Accommodation Review – KP Heritage Haveli, Jodphur
I had extremely good luck whilst in India this year, most of the places I stayed at were really good, and the KP Heritage Haveli in Jodhpur was no exception. In fact, this one was really special as it was a special building, in a busy part of a great city, with exceptional views of the hills and the Jodphur Fort.
It was an experience staying here indeed. A haveli is an historic building, so it makes it a little more special. This one was well positioned near the start of the ascent to the fort, and Jodphur’s fort is incredible, the best of the four I saw in India this trip. In fact, from the courtyard or the balconies at the KP Heritage, you can get a really good view of the fort.
The reception is a little sparse, but friendly and helpful in anyway whether to get you transport or information, and of course, there is cool bottled water on sale there too which believe me, is much needed in Jodphur!
You walk through into this open courtyard. It’s tiled, there’s a fountain, there are a couple of balconies too where you can enjoy a drink or a meal from the restaurant. To the side, behind a wall, is a pool. I didn’t use the pool this time, I guess it wasn’t as inviting as the one in Jaipur as it was completely under cover. But others used it and seemed to like it.
The outdoor area was extensive and multi-levelled, and let me tell you a real highlight of my time in Jodphur was simply having dinner out there with the fort above me. It was seriously magical – and the food was really top notch at the restaurant too. In fact, I’d go as far as to say the Tandoori Chicken was as good as any Tandoori Chicken I’ve ever had. With the possible exception of the one I had in Jaisalmer which was to die for.
The building is old, but it keeps the heat out all right. Even then there was air conditioning and a ceiling fan in the room. Which was spacious. The beds were a little old and the TV was too, it was an old cathode ray which was a bit of a novelty in 2018 I must say. I had a room on the street, so it there was quite a bit of Indian street noise from time to time, but I found something reassuring in that.
The bathroom was equally spacious, and a little dated. Reminded me somewhat of Australian bathrooms in the 1980s with its choice of tiles and colouring. But the shower was hot (you needed to turn on the hot water at the wall) and there was enough room in there to swing a cat!
The wifi was okay, and back to location – it was a 15 minute walk to the market in the centre of town, an hour or so walk to the fort, not far at all (2 minutes) from the Step Well where you could see youngsters taking a high dive down into the water. The roads around the place are busy and narrow, like much of central Jodphur it’s a bit of a rabbit warren, which equals – adventure!
I paid around $57 a night for my room, I think there were cheaper ones though. All in all the room was a little drab I guess, but there were so many other positives about the guesthouse that it really didn’t matter. I think the Krishna Prakesh Heritage Haveli was a great place to stay!
Value for Money: 3.5/5