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Review of WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace

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WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
Ranked #4 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
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Sydney
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176 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Palace wonderful but disappointing experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed 2 nights in this wonderful enormous property where you have the choice of garden or palace rooms. The palace is wonderful, with enormous rooms. We had the extraordinary queen's suite, with its two bathrooms. The maharajah's suite was also fabulous, and probably better, in that it had more natural light. The bar and restaurant are also amazing rooms and overlook the lake.
Unfortunately the food really lets the place down. Both breakfast and dinner were very ordinary. We went to the Raas Hotel for dinner instead one night & it was excellent.
Also there is no wi-fi anywhere in the hotel. I think wi-fi is considered standard in hotels of this standard today. There are two old computers available in a room near reception, but this is a long way from the palace in a property of this size.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata, India
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

It is a beautiful property, and as you enter the driveway and drive down for almost 5 minutes to reach the palace, you can't help but feel jealous of the lives of the original Maharajas who stayed in the property. Nothing much to say, as the other reviewers have mentioned it all, especially the wonderful staff and service. The outdoor pool needs some extra effort in being kept clean, and that's the only non-positive(won't use the term negative) thing I could find. I would definitely keep going back there, especially in the winters when the outdoors can be enjoyed more.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, stay in the palace rooms and not the cottages. We did, and it was an out of th...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bishal K S
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Bengaluru, India
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

For all those nature aficionados, this is a bliss. The rooms (renovated horse stables) are tastefully decorated. The beds are soft and the bathrooms neatly done. The best offer is the garden restaurant for dinner. We ordered some succulent kebabs. Also try a few of their desserts This restaurant is very popular with the locals. The property has no dearth of peacocks, langurs and birds, and has a small horse ranch. One can do a horse or a buggy ride on request. It has a mini golf course, and orchards of lemon, gooseberry, guava. There are lush lawns and flower beds. There is a fountain and stairways connecting to the palace, that overlooks Balsamand lake. Breakfast is nice at the covered restuarant, and we wished we had one more day in the property. On the flipside, the swimming pool is far from the rooms. One needs to walk atleast 100 metres to get to the pool. The pool is nice, but more staff assistance is needed.

Room Tip: Try to stay between rooms 23 to 35. It overlooks the garden restaurant. or if you seek seclusion, yo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sanjayksinha
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

2nd time staying here (last time 2009) both times on 1 night business trips.

Huge pluses - lovely grounds for rambling in, plenty of wildlife around if you wander about, nice (though could be cleaner) outdoor pool, lovely garden setting for evening meals, charming converted rooms. Staff highly courteous and customer focused.

Could do better - my electricity went in the middle of the night. When I flagged this next morning an electrician slaved away for several minutes but only restored my AC and then just seemed to give up and go with no message, leaving my lightless and with no working power cocket to charge my phone. Bit of a kerfuffle trying to pay with our AmEx cards, but this may have been a fault at the AmEx end. Wine choice in the evening was a bit of a disaster (only red wine available was a highly dubious Indian red).

Didn't feel as impressive as 2009 - just seems to be becoming a little tired, and needing a bit of a revamp.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

Woke up to peacocks dancing in the lawns & it was a great experience, lovely swimming pool, great property & amazing hospitality, at our request of having authentic rajasthani food they prepared khattey murg & a veg dish (i dont remember the name) which was not the part of their menu... loved my stay there...

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gaurav S
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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace

Property: WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
Address: Mandore Road | Near BSF STC, Jodhpur 324026, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,713 - ₹ 18,955
Hotel Class:3.5 star — WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace is a fleeting distance of 5 kilometers from the city of Jodhpur. It is located on the Mandore Road, overlooking the astounding still and clear Balsamand Lake. It is indeed a true spectacle of a view. The heritage property is built in red sandstone & employs typical ornate Rajput architecture. It is conceived to be the summer residence of the Jodhpur Maharajas in the glorious past. The Bal Samand Lake was artificially created in the 13th century as a water reservoir that supplied drinking water to the city. It now compliments the lush greens and heritage terraced gardens of the property. ... more   less 
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