Travel Blogs from Jaipur
After a four hour trip from Ranthambore National Park we arrived safe and somewhat sound at Jaipur. We are staying at the Jas Vilas hotel which was once a baron's house that has been converted to a guest hotel. It is very pleasant.
Our first day touring we spend mostly in the old city of Jaipur, the so-called Pink City, visiting the City …
Monday March 1st
Long journey on train.
Today was Holi and although we were on the train we saw lots of people covered in pink paint riding through the villages that we passed. As we got off the train at Jaipur we were daubed with some pink paint by a very happy porter! The driver from the hotel was waiting to whisk us away to Jas …
One of my "to-do's" before I depart India is to see a tiger in the wild. It's not an easy feat given that there are only a few places to go where the tigers are protected and that by the last count, there were only 1,400 wild tigers left in India. So before the monsoon season hits and most of the national parks and tiger reserves shut down for …
Today was Fort day! Off early to Amber Fort - a must for all visitors to Jaipur. Spectacular. Then on to ...visit the Pink City properly...another feast for the eyes and the shopping is just wonderful, and you get the chance to bargain! But the best part of my day (and indeed my trip to date) has been my encounters with the local people here. My …
Just arrived in Jaipur after a rather dusty drive from Delhi. Hotel last night can at best be described as hell - we took two hours to find it and finally got there at 2.00 am Indian time, so decided that we would make a run for it at first light this morning...which we did!! You may be amused by the sign outside - no smoking and no ammunition - …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jas Vilas Jaipur
Our best place in India
Jas Vilas is a real find. It was the nicest place we stayed in all of India. We arrived at the train station at 5 a.m. and the owners had a driver there waiting and the room ready. The meals were excellent and it was a quiet, comfortable refuge to come back after a day in hectic Jaipur. We ate dinner by the pool both nights. It was so relaxing, we coudn't see going anywhere else. The staff is excellent and the owners know Jaipur. They lived in the U.S. for a while and have taken care of every detail to make their guests comfortable. If you have the chance, do stay here.
A beautiful oasis in Jaipur--and great dinner!
My wife and I stayed at Jas Vilas for 2 nights in early September. The hotel was beautifully maintained. Our room was huge--and the bathroom was enormous as well. Grounds are gorgerous. Service was superb, and they have lots of little extras--laundry, reliable Internet, etc. Very nice people.
However, one of the best parts was the dinner we had on our first night. There was a nice assortment of 4-5 dishes, all very freshly prepared and served family style.
It's a little ways from the old city and its attractions, which provides a nice respite from some of the craziness of Jaipur, but could pose some transportation challenges for getting to restaurants, tourist sites, etc. (We fortunately had a car.)
We would definitely stay here again if we had the opportunity.
A perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle
Jasvillas is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Jaipur. It is small and unpretentious but perfectly clean and comfortable. There is absolutely no hassle from the staff who are friendly but unobtrusive. The home cooked food is delicious. The pool is cool and welcoming and you can sit on the terrace in the evening and hear traditional music wafting gently from the hotel next door.
Jas Vilas is charming and serene
This place is beautiful. It is a very small and charming place - only 8 rooms, and the staff is very personable and friendly. Mr. and Mrs. Singh own and run the inn, and they are always around. They helped us with sightseeing excursions and recommended places to shop and eat. The grounds and building are just beautiful - peaceful and charming, built around a pool with bougainvillea climbing all over. The food is very good. The rooms are spacious, clean and nice. And it is one of the best places I've ever stayed for the money! The value can't be beat. If I ever traveled to Jaipur again, I wouldn't stay anywhere else. You can't go wrong with this place.
Nice, simple, inexpensive 2-3 star guesthouse. Location is on the outskirts of town which in a noisy, busy city like Jaipur is a good thing. Large room with a large bed although the mattress was very hard(which seemed to be the norm with Indian guesthouses). Efficient air-conditioning and a nice swimming pool.
Never really encountered the warm hospitality that others seem to from the hosts, but I did see it with some other guests. The owner was very helpful in getting us train tickets, but he can come across a bit condescending. Or maybe we were just really dumb tourists!! Would stay again.
Ideal home base in Jaipur
Like an earlier poster, I found Jas Vilas the nicest place we stayed on a trip around Rajasthan and Kerala. Its rooms are exquisitely clean, the outdoor sitting area is very relaxing, and the breakfast delicious. The Nepali service staff were excellent. Service was courteous and helpful. All in all a surprisingly pleasant place to stay -- and at the right price.
Great Value for the Rupee!
My family (2adults and 2 children) stayed here for a couple of nights and the end of Dec '05. Everything about the hotel was outstanding. The room, the food, the common areas, and the owners could not have been better.
I have been lucky enough to stay in a lot of hotels around the world, all of different standards, but i cannot emphasise enough how well Jas Vilas compares with any of the best of them.
Should not be called an Hotel
It should not be called an hotel just 8 rooms no services at all its an guest house nothing else then that no sitting area nothing specila in meals its the worrest hotel i hav ever seen.
We had our best lodging experience in India here, staying there Feb 2004. Room was clean and well decorated with a clean & well equipped bathroom. The house and grounds was a relaxing retreat from the hustle & bustle on the streets outside. The food was very good and the pool looked inviting (though we didn't use it).