I only stayed for a night on the way out of Jaipur having always wanted to stay at a palace hotel.
The property itself is fabulous, although the village that sits immediately in front of it is rather squalid. Upon arrival, one doesn't really know where to go. It isn't immediately obvious. Actually, the check in takes place on the rather grand verandah. All rather splendid. After that, guests are whisked off to their rooms which are rather magnificent I have to say.
The evenings were rather cool and the rooms could have used a little heat before arrival.... Just a tip for the managers. The room was quite cold.
There was no hot water on first arrival, although it was piping hot the next day.
The rather grand claw foot bath is next to a window which has film over it. There is no curtain. I don't know for sure, but it might be possible for silhouettes to be viewed from the courtyard immediately in front. Watch out for that.
Food was 100% Indian, locally sourced and well prepared. It was delicious I have to say. And the dining room, on the upper level, is fabulous.
The owners of the hotel make a real effort to chat to their guests which is a very nice touch. I also appreciated the opportunity to sit on a polo pony in the morning.
The car service provided by the hotel was excellent. Really excellent. Driver very knowledgeable.
My only complaint during the stay was that some of the staff, one in particular, were socially 'awkward' and didn't know when to stop talking to us or following us around the property. I totally understand the desire to be friendly and welcoming and all that... But there is only so much one can take before it starts to become intrusive and impacts the quality of the guest's experience. My advice to the management would be to train the team on this.
The museum is a real gem of a place. Marvellous actually. I enjoyed a couple of extremely pleasant hours there!
Many thanks to the team..... I would certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 15 km from Jaipur. Same ownership as Narain Niwas in Jaipur, but a different location and ambiance. Newly renovated and re-opened. ... more less
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