Palatial splendour, unparalleled views, and exquisite service—your guide to the best hotel suites to book when you want to feel like modern royalty.
Nizam Suite, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Once the private quarters of the Nizam of Hyderabad, this 1,938sq.ft duplex is a picture of cosy extravagance, with wooden flooring, ornate drapery and Turkish rugs, all illuminated by a glittering crystal chandelier. Each room offers beautiful views of the palace courtyard and the city beyond. There’s also a Carrara marble Jacuzzi and your own private swimming pool. Perks include private dining experiences at anywhere you choose, a personal qawwali session, exclusive access to the Jiva Spa, and your own butler.
Price: Rs 6,00,000 a night
Presidential Suite, The Leela Palace, Delhi
Every inch of this palatial 4,800sq.ft space is dripping in grandeur: think gold leaf ceilings, intricate woodwork, silver objets d’art and rich tapestry. The eight-bay suite comprises two separate living rooms, a sprawling bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with a Jacuzzi, study, 12-seater dining room, butler’s pantry and a private couple’s spa. Guests can also avail of complimentary airport transfers in the hotel’s BMW fleet and 24-hour butler service. Famous guests who have checked in include Barack Obama and Tom Cruise.
Price: Rs 7,00,000 per night
Presidential Suite, St Regis, Mumbai
Modern glass chandeliers, marble flooring and ornate furnishing in beige, lavender and gold gives this lavish suite a luxe feel. Perched on the 28th floor, it accommodates a sprawling living room, study with a grand work desk, dining room and master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. But we’d recommend you make a beeline for the spa bathroom, have your private butler arrange for a bottle of champagne and enjoy a relaxing dip in the marble bathtub as you gaze across at the spectacular views of Mumbai’s skyline and the Arabian sea beyond.
Price: Rs 5,00,000 per night
Kohinoor Suite, Oberoi Amarvillas, Agra
What sets this suite apart from any other are its unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal, located just 600m away from the property. You can take in the beautiful monument with your beloved over a candle-lit dinner from one of three private terraces, through a brass telescope should you want a detailed look, from a picture window that frames a large writing desk, and even the bathtub. Marble elephants, marble columns, intricate woodwork and luxurious carpets in every room ensure you feel like Mughal royalty. Guests are entitled to personalized butler service, transfers in an Audi Q7, and access to the Taj Mahal via the hotel’s private entrance.
Price: Rs 7,50,000 per night
Sukh Niwas, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The 186-year-old palace was once the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, the late Maharani Gayatri Devi. Sukh Niwas translates to ‘happy abode’, and it goes all out to live up to its name. The plush circular bed is the perfect vantage point from which to take in the regal majesty of the suite, from its lush, textured drapes and ornate furniture to elaborate chandeliers, arched stonework and gilt frescoed ceiling. Spread across 1,800 sq ft, the suite also features a large sitting area, dining room, bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a private sundeck. Rambagh Palace has welcomed several famous guests, including Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and Jackie Kennedy.
Price: Rs 10,00,000 per night