This is a delightful hotel. There are not many rooms and ours was huge and beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. After arriving and depositing our bags we went to look at the vintage car collection belonging to the former Maharajah. Unfortunately we were unable to view the interiors but it was interesting. We were also shown the Maharajah's train carriage and were able to walk through - which was lovely. Unfortunately, when we went up to our room, hot and tired from the day - there was insufficient hot water to even wash my hair - let alone shower! My husband waited about for about 20 minutes, but his shower was very cold too! Dinner is served in a dining room with a large table and a few smaller ones. Evidentally the guests eat whatever the Maharajah is eating that night - which was delicious, although I was unable to eat some of the dishes as they were very creamy and I'm lactose intolerant. The waiters could not understand when I didn't want a whole bowl of the soup - or the yoghurt - so I had a taste. However, I would recommend that anyone with real allergies contact the hotel prior to arriving to see what could be done about the food. There were plenty of choices and what I could eat was absolutely delicious - so in fact I did not feel hungry. Our bedroom was full of mosquitoes - but we requested that it be sprayed and this had been done by the time we went back upstairs. The following morning we had quite an early start and so requested breakfast at 7.15am. We were assured this would be fine - but when we went downstairs we found the dining room in darkness! We saw someone in the kitchen but unfortunately they spoke no English. It took about 15 minutes for someone to arrive to serve us breakfast. Breakfast was good, although my husband does not like a cooked breakfast and he was limited to toast and jam! The hotel is absolutely stunning with amazing sitting room areas and beautiful bedrooms. I would recommend it, provided there was hot water!