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Cosy Home, Mahindra Homestays, Jaipur, India

publication date: Dec 14, 2012
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author/source: Anne Coates
Cosy Home, Jaipur Homestay

Cosy Home
was my third Mahindra Homestay in India. I had been looking forward to Jaipur (seen in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and was not disappointed neither by the city nor the welcome at Cosy Home.

In fact Cosy Home, situated in the environs of the Pink City's Banni Park, is more of a guest house than a Homestay. You don't eat with the family at meal times although the owner, Mr Mahesh Tikku, is present at breakfast and dinner and his son prepares some of the excellent food.

Each Homestay is unique and is run independently so it is very much up to the owner what he offers within the Homestay criteria. All the rooms at Cosy Home have en suite facilities which includes a shower. The rooms are a good size and have a TV (not that I could find a news service in English!) and air conditioning. You pay extra for wi-fi access, and soft drinks and a laundry service.

The service at Cosy Home is excellent. Meal times are, within reason, when you want them and dietary needs are easily taken into account –  my "no dairy" didn't present a problem. Lunches and dinners can be booked extra for about 300 rupees. I enjoyed the food I had there and found the host very accommodating.

There is a lot of garden space at Cosy Home making it an ideal place to stay for children to play in while you relax after some arduous sight-seeing.

Jaipur is a very special city and I was very happy to spend three nights at Cosy Home.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥

Mahindra Homestays offer a unique and cost-effective way to experience India.