When on a vacation with family, the place of stay becomes an important aspect. After scrolling through multiple hotels and resorts, Radisson Blu seemed to meet our requirements while planning our trip to the city of lakes – Udaipur. Being a member of their loyalty program – Radisson Rewards – added weight-age in choosing this resort as well.
We arrived in the city at around 2 pm, from the airport, it takes almost an hour to reach the resort which worked out perfectly because their check-in time was 3 PM. The entrance and the lobby are grand and eye-pleasing. The visuals are stunning when the lights come-on. The chandeliers in the lobby add a beautiful touch
On arrival, we were made comfortable on a Lobby Sofa with a welcome drink while the check-in formalities were being completed. It probably took around 10 mins to complete and we were guided to our room. We had booked a Superior Category guest room which was a level down from the lobby. The pathway leading to the rooms felt a little suffocating with a weird smell though it was only for a few moments.
The Room itself though turned out to be good. Spacious enough and well maintained. Simple decor. Work desk provided. Kids play area and the pool was the view from this room. Basic amenities like iron box, locker, kettle, toiletries kit were provided. Complimentary fruits on the table included. They had a mini bar but it was empty, they did not have any purchasable items. Things that could have been better were the pillows which were too soft for my liking and the bathroom with stagnant water which never seem to dry out.
The Resort is apparently famous for hosting Wedding events and their marketing also is focused more on the same. Thankfully there were no weddings happening during our stay which meant a lot of open spaces to explore. They did have events planned for the guests though ranging from camel rides to folk dances and puppet shows which are common things to do in Rajasthan.
We also got a chance to dine-in in a couple of restaurants in the property. The Neel Mahal was their all day dining restaurant which is where we opted to have lunch once and it was also where the breakfast buffet was served during the course of our stay here. The Ala Carte menu had a good variety going. Breakfast Buffet had a bit of everything going from Indian to Continental and was worth it. Coffee was excellent here. Omelette and Dosa’s were prepared well.Service was quick, Sunil was the wait staff that we were pretty impressed with and was always happy to clarify any queries or to take care of our requirements.
Aravalli – Lakeview was their roof top restaurant with a lake view. Ambience is soothing with open sky and the moon bright white in all its glory. There is nothing from a lake view standpoint as there was not much water in the Fateh Sagar lake and it was dark all around. The food and service stood out. This resto is open only in the night.
It was a good stay of 3 days here and ended well with a smooth Check-out process. Overall recommended !