This clean, friendly private guesthouse, run by the impeccably polite retired Admiral Madhvendra Singh is a little hard to find but worth the hunt. It is on a large block of land with parking and a pool, which we did not use due to the cold weather. The room was spacious, tidy and warm with a firm but comfortable bed. The in-house vegetarian food was delicious and the included breakfast very generous with cereal, fruit, toast, masala cha and a daily hot dish (for us omelette one day and dahl and roti the next). The free wifi is very helpful and overall this place exceeded our expectations for inexpensive accommodation. Downsides? A little road noise from the busy intersection nearby and the morning call to prayer at 6am. Best of all for us the Admiral, who greeted us daily at breakfast, offered helpful suggestions but no pushy selling or hassles - very welcome given the daily assault at all tourist attractions. Highly recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Devi Niketan Jaipur
- Devi Niketan Hotel Jaipur
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Devi Niketan is a family owned and operated Heritage Hotel in central Jaipur which was inaugurated on April 2008. It stands on a big plot with large, lush green lawns in front and rear of the building, a large parking area and a swimming pool. A double storied heritage house, it is part of the 140 acre estate of the former ruling family of Chomu. Adjacent to Devi Niketan is "Govind Niwas", the residence of Admiral Madhvendra Singh and his wife Kumu, who own and run "Devi Niketan". Govind Niwas too stands on a big plot with plenty of greenery. Taken together the two properties stand on a two acre estate which gives a feeling of space and tranquility - even though it is surrounded by a bustling city. It is in a "Happening" neighbourhood with plenty of eating places, Ayurvedic massage parlours, shopping malls with food courts and movie theaters, banks & ATMs, gyms - all within one kilometer.While we do not have an a la Carte Restaurant, a Buffet Breakfast is available and Dinner is served if ordered. ... more less