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Fri, 20 Jan – Sat, 21 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
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very good location.excellent staff.good restaurant.
everything was good, nice.
(based on 24 reviews)
The Hotel Govindam Palace is authentic Indian charm, slightly faded but, situated in perfectly in the middle of the city's tourist center. The hotel is just off a street in it's own courtyard, much of that a parking garage, which was good for us because our driver wanted a couple of days off to go by bus to a family wedding. The hotel has an aged elevator and the room boys would nip up or down to close the door so it would come when called. The hotel had a rooftop restaurant was bare but had amazing views day and night. The Govindam was a great to be able to go back to when you needed to get out of the heat of the day and rush of people. After Jaipur and Jodhpur we actually found Udaipur to be easier to navigate as many of the streets and alleys around the lake were gated off from auto rickshaws and even motorcycles. We walked the streets and sampled tourist fare like pancakes with nutella and maple syrup, and a sizzling brownie -- served in flaming chocolate sauce. Okay, that is not India or Indian, but Udaipur is unrepentantly Bollywood India, most movies having at least some gratuitous shots of the Lake Palace. The James Bond movie Octopussy was shot here and plays constantly in some restaurants. Getting sick is almost unavoidable if you travel India. This was not a bad place to be sick. We could get out for small walks. On one we saw an older Rajasthani man with a blanket on the street and a small selection of trinkets for sale on the blanket, all surrounded by his family. Beside him he had a couple of musical instruments. I knelt down and pulled out some money and held it beside my camera. He picked up an iIndian stringed instrument and began to play. He played well and the music was beautiful. It, however woke up his sleeping grandson who threw something at him. The man's wife and daughter in law stepped in but the boy had run into his father's arms -- the father sitting behind the old man who was playing. I got about a minute and a half of video of beautiful music and this family tableau playing out in the background. I payed well for it.
We stayed in Udaipur for 3 nights, were glad we stayed here. The location is great, really close to the city palace and a good base for everything. The rooms were clean, there was even a lift which was a luxury for us. Food not amazing but decent. The staff were really smiley and helpful. We really enjoyed Udaipur as a city aswell, great place to chill out.
I visited here with my partner and had a pretty negative experience. We did not book this place ourselves as it was through a tour we had booked. We were expecting something a bit better. I understand that is not the hotels problem but the tour operator's, bus the quality of the room was disappointing, not clean, bathroom had been very poorly fixed numerous time and was again, filthy. Even for budget hotels in India. Our tour operator then organised for the manager at reception to sort out our bus journey to Mumbai. When we arrived at the bus station we were told that the bus that they had booked us on didn't actually exist. The bus man managed to get us on a pretty poor quality bus to Mumbai in the end (no thanks to the hotel who denied the mistake) after paying extra for a rickshaw to take us across town to another pick up. I'm not a stranger to sleeper buses in India but this was not what we had paid for or expected. These hotels have large amounts of traffic through the doors from tour operators who choose them for the "bargain" prices and the free food and beds for the drivers. With this steady stream of tourists, they obviously have no need to keep up the standards. One more thing, the roof top restaurant doesn't actually exist. It's just a couple of tables on the roof with a disgusting kitchen attached.
We booked a trip around Rajasthan which included two nights in this hotel. It could be that there are nicer, cleaner rooms to stay in and we ended up in the cheapest one because of the trip. The bathroom was grimy, it has been poorly fixed, falling apart with fittings coming off the walls. It had what looked like dried blood on the wall. They haven't hoovered underneath the bed who knows for how long, there were footprints on the wall (even though it is as easy as wiping them off). The bedding and towels were stained, but this is pretty standard in all of India. The rooftop "restaurant" is worn out, three tables, cleaning products and clothes in the corners. The staff doesn't really speak English, we even saw the floor of the kitchen and it definitely doesn't help to work on an appetite. Luckily the staff at the reception are nice enough and eager to help.
For us this hotel has been a bit expensive (like if you travel backpacking and low budget) but the price/quality link is very good. The location is perfect, close To The city palace and into The heart of the old udaipur, with an Incredible view from the terrace and the restaurant. Free and well working wifi, Big and clean rooms, very original. The best has been the kindness of the owner..everytime available to explain us something or just for a pleasant chatting (in italian!). We surely suggest it.
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