It would seem like your only options in Jodhpur are backpacker dives or shelling out hundreds of dollars a night for a luxury accommodation, but if you're reading this - you just struck gold. Bristows Haveli is an awesome Haveli.
Paul is an extremely kind host and answered several questions I had about Jodhpur and where to purchase certain things / eat / etc. The property is very quiet and nestled off the main roads in the old city. You can walk to the Clock Tower in five minutes or the fort in about 15. The upper balcony area is fantastic as has an amazing view of the fort. The garden is also very well maintained and peaceful.
I stayed on the ground floor with a non-attached bathroom and everything was comfortable and clean. The live in staff is also extremely friendly and will provide you with refreshments upon request (beer, soda, tea, etc.). I will also say after traveling through India for the last month the dinners served at Bristow's are quite delicious. Huge spread and everything is prepared fresh that day. Just let them know in advanced if you plan on eating dinner. Breakfast is also great with some breads, jams, fresh fruit and coffee / tea.
I can't recommend this place enough - I would honestly live here if I could. This is a place to relax and re-charge. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a calm, clean and welcoming stay.
- 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