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“My wisest decision in Bhopal”
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Jheelam
Ranked #3 of 204 Specialty Lodging in Bhopal
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My wisest decision in Bhopal”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Wanted to see Sanchi & Bhimbetka. But what's the point in staying in a hotel room that looks just like the ones in Mumbai or Bengaluru...where is the feel of Bhopal. Thats where Jheelam comes in. Clean and functional rooms where one wakes up to chirping birds and a ringside view of the grand lake. Brigadier Goswami did all the meticulous planning for us, from organising a car to the treat of nawabi mushaira tickets! The tech savvy Brig. is always updated on almost everything. Joba ma'm! Eternally grateful to you for the pyar bhare meals. Appreciate the effort in giving us packed lunch at 7 in the morning!! On our wedding anniversary, the Brigadier saab lit a bonfire and popped the fizzy. Gave us all the warmth needed on a cold wintry night. Thank you sir for being the gracious hosts you are. We found friends in Prabir sir and Joba ma'm.

Room Tip: All rooms are on the ground floor with separate entrance and complete privacy.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Prabir G, Owner at Jheelam, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hallo Dhanajay. A late response but it's fun reading older reviews and respond later too!
There have been four family visits, of yours, to our Homestay thanks to you and each one has been different but special. Your words to your relatives made the difference and we are happier for it. Please do come again. God bless.
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Please, please give up the thought of staying in any commercial property in Bhopal, and seriously consider staying at 'Jheelam'. Our family, comprising of 4 adults, just got back to the US, after a wonderful and pleasant stay at Bhopal and Jheelam. Prabir uncle and Joba aunty are great hosts and conversationalists, provide you great insight about the city and the culture, and all this happens while you live in the warm dwellings at Jheelam. It's got all the amenities for a short or long term stay and a great respite from the buzzing noise in the city. The lake view and the garden are lovely hideaways after a full day of sightseeing or conducting business in blooming Bhopal. Give it a thought now, before it's too late!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I spent almost a week in Bhopal, January 2013. We had found and booked "Jheelam" on the internet and didn't know quite what to expect, but the excellent communications with the host, a retired brigadier, were a good start. We arrived to find that we not only had a bedroom, but actually a small suite: a living room, bedroom, ensuite, and a kitchen. The house staff cooked us breakfast as part of our arrangement, and we also had lunch and/or dinner when requested. This was a "real India" place, not a western hotel. The bed was comfortable, there was running water and a TV, but it was nothing fancy. There was a nice view of the Bhopal Lake from the bottom of the pretty garden. Our host arranged a hired car for our stay and that made everything much simpler, as this house is away from any thoroughfares.

If you want to stay in "real" India and not a tourist place, but you want to be safe and secure, then this is highly recommended. But if you're looking for European-style luxury, this might not be for you.

PS. Bring mosquito repellent! Bhopal is a high risk area and this house is close to the lake. The host did provide us with electric mosquito repellents but the ceilings were high and it wasn't quite enough to get rid of them all.

PPS. There's internet access if you bring a tablet/laptop.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jheelam
Address: Old Dairy Farm | Bairagarh, Bhopal 462030, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bhopal District > Bhopal
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 204 Specialty Lodging in Bhopal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jheelam 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South facing, quiet, pollution free green locale next to two rural villages, overlooking Upper Lake, with a private well maintained garden. We have four bed cum bath suites, on the ground floor of a two storey house of a retired Army officer, with all modern amenities - internet hotspot, geysers, backup inverter in every room. Two rooms are AC fitted with TATASKY TV connection and a drawing cum dining room with kitchen plus complimentary breakfast. The other two rooms can be given desert coolers, when required. Preference is for paying guests who may wish to holiday in or tour Bhopal for a few days or attend family ceremonies like marriages, or visit on work. Guests who may wish to stay for longer than 10 days, even up to a year or more, on temporary duty or professional research or studies are welcome with suitably reduced tariff. Extremely convenient location for company executives or cine/TV artistes desiring privacy while working in or around Bhopal. The rental is Rs 2000 per AC suite and Rs 900 for the non_AC rooms, for 24 hours. Other meals, laundry, taxi etc will be charged separately, on specific demand. Home cooked all types of Indian, Continental, Chinese or other desired cuisine can be provided, with due notice. No problem with non-vegetarian meals provision. An advance payment would be mandatory before occupying the room(s). ... more   less 
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