Need to know
Noon; check-in 2pm. Both are flexible subject to availability; there's a fee for check-outs after 3pm.
Double rooms from $136.61 (INR8,900), excluding tax at 16.63 per cent.
Breakfast is an extra INR 800 a person.
Each villa acts as one giant giftshop, so if you fall for that ceramic vase or cool cottan kurta (traditional pajamas), bag one to take home.
At the hotel
Spa with Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, gym, yoga pavilion, putting green, gardens, library of books, DVDs and CDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, home-theatre system, Lavazza coffee maker, Ayurvedic Kama toiletries, alfresco bath tub, shower and massage sala.
Our favourite rooms
These massive villas give you enough space to swing a camel, with king-size bedrooms, separate living areas, and bathrooms that lead into the garden. Dazzling colour palettes of fuschia, yellow, orange, aqua and lime, teamed with intricate thekri (mirror work), echo the swathes of sari fabric Rajasthan is famous for. Plump for a Luxury Pool & Spa Villa, and you'll get a suburban-sized backyard complete with plunge pool, Jacuzzi, marble bath tub, waterfall shower and massage pavilion. Honeymoon heaven.
From its lofty position, the bell-shaped infinity pool commands knockout views of the grounds and mountain ranges. After taking a dip, chill out on the sunloungers or in the cushion-strewn <i>chhatri</i> (pavilion).
Leave the neutrals at home and embrace Jaipur's penchant for rainbow-bright garb. Bring soft and floaty threads for yoga and poolside posing, and a pair of jodhpurs for elephant jaunts.
Book a couple's treatment at Ekam day spa and you and your Smith will have exclusive use of the Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Pets are allowed, but you'll need to let staff know in advance. Smoking is only permitted outdoors.
This is more of a romantic adults' retreat, although juniors can be accommodated. Baby cots are free and extra beds for children cost from INR1,500 to INR3,000 a night. Babysitting can be arranged for INR300 an hour and there's a kids' menu.
Artisans from surrounding villages built this desert darling from the ground up, and many of the staff are locals. This big-hearted hotel also supports nearby Kukas School through scholarships and guest-led teaching sessions.