The one and only time I followed the urging of a tuktuk driver in India, only because the hotel I had booked appeared to be 40km away from Jaipur. So instead of bringing me to the place I had looked up in the Lonely Planet and taking advantage of my still being upset about the scam with this first hotel the driver most strongly recommended this hotel.
The "heritage" is a kitsch place imitating tradition. The room was ok by shape and furnishing. The service is bad. I complained because there was no water in the bathroom but the owner told me it would be fixed immediately. So I went to have a first impression of the city. When I came back three hours later nothing had happened. Eventually someone turned up and opened a valve in the bathroom, triumphantly he showed me the water running. I asked " shower?" Yes! I tried, no water! In the end they had blocked all the pipes, because none of the taps were tight and once opened the water kept dripping! The sockets were so bad that they ruined my Apple power adapter so I had to find an Apple dealer to buy a new one. Meanwhile I had to load my Ipad somehow and the manager connected it to his computer. When I had waited desperately for four hours it turned out nothing had happened.
On the way to the railway station I declined to pay 100 rupees to the same driver when it had only been 50 when I came. He smiled and said but when he brought me he had the commission on top of the fare! Reading the other reviews here I realized that this is the way this place gets its clients. I do not think this a decent practice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vaishnavi embraces 6 air cooled deluxe rooms, 7 A/C deluxe rooms, 9 A/C super deluxe rooms, 3 standard rooms and 2 AC suite rooms. 27 total rooms all traditionally decorated in fine Rajasthani style. ... more less
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