Swapped comments with Brixton Boy who continues his world tour of pubs and is now in Rajasthan in North West India. It’s a fabulous place and where Shivs and I spent part of our honeymoon (ah, nostalgia!).
This is the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, where part of James Bonds Octopussy was shot and where many of the cast stayed. We were in the room right on the far left looking out over the lake towards Jag Mandir, where some of the scenes were filmed. An amazing hotel in a unique location.
Brixton Boy did not reveal details of his accommodation, but I expect he was in budget digs, saving his hard earned for beers. Can’t fault the logic there.