Samode Haveli, Jaipur 
One of the most intimate hotel in Jaipur, Samode haveli is a hidden gem tucked behind the busy streets of Jaipur. The haveli was built 150 years ago and has since served as the suburban home of Samode’s royal family. Today the mansion has been beautifully restored as a heritage hotel offering extremely high levels of personalised service. The building oozes tremendous old world charm with its whitewashed courtyards, hand painted frescoes, antique furniture, secret staircases and family memorabilia adorning the walls. The guests rooms are built around the courtyard with each one having a unique design. The large and inviting swimming pool is a surprise in this old city hotel and perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring the pink city. 
Rating: First Class Heritage 
The small boutique mansion has just 38 rooms combing Deluxe rooms and various suites. Each of these is individually designed in traditional Rajasthani style and has either a private balcony or terrace facing the lovely swimming pool. Modern comforts such as mini bar, tea/coffee counters, satellite TV’s, climate control are available in every room and the state-of-the-art bathrooms are stocked with organic toiletries. The Sheesh Mahal Palace (palace of mirrors) is gorgeous with its glistening mirror work, curved arches and murals. 
Samode Haveli is located in the heart of the walled city of Jaipur and is very well connected with major Indian cities by air, rail or road. The area around the hotel has busy markets and many shops selling souvenirs. It is best explore these either by foot or tuk-tuks. 
The day at Samode Haveli can start with a guided walk or cycle ride which finish in time for breakfast. The local attractions of the city are located conveniently and Samode Haveli makes for a great base to discover palaces, temples and other architectural marvels. Evening entertainment usually includes Rajasthani folk dance performance with live music and puppet shows. 
The hotel has an excellent Ayurvedic Spa, fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool with day beds and a sundeck. There is a jacuzzi and also wading pool for children as well as a Jacuzzi. The spa has treatments rooms and a sauna offering a wide range of massages. There are beautiful gardens, courtyards and terraces. 
The former dining hall of the royal family is now converted into Haveli’s main restaurant. The room has beautiful frescoes and cuisine is a choice between international cuisine and the traditional Rajasthani food. The meals can also be taken in spacious courtyards especially in the evening when it is nice and pleasant. 
Tailored Journeys recommends: Book Sheesh Mahal for honeymoons and special occasions, schedule an afternoon for a deep tissue massage and start the day with an indulgent champagne breakfast! 
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