Owned by the grandson of Orchha’s last king, this hotel feels authentically heritage, although the main building is less than 20 years old. Antique-style furniture abounds and some of the maharaja’s personal art collection is displayed in the corridors. Attractive rooms overlook either the river or the graceful gardens, which contain four 16th-century temples, as well as a swimming pool.
The restaurant, Turquoise Diner (for the colour of its tiles) is one of Orchha's best. Wi-fi is spotty at best.