What does it take to be voted the world’s best hotel?
India’s historic Umaid Bhawan Palace has been voted the best hotel in the world by Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.
Out of 743 reviews, the hotel scores 768 ‘excellent.’
Set high above the desert city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, the sandstone palace is a favourite with celebrities.
It even hosted Liz Hurley’s wedding to Arun Nayar
Guests are treated to dancers performing to live music, flower garlands and champagne upon their arrival.
The majority of guests even get their own personal butler who can cater to their every need.
Whether that be what they want for breakfast, to organising a soothing milk bath and even setting up an idyllic picnic for them.
Food is a huge part of the hotel’s hospitality, with staff ensuring they’ll cook anything and everything you desire to eat.
You’ll also be treated to an overflow of champagne.
Guests get a glass of bubbly at breakfast and in the evening during a tour of the palace and grounds.
The palace was built in 1928 for the Maharaja of Jodhpur Umaid Singh and continues to be home to the royal family. Now the family only use 10 per cent of the building for their quarters, with 80 per cent used as the 64-room hotel
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