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8.4
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9.3
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Shiv Niwas Palace20 m
  • City Palace100 m
  • Boat Rides130 m
  • Crystal Gallery160 m
  • Paanera Bar180 m
  • Gallery Pristine200 m
  • Thomas Cook Travel Agency200 m
  • World Wide Fund for Nature210 m
  • City Palace of Udaipur300 m
  • BA Photo N Book Store310 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels

    The City Palace Complex, Lake Pichola, Lake City, Udaipur, India, 313001 - See map
    "The pool area is a great place to relax and unwind after a hot day of sightseeing and a wonderful place to eat at night;"
    jeff - 14 June 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 89% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Udaipur

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

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    Location score
    9.3/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.2/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Udaipur properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Udaipur properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Udaipur properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Udaipur properties
    Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center1.0 Km
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportMaharana Pratap Airport (UDR)
    Distance to airport21.5 km

    Rooms available at Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Royal Suite Room
    Royal Suite Room
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    • Room size: 111 m²/1195 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    Imperial Suite Room
    Imperial Suite Room
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    • Room size: 148 m²/1593 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    Terrace Suite Room
    Terrace Suite Room
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    • Room size: 93 m²/1001 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Palace Room
    Palace Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Imperial Suite
    Imperial Suite
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      Royal Suite Lake View
      Royal Suite Lake View
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        Royal Suite
        Royal Suite
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          Premium Suite
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            Palace Triple
            Palace Triple
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              Leisure Royal Suite - 1 bed requested
              Leisure Royal Suite - 1 bed requested
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                What people love about Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels

                • 9.2
                  Exceptional

                  "A beautiful hotel in a magic setting."

                  Louise

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                  18 January 2018

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Great staff - understands the importance of customer service and would go an extra mile to ensure customers are comfy."

                  Rohini

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                  04 October 2018

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional

                  "Highly recommend!"

                  Rohini

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                  04 October 2018

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                10.0
                Exceptional

                "A beautiful property within city palace."

                Rohini

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                04 October 2018

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                What they offer

                10.0
                Exceptional

                "Excellent value for money."

                Alison

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                04 April 2018

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                Nearest essentials

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                Food and dining

                Breakfast options

                American
                Continental
                Vegetarian
                Full English/Irish

                Restaurants on site

                Paantya
                Cuisine:Indian, International
                Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
                Palkhi Khana
                Cuisine:Indian, International
                Menu:Buffet

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                Reviews of Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels from real guests

                Overall rating
                8.2
                Excellent
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                Rating via Agoda8.4
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                Cleanliness8.4
                Facilities8.3
                Location9.3
                Room comfort and quality8.3
                Service8.2
                Value for money7.7
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                <6 Below Expectation (14)
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                8.0
                Excellent
                Winnie from Singapore
                Group
                Palace Room
                Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                Very good”

                It is in the center of everything in Udaipur. Location is perfect. Advise is to be there before evening so you will be able to enjoy the free show on lights and hotel facilities if you are staying for 1 night

                Reviewed April 14, 2019
                8.4
                Excellent
                Caine
                Solo traveler
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 1 night in May 2019

                Moore Room for Your Stay”

                I can't recommend the Shiv Niwas Palace enough! The hotel served as the filming location for the 007 film 'Octopussy' and was specifically mentioned as the residence for Bond during his interaction with Octopussy and Kamal Khan. The staff are remarkably attentive and strive to be as helpful as possible. The hotel is well situated within the city with exceptionally easy access to the City Palace (same complex), as well as temples and good restaurants. Rooms are ornate and well appointed, although it must be stated that cleaning staff need to take time to do some deeper cleaning of chandeliers and other hard to reach spots. The furnishings could use some refurbishing (they should remain true to the style), and mattresses could also use replacement. In short, expect an old world style of accommodation--it is charm and character you will find, not ultramodern or recently updated fixtures. As a summary, I will def. be staying here again, and it is a must for anyone who is a Bond fan!

                Reviewed May 13, 2019
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Suzanne from United Kingdom
                Group
                Palace Room
                Stayed 10 nights in April 2019

                Exceptional”

                Exceptional service from each and every member of staff who could not do enough for us. Rooms were well serviced with complimentary fresh fruit and cookies daily, newspaper and plenty of bottled water. We stayed there for 10 nights and we could not have been made to feel more welcome. The bar, restaurant and stunning pool area was a welcome retreat after sightseeing etc. I would highly recommend this hotel to any visitor to Udaipur, the location was fantastic and we had a wonderful, magical experience staying there.

                Reviewed April 30, 2019
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Rohini from India
                Family with young children
                Royal Suite Room
                Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

                Royal suite, room no.6 - A dream! ”

                A beautiful property within city palace. Well maintained. Lake view from the room is a sight to wake up to. Great staff - understands the importance of customer service and would go an extra mile to ensure customers are comfy. Clean. Great water. Cdntrally located. Highly recommend!

                Reviewed October 04, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                lyndon from New Zealand
                Couple
                Palace Room
                Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

                Amazing Hertitage Palace to stay at”

                Best feature was the balcony off our bedroom suite with the most amazing sunrise every morning

                Really enjoyed our stay at Shiv Niwas Palace hotel. We were kindly upgraded our room upon arrival. the staff were very helpful and kind to us during our stay. Will definitely return for another stay in the near future!

                Reviewed February 19, 2013
                8.0
                Excellent
                Pratheep from India
                Family with young children
                Palace Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                Great location to explore the local streets”

                set inside the famed city palace

                Set inside the famed City palace, overlooking lake pichola.. it is a great location to explore the abundant local handicrafts on the streets surrounding the palace on foot. The famous City palace museum is 2 min away. Rooms , although clean, are below expectations for the money you pay. Choice of restaurants offer excellent food.

                Reviewed January 02, 2013
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Amy from United Kingdom
                Family with young children
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

                Truly stunning! ”

                We had a great time at the Shiv Niwas. The staff were all amazing. Fabulous spa at very reasonable prices. Lovely pool. Great food. Wonderful views and a great sense of history. Absolutely loved it. We will be back!

                Reviewed February 25, 2019
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Haim from Israel
                Family with teens
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

                Felt like a king ”

                Great location. Very spacious suites. Excellent service. One point - dinner and coffee are too expensive

                Reviewed March 17, 2019
                8.4
                Excellent
                Kishor
                Couple
                Palace Room
                Stayed 1 night in April 2019

                Good ”

                Royal feeling

                Reviewed April 28, 2019
                8.4
                Excellent
                Thanchanok from Thailand
                Group
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                Excellent”

                The facilities are quite old but the view and location are great.

                Reviewed December 18, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                jeff from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Palace Room
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

                Exceptional”

                The friendliest and most helpful hotel staff I have ever encountered. Great location, a tranquil oasis in the city with easy access to all tourist sites. The pool area is a great place to relax and unwind after a hot day of sightseeing and a wonderful place to eat at night; the photos do not do it justice, it is simply stunning in the evening/nighttime. .The food is great too, top marks for the Laal Maas and the Paneer A special mention to Bazerin (apologies if I’ve not spelt his name correctly) and the Panera Bar. It one of the most atmospheric places I’ve ever had a drink in, a beautiful room overlooking the lake and Jagmandir island and if you visit in summer, to view the clouds of bats and monkey colonies in the trees below. Bazerin, the barman, will take care of your every need and provide a potted history of the Palace and Maharanas. Well worth a trip!

                Reviewed June 14, 2018
                6.8
                Good
                Iain from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

                Good”

                The hotel itself is pretty good but it has one major problem: the food is terrible. When we were there a number of people were complaining; Indian and western. We had two meals there and decided to return the Indian food on the second occasion as it was of a mediocre standard. The staff didn’t seem to be interested as to why this was happening which in itself tells you something about the hotel. We paid £270/ night and to be honest it’s worth half that in our opinion.

                Reviewed March 04, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Brett from Canada
                Group
                Royal Suite Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

                A royal experience with a very reasonable price tag”

                Staying at Shiv Niwas is nothing short of magical. One of the true highlights of my whirlwind trip through India, the lake-facing suite was truly palatial—with top-notch service to match. The suite's sprawling layout easily accommodated three, and included a huge dressing room, drawing room, servant's quarters, bathroom and ante-bathroom. In addition to the enormous balcony, which afforded spectacular views of Lake Pichola and the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Lake Palace, the bathroom itself featured a glassed-in balcony. Truly stunning. Already planning my return visit!

                Reviewed February 09, 2018
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Louise from Australia
                Family with teens
                Palace Room
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

                A true palace experience”

                A beautiful hotel in a magic setting. Make sure you upgrade to the suites; the additional expenditure is returned triple fold as the palace rooms are the old servants quarters. Wonderful to stay in the grounds of the City Palace and to walk through without the crowds when lit up at night.

                Reviewed January 18, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                Rahul from United States
                Couple
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 1 night in January 2018

                Very good”

                The Reception staff needs to do a better job in making sure that the guests are well catered. They were almost indifferent. It would have been nice if they had enquired if we needed any assistance in our planning/sightseeing, etc. For instance, it would have been great if we had got some assistance in The City Palace museum and boat riding tickets since these were on the same campus. The Reception needs to do more than just check-in.

                Reviewed January 09, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Taraka from India
                Family with young children
                Palace Room
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

                Simply awesome... Stunning... ”

                We were actually living in a palace complex and it was amazing ... it looks soo beautiful when lit up ... the staff is very courteous ,the rooms are very comfortable ... it is sooo sooo centrally located to everything, their Paantya restaurant serves delicious food ... the Laal Maas was lovely. ... We have had the most beautiful experience living in Shiv Niwas Palace hotel ... Thank you so much for such beautiful memories.

                Reviewed December 27, 2017
                8.0
                Excellent
                richard from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Royal Suite Room
                Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

                Shiv Niwas”

                The hotels in great location and our suite had a great view over the Lake. Its very oldy worldy and a bit rough round the edges as a consequence. The service though was great and the indian food is first class, and the best chilled beer anywhere.

                Reviewed April 01, 2016
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Simon from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Palace Room
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

                Stay in a Palace”

                Part of the old Maharajah's Palace; he and his family live in a separate closed off main part. Slightly faded grandeur in the rooms but cheerful helpful staff and very convenient and beautiful lakeside location. 5.30-6pm Maharajah's guards March to play bagpipes in one of the courtyards. Surreal and wonderful.

                Reviewed February 10, 2016
                8.7
                Excellent
                Leslie from United States
                Couple
                Palace Room
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

                Holiday by the lakes ”

                Location, peaceful , friendly

                It was lovely and so convenient being right next the palace museums and old town. The only thing I would say is that the sunset restaurant food was not 5* standard. The shiv niwas restaurant was much better.

                Reviewed December 08, 2015
                8.3
                Excellent
                Richard from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Terrace Suite Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2014

                A hotel within a palace with great views”

                (1) The view from our room / balcony to across the lake (2) The customer service (3) The location within the City Palace complex

                We couldn’t have asked for more, allocated the perfect terrace suite in the hotel with view across the lake including the Lake Palace immediately in front. A great place to watch the sunset. The suite itself was clean in white marble and attractive furniture to match. The assistance and service from the guest relations was extremely courteous and helpful. The location of the hotel within the City Palace complex was perfect for visiting the City Museum and walking into town. The only negatives were that the restaurant was a little basic and rather tawdry/shabby in décor. The hotel also does not offer any accommodation for drivers, but they provided names of hotels where you can find accommodation for them including own room, dinner, breakfast and hot water in town for about 600 rupees.

                Reviewed December 27, 2014
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