Iconic Surya Palace In Vadodara Rebrands to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace

by Akriti Seth
Iconic Surya Palace In Vadodara Rebrands to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace

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The iconic hotel, Surya Palace in the city of Baroda has been rebranded to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. And here’s all you need to know about it!

Grand Mercure, Lobby
Grand Mercure, Lobby

What Is It?

Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is strategically located in proximity to Vadodara’s business district and corporate hubs. The hotel is the first Grand Mercure to launch in the state of Gujarat

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The hotel is a mere 2 minute drive from the railway station and 10 minutes from the airport. Popular city attractions like Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S. University), Sayaji Garden, Baroda Museum and Laxmi Vilas Palace are a 5 minute drive away and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh is a 50 minute drive away from the hotel.

Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda
Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda

What’s In It?

Featuring 146 well-appointed guest rooms including five suites Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is certainly a ‘Home-Away-From-Home’ for both tourists and travellers alike.

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Each guest room features modern design aesthetics, in-room amenities and Wi-Fi access. The hotel is also home to one of the city’s largest pillar less events space spanning over 19,000 sq. ft., with six meeting rooms ideal for conferences, weddings and social gatherings of all sizes. They also feature an outdoor pool, a fitness and wellness centre, giving us a perfect feeling of a staycation or vacation.

Azure is an all-day dining restaurant which serves delicious food, both buffet and a’la carte. You will see a number of families celebrating small big occasions of their lives at this very place.

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Vanilla a delicatessen, is a small pastry shop which has a number of options for all the sweet-tooth out there.

What’s Unique?

Piyush Shah, MD of Jindal Hotels Ltd. is an connoisseur or art and the entire hotel showcases artworks by numerous artists.

Reception, Grand Mercure
Reception, Grand Mercure

From the sculptures by Nagji Patel in the porch, works of Jyoti Bhatt in the restaurant and the mesmerising ceramic works of P. R. Daroz in the Ballroom, along with display of Padma Vibhushan Prof. K G. Subramaniam’s paintings, numerous other artists who have been connected with the prestigious M. S. University’s faculty of Fine Arts have been prominently displayed at the property. This not only reflects Vadodara’s cultural heritage but also the deep rooted bond that Surya Palace shares with this seraphic city.

What Else?

Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is evocative of Gujarat’s rich cultural heritage. It combines the stylish elegance and design attributes of an upscale Grand Mercure, thus making it a local brand rooted in the destination. The property brings the distinctive culture and traditions of Gujarat to life, with local interpretation of the four brand signatures: Sense of Welcome, Sense of Food and Beverage, Sense of Wellness and also Sense of Culture and Discovery.


You’re welcomed by warm faces with a bright smile on their faces to a place which gives you a feeling so cosy that the saying “Home-Away-From-Home” comes to life. The entire hotel showcase brilliant artworks by a number of artists. And you feel like you’re walking in a art gallery with each wall having a story to tell you.
Azure serves food and I personally fell in love with their Gujrati Menu and Vanilla’s cakes are quite a delight. Also being a dry state is not a problem here as they have a bar too (;)).
In all, it’s a wonderful feeling.”

How To Get There?

Vadodara is an 8 hr long drive from the city of Mumbai, a 6 hour long train ride or a 1 hour long flight. The hotel is a 2 minute drive from the railway station and 10 minutes from the airport.

Airfare From Mumbai to Vadodara: ₹1891 Onwards


Address: Sayajigunj, Opp Parsi Agiary, 390 020, VADODARA (Baroda), Gujrat
Contact: (+91) 265/2363366
Tariff: Rs. 3499 Onwards

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