When you are visiting the City of Lakes – Udaipur, may as well stay in a hotel that is on the Lake or on its bank for an experience to cherish! The Leela Palace Udaipur is one such place which is luxury personified and aptly located with some of the best views of Lake Pichola! Stayed here for only a day and trust me it just isn’t enough to soak in all the goodness this place had to offer !
The palace hotel is accessible via a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Get to the Leela Jetty and leave it to them to take care of hospitality. Decked up boat and upon reaching being welcomed by a tikka and keeping with the tradition, live folk singing. The lobby is simply stunning and true to its name, it invokes a sense of being in a palace.
The check-in process was quick and smooth, details were provided about the facilities, the hotel has to offer and were guided to our room. The room that we had booked was the Grand Heritage Lake View Room with Balcony and it was a perfect choice. The room was excellent. Spacious, Light control switches suited to preference, Work desk, magazines, mini-bar and so on.
The best part of the room was the balcony view. It was everything – pool view, palace view, lake view etc etc etc ! Both day and night views were equally stunning.
And not to forget lots of pigeons for company !
Sunil was our assigned butler and he made us feel at home ! Always open to our needs, bringing chocolates for my son with his name engraved, guiding us through the facilities in the room and since we were there on the eve of the Independence Day, he also got us sweets presented in the form of the national flag !
After settling in , it was time to explore the place a bit, and when you have a kid – its off to the kid’s room first. Good play area with toys and games to have fun with. As with many hotels in Rajasthan, folk performances are an integral part showcasing the state’s culture as well as a great evening entertainment for the folk’s staying here. We were actually looking forward to, especially after we were shown the open area where the performances will take place but to our disappointment, the Rain Gods had other plans and so the show was moved to one of the Banquet halls – nevertheless the experience lived up to expectations !
Every nook and corner of the palace hotel is well thought of. The pathway leading to the rooms, the spa area, the common or the lobby area in each floor is a story in itself !
And finally the food part ! We dined at the ‘Dining Room‘ for all our meals -breakfast, lunch and dinner. While breakfast was a buffet, lunch and dinner we opted for Ala-Carte. Great variety on the menu, multi-cuisine as well as good alcoholic beverages option as well. Everything that we ate was high on taste. No complaints !
Check-out process was smooth, we had requested for a cab drop to airport which they had it covered and ready on-time as well. Overall a great place to stay in the city of lakes !
Here’s the link to the hotel’s website – https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-udaipur/the-leela-palace-hotel-udaipur/