The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur
What We Love
- The chance to stay in a former royal hunting lodge built for the maharaja of Jaipur
- Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Jackie O have all stayed here
- Stunning views of the Aravalli Hills at every turn
What To Know
- All suites feature private terraces
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- An intimate retreat with just 14 guestrooms
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Built in 1933 as a hunting lodge for the maharaja of Jaipur, this intimate Spanish-style retreat is home to just three rooms and 11 suites. Expect bold accents in the guestrooms — zebra print coffee tables, turquoise bed skirts, purple and white embroidered bedspreads — as well as private terraces that look out at the mountains (in the suites). The Dining Room serves Indian and Western buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but private poolside picnics and alfresco dinners can also be arranged. After trekking around the area, unwind with a massage at the spa, or retire to the Violet Lounge for after-hours cocktails and a game of pool.
In the Area
After you’ve spent time trekking in the forested hills, ask the hotel to arrange a visit to the nearby Bhangarh Fort. The abandoned 17th-century fort is said to be the most haunted place in India; visitors aren’t even permitted after dark. Jaipur is known as the city of fairs and festivals, so arrange your visit to coincide with one of the many celebrations: January’s Makar Sakranti celebrates kites, March’s Elephant Festival includes processions and polo matches, and October’s Diwali is the festival of light. In Jaipur get a feel for the frenetic buzz of the city center in the historic bazaars, which are set inside the walls of the old town. Start outside the Palace of the Winds complex and wend your way past shops hawking ornate camel leather shoes, handblock textiles, jewelry and other handicrafts.
How to Get There
myst carry swim suits ....good swim pool ....games are also available ...carry some basic eating stuff ....great space ...they have there own kitchen garden ..fresh vege awaiting for you ...very good chef and food ...
After several days on tour it was a welcome break to arrive here. Apart from the other couple we travelled with we were the only people staying here on the 1st night of our 3 night stay. We felt like very privileged house guests. The rooms are suite size as a standard and art deco lovers will be in heaven. The staff take great pride in their work, nothing was a problem and when one of the party was unwell they cared for him with special request meals and room service. The swimming pool and gardens are lovely and we really liked the fact they had a kitchen garden for the hotel. Lovely hotel snd would recommend for a weekend if you lived locally or as a decompression rest if you are touring india.
It's a relatively small property with around 14 rooms located at the outskirts of Jaipur a small village and old DAM. Have got awesome service hospitality from hospital staff..specially from Indresh and Mool Singh.
I stayed in suite and the room was quite spacious and luxurious
I would love to visit this place again as its peaceful and away from city rush.
The location is delightful, a wonderfully opportunity to unwind briefly midway through a hectic Golden Triangle tour. As other reviewers have mentioned meals were ok, rather than memorable, buffet style, but any shortcomings were compensated by the first class service. Room 102 although spacious was gloomy, lacking privacy as it looked onto the driveway, and admitted little natural light even after we managed to open the window shutters. By comparison with the outlook from many of the other rooms this was particularly disappointing. We really enjoyed a visit to the local village just a short walk along the lane, and recommend this if it can be arranged.
On a somewhat gruelling tour (Cox and King) of Golden Triangle in India it was a delight to come to the peace and serenity of this hotel. The rooms are fabulous absolutely huge. There is a pool and lovely seating areas to while away the time. The lodge is about a distance from Jaipur but it is worth it to experience the tranquility, excellent service and good food.