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The Oberoi Rajvilas
Experience the lifestyle of the Rajput princes


Best season:   October - March
City:   Jaipur
Country / Region:   India - Rajasthan
     
Rooms:   71 rooms including suites, luxury tents and villa
Price Level:   Luxury


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The Oberoi Rajvilās is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. A luxury resort with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes.

The Rajvilās is recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop. The Oberoi Rajvilās is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting. The Oberoi Rajvilās superb attention to detail creates a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces.

ACCOMMODATION

All fifty-four Premier Rooms at The Oberoi Rajvilas are set around tranquil courtyards in a traditional Rajasthani setting. Each Premier Room and villa features a regal teak four-poster bed and a sunken white Italian marble bathtub looking into its own private walled ornamental garden. Fourteen fully air-conditioned luxury tents all boast Burma teak floors, Edwardian-style claw foot bathtubs and simple but sumptuous embroidered interior canopies. Each tent is approximately 45 sq. meters in area. The bathroom has a double vanity counter, colonial style free-standing cast iron bath tub and separate shower.

Guests in the two One bedroom Pool Villas and the Kohinoor Villa with Private Pool – which has two bedrooms and a private dining room – enjoy the privilege of their own private pool. The interiors in their simplicity, elegance and attention to detail, showcase all that is finest in modern and traditional Indian craftsmanship.

Room amenities include air-conditioning, bathrobe, bath tub, bathroom weighing scale, cable TV, climate control, coffee maker, direct dial phone, double vanity counter, en-suite bathroom, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, hairdryer, in-room safe, iron / ironing board available, DVD/CD player, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, shaving mirror, single line phone, toiletries.

FOOD AND DINING

The Surya Mahal & Courtyard serves a menu of exceptional quality featuring the best of both International and Indian cuisine and fine wines. In the evening, to take full advantage of the romantic surroundings, guests may choose to dine under the stars in the Surya Mahal courtyard and be entertained, as the Rajput Princes were, by traditional performances of Indian music and dance against the backdrop of the Rajvilas Fort.

The beautifully appointed Rajwada library bar is just the place to relax after a day’s sightseeing. It offers a variety of fine wines, spirits and cigars. Rajwada literally means royal residence, and in keeping with the name, this library bar has a regal ambience imbued with a residential atmosphere. The walls are lined with shelves containing an extensive selection of leather bound books and coffee table books, as well as a wide variety of compact discs and laser discs. Burma teak flooring and a fireplace made of white Italian marble add to the warm ambience. Unobtrusively tucked away in one corner of the library is a small bar counter, offering a fine selection of wines, liquors and beverages. A selection of fine books, old manuscripts and board games like chess and backgammon are also available.

FACILITIES

Include concierge services, 24 hour in-room dining and 24 hour butler service, limo or town car service available, medical assistance available, valet parking, on-site car rental, conference room, business centre, banquet service, audio-visual equipment, cell phone/mobile rental, photocopy machines, secretarial services, computer rental, fax machine, internet access in public areas, 24 hour front desk, multilingual staff, front desk safe-deposit box, porter/bellhop, doorman/doorwoman, security guard, laundry/ dry cleaning service, shoe shine, currency exchange, gift shops or newsstand, shopping on site, babysitting or child care, video library, air-conditioned public areas.

SPA

Discover the pleasure of being treated like royalty at the Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree. Treat your body to pampering and relaxation inspired by a royal era. Travel back in time as you enter the beautifully appointed spa suites where hand painted frescoes adorning the walls lift the spirit and the healing hands of trained therapists promise to revive the body. Get revitalized with personalized holistic treatments drawn from Eastern and Western techniques. Unwind in the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, indulge yourself with rejuvenating beauty treatments or restore your inner balance with a session of yoga in the precincts of an ancient Shiva temple.

The spa offers the following facilities 4 spa suites, 2 double therapy rooms, 2 single therapy rooms, 1 facial room, steam room, sauna, plunge pool, an outdoor marble whirlpool, a fully equipped gymnasium and a beauty salon.

Guest can select different spa baths with the spa programme which include neem purifying bath, milk and rose bath, marigold bath and detox herbal bath

ACTIVITIES

Yoga sessions include meditative postures and breathing techniques that will help you attain a state of well-being and serenity. The fully equipped gymnasium offers state of the art equipment for those who wish to burn off any excess calories.

The beautiful gardens around the pool allow one to reflect in peace, the occasional sighting of a peacock adding a little drama. For a little more action and a bit of friendly competition, the Resort has two perfect tennis courts, which are floodlit, so that guests with a tricky tiebreak can go on playing after dark. There is also a five-hole pitch and putt golf course located within the grounds.

The very best way to see the Rajasthani countryside is from the back of a horse. Riding can be arranged nearby. For a more traditional trek through the countryside, guests may also opt for a wonderful Elephant Safari which is followed by a picnic at the base of Naila fort.

EXCURSIONS

The spectacular City Palace is the residence of the former ruling family of Jaipur. It occupies the centre of the city, covering one-seventh of its area and surrounded by a high wall - the Sarahad. The architecture combines elements of Rajput beauty with Mughal spaciousness and English linear planning.

The Hawa Mahal is all fašade, an elaborate palace exterior complete with nine hundred and fifty three windows and niches of inconceivable delicacy. However behind this facade are no buildings, for it is a maze of corridors and resting points. The clever fašade also trapped the breeze, earning it the name "Palace of Breezes".

Literally "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens", the Jantar Mantar Observatory was built between the year 1728-1734. Each of the instruments serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading.

Amber (the fortress palace) was one of the most important of all Rajput cities. It was the ancient capital of the Kacchwaha Rajputs from the 12th century until the foundation of Jaipur in the early 18th century. The seventeenth century fort complex at Amber occupies a steep hillside, overlooking the strategic pass that gave entry to the kingdom of the Kacchwaha Maharajas from the Mughal territories to the north. Surrounding the fort is an 18-km defense wall, which at its lowest measures 21 feet. From the fort wall, near the parade ground, a very old temple can be seen in Amber village. The Jagat Shiromani Temple was built in 16 A.D and is famous for its sculptures.

Jaigarh fort towers above Amber like a watchful eagle. Jaigarh housed the legendary Kacchwaha Treasury. The loyal Mina tribe, the former rulers of Amber, guarded it using their skills as archers and mountain fighters. Its gigantic bastions, gateways and watchtowers are a testimony to the power of the Jaipur Rulers. The forbidding medieval fort was never captured and so has survived virtually intact which makes it particularly interesting. The armory at Jaigarh has a large collection of swords and small arms

GETTING THERE

Rajvilas is 13 miles from JAI-Sanganeer Airport.

TRAVEL TIPS

Climate: During winter days are warm but nights can be quite chilly. Things quickly warm up thereafter in the buildup to the monsoon season, and late autumn can be unbearably hot. The rains usually come in late June, bringing with them a welcome respite from the heat - although high summer humidity can mitigate the relief. Autumn is the most pleasant season of all.

Language: Hindi and English.

Currency: Indian Rupee (Rs).

Electricity: 230-240V 50HzHz.

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +5.5 ().

Country Dialing Code: +91


 







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