This boutique hotel is the ancestral home of Admiral Madhvendra Singh (Rtrd) of the Indian Navy.
Admiral Singh has converted the home to a nineteen room boutique hotel while he lives next door in a new "modern" house. As a result and also because Admiral Singh is the owner-operator he is always available to the guests and makes sure everything is "ship shape". The rooms are priced competitively.
Admiral Singh greets everyone by first name at breakfast (included in the price) which runs from 7.30 am to 9.30 am. Breakfast consisted of serial, toast, jams, eggs as well as an Indian staple. The optional dinner was a well prepared rice and curry meal.
My room on the ground floor overlooked the swimming pool in the large backyard. As Jaipur was under a very cold spell during the third week of January 2014, the Admiral warned that it was too cold even for Canadians like me to use the swimming pool !!!!
On one side of the large well maintained front law is a basketball court for anyone inclined to shoot a few hoops!
Admiral Singh sent me detailed directions on how to hire a taxi and what I should expect to pay from the airport to his hotel. The Admiral also gave me lots of advice about places I should visit while I was in Jaipur and restaurants I could have supper at.
The staff could communicate in fairly good English. They were always willing to arrange a taxi for longer journeys or summon a "Tuk Tuk" for shorter ones.
Free internet was available in the public areas.
Laundry handed in the morning was washed, ironed/folded and returned by evening.
I have already recommended this boutique hotel and will stay there again when I return to Jaipur in 2015.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Devi Niketan Jaipur
- Devi Niketan Hotel Jaipur