....to the body, the mind and the soul. I spent 4 days at Savista and found everything about it completely enchanting. From the beautiful house and rooms and gardens, from the absolutely incredible food to the warmth and attention from the staff and more than anything from the welcome of the hosts: Radhika, Bhanwar and Megan.They make it feel more like you are joining them in their home, rather than a hotel. The place is outside of Jaipur, so don't expect quick shopping trips and night life...but that's precisely what I found so unique about Savista....here you are in India, far from the madding crowd...at peace. You can still "go into town" if you want ( I did all the sites in Jaipur and around), without the hassle.
I had many a lovely conversations with the hosts and they run the place with a desire for people to enjoy the place and the area, rather than just a commercial venue. They are attentive and can arrange anything for you. Notably, they arrange for a visit to one of the close by rural villages, where I sat in the company of some wonderful people and had a small insight into life in rural India...all this without the usual "money exchange" coming in the way. It was a true gift for me...an insight....Tipping is not allowed in Savista, which says it all! The rooms were tidy and comfortable, the hygiene of the place excellent and as I said, the staff were friendly and attentive.
Savista is also looking to become a place where people could do retreats, and they organise some already...for me, this is the ideal location. Nice calm surroundings, all the amenities, a large pool in the courtyard, hikes around the hotel, and a room to conduct seminars etc...
If you want a generic Luxury Spa kind of place, this might not be it...but if what you want is a Retreat...then come here!
Overall, I can't recommend it enough. Its a unique way of seeing India, far from the usual bustling life, and still close enough to it.
My key words would be:
Peace, Joy, Unique and Generosity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Savista Retreat is a boutique hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. A stand-alone property, Savista Hotel/Resort's location and design make it a welcoming environment and a lifestyle destination for individuals and small groups looking for a special experience of Rajasthan. It is an excellent base for combining sightseeing in Jaipur with eco travel, wellness, and cultural enrichment within a single travel plan and at an unhurried pace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savista Retreat Jaipur
- Savista Retreat Hotel Jaipur