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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 5:17 PM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 5:17 PM (IST)

Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace named in top 10 heritage hotels in world

Our Correspondent

Jaipur, April 21

Rajasthan’s iconic hotel Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur has been named among the top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world by a UK magazine.  

It has been ranked at sixth position by Travel Weekly in its latest issue released on Wednesday. 

The magazine quotes renowned travel company Cox & Kings which describes the 19th century palace as one of the best selling hotels among higher-end clients.

It goes on to say that originally a hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it was converted into a hotel in 1957.

“The Palace now houses 78 restored rooms and suites with elaborate décor filling the interiors, hand-carved marbles latticework, sandstone balustrades and ornate cenotaphs. Guests can explore the Mughal Gardens and dine in what was once the Palace Ballroom, complete with crystal chandeliers and 18th century French architecture… or try yoga, meditation and Indian treatments at the Spa, safe in the knowledge they’re staying somewhere that is, quite literally fit for a prince,” the magazine further said. 

Rambagh Palace was also judged as the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards in 2009.

Among the other top heritage hotels announced by the Travel Weekly are – Omni Shoreham Hotel (US), Treetops Lodge (Kenya), The Don CeSar (US), Hotel de Rome (Germany), Parador de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Canada), Raffles Hotel (Singapore), Inkaterra La Casona (Peru) and Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu (France).

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