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"Royal Experience - Don't Forget Your Thermals!"
Reviewed on Sun Mar 02 11:46:07 IST 2014 by PeterClaridge
The Fairmont is a truly grand residence, built to look like the Mughal palaces of yesterday year. I'll admit that I was a little disappointed when I arrived and realized that the construction was only a few years old and basically made from sculpted concrete. I was rather looking forward to staying in an old palace! The welcome by the hotel makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. As you enter the courtyard via the gatehouse, trumpets are sounded and flower petals are showered upon you from above. The rooms are massive in size and the bathrooms have to be seen to be believed. They are so big that they have two entrances! There's no in-your-face opulence or overt luxury on display in the rooms and they are more than comfortable for a long stay. Since I was staying for a conference the meals were all buffet meals so I didn't get to choose from the a la carte menu. I did enjoy the live counters, particularly when the chef insisted that I try some of the street food counters (normally I'd have skipped) and discovered it was delicious - so good in fact, I went back for seconds. I travelled in early February and I didn't realize quite how cold it was going to be. It was about 18 degrees in the day and as low as 5 degrees at night. Bring a hoodie or warm jacket if you travel in the winter months! The Fairmont is an absolutely fantastic palatial styled hotel, the rooms, the staff, the food, the ambiance, nothing can be faulted. However there is one drawback which is that the hotel is no where near Jaipur, In fact it's nearly an hour's drive from the airport, longer if there is traffic. However, if you want a break away from from the city, nestled between some rocky hills, Fairmont won't disappoint.Read More