5 Most Expensive Suites in Hotels in India

Perhaps there should be a word more suitable than decadence, to sum up, the indulgence offered by the suites talked about here in this post. There are over-the-top hotel suites in some over-the-top hotel like Royal Penthouse Suite, in the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva where the guests squander US$ 65,000 for one night’s stay.

But then how many of you are aware of the over-the-top hotels in India where some of the select few in the world could spend the night for US$ 45,000 per night.

Yes, we are talking about the winner of the World’s Leading Heritage Hotel, the Raj Palace in Jaipur. For less than 1% of the world, this might be a dream list to do in their lifetime but for the rest of us, it is an even-if-I-could-why-would-I list.

For some select few in this world, luxury is about only the best without any compromises. Be it an airport transfer, private pools or Jacuzzi. These and more of some ultra-luxe amenities and regal décor are available to a select few in some of the select few luxury hotels in India.

Take a look at some of the most expensive hotel suites of India when the splurge falls short of explaining the extravagance.

5. The Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Nizam Suite, Taj Falaknuma Palace

Nizam Suite, Taj Falaknuma Palace is one of the most lavish hotel suites in India

Tariff: US$8,000 per night

Famous guests: Mostly Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons, and businessmen.

The grand presidential suite, also known as the Nizam suite, offers travelers a jacuzzi, garden, swimming pool and exclusive access to a spa. The dining area comes with custom-designed Versace crockery and Robbie and Berkin cutlery. The duplex suite has a private area to entertain guests and a private butler pantry. Taj Falaknuma Palace is also featured as one of the top 10 heritage hotels in India.

4. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Presidential Suite of Leela Palace, New Delhi

Presidential Suite of Leela Palace, New Delhi

Tariff: US$9,000 per night

Famous guests: Tom Cruise, Akon, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Inspired by the Lutyen’s architecture and decorated by Mrs. Madhu Nair, the Presidential Suite of Leela Palace, New Delhi – considered to be one of the best luxury hotels in Delhi – spanning over 4,420 square feet comes with gold-leaf ceilings, intricate woodwork, and handpicked pure-silver objet d’art. The suite feature 8 bays, intricately carved brocades, and state-of-the-art amenities.

24-hour butler service, Rolls Royce Phantom transfers from the airport, private study, dining room and gymnasium, walk-in wardrobe, Bvlgari toiletries, private spa and Jacuzzi, and above all the concern for security – Presidential Suite is equipped with Bullet Proof Glass and private Elevator – makes Leela Palace in New Delhi the preferred abode of the visiting state dignitaries and royal families from around the world.

3. Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi


The Grand Presidential Suite Bedroom, Taj Palace, New Delhi

Tariff: US$13,000 plus taxes for a night

Famous guests: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Sarkozy Bruni, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Hillary Clinton

Spread across 6,500 square feet, the opulent Tata Suite is a fusion of Mughal decor with the contemporary design. From the plush and rare ‘Mughal Jail Collection’ carpet, possibly the most expensive in the world to the spacious bathrooms is laden with Bvlgari amenities and complimentary services such as personalized butler service, a gym, and spa, and a walk-in closet, this grand presidential suite is opulent without being vulgar.

The foyer of the suite opens to a formal lounge with an adjoining dining room for 12 and all crystal items are imported from Waterford, Germany.

Lithographs depicting India of the late 19th century are displayed across the corridor as are paintings by M F Husain and Anjolie Ela Menon. Indulge in the private spa with a personalized Jiva spa menu, steam room, sauna, and 2 professional masseurs with sprawling space, offering the ultimate in luxury and elegance along with cutting-edge modern technology.

2. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Shambu Prakash suite, Tak Lake Palace, Udaipur

Shambu Prakash suite, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Tariff: US$ 16, 000 per night

Famous guests: Queen Elizabeth, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Shah of Iran, Lord Kurzon, and Vivian Leigh

Featured as one of the ultimate romantic vacation ideas in India and voted one of the best luxury hotels in the world, the Taj Lake Palace also features the second most expensive suite in India.

The Grand Presidential Suite of the hotel is named Shambu Prakash suite – after the 18th Maharana Shambhu Singh who ruled Mewar from 1861to 1874. It is the second most expensive in India spread across 1,734 square feet.

The indulgence offered with the royal stay in this suite includes pick up from the airport in a sleek Jaguar or a vintage car and royal welcome traditional folk dancers and fire-eaters as once maharanas were welcomed and much more.

The excesses don’t stop here. The feeling of royalty is accentuated with services like a private butler, a special menu, and cuisines designed by personal chefs. The guests also get the opportunity to set sail into the shimmering water of Lake Pichola on a 150-year-old ceremonial barge complete with candlelight and drinks.

You also get Taj’s signature Jiva Spa treatment – ‘Mewar-E-Khas’ – on the Palace’s spa boat. Read more about Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur.

1. Raj Palace, Jaipur

Royal Suite, Raj Palace, Jaipur

Royal Suite of Raj Palace in Jaipur is 2nd most expensive suite in the world

Tariff: US$ 45,000 per night

At more than 17,000 square feet, the suite at Raj Palace is one of the biggest in the world. Voted the best Heritage Hotel in the World, this suite offers a seamless blend of the historical element of Rajput Maharajas with modern sophistication. No doubt it is counted as one of the best palace hotels in Rajasthan.

The sense of exclusivity is hammered in as you walk through the Charbagh-style garden to the once private residence of the former maharajas. All floors of the presidential suites are connected through a private elevator. Private lounges, a bar, even a museum, and elegant dining with a private spa adjoining the pleasure pavilion leave nothing to be asked for.

Comprising a four-floor apartment with a rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and lavishly appointed lobbies on each level, the Presidential Suite of this luxury heritage hotel is characterized by the lavish decoration reflected in gold leaf, stucco, ivory and mirror work, and gold, silver and ivory furniture used by Maharajas themselves.

If you are looking to indulge in one of these luxury hotels in India, you may visit Indianholiday.Com

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19 Responses

  1. Zeyna Balo says:

    Thanks karan and great post about hotels

  2. Gaurav Kumar says:

    I totally agree India is a great place and it has quality luxury hotels and resorts. Lot of money is invested in good hotels so they are bit costly but have awesome facilities.

  3. Karan Saxena says:

    Thanks for your feedback.

  4. Karan Saxena says:

    Thanks Gaurav for your feedback.

    The Experience in these lavish suites totally makes up for the amount of money spent here. Trust Me.

  5. Deepak Rawat says:

    Great Post Karan, you have presented here a nice collection of hotels from all over India. I like the first one "Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, Rajasthan", because the Lake makes this place more beautiful & attractive.

  6. Nikhil Chandra says:

    Hey Karan. This is an awesome post. Wow! I mean places like this are there for indulgence. Well but indulgence is not the right word…it's unabashed indulgence.

    Some really ultra luxe suites you have mentioned. I read about Maharajas' Express and was really intrigued. Its mind blowing to know that this kind of opulence is available in a rail carriage. It's unbelievable and so is the price that one pays US $22,000 for a 7 night tour in this luxury Presidential Suite of Maharajas' Express.

  7. Karan Saxena says:

    Thanks Deepak for your feedback.

    You will be thrilled to know that Taj Lake Palace is given the status of India's No.1 Heritage Hotel for the year 2013.
    You must plan a tour to Taj Lake Palace and trust me, the stay in the lavish suite is something that will blow your mind.

    I still get glimpses of my stay… it is a memory that I simply will not forget. 🙂

  8. Karan Saxena says:

    Thanks Nikhil for your feedback.

    Oh yes. I did feel the need to make a special mention to the luxury suite in Maharajas' Express for all the comforts and sophistication of a heritage hotel or 5-star hotel lavish suite are instilled on a moving passenger vehicle.

    I know it sounds almost impossible to believe, so you have to experience to believe it.

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  10. Karan Saxena says:

    Thank you for your Reviews.

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