- Shreyas Kulkarni
Jaipur is a magical vacation spot with all the striking features of a grand, historically rich city. From its elegant fairytale palaces to its powerful, imposing forts you’ll find eye-catching architectural wonders at every turn. After a long day of exploring the city, sampling the spicy cuisine and trying your hand at camel riding, you’ll want to get a good night’s rest to gear up for the next day’s adventure. Wherever your plans take you in Jaipur by day, we’ve hand-picked the best hotels for you to recharge at night.
Taj Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and for a few nights it can be your home too. Now operating as a luxurious hotel, the Palace welcomes its guests with pristine manicured gardens framing its stunning architecture. Inside you’ll find 79 rooms and stunningly restored suites, which once served as the Maharaja’s personal chambers. The rooms are swathed in rich fabrics and silk drapes of saturated shades, inspired by the colorful art and warm landscapes of Rajasthan. Every room is also outfitted with modern amenities, like a flat-screen TV, minibar, and personal safe. Guests will also find plenty of ways to occupy their time on the palace grounds: enjoy a relaxing massage at the Jiva Grande Spa, exercise at the hotel gym or practice yoga with the guidance of experienced gurus.
Taj Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road, Rambagh Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
+91 141 221 1919
Jaipur Friendly Villa
The Jaipur Friendly Villa is a lovely little award-winning hotel. They have four gorgeous rooms equipped with modern facilities. If you’re on a business trip or need to stay in touch with friends and family, they offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet 24 hours a day, and even the free use of a laptop computer. Guests can also relax outside on the villa’s two large terraces, one looking out over a lush green park, the other offering a sweet view of the flowers and foliage in the private garden. The staff is extremely well trained and lives up to the hotel’s ‘Friendly’ title; they’re also happy to arrange tours of the city on request.
Jaipur Friendly Villa, 27, Behind Shree Bhagirath Marriage Palace, Queens Rd, Veer Vihar, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan +91 979 909 0300
Bhola Bhawan Bed and Breakfast
Bhola Bhawan Bed and Breakfast is a quick 15-minute walk from some of Jaipur’s biggest attractions, like the Amber Fort and the Hawa Mahal. The rooms may lack the regal furnishings of the Rambagh Palace but they’re clean and equipped with everything you need for an up-to-date, comfortable stay in the city: their beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are excellent and well-maintained, the wardrobes are big and include a full size mirror, and there’s also free Wi-fi available to all guests. They also offer a series of in-house services like henna tattoos, massages, and local guides for touring the town.
Bhola Bhawan Bed and Breakfast, 21 Bhola Bhawan, Sangram Colony, C-Scheme, Jaipur +91 98290 18996
The Oberoi Rajvilas is a royal resort situated on 32 emerald acres of gorgeous gardens. This expansive hotel sports 71 air-conditioned rooms, all of which feature private minibars, phone lines, safes, writing desks, and LCD TVs. Their private bathrooms are all equipped with combination shower/tubs, jetted bathtubs, and plush designer toiletries. Beyond your room you’ll find a full-service spa where you’ll be pampered with soothing massages, body treatments, and facials. For guests who like to keep active, their acreage also includes tennis courts, a health club, and an outdoor swimming pool. After a refreshing day at the spa or an afternoon on the court, you can choose between two restaurants on the hotel grounds, both of which offer an exceptional fine dining experience.
Oberoi Rajvilas, Goner Rd, Paldi Meena, Jaipur, Rajasthan +91 141 268 0101
You’ll find the warmly inviting Hotel Madhuban just off the Jaipur Railway Station. Heading inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the hotel’s attractive, ornate furnishings; the second will be the cool rush of AC in you room as you flop onto your bed and turn on the Cable TV. Your room will also include a seating area for guests, as well as a private bathroom and shower which comes with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Certain rooms also feature an outdoor seating area, where you can simultaneously enjoy the weather and the free Wi-Fi on your personal devices. Their in-house restaurant serves scrumptious Rajasthani food, and the dedicated staff will do everything in their power to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This includes arranging tours to important sites around the city, many of which are easily reached on foot from the hotel’s convenient central location.
Hotel Madhuban, D-237, Bihari Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan +91 141 220 0033