Personally as a travel writer & tour leader I never enough time to enjoy the comfort and services of a hotel. My working style makes me leave early morning and come back at late night. I have hardly have time to spent in Hotel, but one experience makes me real lazy which I would like to share with you. Last summer I was with a group of photographers in Jaipur we stayed in Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur. Every room was like a separate villa. Around 32 acres spread real garden with Lush green loan. Long lonely paths were there to walk long. It’s like a big resort. More open spaces in between two separate villa like room & suites. It's like a beautiful “Havali” in a peaceful village in natural coutryside.
Old traditional nobles in Rajasthan royalty used to live in “Havalies”. Literally the meaning of this word is come from a Hindi word which is used for breeze that is “Hawa” and word “Havali” is used for a building which has fine ventilation system. These expansive houses were only used by elite class of the society like the Minister, Rich businessman or landlords, etc. They were like small places which were especially constructed according to the weather of Rajasthan. It is part of Thar Desert, in summer temperature goes extremely hot but on the same day temperature goes extremely cold in night. These Havalies built in traditional way where they use mad, stone, lime like material to built thick walls and high roofs with thick sealing so the heat never comes down. The front part of these havalies are extremely decorative. The lifestyle which Raj Vilas maintain is like a real Rajasthan tradition of royalty.
.The Oberoi Spa is the place where you find old Indian tradition of Ayurvedic treatments, aromatherapy, body scrubs, body treatments, as well as body wraps, massages and facials. It gives you deep rest and relaxation with a state of art hair salon. Outside there is a luxurious swimming pool. Guests can enjoy drinks as there is a bar or lounge.Their luxurious tent experiences is like a jungle safari, it seem like a childhood dream come true
The places which I were enjoyed the most was their real classical library with traditional wood work of Rajasthan teak. After a long time I seat on a old traditional study table with a nice surrounding of classic books of world literature. Pleasant light and silences.
Knowledgeable staff available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. Separate business center and conference/meeting rooms as well as secretarial services and audiovisual equipment, etc so if you are planning a meeting you will have everything you need to make your event a success. Guests can make use of the high-speed (wired and wireless) Internet access that are provided for a fee. Enjoy free newspapers in the lobby, where you will also find a safe at reception for your valuables. Other amenities include gift shops/newsstands, free valet parking, cell phone/mobile rentals, dry cleaning/laundry services, air conditioning in public areas and currency exchange.