The Fateh Prakesh Palace Hotel is a part of the City Palace complex in the heart of Udaipur, built in the early 20th century during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singhji, now operated by the HRH group under the stewardship of the current Maharana of Udaipur.
The hotel consists of two separate parts, with 7 suites with the palace itself, and 21 dovecote rooms in a separate wing. The palace itself is famous for its exquisite chandeliers, fine paintings and unique crystals, and all the suites are decorated with period furniture and authentic paintings. The dovecote rooms have a separate entrance leading to a newly renovated wing, with most of the rooms face Lake Pichola with great views over the lake and to the Aruvali hills beyond.
Fateh Prakesh has its own bar and restaurant and also has access to the facilities of the adjacent Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, also within the City Palace complex and just a few minutes walk way. This includes a second restaurant, swimming pool and ayuverdic massage centre.
Open: Fateh Prakesh is open all year.
Location: Fateh Prakesh is part of the large Shiv Niwas (city palace) complex in Udaipur, situated on the eastern shores of Lake Pichola. The airport is about 28kms away and the train station just 2kms from the hotel.
Rooms: There are 21 rooms and 45 suites. All have private sitting areas, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, TV, minibar, internet access and en-suite bathroom. Suites also have period furniture and original artwork. There is 24 hour room service.
Activities: City sightseeing, boat cruises on Lake Pichola, shopping.
Facilities: The main restaurant, the Sunset Terrace, is al fresco venue with a varied menu. Bar serves afternoon tea as well as a range of cold drinks. There are additional dining options within the Shiv Niwas complex and on Jagmandir Island on the lake. The hotel provides a currency exchange service, laundry and travel desk. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a large deck and a spa offering a range of therapeutic and beauty treatments. In addition there is a gym, steam room, squash court and billiards room. The Maharana Mewar Special Library can be accessed on request.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in a variety of venues.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There is a baby-sitting service.
Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms and in public areas.
"Unfortunately, this whole Palace complex was in the middle of a massive building programme. which was noisy and dusty. This was probably the least impressive hotel of the trip although, when the building work is finished, it will be fine. The location is good."