I travelled with my wife and 4yr old kid, and also my father. All of us are seasoned travellers, and my father and I have had plenty of experience in India....
This time round we had 4 days in Jodhpur in the midst of a two week break. I chose the Hotel Haveli via finding their website, and from reading the Lonely Planet write up of it which claimed it was "popular, efficient and friendly". The hotel's website stood out amongst others as you could immediately check availability and book online, which was something I needed to do at that time.
Lonely Planet also states the hotel is in a 250 yr old building, I doubt that fact, but what I am certain of is that the hotel hasn't been cleaned in almost 250 years.
We arrived mid afternoon, and our two rooms were not ready. Promises of them being ready in 10 mins became 1 hour etc, and only after badgering the reception guys to get a move on did anything happen. I know this was India etc etc, but really they were basically making no effort at all, stringing us along.
The rooms were basic, with chipboard furniture and fixtures and fittings. We had two rooms, and in one the room was filthy. Dusty, un-kept, bathroom in need of decent clean. Windows were ill fitting and made of scratched perspex.
Bed felt like it had mites. All bedding/towels were needing replaced/burnt. I asked for the room to be cleaned and it was supposedly done so in a 2 min visit by cleaner, personally I think he just sprayed some air freshener...
The roof cafe does have a splendid view of the Mehrangarh Fort, but then so does every roof in Jodhpur...
The 'Heritage Rooms' with view of fort...mmm, well, you could see a bit of the fort. To see the whole fort you have had to open the scratched perspex window and leant out, but frankly I didn't take the risk...
We found the food in the rooftop restaurant to be very poor, and the dishes it was served in to again be in dire need of a clean. Eating breakfast porridge, on day one, out of plates with the previous nights curries on them, amidst uncleaned tables sitting on used-tissue strewn flooring (whilst waiters stand idle) sets the scene...After that we refused to eat there, instead we visited a very nice restaurant, with fort views, good staff, great food, and nice ambience just around the corner- the Jhankar Choti Haveli.
In the evening there is a live Rajasthani folk music ensemble playing on the rooftop restaurant. All fine and well unless you're room is on the floor below in which case it's Rajasthani noise and stomping keeping you awake...
Yes, the Hotel Haveli rooms were cheap'ish, 1,900 Rupees or so, but still, it was dirty, tired and far from relaxing or enjoyable to stay in. The staff gave no feeling of caring. For the money you'd expect more, even in India.
It was the type of place where, even if you were tired, you'd rather be out than sit in the room.
I would not recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Haveli is a 250 years old heritage Hotel now running by Bhati Royal Rajput Family from 16 January 2015. Actually we were running this from 1994 to 2010. Now again Hotel Haveli is offering Personalized Services and Attention in detail that makes the Welcome Warm and Stay Unforgettable. The Rooms have attached Bathrooms with Running Hot and Cold Water. The Heritage rooms ,Deluxe and Standard rooms have attached bathrooms with hot and cold shower. Spotlessly clean, traditional rooms have nice and comfortable antique beds. 24 Luxurious rooms, each decorated with an eye for traditional details and historical themes of Rajasthan. Each stay will be memorable because of its serene, soothing and salubrious atmosphere. Hotel Haveli's vegetarian Restaurant "JHAROKHA" (meaning "The Window") offers ultimate Food and Dinning Services. The Magnificent and Majestic View of the Mehrangarh Fort and the Blue City add to the Appeal of the Hotel. The Environment becomes Live and Entertaining during Nights with exotic food and the lights up on the Fort adds a Romantic Climax. Hotel Haveli Jodhpur has an in house Boutique with a finest collection of handicraft items, traditional jewelry, cloths, hand woven carpets etc., For its Guests and outside visitors and is known to be called as a "Boutique Hotel in Jodhpur" among all the domestic and foreigner tourists. We also have a travel agency "Haveli Tours and Safari" organising camel safaris and tours of Bishnoi villages, as well as arranging onward travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Haveli Jodhpur Rajasthan