Best hotels and hostels in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

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    House of MG

    Easily Gujarat's best hotel, this 1920s building – once the home of textile magnate Sheth Mangaldas Girdhardas – was converted into a heritage hotel by his great-grandson. The rooms are vast, verandah edged and masterfully decorated, with a traditional yet luxurious ambience. Service is first rate, there are two excellent restaurants, and the indoor swimming pool is divine (the gym less so).

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    Mangaldas Ni Haveli

    Owned by the House of MG, this intimate hotel has six rooms facing a tranquil courtyard and a mezzanine patio with traditional Gujarati swings. The animal-themed rooms are uniquely decorated using local stencil art; the cow rooms are the most spacious. There are enviable views of the pol (neighbourhood) from the upstairs terrace and the restaurant serves Gujarati fast food.

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    French Haveli

    In the heart of one of the old city's pols (micro-neighbourhoods), this beautifully restored 150-year-old Gujarati heritage home opposite a Jain temple has five individually decorated rooms. Agaashi, on the 2nd floor, has its own open-air terrace, whereas the Mahajan Suite is the most spacious. Terrific breakfast included. Not suitable for those with mobility difficulties, due to steep stairs.

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    Diwan’s Bungalow

    Tucked away in a lively neighbourhood a 10-minute walk from Badra Fort, this glorious restored 19th-century mansion has an air of casual elegance. The lobby and dining room are hung with period chandeliers and an interior terrace opens onto a garden courtyard. Every room is different, but each is large and tastefully appointed, blending modern amenities with historic touches.

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    Deewanji Ni Haveli

    Part of the movement to regenerate heritage buildings in Ahmedabad, this striking 250-year-old haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence) has been painstakingly restored. Surrounding a tranquil courtyard, its comfortable rooms – with stuccoed walls, heavy wooden beams and antique furnishings – are very atmospheric. Excellent breakfast included. It's opposite the neighbourhood of Ganga Dhiya ni Pol.

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    Ritz Inn

    Near Ahmedabad train station, this is a solid choice. The art deco lobby, the comfortable rooms with superb beds, and the pictures of Ahmedabad architectural landmarks make this a good option for those just staying overnight between trains. Checkout is handily possible around the clock; discounts are often available. The cheaper rooms are quieter than the more expensive ones.

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    El Dorado Hotel

    Every inch of this hotel breathes style – including the pattern-painted hallways. Rooms are coordinated concepts of tile, stone and wood, softened with cushioned seating and plumped pillows with feel-good slogans scrawled onto them. The bathrooms may be the coolest in the whole city, and the lobby-level restaurant is chic. Steam rooms and saunas are in the basement.

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    Hotel Royal Highness

    While it may not be fit for a prince, for less royal types this is a fine hotel, with huge, tasteful and clean rooms that are just a little scuffed around the edges. Deluxe rooms feature zebra-print furnishings and sparkling bathrooms with big glassed-in showers. There's 24-hour room service and helpful staff, all in a great location.

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    Lemon Tree Premier: Atrium

    The Atrium is nothing if not overstated. There's a quarry's worth of marble in reception and the very comfortable rooms have thick pseudo-leather bedheads and superb soundproofing. Some of the rooms have river views. The indoor swimming pool is a work of art, and there’s a spa and sauna, too, plus good on-site dining.

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    Hotel Volga

    This surprisingly good option tucked down a narrow street off Relief Rd, behind the House of MG, is worth searching out. Rooms are smart and clean, with many recently upgraded and decorated with curved or padded headboards and accent lighting. Reception is efficient and you can order decent multicuisine food to your room. Avoid rooms below the 3rd-floor kitchen.

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    Hotel Cadillac

    If you’re counting every last rupee, you could do worse than this option – an old-timer from 1934 that has kept its wooden balustrade. Mattresses are lumpy and smaller rooms are cell-like; larger rooms are OK, though, and it's kept fairly clean.

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    Hotel Ambassador

    Bright white on the outside and frog-green on the inside, the Ambassador greets you with eye-catching colours, a chilled lobby, friendly desk staff and decent rooms. With discounts often available, it’s good value; ask to have breakfast included and it probably will be. It's just north of Nehru Bridge.

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    Hotel Good Night

    One of the best cheapies around, the Hotel Good Night might actually live up to its name. The rooms are spotless and some are surprisingly arty, while the shirt-and-tie-wearing staff lend a little class to the place.