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Gajner Palace

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Experience royalty in this serene and quite hotel, located a bit outside of Bikaner. But it is worth that extra distance. You wake up to the sounds of the innumerable parrots. A walk around the lake during evening or morning is an experience by itself. Very co-operative staff. We asked for a early morning boat ride, so as to view the sunrise from the boat and the hotel staff made sure the boat was ready earlier than the scheduled time. Plenty of food options, great breakfast with Poori, Idly, Fruits. Matar Poha was the best of all.

Gajner Palace Hotel is about half an hour car ride away from Bikaner, Rajasthan. It is definitely out of nowhere. There is a large man made lake and sprawling garden with parakeets flying. The room where we stayed at was beautiful and comfortable. Service was immaculate with special mention of the Mirage Restaurant. Their Laal Maans - regional rajasthani prep of mutton in a spiced red curry was superb. When we arrived we were welcomed with a ring of flowers around our necks and a glass of rose cordial to drink. There is a turn down bed service. At 7 pm we were treated to local singing and dancing.

Historic palace built from red sandstone set in the peaceful country side on a man made lake. Rooms are comfortable with old English period furniture- large bathroom with lake views and air conditioned. Beautiful gardens to rest in or wander around. Just sit and view the lake. So relaxing and calming!! Lovely restaurant to eat in or dine in the open air beside the water. Cool and calming especially with a drink listening to a local folk music group. Opportunities for great photos a bonus.

Gajner Palace Hotel is a green oasis set in the middle of the desert, seemingly uncorrupted by civilization. Far beyond what we had even imagined. Not for people looking interested in partying, street food, shopping amidst the colorful and noisy, but enjoyable chaos, that signifies many places in Rajasthan. But is you enjoy a quiet getaway, surrounded with greenery, silence (which is often broken by parakeets and peacocks) and mind boggling food then it is very difficult to find a place that beats the Gajner Palace. The palace suddenly turns into a heavenly garden in the morning and late evenings with birds especially parakeets and peacoks all around the palace grounds. A decent folk music group and a quaint little oasis this turned out to be. Total value for money and time. Food quality was really good and Rooms were very good specious and clean. Front office staff very friendly and professional. Note that the hotel prices (especially drinks) reflect the remote nature of the hotel. The Laal Maas and Safed Maas will remain in our taste buds for a long time. The hotel website did mention that there were nature walks and other activities that could be availed during the stay. Cycling and nature walks would be highlight recommended given the vast expanses of the palace ground.

This palace hotel was amazing. Beautiful grounds and nice to take a row boat out on the lake. The restaurant is really good. Must try the Marsala Chai tea. Service is really good and the welcome was lovely too. The rooms are full of character too.

All services are excellent. Food quality was really good and Rooms were very good specious and clean. Front office staff very friendly and professional.. Traveler can do many things over here they have very nice lack so can do boat ride and can do jeep safari at Gajner Sanctuary. We highly recommend this property

Gajner Palace was second in our list on our road trip to rajasthan. Though we were a little sceptical about booking the place but it turned out to be a quaint little oasis in middle of nowhere. Its a grand property with a private lake and a huge wild life sanctuary. Food was amazing and the staff is very courteous and well trained. The rooms were ok but the you do not need to spend time in the rooms. Need to sit by the lakeside and enjoy the beuatiful evenings. The palace suddenly turns into a heavenely garden in late evenings with birds returning to their homes and bats coming out. Quite a few turtles and fish in the lake. A decent folk music group and a quaint litttle oasis this turned out to be. A total value for money and i ll be coming here again.

This place is the real deal. Hundreds of years old, oozing charm. Huge estate set immediately on the shores of a massive lake...with Indian and colonial influence. Warm and friendly feel with an overlay of silver service and a G&T delivered with a smile to your lake front balcony. The building feels like a place to explore and take-in. After so many "heritage palaces" that turn out to be newly built imitations...this was a teal treat. Could relax here for a few days or a few weeks...

If you come to Gajner Palace expecting a standard five star hotel you could be disappointed. Although it has all the amenities (air con, wifi) you have to remember you're in an historic building and allow yourself to step back into another era of hunting parties and tea dances. Yes, the wallpaper's peeling in places and the decor is dated but you'll struggle to find a more idyllic setting, watching the sun go down over the lake floating on a boat, sipping G&T in the courtyard watching local dancers, strolling through the gardens surrounded by peacocks and parakeets...go with the flow and you'll love it.

this was our 5th visit to this beautiful palace.it was again a mesmerizing experience, everything was perfect viz reception, welcome drink, garlands. we have visited many palaces but the folk artists performance was at par with any other group in rajasthan, our 3 and half year daughter enjoyed a lot with them. And above all food was aw sum specially their signature laal maans. Gajner always gives us beautiful memories to cherish. looking forward to come again soon...GOD BLESS GAJNER PALACE HOTEL..

P O Gajner Kolayat Gajner Rajasthan

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free bike rentals

Gajner Palace places you 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Gajner Lake. This 44-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Shri Laxminath Temple is also 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from this Gajner hotel.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Mirage Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 44 individually decorated accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms. 21-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, refrigerators, and minibars are other standard amenities.


Property features

Gajner Palace features free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. Helpful staff can provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a terrace, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Exclusive Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 641 reviews