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“spectacular haveli” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Mandawa Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mandawa
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“spectacular haveli”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

We would have missed this experience except for our wonderful driver Rajeev, who we hired through Perfect Holiday Travels, in Delhi. It was our last stop through Rajahstan, and the havelis of Mandawa were not to be missed. In this hotel, the ornate and delicate paintings on ceilings and walls are simply beautiful. Our room was large, with window seat and cushions, overlooking the spectacular and grand courtyard below with its large pool. The formal dining room has an expansive buffet, as well as a la carte meals. Camel rides into the desert can be arranged through the hotel, and the camels arrive ready to ride in the courtyard. It was clearly a favourite spot for westerners just before Christmas, and is either a beginning spot to Rajahstan or the ending, as with us. The small shops just outside the gate of the hotel looked very inviting, but the endless hassle from the vendors was offputting.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank allison269
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Manjul K, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Mandawa Hotel, responded to this review, 2 January 2012
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Truely an experience, we had a room/suite in the tower with swing from the ceiling sofa, canopied beds and ancient ceiling fan. Sleep was poor due to a wedding and nearby mosque but the hotel was fun.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Stayed here one night, very big room and bathroom, clean, good food, lots of atmosphere from the rooftop. Did not use the pool,very nice setting but lots of pigeons drinking from the pool water.
Would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GaudiLM
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Manjul K, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Mandawa Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2011
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know your stay with us was comfortable. I hope you will visit us again
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

A well located hotel in one half of the old fort. Room had plenty of style: 2 four-poster beds, but lacked the facilities of most other hotels (No TV or safe and not even a wardrobe). Great views from the tower. Buffet dinner & breakfast reasonably good.

If you go out you will be hassled by shopkeepers wanting you to visit their shops, but it's all very good natured and a great opportunity to chat with the locals. If you're lucky one of them may give you a guided tour of the havelis for the 'cost' of a no obligation visit to their shop. It's worth doing it if you have the time.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Terrible reception upon arrival. After waiting in a long line behind the numerous tour bus guests, we were basically given a key, asked if we wanted dinner, and hussled away from the front desk. The surly bellboys delivered our luggage without a smile. The restaurant was very beautiful, but the food expensive and not particularly good. Overall, this hotel was a disappointment.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mary W
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Manjul K K, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Mandawa Hotel, responded to this review, 7 December 2011
Dear Guest, We have noted your areas of concern and will definitely look intot it and try and improve on them.
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Additional Information about Castle Mandawa Hotel

Property: Castle Mandawa Hotel
Address: District Jhunjhunu, Mandawa 333704, India
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Region: India > Rajasthan > Mandawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mandawa
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,004 - ₹ 17,083
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Mandawa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of the old and the new. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofed balconies, blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong. Today, the world comes to this storybook town to see its colourful frescoes on every subject under the sun, that is, ranging from the religious to the erotic; from copies of popular English prints to witty social satire, rendered in the inimitable style of the local artist. And perhaps the best place to discover the legacy of Shekhawati is from the comfort of Castle Mandawa, a fortress, now converted into a luxurious heritage hotel. Explore Castle Mandawa at your own pace. Spend a leisurely hour over a drink in the colonial verandah that accommodates the bar, or relax in the cosy comfort of the Diwankhana, the formal drawing room decorated with family portraits and an array of antique armour. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Mandawa
Mandawa Castle Hotel
Castle Mandawa Hotel Rajasthan

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