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Rambagh Palace
Ranked #3 of 386 Hotels in Jaipur
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New Delhi
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“Luxury at its max”
Reviewed July 31, 2010

I think the hotel is a good place to stay if you don't mind spending a bit more on luxury because thats what this place promises to deliver. It is located at the right place, the food is great but a bit pricey, and the service is amazing. I would love to go again

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, August 1, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful feedback.

Comments such as these always encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide the best in hospitality and service.

It was indeed a pleasure having you at the Rambagh Palace and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

A kool place to hang out with friends or family..Steam being a renowned pub is a good place to hang out with colleagues while garden and hall are best part for families... A good arrangement for parties also.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 29, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful feedback.

Comments such as these always encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide the best in hospitality and service.

It was indeed a pleasure having you at the Rambagh Palace and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

We stayed just two nights at this spectacular hotel
Being June the hotel was very quite which was perfect
The attention we received could not be surpassed
The rooms we had where magnificent
Food in the Indian rest. excellent
We loved this place so much my partner is having his 65 birthday here next year

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 25, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your feedback.

I am very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Positive feedback from our guests is always a strong motivation to all of us to continuously provide a high level of services to our guests.

Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back at Rambagh Palace in the near future.

Warm regards,


Satyajeet Krishnan
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

Kings lived here, in this palace of decadent opulence and today’s princes and industrialists tie their knot here with bedecked girls of royalty and doyens of the business-world celebrate their second honeymoon in the Princess suite of this palace. It is by chance and thanks to its General Manager, Mr. Satyajeet Krishnan that we got to stay in this hotel for two nights. Every organization has a culture of its own. Rambagh has a culture of benign hospitality, warmth and resplendence. Right from the General Manager, Mr. Satyajeet Krishnan to my personal butler, Mr. Himmat Singh, everyone over there spoke the Taj signature hospitality with genuine warmth to make our stay a memorable affair to cherish. Since the time we were picked up at Jaipur Railway Station in the early morning of 2nd July till the touching see off at the Palace and then at the airport, everything happened there with a larger than life dimension. The grandiose checkin was very smooth and we were straightaway taken to the suite number 307. The magnificent suite has a living room, as big as board room, a high-ceilinged bedroom with canopied bed, with ornate curtains and a lot of cushions, state of the art fittings, two bath rooms, one with a huge dome, a bath tub and glass-paneled shower room. The foyer and corridors were decorated with pictures of emaciated princes, and bearded kings as also their ADCs, who were more manly and handsome. The canopied bed with pillows, velvety quilts, and rich cushions made our sleep so comfortable that we woke up very late only when the sun shone over our roofs. Our suite was facing one of the gardens and there are quite a few of them. The Rambagh gardens are among the finest in the world. There is Mughal Garden, Oriental Garden and some other, all lush, green, manicured and peacock-ridden with their colorful plumes meant to seduce their hens, incidentally meant to enchant you too. Who feeds them? The hotel staff are silent about it. But they are well-fed, well- nourished and seemingly always horny, as seen from the way they dance with their plumes, well spread.

Their redolent howling was the most enchanting music we ever enjoyed. It is not I not that you feel like a prince or princes, while at the Rambagh, because of the captivating beauty of the palace. The royalty actually lived here- whether the first Maharaja namely, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, its maker or the last occupant in the generation Sawai Man Singh (adopted though he was) and his consort the high profile Maharani Rajmata Gayatri Devi. It was their nuptial house the Maharaja took her after their fairy tale marriage. She herself was a Princess of Cooch Bihar, having squandered lot of quite a pounds even as a child at the Harrods London. As passionately described in her autobiography “A Princess Remembers”, Maharani lived her life in full circle, princess to a lonely widow. Until her death recently the Maharani was part of the Rambagh Palace, wining, dining, entertaining a few select guests at her Lily Pool Bungalow. This is the palace which bears the imprints of hundreds of princes, Viceroys, Governor Generals, entertained and pampered in the Swarna Mahal Restaurant with individual butlers to attend every guest with the finest wines and a rich Rajasthani cuisine. The Restaurant has fully been restored by the Taj since its takeover with its regal splendor, though the huge wall to wall carpet is said to have been shifted to the City Palace, with a magnificent substitute in place.

This is my second visit to Rambagh Palace, again in the off season. Though, this is a luxury hotel, with six digits rental, it is booked to the last room even in the off season . In the season, it is mostly sold off virtually closed to the lesser mortals like me. In the off season too, this hotel is booked for marriages and extravagant parties. The hotel is close to the Secretariat, the Birla Temple and has thorough access to the business district of Jaipur, by all means of transportation, though the palace is intimidating for cars of the smaller varieties. Be it a business visit or a leisure trip, the Rambagh is a formidable address to reckon with or to boast about. Romance is available in abundance. After all it was the magnificent love nest of the princely couple, globe trotting and tiger-hunting when they were not engaged in a polo match, friendly, seasonal or other wise.

The hotel has preserved its period settings, furniture and look, painted in all bright colors which could be gaudy elsewhere, but not in Rambagh, Sir. Rambagh Palace is the most colorful of the Taj properties - pleasant, soothing and a treat to the eyes and ears too. (I talked about the peacocks, didn’t I?) Add to that, the folk songs and dance of the Rajasthani artists enchanting the diners at the Verandah ege. My suite had two huge plasma televisions, one in the living room and one in bedroom and sound extension in bathroom as well. I could watch the world cup while the wife was tut-tutting over the Saas-bahu soaps. The hotel was under partial renovation and hence we were unfortunate to dine at the Swanrna Mahal. Last time when I had the Laal maas (Red Meat) they made me remember my grand mother. Have you heard of the king chilly varieties of Rajasthan? If not try the laal maas, in Rambagh. The plates are gold plated with gold cutlery and gold threaded crockery. This time we had to do with the Rajput Restaurant. And this time no experimentation. Laal maas? No Sir, not for us. Marna hai mujhe laal maas, naam lekar?

I had thousands of agenda planned earlier to visit the Pink City and its historical monuments. But we decided to skip and stay put in the palace. The monumental suite with its gold trimmed, ornate and ornamental fittings and lively entertainment, crafty engravings on the roof, the wooden-carpeted floorings, the helpful house keeping, (totally unobtrusive) staff ready with their stories and anecdotes kept you locked in the room. The palace takes you beyond the dimensions of time and brings in its train its memories of its makers and dwellers, their patience and perseverance, opulence and worldly charms, dreams and dare-devilry, romance and ruthlessness, pains and frustrations and personal memories and political rivalries associated with their occupancy and beyond, right from Ramsingh to Sawai Mansingh , Rajmata Gayatri Devi, who was among the ten most beautiful women in the world, one of the two Maharanis who were put behind bars, for reasons said to be political. We were given utmost attention wherever we went. Right from General Manager, Shri Satyajeet Krishnan to our personal butler or the F&B, all associates from the in-room dining showered love and hospitality on us. Even in this period property I would not like to ignore the most modern facilities they have installed, including high speed internet, Plasma T.V. as also the most effective communication systems. We had some urge and occasion to visit and inspect some royal and grand royal suites too. What if we would never occupy one of them ever? The rooms have exquisite period decor, with royal furniture and paintings of Rajasthan and Moghul origins. Some rooms also open towards the Moghul Garden. Describing the opulence and luxury of these rooms requires more bytes then this review would allow.

Breakfast at the Rajput is an elaborate, luxurious affair. There was Abhijit Chakraborti, the Sous Chef, who whipped out my favorite fluffy omlette (among other things) what I had thought nobody else then Taj Bengal Chefs could ever make the way they did. No, I was wrong, Rambagh made it well, and bettered it. Our chefs Ashish Ray and Indranil Nag tried to produce the most authentic Rajasthani cuisine with some desert spices that watered our eyes but got smoothened by the sparkling wine and sweet meat they served, on the house. General Manager Shri Satyajeet Krishnan suggested to us to visit their unique spa. We did and were amply rewarded with an hour long aroma therapy from Vishnu and Bahi, their hands doing all the magic, with their proprietary oil, all of which rejuvenated our ageing, degenerate muscles. There are two swimming pools, one indoor and the other outdoor. Somebody told us that the indoor pool was an exclusive domain of the Maharani Gaytri Devi, the last regal occupant. The story goes that much after the palace was turned into an hotel, the maharani tried to keep the indoor pool as her exclusive world with the help and guardship of her maids, disallowing entry for genuine hotel guests too, until the Maharajah rebuked her that it was no more her private domain but a hotel property, but she would not give in. In frustration the Maharaja constructed an outdoor pool of equal size. I found that both the swimming pools were maintained at a comfortable temperature, squeaky clean transparent with water gushing in from all sides like Jacuzzi to give you a special rejuvenating experience after the aroma therapy. Milton should have stayed in Rambagh. He would not have authored the Paradise Lost.


On the date of our check out, our flight was delayed and our request for late checkout was conceded without a murmur. The Rajput Restaurant packed some take aways for our dinner at the air port. Of course it was at a price, but who else cares this much as the Taj? Taj stands for the ultimate edifice of Indian Hospitality that is “Atithi Devo Bhavah”. I sincerely thank Messrs Dilpreet from the Front Office, Bhavana and Ram Bihari Lal from Reservations, Yogendra Singh, Hemant Saxena and Sous Chef Abhijeet Chakraborty from the Rajput Restaurant, Rohit, Bahi and Vishnu from the Jiva Spa, Shri Himmat Singh from the Palace Services, Sarvasukh and Anil from Housekeeping and not the least Suresh Kumar Shekhawat who supplied rich fragrant flowers for our little Krishna, day after day, even on the date of checkout, reinforcing my faith and loyalty with the Taj heritage.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 22, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Rambagh Palace.

I am pleased to note that our services and facilities were to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team.

I thank you for your valuable comments and look forward to the pleasure of your continued visits and assure you of the best in service and hospitality.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

We have arrived this hotel late at night after a long train trip from Agra. Even though our train ticket was first class AC you may bet how unbelievable it was. I am not even talking about the train stations and the people, you have to see it, it is indescribable. You should lower your expectations about train travel in India. Hopefully the whole story twisted 360 degrees when we arrived Rambagh. When we first saw the gates and the garden, we realized that we made the right choice. The extraordinary scents of Jasmin and Mandarin oils strike us when we enter the lobby. First time in my life we proceed right to our room and made all the check-in arrangements in the room, with a very kind representative. We learn that they have upgraded our room to a historical suite which was a real home to a real Royal back at the times. You should enroll to Taj Inner Circle program before your arrival, therefore your chances for an upgrade increases. Overall our first impressions was excellent and the to be honest it was a real shock after train travel but we have quickly adopted to it.

Overall in our 2 day stay with my wife everything was like a fairy tale. The palace was not big but elegant. The gardens and the bird life gives you the tranquility you might be missing for a long time. As I have said it was like a dream world. The people are so kind that you may feel yourself as a rude person compared to them. The restaurants are also nice and the European food was the best compared to other places in India. The chicken burger is maybe the closest thing to a real burger that you can find in whole India. The only negative thing if you call it negative, was that there was no open buffet breakfast. So definitely get the rooms with breakfast otherwise you might find the breakfast menu a little bit expensive. But if you get the room with breakfast you can order everything for free.

Overall it is a little bit pricey but it worths every penny. So don't even think about it if you have resources and spoil yourself. You will feel like a Maharaja.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 20, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Rambagh Palace.

I am pleased to note that our services and facilities were to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team.

I thank you for your valuable comments and look forward to the pleasure of your continued visits and assure you of the best in service and hospitality.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

I stayed at rambagh palace for 2 days and the place was luxurious... the staff was very co-operative and well behaved
The campus is very large and has a typical palace feel.
One can dine out in the evening and enjoy the colors of the Pink city.
Swarn Mahal restaurant is a must visit if you are in the city ... the theme is gold and the food is awesome.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 19, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful feedback.

Comments such as these always encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide the best in hospitality and service.

It was indeed a pleasure having you at the Rambagh Palace and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

We were there with my wife during our 10 day trip accross Rajasthan and simply looved it. When we arrived we had the chance of being upgraded to a suite which was bigger than our appartement. Service is second to none with the staff from the hotel knowing which room you are in (no need to repeat it endlessly). The place is a wonderful one, with a great location (near Jaipur) even though it feels like you are completely in the countryside.

We had dinner in the restaurant and even though the Indian restaurant was closed, the "international" one was serving the indian cuisine which was delicious, with staff making sure the whole experience (cannot call it another word) was a success, and it was!

When we left the next morning the staff made sure we had a little something to eat for the journey (water, fruit juice, small cakes).

One only (very small comment), in a palace, I would expect the Internet to be free. It feels a little bit cheap to be charged extra for using Internet nowadays (but this is not a Rambagh specificity, all Taj are like this).

We will definitely go there again (we were even thinking about going there only for that!) and if you have scheduled to go to Jaipur and are not staying in this hotel, it's still time to change, if you are going there and haven't chosen yet, dont even think about going anywhere else, if you can cope with the budget (but hey, it's a palace! :) )

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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ShreeLathaSajeev, Manager at Rambagh Palace, responded to this review, July 13, 2010
Dear Sir,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Rambagh Palace.

I am pleased to note that our services and facilities were to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team.

I thank you for your valuable comments and look forward to the pleasure of your continued visits and assure you of the best in service and hospitality.

Warm regards,

Satyajeet Krishnan
General Manager
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Property: Rambagh Palace
Address: Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur 302005, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur District > Jaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Jaipur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jaipur
#2 Spa Hotel in Jaipur
#2 Luxury Hotel in Jaipur
#3 Family Hotel in Jaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rambagh Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces: Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising over 119 hotels in 61 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house. ... more   less 
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