The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: a spectacular Indian palace
Udaipur, the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world, is set charmingly on Lake Pichola, against the dramatic backdrop of the Aravalli Hills. The city, with its rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples and bustling bazaars has earned the dual distinction of being India’s most fabled and romantic city. Located in this tranquil and salubrious setting, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur is conceived as a traditional Indian palace.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: a haven of serenity
Magnificently recreating the romance of the past and yet complete in keeping with the 21st century, this luxury hotel reflects its inspiration. Spread over 30 acres of rambling landscape on the banks of Lake Pichola, the hotel features courtyards and walkways, gentle rippling fountains, reflecting pools and verdant gardens.
From your window, Udaipur, the city of lakes, carved into the desert landscape by Mewari royals in the 16th century, sparkles in the sun. When sensory overload subsides, wind your way through sprawling courtyards to a traditional Kashmiri gondola, where champagne and canapés for two await.
The hotel offers spacious and richly appointed guestrooms with private terraces and many with swimming pools, large marble bathrooms that overlook walled courtyards, restaurants that serve traditional Rajasthani, Indian and International cuisine, a magnificent outdoor swimming pool and a luxurious Oberoi Spa.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur presents the ideal haven to indulge in rejuvenating spa therapies and participate in private yoga, meditation and Paranayam sessions with the in house Yogacharya or a perfect base to explore the city steeped in the romance of the historical region of Mewar – the oldest living dynasty in the world.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur features a total number of 87 guest rooms and suites. The Premier Rooms measure over 600 square feet each and are elegantly appointed with fine Indian textiles, handpicked local artifacts and custom designed handcrafted furniture. Each room is furnished with a king-size bed and a seating area constituted by a two-seater sofa with a coffee table and side tables. The bay window provides comfortable seating for two. Additional facilities include a walk-in closet and a spacious four-fixture marble bathroom which has freestanding Victorian bathtubs, separate shower stall and a private walled courtyard.
Unique in design and décor our Premier Pool view rooms cover an area of 600 square feet and offer a beautiful view of the main swimming pool. The Premier Lake View Rooms are a unique feature of the hotel. These rooms offer an additional amenity of semi-private pools and private terraces that accord panoramic vistas of Lake Pichola and the gardens. Some rooms overlook the wildlife conservatory!
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur also comprises four Luxury Suite with private pool. Each of the extravagant 1,150 square feet Luxury Suites features a private 10-metre outdoor infinity pool and a dining canopy. The Suites offer expansive views of the City Palace and Aravalli Hills.
Last but not least, the Kohinoor Suite, elegantly appointed with fine arts and textiles, encompasses an area of 2,650 square feet. The Suite offers expansive views of the City Palace and the Aravalli Hills. It includes two separate bedrooms and a living room with two working fireplaces. It also features a private 22 metre outdoor heated pool and a patio with a dining canopy. The master bedroom includes a king-size bed while the other is a twin bedded room both the bathrooms offering an en suite steam shower.
Dining at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur includes three restaurants and a bar. Suryamahal serving International cuisine, Udaimahal being an Indian specialty restaurant and Chandni, the al fresco dining, offering traditional Rajasthani, North Indian and International cuisine. On a raised platform in the al fresco area live musical performances are held everyday.
The perfect place to pamper yourself
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur is the ideal haven for serenity. It features a spa and a fitness centre offering guests a sanctuary of peace in an environment conducive to relaxation. The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Centre at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur encompasses two floors with a circular balcony looking onto an atrium with a central dome from which hangs a crystal chandelier. The lower level includes separate changing rooms for men and women, each with a steam room and chilled water shower cubicle. The gymnasium and hair salon, are located around a central pristine white marble fountain.
The second floor of the Oberoi Spa includes eight therapy suites ideally suited for couples or guests who would like to share their experience. Each therapy suite features two massage beds, a steam room and a freestanding bathtub. The Oberoi Spa also includes individual treatment rooms for manicure and pedicure, and a Spa Pool overlooking the Lake and the dramatic Aravalli mountain range.
Expert therapists provide a variety of professionally administered therapies and programmes ranging from the best in traditional Ayurveda to Aromatherapy. Holistic, non-clinical therapies are designed to relax, rejuvenate and pamper. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur also offers private yoga sessions conducted by the hotel Yogacharya.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur was ranked no 1 amongst the Top 15 Hotels in India category by Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2013. This is considered amongst the most prestigious ranking in the international travel industry. In a way, it’s the best of all possible hospitality worlds: Far East service (and spa), stunning traditional Indian architecture in a gorgeous natural setting, and first-class facilities quite up to the standards of pampered Westerners.
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