We had been wanting to visit India for many years, but not on the hackneyed tourist beat. Bristow's haveli was a perfect starting point - a haven of peace assembled with genuine antiques from the wrecks of three old havelis right in the centre of the medieval city of Jodhpur, under the shadow of the mountain-top ancient fort, and with its own secluded garden - the only one in the old city. The manager was discreet but full of local knowledge and advice, arranging anything we needed; the service was excellent and the food beautifully prepared to our wishes.
We could imagine ourselves spending the whole winter there given half a chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bristow's is a sensitively restored Haveli of modest size,in the heart of the old Blue City of Jodhpur. It provides a calm and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. The house offers four suites, each with their own wet room, sitting room and a double and a single bedroom. There are many quiet corners to sit or read, and of course there is the beautiful secluded garden. All rates include breakfast, drinking water and tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch and dinner are available at a modest extra cost,and we only offer the finest cuisine. Other services such as safaris, both village and desert, as well as camel /horse riding are available by arrangement. ... more less