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“December 12, 2011 - Udaipur, Kurabarkothi”

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Kurabar Kothi & ZO Rooms
Ranked #110 of 153 Hotels in Udaipur
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
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34 reviews
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“December 12, 2011 – Udaipur, Kurabarkothi”
Reviewed 26 December 2011

A sense of calm and serene prevails as I collect and un-collect my thoughts, emotions, and expressions enthroned in the quaint epitome of tradition, the Kurabarkothi. Overlooking the embalming ripples of lakes Swaroop Sagar and Pichola and graced by the distant backdrop of the ceremonially lit Udaipur Palace, this place offers a truly unwinding experience. Even to date, the bells of the ‘Sandhya Pooja’ chime in unison with the ‘Magrib Azhaan’ in these quiet corners where every ruin of history stands witness to timelessness. With every breath, I inhale the echoes of a culture lost and a culture preserved and served on a commercial platter. For once silence seems to be the greatest gift endowed upon mankind!!!

Room Tip: Rooms that overlook lake Pichola offer a beautiful sunset view!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Kurabar Kothi is a kothi turned hotel located in a quiet corner of Udaipur. The lake view rooms offer a quite distant view of the Fateh Sagar lake. My experience was not great, maybe because I had high expectations from the place.
Some facts about the hotel are:
1. Its located about 5-7 km from the station contrary to 2-3 km mentioned on their website.
2. The nearest point is Fateh Sagar Lake, the view of the lake is what the hotel is offering. The view is quite distant and average.
3. The dine in resteraunt is completely and outrageously over priced. I mean I had to shell out Rs. 240 for 8 tiny pieces of Chicken Tikka. 2 boiled eggs cos Rs. 90. I don't know if the chicken that lays the eggs is blessed or what.
4. The service is slack and the waiters don't understand what you're saying. Service is one area where the hotel falls flat on its face. I was disgusted at the service.
5. Rooms are cozy and tastefully done. Thumbs up on that front.
6. The mini bar according to the hotel is an empty fridge. You can order drinks from the reception which you can place in the fridge for cooling. The drinks are sold for quite a steep markup, another testimony to the overpriced menu.

All in all i would rate them as not a professional hotel and I will definitely not stay there again. There are much better options available in Udaipur for the same budget in terms of location and value for money.
When in Udaipur, do visit Shilpgram. Try the food at hotel shilpi adjacent to it. Its great and is truly value for money unlike KK.
Happy Holidaying.

Room Tip: Bargain hard. Try to get the rooms with full lake view. They also offer rooms with "partial&qu...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Lovely place to stay, Where you can have an nice overview to Udaipur, far from the noises of city, but 5 minutes (50 rupies) In tuc tuc.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

What a lovely place to stay! I don't think there can be better views in all of Udaipur of the lake, palaces, surrounding hills and city. You have to see it to believe it! My husband I spent a few nights in the Kurabar Kothi. After each day's sightseeing, we loved to spend some time just looking from the bedroom windows, sitting comfortably on the window seat, or by a small table on the rooftop (enjoying a nice cool Kingfisher, brought to us by Perumbala), admiring the unimpeded 345 degree view.
Our bedroom was very spacious and beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated, and so was the reception area. The outside walls were sparkling white and the entire place was so clean!
Although we dealt mostly with the two very pretty young ladies at reception, the manager and all the staff members were really friendly and helpful.
The rooftop restaurant had a very good and varied menu, and the meals we enjoyed there were utterly delicious.
No brochure can do justice to this hotel, one has to experience it oneself! It is not a big hotel and the ambience is just great. We would certainly like to go back and stay there again. We highly recommend it.
M Powell

Room Tip: Ask at reception, they are very helpful.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

My daughter and I stayed in a room with a great view of the lake and city below. The furnishings in the room were lovely and we liked the handsewn mural artwork and painted ceiling. The reception area in this heritage hotel had some great carved furniture and the room doors were interesting. The staff were friendly, especially the main receptionist and the restaurant staff. We ate at the hotel both nights of our stay and the food was good value and most enjoyable (as was the breakfast) and being a rooftop restaurant there's great views up there as well. Oh and good tasting hot coffee. There's a nice little sweet shop selling burfi when you turn left at the bottom of the driverway and walk to the corner.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kurabar Kothi & ZO Rooms

Property: Kurabar Kothi & ZO Rooms
Address: II Ambavgarh | Near Ayurvedic College, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#31 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,362 - ₹ 3,244
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kurabar Kothi & ZO Rooms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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