We loved our stay at Meghniwas in 2007 so when we were back in Rajasthan it was an obvious choice for our re-visit to Jaipur. A telephone ahead from Jaisalmer secured a room at a very good rate & we were not disappointed when we arrived. It was early and Mrs Singh was very helpful in letting us check in early & honouring the rate given to me over the phone!
The room at the rear of the hotel was exceptionally clean with TV, ensuite facilities, a small fridge, tea & coffee making facilities & quiet air-conditioning. It also had a nice balcony overlooking the pool.
We found the owners & the staff to be very helpful & obliging. Instead of the full buffet breakfast we were able to go a la carte which suited us fine. Both the indoor restaurant & the tables outside by the pool were delightful. The garden was lovely for afternoon tea or a beer and if you were lucky you got to spot monkeys playing on neighbouring roofs!
The clean pool was a haven from the heat and there was always a stack of pool towels for guests to use. We used it each day.
While there were not many taxis outside the hotel there were always autos [tuk tuks] but you need to knock down the price they initially quote. If they declined to play ball a simple walk down the road would attract others who would meet your price!
There were no restaurants within walking distance of the hotel but the autos were always available for a ride into the city centre which did not take long. Likewise there was always transport available for the return journey. A very short ride from the Meghniwas is the expensive Royal Orchid Hotel which had 2 excellent restaurants: a rooftop Chinese one & an Indian one on the first floor. Both were affordable with excellent food & service
An added bonus was a large supermarket just a short stroll from the hotel which was well stocked with most items anybody would need & it was open to around 10pm every day. As the hotel room had a small fridge we were able to buy our sodas, juices, etc here and serve them up ice cold when we needed them! There were a few ATMs also within easy walking distance of the hotel. For the more adventurous a stroll down the local roads would lead to finds of an inexpensive laundry service, other small grocery stores, internet shops.
I hate to recommed this hotel so highly as it means that when I next want to stay there it will either be full, or its popularity will have led to increased room rates!! My daugther on a visit to Jaipur a month later was equally impressed by the hotel, its owners, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Meghniwas is small twenty four rooms Boutique Hotel in Jaipur Rajasthan. It is a family owned & managedHotel run by Colonel Fateh Singh & his wife Mrs Indu F Singh.Meghniwas is an ancestral family home converted into a Hotel. It is built on a 2500 sq yd plot with a pool & extensive gardens. Our USP is personalized services,Warm, friendly , relaxing , clean & unpretentious atmosphere with a feeling of home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meghniwas Hotel Jaipur
- Hotel Meghniwas Jaipur, Rajasthan