The location was ideal, the palace and its sites and boat jetty (for lake tours) a stone's throw away, and easy walking to the hubbub of street vendors, restaurants, temples, shops and services. All staff provided friendly, prompt, and helpful service. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the bathroom large, and service friendly and prompt. The hotel provided an enjoyable stay with the only comment being that the rooms could use some renovating, however for the price, location, and experience Shiv Niwas is highly recommended. There are thousands of bat hanging on all trees in the garden and constantly there are bat droppings which will make you dirty as well as may attract infections.