|The Samode Palace|
|Honestly speaking one of the
most romantic places we have ever stayed in. This was to be the last
beautiful hotel we decided to stay whilst in Rajasthan. Having driven
through the small village of Samode, the road leads up to the Palace
through a series of gates. Having seen pictures of the Palace in several
guidebooks as well as in one of the latest editions of the Taj magazine,
we arrived with very high expectations and could have easily been
disappointed. This was not to be.
Family paintings add to making you feel a special guest !
|All 43 rooms including 15
suites are different and we were kindly lead to different ones allowing us
to choose our favourite. The suite we chose must embody all the romantic
ideas that we have in the West about India, its Maharajas and their
palaces. Marble pillars, block printed textiles, a balcony overlooking the
bare hills as well as the gorgeous pool below... What impressed us most is
the complex architectural design of the rooms (bedroom, divan, living room
with terrace and bathroom) that made up our suite !
|On top of this, we found the
staff to be truly friendly as well as quick in their jobs, not a quality
found in all hotels in India, not even the best ones. The Samode Palace is
a magnificent collection of rooms : peaceful courtyards, stunning
reception rooms as well as cozy corners decorated with
|If staying at a 400 years old
palace was not sufficient in itself, the Samode Palace can boast one of
the most beautiful pool we have set our eyes on as well as all the modern
amenities you might need (outdoor swimming pool, separate wading pool for
children, Jacuzzi, fitness room, sauna, steam room and an Ayurvedic
massage centre from mid-July to mid-May !
|Here is a list of the
amenities of the Samode Palace :
The services of the Palace include :
|Feeling as though we were on
our second honeymoon, we decided to skip the Taj Mahal in Agra and stay
one day longer !
|For reservations or further information, contact :|
|Samode House, Gangapole, Jaipur 302002, Rajasthan, India.|
|Telephone +91 141 632 407, Fax +91 141 631 397.|
|E-mail : email@example.com|
|WWW : www.samode.com
Thank you !
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