We loved this hotel. From the minute you walk in, you know you're somewhere special. The building has been lovingly restored from top to bottom, and contrary to what other reviewers say, the service is terrific. We had 3 rooms, all very different. The character in the rooms takes you back to a day when this could have truly been a part of Indian history. I was lucky enough to be in a room with archways and color that was truly astonishing.
The food at the hotel was very good and on par with some of the great restaurants we ate at in India. Lots of choices, and both the outside area and the dining room options were difficult to decide on where to eat. The dining room as so full of character and details, that we loved being in there. But the patio space was set up so well with outdoor heaters and candles overlooking the haveli's great details.
I suppose it all depends on what room you actually get, but with 3 different rooms in our groups party, we loved them all, especially the ones in the old part. Grand suites were less interesting, but they were enormous.
Don't hesitate. Stay at this Samode Hotel. The pool will take your breath away and you'll find yourself lost in the corridors around the place thinking about the history. It's clean, friendly and the way every Indian hotel should be. Authentic and restored with class.