Need to know
50, including 30 suites.
2pm. Earliest check-in, noon, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $98.88 (INR6,900), excluding tax at 28 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast.
The whole of Jaipur was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales in 1876 – its fit-for-royalty rosy glow was the colour of hospitality.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gym, car park. In rooms: TV, DVD player, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, tea and coffee kit.
Our favourite rooms
The rooms are spread out across different parts of the grounds (which span various courtyards, buildings, terraces and gardens) and the family still occupy some of them. We particularly love the lofty ceilings, pink walls, freestanding bath tub and four-poster bed in Deluxe Suite 109. For something completely different, check out the Sheesh Mahal Suite – it’s a low-roofed, 200-year-old ‘palace of mirrors’ that’s covered in reflective mosaics, and perfect if you prefer things a little dark.
The huge pool is surrounded by gardens and arched terraces, with day-beds, palm trees and a Jacuzzi at one end.
The spa specialises in Ayurvedic treatments; there’s a hammam, and yoga, Pilates and cardio class programme.
Bring your most colourful clothing – when all the city’s buildings are pink, you may as well match the backdrop.
The communal areas have ramps and one room has been specially adapted for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome. Cots and extra beds can be added to rooms. Little Smiths are allowed in the restaurant and bar, but there are no special menus or changing facilities.