Dera Mandawa is our home away from home in Jaipur and is a delightful cross between a boutique hotel and a homestay.
The hospitality of the family and their staff is second to none and our stay here is always a highlight for the group.
The rooms are beautiful and each one is unique in design and decoration. There are a few quirks (as it is a heritage property) but they add to, rather than detract from the charm.
There are also lots of little nooks and crannies where you can quietly enjoy a pre or after dinner drink or sip on your morning cup of tea or coffee that is delivered to your room each morning.
A number of these Haveli style homes have been turned into hotels but I feel many have lost what makes them so special as they have tried to create homogeneous room categories and they are no longer family run on a day to day basis.