5.0
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What We Love

  • Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Grounds
  • Lusciously landscaped gardens with ponds, fountains, temples and onion dome pavilions for lounging
  • Over-the-top but discreet service (there are staffers employed solely to shoo pigeons from the pool)
  • There's a four-poster bed and a sunken bathtub overlooking a private walled garden in every room
  • The extensive spa menu, featuring massages, facials, yoga and ayurvedic treatments
  • Being on the outskirts of Jaipur, the resort feels like its own destination

What To Know

  • The hotel is well suited for couples as well as families, and it's a popular honeymoon destination
  • Jaipur and its attractions are about five miles away, but traffic can be challenging
  • For the least amount of hassle, book a private car and guide to get around
  • The resort has two restaurants on-site, one serving international food, the other Indian cuisine
  • The hotel asks that guests tip only at the end of their stay, to simplify the process

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

An opulent garden- and fountain-strewn 32-acre resort built around a 250-year-old temple

The Look

Located five miles outside the walled pink city of Jaipur, the Oberoi Rajvilas sprawls across 32 acres of lushly landscaped garden and orchard crisscrossed with pools and fountains. It was built to resemble a Mughal emperor’s walled palace, and no detail was overlooked. There’s a 250-year-old temple located on a small island, and even the swimming pool is majestic, with onion dome pavilions in lieu of umbrellas and water spurting from the trunks of marble elephants. Speaking of elephants, you’ll see plenty of them here. Guests are greeted by a painted elephant and his mahout, as well as a camel, and it’s not uncommon to see peacocks strutting around the property.

Bed and Bath

The 71 guestrooms are just as splendid as the public spaces, featuring colonial touches such as four-poster beds and other finely crafted furniture, as well as Mughal details including marble floors and latticed windows. All the rooms feature white Italian marble bathrooms with sunken marble tubs that overlook a private walled garden, and butler service is available around the clock. Premier Rooms feature a dressing room with a walk-in closet, and Luxury Tents have timber flooring, block-printed and hand-embroidered fabrics, and a private patio with lounge beds.

Beyond

There are two dining options on-site. Both are superb, but the most memorable experience is the four-course dinner menu at Rajmahal. Biryani and an assortment of curries and breads are served on a silver platter, and guests can learn a thing or two about Tandoori cooking by peering into the display kitchen. For recreation there’s tennis and pitch-and-putt golf. For relaxation the spa offers a long list of indulgent treatments that the hotel likes to call “experiences” and “rituals”; try bathing in a tub of milk and rosewater, or having warm oil dripped onto your forehead. If you’re too relaxed to walk back to your room, you can be carried there in the resort’s horse-drawn carriage.

In the Area

Take an elephant ride to the top of the Amber Fort to see this sprawling complex of marble and pink sandstone palaces and gardens. Indulge at the in-house spa; try a specialty bath, such as milk and rosewater or purifying neem tea, or a body treatment such as pomegranate orange exfoliation. Head into Jaipur and bargain for textiles and pottery, or pick up stylish jewelry at the Gem Palace, which also has an outpost at Barneys New York. Head to the magnificent City Palace, the former home of Jaipur’s ruling family, which is surrounded by a breathtakingly beautiful high wall. Cool off at the hotel’s majestic outdoor pool, which is surrounded by marble elephants and lush gardens. Peacock sightings are also common.

How to Get There

The Oberoi Rajvilas
Goner Road
Jaipur, 303012 India

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1713 Reviews
Magical Journey
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the moment we entered the hotel until the time we departed, our experience here was just magical. While the hotel public areas, gardens, villas and restaurants were top-notch, the true highlight was the staff. Every single staff member made a point to interact with us and support our stay. We enjoyed breakfast each morning and dinners two evenings in the Indian restaurant. High tea with masala and local snacks was a treat by the pool. The cooking class with the master chef followed by dinner was just WOW. The tented villa was lovely...we enjoyed coffees and teas on our secluded patio and we watched Indian movies with popcorn after dinner each night, compliments of the hotel. The spa facilities are also quite nice; I used the steam and plunge pool each morning following my workout. I can honestly say there is NOTHING the hotel could have done to make my stay more enjoyable...simply sublime in every way.

Suoerb
Reviewed 7 days ago

There’s a reason why this is the top hotel and that is down to the general manager and his staff. It is a beautiful property with lovely rooms no matter what level you stay at. It’s a garden paradise, quite dark at night so you may need the torch to navigate to the restaurants. We really loved our gourmet Indian meal; the best we had at 4 Oberois. Well done Varun and his team. Breakfast is calm and lovely and any minor hiccup is dealt with immediately with courtesy and apologies. We were celebrating a special anniversary and the team were lovely towards us with special gifts and a great welcome. A wonderful hotel in our favourite Indian city. Don’t even think about the Taj Rambargh Palace - it’s not in the same league service wise. Enjoy!

Outstanding 6 star luxury hotel in Jaipur
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed with rose petals to this gorgeous property,The service is beyond words,to describe the professionalism,courteous warmth that the staff and management provide us.The restaurants are unique with excellent cuisine,Abby the Hotel General Manager and his staff need special recognition for making our stay a memorable experience.

One of the best
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no hesitation in saying that I love staying at the Oberoi Hotels since they have taken hospitality, care and warmth to a different level and others will struggle to come anywhere close. I have also had the fortune of staying now the 4th time with the GM, Abhishek Sharma, at one of his managed properties and within the Oberoi Group and with luxury hotels in general, he is one of the best.
We (my wife, daughter and I) stayed over for 2 nights and the period coincided with our Anniversary. We had a wonderful stay made fantastic with all the little touches and thoughtfulness of the staff.
This is a massive, luxurious property - immaculately maintained. We stepped out just twice during the stay since its a property to enjoy.
Checkin was a breeze. It was a joy to get into a room wherein someone had taken the trouble to make chocolates with the logos of my organisations where I had worked. Such a nice gesture and my wife and daughter were even more touched by it. The room (facing the pool) was very nice, large and every amenity was available.
We had Breakfast, a lunch and 2 dinners at the resort and every meal was very nice - great food and immaculate service.
The Oberoi is the little touches and the warmth - nothing is too much...Writing "Happy Anniversary in flowers outside the room makes you delighted !!!!"
A small example of going beyond - " On the day when we were leaving (and we had a 4 hour trip to Delhi back), my daughter was not feeling well. I asked one of the service staff to get me a plastic bag in case she were to throw up. They got me one, then a 2nd and then finally a 3rd till they believed that I would be really happy with what they got me.
Lastly, Abhishek is someone who is so passionate about what he does - he is out leading by example and no matter if you are a regular or a first time visitor to the property, the welcome and care is beyond words.
Forget about time, get lost and enjoy your stay because you will miss it when you leave.

Another different but equally stunning Oberoi hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful grounds - 35 acres of stunning manicured oasis. Lovely single story properties. Atmospheric places in the grounds and very special at night. Wonderful staff - personable and efficient. The Oberoi hotels, which are all different in style, are classed as 5* but they are certainly 6*. I wish we could have stayed here for longer and, unfortunately, we will never return to India so will be unable to relive this excellent experience. Pricey but worth paying more for.