Samode Haveli, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Ascend the elephant ramp and enter, The Samode Haveli a 300 year old townhouse of the Samode family, lying in the heart of the Pink City of Jaipur. This local gem is one of the first independent boutique hotels in the city and still remains one of the most popular choices of today.
A quintessential Indo-Saracenic resident replete with intricate murals, textiles and pale pink facades all help reflect the living heritage of this regal pink city. From the moment you enter, the interior walls boast fabulous frescoes and mirror-work leading out into the terraced, leafy courtyard and large gardens all providing peaceful sanctuary from the bustling streets of the city beyond.
The former royal apartments have all been converted to thirty-nine deluxe rooms and suites, each with their own distinctive style and characters. The bathrooms are all very spacious and several of the rooms have private courtyards and balconies. Upgrade to the unique Sheesh Mahal grand suite and live like a king housed in the floor to ceiling original glass work interior.
The huge new swimming pool, one of the largest in central Jaipur provides the perfect oasis from a day’s traipsing around the many temples, forts and palaces. Whilst the serene spa offers an array of relaxing treatments and the well-equipped gym will keep you energised.
Serving up some of the finest Rajasthani cooking, the Samode Haveli made it into our article of the best restaurants in the region. Meals are either served alfresco on the bougainvillea clad terrace on in the original dining room under the grand chandelier and faded family portraits.
Join one of the curated morning walks from the hotel, to witness the city as she slowly wakes.
Jaipur as a destination is always worth two if not a three night stay and Samode Haveli really does provide an excellent heritage boutique property right from the heart of the city, from which to explore the main sights.
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