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.
- Also Known As:
- Shalini Palace Hotel Kolhapur, Maharashtra