Samode Haveli

Gangapole, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India | 4 star hotel
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Floating to the Call of the Azan

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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No-one wanted to go to a spice shop. "It's on the other side of town" muttered Ravi. "Do you REALLY need to buy MORE spices?" groaned Alan unhelpfully. Needless to say, Alan is not overly fond of curry.

I ignored the protest. After all, I had mentioned this request on many occasions. We had done very little shopping and the purchase of …

Hot Palaces: Jal & Hawa Mahals & Pink City Palace

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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At the near end of our tour we were becoming jaded with sightseeing. It is no criticism of the tour or of any of the wonderful tourist attractions we were privileged to visit in India. I think all tourists after many weeks of travel are like us, just about "over it" for the time as far as sightseeing goes.

THE JAL MAHAL

"Touted …

Hot Forts, Hot Palaces: Amber Fort

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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A platinum sun blasted naked white heat as we walked toward the Samode Haveli foyer where Ravi and our driver Ajay were to pick us up for our day's tour of the famous Amber Fort, the Pink City and Jaipur's City Palace. It was stifling, not a breath of air greeted us and as usual, neither did Ravi and Ajay - well, for at least another twenty …

The Best Exotic Samode Haveli

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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I decided to write "The Best Exotic Samode Haveli" as a stand alone entry as our experience in staying at this haveli was one of the real highlights of our visit to Jaipur - which is really saying something as there are such a large number of wonderful forts, palaces, temples and other fascinating sites in and around this colourful city. It may …

Introducing Rajasthan: Land of the Kings

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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Ubiquitous, tethered water buffalo lined the highway leading to the city of Jaipur. Fat and seemingly content, these magnificent black glossy cattle lead a relatively happy life in India. Being regarded as a sacred animal in a largely Hindu state, they are at least safe from slaughter. All appeared to be well cared for, well fed and frequently …

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Gangapole, Jaipur, is near Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Shesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSamode Haveli Jaipur

    Reviewed by crowdywendy

    Bliss - A Wonderful Secret Haveli in Jaipur

    Reviewed Jul 18, 2012
    by (11 reviews) Crowdy Head, New South Wales, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

    The Samode Haveli was one of the highlights of our visit to Jaipur. The splendid architecture, beautifully restored and detailed rooms and restaurant were breathtaking. The old Haveli itself was a fascinating tourist attraction. Staff was excellent, as were the wonderful facilities. Highly recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by yvonne-richard

    Heritage Heaven!

    Reviewed Oct 11, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    EXCELLENT!!! Couldn't be better. Fab food, fab pool, fab room fab people!!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Samode Haveli Jaipur

    Enjoyable stay

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    A surprisingly secluded and quiet hotel in the bustle of Jaipur. Our room was beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable.

    I think they do a very good job

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    I was a bit worried about this hotel when I saw it lying at number six on Trip Advisor listings. I am glad to say though all my concerns were blown away when we arrived.

    Sheesh Mahal

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    The Sheesh Mahal room we stayed in at the Samode Haveli was perhaps the most amazing hotel room I had ever stayed. OK you don't get the facilities or service like you do in a Suite @ the Oberois Amar Vilas in Agra [which will cost you over a 1000pn], but what you get is a real sense of history. I won't go on to describe it, the room is literally beyond words.

    If you are going to stay at this Hotel [The food and the service is OK too] you have to stay in one of the two Sheesh Mahal's. They are more expensive than the others, but they are worth it.

    Heritage Dream

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    Arrival at the beautiful courtyard via the Elephant steps/ramp, this quiet and peaceful area is a direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of the steets of Jaipur. Booked in and shown our rooms, very colonial with four poster bed, painted murals, deep marble bath. Service at the courtyard resturant and rooms excellent, though the evening menue was lacking in a choise of Indian food. (We do not travel all the way to India just to eat Continental food). The outside gardens and pool area we well mainiained, quiet and relaxing.

    Would recommend staying at this small quiet city centre Hertiage Hotel.

    Not as good as people say

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    We stayed at the Samode Haveli for two nights in mid October. When we arrived we were greeted by a middle aged (male) surly receptionist. His attitude appeared to be that he was doing us a favour by letting us stay in his hotel. We had booked a deluxe suite - all I can say was that the room was large - but the bed was extremely uncomfortable (like a brick) and the fittings basic to say the least.

    Worrest hotel in india

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    HI readers i m an exporter from usa and i come to india very often this year i visited the pink city the city was beutifull but the hotel was terrible no fecilites wat so ever.

    Fantastic hotel, strongly recommended

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    We stayed for 3 nights at the Samode Haveli in July 2005. Everything about this hotel was perfect: the rooms are beautiful (the maharadjah's portrait hangs over your bed), the swimming pool is pure heaven, especially after a hot, tiring day of visits, great for laps, and has a jacuzzi in the middle, but most of all, the food is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, the best we've had in our 3 weeks trip in India. We had planned to go to other places to eat but once we tried the hotel restaurant, we just could not go anywhere else.

    Beware of the food

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    This was a delightful hotel, with beautiful rooms and a very peaceful atmosphere. However we were violently ill there and had to call a doctor who prescribed 5 different medicines and told us to eat only bananas and yoghurt which we did for the rest of our 'holiday'. Now home, I have still not recovered and will not visit India again. We know the problem was at the hotel because we did not eat anything anywhere else. I would advise people to avoid rice and anything which could have been reheated.

    Charming place to stay

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    Tired from the train my husband and I arrived at teh Samode Haveli. Our room was charming - made out of a former courtyard. As it was January we were delighted that a heater had been provided as it was colder inside than out. WE had lunch by the pool and peeked into the dining room which was most beautfully decorated. Fantastic hot luxurious shower as well

    All in all, we very much hope to be able to return when the weather is a bit warmer and we can enjoy the outdoor facilities a bit more

    Lovely charming

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    This was an absolutely delightful surprise a beautiful charming well kept hotel located inside the walls of the pink city. All of the hustle and bustle of the city is right outside the gates, but inside a peaceful garden and pool area. We visited in January 2003 and this is one place we plan on returning too in June 2005 for a more extened stay to enjoy the peace and quiet and charm of this hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Samode Haveli Jaipur

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding