28 Kothi, Jaipur
In the royal city of Jaipur, there are many places, if not palaces to choose from. However for those a little travel weary and wanting a more intimate homestay, head to 28 Kothi, a clever joint venture between the Kasliwal family (of Gem Palace fame) and Honawar Hospitality. Set right behind the governor’s house and near the Chief Ministers residence, you are right in the residential heart of the city.
Built by a French architect, this gem of a hotel offers a pretty and airy abode for a quiet stay in the heart of Jaipur. Set within manicured lawns and sun kissed, terraced sit outs this is a fresh and stylish home from home in the heart of this bustling metropolis.
Here there are only five jewel coloured rooms Sapphire, Topaz, Peridot, Spinel for a touch of hot pink, or Moonstone with its natural white interiors and wonderful bath. Here rooms are functional, bright and provide a stylish, minimalist contemporary stay. The menu is fresh, organic and vegetarian, with excellent breakfast on offer of toasted muesli, masala eggs and split pea pancakes. Whereas dinner is prepared on request, in a setting of your choosing in the candle lit garden.
Yoga lessons and Ayurvedic massages are also available on request. The bijou hotel has free wifi throughout and is fully air conditioned. The bathrooms are loving finished with kama bath products, and there is even a soap menu on offer. The one room Kothi Spa has very well versed local therapists providing Ayurvedic influenced massages and reflexology.
Here the staff are on hand to provide the very best tips on the latest gallery openings, boutiques and fabric dealers, not to mention the connection to one of India’s most renowned jewellers, Gem Palace, to ensure you get the very most of your stay in this heart of Rajasthan.
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