by Charliet on May 19, 2013
We stayed for four nights in May and were so pleased with our choice. This hotel has really to things right - really well set up rooms - nice little touches, good size, comfy beds, very quiet. There's a really great canteen restaurant which a huge selection of food at very reasonable prices - we ate here most meals...something we've not done before! Recommend the Thali and the fresh fruit for breakfast. There's a lovely lawn and shaded area to relax or enjoy a meal or drink plus a beautiful lounge/library with heaps of magazines and books to swap or borrow.
The location is a bit away from the sights and other restaurants but its easy to get a tuktuk from outside. Would definitely recommend.
by udit_kyi on May 16, 2013
This 1 night stay at Arya Niwas was a part of a Jaipur recce that my wife and I went on in the first week of May to check out hotels, restaurants and off-best things to do in Jaipur. Needless to say Arya Niwas is on top of its game in the Pink City and probably one of the best below Rs 2000/Night hotel in India. I can say this because I run an inbound travel company and use budget hotels all over India for a lot of our clients.
Room: We stayed in the Superior Double(307) room on the 3rd floor right next to the open atrium. Rooms are well sized and had a comfortable bed, clean and fresh sheets, a fridge, LCD TV and desk and all other creature comforts. The hotel was made in the 70s and the decor seems to reflect that, but in the most positive way possible. Everything is well well maintained and I cant stress enough how clean the room was.
Bathroom: At least the room that we had and some others that I saw had spacious bathrooms with a big shower. The bathrooms were clean and had some very interesting organic toiletries. I absolutely loved the white tiles in the bathroom colorfully accented with the blue-pottery tiles just enough to give it an Indian warmth.
Service: Although we did'nt use too much of the room service, but what ever interaction we had with the staff was very pleasant and helpful. The reception staff was great and the check-in experience was seamless.
Architecture: Not strictly a Heritage hotel, but the 70s architecture and decor of the building gives it a very homely and comfortable feeling. Old school Terrazzo floors, courtyards, open atriums, verandas etc are although only 40 odd years old but almost give you the feeling of living in a old Haveli. Even though the property has 90 rooms, you will not feel you are living in a pigeon hole structure. One of the best feature of the architecture is due to the open verandas and atriums there is sunlight in almost all parts of the hotel all day long.
Amenities: One thing that really frustrates me is when hotels charge for Wifi, however it is for FREE at Arya Niwas, just the way it should be. Wifi is no longer a luxury or a out of the ordinary service that hotels should charge for it(as did Hotel Park Prime Jaipur). It is almost a necessarily and not to mention available very cheap in India.
Food: Chitra Cafe at Arya Niwas is ranked one of the best in Jaipur and although we missed both the meal opportunities while we were there, but there is no reason to believe that it is any less than amazing. One thing though that took me by surprise are the prices on the menu. Like the decor they also seem to be from the 70s (for the ones who didnt get the analogy, very cheap like things were in the 1970s ;)
Location: AN is located very close to the main tourist attractions and also the off-beat stuff in Jaipur and can be easily be accessed by autos, cabs etc. Another + is it is not on the main road, but nestled behind a big commercial complex. Anyone who has spent some time in India would know that the roads are full of honking and noise vehicles, which becomes a huge disturbance in the rooms if the hotel is on the main or big roads.
Whats Not Good:
Location: Although it is located very close to the attractions, it is also on a very busy road and right next to the old Transport depot of Jaipur. This means that at night there is a long line of trucks and heavy vehicles standing a few meters outside the hotel. This can also cause traffic jams in the day. However this is not a deal breaker, but can be an issue at times.
Parking: For the no of rooms the hotel has, it has parking only or 8-10 cars at best. We were there in the thick of summer so there was not problem as such, but I can only imagine it would be quite chaotic during tourist season. Again not a deal breaker in my book.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a cheap, clean, simple and no non-sense kinda deal in Jaipur, then AN is a hole in one and for the price you pay you will get much more than you have paid for. Also for the budget it is one of the cleanest, most well maintained, spacious and well serviced hotel around.
by Tarun B on Feb 13, 2013
This hotel was awesome. The garden is lovely and the terraces too. There is a library inside, a shop, restaurant and a massages room. The bedrooms are clean, confortable, big and really nice. The breakfast are cheap and really good. We recommend it to everyone. It was our best hotel in all India with cheap price
by TravelBeyondHorizon on May 17, 2013
Arya Niwas is located very strategically in the heart of Jaipur, close to the railway station and the busy hub of M.I. Road. The rooms in Arya Niwas are clean and well maintained. They have travel desk, where people are helpful. the self service vegetarian restaurant makes fairly good quality food which is reasonably priced. The main attraction in this hotel is the lawn where we spent long time, since we visited Jaipur in winter.They are also equipped with a internet centre. The souvenir shop has interesting knick knacks on display. Would recommend this place for stay in Jaipur.
by Mohit G on Mar 19, 2013
We visited Jaipur with kids & family for a 3 day trip. I found Arya Niwas to be a well located, extremely clean and value for money hotel. Best part was the food at the place which was clean and homely making eating out easier on the tummy & pocket as well. Highly recommend place.
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