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Kankarwa Haveli
Ranked #45 of 147 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
London
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Superb, in so many ways...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

As a relatively seasoned traveller, it is rare that I arrive at a hotel and am rendered speechless.

After pulling up in an auto-rickshaw to the fairly underwhelming entrance to Kankarwa Haveli, I was ushered through the lobby as if I was a regular and honoured guest, and led up to my room. The staircases can be a little steep and long, but the top-floor restaurant and rooms are very much worth the climb. Since my room voucher specified a single room with breakfast, I was pleasantly surprised to be shown into a large suite, with the bedroom having floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Pichola. The Haveli is on the water's edge so to have such a view to wake up to was amazing. The room itself was very comfortable, with A/C and fans, a large bathroom with plenty of hot water, and a sitting area with comfortable couch.

The restaurant is one of the most stunning I have seen - panoramic views over the lake (and for you James Bond fans, the Lake Palace hotel) - perfect for sunsets over the water. Oh, and the food was good too and very reasonably priced in comparison with some of the close-by eating places. Great thalis and a good selection of drinks. Breakfast was enormous (though western-style) and all in all was very good value. You could sit there for hours - never mind the other sights in Udaipur.

The staff were very friendly and accommodating, but special mention must be given to the owners who were always ready to help, with a smile on their face, even when faced with a demanding group of 20 requiring breakfast simultaneously... nothing was too much trouble.

I'm just waiting for my next visit to the Kankarwa Haveli - happy to work sweeping the floors, just to see that view again...

Room Tip: Top floor with lake view is a must.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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105 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Poor breakfast. Reception staff was rude and totally unhelpful. Room keys lay around unattended on a table by the front door of the hotel, which did not seem secure. Housekeeping service unreliable and poor. The restaurant was always empty in the evenings. If you have a room on the floor below the restaurant, you hear the chairs sliding around in the morning loudly. But the loudest thing (which starts at the break of dawn and continues until noon) is the clamor created by people washing and beating their clothes at the lakeside, directly under your window. The only positives were the the nice view of the lake and the cozy room itself.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Wonderful haveli! After returning from over 2 1/2 weeks in India, we have decided that Kankarwa Haveli was one of our favorite places to stay during our trip. The haveli was beautiful, charming, and a great value. The staff was friendly, responsive, and eager to please.

Room Tip: One thing to note is there are a LOT of steps. Steep steps. Even in our room there were steps to ge...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

A wonderful spot at a very affordable price. (in the less expensive rooms). The room was stunning and the staff was exceptional. The rooftop restaurant is delicious and as it is set right on the lake it had the best views we saw the entire time we were in Udaipur.

The haveli itself is beautiful and is a wonderful place to return home to in the evenings. Highly recommended. It was great!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

We loved this haveli ! Everything about it was just great. The owner is charming and knowledgeable. The rooms are beautifully decorated, quaint and right on the lake with a fabulous view roof top restaurant. One of my favorite places in Rajasthan.

Room Tip: Ask for a Lake view room. Not good for those that find stairs a problem, but then no haveli will be.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kankarwa Haveli

Property: Kankarwa Haveli
Address: 26 Lal Ghat | Eastern Shores of Lake Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,384 - ₹ 2,24,095
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Kankarwa Haveli 1.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A heritage hotel in 180 years old haveli renovated in 1993 by Kankarwa family. ... more   less 
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