We stayed in Aug’2011. This is a late review due to my job-engagements.
The main asset of the property is it’s location. Bang on the heart of the city near Chomu Circle. Everything is within your hand’s reach – MI Road, the crossing from where highways are branching towards Ajmer / Tonk, all swanky malls and outlets.
But the property is located cosily inside a sprawling campus. Once inside – you are completely insulated from the din and bustles outside.
It’s a part of the property of erstwhile Maharajas of Chomu state and belongs to an impressive linage. It carries an aura of a full-fledged herirtage resort that dots the entire toursimscape of Rajasthan. But everything comes at an affordable price.
The owner is a legend in his own right – retired chief of staff of Indian Navy Admiral Madhvendra Singh. Brushing shoulder with a towering personality, shaking hand with him – whose name and photograph you have seen only in media – is itself and honor and a bonus paid well.
Within a price of Rs 2500/- to Rs 3000/- (there are attractive discounted rates also available), the resort gives you personalized accommodation which actually gives a homely feeling – never like a hotel. The owners stay in the adjoining residence and the Devi Niketan comprises of a limited number of well-kept rooms.
You have everything, power-back-up, AC, nicely maintained toilets – a sprawling – really sprawling lawn, nice garden.
And for me – icing on the cake – is DEVI NIKETAN IS PET FRIENDLY. I LUVED IT. I SALUTE THEM.
Wherever I go – I travel with my luvly cutie cocker spaniel Roxy (see photographs I posted in tripadvisors.com for Alwar Hotel Amrit Resorts review). DEVI NIKETAN WAS THE FIRST HOTEL ROXY STAYED OUTSIDE HOME – AND HE LOVED IT, ADORED IT, ROXY PLAYED ALL AROUND THE SPRAWLING GARDEN, AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL AT THE BACKSIDE OF THE COURTYARD..
Devi Niketan will for-ever occupy a cherished place in our heart and specially for Roxy.
After staying here, I travelled to Jaipur once in a very short notice – and could not book Devi Niketan then. And then the difference became very clear. Though in the other hotel Roxy stayed with us – but he was sad – so were we – somewhere in some corner of our heart – there was an ache for Devi Niketan.
And of course – food was sumptuous – and there is a personal touch in it.
There is no commercial air – it is a fully relaxed ambience here.
And it has excellent accessibility – If you are coming by road from Agra (as normally I do) – come straight by NH-11, enter into Jaipur through the ghatis till you reach that proverbial confusion on MI Road near the old Jaipur Gate No-2 from the Agra direction (probably Chandpole Gate…??) and then you will be forced to take a left turn (Jaipur has some mysterious one-way springing up suddenly on MI road – and vanishing also all of a sudden) – then through some back-alley you land up in a road that leads up straight to Chomu Circle itself – take a right turn and there the 2nd gate of the property right at the heart of the area (may be the 3rd building from the crossing).
- Also Known As:
- Devi Niketan Jaipur
- Devi Niketan Hotel Jaipur
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Devi Niketan is a family owned and operated Heritage Hotel in central Jaipur which was inaugurated on April 2008. It stands on a big plot with large, lush green lawns in front and rear of the building, a large parking area and a swimming pool. A double storied heritage house, it is part of the 140 acre estate of the former ruling family of Chomu. Adjacent to Devi Niketan is "Govind Niwas", the residence of Admiral Madhvendra Singh and his wife Kumu, who own and run "Devi Niketan". Govind Niwas too stands on a big plot with plenty of greenery. Taken together the two properties stand on a two acre estate which gives a feeling of space and tranquility - even though it is surrounded by a bustling city. It is in a "Happening" neighbourhood with plenty of eating places, Ayurvedic massage parlours, shopping malls with food courts and movie theaters, banks & ATMs, gyms - all within one kilometer.While we do not have an a la Carte Restaurant, a Buffet Breakfast is available and Dinner is served if ordered. ... more less