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“A rare find”
Review of Bundi Vilas

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Bundi Vilas
Ranked #2 of 23 Bundi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A rare find”
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Bundi vilas is more than boutique hotel with well appointed and characterful rooms in a spectacular location with views to die for from its rooftop restaurant - It has a caring staff who are genuine in their desire to make your stay as pleasant as possible, none more so than owner, Arun, always on hand to make sure things run smoothly. He kept the restaurant open for us to enjoy a very late meal without even being asked, knowing we had had a long train journey. He showed us around the area in his 1940's jeep, showing us his farm en route.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was the hotel that we liked best on our Rajasthan trip - yes others were in more spectacular positions with spacious grounds but here we had an attractive and comfortable room and everything worked (including the generator for local power cuts). Service was excellent and food wonderful. Dinner on the roof terrace was very special.
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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent two nights here on a trip around rural India and I have already requested the tour operator to extend that to three (I could happily stay even longer there is so much to do in Bundi). Our little group took up all seven rooms and Arun made our stay memorable from the delicious food he prepared for every meal to our cooking demonstration on the roof top and his desire for perfection in this gem of a hotel. Loved it and loved Bundi.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
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Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This boutique hotel is well done. It's comfortable and tasteful. But its ultimate selling point is the view from its rooftop where you can have dinner as you feast your eyes on the illuminated facade of the hillside fort just a stone's throw away! Perhaps the best location in town. Will make for a magnificent evening date! The dinner is a set affair with appetizers and main course and dessert. It's always Indian and good and they make sure you're fed well. However, I'd recommend guests to explore other places nearby to eat out at for a change.


The hotel has only 7 rooms. So it's a missed opportunity that the owner isn't warmer and less businesslike. Yes, he can be chatty and talks sense about how to make Bundi more tourist friendly, but he doesn't go out of his way at all to help out his guests. On two occasions I asked for him as his other staff weren't able to help me out with the local information I was seeking. On both occasions I was kept waiting and he didn't show up. On both occasions, I found him doing things that were in no way more urgent than attending to a guest! He also didn't sound genuinely interested in helping us make plans to visit the local sights. When a British guest's taxi driver called this hotel owner on his cell phone asking him in Hindi to communicate his message back to his British client, the owner simply handed his phone to the British guest to let him deal with his barely English speaking driver.

As you enter and walk out of the hotel you come to a street which overlooks a small patch of land that is quite filthy. Hope the owner pressures the authorities to clean the mess up.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We loved Bundi and we also loved Bundi Vilas. It is a beautiful old Haveli with an interesting history, right underneath the fort, but the truly outstanding thing was the food. This was the best food we have eaten in India. It is all vegetarian as the owners are brahmin, and comes from their farm outside the city. There is a set dinner menu of local dishes but completely different from anything we had eaten before and really delicious. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and the owner very interesting on the history and customs of the area. One not to miss

Room Tip: Each room is different, the three that we saw all charming.
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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bundi Vilas

Property: Bundi Vilas
Address: Opposite Moti Mahal Palace | Bheru darwaja, Balchand Para, Bundi 323001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Bundi District > Bundi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Bundi
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,472 - ₹ 16,665
Hotel Class:4 star — Bundi Vilas 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family home, nestled in the old streets of Bundi, waiting to welcome you. The place has been restored in true Indian style, preserving the essentials like tradition and design. ... more   less 
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Bundi Vilas Rajasthan

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