Right in the middle of the filth and noise of the old town's tiniest winding streets, Bristows Haveli is a blissful oasis of quiet. We arrived very late and tired, which was unfortunate as concrete beds, painfully thin mattresses, very low, head-banging doorways and ultra spartan bathrooms are best first encountered when you're feeling strong!
We had the downstairs 'suite' which was a shame because the bamboo screens which are used as doors dont give you real privacy or exclude the little noises of the household (not that it's a noisy place).
But we loved it. The place is the beloved project of its English owner, Phil, and it's a fascinating, quirky and honest renovation that oozes character and peace. The garden and the rooftops are brilliant places to relax. The food is excellent and the laundry is surely the best and the cheapest in all India - thank you Puja! The service was great - thank you Ramu! Lastly, the place is spotless.
- 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