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“Great hotel with a very warm, welcoming atmosphere”
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Dera Mandawa
Ranked #4 of 530 Jaipur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Very nice, clean, and welcoming family run hotel, great service, best value for money. The owner gave us valuable information about India's history and culture. Not like the many other run-down places around Jaipur or the anonymous chains!

Stayed: June 2012
4  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

The delightful owners of this lovely haveli deserve all the wonderful reviews. The property is absolutely delightful and the staff are all both welcoming and very helpful. Our room was huge and very comfortable and the common areas were an oasis of calm in the middle of this very busy city. There were many lovely touches, such as the in house musician that added to the special feel of this gorgeous property. Breakfast was really good and served in their pretty courtyard. We only stayed two nights and regretted having to move on - a week here would have been great!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank sunshinecoastal
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We spent 2 great nights in Dera Mandawa. The owner and family are very welcoming and helpful. The room we stayed in was huge and beautifully done and there is a lovely courtyard. Breakfasts were delicious (especially the homemade porridge) as was the dinner that we had there. It's very eco-friendly - they have cows in the back who's dung they use to fuel the stove. The owner is more than happy to show you around and it's worth taking him up on the offer. This is truly a magical oasis within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the markets.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

We loved our 2 night stay at this rather special little hotel. The location is perfect for exploring the old town. It's very central but very quiet and calm: as soon as you walk through the gates into the central courtyard and lush garden the noise and dust of the city just seem to melt away. Our room was very clean, large, comfy and stylishly decorated. We really appreciated the fresh coffee being delivered to our room every morning. Breakfast was very good too. The porridge made from organic wheat grown on Mr Singh's farm excellent. Service was good, charming and very attentive. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank 255Sydney
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We only spent two nights here, unfortunately, the service, atmosphere, friendliness and rooms are without equal an we could easily have moved in for a week or so! We ate here on our first night in the courtyard with musical entertainment expertly explained by the host and really enjoyed the lovely atmosphere cocooned from the noise and bustle of the city just around the corner. A fantastic place to stay which combines the hustle and bustle of the city with a warm relaxing place to stay at the end of the day. Can't recommend it highly enough, thanks for a great stay. Within walking distance of the Hawa Mahal and the shops and bazarre.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank JMandGG
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Excellent situation. Central but very calm - in contrast to Jaipur! Mr Singh and all his staff were most helpful, solicitous and informative. Children enjoyed kite-flying from the roof.
Particularly enjoyed tea brought to our bedroom and delicious breakfasts. Very comfortable room.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank scrubbyLondon
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stayed for two nights in February and found Dera Mandawa to be an attractive and calm oasis in the bustle of Jaipur. The welcome was amazing and the staff helpful and Mr Singh gracious and informative. We particularly appreciated the efforts made to introduce us to local cuisine. The resident musician playing in the garden in the evenings made this a very special place to stay. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank JandR12
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Additional Information about Dera Mandawa

Address: Sansar Chandra Road, New Mandawa House | adjoining Punjab National Bank, Jaipur 302001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur District > Jaipur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 530 B&Bs / Inns in Jaipur
Price Range: $141 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dera Mandawa 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lesser-known fact about Rajasthani monuments is that rarely were forts, palaces and havelis (large residences) constructed at one go. Each generation added new wings, rooms and arches in an architectural style prevalent during its time. DeraMandawa has also seen such an evolution, as the Mandawa family constantly kept extending the residence over the years. Thakur Durga Singh, the current custodian of DeraMandawa is a keen observer of history, culture, religion, current affairs, and is a bank of knowledge so vast that he has a point of view on anything under the sun. He is what one could call a modern traditionalist, actively seeking the use of modern technology and methods to support the principles of traditional living. The inquisitive can have endless conversations with him on a number of his projects like rain -water harvesting, biogas plant, solar heating and, even, healthy cooking. He would be more than delighted to share his experiences with you. ... more   less 
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