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Narain Niwas Palace
Ranked #132 of 383 Hotels in Jaipur
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We arrived in time for lunch after a flight from Bangalore. Lunch was served in a lovely garden. The rooms were spotless and filled with antiques. The spa for massage and facial and manicure was very good.
I would avoid the restaurant with the buffet and entertainment next time. There was a loud tour group next to us. We should have asked to move. The service there was slow and the maitr d ignored my drink order and I had to ask another waiter again. The food was fine.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and loved our stay at the Nairwain Palace Hotel! What an impressive place to stay at whilst visiting the beautiful city of Jaipur. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would certainly stay there again.

Stayed: April 2012
3  Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

A lovely property, spacious and green yet so close to the heart of the city. The room size is huge with all amenities required including a large, clean bathroom. The room has a lovely heritage feel with painting on the ceiling and on the walls. The best part of the property is the fact that you can step out of your room onto gardens beyond and watch peacocks prance around. The food is good, particularly breakfast. In short, this place is good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank VRashinkar
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

One of the highlight of my India trip. An old haveli with huge grounds, isolated from the city chaos. The main building is filled with antiques, like a colonial house. Two newer side wings have big rooms with traditional furniture, high celings, big bathrooms that could be a bit cleaner. The first night, we had a room in the pool wing...all went well till the peacocks started to chat at 3 am ! The door and the windows are rather rudimentary, so no phonic insulation ! Earplugs are essential. The following night we switched to another room in the opposite wing (still in the garden) and it was much quieter - the door was made of glass, with sealing insulation, wich brought light into the dark room. In the evening, you can eat outside (real tandoori oven). Do not order food at the central bar, in the old house, at night - the bill comes very expensive. Also in the old house, the de-luxe room that we saw was smelling of mold. There is a music and dance show (no sound system, therefore bad acoustics) and a funny puppet theater ! The breakfast is not one of their forte (the food is a bit stale, not much variety). Friendly staff helped us with everything.
The garden feels like the Arch of Noe - there a plant nursery with hundreds of pots. Hundreds are also the bungees in a big cage. Add the proud peacocks walking in the front gardens and a family of monkeys visiting in the morning to eat fruits from a tree! Don't miss the baby monkeys jumping up and down on the improvised roof covering the nursery manager's desk. Pigeons are coming around the pool to drink. Butterflies float in the wind...Is this the Paradise, or what ?

Room Tip: Do not choose rooms in the old house or in the pool wing because of the peacocks. Stay in the opposi...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank arciboldi
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Arrived after 4pm and had a speedy check in, very welcoming, stayed in the Kanota Suite which was very luxurious, fairly basic bathroom but the bedroom had all mod cons, even sky tv! Breakfast was fairly average and we didn't eat dinner there, the garden, with free roaming peacocks, is a definite selling point, even though the pool was cold after a long day sightseeing it was a welcome refreshment (along with a cold beer!) I would definitely stay there again for my next trip!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Olivia D
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Reached around 1 in the afternoon and was taken into our room in about 10 mins which is slow as per my expectations. We travelled with two kids and considering we had come by road and the hotel knew it they were not in any hurry to give a room. No welcome drink no warm smiles ... sad start !! The place looked good, we had one of the larger rooms.
Perhaps a little fruit or cookies in the room would have been nice. The staff had a strange attitude of " take it or leave it" when one asked them for anything. I asked if theres something for the kids "no" came the prompt reply,only to discover later that there was a beautiful bird cage and a jhoola (swing) which "hello--is ENOUGH to keep a toddler preoccupied."
The grounds were well maintained and the pool was good. The restaurant staff was good but the food was terrible. Dinner the first night was average and it tasted of only garlic and there was a hair in the food. When I pointed it out (no point complaining as expectations had hit bottom by that time ) I was told in the broadest smile possible it is the first time that this has happened in "our hotel". What killed the friendly disposition of the restaurant staff was their eagerness to make us fillout the feedback form .
Breakfast next morning was bad- another hair in my pancake ( so apparently only the second time it ever happened in the hotel !!) . The breads lying near the toaster were crumbling and dry, the omelette was good , cappucino cold, fresh orange juice was the only saving grace. The Chef came out and instead of apologising for the hair said, " What can I do for you ... can I give you another pancake or anything else complimentary?" I found that very complimentary bit very offensive especially how it was said.
The housekeeping was fine but everything looked very much like an effort and a big favour on the part of the staff. They need to really do something about the attitude of the entire staff.
The two boutiques on the property were extremely good. The location of the hotel is bang opposite a shopping mall and is very central.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank straveller_12
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Lpvely place to stay in this fort city of Jaiselmer.
From your arrival in the Palace courtyard to you entering your room you will really feel like you are royalty,
Has well laid out open courtyard and covered roman style swimming pool and roof top cafe with excellent views over the city and of the fort.
Rooms and bathrooms are large and clean and beds and pillows soft and cosy.
Good buffet breakfast concluded an excellent stay

  • Stayed: February 2012
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1  Thank tigertraveller65
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Address: Kanota Bagh, Jaipur 302004, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur District > Jaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Spa Hotel in Jaipur
#46 Luxury Hotel in Jaipur
Price Range: $101 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Narain Niwas Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, a Heritage Hotel, provides a good example of history amalgamating with modern times. Centrally located in Jaipur, the Pink City of India, the palace was built in the 19th century by General Amar Singh Ji, the then Thakur of Kanota. Designed in a fanciful version of The Anglo-Indian style popular in the Victorian Era, the palace now serves as a hotel. The Palace has all the modern amenities and a place where one can enjoy traditional Rajput Hospitality. Decorated with Rajput Flourishing, Rajasthani Furnishing and Traditional Jaipur painted wall decor in a typically bold colour palette; Narain Niwas was built in the 1928 by General Amar Singh, Thakur of Kanota, and Commander of the Jaipur State Force. ... more   less 
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