We arrived rather late in Udaipur, and the Krishna Niwas was our third choice, after the first two were full. The price of the room was negotiable.
The room very much lacked fresh air and natural light (the only windows were hidden in an alcove and it was hard to get fresh air in). The room was sparkling clean, the bathroom ditto. Hot water was available, shower pressure was very good, but it was hard to get merely warm water, it was either scolding hot, or icy cold.
The bed was comfortable, the AC soundless, the room had a new feel to it.
The breakfast served on the rooftop was nothing special, the toast was always a bit cold, bit damp, but when we asked, they served it specially for us half an hour earlier.
The cooking class offered by the hotel was very good, well presented, useful, plus it came with a big, very tasty dinner. Its a bit of downside that you can only watch the preparations and not participate, but its still very good value.
Internet was not available in our room, only in the lobby, and it didnt work every day.
The car they organized for us to visit Kumbalargh and Ranakhpur was a bit pricier than the other tour agencies down the hill, but the driver was friendly and honest, we forgot our camera in the car when he dropped us off in the evening(stupid mistake), and he brought it after us.
The reception staff is also a big plus, Vijay was genuinely helpful, and not just after our money.
All in all, if you can get one of the bigger rooms, it is a good choice. A 7:30 opening for the rooftop restaurant would be appreciated, as everyone leaves in the morning, and other hotels can apparently easily do it, and so would be WiFi repeaters on every level.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear Guests,Krishna Niwas Udaipur welcomes you to City of Lakes. Our endeavor is to make your stay a pleasant one. Krishna Niwas is a 11 Room family-run small hotel which is beautifully decorated & hand painted by international artist Jairaj Soni.The hotel is 4 storied and has a Roof-top Restaurant on the top floor. It is accessible only by stairs.We have 6 lake view a/c rooms & 5 superior non lake view a/c room with basic amenities .Please be informed that we do not entertain complaints regarding view from the rooms. All rooms are equipped with Air-conditioners, Televisions, free wi-fi and attached bathrooms with 24 hours running hot water.The hotel is in easy walking distance to all popular monuments,the Pichola lake,Bagore ki haveli ( rajasthani folk dance centre ),City palace ,Jagdish temple,many ghats ,gardens and restaurants. It's situated in a very popular locality called 'Lalghat' on eastern shore of the Pichola lake. The Hotel Krishna Niwas is owned and run by a family of artists: Jairaj Soni, his wife Sushma Soni & brothers Nirbhayraj, Giriraj & Rakesh Soni, and is situated in the Old City, close to the famous Pichola Lake and is within convenient walking distance of shops, restaurants and many of the top tourist attractions. The Krishna Niwas is tastefully decorated in the traditional haveli style of Rajasthan. ... more less
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