The Pearl Palace Heritage Hotel is located in a fairly quiet and residential neighborhood in Jaipur, outside of the Pink City but quite close to the train station. Based on other good reviews and our guidebook, I booked 2 nights at Pearl Palace Heritage for myself and my fiancé while on a tour of Rajasthan. At 2000 INR per night for a Luxury Room with a/c, hot water, attached bath, flat screen tv, and free wifi, it was a steal!
The hotel is unbelievably beautiful. The proprietor, Mr. Singh, has obviously put a great deal into making the hotel and each room very special. The lobby is detailed with beautiful handpainted artwork as well as portraits of kings and rajas, and even a young Queen Elizabeth. The second floor had hand-carved stone work on the walls featuring dancing Ganeshas and more. Our room was palatial – huge and beautifully decorated with large paintings, mirror walls almost like mermaid scales, and a lovely lighting scheme. Called “Nilambar” the room had both blue and amber lights, and our host, Rajkumar, proudly informed us that if we wanted to change the “theme” of the room, we merely had to flip a switch. The bathroom was positively enormous, and tiled beautifully in blue and teal, with Persian-flame arches over the glassed-in rain shower, toilet, and mirrored closet. Huge mirror over the silver & marble sink, and again, multiple blue and amber lights in the bathroom.
The room also had a PC with internet, a/c, free wifi, a flat-screen tv with tons of channels, windows, and a safe. We did a week’s worth of laundry through the hotel laundry service and it came to 450 INR for two people – they also did quite a good job with the clothes, even our Under Armour heat gear.
I was extremely ill already when we arrived in Jaipur, and this was a great hotel to lay low and relax in the room while watching tv and trying to get better. There is no restaurant on site, but you can order room service (it takes about 30-40 minutes and comes from the restaurant on the sister hotel property). The Western food we ordered – corn flakes, plain toast, etc. – was all pretty terrible and stale/soggy, so I’d avoid that. But the Indian food was good – recommend the aloo paratha – and very reasonably priced (a half tandoori chicken was 180 INR). They also have tons of bottled water, etc. downstairs and it’s very easily accessible. There were a few touches missing that make this place less-than-luxury: my bath towel had a large hole in it, you should call down and tell the reception at least 5-10 minutes before you want an excellent hot shower, and they are still doing some construction work on the upper floors so it can be a bit noisy if you’re in bed in the afternoon as I was. But considering that the room rate was only 2000 INR, all is forgiven!
Overall, I’d give the place a thumbs up! Since I didn’t get to see much of Jaipur, I know we’ll be back, and will definitely stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pearl Palace Heritage Boutique Hotel is a unique way to experience "Jaipur" the gateway to Rajasthan , one of India's most vibrant and exotic destinations. Our luxury heritage boutique hotel has rooms having their own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India's legendary Rajput princes along with various art forms of India . This Heritage boutique hotel combines classic heritage with contemporary elegance . The hotel lays emphasis on quality and understated elegance. From leisure trips to business stays, our personalized services offer you unmatched charisma and world-class hospitality. For your next trip to the pink city, book your stay at the top boutique hotel in Jaipur. ... more less
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