and discreet, Samode Palace has been host to celebrities, royalty,
artists, and the discriminating traveller.
A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic
architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles.
The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at
all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode
hotels - a magical hospitality and rare courtesy.
Guests are known to want to lose
themselves in the maze of bougainvillea covered courtyards, connected by
quaint narrow staircases and chance upon lounges adorned by charming
arches, stunning mirror work, exquisitely painted walls and ceilings.
Royal suites and rooms surround the courtyards, each with their unique
personality and décor.
Under the impressive Sheogarh Fort, the
private balconies, restaurants and dining areas, and the intriguing
pools - open out to the sky on clear days and starlit nights. You may
come to Samode Palace to soak in the glorious luxury, celebrate an
occasion, host a spectacular wedding, but mostly, you may just want to
be, for being at Samode transforms you.
Awaken to the quiet dawn, or have a
cocktail on the terrace garden to the accompaniment of folk musicians.
Run your fingers across the intricate story of an ancient mural on an
uneven wall. Emerge from a gentle healing massage at the spa, or perhaps
just sink into the lavish bed in your room. Samode Palace works its
magic on you.
or better still, come with someone - for in Samode, romance is the
The 4 royal suites, 20 deluxe suites and
19 spacious rooms of Samode Palace redefine the word comfort. Each room,
with its own unique personality, is elegantly and luxuriously furnished.
Four poster-beds draped with sheer, delicate fabric and exquisitely
carved couches invite you to relax completely. The flowers follow you
everywhere - from the courtyards and the painted lounges to the charming
prints on the flowing curtains and linen that softly brush against you,
the rose petals in your bathtub and your Jacuzzi to the beautiful
intricate patterns on the rich carpets beneath your feet.
Colour and spirit mingle with the
sparkling of white linen and marble and with the warm wood of exquisite
furniture. Old photographs of the family, weddings, hunting expeditions,
and regal gatherings hang easily on the walls beside the large TV
screen. Samode is a world that blends modern luxury effortlessly with
that of the past - air-conditioning and heating, perfectly stocked
mini-bars, tea and coffee counters, satellite television, house movies -
this is the best of all worlds.
Each royal suite is a luxe apartment with
its own private courtyard looking out to the mountains, and a Jacuzzi.
All rooms have lavish en-suite bathrooms that are classic and elegant -
with spacious wardrobes, sink-and-laze tubs, gracious dressing tables -
all deserving of the care you give yourself.
Do ask for your preference, for at Samode
it is our privilege to serve you. A room on the lowest level will be
best if you find it difficult to climb the stairs, a twin bed room is
excellent if you aren't sharing the bed with your companion, romance
deserves a special suite. Honeymooners find the dream-like setting and
the invisible, discreet service enchanting.
Food and Wine
The buffet breakfast is served in the
courtyard under the shade of trees and the chirping of birds, with the
excellent staff who cheerfully suggest what you may enjoy. The two
restaurants offer a choice of royal Rajasthani delicacies or scrumptious
Asian and European fare. Stunning murals vie with the food in stealing
your attention. Evening cocktails by the poolside or a romantic
candle-lit dinner at the terrace garden catch the starlight of the clear
Rajasthani nights. Of course you may prefer in-room dining if you can't
tear yourself away from the magnificence of your residence.
The Palace has an extensive wine cellar,
with a handpicked and expert choice of both International and Indian
Things to do
the beauty of the hotel - inch by glorious inch. Do it yourself or ask a
hotel staff to guide you through.
Swim in a clear marble and mosaic swimming
pool or rejuvenate with a dip in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Laze by the
rooftop Infinity pool and catch a breathtaking sunset with the vistas of
the Aravalli Range and a brilliantly lit fort as a backdrop.
The Spa offers luxurious massage therapies
by trained professionals in charming rooms that invite you to forget the
world and give in to the power of indulgence. Health facilities include
a fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna and steam room.
Take a jeep safari around the villages and
fields, visiting local shrines, bazaars - drive through for a coffee or
a meal to the royal gardens of Samode Bagh. For the more adventurous
visitor, horse and camel safaris are available and special visits to the
sand dunes can be arranged. If you like you could walk out of the gates
of the Palace and through the cobbled lanes of Samode village and market
stopping by the little shops of the bangle maker, the cloth merchant,
the gemstone expert.