• Steeped in royal history, with heady décor and an atmosphere to match
  • Early morning guided walks through Jaipur as the city wakes up
  • Within easy distance of the City Palace and Amber Fort
  • A glorious pool as well as gym facilities
  • The best breakfast in town, served on a bougainvillea-clad terrace

Rajasthan is the most royal of Indian states, resplendent with palaces and cities awash with colour. Jaipur’s pink hues radiate around the City Palace, still home to the former royal family, the Jantar Mahal - the Royal Observatory, and the famous Amber Fort. And, a stay at the Samode Haveli is especially suited to this majestic city. This was once the townhouse of the aristocratic Samode family, and all the romance and charm of its 200-year-old history still lingers, entwined with luxurious contemporary comforts. It's also one of India’s finest heritage hotels, loved for its intricate design and intimate atmosphere. 

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The 39 rooms are all highly individual, based in former royal residences, historically split between the mardana (men’s area) and the zenana (women’s area). They remain splendid, with opulent and ornate interiors. Scattered amidst courtyards, fountains and gardens, each room is romantic, decorated Rajasthani style. Lavish fabrics and rugs, four-poster beds and antiques sit alongside mod-cons including air-con and satellite televisions. En suites, with both showers and baths, are just as spoiling.

Despite being beside the city, a sense of serenity pervades, due in no small part to the hotel's oasis of gardens and fountains. The pool, long and shimmering beside an excellent bar, is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. At night, oil lamps flicker in the gardens and superb Rajasthani and international classics are served in a stately dining room, under a spectacular chandelier. Service is gracious, a tradition stretching back centuries under these regal ceilings. 


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