Perfect for family vacations, romantic escapades and food and wine lovers alike, it’s no surprise for us here at Kiwi Collection that Rambagh Palace Jaipur was just voted the “Best Hotel in the World” by Conde Nast Traveller readers.
This “traditional style” hotel in India scored an overall 95.62 and also topped the ‘Overseas Leisure Hotels for Asia and the Indian sub-continent’ category, with the “best ambience/décor’ and ‘location’ of all of the hotels in the ‘category.
There were 7,000 hotel nominations and out of this Rambagh Palace was voted first in the hotel nominations alone.
Conde Nast Traveller’s Annual Readers Awards give the magazine’s readership the chance to voice their opinions on travel and hotels across the world. Conde Nast Traveller’s readers are among the pickiest in the world.
More than 40,000 entries from readers were made this year in 26 categories including hotels from each continent, tour operators, airlines, cities, countries, islands, spas and airports.
Rambagh Palace is found on 47acres of gardens in Jaipur, India. The Palace was first built as a hunting lodge in 1835 and was later converted into a palace, acting as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Lovers of fine architecture and Indian history really enjoy Rambagh as it has been restored to its original glory. Rooms that used to be the chambers of the former Maharaja, overlook gorgeously manicured courtyards and really project a royal atmosphere (making it a popular luxury retreat).
Our favorite rooms include those on the third floor, the spacious “Superior Rooms”, where guests will really enjoy the view of the gardens. Guests have their choice of new suites or original theme-based suites.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to go all out, look in to booking the Grand Presidential (Suryawanshi Suite) and the Grand Royal Suites (Prince’s Suite and Maharani Suite). These suites are more like luxury apartments with excellent views.
Guests who love spas can breathe easy. The Royal Tented Jiva Grande Spa at Rambagh Palace opened fairly recently – in 2007. Located in the grounds of the palace, the spa comprises two double spa suite tents in the lavish Mughal leitmotif style to re-create the ancient Indian royal tradition of luxurious encampments.
Rambagh Palace was also featured on the blog in our post about traveling in India for Diwali.