Even before I start, I would want to sum up Trident for the readers:
It’s not a luxury hotel, but it does make you feel like royalty!
The criteria to book Trident should not be the architecture of the building. If you are looking to get awed by the architecture or luxury of Trident, there isn’t much to write home about. Though it’s a monument styled building that echoes the heritage of the city, but being an old hotel it wouldn’t be able to compete with heritage/palace/boutique hotels of the city that have sprung up.There are far many hotels in Jaipur that exemplify luxury, one of which is Fairmont Jaipur which I wrote about earlier.
Looking at the mid-range or business hotels, again, there are many good options for tourists. But Trident stands out with its superb location and exceptional service levels. It will have plenty of smiles on your face during your stay, which is what matters, isn’t it? And for a 4 star, it still is better than general 4 star hotels elsewhere.
The swimming pool & bar are in an open space that boast of the hill as a pretty, instagram-able backdrop, giving this space an idyllic location for a swim, lounge, drink or selfie. The hotel gets a lot of natural light, the sunlight complementing the interiors. In fact they have designed the hotel in such a fashion to accentuate its beauty in sunlight. For instance, they have ‘Jharokhas’ at the start of the alleys of each floor, which are also a great place to lounge (they’ve got sofas there as well). Providing the wellness products of ‘Kama Ayurveda’ in their washroom does add an element of opulence there. The fridge is well-stocked, should you want to enjoy your malt gazing at the lake.
But the main reason to stay at Trident Jaipur is their amazing food. The buffet at the award-winning Jal Mahal restaurant may not be exhaustive, but each dish deserves it moment of some lip smackin glory! Whether it’s the Dum ka Murgh, Anardana Potatoes, Saag, or chutneys, everything was worth a second helping. In the desserts section, their own concoction Paan Ice-cream is wonderful, something which is available exclusively here. While dining at Jal Mahal restaurant, there are so many to assist that you don’t even need to lift your hand or look out for them, only a gaze around is enough, and they’d be at your table!
Overall, Trident Jaipur is a hotel that sets new standards in hospitality. Nowhere in my experiences have I ever seen this level of service. They strive to make your journey memorable, all with their smiles! One is not allowed to tip during the stay, you may put money in an envelope and write the names of the people you wanted to tip on check-out. For a feedback, they give you a letter which is directed to the Chairman of the hotel chain himself!