7 Fancy & Palatial Hotel Lobby Interiors In India That’ll Leave You Awestruck

From palace-turned-resorts to heritage luxury hotels, these seven hotels across India will leave you in awe with their lobbies.

by Tashika Tyagi
7 Fancy & Palatial Hotel Lobby Interiors In India That’ll Leave You Awestruck

India is home to some of the most grand and luxurious hotels in the world. While the outer facade and rooms of these hotels transport you to a whole new world, it’s the lobby that sets the tone of it all. From the artwork and chandeliers to architecture and interiors, everything has to work together in a hotel lobby. Keeping this in mind, we have picked out seven hotels with fancy and palatial lobby interiors that will leave you in awe. 

1. Raffles Resort, Udaipur


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Raffles hotels across the globe are known for their grandeur. And their only resort in India, located in Udaipur, lives up to this legacy. Nestled amidst the Udai Sagar Lake, this property is spread across 21 acres and you have to take a private boat to actually reach the hotel shore. Moreover, the lobby here looks like a grand set of a Bollywood movie with an imperial staircase, tasteful artwork on the roof, and a massive chandelier. 

Where: Lakeshore Arrival, Udaipur, Panwari, Rajasthan

2. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace is the living embodiment of Mumbai and its spirit. This iconic hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in India and the ultimate definition of hospitality. Besides the Indo-Saracenic style facade, the 240-foot high central dome and splendid wide galleries are some of its notable features. At the lobby, you’re welcomed with plush seating, airy interiors, and an overall charming vibe.

Where: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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3. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur built this palace-turned-hotel in 1943, bearing his name. Crafted in dun-hued sandstone, this hotel exemplifies remarkable Indo-Saracenic architecture. As you enter the lobby, a breathtaking, well-lit dome greets you, supported by beautifully crafted pillars. The very lobby speaks volumes of Rajasthan’s stunning craftsmanship.

Where: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Minimalism at its best! Whoever says that luxury means excess has to check out the beautiful lobby of The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. With warm white interiors and hints of brown and rattan furnishing – this lobby is what we call Instagram-worthy. Furthermore, the grand chandelier with navy and golden hues just adds a splash of opulence to this lobby that we love.

Where: Taj East Gate Road, Paktola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

5. The Leela Palace, Bengaluru

Inspired by the architectural style of the Vijayanagara Empire, The Leela Palace in Bengaluru reflects the city’s bygone era. If the grand, rose-shaded exteriors aren’t enough to impress you, then be prepared to be dazzled as soon as you enter the lobby. With copper domes, open spaces, beautiful edifice, and ornate ceilings, the lobby here screams regal in every language of the world.

Where: 80 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka

6. Fairmont, Jaipur

With a grand staircase, stunning chandeliers, and Insta-worthy airy galleries, the Fairmont hotel in Jaipur is simply gorgeous. In all honesty, the hotel as a whole looks like something straight out of your dream. Add to that the rugged magnificence of Aravalli hills in the background and you have yourself a hotel that transports you to a whole different world.

Where: 2, Riico, Kukas, Rajasthan

7. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambore

Rajasthani hotels continue to impress with this grandeur and beauty. And next on our list is Oberoi’s Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort. Known for its luxurious tents, complete with private pools. What people often overlook is the elegant yet luxurious lobby area of this hotel. This lobby is tastefully decked with golden and blue artwork that adds to the wildlife theme of the hotel.

Where: Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/oberoiamarvilas & website/Raffles Resort Udaipur

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