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“Excellent value - friendly atmosphere”
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Jaiwana Haveli
Ranked #7 of 157 Hotels in Udaipur
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value - friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 May 2011

We chose this Haveli on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and prompt and helpful email correspondence with Yash, who runs the hotel with his brother Harsh. It turned out to be even better than we had hoped.
Our room (no 43) had plenty of room for the four of us - two adults and two children, 10 and 12 - and was simply, but comfortably and stylishly furnished with views over the lake. We even had our own huge roof terrace although it was generally too hot to sit out for long (no shade), and families with smaller children might not be comfortable with the low surrounding walls, the room being at the very top of the building...
The bathroom was fairly basic, but large, clean and with hot water - we were told to wait five minutes between showers, but didn't have any problems with the supply. We had aircon and a small fridge. WiFi was free, although we were unable to get a connection in our room - it was fine in reception and also in the restaurant.
Breakfast and evening meals at the rooftop restaurant were delicious and good value with huge portions, and the view was beautiful. Yash and Harsh were happy to recommend alternative places to eat (Ambrai across the bridge was good), and the Haveli is so well located in the Old City that it is easy to get around - it is less than a ten minute walk to the City Palace (unless you take a wrong turning as we did....) and virtually next door to the Bagore Haveli (don't miss the evening cultural concerts - very entertaining!)
Yash and Harsh were extremely helpful and friendly, and obviously know exactly what their guests want - the service was exemplary and the non-tipping policy ( money can be left in the box at reception for sharing out between the staff equally) makes for a more comfortable environment.
We really enjoyed our stay, and thought the Haveli was extremely good value for money. This was by far the cheapest hotel we stayed in, but one of our favourites. Highly recommended !

Room Tip: ask for a lake view
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

This place was fantastic. We were collected from the train station and the two guys running it (brothers I think) were both extremely friendly and helpful - advising on restaurants and arranging taxis, recommending the best ways to maximise our brief time (2 nights) - no demand was not attended to. The room was basic but clean, tidy, quiet and comfortable with hot water, air con and an amazing view across the lake. Great roof terrace restaurant with same panoramic views and good breakfast (didn't try evening meal). The location was perfect for exploring the old town of Udaipur, with the Royal Palace and Temple just a few minutes walk away. Definitely a gem within this price range.

Room Tip: 21 and 31 are corner rooms with great lake views.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Durban
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

We stayed @ the Jaiwana Haveli for three nights and we had one of the most enjoyable stays yet in India. The brothers running this wonderful Haveli are some of the most Customer focussed individuals I've ever met. I'll return to Udaipur and I most certainly will stay at the Jaiwana Haveli.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

My friend and I stayed in the Jaiwana Haveli last Christmas and we loved it to pieces. Very nice place, beautiful views and fantastic, sympathetic and helpful staff. One of the best places on our trip in India. Very nice roof terrace and delicious food in the restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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paris
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

It has been a while since I have contributed to Tripadvisor as I now live and travel often in areas with limited Internet access. During a month-long vacation to India, however, I referred to Tripadvisor frequently and as I had such a pleasant stay at this hotel wanted to make it a point to contribute.

I stayed in a variety of hotel accommodations in India during the month of travel. Jaiwana Haveli definitely rated number one in terms of cleanliness. Although this hotel was likely not any newer than any others in which i had stayed, it has been carefully cleaned and maintained through the years - something which is evident the moment you walk in a room, see that the bedsheets have been properly cleaned, the bathrooms nicely scrubbed no dusty/dirty walls, ceilings and corners.

Aside from the cleanliness, the building itself is adorable, the rooms simple and white-wall fresh, with an amazing rooftop view from the restaurant.

The service was also remarkably efficient and appropriate. As a solo (and female) traveler on my week-end to Udaipur, and throughout much of my trip, I had a variety of service-related incidents - from the nonchalent/completely unhelpful attitude all the way to the way-too-overly helpful staff which, as a solo traveler, can also be a bit nerve-wracking. At Jaiwana Haveli however, the owners have well over a decade of hospitality experience and it shows in their ability to address customer needs and run a hotel the way one should be run (in my opinion, based on my standards, which are quite high given the amount of time I travel and spend in hotels).

Sometimes it can be one small item such as a grouchy reception man, a smelly bathroom, a gross stain on what purports to be a clean bedspread, that sets the stage for a disastrous stay. Similarly, consistent pleasant experiences such as a friendly voice when calling to reserve a room, and a warm confirmation email, walking in to a fresh smelling clean room, a nice pot of coffee in the morning at breakfast make an experience consistently positive.

There is a sign behind the reception stating something to the effect that they know you may find other hotels offering lower prices, but they know what they are worth. For hotels in this price range, you will likely not find a better stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a waterfront view
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Perigueux, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2011

This hotel is very nice, the location is optimal and the staff really friendly. In addition, the restaurant on the roof does not only give a good view of Lake Pichola ... it is excellent!

We'll be back !

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2011

My partner and I stayed at Jaiwana Haveli on a whim, booking the night before we came into town, and could not have been happy with the result!!
We arrived late after a long train ride, only to be welcomed by the best staff we've seen in India.
Being young travelers ourselves in our mid twenties, it was refreshing to be greeted by two brothers a similar age to ourselves. Their professionalism mixed with ability to relate to guests was outstanding.
Although the hotel is not 5 stars in terms "luxury ratings" it was definitely 5-star for their category of hotels. Great value for money. Rooms are varied. My partner and I stayed in one of the newer remodeled rooms our last 2 nights, and wow I felt like I was at home in my master bedroom. Modern, clean, bright, great views.

Can't wait to go back and stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for: Corner room or newly remodeled room
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jaiwana Haveli
Address: 14, Lalghat, Udaipur, India
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Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
#5 Family Hotel in Udaipur
#20 Business Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Jaiwana Haveli 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear Guests,Jaiwana Haveli welcomes you to Udaipur. Our endeavor is to make your stay a pleasant one. Jaiwana Haveli is a 24 Room family-run small hotel.The hotel is 4 storied and has a Roof-top Restaurant on the top floor. It is accessible by stairs only.All rooms in the hotel are standard rooms and offer basic amenities. The hotel does not have any room category 'Full Lake View' or 'Lake Facing'. We sell them all as standard rooms. We suggest that you book 3 to 4 months in advance to get rooms on a higher floor.Please be informed that we do not entertain complaints regarding view from the rooms as we do not make any such claims or promises. All rooms are equipped with Air-conditioners, LCD's and attached bathrooms with 24 hours hot water.The hotel is in easy walking distance to all popular monuments,the Pichola lake,bazaars,gardens and restaurants. It's situated in a very popular locality called 'Lalghat' on eastern shore of the Pichola lake.The room size of a standard room is 110 sq.Ft. The hotel does not have Parking. A government run safe Parking is a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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