Top 5 Budget Hotels for Foreign Tourists in JaipurJaipur is place that is dotted with palaces and expensive heritage hotels. However, if one is visiting the place on a budget, it becomes difficult to afford the opulence of the palace hotels. Luckily, the city of Jaipur is dotted with smaller heritage properties and hawelis, that have been converted to hotels that fit modest budgets. These properties also provide a memorable stay to the visitors from the heritage perspective. Non heritage hotel are also available to fit into the budget category. The city centre has become more and more crowded and chaotic over the years, due to the steady rise in tourism to the place. Hence it is always recommended to choose your hotel a little away from the city centre.
Based on tourist popularity and travelers’ feedback, the below is the list of some of the good budget hotels and heritage properties in Jaipur, below US $50 as per rates in 2014. Visitors are however advised to check the prevalent rates before visiting.
Sugan Niwas PalaceThis is an ideal place for groups and couples, who want a relaxed and laid back vacation in the heritage backdrop. This property is run by a hotelier family, who understand the business very well and thus extend the warmest of hospitality to the patrons.
They have converted their ancestral haweli into a heritage hotel, with well laid out rooms and good service. The in house restaurant has a good assortment of Indian and western delicacies. Visitors are treated as family members, rather than guests. The Maharaja Suite is most in demand room in this hotel and is over the $ 50 budget. However, the Superior room rates per night is Rs. 1,980.00, the Deluxe Room rate is Rs. 2,340 and the Suite costs Rs. 2,700.00 per night.
Address: Vijay Path, Behind Sindhi Camp, Bani Park, Jaipur 302006
This hotel belongs to the Sarovar Group of hotels. A little away from the hustle bustle of the city, this hotel offers a calm and comfortable stay. It has got a beautiful rooftop restaurant, which offers an amazing view of the city of Jaipur at night. The restaurant offers both Indian and western food in its menu. Bar services are available in the hotel. The bathrooms are well maintained and sufficiently stocked. The hotel is closer to the airport and industrial areas of the city, hence being very suitable for the business traveller. The Superior Rooms are available at the rate of Rs. 2,500 per night, breakfast included.
Address: Plot no. 90, Bhan Nagar –B, Prince Road, Queen's Road, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur 302021
Pearl Palace Heritage
Pearl Palace is another good heritage guest house. Also known as the Boutique Guesthouse this place again gives the feel of being at home, backed my homely hospitality. The movie Marigold Hotel has been shot at this location, with Richard Gere has supposedly stayed in the Neelambar Room. There is room service which can be used to get food served to the roo. Since there is no in house restaurant, the management provides free tuk-tuk or car ride to their roof top Peacock Restaurant, located a little away. The Viceroy Suite is a royal room to look forward to here, in case you manage to book it. The Super Deluxe Rooms are priced at Rs. 2,200 per night, including breakfast.
Address: 54,Gopal Bari, Lane 2, Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302001
Located at Bani Park, this place gives the feel of living in a palace and being treated as a Rajput royal. The rooms are air conditioned and staff is very pleasing. A swimming is available for a cooling off swim during the summers. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean. The restaurant offers both western and Indian cuisines, but have a small menu. Although the hotel is situated in a bustling area, but the inside is as calm as one would want it to be. The Deluxe Room is priced at Rs.2,222.00, while the Superior Room is priced at Rs. 3,045.00 per night.
Address: D-194/C, Vijay Path, Bani Park Jaipur - 302016
Four Points by Sheraton
This hotel carries the contemporary aura presented by the Sheraton Group of hotels. Again, situated away from the hustle bustle of the Jaipur city, this hotel is about 10 minute drive from the airport. However, due to pure commercial nature of the property, the rooms are not as big as the heritage hotels. However, the staff and well trained and the restaurant offers both Indian and western menu to suit the tastes of both local and foreign guests. This is a good family hotel and is good as a base to explore the wonders of the city of Jaipur. The Comfort King room at the hotel costs Rs. 3000.00, including breakfast.
Address: City Square, Vasundhara Colony, Jaipur 302018
If you're still in search of more budgeted accommodation, check out this list of cheap hotels in Jaipur