The Best Hotels to Book In Vadodara, India

Vadodara offers a wide variety of plush hotels for you to choose from
Vadodara offers a wide variety of plush hotels for you to choose from | Courtesy of Lemon Tree /
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9 February 2017

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 getting free Wi-Fi to helping you with the sights and attractions of Vadodara, they do it all here. We’ve handpicked some of the best hotels in Vadodara, India – bookable on Culture Trip.

Royal Orchid Central

A stylish bedroom with a bed, desk, lamps and armchair at Royal Orchid Central
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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 10 minutes 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 that are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi. The decor is chic and minimalist with comfortable bedding and furniture.

Lemon Tree

A bedroom at Lemon Tree, with a wooden floor, a white bed with red cushions, a framed painting, desk and TV
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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.

The Gateway Hotel

A dining room with tables, chairs, a wooden floor and stylish lights at The Gateway Hotel
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Located within a five-minute drive 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 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.

Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri

An outdoor pool at Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri
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Located in close proximity to the business district, the Hampton by Hilton is an incredible hotel to stay at in Vadodara. It is also conveniently located within the commercial hub of Vadodara, only 3 minutes 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.

Hotel Express Residency Vadodara

A stylish bedroom with a bed and red cushions, a bedside table and lights at Hotel Express Residency Vadodara
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Located under 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 colours 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 sightseeing across Vadodara.

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