“Great location for sights and restaurants – fast wifi (old Jheel)”
We stayed for 4 nights and had two rooms in the Old Jheel which is opposite the main building and set back from the lake slightly. Our rooms were on the 2nd floor up some steep and tight stairs (typical of older properties in Udaipur). There was no handrail or banisters on the stairs so these rooms are unsuitable for young children or anyone who has any difficulty climbing stairs.
Both rooms could be twin or doubles and had their own shower room with western toilets.
While we were there builders were up and down the stairs and there was dirt on the stairs. Believe it or not this made us feel like home because we have just moved into a new build where dust and building noise is normal!!! This did not spoil our stay, just added to the ambience, however other travellers might not agree.
We found the staff friendly and attentive even after we asked for our 30th wifi code. In the end they game us a sheet of codes that we used at our leisure.
Wifi in the cafe was poor and patchy.
The new router (old Jheel) installed just outside our room was reliable and fast, however whenever the power was cut, which happened a couple of times a day for no longer than 5 minutes, we needed a new wifi code when power returned.
(If you need to give directions then tell the taxi/rickshaw that the guest house is near Gangaur Ghat.)
We really enjoyed our stay here.
As our first budget hotel in India we can’t compare to others. We’d have liked the room swept daily especially because of the building dust but never got round to asking, I feel if we had asked it would have been no problem.
There is a member of staff who lives in the ground floor room/apartment and during the day sits at the front door of this building, but isn’t present all day so although we could have left our keys on the board we decided to take them with us.
We would use this hotel again.