DeraMandawa is a traditional Rajasthani property owned by the Singh family. A stay here feels very much like being invited into a friendly family home, making for a very special stay.
A monument to India’s regal past, your first introduction to Samode Haveli will be along an elephant ramp leading to a calming whitewashed courtyard and pool area. The original palace furnishings have been lovingly maintained, while the hand-painted dining room provides a colourful backdrop to your evening meals. Rooms are spread around traditional square haveli courtyards and there are plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore within the complex.
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Each room at Samode Haveli is unique, with traditional décor, hand-painted murals and features such as pillars, arches and seating which give a nod to the original use of the building.
Both the Deluxe rooms and Suites are spacious and comfortable, while the Sheesh Mahal ('place of mirrors') room is completely mirrored. All rooms have either a private balcony or terrace looking out to the property's pool, fountains and gardens, as an en suite bathroom and amenities such as a satellite TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Samode Haveli is located within the walled city of central Jaipur. The area is busy with bustling markets and local shops nearby, which can be explored on foot.
Food and drink
The former royal dining hall, with its beautiful hand-painted murals, now serves as the hotel restaurant, serving a choice between traditional Rajasthani fare and international cuisine. You can also take afternoon tea on the sheltered veranda. Cocktails and other beverages can also be enjoyed, perhaps while relaxing by the pool on comfortable day beds.
For younger members of the family the hotel has a splash pool, and in the evening children can watch traditional puppet shows.
The Sheesh Mahal suite is ideal for honeymooning couples. Relax in a rose petal bath or enjoy an intimate dining experience, both of which can be arranged on request.
Facilities and activities
Facilities at Samode Haveli include an Ayurvedic spa, an outdoor pool surrounded by traditional Indian day beds and a wading pool for children. There's also a fitness centre, Jacuzzi and steam room. In the evening guests can enjoy local Rajasthani music and dance performances.
Environmental and social responsibility
The hotel is committed to providing local people with employment, running free training programmes and providing support to help them get into the hospitality industry.
During your stay at Samode Haveli you could enjoy a number of excursions. We'd recommend visiting the City Palace and Observatory, and Amber Fort.
Stay at Samode Haveli if you want to experience an Indian heritage hotel at its best, in real luxury.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Jaipur is widely considered by many as the craft capital of India. You will see busy craftsman in their workshops on this guided walk, sample culinary delights and mingle with the locals.
A half-day tour of the city of Jaipur, visiting some of its most popular sights.
Within Jaipur there are a number of interesting sights, including Amber Fort on the rugged ridge of the Aravalli hills, overlooking a large lake.
You will be able to see craftsman working on some fine forms of local art like Zardozi embroidery, Gota work, Kinari, silver ornament work, and precious and semi-precious stonework, all taking place in these old bazaars of Jaipur.