We got away from the hustle and bustle of New delhi by heading out to Jaipur. About 5-6hours away by car, we were wowed when we arrived. Cold towels and drinks greet the weary traveller. Then you are whisked away in a golf cart or horse drawn carriage to your room for check-in.
We booked a Tent, instead of rooms sharing a common courtyard. The tent, from the outside, looked like a mini-jumbo tent that the circus uses. Inside, you have all the modern amenities that a 5-star room would require. Inside, the ceiling is lined with a off-white cotton material of some pleasant design and specked with small mirrors. The ceiling follows the tent line.
A huge comfortable bed, long study table, with built in mini-bar, and a large shielded-off walk in wardrobe, shower, toilet, 2 sinks, and bath tub area. Well-planned, well maintained, and well-stocked with toiletries.
There is an outdoor area in front and behind the tent with chairs or lounge if you so love the great outdoors.
Food is of good quality - whether you go for Indian or Western food items. We ordered a mix of room service and also patronised the F&B outlet. My son and I loved the swimming pool and its big enough to do laps. I don't think there was a gym, but the property is so large, you could run a couple of loops to maintain your fitness.
We also loved the hotels attention to detail. Little things such as putting in a bookmark in your open book/magazine, ear plugs to drwon out the early morning noise, and the mixture of nuts for our consumption were very well appreciated. OK-OK, they 'wow'-ed us with their attention!
Our trip to Naila Fort, which is also the personal residence of the Oberoi owners, was one of the highlights [besides seeing Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Observatory, of course]. This event was organised by the hotel. After lumbering around the rugged countryside by elephant, we made our way up the narrow single lane road to the Naila Fort by car. We toured the outdoor areas of the fort, and then sat down for a picnic catered by the hotel. My son enjoyed feeding the squirrels with our host from the hotel, Gita.
All in all, a very relaxing and lovely stay at Rajvilas. My wife and son were not happy to leave after 4 nights here. We hope to be back, but will probably head to Udaipur and Agra next time ... hopefully with Oberoi again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jaipur, 'The Pink City', was the vision and triumph of Maharaja Jai Singh II, warrior, astronomer and politician. Built in 1727, it has at its centre the City Palace from which radiate the oleander pink buildings, domes and minarets. To find one such glittering gem in the Rajasthan desert is a feast, yet to discover so many other palaces and forts of legendary splendour within 20 miles, is a veritable festival! Within these magnificent environs, where wilderness is juxtaposed with art, The Oberoi Rajvilas glitters as a jewel in its setting. Its architectural style, its cool, regal interiors and its 32 acres of formal gardens, echo the colours and majesty of Jaipur. Deluxe rooms, sunken marble baths, air-conditioned tents with lavish bathrooms, romantic villas with private pools and dining pavilions offer an opportunity to live a lifestyle of opulence enjoyed by the Rajput princes. You will be greeted as a visiting maharaja and treated accordingly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel Jaipur
- Oberoi Hotel Jaipur
- Oberoi Hotel Rajvilas
- Oberoi Jaipur
- Jaipur Oberoi
- Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur