- A luxurious suite in a 300-year-old Indian palace just went up on Airbnb.
- The Gudliya Suite in the City Palace of Jaipur, India, includes a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and a private indoor swimming pool.
- It will cost you $US8,000 a night, and a private butler is included.
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Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh just became the first royal Airbnb host, as he listed the Gudliya Suite in the City Palace of Jaipur, India, on the booking site.
The 1727-built palace is usually home to Jaipur’s royal family, and the bookable suite is located in one of the palace’s private sections.
The one-bedroom suite includes its own lounge, kitchen, bathroom and private indoor swimming pool.
The City Palace in Jaipur, also known as the Chandra Mahal Palace, was built in 1727.
The palace has grown and changed over the years, and thus features buildings from different eras.
The enormous compound, which sits in the heart of Jaipur’s Old City, features courtyards, gardens, and a variety of buildings. It is partly open to the public.
Booking the suite ensures a private guided tour of the palace, which will be conducted by a member of the royal staff.
The royal treatment begins when you land in Jaipur, as you’ll be picked up by a chauffeur who will hand you off to your very own private butler.
The luxurious rental features a regal four-poster bed, a lounge, a kitchen, an enormous bathroom, and a private indoor swimming pool.
Two meals at the palace’s in-house restaurant are included, though you can also eat authentic Rajasthani dishes on a private terrace overlooking peacock-filled gardens.
The suite has previously hosted guests of the royal family, notably Princess Diana and Oprah Winfrey.
The 21-year-old Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh is now officially the first king to host on Airbnb.
The suite will set you back $US8,000 a night come January 1, 2020. However, from November 23 until then, Airbnb is renting it out for just $US1,000 a night, and taking care of the remainder.
Best of all? By staying here, you’ll be contributing to a good cause, as proceeds from each booking will go to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rural women and artisans.
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