Tribes Style: Ultimate
- The home of the last Maharaja of Bikaner
- Collection of art and artefacts from around the globe
- Choice of room styles
- Rooftop swimming pool
- Large central courtyard
- Attentive, courteous staff
This opulent hotel celebrates the life of the last Maharaja of Bikaner, a colourful, well-travelled character as shown by the eclectic decor and furnishings including tribal artwork, colourful Portuguese tiles, ming vases, art deco artefacts, a vintage Morris Minor motor car and a bright red baby grand piano called Ella! The maharaja's house forms the core of the hotel, and to this new rooms have been added, in traditional Rajasthani style, providing mod cons for guests alongside echoes of a bygone era.
From the grand enrance to the imposing diwali chowk, the vast central courtyard, the hotel is lavish and rich in detail. There are lounges, halls, colonnaded terraces, verandas, a games room complete with a billiards table, refined tea lounge and elegant restaurant, all decorated to reflect different stages in the life of Narendra Singhji and evoking memories of his travels. Heading up to the roof you find a lovely terrace, sunny by day and bathed in atmospheric soft lighting after dark, with an infinty pool and dining area and views across the Bikaner skyline.
The style of the 82 guest rooms represents the varied tastes of the Maharaja. Some are traditional, some are steeped in Indian art deco, and others have a more contemporary feel. All are equipped with air conditioning, TV and minibar, and have modern bathrooms.
While here you can explore the city of Bikaner independently or through a tour arranged by hotel staff that takes in Junagarh Fort and museum and elaorately carved merhcants' havelis. Staff can also arrange breakfast by a lake and a sundowner trip to the sand dunes.
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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews
Stunning interiors, and eclectic collections and a bugler to welcome us on arrival. We had a very comfortable art deco room but didn't spend long enough in the hotel to properly test the facilities. We were, however, very satisfied with everything.
The Tribes Foundation
Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.
Lavish hotel centred on the home of the last Maharaja of Bikaner, full of fascinating objets d'art and with grand halls and lounges and a rooftop swimming pool.Learn more