I stayed here with a friend for the Jaipur literature festival. This house (because it is truly a home) is a stunning example of 19th century havelis. In January the birds are singing, you can hear temple bells, and all is quiet, despite being right next to the center of town, and right off a big road.
Auntie - the lady who runs the haveli, and her daughter, (and the adorable dog), are perfect hosts. Don't expect impersonal hotel-type setups, because this place is all about home. I was glad to go down and sit in the small dining room to have eggs and toast and tea every morning. And auntie gave me all the necessary advice on taxis, how to avoid traffic, and the whole know-how of how to navigate a city without having to deal with the 'tourist-y' brouhaha. My family was staying at another haveli while my friend and I stayed here - and I stopped by there a couple of times to drop my mother. Let me tell you this - no amount of pomp and circumstance can compete with coming home to a quiet, beautiful, historical home. Fancy hotels and bed and breakfasts don't hold a candle to this place. It has the feel of a mini-museum, everything is authentic, and if you want a posh hotel - don't come here - because this is the kind of place that time slows down and everything is calm and beautiful.
I stayed in the suite, and the room is STUNNING with gorgeous furniture, and original artwork. Walls are thick, and cold can seep through them - but the history of this place made it all the more pleasurable to cuddle down in blankets and sleep.
Recently, my younger sister and her friend went to Jaipur alone. I was concerned, and even more so when the website has wrongly booked the dates. However auntie was happy to welcome my sister into their house, give them an excellent room, and my sister agrees that she has never stayed in a more peaceful place. Auntie took care of her, and it was so comforting to me to know that my sister had a place so safe as this.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you want a place that feels like home. I'm tired of hotels, and this place is heaven.
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