Why Tree of Life Vantara Resort is one of the Best Hotels in Udaipur?

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Hotel Review: Are you planning a holiday in the city of Lakes and looking to stay in one of the best hotels and resorts in Udaipur? In this post, you’ll read about my honest review about staying at Tree Of Life, Vantara Resort in Udaipur.

Lake Pichola and City Palace at night
Lake Pichola and City Palace at night

The magnetism of the exotic city of Udaipur is so intense that it lives in your mind long after you have left the place. And, one of the most important decisions to take while visiting the royal city of lakes is where to stay in Udaipur. While there are ample options to choose from the best houses and resorts in Udaipur, it could get confusing. From enjoying a royal stay at the aristocratic and illustrious Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur on Lake Pichola to finding a nature retreat in the Aravalli mountain range; Udaipur has ample options to suit every pocket. Some of the top hotels in Udaipur for couples, families and weddings are newly opened Raffles, Leela Palace, Oberoi Udai Villas, Aurika by Lemon Tree and many more. During my last visit to Udaipur, I stayed at two different hotels and resorts. One was in the city’s heart, next to Fateh Sagar Lake, and the other away from the hustle-bustle of the city, in the middle of lush Aravalli hills. If you are looking for the Best Hotels in Udaipur for couples and families, this post could help. Here are my reasons to choose Tree of Life Vantara Resort, Udaipur over any other 5-star hotels in Udaipur:

Udaipur has ample options to suit every pocket

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Location

Being a nature lover, I prefer places that are peaceful and unobtrusive, where I can be one with nature. That kind of tranquillity is difficult to get in the bustling’s heart of Udaipur, therefore I stayed with Tree of Life Resorts, Udaipur. Nestled among the undulating forested Aravalli hills, the resort is strategically at Debari. A village lying midway between the airport (13.3 km, 25 mins) and Udaipur city (approx. 11 km, 25 mins). Reaching here itself was like a mini adventure—driving on a mud road with trees all around made me feel as if I was on a jungle safari. I got a grand welcome when, along with the welcome drink, the heavens opened their floodgates. Despite heavy rains, the resort looked extremely gorgeous with all the greenery and open spaces around. As I entered, I couldn’t stop myself from noticing the architecture that was built to blend in—made entirely in Jaisalmer stone. The resort reflects Rajasthan’s architectural style and design.

Looking for the best hotels in Udaipur for couples and families? Choose Tree of Life Vantara Resort
Looking for the best hotels in Udaipur for couples and families? Choose Tree of Life Vantara Resort

Travel Tip: Since the resort is in a secluded area, therefore, getting public transport or even an uber can become an issue. The best is to share your travel plans with the front office and they can arrange a taxi for you, in case you don’t have your own conveyance.

Rooms

Unlike big hotels with 150+ rooms, Tree of Life Vantara Resort in Udaipur doesn’t intimidate you with its size. You feel you are staying in a nature retreat for relaxation with just 16 hideaway rooms spread over 4 serene acres of picturesque land on two floors. I stayed at one of their Superior Hideaway Rooms on the ground floor. My room had a large sit-out area with an all-encompassing view of the forested Aravalli Hills. I spent a lot of time here just marvelling at the serene beauty of the landscape. With around 400sq. ft. area, my room was very spacious, well-lit and fully equipped with all modern amenities. The bathroom had a separate closet area and individual WC and shower areas.

The rooms at Tree of Life Vantara Resort are well-lit, spacious and equipped with all modern amenities
The rooms at Tree of Life Vantara Resort are well-lit, spacious and equipped with all modern amenities
Interiors of the Superior Hideaway Room at Tree of Life Resort, Udaipur
Interiors of theSuperior Hideaway Room at Tree of Life Resort, Udaipur
My room had a large sit-out area with an all-encompassing view of the forested Aravalli Hills
My room had a large sit-out area with an all-encompassing view of the forested Aravalli Hills

Resort Amenities

The resort has all the amenities that you look for in a mid-range resort starting from 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, free parking, free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), outdoor swimming pool, game room, airport pick and drop, restaurant, conference facilities, dry cleaning, and Laundry service.

Also, the resort is pet friendly. So, you can travel with furry babies without worrying.

Outdoor swimming pool at Tree of Life Resort, Udaipur
Outdoor swimming pool at Tree of Life Resort, Udaipur
Lawns outside the indoor and outdoor restaurant area of the resort
Lawns outside the indoor and outdoor restaurant area of the resort

Dining

No travel experience is ever complete with good food. Thankfully, the food served at Tree of Life Resorts was freshly cooked and delicious. Made as per the guests’ liking, it provided the best of both worlds – a variety of restaurant menus and quality of home-like food. You could either eat at the buffet or order à la carte. I tried and loved both. You could order anything from the carefully selected menu of Rajasthani, Continental and Gujarati cuisine. I tried Rajasthani and continental cuisine. Both were delicious. Daal-baati-churma, Gatte Ki Sabji, ker Sangri, Laal maans, were served with great love and care. I ate so much that it became difficult to move after lunch.

The breakfast was well laid out with South Indian, continental and North Indian food to choose from. One evening, I had an outdoor dinner with my friends. The candlelight setting next to the outdoor pool was splendid.

Special Rajasthani lunch served at the Aravali Restaurant
Special Rajasthani lunch served at the Aravali Restaurant
Special candlelight dinner by the poolside
Special candlelight dinner by the poolside

Staff

For me, the staff in a hotel or resorts are the unsung heroes. And, I have to say, the staff at Tree of life Resorts is one of the best I have come across lately. Not only they were respectful, courteous, and mindful of my needs, but they went out of the way to arrange things that were not even part of their service. Here’s an incident I would like to narrate. While checking out, I forgot some stuff in my room, which by mistake was carried home by the guests who stayed in my room once I checked out. Kudos to the Property Manager, Mahendra Singh, for checking with the other guests and ensuring I get my stuff back. This kind of commitment is something you don’t see often. Even during my stay at the property, Mahendra Singh and his team ensured I had a comfortable stay.

With Mahendra and Jitendra of Tree of Life, Udaipur Resort.
With Mahendra and Jitendra of Tree of Life, Udaipur Resort

Experiences

The reason I thought Tree of Life Resort, is one of the best hotels in Udaipur for couples and families is because of the experiences it provides. The provided experiences are unique, sustainable and bespoke. They can be organised both inside and outside the property at a nominal extra cost. Some experiences include a soft trek in the hills, which is led by a Bhil tribal, who call the Aravalli hills their home. The trek takes you to a hilltop from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the hills and Fateh Sagar lake.

If you are amused by temples, architecture and culture, you would enjoy ‘A day with the Gods’ day trip taking you on a temple trail of temples from 724 AD to the 17th century. Besides that, you can go on a village tour to meet the tribals or see the village life. Other than that, you can always enjoy a special high tea or cocktail by the pool.

Cost

There are different room packages available at Tree of Life Vantara Resort, Udaipur. You can choose either of these:

  • Standard Hideaway Room – Stay with Breakfast costs Rs 6,500.00 per room per night for 2 adults.
  • Standard Hideaway Room – Stay with Breakfast and another meal costs around Rs 8,500.00 per room per night for 2 adults.
  • Standard Hideaway Room – Stay with all meals costs Rs 9,400.00 per room per night for 2 adults.

Booking

You can book directly on the resort’s website or through a third-party website like tripadvisor.com or booking.com. You can also book my calling up the Tree of Life Vantara Resort, Udaipur contact numbers – 9116104009 or 9015242000. For more information, either visit their website or write to them at [email protected]

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42 Comments

  • Yemi Edwards (King) says:

    Wow, this is a stunning place. I love your blog post, it is very interesting and inviting!

  • Jennifer Villanueva says:

    I can’t believe it’s the first time I ever heard of this place.. Udaipur! Thank you very much for sharing this. The Tree of Life resort looks wonderful! They should promote this more… for more people to go and see it. Thanks again for taking us with you through this blog.

  • Alice Mola says:

    The candlelight dinner looks lovely! I absolutely love the array of food, it looks so fresh. The water looks quite clear in the pool as well, seems like a dream vacation spot.

  • Kuntala says:

    Those are such amazing views. It’s like living in a treehouse! I would love to stay there for a few days and recharge.

  • Matt Taylor says:

    That looks like such an amazing resort. If I ever visit India, I will be sure to make my way there and stay there a few nights. It looks so luxurious!

  • Nisha says:

    Wonderful review and will definitely check out this resort. The surroundings and the delicious food looks so inviting. Udaipur is definitely on our bucket list and hopes to visit soon!

  • Milton Coyne says:

    First of all, I love how they aptly named the resort. I love how this resort makes you feel like you are embracing nature. I love all the amenities they offer as well as that modern rustic interior. This seems like a perfect place to unwind. I bet you had a great staycation here and thank you for sharing this with us

  • Alvern says:

    This resort reminded me how much I need a holiday but I am willing to wait until the time is right and safe. The food looks so amazing, I wouldn’t mind someone cooking that for me each and every day.

  • Heatherkleinwolf says:

    Wow! This resort looks spectacular. Love the nature vibes.

  • Fransic verso says:

    That’s awesome you guys had a well-cooked food experience. It seems you guys had a lot of fun.

  • Blair Villanueva says:

    The whole resort looks very relaxing and their services are something that we also appreciate. I will save this resort to my Google map! Their room rates are in reasonably priced 🙂

  • emman damian says:

    Wow! It looks amazing! I love the cooking experience. Hope I can do this too.

  • LifeMagHealth says:

    I’m starting to love this place now! You guys seemed to enjoy your stay.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    This sounds like a lovely hotel. The rooms seem really spacious. I love the sound of the food too, that’s always important. A great place for a relaxed holiday.

  • Nkem says:

    Om god, those views! Look at that! I’d love to visit this resort.

  • Linda (LD Holland) says:

    Great to get a first-hand review of a hotel like the Tree of Life. I love the idea of being out of the hustle and bustle of the city and getting some time to unwind. With only 16 rooms I would definitely feel like I had the place to myself. To me the staff are often the unsung heroes and can make or break an experience. Great to know this resort scored high on that.

  • Ramya Mishra says:

    Tree of Life Resort has some amazing resort in its kitty. Udaipur resort definitely looks like a good staying option with nice candle light dinner. Whenever I will be travellign to that side, will definitely like to check it.

  • Renata - www.byemyself.com says:

    Udaipur looks amazing – especially the first picture with the palace at night. I can imagine that it’s perfect to relax at this wonderful place after a long day of sightseeing. Needless to say that the food looks just fantastic.

  • Donnamarie says:

    Wow, the scenery there is beautiful. That hotel does look nice, and the food is making me hungry!

  • Clarice says:

    Wow! This view at night is stunning. Happy to know that the rooms are nice and adequate. I agree with you that their food looks great. It’s nice you were able to arrange a special candlelight dinner by the poolside. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. We would love to visit them in the future.

  • Neha Khanuja says:

    Looks like a superb hotel to me! Like all about it, the view, rooms, food and amenities.

  • Arunas says:

    Being a nature lover like you, I also prefer places that are serene and unobtrusive. In Udaipur, the Tree of Life Vantara resort with all the amenities looks gorgeous. If I ever go to India, I will make a point of stopping there for a few nights.

  • Umiko says:

    The room looks nice and I like that it has free Wifi, too, although it is located in a secluded area. And, as a dog lover, I like that it is a pet-friendly resort.

  • Sophie Batista says:

    Wow! The food at the Aravali Restaurant looks delicious. I always love staying at resorts whenever I travel because I feel you can get so many great amenities like a pool and food. The view at the resort looks absolutely beautiful as well! Adding this to my travel list!!

  • Viano says:

    Tree of life? That’s quite a name. An interesting review I must say. That was some nice experience.

  • Grasyah [Of Coffee and Crackers] says:

    the place looks amazing and so homey.. I hope our covid situation here in our country ends soon.. so that we can travel again..
    I love the idea of the place being so close to nature! so relaxing!

  • Medha Verma says:

    This looks like a fantastic experience! I’ve not heard of the Tree of Life brand / resort but I’m bookmarking it for when I visit Udaipur, which I easily can because my family lives in Delhi and I visit them every year and we are always looking for weekend getaway ideas! The outdoor swimming pool looks awesome and because I’m also a nature lover, the location and surroundings of the resort are perfect for me!

  • Agnes says:

    This hotel looks great, I could feel like a princess in it. I would very much consider spending at least one night at Tree Of Life, Vantara Resort while visiting Udaipur. Love its spacious rooms, gardens, and facilities.

  • Stephanie says:

    Wow, I would stay here over a chain hotel any day. I love how close it is to nature. It looks so cosy and comfortable and just perfect!

  • Laura le Roux says:

    That lunch looks so amazing and the pool looks so tranquil and peaceful!

  • Sabina Green says:

    What a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous location. The rooms, pool, scenery and food all look perfect to me.

  • Rosey says:

    Sold! I love all you’ve said, and that palatial view is everything!

  • Jupiter Hadley says:

    Sounds like a secluded paradise! What a lovely place.

  • Monica Y says:

    This would be an amazing resort to stay, The views are so amazing

  • Sondra Barker says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! One of these days I may just find myself here; it would be nice to get away from the city for a while.

  • Prejal Jain says:

    Thanks for the article. I love to travel and article added one more place to visit in my travel list. The resort has a beautiful view surrounded with lush green trees. The view just looks amazing.

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