In a Nutshell
The Sujan Rajmahal Palace is a gorgeous 18th-century luxury heritage hotel located in Jaipur in India. The boutique 15-room Rajmahal perfectly blends old-world opulence with a 21st century chic flourish. A kaleidoscopic of colour, regal charm and personalised service that will leave you smiling!
At a Glance
- A wonderful boutique luxury heritage hotel, with a contemporary finish
- World-class cuisine from the hotels three restaurants
- Superb service, as you would expect from a Sujan hotel
- Perfect location to explore the sights and sounds of Jaipur
The Sujan Rajmahal was built in 1729 by Maharaja H.H Sawai Jai Singh II for his wife Chandra Kanwar Ranawat ji. In 1821, it became the British Residency to Rajputana (the historic name for Rajasthan). After independence, the Rajmahal came back to the Jaipur Royal Family until it was converted to a hotel in 2015. Guests have included Her Majesty the Queen, Lord and Lady Mountbatten and Jackie Kennedy.
Interior-designer Adil Ahmad set about creating a stunning recreation of this incredible building, using eclectic hand-blocked wallpaper, cut-glass chandeliers, and stylish fixtures and fittings to create a stunning feel, truly taking you into the lap of decadent, indulgent luxury.
All rooms are different at the Rajmahal, starting with smaller Palace Room, leading onto larger Palace Suites, Royal Suites which often feature separate drawing rooms and vast Royal Apartments (one with two bedrooms). All rooms blend old and new; featuring plasma TVs, i-pod docking station, en-suite bathrooms with bath and separate shower, bathrobes and slippers, 24-hour butler service, pillow menus, hairdryers, internet access, minibar and safe. Our favourite room? You might just have to call us and we will reveal all!
Sujan, who run the Rajmahal, are masters in providing a culinary master-class. Begin your day in ‘51Shades of Pink’ for breakfast, and as the name suggests, the vibrant wallpaper will alone wake you up, even before their wonderful morning meal arrives (do try their Eggs Benedict!). For lunch, head to ‘The Colonnade’, open 24-hours a day and featuring tall glass windows that overlook the Persian lawns and manicured gardens. Nothing quite beats a cup of afternoon tea on the lawn, complete with the yummiest of freshly baked pastries and a steaming up of delicious tea or coffee. In the evening, we suggest dining at ‘The Orient Occident’ where you can feast on traditional Rajasthani recipes, washed down by the finest wines. After dinner, retreat to the ‘Polo Bar’, where you can enjoy a cocktail or two.
Whilst at the Sujan Rajmahal, you can enjoy their wonderful spa, located in Rang Niwas, or relax beside their wonderful art-deco swimming pool. The pink-turbaned staff at the Rajmahal are truly wonderful, with such impeccable personalised service. A stay at the Rajmahal works brilliantly with Sujan’s other hotels, Sher Bagh in Ranthambore National Park, Jawai between Udaipur and Jodhpur and the Serai outside of Jaisalmer.
Millis Potter Insight
The Sujan Rajmahal is a wonderful addition to the hotel scene in Jaipur. It is far more intimate than the like-for-like alternatives such as the Rambagh Palace or Oberoi Rajvilas, and we think if you are looking something utterly exclusive then the Rajmahal is the pick of all them. Combine with their camp in Ranthambore (Sher Bagh) or Jawai Camp on the way to Udaipur.