My wife and I stayed at Amet Haveli for four nights in March, and we loved it. Upon arrival in Udiapur we looked at nearly all of the hotels that cost less than $100 per night, and we concluded that Amet Haveli was the best choice.
When approaching the property you may get a poor first impression: A dirt road leads to a construction area, and the lobby is a small building off to the side.
However, the rooms are very, very nice: Magical views across the lake, very clean & neat, classic/atmospheric Rajistanhi style and artifacts in the room.
I was initially a little apprehensive about the location, as it's not in the main part of town. Unlike many of the hotels on the east side of the lake, Amet Haveli doesn't have a direct sunset view, but instead it has a great view of City Palace. I concluded the location was actually better than the East side of the lake, as it's a little removed from the noise and hustle/bustle, and it's still easy to get across the lake when needed.
Staff is competent and reasonably friendly.
The attached restaurant, Amarai, was in a beautiful setting and offered outstanding food at very good prices.
If you want ultimate luxury and service, you should go for a palace hotel (that will cost a lot more), but if you're looking for a classic Rajisthani room in the $80 price range, this is an excellent choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 250 year old haveli refelecting the legendary golden era of Mewar . A royal residence site of erstwhile Thikana Amet . Rate-7500INR-Dbl for Dlx and 8700 INR FOR Suite Dbl occupancy.Non lake view room 4000INR Dbl 0ccupancy Tax -19% Room only basis.Double occupancy.Now boat ride in lake Pichola is also available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amet Haveli Hotel Udaipur