The entrance is deliberately muted. Francis and Aman can be relied upon not to turn a gracious dowager into a flashy strumpet. You enter as a guest at a family house... the specialness of this latest property is that, bar the discreet presentation of the bill, you can’t really tell where a family getaway ends and a hotel begins…
Mumbai, Mid-Day, July, 2003
‘Old is gold,’… just two minutes away from Sim’s park, one of India’s finest Botanical Gardens [laid out in 1874 with over 1200 species of plants ]. The sun lounge overlooks one of the best-maintained pomological gardens in India.
A meal on the verandah, with the sun deciding whether or not to put in an appearance, takes on a different quality in these surroundings...Time is one’s very own and stretches ahead like unexplored territory, full of hidden suprises.
, Bombay, March-April, 1997
Neemrana has made Punjab proud by opening their signature luxury hotel in the royal city of Patiala. My visit to the hotel has given me full confidence that Punjab has finally arrived on the world tourism map... Baradari Palace exudes a potent mix of ageold splendour with a harmonious blend of modern day hospitality.
Parkash Singh Badal
Neemrana is, in my humble opinion, the 'Fort of all Forts', as I do believe that there isn't and cannot be another like it.
Kanwar Ratanjit Singh
As a place and tranquil space away from Delhi, the Pataudi Palace is unique. The remarkable attention and non-attention (when one wants to be left alone) is a skill perfected by the Neemrana staff. I am spoilt by the treatment, and will certainly return.
Thank you to everyone for the lovely care and a memorable stay.
Kesroli and Piramal Haveli espouse the now well-known standards of Neemrana Hotels. They have been restored with respect and maintain their original character. So, while you can expect comfort and luxury, don’t expect mod-con manifestations. And why should you? The idea is to get away from it all in the first place.
The cottages are set in a lichee orchard running alongside a silvery sand beach giving way to the aquamarine waters of the Ganges. One can spend hours sitting on the quiet beach, watching river terns and cormorants skimming the water to spot mahaseer, followed by an energising…dip in the holy waters. For those who prefer more solitude, there is a private spring for luxurious indulgence. A barbecue on the beach is the perfect finale.