Stayed here for a night while exploring Bundi. We hadn't booked anything and just showed up here.
Room was lovely, a bit dated but had everythinng we needed. En suite, shower etc.
The view from the bedroom window was what sold it to us, fantastic views of the lake. They were also happy to negotiate on price slightly. Really lovely guesthouse.
Hostel location is quite perfect : in the touristy neighboorhood, by the lake (and close to the fort and the palace too), our room did have a view on the lake, which is very nice when waking up. The rooms seem old but do have some character and you feel like chilling our in them. Our room was with shared bathroom and the bathroom was very old, only one room with shower and toilets for several rooms (so you can wait quite a lot if someone is washing while you just wanna take a leak).
But several things made that we didn't enjoy this experience as much as we could have. First when we arrived at the train station, in the night, a tuk-tuk driver came to us with the name of our hotel and our name, so we went with him, thinking that our hotel had arranged something to pick us up at the station without telling us (it had happened once in Jaisalmer). But when we get to the hotel, the tuk tuk driver asked 200Rs from us (while the ride was worth 100 at most), when we complained to the manager of the hotel, he told us that he had never given our name to any tuk tuk driver (OK but how did he get it ?!). So I can't recommend a hotel where you get scammed even before entering the hotel premises. Then the hotel restaurant was really overpriced and they were stingy on everything : the nutella pancake for instance had only the name of it and you could barely feel that there was any nutella at all, and it was the same for everything. Finally the scooter that we rented from the hotel was also overpriced and we didn't feel like it was safe at all (direction issues), and we had to wait a long time for the manager that was supposed to come to our room to give us the keys.
This is the perfect place to stay in Bundi. The location is directly on the lake and from our room we had the most gorgeous and peaceful view! The room is really authentic haveli style and we thought all the little details were really charming (colored glass windows, little flower vases over the bathroom arch). The garden is a great place to relax, really clean with a lot of flowers and birds and directly on the lake too, and garden restaurant serves good food. Most of all, the owners were so kind and helpful with us and we are really glad we met them :) Wish we could have stayed longer. thank you!
So we go from pushkar to bundi. We previously booked our rooms through Agoda.
When we get there, the owner (young man, not very polite) tells us there's no room available, because he didn't check the bookings...even though we fully payed for them online a day ahead.
After shamefully taking us across the town to other guesthouses, he arranges us a room in another place, insisting that the fault of this all was the system of the website.
For our surprise other guesthouses around town are way cheaper, friendlier, cleaner and of course minimally professional compared to this.
After a lot of excuses the guy paid us the amount we had previously booked in cash, not without saying: "im taking the loss, you should talk to the company but ok". Hahaha it's funny if it wasn't just sad.
I can't help but yell to everyone to not book this place. There's plenty of other cheap options in family run guesthouses around Bundi without the lack of respect this place has.
We are two backpackers from the UK and stayed at Uma Megh for one night. The guesthouse itself is absolutely beautiful and the manager was extremely helpful and accommodating. Uma Megh is full of character and was clean throughout. The room we had was lovely, had fantastic views of the lake and the beds were exceedingly comfortable. In terms of facilities, the building does have hot water which simply needs to be switched on ten minutes before use (no big deal) as well as shower and toilets. Uma Megh does have wifi however it was not particularly good when we stayed there; although this really did not detract from our experience. We had a late bus to catch from Bundi to Jodhpur in the evening of the day of checkout, and the manager was more than happy to securely store all of our bags the whole day at no cost. All in all, we would definitely stay here again!