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
Sometimes you pay a little bit more for a great service. This is the case. Beautiful and small hotel (I believe no more than 11 rooms). Extremely attentive staff. The hotel has a lot of memories, pictures, books, etc to learn more about India and Jaipur. This is a hotel to enjoy time with family, friends or you ("me time"). If you are in a rush or a business trip … I do not believe that you can truly get the most of Sujan Palace. Food was good and again service top notch. If I travel again to Jaipur, I ‘d love to stay again in this beautiful and unique place.
Our travel agent recommended this property very highly; and we took their word with some hesitation.
Undoubtedly amongst the top of what Jaipur has to offer; we had stayed in almost all of them in the past.
This was like a Royal personal property; just for us. Rooms. Food. Service. Ambience. All grand. Extremely attentive and responsive.
Had a great 3 night break; a break our family enjoyed thoroughly.
Awesome service and beautiful people. the food and the architecture is really worth an experience. must visit if you traveling to Jaipur. the building and the interiors are really commendable and can truly experience the royality of Jaipur.