Hotel Utelia Palace Overview
Utelia was founded by Bhav Sinhji (a member of the Vaghela Rajput) during 1786 A.D. The palace that lies en route to Bhavnagar from Ahmedabad was built in the year 1975 and is a typical architectural piece of Indo-Saracenic style. While some of the European influences can also be observed in its design. Features such as five dome pillared dining hall, elegant wooden furniture and framed portraits are some of the other specialties of Utelia Palace. Being situated at the heart of a village, Utelia Palace also provides a peek into the lives of the colorful rural people. This Heritage Hotel, 7 km from Lothal, was built around the turn of the century to replace the former wooden palace. It is a beautiful place to visit and also offers accommodation (for those with a relatively high budget).
Type : Standard Heritage
Managed By : Independent Hotel
Location : Utelia, Ahemdabad
No. of Rooms : 14 Double Rooms
Access : 6 km from Lothai – Bhiuarki Railway Station, 80 kms. from Ahmedabad Airport
Amenities : Indian and Continental cuisines, Attached Bathrooms, Arrangements for Horse Riding and Jeep Safaris are also made from time to time.
Utelia Palace provides a total of 14 Double Bedrooms to the tourists. Renovated from time to time, these rooms feature attached bathrooms running both hot and cold water and a dressing space. Ornately decorated with mirrors and other decorations, some of the beds at Palace Utelia are real period pieces. Each room has been provided with a private balcony and is also attached to the common verandah. From here, one can have a splendid view of the Bhugavo River around which common cranes gather in hordes during the day time.
Facilities and Amenities
Utelia Palace hotel offers a total of 14 well decorated room to the tourists. With intricately carved wooden beds and excellently tiled bathrooms, Utelia Palace hotel promises to transform you to a different world altogether. Its balconies are a nice place to have a look at the beautiful flora and fauna around the place. Bullock Cart tours and Horse and Jeep Safaris are some of the other attractions at this hotel. Special programs on Garba, Folk and Padhar dances are also arranged by the hotel authorities. Moreover, its Kathiawadi dinner and lighting up of the palace at night are some of the other attractions that would keep you coming back for more here.
The hotel serves both Indian as well as Continental dishes. Kathiawadi and Rajasthani dishes are a hot favorite here and their quality has been maintained to the highest level over the years.