I can’t end my brief coverage of Udaipur without a special entry for our hotel. Hashmat really did save the best for last and, although this may be a bit indiscreet, we were blessed by being upgraded a room category. All of the rooms, I think, were excellent, but I think ours was particularly elegant. It comprised a bedroom area with a good sized seating area off to one side, it had a separate closet/dressing area, and a very nice bathroom.
You know a hotel is particularly nice when:
It showers you with rose petals when you arrive on its dock.
It changes its stunning floral arrangements a couple of times a day.
Waitstaff bring you finger bowls before your dessert course. Make certain you don’t unwittingly drink the water thereby showing just what a rube you are.
It charges an arm and a leg for a cocktail but the drink comes with enough nuts and raw veggies to eliminate the need for dinner (not that I didn’t eat dinner, too).
In the rooms It provides: Both bathrobes and dressing gowns; extra slippers if housekeeping thinks you have misplaced a pair (instead of having secreted them in your suitcase); a new tube of toothpaste when the staff notices that your tube is almost out; a fresh bottle of moisturizing lotion each evening along with a little soothing poem; and, best of all, insect removal service (if you have an insect in your room, you are requested to call hotel services for its removal).