The Chobdar Haveli is located in a quiet lane next to the most famous and
historical monuments of Mandawa.
A lovely green lawn, bordered by flower beds, greets the visitor, giving the feel of an oasis, which it is in every sense. Several steps lead up to a large, impressive, metal-studded doorway leading into the building.
Built in 1900 Chobdar Haveli incorporates three archways that enclose a central courtyard - the classical tibari style. The haveli is a pristine white, which is a pleasing contrast to the sandstone yellow of the other buildings. The overall white ambience is maintained through out the carefully maintained interiors of the edifice.
The old-world ambience has been painstakingly and lovingly restored. Each room, of which there are ten, contains original furnishings and fixtures. The specially designed and handcrafted trappings create a distinctive mood for each room. Individually styled every room has a unique layout and is embellished with exquisite floral designs on the ceilings, floors and walls. Each room has a four- poster bed. But the feel of a royal and sumptuous era - is given a traditional touch by a mattress (gadda) and bolsters (masands) occupying a section of the room. The exquisite design and craftsmanship of the fittings and furniture have been created by well-known designer, sculptor and artist - Ram Ratan Sharma. Beautiful Rajasthani objets d'art, tastefully placed, complete the harmony and beauty of the rooms.
We can only endorse the comments by many other reviewers. The place is a total delight. The owner and staff are quiet friendly discreet and gracious. They do everything without fuss and with efficiency. The Haveli is a treat to stay in and in our opinion much nicer as a residence than some of the other highly painted place in town. It is also small so there is no chance of a tour party coming in which is a real bonus! We had a meal both nights and though a bit more expensive than we usually paid on our months travel it is totally worth it for the charm of the dining experience. Can absolutely recommend this place.
Very nice stay in Mandawa at Chobdar Haveli. The place is beautiful and our room was splendorous! We have never stayed in a place like that so we were very happy with our room. The owner and staff are kind and nice, the cook is excellent and served us such a good dinner. We appreciated the hospitality of the haveli - thank you! We did a tour with a young local guide of Mandawa which I can only recommend! Thank you Chobdar haveli for great stay, we really enjoyed it !
"small homely and treated like royal guests. The cook is excellent but being only 5 rooms they do not have a menu, instead let them know what you would like to eat and give them several hours notice. They will cook your choice including Rajistani favorites. Strict vegetarian only but you will not be disappointing with the food and personal waiter service. .They will organise local guides and places to visit.-all at reasonable prices. Best place to stay in Mandawa without doubt"