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Jaipur, enthralling, historical and Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. Founded in AD 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’. With broad avenues and spacious gardens, the city is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthan jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are a treasure-trove for the shoppers. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Because of the blooming tourism in the city, Jaipur has a lot of 5 star hotels. Those hotel brands which do not manage a hotel in India are coming into the city marking their first property in India (e.g. Six Senses). Take a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels in Jaipur.
10. ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
ITC Rajputana, located at a distance of 500 metres from the city centre, celebrates the spirit of Rajput palaces in the modern idiom. This was once the the estate of Prime Minister of Jaipur was later built into this hotel. The hotel consists of 218 guest rooms and suites feature marble or wooden flooring and the suites offer views of the surrounding area. Peshawri serves North-Western Frontier cuisine, while Jal Mahal offers a buffet spread of Indian and International dishes. The 24-hour coffee shop, The Jaipur Pavilion has a menu of Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. There is also a lobby bar and poolside lounge. Kaya Kalp Spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a steam room, sauna, fitness centre, hair salon and a business centre are some of the facilities provided at the hotel.
Hotel Website: ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
9. DoubleTree by Hilton Jaipur Amer
DoubleTree by Hilton Jaipur Amer is located on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway offering sweeping mountain views of the picturesque Aravali Range. The hotel features 151 guest rooms and suites offering mountain views. Dining options include The Amber Kitchen – an all-day dining restaurant serving live kitchens and serving a variety of local, North Indian, and international cuisines, Onyx Lounge – an open-air bar and lounge connected to The Amber Kitchen offering views of the Aravali Hills and Rooftop Bar – serving hot and cold beverages along with finger food with views of the mountains (You will get views of the surrounding mountains from every corner of the hotel, haha). A rooftop outdoor swimming pool, a gym, spa, tea lounge, children’s area and event spaces are the facilities present in the hotel.
Hotel Website: DoubleTree by Hilton Jaipur Amer
8. Le Méridien Jaipur Resort and Spa
Le Méridien Jaipur Resort and Spa is centred amid a picturesque landscape in Kukas near Jaipur. The 126 guest rooms, suites and villas are fitted with rich wood and panelling and features high ceilings. Guests can head to Latest Recipe for their meals, or have traditional Rajput cuisine at Surva Vilas, which is located by the garden and poolside. Refreshing drinks are offered at Madeira-A and Palki Bar. A spa, fitness centre, meeting/banquet spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, a tour desk and Airport shuttle are some of the facilities provided by the hotel.
Hotel Website: Le Méridien Jaipur Resort and Spa
7. Trident, Jaipur
Trident Jaipur is located en route to the famous Amber Fort and offers stunning views of the Mansagar Lake and Jal Mahal. The hotel consists of 132 guest rooms and suites which are tastefully appointed that offer either lake or garden views. Poolside barbecues can be enjoyed at The Verandah while Jal Mahal offers hearty buffets in elegant Indian-style interiors. Mansagar is ideal for an after-meal cocktail or nightcap. The hotel features Trident Kids’ Club, a private, supervised play area for the little stars. Other facilities include a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a business centre and fitness centre.
Hotel Website: Trident, Jaipur
6. Marriott Jaipur Hotel
Marriott Jaipur Hotel is located in the commercial area of Ashram Marg, a 10-minute drive from Jaipur Airport. The hotel mixed tradition with modernity. The 366 guest rooms and suites offer either pool views or city views. Dining options include Okra, an all-day dining global restaurant while Saffron serves contemporary Indian delights. The hotel also has a pastry shop on site, Jaipur Baking Company where guests can enjoy from a selection of gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads and a variety of coffees. Marriott Jaipur has a fully equipped business centre, a tour desk, a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool with kids’ pool, The Palms Spa and 28,911 square feet of total event space.
Hotel Website: Marriott Jaipur Hotel
5. Alila Fort Bishangarh
Perched magnificently upon a granite hill and offering a 360-degree view of Rajasthani landscape, Alila Fort Bishangarh is located in Bishangarh Village in Jaipur district, approximately 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. The 59 rooms and suites offer mountain views. Amarsar is the all-day dining venue that serves a unique Thala breakfast, a la carte breakfast, international lunch and dinner menus featuring age-old traditional recipes inspired by the Silk Route, as well as the Alila To Eat, in-room dining menu. Spa Alila, meetings in the style of Shahpura Dynasty, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, fitness centre, children’s playground and garden are present are Alila Fort Bishangarh.
Hotel Website: Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur
4. Devi Ratn – IHCL Seleqtions, Jaipur
Stretched 20 acres across the foot of the Aravalli mountains, Devi Ratn – IHCL Seleqtions’ sprawling architecture is inspired by the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory and the coral pink reception with a domed ceiling ensures that. All of the 63 soundproofed guest rooms and suites have paisley walls, terrazzo floors and day-beds by Jharokas with lattice-work and offer spectacular view of the Aravalis. Vyom, the all-day dining restaurant is an 18-feet pillared, vivid high-rise that serves contemporary Indian and Italian fare, both indoors and alfresco. The bar called Mandala virtually serves up its own constellation with its mirrored ceiling, skylight and neon tables. Step out and experience Jal, a pool-side cafe where you can savour finger-food and drinks with majestic views. The Machan is located at its highest vantage point for unique dining experience tuned with music, lamps and the glorious Aravalis. A spa, a gymnasium, adventure activities, indoor games, an infinity swimming pool overlooking the lush summit and multiple meeting venues are the facilities present at this hotel.
Hotel Website: Devi Ratn – IHCL Seleqtions, Jaipur
3. Fairmont, Jaipur
Fairmont Jaipur lies in the Kukas region of Jaipur district, away from the hustle & clamour of the city and gleaming under the watchful eyes of the Aravali Hills. The hotel has been built in the tradition of region’s grand Mughal palaces. The 245 Guest Rooms including 7 imperial suites at Fairmont Jaipur are bespoke residences that exude classic heritage influences. Dining options include Zoya, an all-day dining restaurant with international and Rajasthani cuisines, Zarin that serves royal cuisines of India. Guests can enjoy drinks at Aza, an award-winning library bar and tea at Anjum with a local twist. Ruhab Spa offers customised therapies for the twelve Zodiac signs. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, 90,000 square feet of convention space and a fitness centre are present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Fairmont, Jaipur
2. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
The Oberoi Rajvilas, spread over 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with traditional architecture, flaming mashaal torches and reflection pools, is located on Goner Road. The 71 guest rooms, suites and villas offer garden views and some feature private pools also. Available for all-day dining, Surya Mahal & Courtyard serves international dishes and fine wines. Rajmahal restaurant offers Indian specialities for dinner, while wines and spirits are available at Rajwada Library Bar. Facilities include a gym, The Oberoi Spa with authentic, pink lime plaster walls and traditional Rajasthani design features, salon, an outdoor swimming pool and a tour desk are present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
1. The Leela Palace, Jaipur
The Leela Palace Jaipur draws inspiration from Rajasthan’s royal heritage and is an elegant reflection of modern palatial grandeur and an epitome of true Indian luxury. Located amidst tranquil environs near the Amber fort on Delhi-Jaipur highway, the hotel is set on over 8 acres of landscaped gardens, against the majestic backdrop of the Aravalli range. The 200 guest rooms, suites and villas (some with private plunge pool) are tastefully appointed. Sukh Mahal is an all-day dining restaurant serving international and local cuisine with an interactive live kitchen concept to suit every palate. Architecturally inspired from the Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort in Jaipur, Mohan Mahal is lit up only with candles and its mirror décor lends an atmosphere of refined elegance. Jharokha is a perfect combination of a lounge and bar offering array of coffees and cocktails. Overlooking the Aravalli Hills, Hawa Mahal, the rooftop restaurant offers a distinctive ‘Under the Stars’ dining experience. It is an ideal place to enjoy the weather and scrumptious grills along with your family and friends. Facilities include banquet venues spread over 50,000 square feet, a fitness centre, an outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool, a salon and a tour desk. Holistic Wellness Spa offers treatments that are tailored to your unique needs, and focus on delivering four distinctive benefits — Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew.
Hotel Website: The Leela Palace, Jaipur
Featured image by The Leela Palace Jaipur
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