Located 40 km north of Jaipur, exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning traveller. A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles.
The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode.
Awaken to the quiet dawn, or have a cocktail on the terrace garden to the accompaniment of folk musicians. Run your fingers across the intricate story of an ancient mural on an uneven wall. Emerge from a gentle healing massage at the spa, or perhaps just sink into the lavish bed in your room. Samode Palace weaves its magic on you.
Samode Palace was initially built in the sixteenth century as a Rajput fort, but in the early 19th century, under the nobleman Rawal Berisal, it was converted from a fort into an exquisitely designed palace in Rajput and Muslim architectural style. Rawal Berisal, during this time also served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan and exercised full powers. He was signatory, on behalf of the Maharaja of Jaipur, to the treaty signed in 1818 with the British East India Company, which gave it the status of a protectorate to Jaipur. Rawal Sheo Singh, descendent of Rawal Berisal, who was the Prime Minister of Jaipur state for several years, during the middle of the 19th century, further expanded the Palace by adding the Darbar Hall (considered as “extravagantly florid and hand painted”) with a gallery and the Sheesh Mahal or the hall of mirrors. In 1987, it was converted into the heritage “Samode Palace Hotel”.
Each room, with its own unique personality, is elegantly and luxuriously furnished. Four poster-beds draped with sheer, delicate fabric and exquisitely carved couches invite you to relax completely.
Colour and spirit mingle with the sparkling of white linen and marble and with the warm wood of exquisite furniture. Samode is a world that effortlessly blends modern luxury with traditional opulence.
Each royal suite is a luxe apartment with its own private courtyard, looking out to the mountains, and a Jacuzzi. All rooms have lavish en-suite bathrooms that are classic and elegant – with spacious wardrobes, sink-and-laze tubs, and gracious dressing tables – all deserving of the care you give yourself.
The breakfast is served in the courtyard under the shade of trees and the chirping of birds, with the staff cheerfully suggesting what you may enjoy. Stunning murals vie with the food for your attention. Enjoy the evening cocktails by the poolside or a romantic candle-lit dinner at the terrace garden under the starlight of a clear Rajasthani night.
The Palace has an extensive wine cellar, with a handpicked and expert choice of both International and Indian varietals.
Discover the beauty of the hotel – inch by glorious inch. Do it yourself or ask a hotel staff to guide you through. Indulge in a rejuvenating massage by our trained therapists. Health facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, a sauna and steam room.
Visit the Mughal garden at Samode Bagh. For the more adventurous visitor, horse and camel safaris are available and special visits to the sand dunes can be arranged. You could also just step out of the gates of the Palace and walk through the cobbled lanes of the Samode village into the local market, stopping by the little shops of the bangle maker, the cloth merchant, the gemstone expert.
The historic pink city of Jaipur is just an hour’s drive away.
Outside swimming pool, spa, fitness center