Perfect portrayal of India’s regal past
Harking back to the princely past in Rajasthan which had its heyday in the 18th century, The Oberoi Rajvilas is a recreated fort of a Rajput prince. Located outside the exotic and fascinating city of Jaipur, it is a luxury resort with a gracious manner, elegant service and singular tranquility.
Set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens studded with reflection pools and pavilions, it contains guest rooms, luxury tents and villas that are situated around private courtyards.
The interiors of the guest rooms feature marble baths and flooring, four-poster beds and balconies looking out on the lush courtyards. Amenities include the full range of hi-tech gadgetry including satellite TV, Internet access, CD and DVD players, as well as the usual luxury accoutrements such as bathrobes, refrigerators and minibars.
There are fourteen air-conditioned Rajasthani luxury tents which are finished with teak floors and claw-foot tubs. Tent guest can relax in their private walled garden and outdoor deck.
For the ultimate in luxury, there are several villas which have a master bedroom and guest bedroom, private pool and garden, dining room and kitchenette.
Dining is another romantic adventure. The Surya Mahal and Courtyard serves both international and India specialties. Guests can choose to dine under the stars in the courtyard with entertainment of traditional Indian music and dance.
There is a fine Oberoi spa with spa suites adorned with hand-painted frescoes. Holistic treatments drawing on both East and West are offered. Guests can unwind in the steam room, sauna and whirlpool or rejuvenate with a session of yoga. A fully equipped gym, swimming pool and tennis courts are also available.
The Oberoi Rajvilas
Location: Goner Road, Jaipur, India; 13 miles from the Jaipur airport.
Luxury style: An amazing honeymoon destination, suitable for families traveling with children. Retirees will appreciate the convenience of the hotel car for expeditions. For anyone who has ever perused an Indian miniature or had their imagination stimulated by a carpet, this is the place for you.
What we’ve heard: Service is so attentive that it might be distracting for some guests not used to having their every whimsy taken seriously. But most guests will enjoy the pampering.