It's no wonder Jaipur Friendly Villa is #1 in Jaipur on Tripadvisor -- they lived up to this and more.
Our gracious hosts, Shveta and Kul were warm, helpful, friendly, very humorous -- and terrific company to boot! Lovely conversations each morning and evening about travel, culture, tradition and politics. Their home is in a quiet, gated neighborhood relatively close to the main sights and sounds of Old City, only 10 min from the main train station and 25 min from the airport (without traffic).
Our superior room was bright, spacious, relaxing and private, even when staying in a home with others. The bathroom was clean and had all needed amenities. Room also had decent wifi, a flatscreen TV, cold AC, and nice firm bed that gave us two nights of amazing sleep. Tea, coffee and fresh water were provided in-room each day.
Breakfast was a great way to kick off each day -- a hot dish such as omelet or Indian veggies served with bread (pao), toast, fresh fruit, and juice. Shveta's homemade guava jelly is wonderful!
They can arrange a private driver for your stay. Jovindra was professional, prompt and trustworthy -- he made some great recommendations on things to visit or see given traffic and time of day, and he did not take us on unnecessary detours to commissioned stops. He even went out of his way to find us when we got off at the wrong train station! His tip to visit the Chokhi Dhani for nighttime entertainment led to the most relaxing shopping we did on our trip (relatively cheap without the hassle of haggling!).
If you enjoy cooking, Shveta offers a nice cooking class that explores different Indian spices. Making chapatti (roti) on the stove was definitely a highlight :D She can even customize the menu to suit your tastes and preferences. Kul brandished the Kingfisher to contribute to our night of cooking.
On top of the wonderful stay, Shveta gave us a pretty gift upon our departure, to remind of us our time in Jaipur! Thanks for the memories. When we're back in India, we will come again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jaipur Friendly Villa is an upscale,very chic Park view, B&B accommodation in a posh locality of Jaipur with all modern amenities. Secure, clean environment with the comforts of a modern Indian home blended with unmatched hospitality. This is an exclusive, spacious and comfortable accommodation with two large terraces (overlooking a lush green park a beautiful garden). Rooms are air-conditioned and fully furnished. There bathrooms are lavish, modern and clean with pressure showers. One also has a jacuzzi. ... more less