Wow, what a view!
Posted Jan 4, 2011
The rooms are very basic, functional. But they are clean and well kept. My room (deluxe) did not have TV, but the owner tells me they have TV's in some rooms and are adding them to all. I did not miss the TV, returning to bed around 10.30 and then slept.
Breakfast on the roof terrace, with the sun beating on your face (or shaded table if you prefer) and great views of the major sights. What a way to wake up. Trust me, this view is why you stay here.
The service is excellent, smiles and fast. Nothing seems to be too much trouble.
The location is very centre and the staff arrange anything you want for tours (at the usual premium). As with all of India, ask the questions to ensure you get what you want (air conditioned car etc).
I had come from 5 star sameness to this unique guest house and was happier here. I will return again. You don't get luxury, comfort is homely.
Checkout was fast (only delayed because we chatted over a cup of tea).
The host tells me most of his business comes from Expedia, so I guess we are all independent travellers. That is good, keep this place a secret!
You can find cheaper, but why bother! If your budget wont stretch to staying the night, visit the terrace and ask to eat here - the food is home cooked to order.
The last words are left to a couple who arrived in the morning of my second day. As they walked on to the terrace, they turned to the host and said "we will stay two nights not just the one."