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“Jai Vilas - home away from home”
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Jai Vilas, Jaipur
Ranked #22 of 484 Jaipur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Jai Vilas - home away from home”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Our first visit to Rajasthan started on a very pleasant note thanks to our gracious & hospitable hosts Joy & Archana Singh. A very well maintained property with all the comforts of home at affordable prices to boot ... what more can one ask for ... and the food was great too !! No hesitation in recommending it as a good option if you are looking for a homestay in Jaipur.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted that you had wonderful stay with us at Jai Vilas, we sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your review with such a larger audience.

It was a pleasure to have met a lovely couple such as the two of you, we thank you for your appreciation for our home and food.

I also thank you for your kind words about us and do look forward to having you back for yet another time and again.

Take Care,

Joy Singh
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I went back to Jaipur after more than a year with friends who'd never been to Rajasthan and, of course, I went back to the Jai Vilas.

It's great to see that Joy and Archana have kept the place as lovely as ever. It's still spotlessly clean, the food is still terrific, the hosts are wonderful, so it's just like being home - without having to clean up later! All the rooms have TV now, which is great, especially if there's a good game on. All that's missing is the hotpots for tea & coffee... but that's happening anyday now, I'm told.

There are a lot of newer properties in Jaipur today but the Jai Vilas is still a great place to stay

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure having all of you back with us recently and thank you introducing your wonderful friends to our home stay and thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Its was great to meet both of you after a long time, we thank you for appreciating our home and the food, as said to you on your next trip you will find the hot pot with tea and coffee in the rooms.

Thank you also for your kind words for our home stay.

We do look forward to having you back with us.

Take Care,

Joy Singh
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Jamshedpur
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

Jai Vilas is exactly what you see in the pictures and read about in the reviews........a lovely home-stay in the heart of the city with elegantly done up rooms!

We were in Jaipur for the Literature Festival and had booked the rooms 2 months in advance. Keeping in mind the extremely reasonable rates (Rs 2000 per double incl breakfast and taxes), I was prepared not to expect much. But the very tastefully done up rooms were a lovely surprise! The bed was old-world with four posts and a very comfortable mattress...some rooms have twin beds so if you are particular, mention at the time of booking whether you require twin or double. The bed linen is pristine, and there are bright Jaipuri quilts to add colour to the ambiance! Each room has a flat screen TV with cable but oar's stayed shut our entire stay :) January weather made the rooms very cold but a heater was provided promptly on asking. The rooms could do with a little more lighting...a suggestion which was well received by our host.

The bath linen matched that of the rooms and the bathroom itself is very spacious.....a decided plus point! However, the tanks are heated by solar power so be prepared to let the water run a fair bit before you get enough hot water to have a good bath. Not a problem in summer but in winter plenty of hot water is a must. It bothered me to see all that water running down the drain as I waited for it to heat up but our host reassured me they harvest the water and very little goes to waste.

The front rooms open onto a long corridor dotted with comfortably deep chairs, a perfect place for your morning tea or after dinner chat. One step down and the terrace is spilling with flowering pots and the sun creates inviting spots to laze. The dining area opens on to the terrace, and has several square tables to cater to all the guests. On offer is cereal, eggs and toast, sometimes an Indian item (we got lucky with poha!), fruit and plenty of tea and coffee. We were never around for the other meals but I hear they serve rather delicious fare.........a definite reason to go back!

The very amiable hosts, Archana & Joy Singh (he grew up in that house!) are around all the time.....and take the trouble to make you feel you are guests in their home and not just paying clients! Tips about shops, sight seeing, ancient history....and sometimes just simply to have a chat. They are very ably assisted by Yashpal and his team who make every effort to cater to each need.

This is not a hotel...........it is someone's home....and therein lies the USP of Jai Vilas. I will definitely be going back again :)

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 7 February 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review for Jai Vilas, we are greatly pleased to know from an experienced and well traveled person such as you, we are delighted to read that you found Jai Vilas, Home Stay lovely and elegant home to be in. Thank you so much for your kind words, which I am going to share with our house help.

It gives us immense personal satisfaction to read that our home stay delivered exceptional high quality to you, and your friends, as it is our endeavor with all our guests and we do appreciate your taking the time to go into such detail.

Yes, we opted for the solar water heater for all our rooms, since the solar panel is at one end of the top terrace it does take sometime for the hot water to arrive in the shower, as mentioned by you a little goes a waste but we do harvest the water.

Thank you, for rating Jai Vilas as a lovely surprise in experiences you have had in your many travels,and for recommending us. If travel ever brings you back to Jaipur, we do look forward to hosting you again.

Thank you also for your kind words about us, the staff and the cuisine, which I will surly share.

We do look forward to having you back with us.

Regards,

Joy Singh
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I recently went to Jaipur to revisit my school with a couple of my friends and Jai Vilas was the perfect place to stay.It's a pleasant place and the hosts were very friendly who made sure we were comfortable. Great food and excellent service. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to anybody looking for a good homestay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 20 January 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Jai Vilas, we are greatly pleased to know that you and your friends enjoyed our home stay, thank you for your appreciation for the home stay host, food and service. We look forward to hosting you and your friends time and again, hope to see you soon. Thank you one again.

Regards,

Joy Singh
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

It was our first experience of a home stay, but has been so excellent that we will surely explore similar options in future. Of course it was made special by the hosts Mr Joy & Ms Archana SIngh , who are so warm, friendly and hospitable, that it was a home away from home! Not to forget Yashpal and the crew who made our stay so pleasant and comfortable. We reached Jaipur so late but they were on the phone guiding us to locate the house even at 11pm.The location is so good, with many restaurants and malls nearby as also the old city just 5km away. We look forward to going back soon again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 9 January 2013
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Jai Vilas, we are greatly pleased to know that you enjoyed our home stay, We are honored for the appreciation you have mentioned for the hosts, and the entire staff, I will surely let the concerned staff know your appreciation and kind words for him. As for your arriving late it is our duty guide our guest, thank you for mentioning that, Yes Sir, Jai Vilas is very centrally located. We look forward to hosting you again and again.
Thank you for everything.

Regards,

Joy Singh
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

we had a very satisfying stay oin jaipur in the home of the archan and jaideep singh.the caretaker yashpal was very helpful and took care of all our needs.he arranged a cab and also guided us about places to visit.the owners were always at hand to help us as required for any of our requirements.will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: in winter the rooms on the back have sunshine pouring in and make you feel very warm and cozy
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 6 January 2013
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Jai Vilas, we are glad that you liked our home, I will surely let the concerned staff know your appreciation and kind words for him. We appreciate and value your comments for us and look forward to your visit it would be our pleasure to host you again. Thank you once again. Take Care.

Joy Singh
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Hi,

Jai Vilas is a nice place to stay. Room, wash rooms are clean & tidy. Food is good & the staff is courteous. The market is nearby & there are lots of eateries if someone wants to have the food outside.

Archana & Joy make up a really good host.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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jaivilas, Owner at Jai Vilas, Jaipur, responded to this review, 3 January 2013
Dear Sir,

We wish you A Very Happy New Year and the years ahead, We thank you for taking out time to write a review for us and thank you for your kind appreciation for Jai Vilas home stay. We personally inspects the room before our guest arrival, taking care of the bathroom, room, linen etc. The food is prepared under the guidance of my wife, we are glad that you liked the food.

Yes Sir, we are very well located, with basic requirement at walking distance.

Thank you for the kind words for us.

Joy Singh
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Property: Jai Vilas, Jaipur
Address: Jyoti Marg | Bapu Nagar, Jaipur 302051, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur District > Jaipur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #22 of 484 B&Bs / Inns in Jaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jai Vilas is located in the center of the city, in the quiet, posh residential neighborhood of Bapu Nagar. The neighborhood provides guests with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet is only 10 minutes from the Pink City. Jai Vilas is only a Seven kilometer drive from the airport, five kilometers from the railway station and the main bus stand, and five kilometers from the famous Pink City. Nearby attractions only a stones throw away include: the Rambagh Golf Club, yoga centers, SMS stadium (for cricket matches), and Jawahar kala Kendra (civic center). ... more   less 
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