What are the best lake facing hotels in Udaipur? We asked the same question before our recent trip to the white city of Rajasthan, but google returned no straight-forward answers. Sometimes, when you are travelling intensely, you don’t have the time to spend hours on booking websites applying filters and reading reviews. All the information in one place? Yes, please. And so, here we are.
With a name like ‘the city of lakes’, you won’t be surprised to learn there are indeed 4-lakes in Udaipur. While each of them is beautiful and worth a visit, the main lake is where you’ll likely want to be based. Lake Pichola is the centre point of the city and where you’ll find most restaurants and shops. From here, you can easily navigate all that there is to see in Udaipur, while enjoying magnificent lakeside views.
The eastern side of Lake Pichola is often favoured among visitors as you can enjoy the sun setting behind the Aravalli hills. However, with several sunset points in Udaipur worth visiting, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a requirement when booking accommodation.
With this in mind, I will be listing the best lake facing hotels in Udaipur based on value for money, comfort, and service, rather than the view itself. That said, all hotels in this list do have lakeside views. I will also be breaking down the list into four categories: hostels, budget, mid-range, and luxury.
So let’s get to it, here’s our guide to the best lake facing hotels in Udaipur.
The Best Lake Facing Hotels in Udaipur
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The Best Lake Facing Hostels in Udaipur $
Hostels are few and far between in Udaipur where luxury hotels prevail; however, there are a couple of decent choices for you budget backpackers. Here are the best lake facing hostels in Udaipur.
Backpacker Panda Udaipur
If you need a bed under $5, Backpacker Panda has got you covered. Rooms are modest but clean, and naturally, facilities are pretty basic; but, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Wifi is available throughout the property.
Guests can use the shared kitchen for preparing food or enjoy a delicious meal on the rooftop. Here is where the magic happens, and where you’ll find the lakeside view of Lake Pichola.
For a few extra dollars, Bunkyard boasts exceptionally comfortable dorms and private rooms. Each room has air conditioning and a private bathroom, while wifi is available throughout the property.
The highlight of this hostel, however, is the unrivalled lakeside view from the rooftop. Located on the eastern side of Lake Pichola, guests can enjoy complimentary chai while watching the sun go down behind the Aravalli mountain range.
Gypsy Child Lake Hostel
For a slightly more premium hostel option in Udaipur, Gypsy Lake Child Hostel is a winning choice. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel at home here, while facilities include comfortable rooms, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms.
Of course, the hostel boasts stunning lakeside views, where you can sit and enjoy the delicious inclusive breakfast. It’s the perfect location for a relaxing getaway in Udaipur.
The Best Budget Lake Facing Hotels in Udaipur $
Perhaps you’re a couple travelling on a budget, or maybe hostels just aren’t for you. Either way, you’ll be pleased to know that cheap private rooms are easy to find in Udaipur. Here are the top budget lake facing hotels in Udaipur.
With an epic rooftop pool overlooking the spectacular Lake Pichola, Udaigarh Udaipur is our top pick for budget hotels in Udaipur. After a long and hot day of sight-seeing, to have a pool to cool off in at the end of the day is a nice touch.
In addition to the pool, guests can enjoy modern rooms housed in a 150-year-old heritage property. There is also an onsight spa, restaurant, and a bar serving up delicious cocktails with a view.
Boasting clean and comfortable private rooms, an excellent location, and stunning lakeside views, Mewari Villa is a top choice for those travelling on a budget in Udaipur.
While you can spot the lake from some of the rooms within the property, the best view is at the rooftop restaurant. Here you can enjoy the inclusive breakfast or a cheap and delicious lunch or dinner.
Conveniently located to enjoy all that beautiful Udaipur has to offer, Hide-In Udaipur is another top budget choice in the city. Rooms are clean and cosy, and each is air-conditioned with a private bathroom.
For a few extra dollars, you can enjoy stunning lakeside views from your room. Otherwise, all guests can enjoy the view of Lake Pichola from the rooftop restaurant.
The Best Mid-Range Lake Facing Hotels in Udaipur $$
For those travelling on a slightly higher budget, there are properties in Udaipur that provide insane value for money. You can expect the luxury treatment on as little as $50-60 a night. Here are the best mid-range lake facing hotels in Udaipur.
Located just 5-minutes walk from the Udaipur City Palace, Jaiwana Haveli is a beautiful heritage property in the heart of the city. Facilities include bright and spacious air-conditioned rooms, traditional furnishings, private bathrooms and wifi throughout.
Some rooms boast lakeside views of Lake Pichola; however, there is no extra charge, so it’s down to availability upon arrival. Either way, all guests can enjoy the magnificent view from the rooftop restaurant, where the food and drink selection is delicious. Considering you get all of this for under $50, it’s a hard one to beat!
Once home to a wealthy local family, Karohi Haveli is a magnificent heritage property located directly on Lake Pichola. You can opt for rooms with non-lake or lake facing views; otherwise, all guests can enjoy from the garden or restaurant area.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, a choice of restaurants, a cocktail bar and various other services to help make your trip more comfortable. All rooms are well-furnished, air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.
If you fancy getting away from the hustle & bustle of central Udaipur, Hotel Lakend offers a wonderful alternative. Located on the Southern banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, guests can enjoy the serene location while at the same time, conveniently access all the cities top attractions.
All rooms in the property come beautifully furnished and well-equipped, featuring a fridge, mini bar, dining area and complimentary toiletries. The outdoor pool overlooks a stunning lakeside view, and a choice of restaurants serve a variety of cuisines.
The Best Luxury Lake Facing Hotels in Udaipur $$$
On the luxury end of the scale, there is an abundance of options in Udaipur. At the same time, there is a significant price difference amongst them all, with five-star hotels available from as little as $150 a night, anywhere up to $500 plus. Here I order the best luxury lake facing hotels in Udaipur, starting with the cheapest through to the most expensive.
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, this magnificent old palace offers divine luxury over-looking the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake. At the same time, positioned away from the hustle & bustle of the city, Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace provides calm and peaceful conditions to its guests.
Facilities of the hotel include a fitness centre, wellness spa, and a variety of dining options, while also hosting various entertainment throughout the day. All suites are bright and spacious and feature flat-screen tv’s, tea/coffee making facilities, and beautiful furnishings.
Located within walking distance of the City Palace, and overlooking Lake Pichola, Chunda Palace is a fine example of opulent properties in Udaipur. The former palace, intricately carved in white sandstone, and the hand-painted interior of the rooms showcase the rich and vibrant heritage of the city.
Other features of the luxurious rooms include a hot tub, striking views of the lake, and satellite TV. Elsewhere in the hotel, you can find 2 pools, a wellness centre, various dining options, and a palace bar.
Taj Lake Palace
For the ultimate Udaipur experience, a night at the Taj Lake Palace is a once in a lifetime kind of stay. Situated on an island in the heart of Lake Pichola, the only way to describe this 18th-century palace is enchanting and majestic.
Facilities of the hotel include a full-service spa, a choice of restaurants, 2 swimming pools, boat tours on the lake, plus various entertainment programs throughout the day. If you can afford it, you won’t regret splurging your cash here.
The Leela Palace
Last, but by all means not least, we have the grandeur Leela Palace – a stunning lakeside property where guests can enjoy celebrity treatment and world-class service. With rooms that feature lakeside views of Lake Pichola, this hotel is the epitome of luxury.
Within the property grounds, you will find beautifully sculptured gardens, a swimming pool, hot tub, fully-fledged spa, and a choice of fine dining options. In the evenings, you can forward to drinks with a view while listening to the tantalising sound of traditional Indian music and dance.
Other Places to Stay in Udaipur
While this article outlines our favourite lake facing hotels in Udaipur, there are several other choices suitable for all budgets.
Check out this article on the best areas to stay in Udaipur.
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