The Anjani was my favorite part of Udaipur...
(please also see my personal note at the end of this review)
On the day I arrived at the Anjani Hotel, I met a gentleman in the lobby who appeared to be the hotel owner. I asked "Is this your hotel?" He replied "No. This is YOUR hotel. I am only here to serve you!"
At the Anjani, this is not just a cliche'. That man, Mr. Ena Sukwa, and his two sons Vijay and Anjay (please excuse me if the spellings are incorrect), really did make me feel as if I were part of their family.
Throughout much of my travel in India I had to be on guard from people trying to take advantage of me. It was the complete opposite at the Anjani - I felt safe and cared-for in a personal way, and felt as if I were among real friends.
My stay here was so enjoyable and comforting, that I extended it from three nights to seven nights.
In addition to this very nice family, the hotel itself is a lovely old haveli with a swimming pool and fascinating architecture. The view from the Anjani's rooftop restaurant is one of the best in all of Udaipur, and my room was spacious and very tastefully decorated.
Also, in my opinion, the Anjani is located in the absolute best area of all Udaipur - within walking distance to the main tourism attractions and shopping, but enough out of the way, that it is peaceful, and in a section where all the businesses are making a concerted effort to keep the streets clean (this is very rare in India!).
The Anjani is not a 5 star hotel, so you will not find that kind of luxury and amenities here. However, you will find a clean, quiet, well-run establishment, at a very good price.
If I ever make it back to Udaipur, the Anjani will certainly be where I go.
PS - I'm posting this same review on a few different travel sites because I really loved my stay here & I want to help the Anjani to do well in the future. So if you see this review more than once, don't think this that this is some sort of spam written by the hotel owners or something like that - I'm a very real world-traveler in my mid-40s, originally from the U.S., with travel experiences that range from staying in some of the most expensive luxury hotels in the world to sleeping in hostels and tents. Not all of my reviews are as good as this one!