Divan’s Bungalow is an oasis nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of a beautiful city. With its 150 year old heritage structure, elegantly spacious rooms, impeccable service and authentically delicious food, this property is a must visit whenever you’re in Ahmedabad next. Its a top of the line luxurious experience without being too heavy on your pocket.
As you enter, you’re transported to an era where everything was more peaceful and serene. A tall, white structure that has a blend of British, Gujarati and Mughal architecture with a beautiful fountain and a green veil over its arches welcomes you into this heritage wonderland.
I stayed in one of their best suites, the ‘Siraj Khana’ which definitely made me feel like a princess. Antique furniture, a walk in closet, a spacious living room with beautiful chandeliers, a huge bathroom, a cozy bedroom with mosaic windows and a charming carpet coupled with modern amenities like a TV, a kettle and WI-FI makes it the perfect gateway where you can relax and feel like a royal.
Take a walk in their cute lawns or enjoy some warm chai with freshly made pakodas in the living area of the bungalow. With their brilliant service this doesn’t feel like a hotel, rather it feels like you’re coming home.
Designed by renowned architect Mr. I.M Kadri whose family used to live here before it was converted into a hotel, this stunning property will make you want to never leave.
Their Dining room with its long wooden table, eye catching red chandelier and antique upholstery deserves a special mention. Dine like a king with some delicious food prepared by their talented Chef Pankaj Gaur in the comfort of this beautiful room.
I absolutely loved the Daal Baati Churma that was as authentic as it should be and had the perfect balance of flavors. With a dollop of ghee on the baati, bite into one and enjoy as the flavors take over your senses. You can also request the Chef to make you some of his signature dishes like the ‘Masoor Pulav’ or ‘Shakaria Kheer’ with secret recipes that have been passed down from generations.
With a total of 1 suite and 3 super deluxe rooms that have a living room and 3 deluxe rooms, each designed tastefully; a unique dining experience coupled with top of the line hospitality, Divans Bungalow has enchanted me forever,
Where : 1785, Saiyad Wadu, MB Kadri Road, Raikhad II, Opposite Gaikwad Haveli, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
Cost of ‘Siraj Khana’ suite – Rs 6,500 plus taxes per night.
Contact for reservations – 079 2535 5428 / 9727565715
Additional Facilities – Free WI-FI, Parking, Laundry, Travel Desk, Room Service, Car Rental.
Check in – 2 pm. Check out – 12 pm.
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