92. Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India

Ranked #92 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

In one of India’s most fabled cities, Udaivilas is a vision from another time, in Rajasthani pink with a fabulous Raj roofscape of domes and pavilions.

The palace-like grounds are a flurry of courtyard, turquoise pools and tinkling fountains. Inside, everything is Raj-ready with domed ceilings, wall-paintings and gilding, but it’s welcoming and almost restrained.

Guest rooms have lavish marble bathrooms and butler service; some with private pools. The main pool is a black-and-white check masterpiece with silk parasols.

Size 86 rooms and suites

Hotels.com genuine guest score 5/5

Hotels.com genuine guest reviewExceptional service, incredibly beautiful grounds, rooms with no detail spared and stellar food.”

Did you know The golden sun, representing the Sun God, is still the royal insignia of the Maharana of Mewar and a recurring motif of the hotel.



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