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Amazing heritage hotel
Simply a beautiful property. Excellent and attentive service from staff in a lovely hotel that’s centrally located in Jaipur but feels quiet. Had one of my best meals of the trip in their restaurant while listening to live performances of classical Indian music, and really enjoyed all the lovely touches, like little pots of quality amenities, bath salts, private patio watching the sun rise. It was too cold for the pool during my stay but I’m sure its a godsend during other times of the year. A great value, also, and I felt totally safe at all times as a solo female traveler. Strong recommendation, I will definitely stay here again if I return to Jaipur!
I love love love this hotel!
This was one of my favorite hotels while traveling through India. This former royal mansion is very well kept and the grounds of the hotel is amazing. They have a sunset cocktail hour on the rooftop overlooking the city. Great views of this magical city. The staff was top notch in recommending places. Gauri was very helpful throughout our stay. I wish I could've stayed there a little longer. I definitely do wish to visit again.
Living like a maharajah!
This hotel is an oasis in the middle of bustling Jaipur, where you find yourself in the lap of luxury. Don’t miss sunset on the roof terrace - kites battling overhead, impeccable gin and tonics and the call to prayer mingled with a 1920s soundtrack from the hotel boom box.
Dated, dark and anglicized food
Well, I know that the reviews of these places are always "excellent" and "good". But this one needs to understand what the background of the reviewer is. If this is your one trip of a lifetime, of course you need to like everything, but this place is certainly underwhelming. If you confuse this with "luxury" you don't know what luxury is. With dark rooms, some even without day light windows it makes more a feel of a prison, of course they argue "it's old", but its not that old, many bright places in Europe are much older.The crowd is mainly old British couples which gives the dinner room a funeral like atmosphere. These people don't talk much and they often come via bus in groups and are too afraid to venture out in this very interesting city. The prices (for India) are far too higher what it is. The quality of the food is below average. You can eat in Jaipur much better at 10% the price. Also the service does not get to the point of other places. Even in the Samode group there better places.
Wow, just wow!
Accessed from a very unassuming street, the Samode Haveli is a complete revelation once you are through the gates - a sumptuous step back in time which just keeps on delivering the further inside you go. The welcome is warm and bodes well for the hospitality we are going to enjoy for the next few days. This is a traditional heritage hotel built around 175 years ago and part of which is still occupied by the owners who have done everything possible to provide guests with an amazing experience. The layout of the building contains courtyards large and small with small pools and plants being a regular feature and the rooms we occupied were off one of these courtyards, giving us the feeling that we were stepping into our own private apartment. The rooms them themselves were enormous and furnished with beautiful sofas, chairs and, perhaps most importantly, one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. The food was excellent as was the service, the staff having the amazing ability to remember our preferences whilst ensuring that we wanted for nothing during our meals. If you only have one chance to visit India, do try to spend at least one night in a haveli, preferably this one if you can, and I’m sure you won’t regret it.
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