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“This Blue City family-run historical guesthouse would have European boutiques begging for the same charm, antique furnishings and intimate atmosphere. Charming, unique rooms with access to a rooftop restaurant. A prime spot for panoramic views of Jodhpur and the 15th Century Mehrangarh Fort.”

“This Blue City family-run historical guesthouse would have European boutiques begging for the same charm, antique furnishings and intimate atmosphere. Charming, unique rooms with access to a rooftop restaurant. A prime spot for panoramic views of Jodhpur and the 15th Century Mehrangarh Fort.”

Hotel Review

This charming and idiosyncratic guesthouse is a slice of Jodhpur life not to be missed. Enter the unprepossessing entrance in a narrow street and you are immediately embraced by Umaid, his son Manish, and their extended family. The 500 year old haveli has been owned by this Jain family for generations and run as a guesthouse since 1968. It is hugely relaxed and friendly. Marble stairs and cool blue walls take you up and up to one delightful floor after another, until you reach tiled and shaded roof terraces at the top with uninterrupted views of the towering Mehrangarh Fort and city skyline. The bustle of Jodhpur's old city is immediately outside; a short walk through the streets, dodging motorbikes, wandering cows and stray dogs will find you in Sardar market with its landmark clock tower, a daily riot of vibrancy and colour. The 15 rooms are all different and vary in price to suit most budgets. Some have the old stonework and some, wall paintings from Indian myths and legends; all have good bathrooms with showers. The hotel does not have a lift but the climb to the top floor provides a good workout and is worth the effort! Food, served on the roof terrace is vegetarian and simple but wholesome.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • Welcomes all the family to stay, offering babysitting services with prior arrangement.
  • Local exploring
  • A fantastic part of the Blue City to base yourself for exploring the countless sights.
  • Value chic
  • Stay in The Blue City, in The Blue House for the best price
 

Written by Penelope Anstice

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Welcomes all the family to stay, offering babysitting services with prior arrangement.
  • Local exploring
  • A fantastic part of the Blue City to base yourself for exploring the countless sights.
  • Value chic
  • Stay in The Blue City, in The Blue House for the best price
  • Great walks
  • The 26 acres of manicured gardens within the walls of the Umaid Bhawan Palace make a memorable backdrop for a leisurely stroll.
  • Local markets
  • Jodhpur might seem like one big market, head to the Clock Tower and you will find some amazing spices, samosas and trinkets.
  • Safari
  • Rajasthan is a desert state and is home to hundreds of camels. Be sure to explore the desert at your leisure on camel back.
  • Learning
  • 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, a former palace, is a museum home to weapons, paintings and a great audio-guide.
  • Sights nearby
  • Meherangh Fort and the Clock Tower are within 15 minute walking distance and can be seen from the rooftop.
  • Other Activities
  • Slightly niche, but why not give it a try? The inhouse magician is at your beck and call.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Head to Balsamand Lake, built in 1159AD, for a stunning picnic spot.
  • Views
  • Owner managed
  • Family Suites
  • Roof terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Lively area
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Wellbeing
  • Charming
  • Four poster beds
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Family Suites
  • No pets
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Roof terrace
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Four poster beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • The 26 acres of manicured gardens within the walls of the Umaid Bhawan Palace make a memorable backdrop for a leisurely stroll.
  • Local markets
  • Jodhpur might seem like one big market, head to the Clock Tower and you will find some amazing spices, samosas and trinkets.
  • Safari
  • Rajasthan is a desert state and is home to hundreds of camels. Be sure to explore the desert at your leisure on camel back.
  • Learning
  • 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, a former palace, is a museum home to weapons, paintings and a great audio-guide.
  • Sights nearby
  • Meherangh Fort and the Clock Tower are within 15 minute walking distance and can be seen from the rooftop.
  • Other Activities
  • Slightly niche, but why not give it a try? The inhouse magician is at your beck and call.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Head to Balsamand Lake, built in 1159AD, for a stunning picnic spot.

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