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“Expensive relative to others, but worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kankarwa Haveli

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Kankarwa Haveli
Ranked #40 of 151 Hotels in Udaipur
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“Expensive relative to others, but worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed here for two nights, it was pricey, but for a couple in the middle of a hectic three week tour of India, it was a nice break and relaxing place.

We paid extra for a suite with a private balcony overlooking the lake, gorgeous room with traditional decorations, bathroom was huge and clean, everything was working and still could get a wifi signal inside which was a plus (they only said lobby). But for the price being paid I would expect them to shell out the extra money for a few more boxes to make wifi hotel-wide.

Only thing that lowers it one on the rating is the staff at the restaurant was not the best, food was slow and not on par compared to the rest of what the hotel offers. Breakfast was included-but it's only one, which is great if you are alone, frustrating if a couple. For what I paid it wouldn't be that much more cost to provide two. Great view of the lake and city though.

I would stay again, just go out to eat.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

I stayed at the Kankarwa last November for 2 nights. My room (at the top right hand side of the first flight of steps) was really lovely with a huge window facing out onto the water with a beautiful view. I was with a group so was able to get into quite a few rooms all of which were individual and all the ones I saw lovely. The owner and his staff are all extremely friendly and it's in a good location to get around everywhere. The autorickshaw guys just outside the Haveli were very friendly and helpful. Great restaurants nearby and a front seat view of local indian life at the ghat. I would highly recommend a stay here and and hoping to return again one day.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

recently stayed here for one nite. had a room facing the lake on the second floor-room was nice, big size bed for two, bathroom had plenty of hot water and was clean- local woman do laundry under your window in mornings, so some noise is there, nice touch and good for pictures.restaurant was nothing much,had to press the issue upon arriving, they had nothing set up and were at ease when asked to be fed- once they got started food was satisfactory-the location of hotel is excellent, end of small alley, so no cars, and you need a small car to get in.everything is in walking distance- staff is very laid back- need to nego for room deals

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Many good reviews about this place made me book into it, but if I were to visit Udaipur again I would go nextdoor to Jagat Niwas Palace hotel. The Kankarwa is not a bad place, the location is lovely, right on the water and near the city palace. The staff are nice enough, although very playful, untrained and childish. At check in you are given a marketing speech about the food at the hotel, how it is much fresher than in other restaurants of Udaipur - "we use no frozen foods". Then, when I went to the restaurant, which is on a lovely roof terrace, the food offered on the menu was a ridiculous small choice at a high price. Any Indian restaurant I have ever been to, has had heaps more food on its menu. this, to me, is the single biggest factor, why people do not eat there. I told the owner's son, but he said, because the food is so fresh and not stored long, they cannot give a better selection. Well, that's too bad, because with the menu there is, the best marketing speech will not help to keep people at the haveli for dinner or lunch. The Jagat Niwas Palace right next door has superb food in an even greater setting than the Kankarwa - why would people stay at Kankarwa? Kankarwa should study their competition....
Again, not a bad place, kind enough people, but overpriced and over rated for what it is.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I had read a lot of excellent reviews of this hotel in guidebooks and was very disappointed with our two night stay. Even the fabulous view from the terrace couldn't compensate for bad service, lack of management and general feeling of neglect.
My room had been recently repainted (but bathroom not quite finished, tap dripped all night), but was cold and lacking in charm. Spartan decoration, bed linen etc. Service was really bad at breakfast tho did improve the next day when I complained. Lack of adequate lighting on the steep stairs makes it quite dangerous at night. Management seemed curiously absent and quite unconcerned when I pointed out that petty cutbacks (no bottle of water in room, no individual bars of soap, etc) gave a negative impression. I would not recommend nor go back to this place. Jagat Niwas next door looked much more inviting...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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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): ₹ 3,047 - ₹ 4,992
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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