I didn't know what to expect at Nukkad guest house. I was here for three nights and only paid $33 dollars two occupancy. I had my doubts but once you meet the family owned place, you just fall in love with them.
There is a beginner yoga class with a fun instructor at 8am in the morning.
They offer cooking classes with Kala - I don't know how to cook but she makes every look so easy and I had a blast!
Kalas cooking class was about 1.5 hours and after sitting down and eating, it was a total of about 3 hours.
It's on the top floor of the guest house and cooking class is in the kitchen. As Kala shows you how to cook she also lets you do hands on experience.
We made 4 type of curry dishes and Briyani and 4 types of Indian bread and chai masala tea.
She provides you with a notebook to take notes.
Food is amazing and so simple.
Raju is super friendly and very accommodating.
Their son was super helpful when I decided to switch my plans to take a gain vs a flight.
Food has been my favorite at this place. I can eat forever here.
Now remember to let them know if you need help at least a day in advance.
Remember, curfew time is 11pm.
This has been a memorable stay for me at Nukkad Guest House for Udaipur!!!
I stayed here over the New Year's Eve period for 5 night's. I did enjoy my stay here. Raju is friendly and helpful from allowing me to leave my bags there due to an early arrival to helping me replace my sim card when first was cut off. It's a quaint little guest house in a great location and seemed to be busy and full every night. It has a good view of the lake, canal and parts of the surrounding area. A very nice sunset view. The room was comfortable for me and had nearly everything I needed. Bed, fan, bathroom with toilet, basin, shower with hot water.
There is an onsite resturant and the breakfast was ok. But the evening meal I did have was very tasty.
WiFi was available in the resturant but was patchy at times.
There was no toilet paper supplied but having been in India for 4 months I could deal with that, but other's may not. Bring a supply.
As it has a 10am checkout it does get noisy early in the mornings, with people moving out, and the staff tendency to yell up and down the stairs.
The staff / family are friendly and helpful amd Grandmother in her little shop, always a smile wave and Namaste for me.
The biggest issue I had was no WiFi in the room, which normally I can deal with. But being on the lower 1st floor I could not even get my Vodaphone connection which meant to get any internet I had to go up to the resturant or go outside. This could be fixed with a couple more modems installed on the lower floors.
Overall I did enjoy my stay here and certainly recommend others to stay here but get in and book or you may miss out.
I arrived at the guest house late unfortunately due to my bus being late and arrived early morning. I had to ring the bell to be let in by the owner. He saw me to my room then proceeded to leave. At this point I noticed there was no lock on the inside of the door - just a chain - which wasn't secure. I called him back to tell him and he said "I will give you tomorrow morning." I protested as I am a SOLO FEMALE traveller and safety and security is my number one priority when travelling especially in a place like India!!!
He then became ANGRY and said he had been running this business with his wife and duaghters serving guests for many years so how dare I say such a thing. His attitude was incredibly RUDE! I remarked that that is exactly what I was - A guest! And shouldn't he treat me like one?. Also with a wife and daughters he should understand my position - would he like his wife or daughters to be in my position - in a room they are unable to lock and be secure in??? I didn't know who else was staying in the hotel - he obviously doesn't vet whoever stays. And the door was wide open for anyone to come into the guest house during the day and go directly to my room. No need to pass reception on the way to my room as reception was on the top floor.
I understand he was tried and grumpy at being woken but he is running a guest house. Unfortunately travel plans sometimes go wrong and people are late!! This is his job, his business!! Anyway after this unfortunate incident, which came when all I wanted was a nice safe bed.... I woke in the morning and he was as nice as pie.
All the family were super friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is clean and in an attractive old building. Food was good. Price was good. Location was excellent. So I have put my precious score of terrible up to an average.
Arrived on the 21st Dec for 2 nights whilst transiting through to Mumbai. We arrived from Jaipur by train and arrived late due to the train delay. We got a Tuk-Tuk from the main stand as you do get hassled from people outside so be careful of this. There is no facility for prepaid taxi. Agree your fare before you go, It cost us 100 Rs so make sure you negotiate. On arrive to the Nukkad, the Tuk-Tuk driver rang the guesthouse bell for us to ensure we gained entry (he was brill!). We got to the guest house around 10.15pm at night. The owners were very good on arrival, and we were given 2 towels and a lock to our room. Room was very basic but clean, not a lot of storage space, however, for one night you don't need a lot. It is very quirky which is nice and a family run business as you'll see from the pictures on the walls. However, when arriving late, you then find you have to pay for loo roll. This isn't a lot, however it's just inconvenient when you just don't know. Either pay for it at 35 Rs or use some tissue. Food pricing was good compared to external outlets. Owners were fab in arranging a taxi for us at 5.15am, can't grumble. All in all, good value for a transit guesthouse...no bells and whistles but fine. It's really central and great to explore the sights locally which were only within a max of a 10 min walk.
We stayed on top floor, overlooking the lake pichola, it was great, clean, a little hard to find at first, but it's right across the moustache hostel.
The rooms have character, there's plenty of hot water, it's a bit of climb up to the room, but well worth it. There's a cute restaurant on roof top, homemade food .
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would stay again !