The Oberoi Rajvilas
Located just 35-minutes from Jaipur city centre, the Oberoi Rajvilas was the first Oberoi Vilas property to be built and has been a popular retreat ever since. Built in the style of a Rajput fort with a small 18th century Shiva temple in the garden, this luxury resort is steeped in the romance of Jaipur's opulent heritage and set in tranquil countryside location on 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
Rajvilas has a decidedly ‘resort’ feel as the rooms are peppered throughout the acres of lush gardens. There are also the Tented Villas (villas with canvas roofs) in an attempt to provide guests with a different style of accommodation. The hotel’s resident peacock population are glorious and regal, strutting around the grounds as if they are the owners of the property. The outdoor areas of the rooms are wonderful places to enjoy a morning coffee and survey the peacocks as they do their morning rounds. Due to the size of the hotel, it is common to request a golf buggy pick up (the standard wait during winter and peak season is roughly 7-8mins) if you wish to head over to the main part of the hotel. As it is a half hour drive from the centre of Jaipur it doesn’t command the best location for exploring but as a resort-style hotel in itself, it caters to every whim and is perfect for spending a few nights relaxing.
With incredible service and outstanding facilities one expects from the Oberoi brand, including a fully equipped spa and gym, the Oberoi Rajvilas offers the perfect environment to be completely indulged. There is also yoga and meditation available. The outdoor swimming pool is set within a tropical garden and adorned with sandstone carvings – it is a relaxing place to spend a rest day. For dining, there is the Surya Mahal offering world cuisine and Raj Mahal which specialises in Indian fine dining, and both restaurants have indoor and outdoor seating. Please note that Raj Mahal is only open during the peak season from October through to April.
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- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
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