Perfection of hospitality!
on Dec 8, 2017
A neat, large, comfy house at the countryside of Udaipur, with a beautiful view on a fort and green fields. The hostesses were very kind, professional and The meals were our best at India, and combined a private cooking lesson!
We felt like at home
on Nov 5, 2017
Very nice place with lovely family who took care of us. Around 3km far from city, very calm and really like a home. Breakfast was in price, and you can buy a dinner for 500Rs per person (actually one of the best meals we had in India). Highly recommended.
Udaipur August 2017
on Aug 23, 2017
Just outside Udaipur noise, great place to relax peacefully with a great family atmosphere, at home, with a huge living hall and balconies with outstanding view on surrounding mountains and agriculture lands. Tired of hôtels/Havellis in Rajasthan? possibily not, but recommand to insert this type of homestay, specially if you are keen in getting a bit deeper into the Indian culture, their way to integrate to the modern digital society etc. Baghavethi and her family are just awesome. great souvenirs!
Comfortable, clean but untrustworthy
on Aug 3, 2017
Stayed here for three nights. The retreat is a home, with the family on the lower floor, and guest rooms and dining facilities upstairs. Room was clean and comfortable, set upstairs with a verandah and a dining area in the middle of three of four rooms. Hot water and pressure was good, bed comfortable and all the facilities were in working order. Nicely decorated and quiet at night until the dogs started up. The home is situated in the middle of what looks like farmland, and you can see people harvesting etc. Can see the Monsoon Palace from the room.
We had breakfast which was quite good but not exceptional. Dinner was very nice (home cooked vegetarian as all meals are) and tasty, the right quantity. Price was INR 450 each which was a touch expensive.
The hosts in general were fine and friendly, however we felt we could not totally trust them. When we first set out to Udaipur from the Retreat, we tried to arrange a tuk-tuk through them and they said they knew someone that would be OK. When it arrived the driver tried to charge INR 300 one way, which for the distance we felt was excessive. The hosts stated this was a fair and reasonable price for the distance and was a 'usual' price their guests regularly paid. We started to walk in to town and picked a tuk-tuk up close the front gate for INR 80; the most we paid one way was INR 150 late at night out of Udaipur to the Retreat. In addition on our last day we got an Uber driver for the same distance in a sedan for INR 95. We felt that they either should have known what the going rate was or they were helping their friend the tuk-tuk driver get an unfair price.
The retreat is placed about 8 kilometers out of town, towards the Monsoon Palace and zoo. The hosts seemed to have no local knowledge and were not at all helpful in that regard.
Although the room was good and the food was ok, it is a little far outside Udaipur. In addition the incident with the tuk-tuk cost lost our trust in the hosts and we would not stay there again.
Marvelous and friendly
on Mar 29, 2017
This is really à very good place to stay in Udaipur if you have transportation ( car, etc). Away from the city noise and cool air at night. We had two wonderful cooking class with Baghvati, the daughter of the owner, one veg and one non-veg, really interesting and good dinner after. Comfortable rooms. Good and reliable WiFi connection.