Guest Comments

Felicia and John – London – February/March 2019

Perfect place to stay to explore Udaipur. The apartments are comfortable, well designed, well looked after and conveniently situated close to the heart of the city. Raj and her team do a wonderful job of looking after guests. We have now stayed there three times for longish periods and find this the perfect solution. Everything is on your doorstep, yet the flats are quiet and peaceful. It is remarkable how many birds you see and hear, given the central location. We will definitely return!

Madhu – London – March 2019

Excellent stay. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was clean, nicely furnished and well maintained. The location is quite central and all places of interest are either within walking distance or a short cab ride away. On our arrival we were met by Raj , and 2 other ladies who made us very welcome throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they all went out of their way to make us comfortable. Breakfast provided was wholesome and freshly made. The apartment was cleaned daily and we were provided with clean sheets, towels etc as required. The host Vijaya was continuously in touch with us via phone and ensured everything was in order. She also gave us some very useful information about some nice restaurants, places of interest and what was happening locally. The security at this apartment is very good and the staff very honest and reliable.
I would definitely be staying here when again in Udaipur and recommend this place for a nice, easy, relaxing stay.

Sue – Royal Leamington Spa – February 2019

Peaceful slice of Udaipur. Away from the hustle and bustle of Old City but close enough to enjoy all the attractions. A perfect roof top for yoga in the morning followed by a great breakfast. Plenty of delicious street food close by. The apartments are pristine with great attention to detail. I was very well looked after during my stay and would thoroughly recommend these apartments.

Joanne – London – January 2019

Calm stay but close to the city. The apartments are near Chetak Circle, a busy area , but once inside , a haven of calm. Tastefully decorated and beautifully clean. The roof top terrace is wonderful and a nice place to have breakfast or just sit and relax in the sun or shade.
There are many food stalls outside the apartments and a very nice bakery serving light continental food. It is possible to walk into old city as I did many times, however, rickshaws are available on the street and easy and cheap to get.
Breakfasts are included and are excellent , but there are cooking facilities for those who prefer to make their own.
All very good value.

Mrutunjaya – India – December 2018

Simply Awesome…Loved the property & stay. Udaipur memories will always be cherished along with Qilasaaz Suites. Stay in the property was over my expectations, starting with warm welcome, spacious & clean property, bird chirping waking you natural alarm clock, lovely garden, clear instructions and guidance about stay and traveling. Awesome breakfast provided by Raj & team. Overall beyond 5 star property, thank you.

Manit – Delhi – December 2018

Stayed in Qilasaaz Suites for 4 nights in Dec. We were a large group (4 families, total 11 people). The rooms are spacious and very clean although the flooring and woodwork does have a slightly oldish touch which may not be to everyone’s taste. We had access to the lawn (not very well maintained though) and it was fun to get some sun in the morning cold. The living rooms had a good collection of books and were very comfortable for a large group like ours. The host Agi and her staff (Raj and team) were very hospitable and made our stay very comfortable through their warm care. The breakfast was very good and nutritious. The location is very close to Chetak circle which is a fairly crowded area although the apartment itself was in a quieter bylane. Still would have preferred a slightly better location. But overall a very comfortable stay for our large group.

Shruti – Mumbai – November 2018

We loved Vijaya’s place! An absolutely charming place right in the heart of the city. The house was spotless clean. The standout was the hospitality of Raj who helped us immensely. We had a wonderful time in the living room as well as the well manicured lawns, woke up everyday with chirping birds! Highly recommended!

Anand – Ahmedabad – November 2018

What to say? Never did we expect to find a 5-star apartment on Airbnb, that yo when we were booking so late for festive season!!! Vijaya has a beautiful apartment, with all the modern hotel amenities required for BnB, matched equally if not superiorly by coordinated and polite to the core staff who are always happy to go extra mile for you. Apartment has large rooms, large cupboards, large beds, Large bathrooms with running hot water, large hall and private garden. All of this was modern, clean, adequately kept in pristine condition, just like big hotels which is not something expected of BnBs in India, at such prices. Me and my kid enjoyed the peaceful and tranquil beauty of the place immensely. Added factor was the location, tucked in the quiet bylanes in the heart of Udaipur near Chetak circle. Overall, I would give 6-7 stars out of 5 for this place.

Shilpa – New Delhi – October 2018

A Home away from Home I’ve had the opportunity to stay at Qilasaaz Suites recently, and its such a lovely serene space, allows you the feeling of being home when you’re not. The apartment is very tastefully done , with attention to detail, in the decor and in service quality. Not in your face, but never too far away , if you need something. Raj is an excellent host, and her gentle demeanour and earnest smile, totally won me over. I wish I could have stayed longer, to enjoy the quietude and the warmth, away from an otherwise grinding routine.

 

Luca – London – October 2018

A perfect stay in Udaipur – We arrived in Udaipur exhausted from our travels across India. Fortunately, we had booked an apartment at the Jeewan. Our rooms were beautiful, modern, super-clean and came with a delicious breakfast served on a balcony with a view over fragrant gardens. The beds were extremely comfortable, and we slept like logs. Finally, after visiting the fabled sites of the city, all of which were located conveniently nearby, we were refreshed and re-invigorated enough to continue our exploration of the fascinating sub-continent of India. Thank you.

 

Helen and Naresh – United States – August/September 2018

A Rare Jewel in the Heart of Udaipur – My husband and I are very happy to provide an enthusiastic review for the Qilasaaz Suites. We booked a flat for three weeks in August – September 2018 during our recent stay in Udaipur. The owner of the flat, Vijay was very hospitable and was checking in with us each day to make sure we were doing well and to see if our needs were being met. Raj, the woman assisting the owner who also does the cooking and cleaning was also fantastic and took special care of me since I was 8 months pregnant during our stay! She was always happy to accommodate my pregnancy related diet requests for both breakfast and dinner. These are a great group of people that will take good care of you, I highly recommend you book at the Qilasaaz Suites during your stay in Udaipur!

Alexander – London – July 2018

What a find! – I stayed in Qilasaaz Suites, Udaipur for just over a week with my son. We were visiting Udaipur and realized that the beauty of Udaipur glows especially during the Monsoons. Apparently, monsoons are not high season but I think they should definitely be! We were bowled over by Qilasaaz Suites which we found quite by chance. The cleanliness was pristine, truly exceptional, the mattresses and bed linen were superb, the showers excellent, every facility worked whether the WiFi, cable TV, AC or the appliances in the fully equipped kitchen. Most importantly it was CLEAN! And by clean I mean literally I could not find a speck of dust even on the book shelves. What literally took our breath away were the variety of breakfasts we were served each morning. There was always multi grain toast with homemade marmalade made of mandarin oranges (made by the owner), natural non commercial honey, pickles made of mangoes from the tree in the garden, homemade muesli, fruit, sprouted lentils. But what was really superb were the different hot dishes served each morning, a variety of stuffed paranthas, poha, upma, special dry sabzis. Fresh without being heavy! The staff are absolutely exceptional in their warmth, concern and attention to every small detail. Raj in particular seems to have a sixth sense for when we needed anything so a big thumbs up to her. I did my back in one morning and was given a hot water bottle without asking for it! Our clothes were washed ( at a small extra charge) and mostly and miraculously returned to us the same day (even though it rained often)! Lastly there was hardly any noise given that we were bang next to one of the busiest roundabouts in Udaipur. All attractions were about 10-20 min away by Uber or Auto and to be honest coming back to the apartments after a long day was like coming home. Much better than staying at any hotel I would say because it was personal without being interfering, clean and aesthetically charming.
I could not recommend this place more strongly. We will be back…

Pankaj – India – May 2018

Awesome Experience…. – My colleague and I stayed in Qilasaaz Suites in early May for a week. We had gone to Udaipur on a business trip and were very pleasantly surprised to have found such a spacious, comfortable, quiet, attractive and super clean place located so centrally. The lovely staff provided delicious breakfasts and were generally most helpful. Transport and a variety of restaurants were just around the corner. It was truly a pleasure to return to the apartment every evening which had every facility we needed including bookshelves filled with a wide range of books. I read an Agatha Christie and discovered a new detective story writer called George Simenon.
I will always return to Jeewan Apartments, it beats any hotel for comfort, cost and convenience!

Felicia and John – London – March 2018

A haven of tranquillity, ideal for exploring the City of Lakes – This was our second month-long stay here, and once again the flats provided the perfect base for exploring all that Udaipur has to offer. Conveniently situated near Chetak Circle, with its fruit and vegetable market and lots of other little shops, the flats are comfortable, elegant and understated, and remarkably quiet at night. Each flat has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, storeroom and spacious sitting room cum dining room, and two balconies, and all have access to a pleasant garden (including organic vegetable garden). The wonderful and ever-smiling Raj looks after the flats and is solicitous yet always discreet. If you are looking for an alternative to yet another hotel, this is the perfect place. Highly recommended.

Dodie – Cambridge, Massachusetts – February 2018

We had an incredibly wonderful stay at Vijaya’s apartment. The small apartment complex is on a side street that is relatively peaceful and quiet. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and there is a lovely garden behind the master bedroom. There is an AC unit in each bedroom, as well as in the living room. The place includes help from a lovely staff of women who make delicious chai and breakfast each morning and clean the place. We would stay here again and would recommend this to any friends visiting Udaipur!

Renu – Scarsdale, New York – January 2018

Excellent place to stay. Great location. Safe. Gracious and knowledgeable host. Great breakfast served each day. Wonderful personal tips from host regarding city history, restaurants and sightseeing that were accurate. Quick response to any questions. We very much enjoyed our stay at Vijaya’s place and would come again in future. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Mercedes and Tito – Spain – December 2017

Vijaya’s apartment is located off the street. It is unbelievable how quiet the apartment is despite the close proximity to Chetak circle, one of the busiest roundabout in the city. The terrace overlooking the private garden is a perfect place to chill out and enjoying pleasant weather in Udaipur. The bed and spaces are very comfortable. The bathroom very clean and the breakfast delicious. The apartment is about 5-10min away by tuktuk from city palace. A recommended place if you like to relax after a busy day.

Jayant- India – October 2017

We got a lot more than we had expected. Vijaya is a great host and is ably supported by her staff and as a result what is on offer is a very warm and hospitable home stay. The apartment is sparkling clean, amenities are brand new and everything just works. It is beautifully located with all major attractions within the city not more than 10 minutes away by rickshaw. Book now and you will cherish this experience forever.

Wendi – Portland, Oregon – March 2017

BOOK NOW! No kidding…this is the best place we found in Udaipur! Spotless apartment, friendly staff (Raj and Durga were the best part of our stay!), excellent communication with Agi and Vijaya, beautiful building and landscaped gardens to enjoy, a washing machine to use (!), fantastic wifi (!!), excellent a/c for when the temps rise, and so much more! We stayed here for the entire month of March and fully enjoyed every moment! You’ll not regret selecting this place – it will meet, and exceed, all your needs!

Suhel – New Delhi – January 2017

The apartment is a perfect place for people looking for an accommodation that is true value for money, close to the lakes and yet secluded from the hustle-bustle of the city. We stayed as family with 2 very young kids and could not have asked for more from the place or our hosts. The apartment itself has so much history to it and full marks to Vijaya for restoring it in a manner that it does not lose its original identity. It is spacious, has all modern amenities and provides a safe environment for guests. Our stay was comfortable and we never had any issue during the 5 days that we spent there. The beautiful garden (accessible to guests) was really nice to have especially for the kids as it was safe and they could play there at any time. With plenty of transport options available and a lot of food options around, the location was a great one if you do not intend to stay in the smaller or expensive places around the lake. Our hosts, Vijaya and Agi, along with the support staff went out of their way to help us and were superb in their hospitality as well as being accommodative with our requests (there were very few required). We have no doubt that we would want to stay in the same apartment next time we are in Udaipur. Highly recommend it as a stay option for anyone traveling to Udaipur.