Lying in the heart of Jaipur at the end of a narrow lane is Samode Haveli, a 30-room heritage property that dates back more that 150 years. It’s home to intricate frescos, idyllic courtyards and leafy gardens. Each room is tastefully adorned and completely unique, with draping hand printed fabrics, crisp white bed sheets, antique furniture and lavish rugs. This combines beautifully with modern facilities and bathrooms and celebrates old and new seamlessly. All rooms vary in size and shape, it’s important to remember that this is not purpose built hotel and is suited to those who enjoy the quirks and history of such a building. Outside the fanciful pool area takes centre stage with lavish poolside pavilions, ideal for unwinding and escaping the Jaipur heat and bustle. Other facilities include an exquisite restaurant serving Continental, Indian and Oriental food.