Saturday, October 1

Top Heritage Hotels in Gujarat

Top Heritage Hotels in Gujarat are Below:-

1.Divan’s Bungalow

2.Nilambag Palace Hotel

3.Heritage Khirasara Palace

4.Vijay Vilas Palace

5.Balaram Palace Resort

6.Utelia Palace

7.Royal Oasis

8.Vijay Vilas Heritage Resort

9.Rajvant Palace Resort

10.Ambika Niwas Palace

11.Darbargadh

12.The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas

13.Riverside Palace & Orchard

14.Garden Palace Hotel

15.Kali Niketan Chotta Udaipur

1.Divan’s Bungalow (Ahmedabad)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Ahmedabad..

Raikhad II, M.B. Kadri Marg, Ahmedabad- 380 001

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 10 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 3 km

Divan’s Bungalow is located in Ahmedabad. The city is located on the banks of Sabarmati River. There are quite a lot of attractions to visit in Ahmedabad like the Vastrapur Lake, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram and Calico Museum of Textiles.

History

Named after the Divan of Radhanpur, this Bungalow is built-in English Architecture. Divan’s Bungalow used to be the ancestral home of the renowned architect, I.M Kadri. Taj Mahal Hotel of New Delhi, The Taj Palace and many other prominent sites were designed by I.M Kadri. It was built nearly 150 years ago and is now converted into one of the best heritage hotels in Gujarat. As a Muslim family lived here, most of the bungalow’s corners were built keeping in mind the Lifestyle of a Muslim family-like the fountain court that leading to long and linear Divan Khana.

Accommodation

Divans Bungalow Hotel has tastefully designed accommodation, painting a beautiful picture of past and comfort. There are 5 suites and 3 rooms; namely Siraj Khana, Zia Khana, Munir Khana, Iftikhar Khana, Salahuddin Khana, Zahir Khana, Zubeida Khana and Tariq Khana. The soothing interiors of the rooms and suites look classic but feel world-class. Each unit has different color schemes and entrance. There are two levels across which the accommodation is available. Every room has an attached bathroom and verandah and the charges of daily housekeeping are included in the accommodation charges. Here, you can take a break from the idiot box; USP of hotel’s heritage hospitality.

 The Divans Bungalow has an exquisite dining area, where you can treat yourself to mouth-watering dishes. The restaurant serves vegetarian and non–vegetarian dishes. In case you desire to eat something special, you may let the cook know.

Facilities

Car hire

Safe-deposit box

24/7 Front desk

Laundry & ironing

Free Wi-Fi

Parking

Library

Overview 

A beautiful heritage property of a Divan, Divan’s Bungalow is a veritable oasis located in the chaotic Ahmedabad city. The property is nearly 150 years old but has been revamped to provide an unparalleled experience of comfort and pleasure to its guests. The hotel has 3 rooms and 5 suites, all designed tastefully. The restaurant of the hotel specializes in all vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The hotel allows the guest to order if something special is desired.

2.Nilambag Palace Hotel (Bhavnagar)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Bhavnagar..

Nilambag Circle, Bhavnagar – 364002, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 8 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 2 km

Bhavnagar was a renowned princely estate in Gujarat. Local sightseeing spots abound. Some of them are: Sihor Darbargarh for the excellent Fresco Paintings, Velavadar Black Buck Sanctuary, the famed Gir National Park and Piram Island famous for Turtle Breeding. It is advisable that this city is to be visited in early summer and in winter, as in the late summer months from April to July it is very hot and sultry.

History

The German architect Mr. Simsom is the mastermind behind the Nilambag Palace Hotel, an elegant structure built-in 1859. The house has been converted into a renowned heritage hotel in the state of Gujarat. The hotel is a heady mix of splendid royal charm and modern luxuries.

Accommodation

Nilambag Palace Heritage Hotel has 26 double bedrooms, including 2 executive luxury suites. All the rooms in this hotel are furnished lavishly with furniture of olden glorious times. All the rooms are equipped with telephonic intercoms, channel music, Hot and cold running water and Tea and Coffee maker. The hotel also offers 24 hours room service facility. Nilambag Palace owns a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving Indian, Continental, and Chinese delicacies. The menu includes vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes, along with a variety of beverages. Enjoy the flawless services of the staff.

Facilities

 Swimming pool

 Table tennis

 Tennis courts

 Health club

 Doctor on call

 Laundry

 Money changer

 Fax

 Safe deposit

 Baby-sitting

 Valet

 Shopping plaza

 Travel desk 

Overview 

Nilambag Palace in Bhavnagar is one of the most popular heritage hotels in Gujarat and is known for offering impeccable hospitality services to leisure vacationers as well as business guests. Constructed in 1859 A.D, home to the ruling Gohil dynasty of Bhavnagar, today it has well-maintained guest rooms, which are very well-equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities. At the in-house restaurant, relish lip-smacking multi-cuisine meals. The library, kid’s area, swimming pool, medical assistance, tennis court, souvenir shop are some of the modern comforts offered here.

3.Heritage Khirasara Palace (Rajkot)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Rajkot..

Near Metoda G.I.D.C., Kalawad Road, Khirasra, Rajkot, Gujarat 360021

Located at a distance of 5 km of Metoda Industrial Area.

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 17 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 22 km

Located at a distance of 5 km of Metoda Industrial Area, is the Multi-cuisine Restaurant with a Specialty of traditional Gujarati cuisine in the Heritage Khirasara Palace, at Kalawad Road Khirsara area in Rajkot. The luxurious Heritage property is strategically located on the top of the hill to offer a ceaseless mesmerizing view of Rajkot. Every guest receives the exceptional taste of hospitality and Royal treatment of Rajasthan with a stay in this grand hotel.

History

The history of The Khirasara Palace takes one 450 years back in time. Three prominent periods of Khirasara state has been marked by the Historians.

Thakor Bhimaji gained Khirasara….

Thakor Ranmalji added Khirasara as a glory of Saurashtra….

Shree Sursinhji educated the people of Khirasara…

 Thakor Bhimaji

Shree Kaloji ruled the city and gave birth to seven sons. When Kaloji died, Sangoji became the ruler while other brothers were offered certain gifts. After Sangoji’s death in a war, Bhimaji, who was supposed to succeed the throne, refused it and gave it to his younger brother Junoji. Even today, this is considered as an act of utmost humility.

 Thakor Ranmalji

Thakor Ranmalji built Khirasara Palace. Somehow, the structure kept collapsing despite many efforts. Thakor Ranmalji asked blessings from a Sufi fakir from Sindh who asked him to build a “place where divinity can find abode” and the castle will remain erect forever. Thakor Ranmalji built a large structure giving abode to The Pir and his descendants who stayed there for many years.  Their tombs can be seen even today. The majestic Palace made the enemies envious and they attacked the palace many times.

Shree Sursinhji

Thakore Sursinhji tried to resurrect the Khirasara Palace and bring back the glory and riches of Khirasara by helping the poor and common people. The post independence developmental procedures were introduced by Thakore Sursinhji.

The Majestic monument of Khirasara, even after bearing the blows of time within centuries, still stands now with full glory as the Heritage Khirasara Palace.

Accommodation

The Luxurious suites in the heritage hotel is  a representation of the magnificence and grandeur of the city’s glorious past, intermingling, into one, with the modern day facilities and requirements. There are a total of 26 Luxury suites that are divided into 6 categories namely Maharaja Suite, Surniwas Suite, Surniwas Deluxe Suite, Ran Vilas Deluxe, Pranay Vilas Suite and Maharani Suite. Well furnished seating areas; bathrooms with free bath amenities and shower facilities; Minibar; Wi-Fi access; Laundry; Tea-Coffee amenities; 32” LCD;  Safe; views of the lush garden surrounding the property; A stay in  any of these suites is an unforgettable extravaganza!

Heritage Khirasara Palace provides a wide range of exceptional dining choices with varied cuisines ranging from the traditional and ethnic Gujarati delicacies to the delicious and scrumptious global and Indian cuisines. The guests can also enjoy the candle light dinners with their partners or have a relaxing time at the Pool side bars with varied range of beverages. The heritage hotel  consists of numerous fine dining areas including Wind N Waves, the 24 Hrs Coffee Shop with snacks, Sheesh Mahal, the Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Deep Mahal, the special candle light dining area and Jal Vihaar, The Pool View Café with alcohols and non alcoholic drinks.

Facilities

 Parking Facility

 Conference Hall

 Business Centre

 Internet Facility

 Travel Desk

 Babysitting Service

 Restaurant

 Wi-Fi Enabled

 Dining Hall

 Coffee Shop

 Laundry Service

 Doctor on Call

 Handicap Facility

 Railway Station Transfer

 Taxi Services

 24 Hours Room

 Service Airport Transfer

Overview

Located at a distance of 14 km from the city of Rajkot, The Heritage Khirasara Palace offers a serene and tranquil environment to stay in along with the rich heritage and Majestic comfort level of Rajasthan. Spread over an area of 7 acres, a stay in this majestic monument of Khirasara, that still stands erected with complete splendor and glory, is absolutely enchanting for one and all. The breath taking views outside the Heritage Hotel add charm to the indoor delights.

4.Vijay Vilas Palace (Palitana, Bhavnagar)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Palitan

Village Adpur, P.O. Gheti, Palitana, Dist. Bhavnagar – 364265, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 60 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 08 km

Palitana is a city as well as a successful municipality in Gujarat. It was also previously a princely state in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. It is located 50 km South-West of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage center for Jains. The Palitana temples are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place by the Jain community. There are exquisitely carved 1250 temples located on the Shetrunjaya hills.

History

The Vijay Vilas palace was built in 1906 AD by Yuvraj Vijay Sinhji of Palitana, a member of the Gohil Rajput clan when he was an active ruler as the Maharajah of Bhavnagar. In fact it was built with the idea of being functional as the country retreat. With this plan did the ruler place it in the hills with great views of the Shetrunjaya hill and historic Palitana temples. It was situated on a convenient location where it lies only at a distance of 4 kms from Palitana town.

Accommodation

The palace has 7 cottages that are spacious and offer stunning views of the surroundings hills. Have a memorable stay in the well-equipped rooms. Room service and attached bathroom are some of the facilities offered here.

Food is simply awesome at Vijay Vilas Palace Hotel and Resorts Adpur Palitana. It is simply irresistible especially the Gujarati dishes.

Facilities

Doctor on call

Travel desk

Cyber café

Parking

Currency exchange

Running hot and cold water

Free newspaper

Color television

Telephone

Laundry Garages

Overview

Spread in an area of over 6 acres of land, Vijay Vilas Palace is one of the most popular heritage hotels in Palitana, Gujarat. Commissioned in the year 1906 by Yuvraj Vijay Sinhji of Palitana, this property was once the countryside resort of the Gohil Rajputs. The guests can have a memorable stay in the spacious and well-equipped cottages of the property, while savoring lovely views of the Shatrunjaya hill. The hotel combines old-world feel and modern comforts in a serene ambiance.

5.Balaram Palace Resort (Chitrasani)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Chitrasani Village.

Chitrasani Village, Off. Abu-Palanpur Highway No. 14, Banaskantha, Gujarat

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 167 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 15 km

The village Chitarasani is almost 167 kms away from Ahmedabad. The nearby places of visit are namely Palanpur, Ahmedabad city and many other temples which lie in a nearby area and which are highly acclaimed tourist spots in India.

History

Once the hunting resort of the Lohani Nawab of Palanpur, Balaram Palace Resort was built between 1922 and1936 by the then 29th ruler of Palanpur. Placed in an area of 13 acres of terraced land, this palace is a mix of neo-classical and baroque styles of architecture. The palace is surrounded by colorful floral beds and lush well-manicured gardens. During the British times, the palace has hosted several important people including Lord Mountbatten.

Accommodation

All the twenty two guest rooms at Balaram Palace Resort, Gujarat are equipped with contemporary facilities such as color TV, telephone, refrigerator, attached baths with complimentary toiletries, fireplace and handcrafted furniture. Some of the royal rooms even have a colonial style with English fireplaces and marble-faced beds. The rooms are divided into four categories:

  Nawab Suite

An amazing suite, Nawab suite offers a wonderful view of the well-maintained garden and comes with a separate living room. It was formerly used himself by Nawab Sahib. The décor is splendid and the comforts modern.

 Platinum Room

Suiting the requirement of a discerning travelers, Platinum rooms are huge rooms with a wonderful interior.  Formerly use by the family and friends of Nawab Sahib, these rooms are placed in the main place. Separate dressing area is an interesting addition in these rooms.

 Gold Room

Earlier used by the ADC’s (helpers in the military camps) of Nawab Sahib, Gold rooms are moderate in size and perfect for a couple. These rooms comes with a private gardens and a sit-out area.

 Royal Tent

Specially crafted with a unique design and an ambiance similar to that of the palace, Royal tents come with a dressing room and a separate living area. Front and rare sit-out are other interesting additions.

The Multicuisine restaurant here is an air-conditioned one serving north Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes.

Balaram Palace Resort has a fully facilitated air-conditioned conference hall with slide projector, overhead projector, screen, white board, and cloak room where 75 persons can easily fit in the theatre format and the remaining 30 persons will be accommodated in the in U-type sitting chairs.

Facilities

 Wi-Fi internet

 Doctor on call

 Car rental

 Direct dial phones

 STD-ISD Telephone lines

 Hair dryer in each room

 Weighing scale in each room

 Room Service

 Laundry Service

 Helipad facility for VIP guests

 24 hrs running hot and cold water

 Multi channel Satellite Television

Overview

Located in the northern region of the state, sharing its border with Rajasthan, Balaram Palace resort is one of the most sought-after heritage hotels in Gujarat. Founded between 1922 and1936, this property is the former hunting lodge of the Lohani Nawab of Palanpur. Today, this heritage hotel showcases a great amalgam of age-old charm, superb interiors, royal feel and contemporary conveniences. The guest rooms are spacious and well-equipped, the restaurants serve lip-smacking food and staff is well-mannered. Guests can enjoy several modern comforts such as Wi- Fi, helipad facility, indoor and outdoor games, medical assistance, sightseeing arrangement and more. Enjoy a Nawabi stay amid impeccable hospitality.

6.Utelia Palace

This Heritage Hotel is located in Lothal-Burkhi Utelia, Ahmedabad 382230 India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 80 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 7 km

Utelia is located in between Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. Ahmedabad is the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat and an important industrial city. Ahmedabad is most well known for its textile industry. The local forms of textile prints include Bandhni or Bandhej, a local form of dye in vegetable color.

History

Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture with domes and columns, the Utelia Palace has and arched gateway that leads to a hall decorated with age old chandeliers.

Accommodation

The 14 double rooms at the hotel are done up pleasantly in period furniture and equipped with latest amenities.

The room facilities are:

Attached bathroom

Running hot & cold water

TV with satellite channels

Telephone

Tea/coffee maker

Room service.

The dining hall at the hotel seats 32 people and serves Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine. The food is available a la carte and the cozy old world ambience is even more appetizing. 

Facilities

Valet Service

 Car Parking

 Beauty Parlor

 Barber Shop

 Courier Service

 Concierge

 Chemist

 Baby Sitting

 Dry Cleaning 

Overview

Boasting of an Indo-Saracenic style of architectural with European inspirations, Utelia Palace is one of the most famous budget heritage hotels in Gujarat. Around 5 km from Lothal railway station, 4 km off the Ahmedabad-Bhavanagar highway, this palace turned heritage property offers comfortable, memorable holidays amid modern comforts. All the 14 guest rooms are well-equipped while retaining their old-world charm. At the dining hall, the guests can savor sumptuous delicacies of popular Indian and World fare.

7.Royal Oasis (Wankaner)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Wankaner

Wankaner – 363621, Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 53 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 2 km

Wankaner is a charming city and a municipality in Rajkot district in the state of Gujarat. Wankaner, situated on the bend of the Machchhu River, derives its name from the geographical feature related to the location of the town. Wankaner literally means a bend on the stream in Gujarati.

History

Designed by Maharaja Amar Singh Ji on his own, the Royal Oasis exudes a royal charm in its architecture, décor and engineering. Perched on the top of a hill, this beautiful property offers a beautiful view of the Wankaner town. The Palace boasts of Franco-Italian window panes, a Mughal dome, Oriental balconies and more.

Accommodation

 The Royal Oasis has a total of 14 well-equipped and aesthetically designed air-conditioned guest rooms, which has been segregated into- Luxury Suites (2) and Rooms (12). The interior of every room is absolutely regal. The guests of the hotel can have a comfortable stay in the spacious guest rooms, amidst impeccable hospitality and world class facilities such as:

Round-the-clock room service

Attached bathroom with plush toiletries

In-house laundry and dry cleaning facility

Telephone (ISD/STD)

There are two multi-cuisine restaurants at Royal Oasis in Wankaner including a Garden Restaurant and a Water Temple Restaurant, catering delectable preparations from Continental, Chinese, and Tandoori cuisine.

Facilities

Swimming pool

Doctor on call

Spa services on request

Laundry

Wi fi

Car parking

Currency exchange

Room service

Overview

Located on the banks of Machchu River, Royal Oasis is one of the finest heritage hotels in Wankaner. Perched atop the Gadhio hill, the hotel offers a captivating view of the surrounding environs. This heritage hotel is a part of Wankaner Palace, which is better known as the Ranjit Vilas Palace. Currently occupied by the royal family, Ranjit Vilas or Wankaner Palace is a major tourist attraction. The Royal Oasis or MotiVadi, which is just 2.5 km away from the main palace complex, was the summer palace of the Maharaja. A heritage hotel under the Gujarat Government, this palace has an amazing collection of automobiles, located nearby.

8.Vijay Vilas Heritage Resort (Mandvi City)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Mandvi City,

Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi City, Gujarat

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 70 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 110 km

Mandvi is a fortified town encircled with 8 meter tall walls. Lying on the banks of Rukmavati River, this is a busy little city with a shipbuilding yard. Local artisans construct handmade wooden artforms for Arabian merchants. Mandvi Beach, Mazar-e-Noorani and Vijay Vilas Palace are some of the best tourist attractions of Mandvi.

History

The palace dates back to the reign of Maharao Shri Khengarji III (King of Kutch) in 1920. The king intended to build a summer palace for his son, Shri Vijayaraji and thus Vijaya Vilas Palace got its name. The palaces of Orchha and Datia were the inspiration for this palace and for more charm; Rajasthani architectural elements were further added. The palace is surrounded by lush gardens, fountains and water channels. Craftsmen from Jaipur, Bengal and Saurashtra were called upon to ornate the palace with jalis, jharokas, chhajas, chhatris, murals and colored glass work.

Accommodation

The Vijay Vilas Heritage Resort has 18 guest rooms with three categories:

 Suites:

These rooms with their plush designs and state-of-the-art amenities offer the best in terms of luxury and comfort.

 Rooms:

These elegantly designed rooms flaunt the magic of ancient era as the vintage furniture adds     charm.

 Luxurious AC Swiss Tents:

The feeling of living in a tent can never be the same; as these tents come with brilliant interior and updated facilities.

Café Palace Restaurant is the dining area of this hotel and offers multi-cuisine dishes. Its specialty is the rare Eastern Cuisine. You can either choose to dine in the well-designed restaurants or can order food and savor it in the comfort of your room.

Facilities

 Internet-access

Laundry services

Ample parking area

Doctor on call

Fax

Express check-in

Running hot and cold water

Round the clock room service

Business centre

Travel desk

Car rental

Major credit cards accepted

Overview

Offering best comforts with the touch of ancient charm; Vijay Vilas Heritage Hotel apart from being a preferred accommodation, it indeed is one of the topmost attractions of Mandvi city. The interior of the hotel has a simple theme that focuses on the elegance that prevailed during the historical era. Apart from this, actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha too have spent amazing time here in order to shoot for important projects like Gujarat Tourism and R Rajkumar.

9.Rajvant Palace Resort (Rajpipla)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Rajpipla

Vijay Palace, Rajpipla – 393145, Dist. Narmada, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 60 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 60 km

The city of Rajpipla is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Previously, it was the capital of the former kingdom of Rajpipla. The beautiful city is often chosen as location for film shootings. Moreover, the presence of a number of tourist attractions in the city also attracts a number of travelers.

History

The Rajvant Palace Resort boasts a typical European architecture with features that are an integral part of any European mansion. Features of the hotel architecture like the Venetian doors, Greek capitals, Romanesque dome, Gothic arches and classical columns impart a mesmerizing look to the hotel. The various hotel facilities will pamper you in such a way that you will really feel someone special. The hotel is also added with a museum which exhibits mirror, portraits, trophies and works of ceramics, textiles and glass. Hence, a stay in this exquisite hotel will surely be a wonderful experience for the guests.

Accommodation

The accommodation of the Rajvant Palace Resort is also world class. The well-decorated rooms of the hotel are equipped with a number of modern amenities to provide a taste of luxury and comfort to the guests. The rooms are equipped with original period furniture to keep the interior décor in tandem with the rest of the hotel. The accommoation of hotel also come with a lot of variety to satisfy the varied needs of the guests. Some of the types of rooms available in the hotel are as follows:

Non A.C. (Double Bed)m rooms

A.C. (Double Bed) (DBL) rooms

A.C. (Deluxe) (DBL) rooms

Presidential Suites (DBL) 

Though the availability of the facilities vary according to the above mentioned category of rooms yet each of them are a pleasure to stay for guests. Some of the facilities that are part of most of the types of rooms are as follows:

Direct dial telephone

Cable TV

Refrigerator (only for suites)

Round the clock water supply

Power generator to help uninterrupted power supply

Modern toilets..

The dining experience of the hotel will also be a great one. Equipped with two restaurants, Rajsheesha and Raj Aaiana, you will get the best dishes according to your preferences. These restaurants offer a variety of dishes like Continental, Indian, Chinese, non-veg and veg dishes. You can also enjoy the variety of meals and snacks while relaxing at the lawns or at the poolside.

Facilities

Doctor on call

Travel arrangement

Free newspaper

Room service

Currency exchange

Shops

STD, ISD facilities

Light & sound shows organized

The Rajvant Palace resort is one of the best hotels in Gujarat. It is a part of the Vijayraj Palace complex constructed in the year 1915 by Maharajah Vijay Singhji.

Overview

The Rajvant Palace resort is one of the best hotels in Gujarat. It is a part of the Vijayraj Palace complex constructed in the year 1915 by Maharajah Vijay Singhji.

10.Ambika Niwas Palace (Muli)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Muli..

GJ SH 21, Muli, Gujarat 363510..

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 130 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 20 km

Muli is a nondescript town in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district. This Princely State belonged to the Parmar clan. Offbeat experience, heritage, history, natural beauty and lavish hospitality makes it a treasure for guests to experience.

History

Muli was a former Indian Princely state in Gujarat. A battle fought between the Parmars and the Chabhad for a wounded partridge is a glorious legend in the town. The Parmars wished to provide shelter to the wounded partridge whereas the Chabhhads demanded the possession of it. 500 Chabhads of Sayla were defeated by 140 Parmars. Since then, killing of partridge was banned and Muli became famous of its hospitality and generosity for providing shelter to anybody seeking for it. Ambika Nivas Palace once the royal abode of current Thakur Saheb of Muli is now a refurbished heritage hotel to enjoy a regal stay.

Accommodation

Accommodation at the Ambika Niwas Palace is really comfortable. Delight in the Saurashtrian generosity by choosing any of the 10 Palace Rooms or 4 Royal Suites.

Palace Rooms

The elegantly designed Palace Rooms are spacious and offer a nice view of the outside. Fully air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms, these rooms are equipped with modern amenities. Facilities like room service, hot and cold water and basic toiletries makes it a pleasant stay here.

Royal Suites

Enjoy a vibe of royal stay at these Royal Suites. Well-furnished and completely air conditioned, these suites are worth the money and will give you a bag full of unforgettable memories. Each royal suite is surely a home away from home.

A multi cuisine restaurant at the Ambika Niwas Palace allows you to have a royal retreat. Serving mouthwatering delicacies, it is the best place to relish the ‘Shahi Bhoj’ of the historic times. Visit here for one of a kind culinary experience.

Facilities

Air-conditioning & attached bathrooms

Intercom Facility

Room Service

Restaurant

Conference Facility

Life Style Events

Internet Available through Wi-Fi Dongle

Laundry Service

Backup Generator

Airport & Railway Station Pick up and Drop Facility on Request

Preferred Location for Film Shoots

Overview

Muli, an erstwhile princely state in Kathiawar, Gujarat, is very famous for its hospitality since the bygone era. This historical legacy is quite apparent at Ambika Niwas Palace. Once an ancestral palace, this has been transformed into a mid-segment heritage hotel by the current Thakore Saheb of Muli. Dating back to 1930, it offers world class heritage experience along with international standards of time-honored traditions of hospitality. Experience the royal way of living surrounded by the people famous for their amiable lifestyle.

11.Darbargadh (Poshina)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Poshina

Poshina, Dist.Sabarkantha, Poshina – 383422, Gujarat

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 140 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 35 km

Poshina is situated at a locality surrounded by the mighty Aravallis. There are also interesting places nearby that you would love to visit while you are on a halt at Darbargadh Poshina Sabarkantha. You can visit the Holy Hindu temple named Holy Ambaji or go to visit nearby Kumbhariyaji for its exquisitely carved 11th century Jain temples.

History

Darbargadh Poshina dates back to the 12th century. The rulers of Poshina were descendants of the Chalukyas, who ruled Gujarat and Central India. The marvelous Palace was once the pride of the dynasty. The architecture comprise huge gateways, a massive dome, numerous pillars and arches, courtyards, gardens, and terraces. Looking out to the beautiful views of the Aravalli mountains, the ancient fort walls regale the stories of the past.

Accommodation

There are 24 arge rooms available at the perusal of the guests at Darbargadh Poshina Sabarkantha. All the rooms are furnished with antiques and period furniture. The Darbargadh has been renovated and made more comfortable these days. All the rooms have attached baths with European toilets and running hot-and-cold water all round the clock.

Darbargadh Poshina Sabarkantha offers traditional cuisine of the region. The food is served at the grand dining hall which is done up in antiques and paintings. 

Facilities

Doctor on call

Florist on request

Laundry and dry cleaning

Major credit cards accepted

Postal services

Free newspaper

Color television with satellite channels

Currency exchange

Swimming pool

Running hot and cold water

Tribal dances

Camel cart rides

Farm house picnic

Tribal village safaris

Archery demonstrations

Local sightseeing tours

Overview

Darbargadh Poshina is the remnant of the regal times of Gujarat. The beautiful heritage hotel offers amazing views, lavish charms and a memorable experience. Set in the tribal lands of the Aravallis, explore the Adivasi and Garasia tribal culture. Enjoy the feel of bygone days with the comfort of all modern luxuries. Relish home cooked meals, featuring local recipes passed on from generation to generation. Indulge in the hospitality of a family that once ruled Poshina for eight generations before independence.

12.The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas (Ahmedabad)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Ahmedabad

Opp. Sidi Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad – 380001, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 7 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 2 km

The largest city in the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. A growing center of education, information technology and scientific industries, Ahmedabad remains the cultural and commercial hub of Gujarat, and much of western India. 

History

Mangaldas Girdhardas was an influential textile industrialist in Ahmedabad in the 20th century. He built a residence for himself and his family in the center of the city in 1924 but died soon after. By 1950, his family moved elsewhere, leaving this house vacant. The Victoria Capital Ventures Ltd. took over the house in 1994 and the majestic mansion eventually came to life and became a heritage hotel.

Accommodation

The hotels rooms are categorized as Deluxe Rooms and Suites and each boasts of a personality of its own. All provide amenities such as air-conditioning, immaculate western bathrooms with running hot and cold water, refrigerator, electronically operated safe, Internet, hot-water kettle and telephones. The room size varies from 400 sq.ft to 800 sq.ft. Many of the rooms also have a swing and add to the regal ambience.

The hotel serves sumptuous delights in its two restaurants:

Agashiye: ‘Agashiye’ literally means ‘on the terrace’. The restaurant comprises of two huge terraces. At Agashiye, the menu changes daily and according to season.

The Green House: The lovely café offers Gujarati and South Indian snacks, Indian desserts, coffees, mini-meals, juices, and hand-churned ice creams with a choice of indoor a/c and outdoors seating in a semi-open garden pavilion.

Facilities

Free internet

Doctor on call

WiFi internet connectivity

Purified water

Free airport pickup facility

Air-conditioning

Currency exchange

Fans

Television

Refrigerator

mini bar

DVD/VCD movie library

Book library

Electric hot water kettle

Room service

Overview

The only boutique hotel in Ahmedabad, a stay at The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas is an experience to cherish for a lifetime. Located close to the city center and shopping haunts of the city, this fine heritage hotel in Gujarat is ideal for business executives, family vacations and honeymoons.

13.Riverside Palace & Orchard (Gondal)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Gondal

Place Road, Gondal – 360311, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 250 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 2 km

Gondal is one of the most important cities in Gujarat. Located only 40 kilometers from the Rajkot and very well connected with railway station and airport, the place offers great connectivity to the outside world. It also has Ahmedabad’s International Airport within 250 kilometers. Its well connectivity to a number of important places makes it an important place for business travelers. Presence of a number of tourist attractions in close proximity to the place also makes it a popular place for tourists. As a matter of fact, the historic city of Junagadh is only 60 kilometers from Gondal and the Buddhist site of Khambalida is only half an hour away from the city.

History

Riverside Palace/Orchard Palace at Gondal is one of the most guest-friendly hotels in Gujarat. Staying at this European style mansion will surely be a great experience for you. Moreover, you will also get the opportunity to stay at a place which once used to be the residence of Gondal Yuvraj. The quality facilities offered by the hotel will make you feel someone special. Decorated with ornate furniture and a number of items of the bygone era, it will also let you experience the grandeur of the royal era.

Accommodation

The Riverside Palace/Orchard Palace offers a great accommodation. Equipped with 7 double bed rooms at the Orchard palace and 11 double bed rooms at the Riverside Palace, it will be surely be a great experience for you. The high ceilinged rooms offer a spacious accommodation. The rooms are tastefully decorated with European colonial-period furniture. The various items which impart this European colonial-period looks to the rooms are as follows:

Carved tables and old dressers

Period furniture 

Add to this the presence of large sized bathrooms and the beautiful pieces of textiles and antiques. It will be truly be a memorable experience for you.

The accommodation also comes with a lot of variety to serve the varied needs of the guests. Some of the category of rooms available in the hotel is as follows:

A/C Room (Single bed)

A/C Room (Double Bed)

Half Board (Double Bed)

Full-Board (Single Bed)

Full-Board (Double Bed)

Dining at Riverside Palace/Orchard Palace will also give an idea about the grandeur and splendor of the Royal era. The western and Indian dishes served at the hotel restaurant satisfy the varied food habits of the guests. It also serves a number of local dishes thus giving you taste of the regional specialties.

Facilities

Banking facilities

Postal services

Telephone in every room with STD/ISD

Free newspaper

Color television

Doctor on call

Dry cleaning/Laundry facilities

Information desk

Cyber café

Currency exchange

Overview

The Riverside Palace of Gondal is a magnificent structure where you will get the taste of a royal splendor, making it one of the best heritage properties in Gujarat. Constructed in the 1880s as the residence of the then Crown Prince of Gondal, this property is known for offering royal hospitality services clubbed with contemporary conveniences. Spread in a lush lawn, this palace is built alongside the town’s river and offers lovely views. The guest rooms feature antique furniture and a warm decor. The food served at the on-site restaurant is scrumptious.

14.Garden Palace Hotel (Balasinor)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Balasinor

Balasinor – 388255, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 86 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 86 km

Balasinore is a famous tourist spot in Gujarat which lies only at a distance of 86 kms from Ahmedabad. Balasinore is a possible stopover between Ahmedabad and destinations like Malwa, Mandu, Dhar, Indore and Ujjain. Come and visit the nearby tourist’s spots in Balasinore as they are ample in number and unique in characteristic.

History

The Nawab dynasty of Balasinore who have been responsible for the establishment of Garden Palace Hotel, came to India from Afghanistan and earned power as subehdars of Ahmedabad during the Mughal period. The Garden palace finally was built in 1883 AD by Nawab Saheb Manover Khanji Babi. This beautiful mansion is set in fine gardens, agricultural fields and orchards.

Accommodation

The hotel has 8 guest rooms where if you could get an accommodation and enjoy an ambience of ultimate luxury in your trip. Room service is available round the clock. In all the rooms there is an attached bathroom where you will get running hot and cold water all through day and night.

Garden Palace Hotel Balasinore offers absolutely mouthwatering dishes from Guajarati cuisines. It is said that the cooks of Garden Palace Hotel Balasinore prepares one of the best dishes from Gujarati cuisine in the whole of Balasinore. The garden palace serves meals in a typical Nawabi period ambience. They serve food made from homegrown vegetables, milk from the palace dairy and chicken from the family’s own poultry.

Facilities

Doctor on call

Travel arrangement

Car rental

Room service

Currency exchange

STD, ISD facilities

Light & sound shows organized

Ayurvedic massages

Laundry and dry cleaning 

Overview

Garden Palace hotel is located at Balasinore, Dist Kheda, Gujarat, India.Balasinore is a famous tourist spot in Gujarat which lies only at a distance of 86 kms from Ahmedabad.

15.Kali Niketan (Chotta Udaipur)

This Heritage Hotel is located in Chotta Udaipur

Chota Udepur – 391165, Dist. Baroda, Gujarat, India

Local Info

Distance From Airport Is About 117 km

Distance From Railway Station Is About 107 km

Now known as Vadodara, Baroda is an erstwhile princely state of Gujarat. Also known as the cultural capital of the state, Vadodara is dotted with several wonderful attractions. The city receives a decent footfall of tourists every year. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji Baug, Kirti Stambh, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Mazarbaug Palace, EME Temple are some of the popular Vadodara attractions.

History

Chhota-Udepur was a princely state in western India, which was formally known as Rewa Kantha. The grandfather of the present ruler Maharaj Sajjansinh’s, Maharaja Fatehsinh ji had constructed this property in the second half of the 19th century. The palace was basically built as a summer palace. The rulers of the region were known as aficionados of art and architecture and thus this palace has popular for its wonderful architecture. The former name of the property was Nahar Villa, which was later changed to Kali Niketen, dedicating it to the family Goddess, Mahakali. The name of the palace translated to the abode of Goddess Kali. The palace is spread in an area of 60 acres and is surrounded by mango orchards and open spaces.

Accommodation

Kali Niketan has a total of 6 air-conditioned rooms, 2 drawing rooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 lounges and 5 terraces. Covering an area of 60 acres, this property offers memorable stay amid a serene ambiance and contemporary comforts. The décor of the rooms is warm and welcoming. Most of the antiques have been kept intact. The walls are adorned with huge family portraits and animal stuffing. From their rooms, the guests can enjoy the views of mango orchards and lush open spaces of the hotel. Four-poster bed, lampshades, wooden wardrobes, air-conditioner, attached bathroom, writing desk, chair, telephone, television with cable/satellite connection, are some the facilities and amenities available here.

The kitchen at Kali Niketan serves finger-licking delicacies to suite all the palates. Mughlai, Continental and traditional Gujarati fares are the specialty. The extensive menu includes of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in a vast variety. There are 2 dining rooms where the guests can enjoy peaceful meals. The family cooks prepare all the meals with great care and hygiene. There are two on-site lounges also where the guests can spend some great time and leisure moments.

Facilities

Air-conditioned rooms

Travel arrangement

Car rental

Room service

Overview

Translated as the abode of Goddess Kali, Kali Niketan is one of the best budget heritage hotels in Baroda. The property was constructed as a summer house in an area of 60 acres by Maharaja Fatehsinh ji in the late 19th century. This heritage hotel comprises of 2 drawing rooms, 6 air-conditioned rooms, 2 lounges, 2 dining rooms and 5 terraces. Lip-smacking multi-cuisine food is served in the royal kitchen. Modern comforts and impeccable hospitality are the highlights. Open spaces and mango orchards surround the property. Today the heritage hotel is managed by the present-day owners Maharaj Sajjansinh, his wife Rani Devendra Kumari and son Rajkumar UdayrajSinh.

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