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Castle View Home Stay
Ranked #6 of 193 Jodhpur B&B and Inns
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Our first impression was positive. Amit had arranged for pickup from the airport, we entered a nicely decorated haveli and were greeted with a nice chai. We found the restaurant very dirty though. Dishes weren't washed. By looking at your fork or your glass, you could actually guess what previous clients had ordered. Bedsheets weren't very well washed either. We think the only reason this place is still relatively clean is because it is new but clearly maintenance isn't a priority here. We were also very disappointed with Amit's behavior. We had agreed by email that pickup would be 200rs, but just as we were leaving, he said we owed him 400rs for this and added that he had advanced this amount from his old pocket. We would not recommend this place!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jaisalmer, India
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I was walking in narrow street in Navchokiya area with my Girlfriend and she was feeling so thirsty.So we were looking for a restaurant. We saw the sign board of Castle view home stay and we started to follow sign board in a small alley. we walked 50 meter in the street and we found castle view. when we get inside to the castle view it was completely different than what we have thought. It was a 550 Year old haveli decorated with traditional textiles and beautiful plants. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and staff.
Everyone have big smile on their Faces. And when we went to Rooftop restaurant at Castle view we got amazed with a beautiful View of Mehrangarh Fort. Castle view has killing view of mehrangarh. We were staying somewhere else for two nights and we decided that may be we extend our stay in jodhpur for another couple of nights at castle view home stay.

But unfortunately Room were available only for one night and we did not want to miss it. So we booked the Room at top Floor Facing to the Fort.Wifi was working everywhere in the homestay,Bed were so comfortable with European mattresse. We were so happy to spend a night there.

This place is located in a small alley of Navcholiya area and its juse 50 mtrs walk from the Main Road.Its little bit difficult to get there with Car Taxi, but tuk tuk can reach down to the main road where karan and dilip from castle view help you to carry your luggage anytime . This was one of our favorite place we stayed in India. And we will highly recommend this place to all fallow traveler.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

And on top of that, the very best view. Think of having beautiful indian breakfast or just any dish from the menu together with this beautiful view. The food is really good, and the rooms are perfect clean. There is even toiletpaper in this homestay :)Amit, hotelmanager is genuine interested in the guests best interests and is very kind and helpful. The staff is polite and charming. I really enjoied my stay at castle view and i am confident reccomending it to others.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights this week in Castle View. We were so amazed by the kindness of Amit, the manager, he was incredibly helpful, kind, helpful, just a very very nice man. He gave us honest tips about what to do, tours etc, took so much care of us. Helped us with train tickets, recommendations etc. We are so grateful to have chosen this Homestay. He made us feel like a part of his family.

The hotel room was like a little palace! Nicely decorated, clean, hot water, confortable, excellent value for the price! And the best part of all is the amazing view up in the roof top! Just really amazing view of the fort!

The hotel has a great location in Old Jaipur, and it has a small little alley to get there which at the beginning may look a little weird but is certainly super safe! Even at night!

The staff was very kind, friendly and helpful, with anything we needed. Just overall excellent service, very kind and trustworthy people, who made us feel comfortable and safe during our stay in Jodhpur.

The food at the hotel was really nice, good prices, mostly veggie and delicious! I strongly recommend this hotel! You are super closely to the market and the fort and it is just so much worth just to know you are in safe hands and being taken care of this way.

thank you Amit and the whole staff! For an amazing experience in Jodhpur!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was an ideal place to stay with easy access to the fort and other attractions within jodhpur. It's warm and friendly staff ... Lovely food and great views all at an affordable budget.only a ten minute walk to the entrance to the fort.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Castle View has it all. Stunning views of the Mehrangarh Fort, lovely, clean and cheap rooms as well as inexpensive Indian food. It is nested on a ridge opposite the Citadel five minutes away from the entrance in a quiet part of the Old Town. Once you get there you may be put off by the filthy alleyway which leads up to the hotel from the main street (you can get there only on foot). Amit, the owner-manager is extremely reliable and booked for us a car to Jaisalmer (and back). Great guy.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Highly recommended. My stay was short but indeed the most memorable one. The staff was very courteous,extremely polite. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Excellent food. Best value for your money. Extremely satisfied and looking forward to come back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Castle View Home Stay
Address: Gundi Ka Mohalla Fort Road, Jodhpur 342001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle View Home Stay 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 500 year old heritage haveli--and previously the private home of Dev Thakur-- is now the Castle View Home Stay. Castle View Home Stay has 5 spacious suites decorated in traditional Rajasthan textiles, original art and furnishings. The rooms are artistic and traditional style with modern amenities and en-suite bathrooms including showers. Castle View Home Stay offers home-cooked meals to order. ... more   less 
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