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“Calm place” 4 of 5 stars
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Devi Niketan Heritage Hotel
Sardar Patel Road | Near Chomu House Circle, 'C' - Scheme, Jaipur 302001, India   |  
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Ranked #10 of 295 hotels in Jaipur
Bangalore
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Calm place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Devi Niketan is a really good option for any type of tourist. Different experience staying in a home converted to hotel. Rooms are spacious, clean and airy. Watch out for mosquitoes.
Staff are nice and our brief interaction with the admiral was also good. We did not have any food there including breakfast. the staff had said previous evening that it was possible to give us an early breakfast at 7am, while the admiral came back to us later and said it would not be. This was the only negative.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is way more than a hotel, it is a home where you feel welcome, safe and ready to go places! The rooms are oh so beautifully hand-painted up on ceilings and along door panels. Immaculately clean, and thoughtfully adorned. Admiral Singh has made this a perfect TREAT to stay in! They also provide complimentary coffee and tea in the rooms along water boiler, a great locker and old-charm heaters in the room! The staff is so amazingly sincere and caring! It was a delight to stay here. It was delightful to meet Admiral Singh, who cares passionately for Devi Niketan, Jaipur and its beautiful heritage! Singh Uncle gave us a great description of how to cover the many delightful sightseeing venues in Jaipur and also helped arrange any help we needed. The interiors are so beautiful (discover it for yourself), we enjoyed every minute of our stay there! Thank you so much for your most wonderful hospitality, honest service and homely care :))

Room Tip: We were in room 4, loved it, on ground floor with a lovely small balcony too!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed when it was quiet season. Front desk and staff quietly efficient. Room was fine. Breakfast simple and fresh. Swimming pool was a pleasant bonus. Tuc tuc taxis drivers seemed to have difficulty finding so it would be useful to have a card in Hindi with map. A well-run ship !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Admiral Singh, Indian Navy Retired, has turned his family home into a lovely guest house. The artful details on the walls, ceilings, and floors are delightful and refreshing after a jangling day in the market. It is removed from the city center and has a lovely large buffering yard so you don't hear the traffic. The house staff are charming and helpful. Food is maybe uninspired but filling, plentiful and tasty enough. Had our laundry done....even my pj's were pressed. Admiral Singh runs a tight and welcoming ship. By far, this was my favorite hotel in India. Be forewarned, the tuk tuk drivers do not know where it is. Have the phone number handy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Devi Niketan is a case study in how to run a good hotel. When we arrived on the train, we called the Admiral and he directed the prepaid taxi driver to the location. We checked in, and the room was not just clean and luxurious, but also decorated to show off local taste. The food was good, though we also took advantage of the chance to eat out (Handi's on MI road). The Admiral gave us excellent recommendations about where to go, how far things were, how much we should expect to pay for the autorikshaw rides, and was always available to direct drivers who got lost (which happened a lot). We loved this place and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Visited Jaipur over the weekend and had booked for the Devi Niketan. The place is so well located and quiet. Stayed for two nights and had blink and you miss meetings with Admiral but these small meetings were enough to give you a glimpse of the exalted personality of the Gentleman.

The property is worth a experience only because of the fact that they have not tampered with the surroundings and there is touch of originality to everything. The common rooms decorated with the memorabilia of the Admiral during his navy years as also the history of his family are things which add glory to the place. The garden is properly manicured and very quiet. The dining hall is small and sweet and the food served is very homely.

Now on the flip side:
1. The pool is worth having a baby enclosure as kids do have an urge to go in.
2. The mosquitos are a real menace, probably the hotel provides nets during the summer & rainy season, the same can be made a permanent fixture of the rooms.

All in all a place worth staying on your Jaipur visit.

Worth a mention: The three flags hoisted in the dining hall

Room Tip: It is the tradition of the place that counts, all the rooms are worth it, 1st floor rooms overlookin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Devi Niketan and enjoyed it very much. The host- the Admiral was welcoming and gave us wonderful tips what to see, where to eat etc.
The House - a heritage home belongs to this family for generations - it is situated very well, close to the town, but it is very quiet at night - a place to rest after the busy city.
The rooms are spacious, spotless clean, the breakfast good - we got the indian breakfast we asked for. Everybody is helpful and helping to organize cars etc.
And it is close to Anokhi Cafe - just a 5 minute walk away from the wonderful food you get there - besides the nice dresses you can buy there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Devi Niketan Jaipur
Devi Niketan Hotel Jaipur
Address: Sardar Patel Road | Near Chomu House Circle, 'C' - Scheme, Jaipur 302001, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Jaipur
#23 Best Value Hotel in Jaipur
#36 Romantic Hotel in Jaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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