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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to stay at the Fort while an arts festival was in progress in the temple that is attached to the fort. The combination of the fort and the flower and light decorated temple nestling on the banks of the river was breath-taking, particularly at sunset. The accommodation and food and other services were superb and the whole...

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you KT272013 for letting me know of your enjoyment during your stay at Ahilya Fort. I hope you'll return during the monsoon-- it's very beautiful here, and the rains are light. {there are infrequent heavy showers] Mandu is at its best.

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a sense of the past about this hotel where nothing is too much for guests, where delicious food is thoughtfully prepared and served in different areas to hold your attention and to give each meal a different experience including a candlelit dinner on the Fort ramparts. Aimee, who runs the hotel, and Julia her Intern were delightful and...

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Cindy S for your supportive co0mments, which encourage our team to continue to give guests an authentic Indian experience.

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three years ago I fell in love with this place but there were definite "wrinkles" in the experience. This time it was pretty well faultless. We took the rather cripplingly expensive Narmada Suite (as an indulgent consolation for having to cancel our whole trip to India last year) and it is certainly one of the finest rooms I have ever...

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Greetings Patrick M123 Thanks for your supportive comments. I'm glad that our iron has been successful. We look forward to another visit, and I'll let KuntaBai know that she is doing a great job. R Holkar

Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If at all you want to experience how the Royals lived in India way back in the 18th century, visit and stay and experience the old world charm. The real old restored royal rooms facing the mighty river narmada, with ancient temples and traditional art festivals along with amazing food.

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Malabarian! Hope to welcome you again. Try coming during the monoon.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was an absolute discovery and I recommend it highly. My brother, son and I spent two nights in a beautiful room and loved every minute of our stay. Unlike other holiday properties, everything from laundry to evening cocktails were taken care of. My son thoroughly enjoyed his strolls in the fort and the attention he got from the staff...

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Dear Shalini Ev Your warm comments validate all the efforts my staff give to ensure your stay is everything you expected AND MORE> Thank you on behalf of 84 dedicated team members.

Indore, India
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It is not exactly tourist place for me. There is a fort made by ahilya bai holkar on the narmada river. Although it could be very beautiful place if government maintains it property and honestly. You can go there with family and spend some time to do boating, gorse riding etc. Don't stay here. Nothing much to see inside fort...

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rholkar, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Hello Sachin2net I think you must be thinking of some other place. There is no gorse riding, the fort is full of historic temples and a center of maheshwar's famous sari handloom weaving..I wonder where you were?

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's romantic, magical, not touristy, a living fort that was inhabited by a historical legend. The people that run this place go out of their way to make it perfect for you. I cannot recommend this place enough. The food is superb, the service even more so. The mighty Narmada river flows by at a lulling current. Beautiful plants and...

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Rolling Laddoo for your encouraging words! By the way, where are you rolling to? and what kind of laddoo???

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ahilya Fort was one of the highlights of our recent visit to India...first class accommodation and delicious food and wine with Aimee and her skillful team doing everything in their power to make our stay incredibly comfortable..would highly recommend. And not another cent to pay on the prepaid bill....

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richard h, Owner at Ahilya Fort, responded to this review

Warwick P, I'm so glad that you appreciated your stay. Thank you for the TA post. r holkar

Bhopal, India
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The peaceful, riverside town of Maheshwar has long held spiritual significance in which ahilya fort is a family fortress in a unique site, where your reception is so personal you feel at home. A refined and charming atmosphere

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Hello Ankit Thank you for your Support. You have perfectly identified what we try to do: make our guests feel "AT HOME" PLASE COME BACK! R HOLKAR

Reviewed 24 November 2016

The property is just amazing on the banks of River Narmada.So serene and quite. The aartis at 7pm are so soothing to your ears. I traveled with my friends and we had such a wonderful time.It is a complete package in itself.Food receipes are personally prepared and supervised by the King himself. The service and the staff is just extra...

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Greetings Shefali, Thank you for your encouraging words. I hope to see you back again. R Holkar

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The majestic 250 years old Ahilya Fort sits on the edge of a cliff, high above the sacred Narmada River, surrounded by the beautiful and unexploited town of Maheshwar. The views over the river and ghats are exceptional. Replete with myths and legend, Ahilya Fort offers guests a rare chance to get off the tourist trail and an abundance of things to see and do. With the fabulous, deserted city of Mandu nearby and the famed island temple of Omkareshwar even closer, this is a place at which to spend time and relax but from which you can also explore the area, undisturbed by the other tourists – a stroll down through the town to the ghats is a must. The food is delicious and it’s all-inclusive so, once here, you pay for nothing – be it food, excursions or e-mail! The pool is lovely; terraces and shady areas abound; meals are taken in different areas of the fort; the charming rooms and tents have superb views, balconies & gardens; the weaving center here is famous nationwide. A boat trip at sundown is something you will never forget. Truly a memorable place where you could spend days or weeks!There are 10 bedrooms scattered around the premises and the rates include full board and all excursions. It is the most perfect base for visiting Mandu (1 hour away) and is just a 2-hour drive from Indore. It makes the perfect place to end or start a holiday, as there is so much to do. From here you may also visit Dhar, Baneshwar and Omkareshwar. Being a gourmet himself, your host Prince Richard Holkar has the highest standards and the food here is delicious. Staying here is like a time wrap as the village is still enclosed within the fort itself and is truly wonderful to explore in your own time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ahilya Fort

Address: Ahilya Wada, Maheshwar 451224, India
Region: India > Madhya Pradesh > Maheshwar
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahilya Fort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ahilya Fort Hotel Maheshwar
Ahilya Fort Madhya Pradesh
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