Saturday, August 17, 2013

Aodhi Hotel, Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan

Aodhi Hotel
Dist. Rajsamand,
Kumbhalgarh 313325

“Beautiful Property. Average Service. Terrible Buffet Lunch”

After reading the reviews on trip advisor, we visited Aodhi for lunch on the day that we visited Kumbhalgarh from Ghanerao (where we stayed on this trip).

Their website clearly mentions that they have 3 restaurants. But when we visited they said that they did not have any other restaurants except the one that was serving buffet. We asked if we could order a la carte, but they said that would not be possible.

Given that it was late, we decided to go ahead and have lunch here anywhere. The food taste was less than average, hardly any spice in any of the food. Everything tasted bland (tasteless bland, not just non-spicy bland) They just had one non veg item chicken kheema on the menu and that too was tasteless. They charge almost 1000Rs per person for this buffet and it was unpalatable, except for the hot rotis. My husband finally asked if we could add on another dish to our order, which they finally agreed to and got us some chicken curry which at least had some taste.

Dessert was fruit salad of just apples and papayas in a thin custard. Fortunately they agreed to give us ice cream instead.

We had much better food on this trip at Maharani Bagh & Fateh Bagh in Ranakpur, Ghanerao Jungle Lodge, Devigarh Fort and all at much better prices.

Its a beautiful property, but we will never go back. The whole experience left an unpleasant feeling at the end of it, except for 1-2 wait staff who later tried to get us something palatable to eat.

The feeling we got during lunch was that they are only interested in catering to the foreign tourists and don't want any Indians around.

Rating : 3 / 5

Value : 0 / 5
Location : 5 / 5
Cleanliness : 4 / 5
Service : 2.5 / 5

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