Udai Kothi's impressive 4-storey facade is built in traditional Rajasthani style, with arched windows, balconies, corner turrets and pavilions. Within you'll find 21st century mod cons mixed with period furniture, antique photographs and crystal chandeliers.
The hotel is a short stroll from the centre of Udaipur, so all the sites are within easy reach. When you've had your fill of sightseeing and shopping you can return to the tranquillity of Udai Kothi, enjoying an invigorating swim in the rooftop pool, an indulgent soak in the jacuzzi and sitting in the cool of the palm court while taking in views of the lake. Meals are generally served on the open terrace and dinner by lamplight is particularly atmospheric. Other facilities include a spa and book shop.
Bedrooms reflect the overall style of the hotel, with elegant decor, large windows with window seats, local artwork and large pot plants. All are en-suite with modern bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Open: Udai Kothi is open all year. Location: Udai Kothi is near Lake Pichola, about half a kilometre from the old city centre, 3 kilometres from the railway station and 24 kilometres from the airport.
Rooms: The hotel has 42 guest rooms. There are deluxe and superior rooms and suites arranged across two different buildings, with views of the gardens, lake, Lake Palace or City Palace. All rooms have TV and en-suite bathrooms with a supply of toiletries. Some rooms have balconies.
Activities: The hotel is well located for sightseeing and shopping. Bicycles are offered free for guests to use for exploring further afield, and hotel staff can arrange boat trips on Lake Pichola.
Facilities: The rooftop terrace has a large swimming pool, a covered pavilion and a dining area. Thereâ€™s an indoor lounge-bar. There are pleasant gardens with lawns and flowering shrubs The spa offers a range of relaxing and stimulating treatments and thereâ€™s a gym for exercise. There is a book shop on site. The hotel has a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables. In room dining can be arranged on request.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi in public areas â€“ you are given a code and password on arrival.
"A very relaxed informal guest house with a wonderful rooftop restaurant & pool. Very friendly and efficient staff."