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“Like a museum, cold in winter.”

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The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa, Udaipur
Ranked #69 of 156 Hotels in Udaipur
Dresden, Germany
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“Like a museum, cold in winter.”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This hotel is like a museum and has a fantastic decor. We went in winter and it was very deserted.

Plus points:
a) Quiet in the middle of no where; beautiful views and tranquil
b) Nice property with lot of antiques, even out-of-the-window balconies
c) Service was good; in India as always its great to be served by 3-4 waiters.

Minus points:
a) In the middle of nowhere; restaurant / bar is a bit pricey (5 star hotel rates); no other option to eat / drink.
b) Rooms can be cold in winter; they give you a small heater but there are chinks in the windows so it is pretty much open
c) Pools are not heated in winter so pretty much useless.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Owners seem to have developed this property more with the intention of promoting their main business of handicrafts and furniture (expertise in silver furniture). While the landscaping is nice and hotel rooms are big with a lot of carved furniture and old type furniture (new but made to look old) and miniature paintings but beyond that there is nothing in this property. There is no pressurised water system so the water in the shower is a mere trickle.
The room service and general service is pathetic. I had to wait half an hour for the porter to take bags to my room. In the mornings no newspapers are delivered to the room and it took 4 phone calls and 2 hours to get a paper. The quality and selection of the food is terrible and there is very little to choose from. Also veg and non-veg dishes are placed in between each other and often guests who are vegetarian pick a non-veg dish by mistake and then they need to change their plates. Even the breakfast was hardly upto mark and despite repeated requests no ketchup was kept on the table.
The owner it seems is more interested in using this property to sell his furniture and didnt seem to be interested in improving the room service. I would never recommend this property to anyone

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed at Royal retreat recently and had the most comfortable and relaxed stay.Its exotic location, beautiful layout with aesthetically redesigned rooms and grounds sweeps you off you feet.Great place for people looking for the old world charm of the royal Rajasthan!!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA, USA
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel as part of a group tour...the rooms and grounds are lovely.The dining room needs to learn that not all travelers want a buffet every night..Room service was spotty..some nights they said they were too busy,,,they want you to eat the buffet..they don't want you to order a la carte..they even offered us a discount to eat the buffet...food was just OK.If you are not part of a group, I would not saty here.You are way out of town and no no way to get back and forth...Udaipur is a lovely city and I would have liked to enjoy strolling through it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This hotel is quite far outside of town on a charming farming road.
The garden setting is beautiful with great views from the roof top restaurant.
The rooms were huge with a working TV with some English channels.
The furniture was period reproductions, so the overall ambiance was nice.
I used the gym once - the equipment was older but I got it to work.
The staff were friendly and helpful.

But on the other side,
The bath was not clean
The AC worked, but struggled to cool the large room
They have NO wifi and the one computer never worked while we were there.
The pools were murky and unswimmable.
The food was over priced and average buffet. We did better off of the menu.
The beds were hard.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa, Udaipur

Property: The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa, Udaipur
Address: Badi Hawala Road, Udaipur 313025, India
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Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in Udaipur
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,331 - ₹ 11,765
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa, Udaipur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from the hustle of the city and move into lavish and serene space of The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and soak in what promises to be an unforgettable experience. Thoughtfully appointed 100 rooms loaded with handicrafts, antiques and modern amenities. Everything is designed to make a guest feel special and rejuvenated. Indulge into the magnificence of plush restaurants and glamorous lounge. The Royal Retreat serves as an ethereal holiday place, which would definitely leave you with many memories and an explicit desire to return! ... more   less 
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