Our Review of Kankarwa Haveli, Udaipur
Kankarwa Haveli is a heritage hotel on the banks of Lake Pichola in the Lal Ghat area. Mr. Janardan singh and his son Divyarishi have restored their ancestral home to a hotel. They have maintained the traditional charm of the original haveli but refurbished it with modern amenities to appeal to the international audience which I felt is a very good mix.
We stayed in the Deluxe Lake front Suite which had an amazing view of the Lake Pichola and the opulent Taj Lake Palace. The room was large, well lit and ventilated and had a very romantic air about it. That is the magic of a Lake facing room and worth spending the couple extra bucks (although we received a free upgrade!). It had a separate sitting area overlooking the lake which was a plus. The bathroom was white and spotlessly clean with modern European fittings.
What we love about Kankarwa Haveli
- The rooms are done up really well and no two rooms are the same in terms of size and decor. Simple, classy interiors with clean and comfortable bedding. The partial lake-facing rooms also have a decent view of the lake with cushioned sitting area near the window.
- Divyarishi is more than willing to have a quick chat and help you with directions and things to do. They can arrange a car or if you wish bicycles to get around Udaipur.
What we like about Kankarwa Haveli
- The proximity to the City Palace and shopping spots
- Breakfast served at the rooftop was non greasy and appetizing. You can choose anything from the menu even if already paid for with the room.
What we did not like
- Although it wasn’t an issue for us, the staff speaks very little English and it can get difficult if you need help when the owners are not around.
- The stairs are huge and steep which can be difficult to climb and risky for old persons or young kids.
- They do not have room service. We would have loved to sit in the comfort of our rooms with a beer or even a hot cup of chai.
Kankara Haveli is ideal for
- Couples, perfect for a romantic stay and if looking for privacy.
Rates and details for Kankarwa Haveli
- The hotel is moderately priced and the room rates start from INR 3250 for a partial lake facing room. Lake front suites are INR 5000+
- Contact Person: Mr. Janardan Singh and Mr. Divyarishi
- Website: http://www.kankarwahaveli.com/
- Trip advisor Reviews of Kankarwa Haveli: Click here
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