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Shalini Palace Hotel
Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Kolhapur
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Roytal experience”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

U may frequently live in a modern posh hotels, but this is probably yoiur only chance in Mah state to live like a royal maharaja. The rooms are huge in both area and height with royal carvings, Furniture is old traditional that suits royal looks but have good modern bedding and comfortable huge beds. Bathrooms are also huge, some bath rooms need some renovations - old tiles and old bath tubs. The rooms with shower are modern and renovated. (we scanned about 3-4 rooms before we settled into one.)

The corridors are huge and Rankala lake is just in front of you. Walking thru the corridor after dinner or in the evening can be a great experience in itself. Room service is good. Food is also good. Try to visit the royal restaurant in the hotel instead of ordering in the room. The restaurant has snaps of hunting and social events by old kings of Kolhapur in the early 21st century.

Experience was good. The rooms are expensive though. Note: I would suggest not to stay the annexe rooms. the view is not so great there. Try to stay in the main palace.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I had gone to Shalini Palace with my family around 3 years back. And I was always looking for an opportunity to visit again. So when I went to Kolhapur with a friend I immediately suggested Shalini Palace for staying.

I was shocked to see that though the palace grounds and the outside building is maintained pretty well, the rooms were extremely basic, the A/C wasn't working, hot water taps yielded just about warmer than ice cold water, the rooms were dusty.. And I can go on with the list. It almost looks like it has fallen into disuse. The fact that there was only one or maybe 2 other rooms occupied suggests that there is some deeper problem here.

To pay INR 3000 for a double room with all these deficiencies seems a bit on the higher side in spite of the great location and the beautiful building..

And before I forget, when we were being shown the different classes of rooms the Super Deluxe room had a dead rat bang in the middle of the room.. brrr!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Without a doubt, of all the hotels in Kolhapur Shalini Palace has the best view. It overlooks the Rankala Lake which is beautiful at any time of the day. The hotel has very large spacious rooms and considering its the only palace in Maharashtra to be converted into a hotel...its a great experience.

However, there are many downsides. The rooms are in a pretty bad shape specially the bathroom. At rates of almost 2500-3000 per night the rooms are very very basic. The fixtures in the bathroom looked ancient and as if they would fall apart. On the last day we were delayed by almost 1 hour because the water in the bathroom was scalding hot. The staff seemed untrained and unable to deal with situations.

All in all its certainly worth going for the view and beauty of the palace but don't expect any luxurious comforts.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

my brother personaly went to kolhapur and booked hotel rooms for my niece's wedding in may 2011. they fixed rates and gave written confirmation of total amount. when we stayed they they said k room rates are higher and they started argueing with us. they didnt give us satisfactory service, according to them our budget was too low. on marriage day itself they asked us to leave rooms at the earliest. so we sent bride to hall to catch muhurat time and we again settled rates with hotel management. they spoiled our good mood. now we decided not to visit shalini palace again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

A genuine palace hotel @Rs 2500 is a fantastic deal. Shalini Palace has the grandeur and trappngs of a palace, with its spacious rooms, long balconies, sprawling grounds and it reaally felt grand to be staying there. We stayed in the Royal Suite on the first floor with a beautiful view of the lake and the gardens. The service was great. They even organised a masseure for us, from a nearby Spa in the city. Especially liked their bar, which is painted in maroon and gold and serve up cocktails @Rs 125. The property now belongs to the Indage Wines group and has been freshly painted and spruced up. If you're going to Kolhapur on holiday, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shalini Palace Hotel

Property: Shalini Palace Hotel
Address: Gagan Bawada Road, Kolhapur 416010, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Kolhapur District > Kolhapur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Kolhapur
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,500 - ₹ 8,000
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalini Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Also Known As:
Shalini Palace Hotel Kolhapur, Maharashtra

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