A city rich in history and culture, Ahmedabad is one of the most popular travel destinations in India. In 2017, Old Ahmedabad was even declared as the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. Interestingly, it has been projected to be developed as a smart city and has once been voted as India’s best city to live in – making it a safe haven to explore India’s colorful traditions. Visiting temples, joining festivals, or just simply immersing one’s self with the daily lives of the locals are some of the common activities that travelers can take part. For those who want to stay comfortably while being able to experience the city’s rich history and unique architecture, here’s a list of some of the best heritage hotels in Ahmedabad, India.
Situated only walking distance to Sidi Saiyad Mosque and accessible to all other popular attractions and transport hubs, the House of MG is a four-star accommodation best rated for its location and heritage connection. It’s a 20th-century family mansion that has been remodeled to fit today’s modern conveniences such as providing free WiFi and having spacious, air-conditioned rooms. For guests looking to explore Ahmedabad and its rich culture, you’ll find it extra convenient because they also arrange heritage walks and tours. In fact, heritage bookstore and stores for antiques are also available inside the property. Traditional local food dining can be served on their terrace and for the ultimate rest and relaxation experience at the heart of Ahmedabad, the property’s body massage services are also a must-try.
Hotel Siddhartha Palace is a vintage hotel located only 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the city center. Its close proximity to popular landmarks such as Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Somnath Temple, Calico Museum of Textiles, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National makes it a popular choice for Ahmedabad travelers looking to explore the local scene. The property may need renovations but it still offers modern comforts such as WiFi and air-conditioning. Breakfast is available as well as 24-hour room service and front desk. Guests will be able to recognize this hotel from afar because of its distinctive architectural character. So if you’re looking for a true local heritage hotel but one that does not come with a hefty price tag, Hotel Siddhartha Palace is a smart accommodation choice at the heart of Ahmedabad.
Hotel Siddhartha Palace
Address: Shahibaug, Dafnala, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, India, 380004
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Havelis are traditional Indian townhouses often with architectural significance. At the heart of Ahmedabad, there’s one haveli that will surely capture everyone’s attention: the 170 years old luxury haveli: Divans Bungalow. The best thing is you will be able to stay in this bed & breakfast and experience what it feels like to be able to live in a well-off Indian household. Clad in intricate interiors and nestled in a secured property with fountain, garden, and pond, see and feel the rich heritage of India all around you. While the property spells “heritage” in every corner, you’ll still be able to have a comfortable stay because each room is fitted with desk, TV, air-conditioning, and private bathroom. A shared kitchen is also available for those who want to prepare home-cooked meals. But we highly recommend not to miss their breakfast; its highly-rated meals from vegetarian to halal and continental options are a great start before you explore the streets of Ahmedabad.
One of the city’s finest heritage hotels that showcases the rich culture associated to the ancestral home of the Dalal family, guests checking in at Mani Mansion will be delighted to know that it has garden views and an outdoor pool where they can freshen up against Ahmedabad’s heat. Besides, the spacious rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and private baths for the ultimate comfort and convenience. With a strategic location close to the airport and a lot of education institutions nearby, safety and security around the premises are at maximum. For those looking for authentic local cuisine, the property has an onsite restaurant which serves Chinese, Italian, and of course, Indian. Overall, Mani Mansion is a great value-for-money Ahmedabad accommodation where guests can appreciate Indian heritage through interior design and hospitality practices while being treated to modern conveniences.
Tucked away in the old part of the city is this distinct French Haveli close to Gandhi Ashram and Sardar Patel Stadium. The property is a restored heritage bed and breakfast with a history dating back to 150 years. Featuring eclectic decors with a quaint local vibe, guests will find their rooms to be well-maintained with air conditioning and private bathrooms that come with free toiletries. There is a shared kitchen where guests can enjoy home-cooked meals using fresh local buys and also a shared lounge where they can take a rest or mingle with other travelers. French Haveli is best rated for its location and service so if you’re looking for the best heritage hotels in Ahmedabad, make sure to bookmark this on your travel list.
A homestay in Ahmedabad is made more special in this 60-year-old heritage villa designed and built according to the traditional Hindu system of architecture. While staying here allows one to be able to experience vintage Indian architecture and interior design, the property does not fall short of modern-day amenities such as availability of the internet and LED TV. Rooms are comfortable with very high ceiling and for those who want to enjoy home-cooked meals or coffee and tea, there is a fully equipped kitchen and dining space free for use. Location-wise, the villa is well-situated in the city center close to everything needed from grocery to famous attractions. Relax in the garden area or join a personalized yoga session with a qualified Yoga teacher which is also the owner of the property. Whether you’re more adventurous or want to have a quiet rest, Srinekatan Heritage Villa Homestay proves to be a prime option.
"SEREN" Room at Srinekatan Heritage Villa HomestayAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Top guest reviewswe loved how clean and peaceful the place wasits a nice property spacious rooms and daily cleaning for room is donevery beautiful house with thoughtful decoration touches and spacious roomsthey even greeted me with delicious chai it is a clean and beautiful homerooms are near and clean - the place is simple
Host:the host was very helpful and the caretaker was also very accommodatingthe owner was very nice and helpful and sweet to talkms harismrat made the check in very easy and the staff at the home were extremely kind and welcomingthe caretaker is nice and courteousharsimrat is a very attentive host and willing to help with anything you have to doRead more reviewsthe place is located in a very serene locationinteresting place if you would love to live in a heritage villa
Explore the heritage of Ahmedabad
India is a country that has been synonymous with rich culture and tradition. And being one of the country’s biggest cities, Ahmedabad has a lot to offer from popular landmarks to rich food culture and marvelous architecture. Whether you’re traveling alone or with family or friends, it is highly recommended for you to stay in a heritage hotel for the best first-hand experience of authentic Indian history and culture.
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