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1824 Khijda Sheri, Opp Jain Temple Dhal ni Pol, Opposite Astodia BRT Bus stp, Ahmedabad 380001 India See on map
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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We spent two nights at this haveli and enjoyed the experience The location is its asset and liability. So let me elaborate.. It is hard to access on wheels. But Mohan, the establishment's lynchpin, met us on the main road and led us thru the...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I absolutely fell in love with this quaint little Heritage Hotel. I really can’t wait to get the chance to go back.. The live-in manager was the best, sweetest, most hardworking, accommodating host. He hooked us up with Lala the tuk tuk driver who became...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I was happy to stay at French Haveli for my first nights and last nights of my 3 week trip in India. the staff are super friendly and helpful, and they cook a lovely breakfast. It's a beautifully renovated old haveli, with modern touches for...More

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Response from FrenchHaveli, Owner at French HaveliResponded 18 May 2018

Hello We appreciate your taking time to review us. We are glad that you have mentioned "its easy to go the old city of Ahmedabad" , this support our old preservation efforts. Our team is very happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay with...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018

It is a refurbished and renovated haveli in a slightly more modern part of the old city area. it is close to the heritage walk locations and also to the famous Manek chowk. The rooms are done up well but reaching the rooms is a...More

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Response from FrenchHaveli, Owner at French HaveliResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review us. The famous manekchowk is the old city square and also has shopping and night food , i hope you enjoyed the same. The steep stair case is surely a challenge if the person has...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

For a Rajasthan tour this was the first stop. Sorry just for 1 night. Ahmedabad has so many things to see. The night market is somthing special. A open restaurant with all different kitchens. We were very happy with the room and the service.More

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Response from FrenchHaveli, Owner at French HaveliResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Guest Yes we are sure that 1 can be less in Ahmedabad. There are quiet few things to see and do. The manekchowk market has different space uses form morning to late night , surely the food is a delight for the local citizens...More

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'French Haveli'- Experience Culture and tradition in heart of Ahmedabad old city. The 'French Haveli' is a traditional Gujarati heritage home. What makes it more exotic is the eclectic design influenced by colonial More times in Ahmedabad. Staying in this beautiful restored 'Haveli' offers a unique experience in the traditional community living called 'Pol'. The history of this house goes back over 100 years, however the name is derived to commemorate the Indo-French project initiated in year 2000 to revitalize the Old City of Ahmedabad. French architects restored this Haveli and lived here. The 'French Haveli' is a Bed and Breakfast. We serve you a freshly cooked breakfast by our house help. The vegetables and ingredients are purchased from the nearby markets in the historic city centre "ManekChowk". You could go to these markets on your own by renting a bicycle parked outside French Haveli. We can help you to get local food for our approved restaurants and spread it as a exotic lunch/dinner in the lovely dining area at the 1st floor. We have a small efficient kitchen, which can be accessed with prior permission. Living in this house is to experience the Guajarati culture with comfort and luxury. The moment one enters this artistically decorated traditional Haveli, you realize how the craftsmen used space and energy effectively. The central court is open to sky, which gets in optimum air and light. This is generally the soul of all Havelis. The JHULA (traditional swing) is a place to sit and feel this building. You will get to peep down into the tanka (rain water harvesting tank, which we use as water reservoir to pump the 5 modern bathrooms). This traditional courtyard has a subtle combination of spaces flowing into the contemporary lounge, rustic kitchen and grand bathroom at the ground floor. Staying in this house you will experience privacy and yet be part of the central community space this French Haveli overlooks into. The community space has a Chabutra (bird feeder), a Jain temple and also a dilapidated Vaishnav temple (waiting to be restored). You will have the neighbourhood kids saying hello from the semi open doors (jali doors). Each room at the French Haveli has a unique feature and can ultimately be the best choice for your group depending on their needs. All rooms are air conditioned. The single rooms at the first floor of the French Haveli are the tiny jewels. The first jewel is called 'Chabutro'- means the bird feeder. Sleeping in this room is being atop a tree house or climbing the bird feeder. 'Chabutro,' located at the first floor, has a very strategic location, projecting out from the building in a way that gives it 3 sides window openings. This room has a private study at the ground floor with two doors. One door is a direct entry from the main street, which gives an advantage to come in the house directly. The other opens into the lounge and the court. This room uses the ground floor 'Blue Bathroom.' The other jewel is called 'Malo' - The Nest. This room again is unique as its one side window opens in the central court, meant to make connection to the entire house. The other wall has windows opening in the north side lane connecting the two community spaces. This room has again two doors giving access one to the lounge at 1st floor and other to the dedicated study area at 1st floor. These doors and windows help you control your experience of the space as per your need, mood or time of the day. This room has a dedicated toilet at 1st floor. Both single rooms have a comfort of large bed. Have the dedicated toilet at the same floor. The double room at the 1st floor "ORDO" is an opportunity to experience the traditional retiring rooms in the historic times of Ahmedabad. In the olden times when electricity was not available 'ORDO' was a retiring area from the families. The ORDO was typically having thick wall and small windows to beat the tropical heat. This 'ORDO' has one small window on the south wall, now air-conditioned, also has attached bath. The feature of having internal windows opening in the dining area to get fresh air from the central court can be exercised. All rooms at the 1st floor have an access to the small lounge overlooking the central court of the house on one side and the community space on the other. The suite room 'Mahajan Suite'. Mahajan - literally means 'Great Man'. This house has a history of being owned by the business community know as "Mahajan". History of Ahmedabad records that all the Mahajan community was philanthropic in nature. They along with business helped develop the community and the city. The 'Mahajan Suite' gives you luxury of a private terrace with gazebo, a private sitting and a large king size bed. The large bathroom has dress area fitted with Indian marble and traditional furniture. You have option to add an extra bed in this suite room. The 'Agaashi" - The terrace. This room with two queen beds is truly a traveller's delight, compact and airy. Its private balcony with Bougainvillea plants lets you look around the community and also examine closely the restored lime stucco on the facade. The large window when opened in central court dramatically expands the rooms and makes it bright and airy. The contemporary bathroom with the traditional 'Ghokla' makes the stay memorable for cultural travellers. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Shuttle Bus Service
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Number of rooms
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Price range
US$ 33 - US$ 71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
French Haveli Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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India > Gujarat > Ahmedabad District > Ahmedabad
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$ 33 - US$ 71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
French Haveli Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Location
India > Gujarat > Ahmedabad District > Ahmedabad
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Response from Devesh A | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on the top floor and both rooms had ensuite bathrooms. One also had a private terrace.
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"The suite on top floor is a great experience. Space, comfort and views."
lyndab47
17 Feb 2018
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"The two upstairs rooms each have a lovely terrace. All rooms are charming. If you have mobility..."
ballfield54
20 Jan 2018
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"All rooms are great, it depends on how many people want to stay in each. Some single rooms, and some double..."
GwendolynK8
14 Jun 2017
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"Choose a room with a bathroom"
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26 Apr 2017
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