Nilambag Palace Heritage Hotel:
In the hectic commercial and industrial city of Bhavnagar, Nilambag Palace Hotel comes as a pleasant juxtaposition with its cres of lush green lawns and beautific foliage surround the imposing Khakhi stoned structure. Built in 1859 A.D., this relic of the past, home to the ruling Gohil dynasty of Bhavnagar, now stands as a Heritage Hotel.
Verdant, serene and standing in mute testimony to a royal and regal past, Nilambag Palace is an ideal getaway.
An intricately carved wooden arch welcomes the traveller to a richly furnished lounge, complete with stuffed panther and game trophies.
The Dining Room comes ablaze with sparkling Czeckoslovakian chandeliors, throwing light on the heavy carved Burma teak banquet tables and chairs. A choice of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine is offered to the discerning palette.
There is a quaint coffee shop, where one can sink into the welcoming sofas and leaf through the leather bound classics lining the wall.
The professional minded would be delighted with the sprawling Conference Hall.
Modern comfort in accordance to International Standards and traditional ambience go hand in hand and blend harmoniously in all the Twenty rooms, while cozy comfort is offered in the eight rooms of the annexe, or the Royal Cottage.
For romantic and leisurely evenings a Garden Restaurant beckons, where soft lights and lilting music leads the mind to serene solitude. The ultimate relaxation however is a leisurely swim in the classic Roman style colonnaded swimming pool, approached by a scenic bougan village lined pathway from the hotel.
In the evenings at the hotel, cultural dance and music programmes revive the festive spirit.
Official Website: nilambagpalace.com