Samode Palace vs The Oberoi Rajvilas

Both properties are highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, The Oberoi Rajvilas ranks significantly better than Samode Palace. The Oberoi Rajvilas scores 82 with endorsements from 7 sources such as, Jetsetter and Condé Nast Traveler.

Samode Palace
7 / 10
Village Samode, Samode 302002, India
From $110 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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"An hour's drive (45km/28 miles) from Jaipur, 400-year-old Samode Palace is popular, pretty, and newly renovated" Full review
If you have the cash, ask for the newly renovated Royal Suite 314, which is of Oberoi quality.
Travel + Leisure
"The 43 light-filled guest rooms feature elaborate marble work and woodwork; cotton dhurrie rugs cover mosaic-patterned floors." Full review
The Telegraph
"This 16th-century palace nestled in the ancient Aravalli hills has striking wall murals, atmospheric rooms, an infinity pool, and a great wine cellar" Full review
Mr & Mrs Smith
"A walled Rajasthani wonderland, Samode Palace hotel outside Jaipur is the stuff of legend." Full review
The Oberoi Rajvilas
8 / 10
Goner Road, Jaipur 303012, India
From $197 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"The sanctuary-like setting mostly encourages happy, slow hours among the gardens, decorative pools, and fountains."
"An opulent garden- and fountain-strewn 32-acre resort built around a 250-year-old temple." Full review
"A destination unto itself, whether you want to splash out on a private villa with its own pool, enjoy a spacious standard room, or revel in a romantic luxury tent on the grounds." Full review
Lonely Planet
"About 8km from the city centre is Jaipur’s most sophisticated and expensive hotel."
Star Service
"This hotel is located 8 kilometers from the old walled city and 16 kilometers from the airport, making it a bit of a trek for impatient tourists" Full review
Americans are frequently on the guest list here, and staffers are used to numerous special requests.
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