Set on the slope of Shamla Hill the hotel is located centrally in the city of Bhopal and favourably near the city’s sights: the Upper Lake, Van Vihar, and the city museum. Although it is located in the city it is completely sheltered from the city noises and traffic.
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Things to know
- Bhopal airport is around 7kms from the hotel.
- The hotel houses a museum that showcases pre-Independence royalty in the form of well-preserved photographs, paintings, and vintage artifacts that includes the general’s favorite hansom cab. It also features a QR code-enabled Walk-In Museum audio guide.
- The hotel has a trotting track where pedigreed horses trot past, a reminder of the royal family’s passion for breeding thoroughbred horses.
- While in Bhopal, indulge in the city’s culinary heritage, famous for its meat dishes.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel has 100 rooms divided into five categories that include six suites. The Regal room is the base category room, while the spacious Imperial rooms come with a balcony that looks out to the swimming pool and the horse-riding track. The Palace rooms are located in the heritage wing of the hotel feature large verandas and offer views of the central courtyard. The Suites located in the old wing of the hotel feature ethnic furnishings and exude royal charm and elegance.
Restaurants & Bars
The hotel spoils you for choice in its three classy restaurants. The recently renovated Shahnama, the hotel’s signature restaurant offers gourmet Nawabi cuisine featuring traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations from the Begums of Bhopal. La Kuchina is a stylish Italian restaurant with a Sicilian décor and an open kitchen that serves delectable Italian and Mediterranean fare. ‘Under the Mango Tree’, a specialty restaurant that sits under the gaze of a mango tree is as charming as its name and is famed for its kebabs and grills; it also serves select Continental and Chinese dishes. The hotel also has a coffee shop and two bars. The oriental bar, TAO (Tattenham Across the Orient) is Bhopal’s first Pan Asian Bar frequented by the city’s dwellers and tourists, while the Shergar bar is a colonial-styled bar perfect for quiet evenings.
Spa & Wellness
The Chakra Spa is a small spa and salon that offers an array of massages, body treatments, and skin therapies, all by appointment. The hotel’s fitness center overlooks the pool, guests can also choose to head to the sauna and steam rooms after their workout.
While there are many things to do in Bhopal, there are plenty of interesting excursions around the city. City sights include the beautiful lakes, Birla Museum, Tribal Museum Van Vihar Safari Park, and the beautiful mosques of the city. Sanchi and Bhimbetka the famous UNESCO heritage sites are only an hour’s drive from the hotel.