The Oberoi Rajvilas

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

At a Glance

  • A very peaceful location on the outskirts of Jaipur

  • Rajvilas' location just outside of Jaipur means that you do have to travel by car in to the city however we will provide a car at your disposal for sightseeing, so you will not miss out on a thing

  • A great range of rooms and an opportunity to stay in one of Oberoi's luxury tented hotel rooms

  • An incredible swimming pool to spend time by pre, post or instead of sightseeing in Jaipur

  • An extremely well-arranged resort hotel giving guests a real sense of space in the busy city of Jaipur

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Best time to Visit

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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more color to the landscape.

October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.

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Insider's View

Why not take the Kohinoor Villa - this is the presidential category and where Bill Clinton stayed when he visited Jaipur

If you’re not staying at Vanyavilas in Ranthambore, chose a tented suite for a spectacular change.

Take a morning or evening elephant ride to the beautifully restored Naila Fort, with a gourmet picnic when you get there

If you prefer to explore Jaipur on your own terms away from the craziness that is the capital of Rajasthan then this is the perfect property for you.

Rajvillas has been built around a 500 year old Hindu temple, the hotel regularly conducts prayers and blessings there which are a must to attend during your stay.

Make sure to leave time to use the hotels excellent spa facilities, couples should reserve in advance to ensure space in the couples treatment rooms.

If you want some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then this is a wonderful option.

Take high tea in the chairman’s residence, the old fort that is 17km away and part of the incredible property

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Oberoi Rajvilas or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a luxury hotel located just outside of Jaipur in Rajasthan in India. Rajvilas has 71 rooms, tents and villas set in extensive landscaped gardens all within easy reach of the famous city of Jaipur and Amber Fort.

The Oberoi Rajvilas is part of the luxury Oberoi Group. The Oberoi Rajvilas is a luxury resort full of character. Built in the style of a fort reminiscent of Princely India, and just half an hour from Jaipur, discover the city that epitomizes Rajasthan.

All rooms at The Oberoi Rajvilas have four poster beds and sunken marble baths overlooking private walled gardens. Interiors of the Royal Villa highlight the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that distinguishes the hotel. Many of the rooms are built around courtyards in typical Rajasthani style. Others are set in their own private gardens and are tented with brick walls and canvas canopies. The more extravagant villas have private pools.

The exquisite spa is housed in an authentic Haveli, preserved in its original location, where you can enjoy a range of massages and holistic treatments to relax and unwind. The dining rooms offer a choice of pan-Indian specialties, western and oriental dishes.

Activities at the hotel include tennis, croquet and golf putting but there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Attractions nearby include the spectacular City Palace which was once the residence of the ruling family of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal, the Amber Fort and the Jaigarh Fort built by Jaisingh II in 1726. Finally the Nahargarh stands guard over Jaipur, on a sheer rock face about 2km from the city center, dominating the skyline.

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Accommodation

The Oberoi Rajvilas offers 71 rooms and suites which come with a personalized butler service and well appointed bathrooms with Ayurvedic toiletries.

Luxury Tent

The Oberoi Rajvilas' Luxury Tent measures 45sqm each surrounded by a private garden. The tent features an elegantly appointed bedroom with a king size bed, a dressing area with two closets, a four fixture bathroom with a free-standing claw footed bathtub opening onto the private patio with lounge beds. The interiors of the tents are beautifully appointed with block printed and hand embroidered fabrics and timber flooring. Each tent offers a private terrace and a garden around the perimeter surrounded by a traditional Rajasthani mud wall.

Premier Room

The Premier Rooms are located in clusters of four and six rooms. Each cluster includes a central courtyard with a garden and fountain. The Premier Rooms measure 42sqm each. These include an elegantly appointed bedroom with a four poster king size bed, a dressing room with a walk-in closet and a spacious marble four fixture bathroom with a sunken bath and separate shower overlooking a private walled garden.

Royal Tent

The Royal Tent has two separate air-conditioned tents: one as the master bedroom and another as the living room. The beautifully appointed, living room tent has a dining table for six people, a small lounging area, washroom and a writing table. The bedroom tent features a four poster king size bed, a dressing area with two closets, a four fixture bathroom with a free-standing claw footed bathtub. Set in an expansive area of 650 sq mts, the Royal Tent has a beautifully manicured private garden enclosed by the traditional mud wall which is ideal for relaxing and private dining.

Luxury Villa with Private Pool

The Luxury Villa with Private Pool measures 355sqm and has a private swimming pool which is heated in winter, a bedroom with a four poster king size bed and a dressing room with walk in closet. The ensuite marble bathroom has a double vanity counter, a sunken bath and separate shower cubicle overlooking the private walled garden. The villa also has a separate living room, a pantry and an outdoor dining pavilion overlooking the pool.

Kohinoor Villa with Private Pool

The Kohinoor Villa is a private oasis spread over 1057sqm, with gardens, a large heated pool, an outdoor dining pavilion and elegantly appointed individual accommodations. Each Kohinoor Villa measures 1057sqm. There is a master bedroom with an adjoining lounge area, an additional guest bedroom and a separate spacious living room opening out onto the gardens and pool. Each of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom with sunken marble bathtubs and beautiful views of private walled gardens. Elegant furniture, exquisite upholstery and the warm interiors filled with artifacts and coffee-table books create a personal, royal, yet welcoming living space.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at The Oberoi Rajvilas. There are coordinators who organize Childrens Programs including activities like block printing, horse riding, kite flying and more. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

Facilities at the Oberoi Rajvilas include a swimming pool, excellent spa facilities including yoga, steam room and Jacuzzi, gym, tennis court, croquet lawn, and golf putting.

Surya Mahal is the hotel's international restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many of the dishes are prepared using fresh produce from the gardens. Every night, local artisans perform live instrumental Indian music which is great fun.

Raj Mahal specializes in Indian food and offers regional delicacies from all over India to give you a taste of the variety of food available. There is a Tandoor Bar within the restaurant where you can learn to make kebabs and Indian breads. You could also opt to dine al fresco in Raj Mahal's courtyard.

Activities

Activities at the hotel include tennis, croquet, yoga and golf putting. Further afield you can explore the ancient city of Jaipur and all the outstanding monuments it has to offer.

Reviews

5

Charlotte Winter (Staff)

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a wonderfully grand property with excellent service and very spacious rooms. The property offers a selection of villas, tented accommodation and luxury rooms and, because it's located just outside of Jaipur, it has an air of peace and tranquillity away from the city's hustle and bustle. The food here is really delicious and they offer both an Indian and a continental menu.

4

Dominic Atterton (Staff)

Rajvilas was the first of the Vilas properties that Oberoi undertook and it was inspired by the wonderful Oberoi home at Naila Fort in the hills above Jaipur. The hotel feels very much like a resort with beautiful swimming pools and water flowing throughout its gardens. I found that it had an incredibly calming effect which is something that is definitely needed on an intense Rajasthan itinerary. The location is outside of the city center but not so much that it becomes a chore to travel in and do some shopping. I found a couple of hours to explore the stalls of Bapu Bazar during my stay and it was an easy 25 minute journey in and out from the hotel.

The hotel has a grand spa with four private suites complete with their own steam rooms and changing facilities two of which are for couples making them perfect for relaxing together after a hard day at the Amber Fort. There are an additional 3 spa rooms on top of this meaning you will never struggle for availability.

There are also tennis courts a badminton court and a small pitch and putt course at the hotel meaning there is a bit more to fill the time in the afternoons or mornings when you are not out on day trips. I stayed in a Premier Room but fell in love with the Tented Suites which have a real safari feel to them with huge freestanding bath tubs. There is also a large 2 bedroom villa with a private swimming pool which would be the ideal base for a family with teenage children who wanted lots of space and privacy.

4

Clare Monro (Staff)

Rajvilas is luxurious and is set in peaceful grounds and really has the wow factor. I loved the tents here and the food was delicious. Not for those looking for a heritage option.

5

Susie Reynolds (Staff)

This was a real haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. The property sprawls over 32 acres of perfectly manicured gardens and rooms in clusters of six or tented suites, providing every convenience and modern luxury you could possibly ask for. The grounds play host to all myriad of facilities and if you need to land your helicopter theres room for that too!

4

Emma Neale (Staff)

I really liked the sense of space in this property whilst still being near enough to the city of Jaipur. This resort style property seemed to go on for miles and miles and felt very tranquil. There is a good range of room types at this property and if you missed the opportunity to stay in luxury Oberoi tents in Ranthambore - Rajvilas presents another opportunity to stay in one of their beautiful bespoke tents.

Experiences

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    Situated 37 km (23 miles) south west of Agra, the ‘lost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri is the abandoned capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar.

  • Jaipur - Amber Fort

    Visit Amber Fort the ancient Rajput capital is located on a hill 11km / 7 miles north of Jaipur. Amber was the capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs from 1037 until the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur in 1727.

  • Jaipur - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur

    Jaipur is awash with craftsman and artisans which make an amazing wander through the streets unforgettable. You will enjoy the sights with a personal guide.

  • Jaipur - Walking Tour

    A walking tour of Jaipur brings the city to life through its out of the way nooks and crannies, colorful markets and vibrant culture.

  • Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride

    Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.

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Location & directions

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

The Oberoi Rajvilâs is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a Northwest province of India. Located in over thirty two acres of beautiful gardens, pools and fountains in the peaceful Rajasthani countryside, eight kilometers from the city center of Jaipur.

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