SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur – Relais & Chateaux
What We Love
- The opulent maximalist decor, courtesy of designer Adil Ahmad (original details include mirrored doors and ceilings, over-the-top chandeliers, an original marble staircase and the regal Art Deco–era swimming pool)
- The "Pink City" of Jaipur is one of India's most captivating places
- The spa is fit for a maharaja: massages are performed in rooms decked out with mirrored doors, richly detailed wallpaper, and classic paintings
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The over-the-top decor might not be for everyone
- 24-hour dining on the romantic Collonade, the palace's former veranda
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally conceived by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh as a private palace for his wife Chandra Kanwar Ranawati, this magnificent gem in the heart of Jaipur, the dreamy capital of Rajasthan, offers the chance to feel as if you’re living in a fairy tale, at least for a few days. Acclaimed designer Adil Ahmad was tasked with coaxing the palace back to its original glory while infusing it with a modern sensibility, and the result is like a jewel box, gleaming with rich, gemlike colors and intricate textures. Marvel at original details like mirrored doors and ceilings, over-the-top chandeliers, an original marble staircase and a regal Art Deco–era swimming pool lined with lanterns and flanked by manicured gardens. As for the guestrooms, well, minimalism has no place here. Expect vibrant patterned wallpapers, traditional Indian artworks, crystal chandeliers, vases holding fresh flowers, and silk cushions bright as the saris you’ll see throughout the country. Similarly, forget the pared-back Zen serenity spa trend. Here, guests are immersed in an environment fit for a maharaja, with massages performed in rooms decked out with mirrored doors, richly detailed wallpaper and classic paintings. Dining is another regal experience, whether you settle in for afternoon tea on the elegant veranda, take lunch in the 51 Shades of Pink dining room (inspired by a 1952 Vogue shoot by iconic photographer Norman Parkinson) or live it up at the Orient Occident, the grand dining room, which features gilded mirrors, soaring ceilings and original artworks.
In the Area
The state of Rajasthan epitomizes the India of collective fantasy, a land of palaces, forts and breathtaking landscapes, and the Pink City of Jaipur is indisputably the jewel in its crown. To gain an appreciation for both its history and its modern personality, head to the Birla Temple, a contemporary white marble marvel situated below the Moti Dungri Fort and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the goddess Lakshmi. Then check out the Hawa Mahal, a pink sandstone tower built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable the women of the royal household to watch the life of the city unseen by the public. The views of the city from the rooftop are sure to light up your Instagram feed. A fun way to traverse the city is on two wheels; sign up with local outfit Cyclin’ Jaipur, leisurely tours that enable you to experience both the iconic sights and the vibrant street life of the city. Be sure to sample some of India’s most delicious vegetarian food, including that Rajasthani staple the thali plate; LMB restaurant dishes up some of the city’s best.
How to Get There
Our favorite hotel ever. the most magical and immaculate hotel in the world with the most personality and detail. Every room is different and tells a story! The staff was amazing.The manager was incredibly helpful and kind! He even upgraded us to the most beautiful suite.
Both of the concierge gentleman working the morning and night shift couldn’t have been more friendly and awesome. We really appreciate all of their help and kindness.
Most of all, we can’t thank Sid enough for all of the help and recommendations. If you ever visit the palace, please talk to Sid about Jaipur, he is so knowledgeable.
This palace was a dream... we can’t wait to return!
We spent three days and two nights at the Rajmahal Palace. Oh my, this place is absolutely beautiful. Every room is so unique and the decoration is on point. It is a very eclectic, Wes Anderson movie type of decor. The breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented, specially the juices. We chose this property mainly because of the decor and we loved it was a small property (13 rooms I believe). Service was excellent, they truly made us feel like royalty. I read some reviews complaining about the trains at night, seriously we slept like a log, did not hear anything at night. If you do not stay here, I would definitely reccommend making breakfast/lunch or dinner reservations, this place should not be missed.
This hotel is a living museum. It is still owned by the Riyals of Jaipur. The British Royals and Jackie o Kennedy used to stay here. The lobby is very grand and opulent. There are a unique collection of photographs of Royalties and celebrities that came to stay here. Rooms, service and dining were exceptional. The suites are incredible and the GM is unique and charismatic. Very personalised service. There is a huge garden with beautiful views.
I will always be grateful to the lovely people at this magnificent property frankly in all of India.
Due to my safety and security I had to check out from Rambagh Palace a horrific place and was fortunate to be able to stay in this true palace which was recently renovated by a very famous architect.
The service was impeccable, the food was simply fabulous, the service was the finest service I have ever received. I did not want to leave and to think the travel operator never put this on my list. Do not book with Banyan Tours they will rip you off and you will end up hating your time in India because they don't give a damn. Say no to Banyan Tours supposedly a Virtuoso company.
I was very ill coming from the horrific Taj property which I would never in my life stay at one...ever they steal you blind and treat you with disrespect and Manpreet helped to save my life as he was the night manager and he called a legitimate not a scam doctor like at Taj who took care of me for 4 days until I could get back on my feet.
I did not want to check out as this was the most beautiful true palace I have ever seen in the world and it felt like home to me.
Incredibly luxurious property with great staff ready to pamper you througout your stay. Every room is unique. We had the Resident suite which was huge and well decorated. High tea was pure joy in the Colonnades, and the pink room was great for breakfast. Tour guide Vijaay was excellent and friendly, highly recommended, but renting a car with the hotel for the day was a bit expensive. Anyway this is one of the jewels of Rajasthan, go for it