Set as a green gem outside the pink city is a stunning boutique-meets-heritage hotel...For those who want to draw out their inner green child
Our stay at Savista was exactly what we’d hoped for. The comforts of a superior branded hotel with the added charm and character of a lovingly restored, historical home... The beds with their cozy down duvets, were our most comfortable nights in India… Food was fresh and tasty and they were more than happy to accommodate special requests. We booked in for four nights and stayed five. Not to be missed!
Savista Retreat proved to be everything that I had hoped for. A very beautifully restored and furnished country hunting lodge turned ecological retreat by the current family After traveling alone for 3 weeks, I was made to feel as if I had returned to visit good friends from India who are deeply passionate and knowledgeable about their country and local environment.
Savista is exactly the sort of place one hopes to find on a visit to India. The place is a delight, the staff genuinely friendly, the pool extraordinary, the rooms individually designed, and the food delicious. What makes it extra special is that the warm and welcoming hosts treat you like friends.
What can I add to the enthusiastic reviews already here -- reaffirmation that they are completely accurate. And more, that the owners/hosts are warm, intelligent people you will be delighted to sit at dinner table with, in animated conversations about your lives, theirs, and world affairs. This is NOT your usual hotel experience!
We had a brilliant stay at Savista, a quiet, serene, idyllic and eco-friendly place in the countryside. The hosts are a lovely, charming and knowledgeable married couple who are doing great work with and for the local community in this poor part of Rajastan. Learning about their work made the stay at Savista even more enjoyable and interesting. The food was delicious too. Savista was a much welcomed contrast to the business, noise and chaos of Jaipur. A bit tricky to get there, but well worth it when we did.
If you're looking for an out-of-the-way getaway and willing to pay a little more, I highly recommend Savista. And especially if you are committed to living -- and traveling -- as sustainably as possible, this is a great place to check out.
This hotel was listed in the guardian newspaper under top 20 best boutique hotels in India... WE AGREE … The owner and staff are what made our stay one of the most amazing experiences of our trip to India (We've been 3 times to India). We thoroughly enjoyed the camel cart ride to meet the local families and drink gallons of delicious chai.
I had heard so much about Savista but it exceeded every expectation. A true retreat in a wonderful place. We enjoyed delightful service and surroundings, sunrises, sunsets and the food was far too delicious! Additional benefit was easy access to Jaipur - a fascinating, colourful and characterful city - and miles away in every sense from Europe.
I would recommend this as a place to stay in Jaipur. The drive into Jaipur can take about 45 minutes which definitely adds time to your day - but when you get back to Savista you realize it was MORE than worth the ride.
We arrived at Savista Retreat after staying at the Trident hotel in Agra .. and found Savista totally different for all the right reasons. It's personal, and it's authentic. The best thing I can say about the Savista Retreat is that during our time there we felt fully relaxed, with all our requirements taken care of by our hosts, and by staff never short of a genuine smile.
I have been to Savista twice: once with my family and once alone. Both times were memorable occasions. The service is delightful, the food delicious and the hosts charming… Savista is truly a retreat and I highly recommend it as a place to get away from the bustle of India's cities and enjoy incredible Indian hospitality.
The owners are genuinely interested in their guests and we left feeling as if we had been staying with old friends. We learned so much about India through our conversation with them. The hotel itself is beautiful and the atmosphere is one of tranquil and informal elegance.
If only we could have stayed longer!... Savista is superb: beautiful lush gardens; a character-filled house with comfortable, clean and spacious rooms; delicious local homestyle meals; and welcoming, personalized and professional service. Being in the countryside enabled us to discover Jaipur by day and mellow out by night. We could not have hoped for a better stay.
The rooms are clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. We loved the absolutely delicious homemade Indian food prepared fresh for every meal, and this was the only resort we stayed in during our 3 week trip to India where we did not have to drink bottled water… I highly recommend the camel cart ride through the surrounding local villages where the children love to have their pictures taken and you are always greeted with a steaming hot cup of Indian tea