This place is really unique: the location is fabulous, and the hotel facilities (spa, pools,... See full review
Feb 12, 2013
Key Selling Points Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens - perched above the skyline of Jodhpur -rises the imposing faade of Umaid Bhawan Palace - the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world - now a Taj Luxury Hotel. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji - the grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur - Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji - this golden - yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale in the fashionable and grand Art - Deco style was completed in 1943 and has served as the principal residence of Jodhpurs Royal family - complete with exotic murals of the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin. Designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester - the Palace is a blend of Eastern and Western architectural influences. Its 105 feet high - central cupola is influenced by the Renaissance age - whilst the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition.
JODHPUR DOMESTIC AIRPORT, (JDH), 5.00, KM, S;
Resort, SET ADMIDST 26 ACRES OF GARDENS- RISING ABOVE JODHPURS SKYLINE-
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Fitness center or spa
Car rental desk
Doctor on call
AM/FM alarm clock
Nearby points of interest
Umaid Bhawan Palace: 0.6 mi
PILLARS is open from 6AM to 11PM, whicih is open daily. It is a Lounge. The types of cuisines that are served are American/ Italian/ Japanese/ Chinese/ Continental/ French/I ndian/ and Seafood.
Breakfast- Lunch- and Dinner are served here. Suitable attire
RISALA is open from 11AM to 11PM. This is a restaurant. The cuisines served here are American/ Italian/ Chinese/ Continental/ French/ Indian/ and Seafood. Breakfast/ Lunch/ and Dinner is served. Suitable attire is FORMAL / CASUAL. Reservations are not
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The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
This place is really unique: the location is fabulous, and the hotel facilities (spa, pools, gardens, restaurants, tennis, gym etc) are all beautifully maintained.
When arriving, we were upgraded to one of the Historical rooms, which is the size
of a small apart. We liked the hotel so much that we decided to stay an extra day.
Being non-Indian, the staff really went an extra mile to show and teach us what the Indian cuisine was about. For instance we were given complimentary tasters of menu items we informed about, but did not choose.
All over the hotel, the staff has a great mindset, and they really care about making your stay as good as possible. A strong point, is that they are even thinking pro-actively. In summary, you are feeling like a Maharadja.
I have visited some other Tay properties, and this one is the most authentic and unique in my opinion.
What could improve: (i)internet should be complimentary. (ii)They should be more honest about the taxi options. When i required what if they could arrange transport to the next place on our itinerary, their quote was double the quote of my travel agent, and triple the quote of my guide book... (iii)cocktails are of low quality (which they are not at Tay Jaipur)