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Mahal Khas Palace
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Was a bit sceptical when we booked this place online. Our drive to Bharatpur on the Yamuna Expressway was excellent and enjoyed the beautiful winter morning drive with green and yellow coloured mustard field on the sides.

It took us a while to find the palace. On reaching Bharatpur one should ask for the way to Lohagarh Fort and then ask for “Bihari Ji ka Mandir”. Mahal khas palace is near this temple.

This is a very secluded quiet place. On entering, the fort looks old and worn out with age. Yes this is a very old fort, my appreciation to the owner of this property whose has taken the herculean task of restoring its past glory and converting it into a heritage resort. Once inside, the place is very beautiful and clean. It's so big from inside than what you see from the outside.

The rooms are very spacious with a royal touch. The architectural design is a treat for any photographer’s lens. I just could not stop taking pictures. The staff is very helpful and courteous, special mention of Om Prakash (OP). He took us through the palace and explained the history of the palace. On reaching the top one can see the entire Lohagarh fort.

Walking distance from the Mahal Khas Palace, there are a couple of temples and museum in the Lohagarh the fort. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is about 6 kms from the palace.

Our two nights three days stay at the Palace was a great experience. We enjoyed the good food and hospitality. This is the right place for those who love calmness, an informal environment and enjoy royalty.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We were two couples who went to stay there for a day. Initially we were not quite impressed with the property, owing to the not so attractive entrance, but as time passed we fell in love with the old charm of this palace. The room service is not great. But I still rate this place good because food was tasty and the palace is beautiful. There is nothing fixed about the tariff so do bargain.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel when our previous booking got cancelled at the last moment.The location is not that good because it is part of the fort.They have very few rooms which are neat and clean.Although the facilities provided are not accoe to the room.WiFi works well in the lobby area. Breakfast is good with staff being very courteous.Puppet show in the evening was very awesome!!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

i stayed with my family while i was at bharatpur.Nice heritage hotel and the staff is also very good. Special appreciation to Mr.Om Prakash . but I must add that the food prices at the hotel is extremely high.

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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Thank P. S. S
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Worst Service, Skeletal Staff (the receptionist is the chef!!), No reception in the TV (reason given: monkey has broken the cable). Delayed Food, Bad Food, Did not get what I ordered. On the top of that, the menus seem to be no where found. Just Imagine, For 20 rooms in the hotel, and there are only 3 menus which are circulated around.
At the time of checkout, we were presented with a photocopied menu, which had different and exorbitant prices than the one we ordered from. Apart from giving you a high blood pressure and taking your moolah, there is nothing much this hotel /haveli/hostel can offer.
The property is nice, although is quite far from the Bird Sanctuary. An old dilapidated haveli has been converted into a hotel. Or should I say, is in the process of conversion.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mahal Khas Palace

Address: Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur 321001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Bharatpur District > Bharatpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Bharatpur
Price Range: ₹ 3,579 - ₹ 8,721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bharatpur – The “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan”, and Lohagarh Fort were built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 A.D. The Lohagarh Fort, true to its name stood solidly in the face of many British attacks, frosted them to ends. It faced the British onslaught four times and after a long siege they had to withdraw. During the British empire, the state covered an area of 5,123 sq. km. Its rulers enjoyed a salute of 17 guns. The state acceded unto the domination of India 1947A.D. Mahalkhas Palace is situated in the middle of Lohagarh Fort. The palace is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture built in 1826 by Maharaja Balwant Singh who was a successor to great Jat ruler Maharaja Suraj mal. It had been residential palace of Bharatpur rulers up to 1965. Now it has been converted into a heritage hotel. It has a huge courtyards, beautiful wall paintings and marvelous carvings on sand stone. In its fine dining restaurant, we do serve Indian, continental and Chinese food. All 12 rooms are en suit with ornate pierced stone windows (Jharokas) and have all new amenities. The stay at Mahal Khas Palace will take you in a royal era. ... more   less 
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