We were 4 of us, husband wife & 2 grown up girls....Looking out for a nice place to stay in Jaipur at the peak of the Holiday season (between Xmas & New Year), seemed a formidable challenge.
At the outset, we were pleasantly surprised to find the Admiral himself replying to emails to the Hotel. He guided us to choose the family suite in the non-heritage wing, which consisted of 2 interconnected rooms with an ante room to boot !
This Hotel gives you a feeling that you have traveled back to your ancestral home, with the Admiral doting over you, like a grand uncle. He has a very friendly staff to look after your every need. They can help you out with booking your local taxi at very reasonable rates to explore Jaipur and its neighborhood.
Devi Niketan has a spacious Lawn on the front and a clean swimming pool in its backyard. The Hotel is very near to the popular Panch Batti junction, which is easily accessible by auto or cycle rickshaw. There are some iconic eating places in and around Panch Batti.
All in all, we had a great time at Jaipur and after a tiring day roaming the Forts and Palaces, it always seemed like home when we headed back to Devi Niketan...for all the 3 nights we stayed there.
The Admiral's place is a safe anchorage for tourists at Jaipur !
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Devi Niketan Jaipur
- Devi Niketan Hotel Jaipur