We were so thrilled to visit India after 2 years. This time aside from visiting family we also travelled a bit in Rajasthan. First up was Jaipur where we stayed at the beautiful Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur. This 290 year old heritage palace was built in the early 1700s by Majaraja Sawa Jai Singh 2. It’s original Rajput construction vibes and Art Deco vibes are very evident throughout the property.
RAAS Hotels is a Rajasthan-based boutique hospitality group that, while staying rooted in the
state’s incredible heritage and culture, offers a contemporary take on Rajput hospitality and vibe. They have 4 gorgeous properties all around Rajasthan! Each of RAAS’ 4 pet-friendly hotels are distinctly different from the other, offering experiences, within and outside of the property, which are thoroughly unique to them. RAAS Jodhpur is an artsy enclave that merges an 18th-century Marwari haveli with 21st-century architecture – within the walled city. RAAS Devigarh is a plush but minimal fort palace at a secluded spot in the Aravalli mountain range, 25 km from Udaipur. RAAS Chhatrasagar is a tented camp on a reforested 1,500-acre birder’s paradise, by the shore of a massive reservoir, 110 km from Jodhpur. And Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur, the newest member of RAAS hotels, is an eclectic regal space within Jaipur’s beating heart. So if you do visit Rajasthan and want to visit multiple locations RAAS hotels is a perfect choice especially with their RAAS hopper program wherein RAAS organizes the itinerary for you (along with lots of special amenities and extras!) to hop across their 4 stunning locations across Rajasthan.
What I loved most about Rajmahal Palace RAAS stunning heritage hotel was its eclectic decor that had the perfect mix of old-world culture and modern contemporary style.
Love how the entire property is tastefully splashed in colour (think hot pink and emerald green) and offset with period furniture and family heirlooms. On the exterior it still maintained it regal elegant look with the signature “Pink palace” look.
A noticeable design takeaway are the 48 different kinds of printed wallpaper, specially commissioned for the hotel, that cover the walls of every room, suite and public space. The prints are inspired by Jaipur icons such as the Hawa Mahal and are drawn from the royal family’s archives.
There were a total of 13 rooms and suites all furnished with a mix of family heirlooms and contemporary artefacts. We stayed in the Yuvraj suite and it sure felt like royalty, loved the stunning decor and aesthetic of this suite.
There are three restaurants and one bar offering a mix of Indian and international fare – The Colonnade, 51 shades of pink and Orient Occident; and the Polo Bar.
The Colonnade (indoor seating – above and outdoor seating – below)
51 Shades of Pink
We loved the gorgeous open-air Art Deco pool. It was the perfect place to start our busy Jaipur days.
Overall we had a wonderful stay at Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur and highly recommend it when you stay in Jaipur!
Disclaimer : This stay was in collaboration with Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.