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Samode Haveli

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Tucked away in the heart of the old part of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is a majestic 150 year old mansion oozing charm and character. Samode Haveli is ideal for those looking for an intimate, heritage and boutique retreat in a great location.

At a Glance

  • A great central location if you like to wander out of your hotel to explore by foot

  • This hotel has bags of heritage character and is not too big

  • The hotel is unique and charming but and not really in the same league service-wise as the international chains

  • As Samode Haveli is the best centrally located option and is well known it is popular and does get very busy during peak times - book early to avoid disappointment

  • Has a large swimming pool which is very unusual for such a centrally located hotel but perfect for cooling down if temperatures are warm

Couples, History, Culture, Family

Insider's View

Avoid the courtyard deluxe rooms - they are far less impressive than suite categories, a little dark, and closer to the pool and gardens so can be more noisy.

Emma Mark

Insider's View

Watch the Far Pavilions in advance of staying here.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Being within the old city walls means that Samode Haveli is well-located for a spot of exploring and shopping in Jaipur

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Jaipur is an exciting economic hub of Rajasthan, and can sometimes get a bit overwhelming. If you're keen to explore the city but also be able to unwind in charming intimate surroundings, the Samode Haveli is the perfect place for you.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

The Samode Haveli has a great location, being the only hotel located within the walled city.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Samode Haveli or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan


Samode Haveli is a 150-year-old merchant’s house located within the old walled city of Jaipur. Originally built by Rawal Sheo Singh, a Prime Minister in the royal court, the house and gardens have been intimately restored.

The hotel has 30 rooms each of them different, ranging from elegantly furnished suites to uncomplicated double rooms. Rooms boast mosaics and painted arches and are decorated with old hunting photographs, family portraits, and other historic artifacts giving you a glimpse of what royal life was like. Amenities include a well-stocked minibar, coffee and tea makers and satellite TV. The lavish en-suite bathrooms offer a range of organic toiletries.

There is a charming dining room, which serves traditional Indian food. There are also a number of courtyards leading to stunning gardens, which contain a swimming pool surrounded by large Thai-style day beds.

Relax and unwind in the hotel's spa offering traditional Ayurvedic treatments, a steam room and a gym.

The hotel is very peaceful and it is difficult to believe that from this sanctuary you can stroll out into the bustling city streets of Jaipur, which, as the capital of Rajasthan, is laden with stunning palaces, forts, temples and gardens. The hotel will be happy to arrange sightseeing tours to explore these architectural gems and of course we can arrange full sightseeing for you too whilst you are in Jaipur with one of our excellent guides.


Samode Haveli offers 29 rooms comprising Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Suites, and the Sheesh Mahal Suite. The Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) suite has a gorgeous interior with its curved arches, florid hand-painted murals and glistening mirror work which reflect incoming sunlight creating an astonishing effect.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Samode Haveli. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel except for babysitting, which can be organized upon request.


Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, gym, massage room and steam room.


The historic city of Jaipur offers visitors some fantastic shopping with its many bustling bazaars filled with traditional arts and crafts, jewelry, fabrics, miniature paintings and furniture. The hotel will be happy to arrange customized sightseeing trips and tours in and around the city to explore palaces, temples and other stunning architectural gems of a bygone era.

Location & Directions

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Samode Haveli is located on Gangapole road, in the heart of the walled city of Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan in North India. Jaipur is well-connected to most of the major cities of India by road, rail or air.

When to go

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Samode Haveli or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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