This must be the most exquisitely restored old haveli in the old blue city of Jodhpur. Each suite of rooms has its own special personality and all apartments overlook the beautiful, green, green garden. The only one in the old city.
Bristows Haveli was a life enhancing experience for me. Stepping out onto my own personal balcony and watching eagles soaring above the old fortified palace was magical.
Waking up to the slight hum of the city coming to life at the beginning of a new day and taking a beautifully prepared breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and coffee, all prepared by the amazing Ramu.
The staff were all helpful and wonderful to come home to after a busy day especially being handed a glass of ice-cold filtered water as soon as I walked through the door. (Actually it felt better than coming home!)
All this tranquil efficiency is made possible by the manager Phil Porter who makes your stay run like clockwork. His local knowledge and his knowledge about India in general, is amazing. Ask him about anything you want to know about antiques or textiles and Phil will point you in the right direction. He will share his encyclopaedic knowledge about where to go and where to buy things.
I'm already saving for my next trip and can't wait to stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bristow's is a sensitively restored Haveli of modest size,in the heart of the old Blue City of Jodhpur. It provides a calm and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. The house offers four suites, each with their own wet room, sitting room and a double and a single bedroom. There are many quiet corners to sit or read, and of course there is the beautiful secluded garden. All rates include breakfast, drinking water and tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch and dinner are available at a modest extra cost,and we only offer the finest cuisine. Other services such as safaris, both village and desert, as well as camel /horse riding are available by arrangement. ... more less