RAAS Devigarh3.5 out of 5.0
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While staying at the Oberoi Udaivilas, my husband and I ventured with our private guide to the outskirts of Udaipur to see the Eklingji Temple. Afterward, we drove maybe 5-10 min to have lunch at the Raas Devigarh hotel. The hotel blew us away. We were so impressed, we asked for a site tour before our lunch. After a short delay, we were shown the whole of the hotel, a former noble's palace now run by Raas Hotels. The pool is spectacular and with amazing views (and more steps than some might like!). The jacuzzi has an incredible location and tremendous views. The restaurant (on 3rd terrace level) is all white and beautiful, and also has amazing views. Inside the palace portion of the hotel, there was one spectacular space after another. I couldn't keep track, there were so many! The views onto the surrounding town were also amazing. It was some of the most beautiful countryside we saw throughout all our travels in India. Truly sublime. Room We only got to see one room, an unusual configuration double if ever I saw one. The rest of the rooms were occupied! The beds were on a raised level, almost loft level, while the rest of the room was on the lower level, including the bath. You clearly need to have a travel agent who knows these rooms, or rely on the hotel staff to take photos so you get what you want! There also were garden suites on the level below and adjacent to the pool deck--these used to be the stables. These obviously will appeal to those who don't want to climb! Dining Our lunch was superb--and the restaurant here had the best selection of good wines that we found in all of India! As mentioned above, the restaurant was also very serene and beautiful...with views to die for. Location Delwara, where the hotel is located, is one of the rare adorable villages that we saw while in India. The pastoral area surrounding the village and hotel are sublime--truly a magical place. You can see down onto the rooftops and streets of Delwara, seeing the daily life going on in the village, all while relaxing in the height of luxury. Service Service for our lunch and for our site tour were very good. It's hard to judge overall hotel service, but my guess is that it is to a pretty high standard! Overall We wouldn't hesitate: on any return to the Udaipur area, this is unquestionably the place where we would stay. The Oberoi Udaivilas is wonderful, and perhaps will be to a higher service standard...but this Raas Devigarh is about as authentic India as you can get at a luxury level in our opinions!
We are sad to leave tomorrow😔😔😔.... Such a peaceful and beautiful place... We are staying in garden suite... Massive bedroom, large hallway and spacious bathroom... And fabulous patio.. Marble everywhere... No kitchen... My kind of 1 bed, hall and bathroom flat... Not a basic accommodation!!!! Have stayed in 5 star hotels where you can not walk as no room to unpack or put your suitcases... This hotel/ palace is best in every way... Vaishanavi, Sakshi were really friendly and helpful... I mentioned to Vaishnavi that my husband has lot of muscle pain... And guess what.... She gave him a spray which he used and felt much better... I am so happy that I spent 3 nights here.. Wish there were more...very happy with breakfast and dinner... We were not hungry to try lunch 😳😳😳😳.. Oh yes...did not order desserts ...so we were given that ..complimentary... Brilliant... Can not praise the hotel/ palace enough...
From the moment you drive into the hotel and are greeted by a smiling beautiful member of staff, as you walk under the arch and are showered with rose petals, you know you are staying at a very special place. This attention to detail is a theme of the hotel. We had a garden room, which were the old stables, which was well designed with a private outside sitting area, a small lounge area, bedroom and the most enormous bathroom.No views. However we did go for a tour of the palace and although I did not see into the rooms I would advise paying the extra for a room here, to get the full Indian Palace experience, plus views. The whole hotel is beautifully developed, integrating the palace and the more modern pool area. They have a small gym, with the running machines facing the view, plus a spa, which we did not have time to use! Service is excellent, food in the restaurant and by the pool was very good too. The first night we had a butter chicken and mixed vegetable curry with breads, this was one of my best Indian meals in my 2 week trip. Plus a super sweet but very good Indian steamed desert! For the second night we pre-ordered a 7 hour slow cooked lamb shank with black daal and breads. The wine, as in the rest of India was not very good and expensive! TIP: If you are staying in the garden rooms, make sure you do a tour of the palace, plus do not miss the fantastic lounge bar in the palace open to all guests. Perfect hotel in every way.
We've been lucky enough to stay in some superb hotels on this special family trip. But our favourite was RAAS Devigarh - an outstanding hotel in a small fortified 18th century palace on a hill, overlooking the village of Delwara, beautiful green farmland and the dramatic Aravali hills. Our rooms were large and comfortable with great views. The staff were outstanding - very friendly, helpful and very well trained too. The food was exceptional and the wine much better (and more reasonably priced than in most places we stayed.) You can take bikes for a ride around the village and local countryside; have a guided tour of the palace; enjoy the excellent spa and swimming pool; or do the guided walk around Delwara. Or just sit and watch the village waking up in the morning or the sun setting over the hills at the end of the day. It's about 25k out of Udaipur so you need a car and driver.
This is a gorgeous property, full of interest. The hotel is large and on many levels, it's a pleasure to walk around exploring its different aspects. We stayed in an Aravalli Suite and it was a good size, with a little sitting room as well as good sized bedroom. The bathroom had a rather odd sunken bath and shower which might be difficult to get i and out of if you weren't as fit and lithe as us. The restaurant serves good food at dinner and the buffet breakfasts are plentiful and of good quality. The service is always efficientand friendly. We were in Udaipur for sightseeing but we did manage to spend half a day around the pool and it was great to relax in 80 degree+ temperatures in January. The food served around the pool was rather good too, I had a very nice Indian chicken wrap/roll. The Spa is very clean and my wife had a fantastic massage there. I walked to the local town, Delwara, a few times - it's about a mile each way, a good walk to stretch one's legs before breakfast. I also cycled around the village below the hotel and that was a fascinating way to spend a few hours. I was lucky to run into the hotel barman Kulram (?) on his motorbike and he took me to the nearby lake that I couldn't find the way to, so thanks to him. In conclusion the hotel is lovely and would get top marks but for three things: First they do allow children to stay there and it only takles one noisy small child to take away the feeling of peace and tranquility here Second there are quite a few religious sites nearby the hotel which makes for interesting sightseeing BUT it also means that the local mosque's Adhan may wake you before sunrise with the Salat al-fajr. The latter Adhans are not so disruptive but the chanting coming from the local Hindu temples is also quite loud if you're trying to relax by the pool. To be honest I didn't find this noise that irritating but other guests did The final issue we had was when the hotel had a wifi issue in a few rooms, including ours. Loss of wifi is not the end of the world but I was immensely irritated by the hotel staff's inability to tell me, the customer, what the problem was and what could be done to solve the problem, and when. I wasted too much time trying to get to the bottom of this issue, time that I could have better spent enjoying the hotel and its surroundings. So rather than an Excellent rating, it's a Very Good one from me.
I stayed for 3 nights at this beautiful resort. I can't praise the service enough, extremely courteous and friendly..the rooms are beautifully decorated and very spacious. Personally I feel they could rotate the menu a bit..it is made more for the western palate...though they were more than willing to accommodate my requests ... food is of good quality ...
I would highly recommend Raas Devigarh Palace hotel for stay in Udaipur. Its a quite peaceful and quiet hotel as it is located away from the city. Its rooms offer great views as it is built on a hill. Converted from an original palace you get the full experience of a palace hotel. No room is the same with each offering its own charm. The rooms itself are huge and comfortable. The food is outstanding. You can choose to eat at the bar or the restaurant. Both have an surreal ambiance perfect for a relaxing meal. The hotel offers all facilities including a heated pool (for the winters), gym and spa. Service is top class!!
A wonderful carefully restored palace offering luxury accommodation in a beautiful location. The staff were very welcoming and most were from the local village of which they are very proud to tell you about. From poolside to the bar, the dining room and breakfast service nothing was too much trouble. The chefs attention to his guests was wonderful and his passion came across for his cooking of local foods Take your time and arrange a guided tour or the palace to feel the history of Devigarh We only managed one yoga class but this was excellent and the the view during our class added to our relaxation The pashminas on display in the shop were amazing and such a passion the shop staff had for their products, only so much room in a suitcase or an extra pashmina.
From the limited time we spent at the hotel, all of my guests find it very enchanting at first sight. It was a bit far from Udaipur city (around one hour drive) and that's why I believe it would be a better experience if people spend more time to really feel the heritage of this hotel. In the room, the decor is on the simpler side, but No.9-15 rooms all have a small patio with lounge chairs, perfect for a lazy morning! However, in some of the rooms, the socket and the phone didn't work, so that took some time to be fixed. Other than that, the staff helped us with almost all our needs! We just wished we had more time to spend there.
The hotel is beautiful amid the aravelli hills not far from Udaipur. We went for lunch and sat on the terrace with stunning views. There is a choice of international and Indian food. We chose Indian. Delicious well cooked laal maas and chicken jodhpuri. Service was excellent professional and friendly. Our waiter had a very good sense of humour. A really wonderful day.
RAAS Devigarh places you 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Eklingji Temple and 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Sahastra Bahu Temple. This 39-room, 3.5-star resort has free breakfast along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Srinathji Temple is also within a 30-minute drive.
Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
The 39 air-conditioned accommodations afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Fireplaces, sofa beds, and minibars are other standard amenities.
Guests of RAAS Devigarh enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 3000.00 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 576 reviews