Great place to stay. The Admiral was so welcoming and friendly. His staff was too.
Food was just okay... I was really thankful they made something for us though as we arrived pretty late at night and needed something to eat.
The Admiral helped us discover what to explore in Jaipur, too. He even booked a driver for us. I wasn't too happy with the driver though - and pretty sure the Admiral had no idea about this but - the driver was booked for 4 hours - he drive us up to the Amber Palace and tells us to come back to him in 2 hours - we thought, okay, that should be enough time - so as were driving back towards town he starts telling us we'd like to go see some jewels and other stuff (there was a language barrier) and we said - "no, were fine, just take us back" (we were tired and kind of just wanted to relax) - but yet he still takes us to this strange office type building where they basically forced us on a tour where they sell jewels and textiles and art and we had no idea why we were there at all! It was so odd! All these nicely dressed salesmen hounding us to buy stuff was completely annoying! We rushed through there and went to the driver and said to take us to the city palace of Jaipur because we just wanted to be through with him! But he still kept trying to take us to other places... luckily we finally got out of the cab! It was annoying, but like I said, I don't think the Admiral had any part in this - I just wanted to let people know to beware of cab drivers trying to get you to go to overpriced selling joints that work with cab drivers to bring tourists to them!
- 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