Amet Haveli in Udaipur
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Amet Haveli in Udaipur

Hi,

I've booked 2 nights at the beautiful Amet Haveli in mid October, but then just saw this post on Tripadvisor complaining of construction on site and worst of all, mice running through the rooms during their stay in August!

I've contacted the management but have not yet received a response on the current condition. Has anyone stayed there recently, and can give an update on the situation? I'm inclined to give it a chance, but if the situation is bad, then I want to rebook at a different place asap. I will be there October 13th and 14th.

Any information on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Janice

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Amet Haveli

Hi there,

How did you like Amet Haveli eventually? Was it as bad as it sounded on trip advisor?

The reason I ask is because I am c ontemplating making a booking there as well.

Many thanks

cheers,

Andy
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Hi Andy,

This is what I found from my stay at the Amet Haveli.

First of all, there were no mice to be seen, much to my relief. I do believe the previous sighting was a result of the construction going on, which dug up the mice somehow. However, unlike what the Manager of the haveli had communicated at the beginning of October when asked about this, construction is not "almost completed" with just "a week" to go. They are still in the midst of construction there, and as we had breakfast there at the cafe, we could clearly hear and see the hammering going on. It did take away from the otherwise charming and peaceful ambiance. I also really do not appreciate his dishonesty. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

The haveli itself really is lovely. The way the sun streams through the windows in our beautifully charming room was incredible. We would open all the windows in the morning and just gaze out over the water. I have to say the views from the location of this haveli cannot be beat. I had lunch and dinner at both Jagat Niwas and Udai Kothi, the other comparable haveli's in this category. (Btw, the food at Jagat Niwas was fantastic!) You have unobstructed views of both the City Palace side and the Lake Palace Hotel at the Amet H, as it juts out from the water. While Udai Kothi is definately beautifully constructed and well executed, you do not get the same views. Jagat Niwas does have some great views from its rooftop, except its unbearably hot up there so no one is able to hang out up there until sunset. I can't speak to the views from the rooms, but neither Udai K or Jagat N are right on the water like the Amet H is. Ambrai the cafe is right on the water, has fantastic views, and is shaded from the hot sun by trees. The food unfortunately was nothing to write home about.

In conclusion, I would rate this haveli as above average because of its views, not only from the outside but from its charming rooms. It really could be a great hotel if they cleaned up the exterior, and worked out some kinks in their service. They have alot going for them. However, I think if i were to return, I would book my stay at Udai Kothi for a change of pace, which is more of a boutique hotel with more amenities. Their rooftop with the pool is gorgeous, and I found excellent service everytime we were there. You'll find excellent service is a rarity in India.

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