Bundi Vilas

Bundi Vilas

Opposite Moti Mahal Palace, Bheru Darwaja, Balchand Para, Bundi 323001 India
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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A small family home, nestled in the old streets of Bundi, waiting to welcome you. The place has been restored in true Indian style, preserving the essentials like tradition and design.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
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Heather wrote a review Mar 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a lovely old haveli built against the city palace which means its location is perfectly central. The young staff team were all incredibly helpful and efficient. I had problems connecting to their wifi so one of the team let me connect via a hotspot with his phone. The food was excellent and sitting on the roof terrace at night looking over Bundi and the flood-lit palace was a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jonathan K wrote a review Mar 2020
Princeton, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pressed up against the palace walls, this place is beautifully appointed and perfectly located. Breakfasts were delicious (try the masala omelette), and despite some communication problems, the staff were attentive and very helpful, eventually arranging on very short notice for a cab to the Delhi airport when coronovirus restrictions kicked in. We ate one dinner at the rooftop restaurant, where the food was adequate, but the view of the castle made it an experience not to miss. As an added bonus, there were countless opportunities for monkey gazing at short range. The only down side is that, as noted in other reviews, it is a bit of a strenuous walk from the street to the hotel, and then up to the rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tina H wrote a review Apr 2020
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night at the excellent Bundi Villas and wished we could have stayed longer.
Located in the centre of Bundi and very well hidden. Once found it unfolds and spreads out upwards. The property nestles into the walls of the Garh Palace which rises majestically behind it.
The hotel is a very well restored traditional havell with all modern comforts. Our room was located on one of the upper floors with a beautiful view of the blue roofs of Bundi. The room was spacious with all you required. Small but well equipped bathroom with a great shower.
We ate at the hotel’s roof top restaurant where the view was amazing with the palace behind you and the town of Bundi below. We had an amazing vegetarian Thali meal which was probably one of the best we had on our trip through Rajasthan.
The staff were amazing and so helpful, friendly and polite.
Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay very memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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730kayr wrote a review Nov 2022
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Vishnu welcomed us from our car and wheeled, then carried, our cases up the steep, narrow alley then up 3 flights of stairs. The hotel wouldn’t work for anyone with mobility issues. Our room was very comfortable. The breakfast was great, no cooked food but yoghurt, fruit, cereal and an excellent range of spreads for toast, even had peanut butter! The evening meal was a set menu and we found it to be lacking in flavour so were disappointed with it. It was also pricey at about £10 each, especially when compared to our meal the following evening in a cafe a few doors down the road - they served a delicious meal for half the price and had a range of food on offer. The setting for the meal however was excellent with the lit fort behind us. We were caught out at the end as they didn’t accept credit cards. I’d recommend the hotel but suggest eating out.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve S wrote a review Oct 2023
Oaxaca, Mexico
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The small, (7 rooms), boutique hotel pressed against the palace wall is definitely worth the walk up the narrow lane from the street. Dining on the roof , watching some of the millions 😊 of bats streaming from the old palace at dusk is a unique experience. The dining experience was enhanced by the excellence of the food prepared by chef Mohammed. The rest of the staff, especially the manager Vishnu, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin Kibble wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As part of our Rajasthan Tour, brilliantly organised for us by TGS Tours of Jaipur BTW, we visited Bundi not usually on the recognised tour route. Traveling from Udaipur (which we loved), via a visit to the Menal Temples (a must see and free to visit), we arrived in Bundi at lunchtime. We stayed at the Bundi Vilas, a haveli built into the walls of the old Bundi Palace, not easy to access if you have difficulties.
The staff in Bundi Vilas were lovely and dinner on the rooftop is just fabulous - could really have done with staying another night. Recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kirk R wrote a review Mar 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
At 72 years old accompanied by my 35 year old son who has travelled India we have never had such a bad experience as our visit to Bundi villas. Having booked a deluxe heritage room which turned out to be 16 sq metres with a window that did not open ,a dirty bathroom. We were greeted with we are only just getting ready after covid! there was no menu. We had our dinner on the terrace with I candle and a strip light from the kitchen.The fort was not lit up. The soup offered was inedible and the biscuit as a pudding was rock hard.Breakfast was canned orange juice served in a glass that had toothpaste in the bottom, the milk jug had mould inside the jug and the cereal containers had chocolate spread all around the opening. The toast was rock hard, we asked for fresh toast which meant we had the same toast that had been put back in the toaster. coffee was powder coffee. We were the only people staying. Perhaps that tells a story.
Normally I write positive reports!!
FYI they do not take credit cards
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you know what you are letting yourself in to
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Response from JP Sharma, General Manager at Bundi Vilas
Responded 24 Mar 2023
Thank you for your sharing the feedback I am also totally shocked to hear such feedback but I was aware of this that these clients will complain. Let me explain you what happened : Arrival : On the arrival of the hotel the guest mindset was not ready to stay in Bundi Vilas. They were expecting something more luxurious and grand. The didn’t allow my staff even bring their luggage to their room. Twin Room: we have only 02 twin rooms in the entire property and we always mentioned its subject to the availability. These guest arrived and we provide them the twin room which is room no 101 and its quite big as per the standard rooms size and been 400 years old house we cannot keep the same room size for all the 07 rooms. Some rooms are smaller and some of them are big. As soon as the guest entered inside the room he requested to rooms with window open and we showed him all the rooms as that day the hotel was empty so we have asked them to choose any room they like but they refused to stay in double room and ask us to provide 02 rooms . My Manager called me and asked me to speak with the guest and I had a word with clients and he mentioned that his father is claustrophobic and same is been informed to the agency and they have requested the rooms with windows which is not the one we have given. we are happy to provide them 02 rooms but they need to call travel agency and inform them to update us. As soon as I mentioned this to the guest he hanged up the phone . As soon as I have this conversation I have called their agent and update him everything. Food: We have restaurant on roof top and we get good no of the walking clients so for resident guest , on arrival we ask them to about the meals and offer them the thali meal which is set menu . These clients they have confirmed the same and later refused to have the meal . After 45 minutes they asked for the ala carte meal which we have served them. As per them the food was good. the sesame biscuits where given with the tea during dinner time as gesture from our side which even we don't charge. Most of the guests loves our breakfast and this is really shocking for me to see the dirty glass of paste as this is impossible . Flood Lit: Due to the power breakdown that day the palace floodlit was not working so this is not in our hands and we cannot commit on the same. We try our best that the palace should lit up every day. Bundi is a small town and we encourage to hire local staff so you cant expect five star service in such a place. At the end of the day the guest is always right and once again we are really sorry for the inconvenience caused to the clients and we have refunded the full amount for of their 02 night to their agent , even after refund the guest choose to write.
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Pioneer48129487300 wrote a review Nov 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bundi Vilas is a gem of a homestay style property. We were the first visitors of the autumn season I believe and couldn't have been made more welcome by the manager Vishnu. The chef Mohammed cooked us some superb meals, sat on top of the roof at sunset watching the hundreds of monkeys returning to their palace home and the incredible sight of millions of bats flying out of the palace in the evening.
We were 2 couples staying there and the only issue we had was that the beds mattresses were uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Excursion29599101997 wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most romantic meal on the rooftop, the view of the Palace is the best in the city and to have a candlelit dinner here was the most magical experience. The food was stunning, with several delicious veggie plates and limitless chapati. The Master chef Mohammed introduced each dish and looked after us perfectly, it was so nice to see such a talent enjoying his craft.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeffrey H wrote a review Feb 2024
Honolulu, Hawaii
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The view of the Taragarh Palace from the Bundi Vilas outdoor restaurant at dinner time was outstanding. Finding the restaurant/hotel requires your walking up a tiny alley but there are signs to help you find your way. After three flights of stairs in the hotel, you have arrived on a large flat space with tables. The fort was lite up with huge lights. On top of that, the bats came out at around 8pm, and they came and came and came, all while we ate our delicious thali meal. Quite an experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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royalescape asked a question Jul 2020
Jaipur, India495 contributions269 helpful votes
Do you have parking for cars? If yes, for how many cars?
Answer from jpsharma
Dear Guest, We have mosquito repellent in our rooms so you dont needs to bring the same. Thanks
Gussie7 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Greater London, United Kingdom17 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are a lot of steps up to the Haveli which might be a challenge to people with mobility problems"
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Euni L wrote a tip Jan 2024
74 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Won’t be a 5 star hotel experience but very sweet experience. Make sure to have rooftop dinner."
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Noonameena wrote a tip Dec 2023
Belmont, Australia29 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Need to be able to walk up stairs"
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Kirk R wrote a tip Mar 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom23 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you know what you are letting yourself in to"
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bjj319 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Iowa City, Iowa11 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent a scooter to explore the city."
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7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bundi Vilas
Which popular attractions are close to Bundi Vilas?
Nearby attractions include Geet Art & Jewellery (0.2 km), Garh Palace (0.09 km), and Taragarh Fort (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bundi Vilas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bundi Vilas?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bundi Vilas?
Conveniently located restaurants include A&R Cafe, Lake View Garden Restaurant, and Krishnas Chai Shop.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bundi Vilas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Bundi Vilas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kukki's World (1.9 km), Garh Palace (0.09 km), and Taragarh Fort (0.08 km).
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