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
I love this place. It is such a colorful, stunning universe that it will make you wonder if you perhaps travelled in time- just not sure if to the past or the future. But stunning everything aside- what makes this place the most special hotel I have ever staid in, is the people that work here. From the concierge to the cleaners, every single person made sure we were in heaven. Everything was possible, we never even once heard the word "no", the food was delicious, little gifts awaited us in our room and the whole place felt like home in the best possible way. This place is a gem. Do yourself a favor, go and visit.
Complete your Jaipur trip with another highlight place , 51 Shades of Pink Restaurant in Sujan Rajmahal Palace. Even you are not hotel guest, you can book for breakfast. Fantastic decoration in pink, superb service & good taste (of course real international taste) of breakfast.
We had an amazing time at the restaurant for our lunch, the place was extremely beautiful and its like living in the english vibes in the City of Jaipur, the decoration of each area was on point and very unique and its one kind of a experience place to visit in Jaipur!
The hotel is nice fresh colorful, good place to stop for coffee or foods, we’re here for lunch as we not hungry so we just order appetizers, my daughter order tuna tata and I had mushroom truffle soup.
Daughter seem to be happy with her dish, as my soup supposed to be mushroom truffle but when I had first spoonful and a second and the third ( to make sure ) I don’t taste or smell any truffle at all, I asked the waiter he took my soup away come back with the new bowl with a perfect tease and I can smell truffle.
The thing is, their is no explanation and apology from the staff or chef, the place feel so cold no Hart with nice decoration.
So we if want to check in with beautiful decorations I recommend but that’s it, don’t expect for a nice warm welcome service.
When we ask for check and gave credit card, the guy come back said your card not working!!! We said our card is working fine and shouldn’t be any problems with it why don’t you check your mechanic, they’re tried and somehow can’t manage, we have to give different card at the end, what happened if we don’t have another card ? ( the card never have any problems anywhere else ) and now a days who carry much cash?
So please check your mechanics, warm welcome will be appreciate from customers.
This is the first day and the first meal in Jaipur and we choose this restaurant as a lunch. The place is extremly beautiful by the building, color and decoration. When we arrive there is no one in the restaurant yet so we cam choose wherever we want to sit. The food is expensive but it is reasonable.for their service, quality and place. If you want to feel the luxury of Indian life style.please visit this place