Devra is well-designed, with large spacious room (size of suites at other hotels we considered) with each room having sit-outs & large balconies that overlook the Aravali hill range. The hostess (Jyoti Jasol) and her husband stay in of the rooms and which is the primary reason for the very high standards of maintenance of this place – they treat it and its guests like they would their own home and family. The place is equipped with a kitchen, a dining hall, car transport, extremely helpful and friendly staff and has large open spaces that are more or less exclusive to you. Devra, built on a huge rock, has panoramic views of the Monsoon and the City Palaces, the Lake Palace and Lake Pichola. The most breathtaking view is that of the Aravali hill range which is all around you as Devra is right in the center of the valley. The Major and his wife who own and run this place are excellent hosts. This place has made it to Alastair Sawday’s Special Places To Stay with good reason!
The rooms were perfect – huge with large cupboards, a four poster bed, extra electrical points. The cost of this place includes breakfast and bed tea for two, unlike any other place in Udaipur where you have to pay extra. The breakfast is served as you would expect in a 5-star hotel. You are served freshly squeezed orange juice, cereal options with hot/cold milk, choice of eggs, toast, fresh fruits, tea/ coffee, and sometimes accompanied with a portion of Indian breakfast.The bathroom is large with a separate large shower area with 24 hour hot/cold running water. There are special touches like a bowl of flowers both in the room and the bathroom. The water closet is sanitized and you have good stock of towels, napkins in your bathroom. If you need to do day trips, use the cars provided at Devra – they are very reasonably priced. Try having a meal or two at Devra in the evenings that you stay in Udaipur to experience authentic Indian food with hospitality.