To be fair - the positives first. Very nice surroundings, well-maintained, quiet and clean. We even had a peacock outside our room one morning.
Beware, though, if you are an Indian and not an army person. The owner, being an ex-army man, has scant regard for civilians of his own country. His wife takes on the same attitude, and, not surprisingly, so does the cook, and the attendants! Find fault with anything (we did with cold, very late food) and they will literally slam the door shut in your face unless you are a white or an army person yourself. Have a problem in your room and ring the call bell? You can lie in solitude waiting for help. We escalated this rudeness and indifference to the owner and his attitude was simply that "our civilians only know how to complain despite being so well taken care of by the armed forces". They know which side their bread is buttered - they know the whites get them the $. Beware of attitude problems here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shahar Palace is owned by the formal royal family of Shahar, Colonel Virendra Singh (retd) and his wife Nalini.The Heritage Hotel provides some of the finest accommodation in Jaipur, with a host of comforts and services in a truly regal ambiance.It's exterior design and gardens all reflect the spirit of Rajasthan, its heritage and royal traditions. Besides the grand residences of Chief Minister and Governor of Rajasthan, the area is renowned for its greenery, peace and quiet ambiance. Hotel Shahar Palace has also been recommended as one of the best budget Jaipur Hotel by the Lonely Planet Guide to Rajasthan , RoughGuide Jaipur , Love Jaipur by Fiona Caufield , German & Japanese guide book to Jaipur. ... more less
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