The townhouse of the Samode family, this is another little gem, lying in the heart of Jaipur. Oozing charm and character, it is home to some fabulous frescoes and, with its pretty courtyards and leafy garden, it is difficult to believe that from this sanctuary you can stroll out into the bustling city streets. The bedrooms, some ingeniously created out of hidden parts of the palace, lie all over the rambling building and are superbly decorated, according to the owners’ impeccable taste – modern Rajasthani style at its best. Two of the suites are covered almost entirely in mirror-work from ceiling to floor and wall to wall. The exquisite swimming pool, with a beautiful poolside bar and supremely comfortable ‘salas’, is one of Jaipur’s finest and is a draw in itself. Perfectionists to the end, the family are constantly thinking up mouth watering new menus and looking for new wines to stock – any gourmet would be satisfied here.
The gentle and caring staff do their utmost to look after your every whim and, since the hotel does not allow groups, each guest receives constant attention and a sense of peace pervades the whole property. Waiting to welcome you, Samode Haveli is the only option for anyone wanting a delicious little boutique hotel in the middle of the old city.
Samode Haveli will be implementing the same practices as at Samode Palace and Bagh (where possible due to different position), as soon as their new restaurant is constructed. In the meantime, Samode Haveli is active in supporting and givingemployment to people from Samode Village and the villages around.
* Samode Hotels has its own charitable trust which helps the village panchayat to improve sanitation, education, medical and infrastructure. From every room sold 2% goes to the charitable trust. Some of the work done by the trust includes: providing invertors for electricity back up for the school at Samode; providing doctors kit and medical equipment to the Government Hospital; offering and providing financial help for medical treatment to villagers; the restoration and repair of the ancient village temple; providing milk and fruit distribution to students in the village schools as refreshments; providing water supplies to the village during the summer months when water becomes scarce; cleaning and maintaining the village roads since.
For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent,or the hotel direct.
Walk out into the narrow streets and madness of Jaipur’s old city for a visual feast of colour and chaos.
By train to Jaipur from Delhi, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Sawai Madhopur and Bombay.
By road from Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Ranthambore and Shekavati. Or by air to Jaipur from Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bombay and Calcutta.