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Fort Barli
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barli
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We spent one night here on our journey from Jaipur to Jodhpur. The fort itself dominates the local village, and is certainly impressive as you arrive through the gates. Our bedroom was fairly large, albeit long and narrow. It was quite cold when we were there, and we needed the two heaters that were provided. The evening meal was nice, and breakfast was adequate. The owners gave a tour of the fort, explaining it's history, which was interesting. We didn't have time to venture out into the village. We did sit round the small pool for a while, but had to leave as there was many flies and pidgeons, which drove us away.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The journey to Barli was in itself interesting - especially when we left the main road and saw the changes as we travelled on a road that increasingly became narrower and poorer quality until it was little more than a dirt track that eventually took us through a small remote farming village - Then we were at the Fort. It stood out like a palace from yesteryear and was very different to its surroundings and anything else we had seen. This deceptively large fort is a real treasure. The history oozes from it - and can be seen by the look of its electrics - and if you can not sense it the fact that the owner is the 16th generation of its royal family (with the 17th generation happily playing around you) will bring this to life. The room we had was fantastic - large and furnished with antiques it was the royal room from days gone by and the ideal place to imagine how life was. This was made even more so when we were joined by the only two other guests that were staying that night (and who shared the same first initial and surname as both my wife and I, despite coming from different continents). The tour of the Fort by the owner was very interesting and just the right length and made everything feel real. The evening meal was a set menu and the four of us sat together and were served a banquet. The food itself was of a very high standard and included a chicken dish that the owners husband, and trained chef, has been working on (and I have been remembering since). This was certainly one of my favourite places we visited and one I would like to return to. An ideal place to take photos or to take time out to relax in. Family friendly and wonderful staff with a no tip philosophy. One of the best - and my wifes best meal in India. My only regret is that we were only there one night and having looked at their website I feel that we could have spent much longer.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jim m
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Take the time to visit this wonderful village and delightful hotel situated within an ancient fort. The charming owners and staff will make your visit special. The rooms are all decorated in different styles, and this is a relief if you are tired of the homogeneity of chain hotels. While this hotel is somewhat off the beaten track, that is what makes it special - enjoy the journey, the countryside and the wonderful people you will meet in the village of Barli.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great - we had three different rooms. Go with the flow.
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Barli, this 17th century fort is a throwback to the might of the Rajputana royalty. Built in 1675 by Raja Moti Singh from the royal family of Jodhpur, Fort Barli is now in the hands of the 16th generation of the Rathod family. The fort and the village stand frozen in time as the world speeds by on it’s own merry way. The 8 room Barli fort is a relief to overused senses. Be it listening to the chirping of the birds or straining to identify a constellation during clear nights, this place offers you a disconnect from the world not easily available. But does that mean living frugally?

The opulent luxuries at the Fort Barli offer you a chance to feel like royalty without it’s stresses. The strong built walls hold stories of Rajputana valour while a collection of photographs on the walls gives you an insight into the most recent history of the family. Restored in 2010, the fort holds numerous knick knacks from all over Rajasthan. Be it a collection of weapons or musical instruments.

The 8 rooms of the Barli Fort are different from each other. With hardwood furniture and colours of red and saffron dominating the frame, your stay at Fort Barli will always remain colourful. The reception hosts a small library for whiling away time listening to the parrots chirping from the Neem tree. Or you can spend your time chatting with Karni Singh and Pallavi Kumari, owners of the property. They will regale you with stories from all over the Rajputana history.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sudiptode
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Fort Barli is a delight. It's quite a drive from anywhere in Rajastan but is worth every minute of it.
Arrival is preceded by a tortuous drive through the village but then the panorama opens up through an elephant garden;leading to a central courtyard from which the rest of the Fort radiates.
The public rooms are beautifully and appropriately furnished and our bedroom, looking our over the fields below, was really comfortable.
Our hosts were delighted to tell us about the Fort and its history and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Meals were delicious.
We really enjoyed a bullock ride round the village and being, I think, blessed in the Hindu Temple. The villagers, and particularly the children, were extremely friendly and really welcomed having their photos taken, making their hopes clear that we'd send them copies when we got home.
A wonderful break after the contrast of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank familybieber
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Additional Information about Fort Barli

Address: Village Barli, Barli 305624, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Rajsamand District > Barli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barli
Price Range: ₹ 4,958 - ₹ 10,302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Fort Barli is a 350 year old fort strategically located in a village named Barli on National Highway 79. It's an ideal stopover in between Jaipur-Jodhpur, Jaipur-Udaipur. Pushkar/Chittorgarh could be done in a day's trip. The rooms are equipped with AC, study desk, minibars, tea/cofee makers and attached washrooms fitted with modern amenities. The hotel offers swimming pool, bullock cart rides, astrologer on call, traditional massage, guided fort tour etc. ... more   less 
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