The Leela Palace Udaipur
What We Love
- It’s home to the India’s only tented luxury spa
- The daily morning puja, or prayer ritual, which unfolds inside the property’s own Shiva temple
- An aromatic welcome: upon arrival, guests are showered with rose petals
- Indian-accented French cuisine at The Dining Room, the hotel’s main restaurant
What To Know
- Cars can’t access the property entrance, though the hotel can arrange for a buggy or rickshaw transfer from the drop-off point
- Visit during the Indian winter months (November to February) to avoid the intense desert heat
- For an expansive wrap-around balcony, book Suite 114 in the property’s Heritage Wing
- There’s a kids’ buffet and play area offered during Sunday brunch
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
James Bond fanatics may do a double take as they’re ferried across India’s Lake Pichola to this enthralling palace (the body of water played a starring role in the 1983 classic, Octopussy). Chances are, you’ll remain just as awe-struck for a majority of your stay at Leela Palace Udaipur, thanks to the exceedingly royal furnishings that evoke a bygone era of grandeur including silver thrones, crystal chandeliers, and copious amounts of black and white marble that cover its lavish interiors. Guest rooms are just as majestic, thanks to locally made gilded furniture, a special pillow menu, and round-the-clock butler service—not to mention those spectacular lake views. The escapist, otherworldly atmosphere is further fueled by the onsite spa, whose nine air-conditioned tents wreath the hotel pool and where the comprehensive menu includes Ayurvedic treatments and hot stone massages. Over-the-top hospitality also reveals itself in the form of bespoke experiences, like a session with the resident palace astrologer, a children’s puppet show (the concierge can arrange upon request), or, the most popular—a traditional Mewari dinner, complete with house-made pistachio ice-cream in a patio overlooking the property’s guava garden.
In the Area
You’re in India’s most romantic city, rich with ancient marble havelis, or mansions, kaleidoscopic marketplaces, and a tangle of crooked, medieval lanes. A number of carefully preserved 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples (which the hotel can arrange chauffer-driven trips to) and wildlife sanctuaries are also nearby. If you’d rather stay in Udaipur itself, the not-to-miss list includes an atmospheric sound and light show at the City Palace, and Sajjangarh, a crumbling but impressive hilltop castle that was once a monsoon getaway and hunting lodge for a 19th-century Maharaja.
How to Get There
Loved every moment of our stay in Leela Udaipur. One of the finest hotels with great hospitality. The property is excellently designed and the staff is incredibly polite.Our experience was very nice. From the welcoming to checkout everything was very well taken care of . Special mention of Mr Sachin at Concierge, Ms Deepika of Housekeeping, Mr Surya at Pool and The Chef and Mr Shams at The Dining Room made our stay memorable.
The Leela Palace in Udaipur was amazing!! There was nothing that could be improved upon. The room was amazing...i did not want to leave. We ate at the outside main restaurant and the service was the best. I love the Leele Palace.
We were here to celebrate our 14th Wedding anniversary , The whole experience was wonderful beginning from the welcome at the boat till departing in the boat. The property is beautiful though it's not the right time to come to Udaipur but than also u have a good time after check in. Very nicely maintained property best part is the Staff right from the reception to the dinning hall. They don't keep u waiting for the check in formalities but they themselves are there till your room and complete all the formalities there.I would really like to mention the names of the people who made our stay even more memorable Mr Debagan at the reception Nima the butler and the best Shamsh and Sagar at the dinning area , they served food so nicely and always ready for any kind of help , thank you Shamsh I will really remember the rosepetal icecream. The food is excellent. But once again the best part is the Staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Leela and waiting to return and recommend the hotel to all our family and friends. Thank you for the wonderful experience and memories.
An absolute gem of a hotel, set lakeside in Udaipur. Walkable to the city. but set apart for a peaceful serene stay. The service and the staff are beyond excellent. Closer to the city than the Oberoi and not set on an island like the Taj Palace, it is right choice in Udaipur.
Good service and room quality is oshm. Best place to live. We had stayed for 3 days and the service was super. Food was also very good and staff was also nice. Just the summers are real hot else every thing was cool.