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Nadesar Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

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We arrived a little early for our two night stay and our room wasn’t ready. For the first to ever we were offered horse carriage tour of the grounds to pass thetime. Were told it was the one Queen Elizabeth used and the coachman was the third generation of his family o be the coachman at the Palace.The grounds were extensive and well tended and well worth a visit. Our suite was very large with a large day sitting room, a large bedroom with four poster bed, a large bathroom with towel warmer (??) and a gigantic terrace, which was shared with some other rooms, but we never saw anyone, but then again we never used it. Service throughout the hotel was of the highest standard, efficient, friendly but not presumptuous. We dined in the hotel on our first night. We wanted to dine in the open air but the three tables were taken, it was no problem, a table was immediately moved and we were still some way from the nearest diners. The setting was wonderful overlooking a fountain, the gardens and a white marble summerhouse in the distance. The food was excellent, although the menu was a little limited. In fact the next night we fined in the sister hotel next door, which has a more extensive Indian menu. Although the food was good, unfortunately it tends to cater for large groups and the noise level was awful, one immediately realised why one was paying the extra for the Palace. One of the nicest things about this type of hotel in India is once the gates close, one leaves behind the noise and mayhem of outside. In the case of the Nedesar Palace, this happens twice,first gate from outside and second gate from large scale tourism. Inside is perfect peace and tranquility. Quite lovely.

The hotel is of course stunning, but it is the people who make it truly special. The staff were all very gracious and attentive, and although we were only there for one night, we made many connections I will take with me. A special thank you to Dheeraj for the thoughtful yoga practice in the morning-I was in very good hands. And speaking of hands, Hussain at the Jiva spa has amazing healing hands and I particularly recommend the Champi head massage. Thank you to Padma for arranging everything. Other people who made our stay special included Nasim, who took the time as part of a carriage ride to introduce us to all the trees, plants and produce growing on the property, and the musicians who both played beautifully and attempted to teach us to play their instruments (even harder than you can imagine). Overall a beautiful oasis in Varanasi.

After finishing work perfect place to relax.And u wake to bells of Temple just adjacent is so soothing.You dont need an alarm to wake up. So courteous staff that they make u completely comfortable.Though stay was breif but thoroughly enjoyed it.

Loved it!! Great service-very comfortable. Great staff. Close to old Varanasi but far enough to feel relaxed. Excellent spa treatments!! Very accommodating at the restaurant. And a rose petal bath poured for you at turn down!! Just lovely!

Location of Nadesar palace is pretty close to ancient city of Kashi ( Dashwamedh Ghat). Right from the second we entered we received a welcome experience that can only be expected from an old place like Nadesar palace, with a Pandit clad in saffron and in a booming voice chanting mantras with pomp and a girl smiling putting a garland. While we waited for our Id's to get scanned Shubhangi was nice enough to give us a brief story of this ancient palace it's place in history and the legend associated with it's name. She seemed well versed and being a local knew a quite about the local area. I was definitely awed by the grandeur of my room, 'The Benaras suite' . What stood out in the room were the retro switches that they were still using, and their beautiful bathroom. I'm a 6'3" guy and it makes me particularly happy to see a big bathtub, Overall the room had a very old otherworldly charm attached to it. After that I left for a visit to ancient Kashi Vishwanath temple's aarti, that pooja ceremony on the holy ganges with thousands of spectators is a beauty in itself. Observing that aarti on ganges was like witnessing the soul of the universe itself in motion and is definitely a must if you're coming to Nadesar . When I returned back the hotel for dinner I noticed the two musicians serenading on Sitar & Tabla in the dinner area, Their names were Mishras but what stood out was, once they were done performing I engaged them in a conversation and boy they were they proud of their heritage. It was nice to see how happy they were in giving me a short history lesson on old Banarasi music. Next day The breakfast spread is short and sweet with a live flutist and options are on a la carte. In the afternoon Palash was eager and helpful in arranging a short ride on their 180 year old horse carriage and then a nice game of golf on their lawns. Overall, Nadesar Palace is a beutiful place to stay if you are a history buff and wants to stay in a hotel which has courted people from Mountbatten to Nehru to Indian monarchs, and before I finish don't forget to try their evening tea experience in which they serve hot Indian chai in local kulhad cups, while you overlook multiple peacocks in their gardens.

A hidden palace among the busy streets or Varanasi! The rooms are Royal as well as the over property grounds. The location is prime as it allowed me to journey anywhere in Varanasi from this hotel. Highly recommended and I would stay here again.

I couldn't fault the hotel in any aspect. It was delightful. My surprise was I stayed in the Nauru Suite. My guide took care of the staff with gratitude's. The hotel was in close vicinity to all historical sites and museums.

This hotel is situated very conveniently in the centre of Varanasi. Varanasi is well connected by air from most major cities of India as also with countries like Sri Lanka. Nadesar Palace Hotel has lot of history behind it. Each suite is named after a King/Nawab/Well known leader who has stayed there. on arrival at the Palace hotel you are welcomed with chants of religious hymns/prayers by the palace priest. In fact, you start experiencing the pampering no sooner you exit the airport. The staff receiving at the airport are well trained and courteous, ready to pamper you. The suites are spacious and give a feel and touch of a palace. Palace is surrounded by acres and acres of lush green lawns/gardens with a wide variety of trees, flowers and birds including peacocks. The sit out area, which is common between two rooms is large and apart from sofas has a marble throne like seat. Food is excellent though the choice a bit limited. Breakfast is made to order but there is no buffet, obviously, because the number of guests are limited. There is nice luxurious spa on the premise. Worth experiencing once.

If you have ever wanted to experience living like royalty this is the place to bring that to reality. The place is majestic with an inner calmness and beauty that one often dreams about. The historical rooms are truly that - a step into history sleeping in the rooms where royalty and presidents have walked, flicking through the guest book and seeing the Queen and Prince philip's signatures of their stay here in 1961 alongside Mountbatten after independence are touching history itself. The staff here are wonderful the food amazing the rooms divine and the gardens alike to paintings. This is an oasis of beauty and calm hidden amongst the noise and cultivated chaos of Varanasi

This hotel gave us the warmest welcome and farewell I think I have experience anywhere. All the staff was lovely and friendly. With only 10 rooms you get a very intimate and luxurious feel. Be sure to look out for peacocks while you lounge at the pool and the masala eggs are amazing! The hotel is a bit out from the main city area but you truly feel like you are in an oasis after the hectic vibe of the city

Nadesar Palace Grounds Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a mile (2 km) of JVH Mall, Nadesar Palace is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bharat Mata. This 10-room, 5-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. In central Varanasi, the hotel is also close to Vishwanatha Temple and Sri Annapoorani Devi Temple.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Palace Indian Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Nadesar Palace's 10 air-conditioned rooms provide fireplaces, minibars, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Nadesar Palace have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free valet parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Historical Suite, Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 325 reviews