Amet Haveli

Wanderlusters, Historians and Romantics

PRICE: Affordable

RATING: Clean and simple

Amet Haveli is a little gem hidden in the most perfect location on the banks of Lake Pichola, overlooking the Lake Palace and City Palace in Udaipur, India.

With only 20 rooms, it is a treasure trove of history dating back as far as 1752 when it was completed using materials left over from the construction of the Lake Palace. Drawing on Mughal and Rajput architectural styles, Amet Haveli is a beautiful concoction of ornate features, with intricately carved windows, old wooden doors and overhanging balconies.

Owing to the configuration of the old buildings, the rooms are all different in shape and size and that makes them delightfully idiosyncratic. What they all have in common is a style and feeling of a bygone era. The majority of rooms still retain ornate period features such as intricately carved windows and decorative coving. The bathrooms are simple and a little dated but spotlessly clean.

The hotel has a small plunge pool which is ideal for cooling off after wandering around the city. And when it comes to dining, you’ll be in heaven. The Ambrai restaurant is considered to be amongst the best in Udaipur, with a tantalising blend of various regional Indian styles along with a few Chinese and Western specialties, served up in the most spectacular lakefront location.

Yonder Insight

The old city is within easy walking distance. You’ll be at the Jagdish temple in 15 minutes and the City Palace within 20. The old city is easy to navigate and your really get a feel for the beauty of Udaipur.

On your doorstep

With only 20 rooms, Amet Haveli books out fast. Our favourite lake view rooms are in short supply during peak season, so don’t dither if you want to get a foot in the door.

Thoughts on a postcard

A scented trail of rose petals bordered by colourful marigolds led us to an exquisite little pavilion overlooking the lake and the Jagdish temple on the distant shore. This was the setting for our private dinner.

Thoughts on a postcard

A scented trail of rose petals bordered by colourful marigolds led us to an exquisite little pavilion overlooking the lake and the Jagdish temple on the distant shore. This was the setting for our private dinner.

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