JEHAN NUMA PALACE:
  Bhopal, India
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  • 5/5 (Based on 97 reviews)

I am a travel bug most of the times, but it was kind of sad when I heard that I'd be traveling to Bhopal for work and then the Admin guy came up to tell me that I'd be living at Jehan Numa Palace and I was quick to retort with a "You can surely do better than that" to which he sternly replied and said "No"...Whoa I thought I'd concentrate on the work more than the hotel and ideally that's how it's supposed to be on a work trip aint it?

And so I met a elderly Cabbie at the Airport who was asked to pick me up and we drove off to Jehan Numa Palace, I wouldn't really want you know the picture i had in mind...I also asked the cabbie if there was any better place and he too quickly almost snapped back at me and said "No" ...Tough cheese I thought I'd have to just go through with living at this place, no escape. As he stepped on gas and drove off from the airport I suddenly started liking the place, whatever was passing by, the people, the lakes and also the grand old man' commentary in the background. It just got more gorgeous when we reached Shamala hills and there across stood Jehan Numa Palace and it was melodramatic as I would like to call it Love at first Site:-)

In all it's splendor a Grand Heritage Hotel built in the 19th century, Italian Renaissance structure and all it's opulence intact did make me feel like a royalty at once. The rooms are spacious, I loved the courtyard and the way the structure looks especially at nights. The service is great. I ate at Shahnama, Under the Mango Tree (i think it's an awesome name and place) and La Kuchina, the food was lovely and servings are were too large for a single person. The breakfast spread was nice and healthy.

In and around the lobby you can sit and view the artifacts and memorabilia- all so fascinating.
I could endlessly talk about this place because I am so in love with it, it's old world charm and the kind hospitality but I think I'd let you go and discover this place and its' offerings .

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  By Bugsiethe... on Nov 11, 2011

It is a great place.......with excellent food ....and lovely restaurants.....Very hospitable staff...it is a medium sized hotel ,a palace converted into a hotel....and very well done too.It has very well maintained gardens and a lovely pool......i loved the outdoor restaurant,the mango tree which serves a great breakfast spread.

Rooms are comfortable ,not very large sized....Rooms on the poolside are bigger and more expensive.

Atmosphere in the evenings is great in the restaurants as the elite crowd of Bhopal tends to hang around.

Excellent value for the price

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  By Nirajkool on Sep 09, 2011

Two thumbs up for the buffet spread at Shahnama Restaurant. The food is amazingly great and that will be something that I will miss the most. The room service is excellent too.

The room is nice and cosy; and the staffs are friendly and helpful.

The building is historic but the landscape is something that they would want to improve.

Overall 4.5/5 :D

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  By Nrul on Aug 08, 2011

Visited Bhopal in the month of March 2011. Stayed at This Hotle Jehannuma palace for about 6 days. The Hotle is very well located , close to the bada Taal( the Bhopal lake). The Ambience and the facilities were very good at the Hotl;e except for the WIFi service which was quite Slow.The food , breakfast, drinks and the hospitality was too good. The Hotle i svalue for Money stay at Bhopal.

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  By RaviKaush... on Jun 06, 2011

This is a fantastic hotel in a nice and clean town. The ambience and decor are comparable to some of the best heritage hotels around. Though I stayed for just 1 night, felt like it was all worth the money I paid.

The rooms are really nice and big, and the bathroom is nice and big with a good tub....absolutely clean....

the outdoor restaurant - under the mango tree - is a delight. I had fantastic dinner accompanied by live music - it was so soothing that my entire day's effort was forgotten in a jiffy. The reception is quick and helpful - at odd times of the day or night, the travel desk is well equipped to handle all needs.

The hotel is spread over a large area, i even saw some cottages which would be of great value to families - they looked more like studio apartments with kitchenettes....a large swimming pool for those inclined to become a fish once in a while...and a coffee shop with some yummy cakes and coffee to wash it down....there is everything here that one needs for a relaxing stay.....

the service is efficient to the point of being unobtrusive...you don't get pestered....the best part was when i went to the restaurant for dinner and asked the steward for some pasta..other places I would have been given that...here i was advised to go the italian restaurant in the premises for pasta, this place was more suited for biryani and kebab....now i don't know about others, but i consider this proactive customer service!!!

A good choice if you go to Bhopal and are looking for a place to stay! You feel like a royal....

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  By nandishp on Jun 06, 2011

There are just a few places that make your trip memorable and Jehan Numa Palace certainly lives up to its expectations. Comfortable rooms with a very helpful staff just takes away all your stress and let's you enjoy your stay! This hotel deserves to be your number one choice for the stay anytime you visit!

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  By imminabi on Jun 06, 2011

A lovely place to stay when in the area. You have your choice of the old palace wing or the new rooms near the pool..We preferred a room off the central green courtyard in the old section. Walk around the old wing and see the photos and old furniture! There are a lot of open green spaces and horseback riding. A number of choices where to eat are available. The local crowd patronizes the hotel 's fine restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful and not patronizing. The concierge can easily arrange local tours.

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  By mmezedd99 on Jun 06, 2011

Always cherished this place in Bhopal, great Gym, Great Swimming Pool, this time found food (Buffet) to be much better than in past, It was really elaborative Breakfast as well as Lunch, Great change.

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  By bharatbaf... on May 05, 2011

This is a palace converted to a hotel, and you enjoy the environs of the white plastered walls and corridors with old photographs, the lush green lawns and the food. This is no doubt one of the best hotels in Bhopal, a distinct feature on Bhopal's map. I have stayed here numerous times and each trip was most satisfying in terms of the rooms, service, food and everything else. The rooms are not super luxurious, and not stunning in terms of modern amenities. But they are more than sufficient.

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  By airasiva on May 05, 2011

It is evident that effort has been taken to retain the original splendour of the palace. This pays off well as you'll truly feel like royalty as you walk through the lush green gardens, admire the picturesque fountain under the majestic Mango tree or pet the beautiful horses at the palace stables. The 25m pool is very clean and of course, very inviting (the Bhopal summer is killing!). As for the food, the Indian fare is brilliant. Do also try the Club sandwiches and pastries at Bread Basket. The staff at the hotel play their part perfectly against the royal setting. We had no reason to complain. Overall, a very memorable stay.

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  By Sorbo1510 on Apr 04, 2011

Set in a wonderful garden, this incredible building is a perfect choice for the calm city of Bhopal. They have excellent food, nice rooms with good baths, free wifi, swimming pool, gym and a great service. Relaxing in the garden woth a drink under the stars at night is wonderful!

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  By MikeS71 on Apr 04, 2011

Bhopal is a lovely city: green, clean and blessed with two large lakes. This hotel represents outstanding value. It has lovely, peaceful gardens, a big blue pool, a lot of old world charm and quite outstanding restaurants. As well as Indian dishes, with barbecue a standout, you won't find better Italian food anywhere in India.

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  By Opera-lov... on Mar 03, 2011

Bhopal is one of my favorite in India. Whenever I travel to Bhopal. I always stay at Jehan Numa Palace.

Jehan Numa Palace is an ideal hotel for Indians, foreigners. The environment is so vibrant and serene.

Swimming pool is so clean and well maintained. The room services is very good.

The SPA inside the hotel is incredible. Perfect place to get rejuvenated.

Restaurant is very refreshing. They serve very good food. It is slightly expensive for common people but it is worth it.

I strongly recommend this hotel.!!!!

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  By RajeshUS on Mar 03, 2011

The hotel is very nice, you are incredibly well treated.
Rooms in the new area of the hotel are wide, nice and clean, a bit cold during winter.
The only bad experience was that the complimentary body cream that was in the bathroom had already been used :(
If you come from Europe, brakfast is 100% indian, not much intercontinental choice.

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  By GGZ on Jan 01, 2011

I am a frequent traveler and explorer. The Hotel provides me with the best ambiance i have seen by far and the most delicious Indian food i have ever tasted.
the Rooms are excellent and cozy.
The service is good and staff is very kind
Its the favorite spot for me and my wife to visit

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  By Arpitpuri on Jan 01, 2011

Top class, immaculately maintained heritage hotel, parts of which were an old palace.

Rooms are to a very high specification, although our sons (407) was noisy with the usual Indian problem of car horns and dogs as it backs onto a road, ours (401) is quiet.

Very large clean pool and an extensive gym and spa.

Restaurant is first class, but some of the dishes are very rich. Try the Rogan Josh. Service throughout the hotel is very efficient, but less personal than at some Indian hotels.

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  By Tim_H_fro... on Nov 11, 2010

Work brought me to this lovely city of Bhopal. My colleagues and I arrived here on 7th Oct morning from Baroda by the Somnath Express.

We reached Bhopal by 9 AM and straightaway checked into Jehan Numa Palace Hotel which is situated on Shyamala Hills in Bhopal. We had to make a visit to Mandideep and were scheduled to leave the same evening for Mumbai.

I was actually feeling sorry that I would not be able to stay back and enjoy the lovely ambience of the hotel. As luck would have it, we were forced to defer our departure by a day and so I had the opportunity to explore this lovely place.

Jehan Numa Palace was built in 1890 by Gen. Obaidullah Khan,Commander-in -Chief of the Bhopal State Army and second son of Nawab Sultan Jehan Begum.The General died in 1924 and then the palace went through many occupancies before it was reclaimed and renovated by the grandsons of Gen.Obaidullah Khan in Sep 1983.

The hotel has many photographs of the late 1800s vintage as well as early 1900s and displays them proudly along with a display of weapons belonging to Gen Obaidullah Khan.

The structure is typically colonial with wide verandahs, cane chairs, trellissed doors etc etc.

The staff are extremely hospitable and rush to meet the whim of each guest.There is a general laidback atmosphere and one can put one's feet up and while away the day.

Definitely recommended for those wanting to de-stress and re-discover the meaning of life.

Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and is accessible by air from Mumbai and New Delhi.
Labels: Bhimbetka, Bhopal, Gen Obaidullah Khan, Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, Shyamala Hills

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  By KesariChe... on Oct 10, 2010

I feel that Jehan Numa is the best place to stay at Bhopal. Right from the ambience to the service food all were lavishing. I would recomend this palce for a lavishing experience and looking foreward for a stay at this place soon again whenever I get a chance. the hotel is best in bhopal for all types of travel be it leisure or business etc.the rooms were good in size ans spacious enough. The service was also good.
Restaurants of the hotels were also at its best.

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  By hemant_ha... on Oct 10, 2010

Jehan Numa Palace is simply the best hotel to stay in Bhopal. It offers great variety & quality of food. Pizza at its Italian restaurant is one of the best i have ever had.

Its staff is very well behaved and the hotel offers a great overall experience.

Highly recommended.

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  By Shambhu19... on Aug 08, 2010

This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay while visiting Bhopal. It is a 'converted palace' and has a real heritage feel to it. The rooms are basic but clean, nicely decorated and quite well maintained. The restaurants are all very good. Breakfast 'Under the mango tree' is a real treat with western and indian choices and my favourite - the chef preparing dosa and uttapam on request. The Shanama buffet lunch was delicious - so much variety and well worth it. There is a pool and spa on site with a good choice of treatments that are excellent value for western visitors. The staff at the travel centre were helpful and organised a car for us each day. Bhopal wont be at top of most tourist lists but there are a lot of very interesting places to visit as day trips from here.

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  By cpgem on Jul 07, 2010

Great place to be if you're with friends. Not very expensive. Gives you all possible facilities. Makes you feel like a king when you stay there. Enjoy the Kebabs at 'Under the Mango Tree' and the amazing buffet at Shahnama (restaurant). Its close to the Bhopal lake and five minutes away from the main market. Rests on top of a beautiful hill. Must stay.

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  By Ankit_Sax... on Jun 06, 2010

Royal palace turned 5 start Heritage Hotel - The Best place to stay in Bhopal.
If you want grand place to stay at highly reputed locality with best food available with best service and if you also want all facilities, you can imagine then go and stay in this hotel.

I have stayed here more then 20 times now in last 3 years. I love to stay in Room no 211 - The Cottage!

You can have one of the best breakfast then you can arrange a cab from travel desk (which is not too much costlier in compare to out side taxi provider) and go for business and then come back and order some food and drink and can seat next to small fountain in front of your room. If you do not have any work to do in Bhopal - gr8, go to gym then go for swimming and then for spa or sona or ....have a king size breakfsat relax have lunch then visit swimming pool again and in evening have a walk towards CM house following by lake and come back!

The location is quite remote but best in Bhopal.
You can have free high speed internet any where in hotel.

Bathrooms are big with qaulity cosmetics and jacuzzi.

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  By ParthBhat... on Jun 06, 2010

I found Jehan Numa Palace a best hotel in Bhopal with facilities like Bar, Good Resturant, Swiming pool, Fitness Center, Hourse & Camal riding with other outdoor and indoor games facilities. Staff was very good start from door to inside hotel. They care about customer. High speed internet in all location of hotel. Food serve was very good ans tastey. Its good value for money

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  By AshishMeh... on May 05, 2010

after a long time i could hear the morning chirps of sparrows. seriously after so long. the hotel is located admist calm and tranquil surroundings. the rooms and food is excellent.well maintained gardens and plantations
and not to mention free wi fi access..

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  By saurab on Apr 04, 2010

Wonderful place to stay. Really enjoyed the hotel stay with my family. good food and wonderful service. Placed at top of hill.

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  By may78bang... on Apr 04, 2010

Such a great Hotel, has everything, great food, rooms and the most helpful friendly staff.
Pool side rooms are such a bonus, just stroll down from the balcony and jump in!

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  By 2muchtrav... on Mar 03, 2010

I had gone for a family reunion ith parents to Bhopal and had chosen to stay at the Jehan Numa Palace.

Now i have previously been to Bhopal previously for a short visit and had not formed a good opinion of the city(the city lacks even a multiplex and yet is the capital of major state). However, the stay at Jehan Numa palace was a treat. The first thing that impresses you about the hotel as soon as you enter are the superb gardens. The hotel itself is a palace and very well maintained.

The staff is very cordial and the rooms were bice and airy(there are both independent cottages and normal deluxe rooms available) I had taken one each and on my request, the hotel staff added an extra bed in the room (ofcourse charging 1350 extra for it)

The deluxe room itself is very large with clean toilets and bath. The room service is not very good though. Probably because the hotel is too large and spread out(due to the cottages), the service staff takes its time attending your calls.

There is ample seating space, if you want, to enjoy the gardens. I only visited one of the veg restaurants at the hotel and the food variety was very good (and expensive! Be prepared to shell out some serious cash here!)

There are plenty of rare photos from the old British raj days that you can enjoy in the gallery and in general throughout the hotel.

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  By safinrox on Jan 01, 2010

While driving ti delhi, what we needed was a break from the long journey at a comfortable place. Got exactly the same at the Jehan Numa, as the name goes it is an old heritage property well converted into a hotel.
Different from conventional hotel rooms, had a touch of class and old fashion mix which was great.
The service was par excellent and the staf very friendly, you know that makes the stay more memorable.
The best part of it all was FOOD, just excellent. Just for more of it i will go back for sure.
Only sore point was they could have placed LCD tv's in the rooms, that was something which was missing, they had old fashioned TV's may be they will be on the job, i have suggested the same and they took it well.
Try it, you will not regret.

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  By rajeshcha... on Nov 11, 2009

this hotel never fails to amaze me, the staff are so friendly and the food...delicious!!!

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  By starsprin... on Nov 11, 2009

Over the summer I spent 2 months working between Delhi and Bhopal, [August – October 09] and I have to say I took every opportunity I could to retreat to the Jehan Numa Palace hotel in Bhopal.

It was a great place to retreat, relax, exercise and work. It has an excellent car service and the restaurants offered exquisite Indian and Italian cuisine. It was a real treat to sit using wi-fi in the peaceful court yards and finish the day with a swim in a beautiful pool or a massage at the Ayurvedic Spa.

The staff are welcoming, relaxed and helpful – I would highly recommended a visit to this family run palace. I didn’t have enough money to spend the rest of my life their, but I did sit down and work out the figure.

If there is a major Hindu Festival hotel and travel reservations are difficult to organize – I would suggest watching out for those date. There are several court yards to the Jehan Numa so if you are planning a trip during Hindu Festival ask the staff to organize a room in the back court yards of the hotel, that are always quite, as Hindu Festival are celebrations can go on quite late. That said the Jehan Numa at the top of Shimal Hills would still be one of the quietist places in town.

Great Fresh juices.

Will - Hong Kong

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  By Will016 on Oct 10, 2009

I honestly could not recommend this hotel more highly. Yes you may go to one or two hotels that tick more boxes (make no mistake there won't be many as this is a very well appointed hotel) but that is not the point. The point is how a hotel FEELS...

And, the Jehan Numa feels just right!!

The comfort, and the peace, in contrast to the noise and bustle of Bhopal are a great start but the beautiful spaces ana the lovely, wide corridors give a sort of 'old colonial' feel but only in the best kind of a way.

Oh, did I mention the fabulous Indian food in the semi-outdoor restaurant by the fountain...

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  By toogoodiu... on Oct 10, 2009

Its a 19th century palace converted to a hotel. The ambience and the history associated with it makes it a great place to stay. It gives you an idea about how the olden day rulers lived. The location , greenery and the food were great. It also has an excellent swimming pool.

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  By Shivpg on Jun 06, 2009

Its a palace in true sense. The location is beautiful. It has a great pool side. The hotel is a legacy in itself. Great food and amazing hospitality.

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  By alokmisra on Jun 06, 2009

If in Bhopal, this is the place to see and be seen in. A former palace dating back to the 19th century, this tastefully done up hotel happily marries the past (check out the photos of royal hunts and a life sized stuffed tiger in the lobby) with the present (top notch rooms with all mod cons). A large inviting pool, excellent food and courteous staff are pluses. But the hotel's greatest strength is its architecture and interior design with local “bagh” handprinted wall hangings and “dhurries” (traditional rugs) lining the long corridors of the hotel. Another interesting fact is that horses are exercised around a track even now in the hotel premises and it is not unusual when sitting on the generous balconies of your hotel room to see equestrians urging their horses along for their morning and evening ride about! Regal and restrained elegance – this is a hotel that makes you wish you had brought your tux along!

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  By Peneliti on Jun 06, 2009

The hotel is sited on shamla hills, a posh area of Bhopal set atop the lake. It doesn’t afford any views but is just a stone’s throw away.
The hotel has a heritage status and was built as a palace by begum jehan’s grand children in her memory. Bhopal has the distinction of having 4 begums as its rulers consecutively till it merged with india after independence under nawab obaidullah.
The hotel is a heady mix of heritage with ultra modern ethos. As a testimony to the hotel ‘s royal legacy, they upgraded us to imperial suites without any extra cost when we complained about the noise in standard rooms, since some renovation work was going on. The imperial suites are neary 50% costlier .
The staff is courteous and efficient. The restaurants, shahnama with Indian cuisine, a Mediterranean resto bar and a cafechino are great joints, popular with guests and local elite. So are the pool and gym. We found the cusine tastiest till now, even better than the very best at delhi also. A great hotel. Go for the cottages – they are best value. Keep Bhopal as your base for local sights, heliodorus pillar, udaygiri caves, bhimbetka cave paintings, Bhojpuri, sanchi stupas etc.

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  By sanaryamn... on Jun 06, 2009

This is the third time I had stayed here and I had repeated the stay because of the value for the money.

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  By vmonte on Jun 06, 2009

Nestled on the serene hills of Bhopal, in close proximity to the Upper Lake, lies this hotel. Conveniently situated about 5-6 kms from the Airport and the railway station and around 7 kms from the city centre, the hotel allows one peace and quite as well as easy access. the rooms are well laid out and the cottages have an added attraction as they provide a feeling of being at home yet PRIVATELY. The food is excellent and the hotel restaurant is famed for it. SHAHNAMA- the Indian cuisine serves amazing tangdi kebabs. The ambience at the multi cuisine restaurant - MANGO TREE, literally under the mango tree is surely great. A mention of the the coffee shop needs to be made here. the pastries are just delious and JUST DON'T MISS THE BIRYANI FESTIVAL THERE!

HAPPY HOLIDAYING

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  By Journey2O... on Jun 06, 2009

If you go to Bhopal you don't really have a choice. It is simply the best - with the outdoor tandoori restaurant and reasonable tarrif, this palace turned hotel is a must visit. Paid less than Rs. 3,000 for a night.

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  By Sandeep25... on May 05, 2009

Hotel provides very good Hospitality with excellent Scenic views which is worth spensing that much.

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  By nagpur123 on Apr 04, 2009

An excellent heritage hotel. Very comfortable rooms, friendly staff, great restraunts and menu and value for money. Located on Shyamali hills, it is well away from the noise of the city and easily reachable from the city. The hotel is well managed and is proud of the heritage tag.

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  By Bangalore... on Apr 04, 2009

Well here I was again on a business trip to what is considered a terribly boring city in Madhya Pradesh, after a break of two years....Bhopal, the capital. Well after my last stay at this hotel, I felt even a nights stay at any other would make me miserable and I followed my instinct and decided to check in at Jehan Numa Palace.

Its the most interesting place you can stay in Bhopal. After you get used to the impeccable service fit for royalty and the extraordinary cuisine choices you get spoilt with you actually start truly appreciating this great heritage property which is a slice of history in every sense of the word.

The rooms are great, cleanliness spotless and the staff still the same after my last visit, which speaks volumes for the managements HR policy.

If you have to go to this boring city for business the least you should do is stay at this hotel to keep your spirits alive.

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  By FootLoose... on Apr 04, 2009

A heritage hotel with character. We stayed in an Imperial room which was clean and very comfortable. A surprising plus was the schooling track that ran around our building and directly past the verandah so we enjoyed the syces riding past the windows in the mornings and evenings. The horse theme extends to the interesting prints on some of the corridors. There are also fascinating historical photographs from the days of the Raj. One of the bars is called Shirgar and another Tottenham Corner.

We were made most welcome by everyone at Jehan Numa Palace. The manager of the outside restaurant noted that we said our first dinner was nothing special and took charge of us subsequently and we had first rate Indian cuisine thereafter.

The gardens are lovely and though the pool was under repair during our stay the pool gardens are also beautiful. With a choice of good restaurants, and comfortable quiet accommodation we thought it an excellent place to stay. The exterior makes it look like a boring business hotel but our experience of the Jehan Numa was very positive.

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  By Boulbon on Apr 04, 2009

Nice hotel, super food. I stayed here on a business trip to Bhopal recently in a regular room.
The Hotel has a very old style. The service is excellent. The food is especially good. Try the Nihari Mutton, I loved it and wished I could stay another day just to have it again. Breakfast was a buffet and included in the room rate. Quite nice. I just had some vegetarian, including a freshly made Dosa.
The room was a regular room with nothing outstanding. Good, clean, with all the nescessary amenities including cable TV (watched Obama's win here actually), complimentary mineral water, mini bar, clean bathrooms, Coffee maker, Laptop connection, etc.
I was told there is a gym and pool although I didn't use either of them.
Will def stay here on my next trip here.

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  By pvee on Nov 11, 2008

Note: I am a c5 tetraplegic with c6/c7 functionality. I use a manual wheelchair. My reviews are made from this perspective.

Jeehan Numa is an excellent hotel for the non-cripple.

Disabled access is adequate… although inadequate for a solo traveller. There is ramping throughout although many are impossible for any wheelchair to scale without assistance. Electric chair users should probably stay somewhere else.

The main restaurant – which is fabulous - and a small café are accessible. Other restaurants are up flights of stairs.

The disabled access room is a small internal room with one tiny window and an impossibly steep ramp. It is dark and is a wireless internet blackspot. While the shower and bathroom are fine, I do not recommend staying in that room!

I stayed in an Imperial Room with a private patio and a view of the horse-riding track and pool. Imperial Rooms are not set up for wheelchair access. The shower is over the bath. However, the shower rose is on a flexible hose and I found that I could shower sitting on the toilet.

Free wireless internet is fabulous for Skyping family at home.

There are a couple of very steep ramps between the Imperial Rooms and the restaurant / reception / entrance. You’ll need help to scale these ramps. Indeed one ramp is so steep, my colleague and I decided the best approach was to have him bounce me up and down the stairs.

In summary, the hotel is not really manageable for a solo wheelchair user. But with a strong friend and helpful staff, it can be very comfortable.

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  By Plonkmons... on Aug 08, 2008

The Jehan Numa is a late 19th century royal palace converted into a private 98-room hotel still under the ownership of the former ruling local dynasty.

There is a new building where many of the rooms are located which was not part of the original palace. I was upgraded to the Bourbon Suite so my experience deals with that room. It is spacious with a comfortable bed. There is also wi-fi in the room, which was spotty. I had no problem connecting from the ground floor, however.

The only complaints about the room are that hot water did not seem available at late night hours and a box of tissues would have been nice instead of the tiny tissue pockets among the sundries. The room was spotless.

Service, for the most part, is very good by Indian standards. It is best to clearly and slowly state your requests or preferences. In case of communications difficulty ask to speak to a manager. All of the staff are courteous and what they lack in training they make up for in enthusiasm. (One waiter at the cafe insisted on greeting guests with a hearty "good evening" regardless of time of day).

The pool is large, if not heated. There is a nice gym on site and even a spa although this is a new addition and there needs to be adequate training for some of those providing massages. But costs for massages are half of what one would pay at a top hotel in Delhi or Mumbai. I suspect they will improve spa services in time. There is an outdoor massage table with its own shower so if the weather is nice, go for it.

Be sure to ask to see the horse stable at the rear of the property.

There are several restaurants on site. The Shehnama is the best of them.

There is also another heritage palace hotel in Bhopal -- the Noor-us-Sabah. I took a look at the suite rooms there. They are smaller than those at the Jehan Numa but very nicely decorated.
The Noor-us-Sabah, part of the ITC chain, has nicer views but service at the Jehan Numa seems more personalized.

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  By 7J1AIL on Jan 01, 2008

I m just back to my office at Mumbai after a pilgrimage to Sanchi, 45 kms from Bhopal. i stayed at Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal
which is really a superb place. I was surprised to see a hotel of this kind in a smaller city like Bhopal.

Though they have few restautants serving different cuisines i choose La Kuchina for dinner.It is an Italian restaurent and a great place to Dine. The ambiance and authentic italian taste made me feel no differece with other italian restaurant i frequent in Mumbai or Goa.

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  By RajMumbai on Dec 12, 2006

Having an evening out at the open air barbecue, was just outstanding! Food, drinks, & atmosphere were all perfect. No trip to Bhopal is complete without having the murg malai tikkas under the mango tree.

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  By on Sep 09, 2004

The whole ambience is just too good. A trip to Bhopal can't be complete without a few drinks here.

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  By on Aug 08, 2004

Si vous traversez l'Inde, arrêtez-vous à Bhopal.
Evidemment beaucoup vont penser au drame épouvantable qui s'est déroulé en 1984, avec l'explosion de l'usine américaine Union Carbide, mais depuis la vie à repris son cours.
Cette ville est très agréable et pleine de charme avec ses lacs enchanteurs.
Le Jehan Numa Palace fait partie de la gamme Héritage, et tout y respire le sérieux et le professionnalisme, avec la classe et la distinction en plus, mais sans jamais tomber dans la prétention.
Il y a tout : piscine grand modèle, fitness, massages, 3 restaurants et des chambres très confortables.
Pour les restaurants je vous recommande "La Cucina" au rdc, avec une salle superbe décorée dans une ambiance latine et des cuisiniers officiant devant vous.
C'est un vrai régal, surtout lorsqu’on vient de traverser le Gujarat et son indigence dans le domaine culinaire.
Le second restaurant à l'étage s'appelle le "Shanana", attention l'addition ça cartonne et ce n'est pas justifié.
Le troisième est un resto-barbecue dans la cour intérieure de l'hôtel près de la fontaine. Nous ne l'avons pas testé, mais ne vous habillez pas chic si vous y allez, car vos vêtements seront bons à laver dès votre retour dans la chambre.
Le petit déjeuner est excellent et se prend au Shanana, je vous recommande le jus de litchee frais il est divin.

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  By travel776... on Oct 10, 2011

Hôtel héritage très agréable Chambres spacieuses Très belle piscine Très bonne cuisine pour le restaurant de l'hotel

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  By Pipounett... on Aug 08, 2009

Its royal charm all the way in Jehan Numa Palace. The place is atop Shamla hill and cut off from all the humdrum and noise of the city. The architecture, interior decor, chandeliers all give the royal nawabi feel.

Rooms are well appointed with all the facilities (except wi-fi). The complimentary breakfast offers a great spread and the open-air restaurant is a great place to dine with live music.Other facilities that are available are the Business Centre, Swimming pool, Gym and Spa.

The only problem is the availability of transport for local travel. Autorickshaws are not readily available and the hotel cab is expensive.

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  By krishnado... on Oct 10, 2011

Loved the stay in Jehan numa. It was a huge respite from a really bad hotel we had checked in when we moved to Bhopal - Imperial Sabre. Though not as historic as it is made out to be (it is actually quite a normal looking hotel like anywhere in the world), the stay and service was quite good. So if you are looking for a "heritage" hotel then you are better off stayig at Noor us Sabah which is better. But the service and food options here were fantastic.

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  By Shadykhan on Jul 07, 2011

A nice cozy place where one can relive the history of Bhopal. A visit to the first floor bar is a must do as is having tea sitting outdoors and relishing in house freshly baked pastries. The breakfast was generous and the staff was warm and helpful.

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  By Raghvinde... on Jun 06, 2011

Jehan Numa Palace- An amazing heritage palace & Spa with the best luxurious services in Bhopal. I have been there for 10 days to consult some SPAs.
Best part of my experience in Jehan Numa palace was the Swimming pool near the Spa. It is fit for all Aqua lovers and as per my observation most of the people don't wanted to come out of it. It suits to all age group people and very well disciplined by the management to provide freedom and value to all age group people.
Cafe chino an open air restaurant is another wonderful place to relax and unwind in the resort. It provides you all kind of soups,salads,breads and few other light meals for the dinner. I felt so relaxed after a long tiring day with my favorite drink and light salad.

Other services are Ok but needs some attention on the small details. Like tea were served most of the time with out any cookies, there was no mini snacks was served with drink while serving in room and sometime lacking in details while making guest room.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for business or short vacation.

My next visit I am wishing in RENI PANI Resort which is a sister property of Jehan Numa Palace and I heard it is simply Superb to explore the wild life and nature.

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  By Ankit R on May 05, 2011

Do

Check the restaurant: "Shahnama" - Excellent Indian Food
Please sample their Bakery Products : "Just Awesome"

I wouldn't say that this is a palace. But the staff is quite dressed in ethnic way and it's loaded with pics of the british era. Quite a nice theme and very peaceful place to stay.

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  By saurabhsh... on Apr 04, 2011

The words that come to my mind to describe the place: nice, quiet, graceful, simple. All white exterior was welcoming, the rooms were spacious. The washrooms though were not up to the mark, a little dated fittings which definitely need upgrade.

I like the pool side, cafe, and lovely twining horse riding path going below the corridors connecting the rooms. The cafe food was decent and fresh. Gym was also spacious. Overall a good hotel.

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  By van_kan on Mar 03, 2011

It is a wonderfull hotel. Had a great experience. Has a palace feel about it. Rooms are very spacious. Staff is very courteous. Great food & service. Good buffet breakfast. Located in the heart of the city in a posh locality.

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  By Varma72 on Feb 02, 2011

This highly comfortable hotel really gives you royal treatment. One can find the attendants standing in every corner to look after your comfort. Location is ideal. The sumptuous complimentary breakfast was a treat. It was ready at sharp 7 am when it was required by me.
The only one cause, I can complain of, is the absence of any exhaust in the bathroom.

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  By dps_singh on Dec 12, 2010

Always a favorite stop in the lovely city of Bhopal, the Jehan Numa Palace combines friendliness and lovely surroundings. The successive courtyards of the old palace are worth exploring and you may get lucky enough (be alert!!) to see a race horse or two pounding buy on the gallops that run past the pool. There's a great gym too. Newer rooms are less interesting than the "cottage" rooms and some of the luxury suites. Food is superb and the bar serves up a lovely locally brewed lager beer called Woodpecker (geddit?) that is almost worth the trip on its own, if you care about such things. Nice pizza and pasta at Bhopal's best Italian restaurant too. Do visit Bhopal and do stay at this lovely hotel. It's the best value palace in India.

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  By danielgla... on Dec 12, 2010

hotel is running in old building so, it is common to see damp spots on ceiling. Rooms are big with fridge and TV. service was excellent. hotel have two bars with lovely environment. Restaurant are at there best, food is "shaahi". i like to stay there and love to come again.

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  By foi325 on Nov 11, 2010

My first opinion of this hotel was impressive - a sprawling courtyard with huge parking space. Even the buildings were the sprawling colonial type. The reception was small but efficient. My room was also very large - another plus for this hotel. Other good things - well-equipped gym, good room service and food. Good location - quiet and secluded at the same time within the main city

On the flip side, the rooms could have been better equipped - in terms of gadgets, toileteries etc. Also, the service with a smile motto seemed to be missing!

I also felt the hotel was over-priced

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  By rajeshkk on Nov 11, 2010

Thankfully our driver dropped us off at the wrong hotel, and we checked in here instead. Nice hotel in the old palace. The grounds and buildings are really nice, with verandahs outside the rooms with wicker chairs and tables to sit in, and lots of nice gardens. It has an awesome pool too and free wireless internet (although there is a caveat see below.)

Out of the F and B outlets, the place is sadly let down by the breakfast. The location is great, would be better if they put the blinds up but the quality of the breakfast food and the service is really lacking and lets the place down totally.

But I would come back again, I like the place and its charm.

THE GOOD
- Nice old style hotel, largish rooms for India
-2 bars with differing happy hours with great service and atmosphere in both
- The Italian restaurant although having some Indian accent to it is great, I was dissapointed to see no beef on it as most Italian restaurants in India serve beef.
-Staff and friendly and efficient
-Its really clean for a Indian owned and run hotel
-Great tv channel choices in the rooms with HD cable available in them (old tvs though)
-Has old but proper inner spring mattress beds

THE BAD
- Its tired, rooms are outdated, and some of the areas like the ceilings in the rooms and doors need repairs
-You have a fridge in the room, but no minibar, would be good to at least have a non alcoholic minibar
-Only dirty thing in my room was the shower curtain urgently needed throwing and cleaning as it had that nasty red mold on it
-Luke warm showers, even after running the water for 10 minutes its still only just warmish

My bads are really not bad at all, I would happily return.

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  By can99 on Nov 11, 2010

We stayed at the hotel, because we were attracted by the historic nature of the hotel. Like the name suggests, this is a old palace by a Queen (Begum) of Bhopal in 18th century. The place still has some historic vintage year items like a old horse cart, furniture etc. We dined at the La Cuchina restaurant and found the food to be good. We also found the overall service in terms of room service, bell desk service to be very good.

We were booked in a Regal room, and while the room was nice, it could have been slightly bigger. There are definitely cheaper hotels in Bhopal, but this one is worth its price due to the historic hotels. Even if you dont stay in the hotel, the restaurants inside the hotel come highly recommended.

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  By ravi_triv... on Sep 09, 2010

beautiful navab pataudi palace.i loved the cafechino cafe and italian la cuchina restaurant.but its a bit expensive.

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  By gdivyansh... on Jul 07, 2010

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed during my business trips..Good vibes surround me as soon as I drive into its campus..The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The staff is very friendly..Its restaurants offer nice food and ambience. I would recommend this specifically for business travellers and those who looking for a place to hold conferences as well as looking to accomodate the participants..

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  By ByWalk on Jul 07, 2010

I like the location of the hotel its very quiet & its green as well. Gives you a feel of an old palace.

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  By BIRENDER on Jun 06, 2010

The palce is I think a palace converted into hotel. If I am not wrong it belongs to the Pataudi family. The place attracts lots of foreign tourist and rightly so. It has a really grand architecture. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The buffet breakfast gives a good variety; Indian, Continental to choose from. I reallly love having the buffet breakfast at this hotel. The Italian restaurant is just about above average though. Overall a good place for a comfortable and royal stay in Bhopal.

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  By pandegaur... on Jun 06, 2010

Jehan numa palace is probably one of the best heritage properties converted to hotel I would have ever stayed. A wonderfully well maintained with great rooms and excellent service. Food is just excellent a great place to relax after a busy day at work!!

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  By chiraayu on May 05, 2010

its a very good restaurant for veg and non vegfoodies , the service is also good, especially the cream tikkas is awesome, we loved the food here, the place is also too good, the sceneic view is very nice and we loved the serene environment away from the city, it is one of the best hotels of the city

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  By imran_ali... on May 05, 2010

great view...good hospitality....courteous staff...good food...wi-fi connectivity

a nicely maintained property which gives you a experience of history of Nawab's....its proximity to the lake is an added advantage....definitely a place to come back....

the only service, i found not up to the mark was the laundry service (towels not that clean .. didn't had the crispness)...need to improve on this front.

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  By jain_deek... on May 05, 2010

this is very nice hotel. I usually visit jehan numa palace for Dinner with family. Its very nice hotel. Services are very good. Environment is very good. Hotel is comfortable. One feels very comfortable when he is in hotel.
Quality of the food served is very good. Rooms are very good. Hotel is very beautiful, comfortable and very well maintained. Parking place for vehicles is also very good. Hotel is decorated with o toch of Historian look. Hotel is also very well connected to different places of Bhopal City. One can easily go to any place in city from Hotel.actullt Bhoapl city is also very good,its full of greenery and suurounding by lakes.people known bhipal as city of lake.THis hotel is the one of best hotels in bhopal.

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  By narendra... on Apr 04, 2010

Its an old palace with modern amenities. Loved it. We were given rooms in the new section with our room near the pools (next to the ones facing the pool), with a nice patio with chairs and all ...
Service was good and prompt. Good linen and comfortable beds. Rooms are huge!!
Nice Indian breakfast complimentary with our package.

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  By NewWander... on Oct 10, 2009

The Jehan Numa Palace was constructed almost a century ago has passed through several hands but still is in great condition.

The hotel is a sparwaling property in whote, with huge rooms, spacious corridors, verandahs and open areas. Constructed from old stone blocks, the rooms remain cool naturally too (it does have temperature contolled AC too).

Well, the hotel gives you all the facilities you would ask for of a five star hotel (a tad unsohisticated at times and very reasonable prices. ; but you must consider the fact that its in a much smaller city). It arranges airport transfers, the bell boys and front desk staff are extremely efficient, there is a small business center , a good sized pool. The service I must say was excellent.

The rooms: My room was spacious, with a good sized closet, a safe, sofa area, TV, a comfortable bed, a work desk and very clean linen. The room led to verandahs which though shared have been partitioned off. The bathroom again was very clean with good quaility personal aminities, sterilized glasses and toilet and warm water. So my first impression was check, check, check.

The food: I had dinner at the open indian restraunt. Some dishes were great and some OK. All in all it was an OK meal. No complaints. The nice part was the fountain enarby and soft gazal music. The breakfast was ok too. They had a varied selection but nothing outstanding.
The next day had lunch at its LA Kuchina. I ordered a thin crust pizza and it was great. My collegaues seemed quite happy with their salads too.

The service: This was good throughtout; be it room; front desk, business facility or restruant. Good staff does wonders for a hotel.

I did not try the pool but it looked very clean and tempting. Large enough too. Though an old property, it is well maintained and you feel as if you are staying in a "haveli:" of a fabulously rich friend. There are several open areas where you can just sit with a book and an iced tea or just chat. The distances in Bhopal are not much so you can easility hire a cab for the day. The front desk staff will help you with all arnagements you might need. Only downside; at night I could constantly hear dogs barking on the property. It took me some time to sleep.

Would I stay here again: definitely yes; whether on work or personal trip.

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  By sugar901 on Jun 06, 2009

Hotel Jehan Numa is an erstwhile royal property converted into a hotel. The hotel is one of the best in the city, and is certainly more charming and homely. The staff is very friendly, the food is great especially the kebabs. The hotel has a good swimming pool, decent gym and free wifi with an internet centre. The rooms are not big, but are clean and comfortable.

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  By cajithk on Jun 06, 2009

Beautiful setting ,good rooms ,nice restaurants and yes a very good pool.And the food especially the non-veg is just marvellous!!

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  By armaithan... on Apr 04, 2009

I had to attend a wedding at Bhopal. The hotel was directly booked by the wedding party .The service at the hotel was good.The property is spacious and maintains very high level of cleaniness..
The interior of the room, selection of toiletteries and other facilities in the room were very good.
In the morning the peace and tranquility of the hotel can be enjoyed at its best when you go for a walk . The breakfast is a lovely spread with delicious Indian as well as Continental Spread .South Indian crisp Dosa as well as cheeses fruit pastries etc. The Buffet lunch at the restaurant was out standing.

The Proprty is expensive as a heritage hotel but it is the best address in Bhopal.

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  By SHARMASPT... on Apr 04, 2009

it was the ancient palace of kings which has been now converted to a hotel. Nice rooms with good food was the specialty of the hotel. since its on the hill we use to get a good view as well. Recommended property to stay in Bhopal.

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  By hiadit on Apr 04, 2009

The Italian restaurant at the hotel was really good - we ate there for two nights as I was suffering from pasta withdrawal symptoms by then. The open air indian/grill restaurant was poor though - shaky service and the food was a bit mixed. Otherwise, the service was excellent - and there is even a bakery on site that is really popular with locals and guests alike.

I travelled with my mother round central India for 2 weeks. I found this hotel to be the most disappointing through our two week stay in terms of the room. Having said that, everywhere else we stayed was top quality, so I guess I am just comparing something that was decent enough against unashamed luxury and quality.

We stayed in one of the rooms in the more modern wing, and everything was tired and things were starting to break. The toilet flush required fixing twice whilst we were there, and the bathroom was tatty. The room was clean though and we had a balcony overlooking the pool. The location was a bit out of town but there were not that many Bhopal hotels in the centre. It is a short tuk tuk ride to the centre and this wasn't a huge problem. Just don't think you can nip out in the evening and wander to a nearby restaurant.

For those people who only know Bhopal for the Union Carbide tragedy, there is so much to see and do there. The town itself if a really interesting mix of Hindu and Muslim culture living relatively happily alongside each other. This is a real town - not a tourist mecca. From here, you can get to Sanchi (Buddhist stupas with the most amazing carvings ever) and Bhimbetka (cave paintings documenting the evolution of man - it's like watching a child learning to draw but over thousands of years) on day trips - both of which are things that everyone should see in their lifetimes, but are in the shadow of more famous offerings like the Taj Mahal and Jaipur. On top of all this, there are art galleries, a fascinating anthropological muserm and more real life things to see - little mosques and temples that say much more about Indian life than those that are frequented by tourists. The spectre of Union Carbide is still there - the hotel has some signs in braille, for example. However, generally speaking, the city is testament to the resilience of the Indian population - particularly amongst the poor - who have picked themselves up and got on with their lives. Do go and visit!

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  By holidayqu... on Apr 04, 2009

Bhopal is a friendly and interesting city worth visiting for its excellent museums and atmospheric market along with the two World Heritage sites nearby and the Jehan Numa is one of Indias' better city hotels. There is a wide choice of rooms & suites: we liked the "imperial" rooms with direct access to the great pool. Everything is clean and comfortable and standards of housekeeping are high throughout.
There are three restaurants, our favorite was the open air Under the Mango Tree serving a variety of local and tandoori dishes. Breakfasts are particularly scrumptious! Two bars as well as the coffee shop gives plenty of options for evening entertainment.
Our only complaint: we found the management to be rather cold and unfriendly, which was strange as the remainder of the staff were the complete opposite. We stayed for 5 days and nobody asked us if we were enjoying our stay. A pity because we enjoyed it very much!

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  By verasi on Dec 12, 2008

great place......nice rooms, great breakfast, good resturants, good service but disappointing bathrooms. They are not dirty or anything but they are basic and not luxurious. I guess I am a wee bit spoilt. But overall a great place with a lot of history at a great price!!!!

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  By istee on Jul 07, 2008

We only stayed one night in transit. The standard room was just that : a little small, but 4* facilities. The luxury rooms look really great : private decks, loungers etc. The hotel has lovely extensive grounds, gym, pool etc. We (foolishly in retrospect) had an indifferent indian meal in the "Kuchina" (which claims to be international , but is really a basic pizza parlour.) The semi-al-fresco breakfast at "mango tree" was great: typical sumptuous buffet.
Beware: it is a long way from the city centre.

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  By alann6 on Mar 03, 2007

Das Hotel mit seiner Anlage ist wesentlich sauberer als seine Umbgebung. Der Service ist gut und auch das Essen war ok. Ich selbst habe am Frühstück eher weniger gegessen, weil ich halt nicht wusste wie es mir bekommt, jedoch hatte keiner der Kollegen irgendwelche Probleme. Das angeschlossene Restaurant hat ein breitgefächertes Menu, itlanienisch, indisch, asiatisch und das Essen dort war sehr gut und von guter Qualität.
Das Hotel insgesamt war sauber, jedoch hatten die Räume ihren eigenen "Geruch".
Mein Zimmer war geräumig und auch das Bad war ok.
Nachts habe ich hervoragend geschlafen, sehr ruhig und hatte eine angenehmes großes Bett

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  By frschmi on Feb 02, 2011

wie der Name verspricht, obwohl im Nobelviertel Shamla relativ ruhig gelegen (wären nur diese verflixten indischen Hochzeiten nic ht) und angeblich früher ein Palast. Sicher eines der besten Häuser am Platz, daher auch beliebt für die Hochzeiten besserer Kreise, zu denen hunderte Menschen unter gellender Discomusik und knatterndem Feuerwerk vor den Fenstern der unglücklichen Hotelgäste lautstark und ausgelassen feiern. Einzig wirksame Abhilfe und Geheimtipp: sich unter die Gäste mischen und mitfeiern, da an Schlafen ohnehin nicht zu denken ist. Indische Gastgeber sind auf europäische Teilnehmer überaus stolz.
Die Zimmer samt Badezimmern sind sauber und modern, wenn auch ein wenig 08/15.
Das Angebot des hygienisch einwandfreien Restaurants "Under the Banyantree" ist ein wenig einfallslos, immer wieder Huhn und Lamm, das in Wirklichkeit Ziege ist, was man aber in einem Land, in dem 80% der Bevölkerung Vegetarier sind, verstehen muss.

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  By larla3 on Dec 12, 2010

Dieses Hotel ist für Geschäftsreisende sehr zu empfehlen.
Die Zimmer in der Nähe des Pools sind sehr geräumig und sind mit Balkon/Terrasse ausgestattet.
Im Hotel bieten drei Restaurants hervoragendes Essen. Weiters ist eine Bar und ein Cafe vorhanden.
Das Fitnesscenter bietet unterschiedlichste Trainingsgeräte. Die laute Musik im Center und die für mich zu niedriege Raumtemperatur hielten mich von einem Besuch ab.
Grundsätzlich muss man sich mit sehr niedrigen Raumtemperaturen anfreunden.

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  By johpo69 on Sep 09, 2010

そんなに敷地はひろくありませんが、美しい建物とキレイな中庭を中心とした旧館とプールの脇にある新館。旧館と新館の間にはプールやジムがあり、馬場もありました!フロントから新館があまり離れていないのもgood!バスルームのアメニティも充実していて、お湯も豊富でした。

ただ、旧館は中庭のレストランにドアが面しているので、アクセスはいいのですが、レストランでイベントがある際には深夜まで賑やかです。また設備やアメニティも新館のほうがいいようです。もし可能なら新館をお勧め!

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  By Midoringo... on Nov 11, 2009

Other than its name & a few old photographs hung here & there (and the front desk) I would never have guessed its a heritage hotel - a nice cozy place in need of some renovation & expensive food is what I would have thought. Apparently its over a 100 years old, but is very different from the 'Heritage' in Rajasthan. The hotel needs a spruce up - right now it has this cozyish, weekend retreat - homely feel. Bhopal is a small town & am sure its the best there is. The food is good but expensive. The rooms average sized, average decor and the staff leave you to your self but are polite & helpful if you need anything. The location is great, the whole hill area is green & the lake is very near. The hotel arranges cars for you in case you want to expore the city or Sanchi/Bhibetka - over all a satisfactory hotel in a small town.

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  By abhi2001... on Apr 04, 2011

We have stayed in this during our trip to bhopal in February 2011. We have found this hotel very nice but it is little costly in comparision to other hotel in the city. If you want value for money you can select other good hotel in the city. But if you want to stay luxury then you have no other choice here. We found this hotel very nice. Bed is very comfortable and clean. We found food quality also very good here but there is a lack of varieties in food.
However we have enjoyed very much here.

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  By rajivBang... on Mar 03, 2011

When we arrived here, we got a realy dirty room. After complaining we got an other one that was ok but nothing more.

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  By mpw001 on Jan 01, 2011

During My Visit to Bhopal last month, i stayed at Jehan Numa Palace and was surprised to see a hotel of this kind in a city like Bhopal. I stayed at Regal Room which is almost a centuary old is well
maintained and reminds you of the Nawabi era. The ambience is cozy and you have so much to hang around with in their welness centre, cyber cafe etc that you are never bored.

Though they have a few restaurant i choose Under thr Mango Tree for one of my dinner. As the name says, the open air restaurant is actually under a old mango tree and the food served there is just fantastic. Its a Bar-be Que restaurant and Tangri Kabab is not to be missed from a elaborate menu they have to offer. Infact a visit to Bhoapl is incomplete without a dinner at Under the Mango Tree. As they rightly say Its a surprise Bhopal showers on you.

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  By manuritik... on Aug 08, 2010

Hotel Jehan Numa Palace, is one of the most wanted hotel in Bhopal. Location of Jehan Numa Palace is very nice. Its distance from major parts of city is very short. Food quality is good, but service is not as quick as it must be.Room service is quite good. I like its location most. Bhopal is place of peace and nature.You really love to come here again and again.

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  By myselfAsh... on Jan 01, 2010

Too intimate to be called A Palace and too friendly to be called a Hotel. It is a one of the best surprises Bhopal springs on you. Set in five acres of lush green grass, trees and splashes of colourful bougainvillea it is a delightful and charming get away.

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  By alex_ben2... on Jan 01, 2010

The hotel looks nice but the rooms are very old.
The food is excellent.
Rooms need renovation.

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  By wosk on Aug 08, 2009

I stayed in Bhopal for about 180 day for job. About the city I can say that is one of the most ugly, dirty etc.. in the world. There is nothing to see in the city and very few places in the surroundings. The hotel appears to be fine and can be good for a 1-2 day stay, but if you remain for a much longer time, you realize that it is a good hotel for Indian standard, but it is not according to Western people standard.
First of all, cleaning of the bed, towels etc.. is made rarely. I left towels on the floor in the morning and I found them again in the bathroom in the evening.
Second, 2-3 times during the week the hotel organizes parties at a distance of 3-4 meters from your room until midnight and since midnight to 1-2 am hotel workers make noise removing materials.
Third, attention to your children, don't let play on the green grass in front of your room, because all mornings at 7.45 am, especially in summer, hotel workers throw water coming from toilet and wc on the ground.
Fourth, during my stay, the hotel direction decided to make works for renewing some rooms. They don't care about customer, in fact workers start using pneumatic hammer at 6.30 am (on sunday) at a distance of 5 meters from your room.
Fifth, the reception and also restaurants (3 restaurants inside the hotel) are very kinds with Indian people, but not with European people. They like your money, but not you !!

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  By giovbac on Oct 10, 2009

We stayed two nights at this hotel. They gave us the Bourbon and Goodard suites, but they were clearly not worth the price. The suites were dark, without any charm and unconfortable. In the patios next to our suites there was litter most of the day. The rooms around the pool seemed to be much more charming and nicer. The service was terrible, and it seemed obvious that they did not care at all about foreigners. The Spa was a mess. I took a massage and it was obvious that the masseur just could not care less. During the second night, they organized a party next to our suites with people shouting and children running around until 2.00 am. They had told us that the party would stop at 22.00, but in fact the party started at that time. The worst is that nobody apologized and apparently the manager was on vacation so there was nobody to complain to. The food was terrible, and the coffee undrinkable. The hotel claims to have an Italian restaurant, but its food is nothing close to Italian food. The best spot of the hotel is the pool, and there is also a decent gym with a sauna and steam room.

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  By mathew205... on Aug 08, 2009

So far I've never stayed at a hotel, where a horse riding track runs right through the two buildings where the rooms are located. That's quite an interesting feature.
But otherwise, the hotel is way too expensive. The front desk just doesn't care about the guests and the hotel probably doesn't need them anyway. They are way too busy hustling around when some members of the government hosting lucheons there, then the whole front desk stands in the receiving line with smiles on their faces and flowers in their hands (yes, they can smile - but they have no smiles for the guests staying at the hotel) . Hosting parties for the rich and famous from Bhopal - it can get quite loud, the parties are sometimes set up right next to the swimmingpool, this means almost underneath or next to the rooms. When we were there on one night there where 2 large events at night and one during the day.
The room was ok, but nothing special - for the price they're asking, I'd expect clean and new towels, instead they were greyish and frayed, some with holes in them.
The swimmingpool didn't look that enticing, during our stay we never saw it been cleaned (maybe they thought, nobody uses it anyway, why bother) and it could use a good cleaning. The so called spa with sauna and steamroom is quite old and even for hotel guests to use they charge money. The fitness room - that's new, could use a proper ventilation system.
On the plus side, the food at the Mango Tree restaurant is good, but to go there no need to stay at the hotel.

25

Rating

  By RosiS on Feb 02, 2009

A well located hotel. Stayed in the standard room and found it to be very small and tacky. The imperial rooms were better but significantly costlier. The restaurents are excellent. However, if you are looking for a palace experience, this hotel is definitely not it. The Noor us Sabah is a palace hotel with a view though the same may not be located in the heart of the city.

25

Rating

  By gaushi on Jan 01, 2008

There is a basic lack of courtesy among all staff members. Right from the door keeper to the manager at the front desk to the waiters who serve on you. We saw a clear disparity in treatment of foreigners and indians. The staff attitude boomerangs the second they realise you are not an 'ATM'.

All in all, very exaggerated place with no old world charm or charisma the other palace/heritage carry so well. (Except some interesting photos and the swords that ornate the walls). Wish I had chosen some other place to spend. Bitter kernel in our otherwise 'Stupa-fied' experience.

15

Rating

  By mona_4888 on Oct 10, 2011

Choose a Hotel Room Type

Standard Room

Room facilities :
  • Mineral Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Study Table
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub
  • LCD/Plasma screen
What is included :
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Mineral Water Bottles

USD 133

all inclusive

Book Room
Per night Total room cost Tax & fees Total cost
USD 122 USD 122 USD 11

USD 133

Regal

Room facilities :
  • Mineral Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Study Table
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub
  • LCD/Plasma screen
What is included :
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Mineral Water Bottles

USD 186

all inclusive

Book Room
Per night Total room cost Tax & fees Total cost
USD 170 USD 170 USD 15

USD 186

Imperial

Room facilities :
  • Mineral Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Study Table
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub
What is included :
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Mineral Water Bottles

USD 212

all inclusive

Book Room
Per night Total room cost Tax & fees Total cost
USD 195 USD 195 USD 18

USD 212

Dining:

The culinary arts are an integral element of the experience at Jehan Numa. We aim to provide authentic home cooked flavors, using only the freshest ingredients available. An extravagant range of restaurants and bars excite the most adventurous and discerning gourmet, from an Indian curry to succulent bar-be-que to Italian Cuisine. We have 4 restaurants and 2 bars each providing a unique gastronomical experience, one, which we promise, you will wish to repeat often.

Recreation:

Located among large open spaces of lush greenery and exotic flora, guests can get away to a world of quiet serene relaxation close to nature. Jehan Numa caters to your needs after a long hard day.