Karni Bhawan Palace3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a nice place to stay, but only if u are on a leisure trip. Its far from the city area, u hardly get commuting options. Food is a on costlier side. So be prepared to shell more money to satisfy ur hunger. Though food quality is very good. Must try masala omlett and vegetable / non-vegetarian platter. Very polite and co-operative staff.. I would recommend this place only if u have ur own vehicle and u r travelling on a vacation.
Visited this place for a quick meeting. A quite, boutique property with huge gardens, big size rooms and large washrooms. They have a small conference hall as well suitable for business meetings. Tried coffee which was really tasty along with great hospitality from the staff. Met the GM-Mr. Raghuveer Singh as well who was been very humble. Had a nice time.
Enormous rooms with palace styled furniture. Very old and dilapidated bathrooms. The space and the ambience of the place compensate for the bathrooms! Lovely dinner in lovely lounge with atmosphere galore A lovely place to stay. The reception of the hotel needs to be changed - shocking At first we thought it was a guard room
My wife and I only spent one night at this hotel on our way from Jaipur to Jaisalmer and were the only guests that night. The building once used to be the home of a very wealthy family before it was converted into a hotel. They gave us a very large room with antiquated furniture, separate dressing room and a large bath. Although we thought that such a large room was unusual for a hotel we felt very comfortable and enjoyed the fantastic Indian food which we were served both at dinner and at breakfast. The next morning the entire palace and garden were set up to accommodate a large wedding party of several hundred people. This was probably their main business and explains why their food was so delicious. Our tour operator had selected Bikaner for a stopover to visit the magnificent fort which served as the former residence of the maharadschas ruling Bikaner from the early 1800s onwards, the magnificent houses and mansions of the old town as well as the only scientific camel breeding institution in India. All three points of interest were very much worth visiting. What we liked best about the "Karni Bhawan"was its great cuisine and its extremely friendly and helpful staff.
A pleasent suprise that this was the home of Maharaja Karni Singh (the Maharaja of Bikaner!) which has been converted into a hotel. A very memorable experience. Exceptional service and we received a very warm and traditional welcome by the hotel staff. The staff made sure that we were comfortable at all times and were efficient in acceeding to our requests. The ambience was very vintage and transports one back in time! We enjoyed our stay and will use it again when in Bikaner!
A nice art deco design but the hotel is a little tired in its fittings and furnishings - and some of the towels looked as though they were made during the art deco period. The food was very tasty, and the in-room dining service was excellent. The wifi is free and available, but we had very frequent drop outs. The room was comfortable enough, but it was impossible to shower without flooding the bathroom floor.
A striking and large art deco building, for which the upkeep must be a nightmare! I loved the decor, but I have to say the place does look a bit tired and could probably do with some serious money spending on it. Our room was huge - biggest hotel room I've stayed in. One couple on our tour had an even bigger room. Conversely, I saw a single room which looked a bit poky. The decor and furnishings are definitely of a bygone era but that didn't bother me as they were in keeping with the character of the place. Room was comfortable and quiet (apart from pigeons on the window sill outside grrrr). Staff were courteous and attentive, and I thought the breakfast was really good. There were 13 of us including the guide, and it did feel like we were rattling around in there. Location is about 2 miles north east of the centre of Bikaner. Definitely not walkable but no issue for us as we had a tour bus to ferry us around. One downside was that the wifi was unreliable - I'm not sure this was the hotel's fault.
For an overnight stop this was satisfactory. The room was very large, bt full of furniture from the 1950s. The bed was comfortable and there was alll that was necessary for an overnight stop. The hotel was not too far from the town centre, a short tuk-tuk ride, but you could not really walk to the centre. Breakfast was well-served and good, unfortunately the early morning call was missed, which made us rush.
Art deco 1950s palace. Thorough enjoyed lounging on the divan and feeling like a princess. Did a good job on breakfast and very clean. Neighborhood safe for walking and near a good park for morning walking.
This hotel is trying to offer something it cannot unless it spends some money and carries out a lot of renovation maintenance work. It is using old style furniture which, in our room, was dirty and stained, poorly maintained, broken, and/or damaged. The sheets did not fit the huge bed which just made for an uncomfortable night. The room was big with high ceilings and cold when we arrived. But the staff could not find a second heater for us, despite the hotel being empty of any other guests. The wedding anniversary in the gardens thankfully finished around 10pm, but unfortunately the staff were then bringing the tables and chairs back into the hotel and stacking them outside our room well after midnight. We sat and drank a beer in the garden one afternoon, but felt uneasy by the large number of stray dogs. The food in the restaurant on the first night was fine, but sharing the restaurant only with a waiter looking over our shoulder was sad. Our worst stay of 3 weeks touring around Rajasthan and the only place were we had any stomach upset. Not impressed - not recommended.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
Located 3 mi (4.8 km) from Shri Laxminath Temple, Karni Bhawan Palace is within a 15-minute drive of Junaghar Fort. This 12-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. In central Bikaner, the hotel is also close to Ganga Government Museum.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All of Karni Bhawan Palace's 12 air-conditioned rooms provide washers/dryers, minibars, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free newspapers, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.
Guests of Karni Bhawan Palace enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and free newspapers. Free parking is available if you drive. Helpful staff can provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a garden and barbecue grills.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 77 reviews