Taj Jai Mahal Palace
What We Love
- Near Rajasthan's major attractions
- The spa, set in luxe tents, welcomes guests with an Indian footbath ritual
- Glam interiors befitting a palace
What To Know
- Standard rooms are simple and smaller than you’d expect in a palace
- Front rooms above the lobby face the new metro overpass
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Formerly the residence of Jaipur’s prime minister, this elegant pink and yellow palace, set in the heart of the city, has origins that go back to 1747. The meandering complex of regal rooms, pavilions and colonnades is surrounded by some of the finest Mughal gardens in India. The interior befits a palace: marble pillars and floors with inviting cream and pastel green hues.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms feature colonial-style furniture, miniature paintings and gold silks. Deluxe Rooms have marble floors and traditional Rajasthani decor, including original paintings by contemporary Indian artists or classical and mythological prints that depict ancient Rajput culture and heritage. Luxury rooms, some of which have private balconies, are decorated in the rich colors of Rajasthan: turquoise and red. Six Luxury Suites, styled in six unique themes, have a bedroom and sitting area. The bathrooms are modern and are stocked with Forest Essentials toiletries made in India from natural ingredients.
The sprawling lawn is a veritable theater. Yoga sessions are held there during the day, and come evening, palm readers and Rajasthani folk dancers mingle amid a human-size Indian-themed chess board. There’s also a seven-hole putting green and a gigantic outdoor pool. Cinnamon, the pan-Indian gourmet restaurant, creates an aura of regal celebration with its violet decor and specialties by request. Other venues include Marble Arch (multiple cuisines), Giardino (alfresco Italian), and the Frangipani (the palace barbeque and grill). Book the Baradari under the pavilion and indulge in an unforgettable private meal with outstanding views. At night the lit palace is magical.
In the Area
Take an elephant ride at the Amber Fort, one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan. It encompasses palaces and a temple and is located high on a hill with sweeping views. The Hawa Mahal, one of Jaipur’s most famous landmarks, translates as “Palace of the Winds” because it served as a screen wall that allowed women of the royal household to observe street activities unseen. Catch a Bollywood film at Theatre Rajmandir, a lavish meringue-shaped auditorium with mirror inlays that opened in 1976; be sure to see the light show in the foyer 30 minutes before the film begins.
How to Get There
Attended a conference at Taj Jai Mahal Palace two weeks back and had an amazing experience. Enjoyed this beautiful hotel and experienced #Tajness. It has got lovely ambience with beautiful gardens in the heart of the city.
Entire JMP team ensured that the conference should be smooth and the guests are delighted. Would like to thank each one of the staff for such a wonderful experience.
Though it’s a long list but just to name a few :- Islam, Kalvinder from Sales, entire Front Office team including Shiv, Yatharth, Komal, Alisha.
Rajendra Ji, Santosh Ji, Bhanu, Arihant and Aslam from Banquets and F&B Team.
Do not miss the Aslam tea whenever you are there.
Our small group tour was booked into the hotel for 3 nights. The desk had our twin room configured as a king, which took almost 90 minutes to resolve, and we thought our eventual room would benefit from a facelift, although it was clean with comfortable beds. The staff, however, was exceptional. I came down with “Delhi belly” on day 2 and had a frantic tuk-tuk ride through miserable traffic back to the hotel, which sent a car and a hotel employee down to the gate to meet me. She made sure I got back to my room and then advised housekeeping and the front desk to keep checking on me. When I came down with chills a housekeeper not only brought me an extra duvet, but also tucked me in! A few minutes later a space heater arrived. The desk periodically called and offered lemon water to ease the nausea and, when I emerged after 48 hours, saw to it that boiled rice and bananas were available as needed. I would have rated 5 stars based solely on the extraordinary care I received, but as noted by other reviewers, the rooms are getting tired. Nevertheless very highly recommended.
This is a beautiful Palace Hotel. He felt like royalty staying here. The room was wonderful and the breakfast was excellent. Service was very nice. Every night they had a folk dancing show that we participated in.
The hotel on first appearance is grand with opulent grounds and good facilities; pool (not heated so not useable in winter months), gym and spa. However, the rooms are small and tired and the whole hotel has a feeling of something that was once lovely but now is in need of a retouch. Our bathroom had mould in the shower and was ‘pokey’.
It was incredibly over priced for what you get, particularly given the many other much more boutique hotels in Jaipur. At £200 a night I would have expected a very different hotel room.
We were also unlucky that we had to travel during wedding season. The hotel failed to tell us that there would be weddings (very very loud) all through the weekend and that our bedroom was facing onto them, which left us no peace and quiet and having to wear ear plugs.
Finally, I needed to check out early to take my flight. The hotel would not allow us to check out the night before which meant I had to get up at 4am to leave time to check out and my friend who was leaving later in the day also had to get up at 4am so she could pay her half.
All in all if you are looking to stay at a large, grand hotel and are prepared to pay for the nose for that then this hotel is OK but if you are looking for a hotel that has clean and spacious rooms then I would look elsewhere. I travel a great deal and stay in truly wonderful hotels and would not recommend this as one to go back to.
We stayed at Taj Jai Mahal Palace for 1 night in their luxury room with sit-out. The rooms were very well maintained with all the amenities expected from Taj. The sit-out was a good place to sit in the sunlight during winters.
The staff were very helpful and explained all details about the hotel when we checked in. The gardens are huge with a large chess board, several gazebos and a fountain.
As it was also my birthday we were nicely surprised to see my room was decorated with flowers, balloons and a birthday cake was waiting on the table when we returned in the evening.
They also have a buggy ride and folk dances in the evening. In the morning there was the calming music of flute which could be heard all around the hotel. Really loved my stay here and would surely return.