Budget Accommodation Asia
I spent three days there during the week, and I had the place all for myself, so my assessment may be favorably biased by this fact. It felt like paradise. In the evening, the staff (some Chinese ladies from the village) left, and I sat below one of the lampions that surround the garden. It was quite a sight with the bright lit red lanterns in front of each room (they look to the garden) and the moon and stars above. One evening a frog tried to climb on my shoe, but then decided to stay just beside it.
The facilities are simple and locally sourced, but good and to my sense very tasteful. The whole place has the touch of a Beijing Siheyuan equipped with warm water, wireless and a Saeco coffee machine. Apart from the frogs there are the dogs of the staff and the proprietor, very well behaved.
I just loved it!
The Ryokan is a little bit outside of the city center but if you can accept 20 minutes more in the train than it is no problem. The Ryokan itself is very nice and clean with a good service. It was a good introduction to Japanses culture for me.
The best thing about Hotel Lake shore is its location. Located just opposite the Hanuman Ghat, this centuries old Haveli provides an awesome view of Udaipur Lake and ghats. One could spend hours sitting at the window and watching as life goes by in Udaipur.
The rooms are good. I especially liked the sepcial sitting area on an elevated platform along the windows. However, the bathroom needs to be better and the plumbing etc needs attention.
The Owner was a very friendly guy and used to arrange auto etc for us when we went out. Overall, if you are not very fussy about squaky clean bathrooms, I strongly recommend this guesthouse.