by Nidhi_Taparia on May 07, 2015Speciality Lodging
If you want to get married in a beautiful palace, with history, grandeur, a holy atmosphere and the least amount of stress -- I suggest you pick Nadesar Palace in
I got married there and it was stunning to be surrounded by everybody in their staff that simply went out of their way to ensure that I was always similing! From Mandap to satvik thali dinner post the wedding to even Sonam and Kripi helping me put mehendi and get dressed or even Monjoeet who went out of his way to help my husband with every tiny detail - be it mist fans or marigold flowers!
Nothing was too much and beyond them -- and it felt like I was getting married in my own house. The most beautiful part about the wedding was the simple but stunning 480-year-old Shiv Temple -- under a gulmohar tree right across the foyer. To be married with peacocks walking, koyals cooing and the sun setting with the scared fire havan in the temple -- is a sight and memory which will stay with me forever.
We waited for months to get 3 rooms in the Nadesar as its just a 10 room property, but I can assure you it was worth the wait.
And the Taj sure knows how to lay out the hospitality red carpet! They made our parents feel absolutely comfortable and our tiny wedding party absolutely at home.
What I love even more than the welcome with mantras and chants -- is the way they say bye! every member of the staff came to the porch to bid us farewell. Kudos to Ahmar Siddiqui -- the manager of the hotel and also a big tx you to the chef Saurabh who made every single meal an event.
Our romance started at 16 when we discussed which Taj property we wanted to travel to. We are glad to have celebrated our big day and our beautiful but simple wedding at Taj Nadesar.
To anybody who wants to make their wedding vows or renew them, don't even think twice. Say I do at Taj Nadesar
by Caroline T on Apr 22, 2015Speciality Lodging
After we had recovered from the full-on welcome (conch shell fanfares, garlands of flowers round our necks and glasses of champagne) we found a lively, friendly and engaging hotel - surprisingly intimate for such a luxurious setting. It was a marvellously peaceful retreat from the noise and crowding in Varanasi, offering a world of its own, with high levels of comfort and good taste. For me, the best part of the five days we were there was the cookery lesson, given (I asked) by the talented young chef Soorabh ,with his sous-chef Rohit, out on the terrace in the golden late afternoon light, and the peacocks preening themselves on the lawn. Highly recommended.
by anzaceve on Apr 17, 2015Speciality Lodging
Cannot say enough about the small Taj hotel in the exciting city of Varanasi. There are only ten rooms an the one restaurant but that is all you need
here. The rooms are well appointed and beautiful, the food is to die for, they could not do enough for their guests and we're happy to provided traditional Indian food from the region that was not on the menu , saying that the menu for trditional food is extensive but sometimes hotels cater for the middle road to heat and flavours of food.
The welcome here was impressive and we will remember it with affection.
Take a ride in the carriage aroun the property, the driver is knowledgable and very friendly.
The peacocks in the ground and the numerous Hawks make for a wonderful viewing when walking around the grounds.
Wonderful experience even though the roads are all being "upgraded " which make getting around the city difficult at times - certainly not the hotels fault though of course
by Kaandpa on Apr 15, 2015Speciality Lodging
Nadesar Palace is quite simply, the perfect place to stay in this wonderful ancient city. We were lucky enough to stay five nights and really experience this enchanting city and also to enjoy spending some time in the historic Palace and its beautiful grounds. We left feeling like family and we will definitely be back. We don't want to name individual staff as the service we received from everyone was phenomenal - from the managers, to the chef and his staff, reception staff, the restaurant staff, the priests, Jiva spa staff, the cleaners, the kitchen gardeners, the gardeners, security staff (and monkey!), the drivers, the doormen, the carriage driver and the horse! Everyone was just superb. Two tips - leave the ordering of your meals to the exceptionally talented chef - we did that and enjoyed some wonderful old Benarasi specialities. The food is absolutely amazing. And try and stay long enough to enjoy the sights of Varanasi but also enjoy time in the Palace. It really is perfection. Paul & Katie
by Evets54 on Apr 07, 2015Speciality Lodging
One of the best hotels I have stayed in anywhere in the world and certainly the best on our extended trip to India. It is a very small hotel
run by the Taj Group with only twelve rooms, all unique but beautiful furnished with a mixture of new and wonderful antiques.
The greeting when you arrive is warm and friendly and makes you feel at home almost immediately. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and consequently the service is impeccable. The food is very good - freshly prepared and well presented regardless of whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The veranda outside our room was a wonderful place to sit, read a book and drink a cold beer while looking out over the manicured grounds. Our only regret is that we only stayed for two nights. When we go back we will stay longer.
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