Leela, Udaipur India, Rajasthan
The Leela in Udaipur has a unique position on picturesque Lake Pichola with fantastic views of the famous Taj Lake Palace Hotel. Each of its 80 rooms and suites are blessed with unbeatable lake views. Moreover, this is a particularly spacious hotel, much more so than many others in the area. The generously sized pool area and expansive lobby are good spots for spreading out and relaxing.
Leela has a contemporary Indian feel about it, which makes it perfect for those who like international standards. The rooms are modern and slick, with high-end technology and sophisticated design elements. You’ll find all the usual amenities at the hotel: three restaurants, first class bars, a rejuvenation spa, and boutique.
Choose from premiere rooms or luxurious suites, the largest of which is fit for a Maharaja with its very own plunge pool, massage parlour, Jacuzzi, and private courtyard. All rooms offer great views of the lake and palace. Leela is well known for its high-end service standards, making it a suitable choice for those accustomed to royal treatment.
The Leela Palace, due to its expansive size, is slightly impersonal and lacks that special local flair that smaller establishments can provide. However, it remains a great choice for honeymooners, families, and couples wishing to relax and sightsee in beautiful Udaipur.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
The Fairlawn Hotel in Calcutta was exotic and great fun and The Glenburn Tea Esatate Hotel in Darjeeling the most luxurious and charming we've ever experienced. The food and the mountain location were truly beautiful.