Vadodara is often on traveller’s India wish lists due to the ancient palaces and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most people stay here for a couple of days before heading to the major city Ahmedabad and there is a range of budget hotels, five star hotels and everything in between. From free Wi-Fi to helping you with the sights and attractions of Vadodara, they do it all. We pick 10 of the best.
Royal Orchid Central Akota
Located right in the heart of the city is the fabulous Royal Orchid Central Akota. It overlooks the magnificent Vadodara Palace and offers specular views. It is located around four kilometres from the Alkapuri Shopping Centre; perfect for a bit of retail therapy or to mingle with the locals. The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant called Pinxx, which serves delicious North Indian and Continental food. There are 81 rooms which are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi. Decor is chic and minimalist with comfortable bedding and furniture. Price: Luxury
The Lemon Tree is situated strategically in Vadodara; it is in close proximity to the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara Stock Exchange and Sayaji Baug. It also lies extremely close to Vadodara Central State Transport Bus depot, India’s first international standard bus terminal. The hotel has 48 bright rooms, all inviting and warm, and with brilliant sound insulation and blackout curtains. Lemon Tree also houses the Citrus Café, one of Vadodara most famous eating spots known for its eclectic menu and excellent service. Price: Mid-range
Located within two kilometres of the Vadodara railway station is The Gateway Hotel, Vadodara’s most luxurious hotel. The hotel lies in proximity to the city’s business district making it the best place to stay at when you visit Vadodara for work. The M Cube Mall is nearby too, so shopping and entertainment is easily accessible. There are excellent spa services along with a fitness centre and a swimming pool. The two fine dining restaurants, Kai Aisa and G A D, offer Asian cuisines and buffets from Indian and international cuisines respectively. The rooms are chic and comfortable and a few of them also have balconies offering great views of the city. Price: Luxury
Located in close proximity to the business district, the Hampton by Hilton is a terrific hotel to stay at. It is also conveniently located within the commercial hub of Vadodara, only 500 metres from Centre Square and Vadodara Central Mall. They have 72 rooms which are all spacious and elegant – and all disabled friendly, which is a great initiative. The rooms are done up in bright colours and allow sunlight to peep in, creating a warm and bright atmosphere. The breakfast buffet is famous across Vadodara and you have to try it. A great option for business travellers as well as for people who are visiting Vadodara for leisure. Price: Mid-range
Located a kilometre away from the Vadodara railway stations is the Hotel Express Residency, a beautiful hotel with a gorgeous green lawn. They have 54 rooms to offer; decorated in beige colors and exuding a contemporary vibe. They are quite spacious and bright. The Express Residency also house two restaurants: Fiorella and Bayleaf, serving Italian and multi-cuisine respectively. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Vadodara museum and the Laxmi Vilas Palace. The front desk will happily offer advice and helps customers with sight-seeing across Vadodara. Price: Mid-range