First the cons: The hotel is in the bustling heart of the town so is noisy and being a Haveli with a rooftop restaurant and no lifts is not suitable for children.
Now the cons: Its in the bustling heart of the town so you really get a great taste of the real india. The rooftop restaurant is a superb setting and the member of the family who prepared the meals is a superb cook. But do let her know your needs in advance so she can source them fresh from the market. The rooms were clean and very pleasant. The pick up at the airport was excellent , its arranged free but costs about £3. The owner and family could not be more pleasant or helpful. We needed a good driver and car to go with us to Jaisalmeer and stay with us for several days and we could not have been more satisfied with the driver and vehicle. Similarly with the trip he arranged to nearby villages (but dont forget if you are tall to ask for a jeep with good headroom). A great experience and one we will not forget.
The Taj is a very well priced Western style hotel within the city of Jodhpur. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. They have a beautiful pool along with an attentive group of staff members who provide cold towels and frozen fruit kababs. The spa services are basic but effective.
The Front Desk Staff was exceptional, check-in easy and every inquiry of ours was thoroughly answered. Rooms were very quiet. Beds comfortable and bathrooms very clean. The hotel food was a little boring but clean and fresh. Restaurant wait staff was good, but not great. The bar staff whether serving inside or outside on lawns was super slow--like they had amnesia.
The hotel is not near the historic part of town, it is on the outskirts. The plus side of that is the cleanliness and quiet. The downside of that is the transportation required. However front desk did a great job of arranging transport.
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This was truly a great place to stay, and I really wish we had been able to stay for more than one night! Vippin was a gracious and thorough host, and his family is equally amazing! They made us feel welcome from our very first minute, and took care of us all the way until we left the next morning. Once we settled in, they arranged some excellent Tuk-tuk drivers to take us up to the fort so we could see that before the sun went down. Then, we had an excellent dinner on their rooftop dining area, with the food prepared by his wife and sister in law. They also helped us arrange some train travel for later in our week, and made sure we had a very nice and inexpensive taxi drive down to Udaipur the next day. These people care about their guests, and they treat you just like family every step of the way. The beds were comfortable, but a little wobbly. That is really just a nit-pick. Everyone in our group had a great night's sleep, and we all agreed that this was the best place we stayed at our entire trip (even better than the 4 star hotel in Kerala)!
A little advice. They are located in "Old City" and regular taxis won't go there. You'll need to hire Tuk-tuk's and I would highly recommend you contact Hem Guest House ahead of time. They told me that they would have made arrangements to have someone meet us, and it would have cost less than hiring a ride separately. They truly will go the extra mile, so please reach out to them ahead of your arrival, you'll be glad you did!
My girlfriend and I stayed with chotoram and his family at their home stay for three nights and we enjoyed every moment. During our stay chotoram and his family couldn't have been more welcoming, it is definitely a place to stay if you would like a real insight into a traditional indian family and their home life. Whilst there we enjoyed having every meal cooked for us (which were delicious!) a village trek at sunset and visit to the local temple, a city sight seeing tour and village safari of salawas and the surrounding area. We were also given the opportunity to make chapati with chotorams lovely wife, dressed in full length sari which you also have a chance to dress up in. In our 2 months travel in India it has been our favourite place and experience, can't recommend it enough.
Hotel is nice and well maintained. Overall very clean. Restaurant is ousourced and not up to same standard. Breakfast chioce very limited.
I would not recommend this hotel for travellers, since it is far outside the city in a military area hardly known by locals. It requires a taxi to go there, which is also difficult to find in Jodphur when arriving first time (only tuk tuk available).
Location might be ok, if for business reasons.
The garden is amazing. You wake up to the sound of peacocks and birds. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have a very special feel.. they used to be horse stables!! It does not get more boutique than that!
it is located outside of the madness of the city (I don't recommend staying in town as it is too crazy and polluted), main restaurant is average, however avoid ordering food at the bar, it is revolting! room was average, bathroom was just OK (could be cleaner). good entertainment at night, beautiful pool.
Overal OK establishment, worth no more than 150$ a night.
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