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Kankarwa Haveli
Ranked #53 of 163 Hotels in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 February 2012

We stayed here for two nights over Christmas 2011. In our four weeks in India, this was by far, the best hotel we stayed in. A family run hotel and the father and son team could not have been more welcoming and indeed helpful. Sit out on the terrace, take in the view while sipping a cool beer or indeed nibbling on a wonderful veg. thali and you will wish that you had booked a longer stay. Cannot recommend this place enough as it made such a wonderful change from the hands-out, expensive and chaotic service, we experienced at other hotels in India.

Room Tip: When booking, request a room with a "lakeside view" on the upper floors.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

The rooms at this haveli are very nice indeed. My only complaint was the noise. I had a lakeside room, and the noise that comes up from the courtyard from the management and other guests can be a trifle hard to take. A great location though and good value.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Excellent location by Lake Pichola and within very easy walking distance of the City Palace.

A variety of rooms, all beautifully decorated and well maintained. Mine was gorgeous, (and very big!), with a huge bay window allowing me to admire the splendid view from the comfort of an armchair - brilliant even on slightly chilly winter mornings.

Nice rooftop restaurant, albeit with somewhat irregular service. Great thali in the evening - they serve what the family eats. Breakfast sadly not worth getting up for.

They organise cars for trips outside Udaipur, which is very useful.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

The location of the Kankarwa Haveli is just perfect: on the water front, at the end of a side-street with many shops. This means that from the hotel you can enjoy a magnificient view on Lake Pichola and on the city, that you do not have the noise and chaos of traffic and are right in the middle of the shops the moment you walk out of the front door. Also the City Palace is at just a couple of minutes walking distance.
The manager and his wife (at least I presume that the lady in charge of the kitchen is the manager's wife) are extremely charming and speak excellent English.
Also the rest of the staff is very nice and helpful.
The rooms are rather spartan, but clean and quite spacious and have a nice personal touch.
The roof top terrace is a wonderful place to start your day with breakfast and end it watching the sun set over the lake and surrounding hills.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank stedejo
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

We spent 3 days around New Year 2012 here and are much less anthusiastic than other posters. Yes it is nicely situated at the lakeside although in a ground floor room you are thus very near the filth floating on top of the water. The rooms are tiny although nicely decorated but then again the cupboard seemd to be authentically medieval with a few wire hangers only. The bathroom was a white-tiled cubicle, with little space to deposit things and no partition to the shower which accoringly floods the room. But there was always hot water. This was the only hotel of our tour not providing bottled water or kleenex on its own initiative but they gave us two bottles of water when we asked (although not bringing in any new ones the following days). There was just soap and toilet paper. When we asked for a heater for the room (which the boss on check-in said he would provide if the need be) the staff said they will ask the boss but no heater materialised.

The common areas are basically nice but in winter it gets very cold after sunset and since all the areas are open they were uncomfortable after 6 pm (as also was our room, we slept in our pullovers). The whole haveli (including the roof-top restaurant) is only dimly lit, but not in a romantic way (NOT like on the website photos). The restaurant is strictly vegetarian.

The nice thing was to sit on the rooftop terrace during daytime and enjoy the view over the lake. Good food provided the rooftop restaurant next door (advertising "espresso", although the espresso was "finished" when we were there).

Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kankarwa Haveli

Address: 26 Lal Ghat | Eastern Shores of Lake Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Udaipur
Price Range: ₹ 3,905 - ₹ 6,443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kankarwa Haveli 2*
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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