Hotel review: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre – Rajasthan, India

Spread over 7 floors in the heart of India’s so-called Pink City, Jaipur, the 5-star Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to explore what the city has to offer. Located relatively near to the railway station, bus stand and airport, Holiday Inn Jaipur is the perfect base from which to visit Jaipur’s must-see attractions such as the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and the Jal Mahal (check out my upcoming post for details of Jaipur’s tourist attractions).

I stayed at Holiday Inn Jaipur for one night after visiting Agra, ahead of a tour of Jaipur the following day. By the time I checked in it was around 9pm, but the check-in process was very professional and efficient nonetheless, and my bags were kindly carried up to my room for me.

Fountains at entrance to Holiday Inn Jaipur hotel

Lobby at Holiday Inn Jaipur

Holiday Inn Jaipur has 172 rooms in total, and my room was located on the third floor. You can request either a smoking or non-smoking room, but either way, you’ll still be able to smell the cigarette smoke wafting down the hallway. This was frustrating for me as a smoker because it made me crave a cigarette, yet I was unable to smoke in my room, and I can only imagine how unpleasant it must’ve been for non-smokers.

Rooms on different levels at Holiday Inn Jaipur

Anyway, onwards and upwards. My Superior Room was fantastic; it wasn’t quite as extravagant as some of the other 5-star hotels I stayed in while in India (such as Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra and Leela Ambience, New Delhi), but it was very spacious, and the facilities and furnishings were excellent. My room benefited from decent air conditioning, a 32” LED satellite TV, free WiFi, iron and ironing board, electronic safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, complimentary mineral water, chargeable mini bar, hairdryer, shower, daily newspaper, choice of pillows (soft/firm), and a dental and shaving kit.

Bedroom at Holiday Inn Jaipur

Meanwhile, the bathroom featured a large shower cubicle surrounded by a window facing into the bedroom, complete with blinds – a popular set-up in many luxury hotels, including most of the Indian hotel rooms I stayed in.

Shower at Holiday Inn Jaipur

In addition, the bathroom was well-stocked with luxury toiletries, and included a complimentary pair of slippers and a dressing gown.

Shower at Holiday Inn Jaipur

Outside the comfort of your room, you’ll find a choice of three different restaurants including Monarch (local and international cuisine), Chao (Chinese bistro restaurant) and the American Style Road House Bar & Grill.

Breakfast bar in Monarch at Holiday Inn Jaipur

While I didn’t have time to fit in lunch or dinner during my short stay at Holiday Inn Jaipur, I made the most of the complimentary breakfast at Monarch.

Breakfast pastries

In fact, of all the hotels I stayed in whilst in India, Holiday Inn Jaipur’s take on an English breakfast was the most alike the real thing; chicken sausages aside, it was just like the Full English I enjoy tucking into when I’m at home. The kitchen was very accommodating and certain items could be cooked to order, like eggs and potato rostis.

Breakfast at Holiday Inn Jaipur

When you’re not chilling out in your room or munching on tasty food, you can work up a sweat in the complimentary gym, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, hit the shops on the ground floor, or treat yourself to a luxury beauty treatment in the spa (chargeable). If you’re travelling on business, make the most of Holiday Inn Jaipur’s corporate facilities; including a business centre, board room, conference hall and facilities, secretarial services and executive lounge.

Currently, Superior Room rates start at 7,550 Indian Rupees (around £92) for February, when booked directly through Holiday Inn’s website. Holiday Inn Jaipur also boasts 7 Executive Suites, which contain all the benefits of Superior Rooms in addition to a living room, two pieces of laundry, weighing machine, access to the Executive Lounge, one-way airport transfer and complimentary two-hour usage of the Business Centre Board Room. For the month of February, Executive Suites cost around 12,370 Indian Rupees (£150 approx) when booked directly through Holiday Inn’s website.

To book a room at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, or to check rates for your stay, please click here. 

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
Commercial Plot No. 1
Sardar Patel Road
C Scheme Bais Godam Circle
Jaipur
Rajasthan 302 001
India
+91 141 422 2444
www.holidayinn.com/jaipur

This blog post contains affiliate links and if you place a booking via any of these links, I will receive a modest fee. 

36 Comments

  1. February 19, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Wow this looks like a great place to stay, from the decor to the food it all looks amazing x

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      I loved it all too – such a treat to stay here 🙂

  2. February 19, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Sounds like it was a lovely place to stay! I’ve never heard a bad thing about Holiday inn hotels x

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      It was the best customer service of all the hotels I stayed at in India; highly recommend it!

  3. February 19, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    That looks incredible! I am booking a holiday next week and this post has got me veury very excited to do so! I am not sire I could do the flight to India but that is definitely the style of hotel I go for!

    Em T

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      India is such an experience, if you ever get the chance to go then definitely do it! With hindsight though, I wish I’d taken a friend with me. I was happy on my own, but I could have got that little bit more out of it if I was with someone else.

  4. February 20, 2017 / 1:15 am

    This is the prettiest Holiday Inn I think I’ve ever seen! It looks stunning!

  5. February 20, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Wow what a huge hotel! This looks like a great place to stay- I love the water feature detail xxx

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      It was really pretty 🙂 I enjoyed staying here.

  6. February 20, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Looks lovely – shame about the smoke! I hope you had a nice holiday 🙂
    Also, I think it’s odd how they have windows into the bathroom in hotels in Asia- I found it a lot in Singapore and Hong Kong.

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Yes I noticed the bathroom windows at a lot of hotels in India – I really liked them 🙂

  7. February 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

    This looks like the most amazing Holiday Inn! It looks like you had a fantastic time.

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      It was a step up from the ones I’ve stayed in before, that’s for sure!

  8. February 20, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    It looks like the hotel is in a good location. Love the water feature and the bedroom looks great.

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      It was great! Fab choice for anyone staying in Jaipur 🙂

  9. February 20, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    It always amazes me that you can find these hotels right across the world and that breakfast looks really, really good x

  10. February 20, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    What a gorgeous hotel! I love the water feature details x

  11. February 20, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    What a stunning looking hotel! I love how spacious it is. Would love to visit it one day.

    • February 20, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      It was very luxurious. I’d happily go back!

  12. Dena Jayne
    February 20, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Looks like a very lovely place to stay! Would love to stay there xo

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      It was lovely, had a great night’s sleep here 🙂

  13. February 20, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    WOW! Such a lovely place, would love to visit Jaipur! 🙂

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Jaipur is a lovely place 🙂 So beautiful, and full of culture and history

  14. February 21, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Holiday Inn and many ‘chain’ hotels can be really hit and miss can’t they? Looks very grand where you stayed!

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      I know what you mean, I stayed in a London Travelodge recently and it wasn’t up to scratch, but others I’ve stayed at have been great for the price I paid.

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      It was lovely food, and such a nice hotel!

  15. February 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Sounds like a great base to explore Jaipur! We’d love to visit India one day x

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      I’m sure you’d love it. There were times I felt a little anxious being on my own, but it all made for a great all-round experience

  16. February 22, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    This is one of the best Holiday Inns I have ever seen! Breakfast looks great too!

    • February 25, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      It really was good compared to the Holiday Inns I have stayed in before too. Breakfast was a real highlight 🙂

  17. February 25, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I swear to god Holiday Inns are always AMAZING abroad, but the ones in the UK are grim. It always baffles me. This looks so good. Is that donuts at the breakfast bit? I could definitely be down for that!

    • February 27, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      I totally see what you mean, I couldn’t believe I was in a Holiday Inn when I visited this hotel! The breakfast was really varied, there were pastries (probably doughnuts as well!), full English breakfast, fruit, yoghurt, continental breakfast… and they were happy to cook dishes upon request too!

  18. December 23, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Great post, This looks like the most amazing Holiday Inn!

    • December 23, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you, glad you liked it. I see what you mean – none of the other Holiday Inns I’ve stayed in have been as nice as this.

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