Nestled in the heart of the bustling pink city of Jaipur, India lies the magnificent Samode Haveli, a luxurious and lovingly restored boutique hotel that effortlessly blends the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan with modern amenities and world-class hospitality.
Featured in our recent Journal article 48 Hours in Jaipur, this stunning 19th-century mansion has been meticulously restored to its former glory, and it now serves as an oasis of tranquility and elegance, welcoming discerning travelers from around the world.
All 39 bedrooms at this 300-year-old property are surrounded by a series of beautifully decorated courtyards and gardens, with architectural elements offering the complete feel of Rajasthan’s design heritage: an abundance of fresco work, Kashmiri-style rugs, mosaic floors, dramatic scalloped archways with lotus accents, and small wooden doors with iron rivets (used in days gone by to fend off elephant attacks). Tique furniture, velvet drapes, golden-threaded pillows, and original artifacts keep the vibe truly regal — as does the excellent service.
“My favorite place at Samode Haveli is the breakfast room, which is tiled with chips of mirror in Mogul patterns. There are also little alcoves and heavy colonial-era furniture–a glorious throwback environment in which to have your morning dosa.” Hanya Yanigahara
The hotel's restaurant serves an incredible array of traditional Rajasthani cuisine and international flavours within beautiful frescoed interiors. The chefs use only the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques to create dishes that are bursting with flavor and aroma. Guests can choose to dine in the elegant former banqueting hall, the tranquil courtyard, or by the poolside, all of which offer a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Afternoon tea in the regal veranda lounge is soothing and meditative as you relax and watch the gentle world go by. Cocktails or a meal by the grand pool is a luxurious indulgence as you lie back in the comfortable salas or day beds that are strewn with large, regal bolsters.
Samode Haveli rightly deserves its place as a gem in the crown of Jaipur's up-and-coming hospitality scene. Its unique blend of traditional Rajasthani architecture, world-class amenities, and exceptional service make it a top choice for adventurous and discerning travellers who want to experience the traditional cultural heritage of Rajasthan, while enjoying the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel. Whether you are visiting Jaipur for the first time or you are a frequent traveller to the city, a stay at Samode Haveli is an experience that you will never forget.
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