Super Deluxe Room Single with Breakfast
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Super deluxe Single Room
Sat, 21 Jan – Sun, 22 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Super deluxe Single Room
Super Deluxe Room
Suite Room Single
(based on 366 reviews)
We had booked to stay here for a night just after the end of the Fair, so Pushkar was by no means as frantic or noisy as it must have been during this period. That said, it is hardly a restful place; the hotel's location on the lake at the edge of the town is admirable, but there is a fair amount of noise and activity through the night, on the face of it, year-round. Sleep is interrupted by sundry chanting, calls to prayer from the mosque, as well as howling dogs (although these may well be asleep on warmer nights). The corner of the hotel furthest from the town is also the location of what appeared to be the local debating society, just to add to the cacophony. We had no problem with the reception, nor indeed the support staff, but there is clearly an attitude problem with those in the restaurant, who have quite reasonably been labelled as "surly" by other contributors. Just don't question whether your lime soda is plain and not sweet; Mr "Far from Sweet" will give you a glare to remember. There is a major attitude problem here; perhaps the waiters think that they are not receiving enough in the way of tips, but if so they might want to consider why this is the case.
We checked in at 6 pm just for the night. Though we were well aware of what we were opting for, we still took up this hotel because it is so centrally located. Other than location, a few points to consider and weigh before booking The view from the terrace is absolutely amazing. Check out time is 10 am Meals; no good. But the tariff Is all inclusive so one does not have the option to take a plan sans the meals. If you attending the fair and have a car, your car will be parked at Jagat Palace, which is a few kms away and outside the city center. If you have a driver, there is no accommodation for him. At night, the music doesn't stop till around 2 am and restarts very early morning. There is a lot of light coming into the room. The bed quality itself is not bad but it's difficult to get sleep.
The Pushkar Palace is a heritage hotel and staying here is fascinating, if a bit like feeling you've stumbled into a different era. Walls are decorated with faded sepia prints of moustached maharajahs and hunting scenes, some dating back to the very early 1900s. Some of the stained worn tablecloths in the dining rooms probably also dated from that era. Rooms are furnished with Victorian dressing tables and interesting Indo/Anglo ornate antique pieces, many have splendidly carved four poster beds. Bathrooms are antiquated but serviceable. The hotel is a long rectangle enclosing a pleasant garden and breakfast and lunch can be taken there or in a series of cosy dining rooms. Dinner is served on the rooftop terrace which offers spectacular views of the lake and town and surrounding hills. In fact the views from all rooms except those on the ground floor is wonderful but photography of the lake from the hotel is strictly prohibited. We stayed during the camel fair,obviously a busy period and staff seemed somewhat brusque with hovering waiters urging us through our meals. I have to agree that "surly" does come to mind though domestic staff were helpful and friendly, particularly the impressive door keeper. Our meals were included and the pure vegetarian food was good. Pushkar is a sacred site and no alcohol is served. We enjoyed our stay very much and the Raj era ambience adds to the charm.
This could be a real gem with a great location and old world charm. It is let down by abysmal restaurant staff who are rude and surly, grubby unironed linen and a tasteless bland menu for all meals which is buffet help yourself. They are currently charging customers 106 rupees for a bottle of water including those in the rooms that is charged at 30 rupees nearby, and I asked reception why. Appears the owners only levy charges for water during the camel fair, other times it is free. Nice touch eh? We have tasted bland unappetising food in several countries but this place wins first place. The surly rudeness of the staff is unforgiveable. I have told the nearest person to a manager of our experience who apologised. Moral of our tale is buy all your water and meals away from hotel . There are very good places just a few paces away. A real shame as there is real potential for excellence.
Stayed here for four nights. The place to stay in pushkar. Rooms were good but the staff was exellent! Very helpfull and friendly. View to the lake from restaurant is magical. Couldnt get better service.
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