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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Spent 2 nights here to break the journey between Jaipur and Jodphur. Fortunately we were in a car as nothing larger could have got through the village streets. Once through the Palace gateway you are in a different world with similarities to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Large old palace over 300 years old. Maintenance is obviously a problem, with much peeling paint, and some areas providing an attractive sense of semi-dereliction. We had a room off the pool area. Very large room and en-suite bathroom, but it had definitely seen better days. Wiring looked decidedly dodgy, and the air-con didn’t work. Frequent power cuts mean you need to keep your candle nearby. No TV or Wi-fi, which was fine, but not being able to pay by credit card was more of a problem. Due to the currency crisis we didn’t have much cash, but the manager provided a member of staff to queue up with us to get some money out of the local ATM. Tip: best to send your wife as they let women push in at the front of the queue.

We were the only English guests. On both nights small parties of French visitors arrived before the evening meal, but were gone by breakfast.

Steep flight of steps up to reception and dining area. Lovely breakfasts and evening meals with a show by local dancers and singers, and fireworks beforehand. Fantastic location. Can simply walk out of the gates to be immersed by the village atmosphere. No tourist shops/restaurants here. Interesting old Hindu temple within the grounds.
Manager and staff all very helpful. We went on a jeep tour of the local villages with the manager which was very informative. A real opportunity to visit the homes of shepherds, potters etc.

Not the most luxurious hotel we stayed in but certainly one of the most memorable. Well worth a stay.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colin E
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nimaj Palace is located at the back wall of the town of Tehsil Jaitaran. That sounds like a strange description but after the hotel there doesn't seem to be anything else.
We were on a tour for two organised by an unscrupulous tour operator. When we turned up at the hotel they weren't expecting us so they gave us a really shocking room. There were no windows so it was dark and gloomy meanwhile the bathroom taps came off in your hand, luckily the water flow was terrible so I didn't create a flood. The room itself was up a set of stairs that were very uneven, one step had risers that were 30cms high and the next would be 60cms. This might be great for younger guests but for us (both over 60) it was hard going.
The next morning I complained and we were moved to a ground floor room which was much better but still fairly basic. We had our meals in the restaurant (the food was always good and the staff always helpful) and were taken on a walk through the town by the manager. That was an eyeopener of how the other half live.
The owner approached us on the second day and said we would have to pay the bill ourselves as they wouldn't wait for the tour operator to pay. We agreed, we could see their point.
We paid up but left with a bad feeling, we felt a little bit guilty as if we were the ones not to be trusted.
However, while we were there they organised a folk dancer and a band of musician for entertainment which we saw for free. They also have a nice swimming pool.
If they know you're coming they can organise a bullock cart to bring you to the hotel for a it of fun. Obviously we missed out on that.

Room Tip: Ask for a better room, one in the bit in front of the terrace not the side on the right.
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wineandfoodwriter
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a night to get some rest from the road. It's about 80 km before Pali located in a village called Nimaj.
The palace is huge and is 350 yrs old. Staff is very helpful. Rooms are huge n clean. They even let us use swimming pool at night. The food was also amazing at a reasonable price.
Over all the best place we could have got to stay !!!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Akshay S
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

the manager was very helpful showing us a local Jain temple and antelopes via jeep and even welcomed into his family home when we went for an evening stroll! The rooms were spacious and clean and the owner's daughter i law gave us a fun cooking demonstration which the children loved and they have cooked the recipes at home since

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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5  Thank Isabella R
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Off the Jodhpur Ajmer highway is this little gem from the past, a serene, quiet old haveli welcoming weary visitors.
The road leading to it is narrow passing through Nimaj town and we got a bit apprehensive but once inside the gates, we were in another world. An expansive old-world haveli, charming and peaceful. Our room was so large one could build an apartment inside it and still have space left. No telephone, no television which was entirely to our liking. We were the only guests on that night and we got the royal treatment, and a butler.
Dinner was excellent with the taste of home in the chicken and the 'lauki'. And we had proper cloth napkins which to me is a sign of good service. So was the breakfast with home made preserves.
The property is a time-machine to a regal past and a time-out in a hectic world. Many modern facilities are lacking but who would stay there for that?

Room Tip: Go for the largest rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank peeyush v
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