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Castle Mandawa Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mandawa, District Jhunjhunu, Shekhawati 333704, India
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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West Mids
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fleeting visit / stay at Castle Mandawa, our room was gorgeous with super high beds which made us laugh (being short) it was a hop skip and a jump to land.... gorgeous wet room-bathroom. We felt very lucky with having a fantastic view of the grounds / gardens and pool from outside our room. The evening buffet... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed one night at Castle Mandawa in early April 2014. At first sight this is a place of great charm and architectural/historic interest. There is a feeling about it, vaguely haunted, out in the wilds, with some magnificent decoration and of course a pool which is highly photogenic. Outside, the havelis of the town are lavishly... More

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Monasterevin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just one night and regretted not having booked for more. This is a magnificent building with great architecture and features. We were lucky enough to get one of the tower suites, It's on two floors, and views across the city and it's our own private terrace, we felt like royalty. The dining room is breathtaking, as is the... More

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Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hotel. Something else, so historic. Room fantastic. Buffet in evening best meal we have had in India so far. Waiters very, very friendly and helpful particularly pranesh and his friend. Would go there again but would like to stay longer. Mandawa a great place.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is seriously special. Being woken by the noise of a peacock and leaving your room to go down to Breakfast and being greeted by such a beautiful building. Historic and ornate - it really is like staying in a museum. We had a fabulous room which stuck out over the pool - 319 I think. It was huge... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a very elegant hotel. The rooms are very spacious. The breakfast room is very cosy and the food faboulous. The dinner is served on a beautiful garden, in atmospheric sourrandings. The service is of high quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

An amazing place to stay and visit altogether with the city and its beautifully decorated houses. Rooms are huge so hopefully it won't be too cold when you stay. Bathroom is large and simply equipped. Your bed makes you feel like a Maharaja, so high so big :-) Dinner and breakfast could do better but hotel team is willing to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Tales of the unexpected. This was the most extraordinary hotel I've ever encountered - quirky, vast, with many shades of faded glory. The suite was most impressive but an uncomfy bed and a wailing wedding all night in the village provoked a wakeful night. Thunderstorms added to the drama. I sort of loved it. Worth the trip.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Stunning old place with bags of character. The room was large but the bed was the least comfortable we had on our trip. The bathroom was very large and the shower spread water all over the floor which made it like a skating rink. We were lucky to survive without breaking our hips. The restaurant served a very good buffet... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed for one night at the Castle Mandawa on our three week tour of Northern India. The castle occupies the high point in the town with superb views over the surrounding area and the hotel building itself is very impressive. Our room was quite spacious however it was cold and the small heater provided did not work which made... More

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Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Mandawa
Mandawa Castle Hotel
Castle Mandawa Hotel Shekhawati, India - Rajasthan
Address: Mandawa, District Jhunjhunu, Shekhawati 333704, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Shekhawati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Shekhawati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Mandawa Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of the old and the new. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofed balconies, blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong. Today, the world comes to this storybook town to see its colourful frescoes on every subject under the sun, that is, ranging from the religious to the erotic; from copies of popular English prints to witty social satire, rendered in the inimitable style of the local artist. And perhaps the best place to discover the legacy of Shekhawati is from the comfort of Castle Mandawa, a fortress, now converted into a luxurious heritage hotel. Explore Castle Mandawa at your own pace. Spend a leisurely hour over a drink in the colonial verandah that accommodates the bar, or relax in the cosy comfort of the Diwankhana, the formal drawing room decorated with family portraits and an array of antique armour. ... more   less 
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