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Difficult to rate - Disappointing in some aspects.
Being a Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotel I expected much more from this haveli. At some point I felt that Heritage was synonym for old and dark, this was especially so in the restaurant. The room was comfortable but not as nice as those depicted in the website. The bathroom was good and I appreciate the care about the environment, however, bath products were placed in refillable ceramic pots - very picturesque but I cannot rate how hygienic this is with a cork lid. Tea selection for the coffee and tea making facilities was good. One of the positive aspects was flying kites from the terrace. Wonderful sunsets, though chilly, it was a nice terrace and the opportunity to fly the kites like the Indian tradition was a plus. The staff was very friendly. If I could, I would rate it 3.5. It all depends on your expectations.
Our experience here was simply outstanding in every respect. We were warmly greeted and shown to our room and had been given a double room upgrade. We were in a very large suite on the second floor with a large sitting area, large sleeping area and large bathroom. It was spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decorated - everything was luxurious. All of the facilities were outstanding. The courtyard, which is just after you enter the hotel, is spacious and well laid out with thoughtful seating areas. There is an excellent pool, a very good dinning room and we were able to have sundowners on the rooftop to watch the sunset and the kite flying which seems to be a local past time. The grounds are large and beautifully kept. The food is very good. Breakfast was extensive and the lunch options offer a good choice. We did not eat in the hotel in the evenings because the excursion we had booked meant we did not have space in our itinerary. There is no real need for an alarm clock or wake up call as the 5 am call to prayer is very effective. The hotel does provide ear plugs but we did not find it a problem. We used it as a 'pre-alarm' which meant we were able to start our day early to make the most of this wonderful city. The hotel is a heritage building that was a former Palace. That probably accounts for the 'rabbit warren' of corridors that lead you round the hotel. This was not an issue as it was interesting looking for the art work that decorates the building. It is in the old city with a local market just to the side of the impressive gates. We were in India for 25 days and we stayed here for three nights. This is one of my favourite hotels of this trip. The service was friendly and exceptionally good - words cannot do it justice. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
A fabulous oasis of peace and calm. The room was beautiful and staff very helpful. The pool area and gardens are well kept and the Spa treatment was excellent. The restaurant is very good, offering a large range of different cuisines - everything we had was excellent. It is based in the Muslim quarter so the 5am call to prayer woke us each morning. We were startled by the security guard firing his rifle into the air from the roof around 8am as well most mornings!
The Samode Haveli is a very lovely heritage building in the heart of the old city. This provides a very intimate engagement with the life of the old city, which we very much enjoyed. Not for you if you prefer a modern box hotel. Food was very good, there is a lovely pool, and the rooftop bar is a very pleasant place to waltch the sunset. The service is excellent - I needed a doctor (nothing to do with the hotel's service!) and he was there within an hour or so.
We stopped off here for a delightful lunch, in their internal courtyard. A lovely peaceful location in the heart of Jaipur. Beautiful flowers and pool area, The decoration and ambiance was typical of an Indian haveli at the higher end.
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