Jaipur’s iconic urban and suburban sprawls continue to house tales of Indian history. The streets in the capital city of Rajasthan are filled to the brim with livestock, hawkers, vehicles and residents going about their daily routine. Time-old fortresses and intimidating monuments sit shoulder to shoulder with terraced houses, watching over the cacophony with the knowing eye of one who has seen it all. When in Jaipur, no to-do list is long enough– with every corner you turn, you’re likely to find something new and wonderful to experience. It only makes sense, then, that you pick the most comfortable lodging out of those on offer– hotels near Jaipur Station are both convenient and well-appointed in that sense.
The Jai Mahal Palace is an iconic landmark firmly cemented in Rajasthan’s heritage and India’s culture. It’s set on 18 acres (7.3 hectares) of lush Mughal gardens and was once the residence of three Prime Ministers on Jaipur, back when it was a princely state. The 5-star heritage hotel is run by the Taj Group and features 94 rooms and 6 suites with unparalleled views of the city and the landscaped surroundings. There are a plethora of dining options to choose from– Cinnamon serves up traditional cuisine of the princely states while Giardino is one of the city’s finest Italian restaurants. It is about 0.9 km (0.5 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station.
One of the finest five-star hotels in the city, ITC Rajputana is influenced by nobility and regal design in both atmosphere and service. There are 218 rooms and suites to choose from, each featuring spacious bathrooms, beverage machines and electronic safes to protect your valuables. The exclusive Thikana and Presidential Suites are doors to an opulent world replete with highly personalised services and features worthy of royals. The hotel caters to all sorts of travellers, from business professionals in the city for meetings or tourists with families in tow. It is only 0.7 km (0.4 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station
At the heart of the Golden Triangle sits the Radisson Jaipur City Centre, only a stone’s throw away from Jaipur Railway station (0.9 km/0.5mi), fortresses and cityscapes. The modern rooms– divided into superior, business class and suites– are well worthy of serving as home base for tourists and business travellers. The on-site business centre and WiFi zones ensure guests are well-connected to the rest of the world; free newspapers give you the lowdown on daily happenings. The four restaurants cater to a myriad of palates no matter how global or discerning while the in-house spa makes for the perfect getaway from Jaipur’s hustle and bustle.
If staying on a highly-rated hotel is your calling, you’re in luck– Umaid Bhawan is sure to tickle your fancy. The heritage-style boutique hotel is only 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station. It was established in 1993 and continues to be run by one of Borunda’s former royal families. Stately rooms and suites pack all the modern amenities one would need, including televisions, European-style bathrooms, free WiFi and working desks. The rooms are designed to replicate regal quarters by way of four-poster beds and dazzling chandeliers.
In central Jaipur, just 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) from Jaipur Railway Station, Vesta International offers modern air-conditioned rooms for a comfortable stay in Rajasthan’s capital. The hotel also features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour bar, as well as free parking. Rooms at Vesta International are furnished in a contemporary style and come with a flat-screen satellite TV and beverage-making facilities. They are also equipped with personal electronic safes and minibars stocked with snacks. Looking out to the grand marble lobby is the Pavilion restaurant that serves international fare; The Rice Bowl whips up Asian delicacies while The Den is the place to be for apres-meal drinks.
Only 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station, the former residence of Indian businessman Rai Sahib Laxmi Pati Singhania dates back to the 1940s and was upgraded into its present form as recently as 2012. 24 elegantly furnished rooms are on offer at this ‘haveli'– the traditional name for private mansions and townhouses of royals and nobility. An al-fresco bar and Indian restaurant allow guests to indulge their gastronomical penchant amidst lush gardens and an old-school atmosphere. The hotel also features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool to sink into on warmer days; The 'O’ Thai spa is where you can head to next, to relieve your body and mind of stress and feel rejuvenated.
Located at Bani Park, The Royal Orchid Central is a great choice for business and leisure travellers alike. The 70 club and deluxe rooms on the premises feature a range of contemporary amenities including WiFi, minibars, beverage makers and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel also houses myriad bars and restaurants, each catering to different world cuisines. KLOUD is a rooftop restaurant with sweeping views of the city while Ginseng serves up delicious Chinese fare in the heart of the city. It is about 0.9 kilometres (0.5 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station.
Featuring a traditionally Rajput facade and architectural details, Shahpura House is a house converted into a boutique hotel experience for travellers visiting the Pink City. The acreage of the hotel house a massive pool, spa and wellness centre. The rooms of the hotel feature traditional wood furniture bedecked in Rajasthani bed linen, soft furnishings and lots of marble and semi-precious stones. The in-house Rang Mahal restaurant offers stunning views of the Amber Fort and Aravalli Hills to accompany your meal. Discerning guests can also choose from an international menu, while the bar and rooftop restaurants cater to cravings for snacks and refreshing drinks.
Cygnett Lite Grand, 1.1 kilometres (0.6 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station, provides free private parking, a kitchen a restaurant and a communal lounge to bolster their comfortably appointed rooms. Guests can relax by the indoor swimming pool or rent a car or driver to head out into the city. The hotel includes a 24-hour reception desk, room service and guest currency exchange in case you fall short of Indian rupees. Each room is equipped with personalised air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, a kettle, a shower and a desk to work from.
This modern hotel is very conveniently located near both the Jaipur Railway Station and major traveller attractions including Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. The high-end facilities on offer make this hotel a great choice for business and leisure travellers. The on-site restaurant whips up Indian and continental delicacies; the coffee shop will ensure your caffeine needs are met. Well-equipped fitness and business centres complete the list. It is only 0.9 kilometers (0.5 mi) from the Jaipur Railway Station.
Park Inn by Radisson
Address: A-28/C/3, Sawai Jaisingh Hwy, Near Khasa Khoti Circle, Bani Park
A comfortable stay in the Pink City
Jaipur is a stunning jewel in India’s crown and well worth a visit when you’re in the country. Staying in hotels near Jaipur Station ensure you’re conveniently located near public transport and traveller hotspots but still nestled in the lap of luxury.
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