned, and we are all well, hale and hearty!! I would definitely like to return here, probably in the dead of winter.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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arghosh wrote a review Jan 2022
New Delhi, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an excellent heritage property. The property is massive with 2 residential wings, gardens with fountains, swimming pool, car parking area and a small play area for kids. The property looks pretty under the morning sun and magical when the lights are turned on in the evening. We stayed in 3 suite rooms on the 1st floor of the new wing and the rooms are really large with beautiful chandeliers inside to give the feeling of grandeur. They have recently installed a lift in the new wing and that helps if you have senior citizens with problems in climbing stairs.
Unlike many reviews that complain about service, we found the staff and service very professional with always a desire to go the extra mile to help. They filled our water bottles or refilled our tea/ coffee sachets with absolutely no grudge, whenever asked.
Food specially the Indian menu is excellent. We had nearly all our meals in the hotel and enjoyed the veg and non veg food with equal delight. We ordered sandwiches which missed the mark, but all the other Indian food items were delicious. We also very much enjoyed the evening tea cum snacks at the front porch of the new wing.
Overall we had an excellent stay and would strongly recommend this place to all our friends and relatives.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: go for Suite rooms to get the feeling of grandeur
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Aftab Alam wrote a review Oct 2021
New Delhi, India102 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel during our two day stay at Bharatpur. The hotel is the palace of the erstwhile Jat rulers of Bharatpur, built in 1857 and spread over a sprawling 50 acres. This hotel epitomises luxury with serenity. The rooms are artistically made and maintained in the most modern pattern. The food served in the dining hall is of the highest quality and taste. The hotel has a package which includes all meals, which is actually a need as there aren't many restaurants which can match the taste and quality of food served in Laxmi Vilas Palace. It is highly recommended to stay in this facility when visiting the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the 1st floor overlooking the swimming pool are ideal
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tomojit0506 wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India9 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me list the positives first:

1. Its a beautiful property. The palace was built by one of the rulers of the local Jat kingdom and the property retains its old world charm and grandeur.
2. The swmming pool overlooking the hotel is tastefully decorated and very clean.
3. The staff is very courteous and helpful.

The negatives:

1. There is absolutely no room service for food. You have to go to the restaurant for all your food requirements. No exception was made even during the Covid times when gatherings at the restaurant could have been avoided.

2. Hot water is available only during specific hours. So plan your baths accordingly if you are traveling in winter. After paying a hefty tariff for a four star facility, the least you expect is 24x7 hot water.

3. Ask for the wi-fi username and password. Its not mentioned anywhere and they will not give you the info if you do not ask. The speed is unpredictable. When we complained they said nothing much could be done about it, though the speed miraculously improved immediately after the complaint.

To sum up, its a good place to stay but the tariff of 6-8k per night is simply not justified.
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Date of stay: November 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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FaheemS wrote a review Nov 2021
New Delhi, India18 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The palace is off highway unlike other few resorts but that is no negative. Keoladev bird sanctuary is just 2 kms away, even the fort area is 3 kms away, Bharatpur being a small town, no place is far away!

Sanctuary offers beautiful birds and their habitat; the migratory birds just started to come, December could be the best time to visit, although can expect bigger crowds on weekends. Within sanctuary, there are cycle rikshaw pullers who are your riders and can act as guide as well. Although i suggest to get an official guide to know and understand birds and their livings, and listen to some nice stories too. Our guide Bajendra was assistant to Mr Salim Ali and a wonderful guide to be with.

Apart from sanctuary, there is nothing much to visit, fort has nothing to offer except the gates and a museum. In Museum Hammam is a must to visit.

One thing one can swear on, is hotel's food - awesome chef and delicious food. You can happily eat and merrily sleep all day :)

The palace has spacious rooms, wide court area in front of each room. 2 big green lawns and lots of open space to walk or for kids to run around.

There is a small souvenir shop, pref for international tourist and surprisingly will not burn holes in your pocket.

In short, good place to stay and take a peek at palatial life of the past!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Varun Kumar wrote a review Jun 2021
New Delhi, India120 contributions110 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is 4 hours by road from New Delhi. It has dhabas on way which are good.
The hotel has a mahal/ haveli feeling. We took a suite. The suites are big and very nice. Suite No. 208 is the best as it’s in center and has an excellent balcony overseeing the big pool. The food is very nutritious and very tasty. I was surprised to see fish being served and it was amazing. Masala Tea is to die for. They have a bar too. Remember to save some part of your tummy for the Sweet dish after every meal as they are fresh and extremely tasty. The staff at reception ( Dinesh and Rameshwar), restaurant ( Amrit and Kunwar Singh), room service ( Ravi) and the chef ( Rakesh Kala) are extremely friendly and have sixth sense of what you want. The guard at the hotel rings the big bell every half hour( it can’t be heard in the rooms). There are peacocks, parrots, pelicans and other birds everywhere. The hotel is big enough that you can play cricket and football freely. The bird sanctuary is just 5 minutes away. Pictures from any part of the hotel will be pretty. I think the owner lives in the hotel, which makes the hotel stay in tip top condition. The pool is 5 feet and very relaxing. I loved it all.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kev_Wanderlust wrote a review Nov 2021
Shenzhen, China219 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the worst experience ever. You have to start shelling out money the moment you leave the reception. It’s quite difficult for family to stay as room service only provides 2 bottles of water 500 ml only and it’s difficult for families to survive on just 2 bottles. When contacted reception they said everything is chargeable. We 3 couples visited this place with kids and my friend had 2 kids and the bed was not adequate size, we requested for extra bed and it was again chargeable. (Previous 2 hotels did not charge for extra bed. Trident Jaipur and Anuraga Palace Ranthambore). This is the first time i experienced this worst service. There’s a common saying in india “Naam bade,Darshan Chote”. The food is absolutely amazing , I’d suggest that if you’re staying here take all meals package as they give you good food. It’d be more good if they had provided us with basic amenities else it’s a good palace to stay.

Pros

Good Food

Cons

Bad Customer Service.
Cleanliness to be maintained in All Restrooms including rooms and public restroom in Hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Always Carry Mosquito Repellents Packaged water if you’re with family Everything shuts down by 8
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Nimit Garg wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is good but it seems they give preference to wedding events or very high profile customers. The reception and lounge was reserved for people with special access and made my family very uncomfortable. The restaurant is very far from the rooms and the service is pathetic to the extent I was asked to place food order in one go and no top ups would be entertained (this being a 4 star with a heavy tariff). There was only one request that the suite must be checked for lizards and bugs; but the moment we entered the room there was a lizard and multiple bugs around the room. The food was amazing and the room was huge but the biggest issue is WATER as they don't offer any mineral water bottles and each bottle costs a 100 Rs. Overall you feel that despite paying heavily for the stay you don't really feel that you got any Royal treatment (especially the dirty pool and lack of response from the person at the reception).
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Let them know that you expect good service especially if you are booking a suite and also do not...
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TheCalmDev wrote a review Nov 2021
New Delhi, India44 contributions50 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Soak in the fact that one gets to stay in a heritage property that was made in 1857! Painstakingly restored and looking resplendent in the Bharatpur sun, Laxmi Vilas is the old (heritage) wing, while the adjacent Laxmi Niwas is the new wing.
When we visited, the new wing (Laxmi Niwas) was closed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
The great weather, birds and flowers added to the quietude that I was longing for. The tea room has its share of curios and artefacts that could interest the history-loving traveller.
This property might have been converted into a hotel in 1994, but one must have expectations in check. Overall, courteous staff and fairly helpful.
Special mention of Amit (F&B) who served us well and fed us what we wanted, even when it was not on the menu. Tip: ask for prices if not on the menu, so one may make a judgement.
Memorable was a dinner under the stars! And oh, dont forget to order the 'yellow dal'
The hotel is centrally located and not too far from the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rely on your own cellular data
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Hove-Gull wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom184 contributions79 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As you drive up to the hotel you get a wow feeling. By the time you get to your room you have a oh.
This hotel is in two parts the modern refurbished part and the old and tired part. I didn't see anybody staying in the modern part they are obviously keeping it nice and tidy. Our room had seen better days and the bathroom was in real need of refurbishment. Good size but not well fitted. We ate in the large restaurant in the modern half of the hotel beautifully decorated and living up to the beauty of the outside of the building. We were the only two people in a room that could seat 100+. Breakfast was a long walk from our room but at least there was a family of 3 on another table, and because there were so few people the choice was not good.
We found out later that this hotel aims at offering lunch to group parties travelling to Delhi. Maybe that would explain the wide open spaces in the restaurant at breakfast and dinner as well as the indifference of the staff
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Trek42869140084 asked a question Aug 2021
Lucknow District, India
Is swimming pool functional in aug 2021?
atul m asked a question Jul 2018
New Delhi, India67 contributions17 helpful votes
are nights cold in june/july/august?
Answer from Purvi P
Mumbai, India66 contributions33 helpful votes
June / July / August is not very cold. It’s pleasant.
Juls5293 asked a question Jun 2018
Savoie, France93 contributions14 helpful votes
What activities you provide or available near by? Not interested in cultural
Answer from KaberaaNDELHI
New Delhi, India170 contributions72 helpful votes
the lawn and garden in the resort is good. One can walk around or just sit and meditate in the quite serene environment
caraleek1 asked a question Dec 2016
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Hi I would like to know the best way to get from Bharatpur to Udaipur
Answer from Deepraj S
Bharatpur, India1 contribution
The best way to go to udaipur would be catch the Mewar express over night train starting at 21.20 pm from bharatpur and reaching udaipur at 7 in the morning or if u want to go by road then head to jaipur then ajmer Rajsamand and udaipur. The road all along is four lane and would take u about 9 hours from bharatpur it's about 550 km
madhvi k asked a question Sept 2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India28 contributions16 helpful votes
do u have swings or some play areA for kids?
Answer from Deepraj_Singh
Bharatpur, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, We do have swings and slides in a small open play area next to the swimming pool. In fact, we also have a recreational room where children and elders alike can indulge in games like table tennis, chess, snooker, carom, or play tunes on an antique piano. We provide the perfect setting for an enjoyable family holiday. Regards, Deepraj
Brish Bhan Vaidya wrote a tip Oct 2023
New Delhi, India111 contributions137 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Royal suite"
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Chahat wrote a tip Sept 2023
Noida, India10 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid staying in room designed in unusual way."
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Rahul Agarwal wrote a tip Jan 2023
Kanpur, India103 contributions201 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't expect much from them."
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triploverIndia wrote a tip Jan 2023
New Delhi, India93 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spend 3 hours at the hotel and take pics "
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Nimit Garg wrote a tip Apr 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let them know that you expect good service especially if you are booking a suite and also do not visit if they have a wedding at the venue"
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PRICE RANGE
₹7,597 - ₹7,848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanBharatpur DistrictBharatpur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laxmi Vilas Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Nearby attractions include Keoladeo National Park (3.2 km), Government Museum Bharatpur (2.9 km), and Keoladeo Shiva temple (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include City Spice, Gulmohar Restaurant at The Bagh Resort, and Celebration's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Laxmi Vilas Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Laxmi Vilas Palace offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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