We stayed 2 nights in the Pichola Suite with gorgeous views out onto the lake.
Overall we were pleased with this hotel as its location was great, the hotel itself is beautiful and the room was very nice.
This was our 4th stay outside of a huge, major city and as was becoming clear this hotel was like the other stays at smaller residence/heritage-type hotels in that you should not expect fast wifi, DO expect small hot water tanks for your shower, very little in the way of amenities and you may hear street noise.
The free wifi was intermittent and very slow when it worked.
The enormous bathroom had a non-enclosed shower and the hot water comes from a small hot water tank and allows about 5 minutes for a hot shower. Then the next usage requires a 15 minute wait for it to reheat.
As large as the bathroom was there was basically no counter space.
The only amenities were a small safe, 2 small bottles of water daily and one small plate of cookies on the first day (not replenished). No coffee/tea, no fridge.
This hotel was actually quiet compared to others we stayed in as it is located at the end of a small lane with a long walkway leading to the entrance.
But I will advise, as I always do, that one of our best travel tips is using white noise to drown out loud noises.
There are many apps you can find to use on your phone and then you need to bring a tiny portable speaker since the phone speaker wont be loud enough.
We NEVER travel without it and it is one of the best travel tips we know of!
The room was overly large, clean and nicely decorated in traditional decor.
The kind bed was comfortable with nice linens.
There is a/c but we did not need it as it was very cool during our stay.
Breakfast is not included.
The restaurant has great views and a few neat little niche sitting areas besides standard table and chairs.
We did not eat at the restaurant so cannot comment on the food.
I booked thru agoda with a rate of $117 per night including tax.
I would recommend staying here and would probably choose it again if we returned.
We had a whole wonderful week in this romantic hotel by the lake in beautiful Udaipur. We'd visited briefly 3 years ago and were determined to come back to stay at the Jagat Niwas and were not disappointed!
This beautiful old havelli has stunning views and is beautifully decorated and furnished. Details like dishes of flower petals and many candles at night add to its appeal. Service was good and friendly. When we weren't too happy with our first room, the reception staff went out of their way to work out a way to keep us in great rooms for all the remaining 6 nights. For which many thanks, (especially to Kaushal Bhatnasar I think)!!
Jagat Niwas Palace's location is excellent, being on the lake front, in the old town and within walking distance of many of Udaipur's main attractions. Great to walk around the old city. Note: as with most lovely old buildings the stairs are steep!
Lake View Heritage Rooms are definitely worth getting, but need to be booked well in advance as very popular. They are all different and attractive, with large window seats that you can lie on, offering stunning views of the lake with its mountain setting. Beds are comfortable. As we ended up in several over our week we can give the following advice:
112 - great views, lovely lounging size window seat, lots of room and a wardrobe, the ceiling is especially beautifully decorated. Loved this room.
114 - has paranoramic views as is on the roof, lovely lounging size window seat, feels very secluded and has a swing seat nearby that feels like your own! It overlooks the restaurant terrace. As it's at set towards the back it's not directly over the water but has the broadest views over the lake. Loved this room too.
119 - great views, lovely lounging size window seat, and an extra window right beside the bed, only downside is one side of the queen/king size bed is against the wall.
103 - not recommended unless other Lake Views are booked, is down at lake level, has great views, but is small with lower ceiling and due to lack of fan in a very small bathroom, it is damp. This may be remedied if hotel owners get a fan installed. But it is not the same standard as the other Lake View Rooms.
Bathrooms were good size (except room 103), modern, clean with all necessary items, and showers and hot water was good. Wifi was reasonably good but a bit patchy in some areas. Air conditioners for if you're there during hot weather. Place is well maintained and cared for.
The restaurant serves good food and has a good ambience and great views. The terrace on top has magnificent views, great sunsets, (and fireworks when a wedding is on!). We ate there quite a few times over our week. Serving staff were very helpful and friendly.
Top things to do in Udaipur: City Palace, cultural evening at Bagore Ki Haveli, boat trip on the lake, Jagdish Temple, walking tour with guide of old streets and markets, walk across the bridge and explore the other side of lake. Further afield: day visit to Eklingji Temple and Nathdwara village (where you need a walking guide). If travelling from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple - astonishingly beautiful architecture, and/or the Kumbhalgarh Fort - it makes for a very long day so maybe choose one. A travel agency just outside (attached to it) Jagat Niwas Hotel can arrange walking tours and day trips. Need to make sure your driver either speaks very good english or has all the details of where you want to go and what you want to do confirmed (including for instance wanting to stop and take photos).
We had to take a room with a lake view because the hotel was almost full. It was more expensive but it was totally worth it. The sunset from our window was beautiful. The hotel was very quiet, the only thing waking us were the pigeons! The bed was very comfortable and so was the sitting area by the bay window.
We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. Fastest service in our last 2 weeks. Food ok. The only negative things: as always in India, WiFi is bad. And masala tea had just... No masala!
Really awesome stay here at Jagat Niwas. Well decorated and well maintained haveli. Clean and good food. The haveli is facing lake pichola and the view of the lake from the room is very calm and serene. It has a roof top restaurant which serves really awesome food. Must try Indian food here.
The only thing which we experienced here was, the staff's attitude towards Indian customer's is ignorant. They very clearly practice reverse rascism and it's really very sad to be ignored by the staff.
Very close (walkable) to the tourist places such as bagore ki haveli, City palace, shopping shots like bada bazar etc. You would find many budget hotels in this laal ghat area.
We visited this place on our 1st wedding anniversary. This is a perfect romantic setting with awsum food and a candle light dinner. Although the menu was not too exhaustive, the food was excellent (but a bit pricey). Would have loved some more options in vegetarian.
We stayed in 114 (lake facing room) but think that you will get better lake views in some of the other rooms out there. Rooms are super clean with a small sitout type area (1 person can comfortably sleep there).
Would recommend lake facing rooms. Staff is courteous and helpful. Overall a nice place. Hifhly recommended..will surely visit again