My wife and I stayed here in February 2013. We made reservations on emails. Phil, a British national, who manages this place was very prompt (all responses within 24 hours) and bookings were made with minimum fuss. We reached Jodhpur at 6am, unfortunately, hadn't intimated Phil in advance of our plans. We also had a friend with us who was planning to spend a few hours in Jodhpur. When we called him up for directions to Bristows at 6am, he wasn't particularly amused at the lack of intimation and the additional person and made known his displeasure on meeting us. He, however, showed us our rooms and accommodated our friend for a few hours.
After the rather rocky start, we were extremely satisfied with the service, clealiness, food, responsiveness and all information that Phil volunteered about tourist activities in and around Jodhpur. There is a beautiful garden in the premises and a great place to relax after a dusty and noisy day discovering Jodhpur. They do serve a very tasty and healthy breakfast, home cooked meals (rather expensive), excellent coffee, best taken black (hadn't had such a coffee since leaving Bangalore). While the surroundings are not great and the place is hidden away, it is very accessible to the town centre and all kinds of Indian food options. The auto stands / taxi stands are about 5 minutes walk away and will ferry you to all attractions.
Phil is a great source of information about Jodhpur, place to see, things to do, travelling around, culture etc. - it is a good idea to scratch his brains about travel plans. If I had to travel to Jodhpur again, I would most definitely come back to Bristows and would intimate Phil much earlier about my travel plans.
- 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