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Taj SMS Hotel
Ranked #15 of 386 Hotels in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Why did I choose this place again?”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stay in the hotel last year b'cos of a conference there. This time too it was the same reason. I expected a change since the last time I wrote a review. But alas.. I was wrong..
This hotel is a black spot on TAJ. I fail to understand why this hotel is so bad.
Check in was smooth. Even though the check in was at 2pm they accomodated me at 11.30. But that is very the goodness ends.
My room was next to the reception Room 405. I wanted to draw the curtain but I couldn't as the clips were broken and the curtain were not moving. Housekeeping person came but couldn't do it so he had to get a ladder to do it therefore once the curtains were drawn they stayed drawn. The bed was comfortable. The sofas where run down. There was water leakage on the wall on the bathroom side.
No water was kept in the room. No coffee packets (only tea).
The bathroom was under stocked. The commode seat cover was smaller than the commode. The jet attached to the commode was short too.. the water kept clogging and hot water runs out fast
The breakfast was bad. Only 2 fruits, bread, 3 cereals, and then was told i could get paratha or dosa or eggs.Tea was okay and paratha was horrible in taste.
Check out was smooth.
I would never stay here again..

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

best property in terms of grand feeling, services and price. extremely spacious bedrooms with all basic amenities makes it worth staying.
only drawback was water logging in bathroom in shower area, but we didnt even complain for it, so no regrets. breakfast was not delicious.
staff- extremely courteous, willing to help in every manner they can. we had a rambagh palace tour which is adjacent to the hotel and their is a gate connecting to rambagh. all in all a very nice experience. worth staying

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

It was the second time i stayed in the Sms and what i like is the big spasious rooms and its good location next to the Rambagh Palace hotel. The staff was very friendly and i think it was good value for money. It could be nice if they could make the Wi fi free

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Travelled to the SMS hotel in November 2013. I suggest that its value for money in the off season since the rates are really cheap. They have good rooms, but nothing much to do beyond a small pool ....Its a nice place to stay, but not the sorts where you can vegetate in the resort.
There were some billing issues as well; & this hotel is completely over shadowed by the Rambagh Palace. The pluses are very centrally located, entry into the Rambagh Palace which otherwise is not allowed. So if you intend to sight see a lot & spend about 4-5 hours in the hotel then go for it!
Should try the papad ki sabzi..it was awesome! N so was the lal maas:)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Upon arrival, at what is clearly a back entrance, low spec reception, told that there was no bar, no lounge of any sort, breakfast room, was cold & uninviting, room was Ok but nothing special wash basin had abasent drain plug ( this we found out to be quite common in Indian- must advise folks to carry a univerasal waste plug ), this is more like a motel than a hotel, would not stay here by choice

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We last came to this place on 4th October 2012 . Then itself we felt we would come again. And we did it. Actually its so different from others because you get the royal touch from the word go. The Hotel staff are almost all from the Royal days . They served the royals and carry the same flavor. The front office gentleman revealed while checking out hesitatingly .. he remembered our last visit and a small story-telling session we had with him about the royal family . Please try this place . It is a part of earlier Royal Guest House . Excellent surroundings, away from the madding crowd. Just right food, excellent service. And ... very competitive tariff.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Great place, large rooms, just next to the ragbag palace.had a walk,to the ragbag palace, the gates were opened for me, had a small walk through the gardens...wow, so many peacoks , first time a saw a peacock dancing.there were around 50 peacoks.this place is good for a rest.

Room Tip: Good place,stay here if you want to go into ragbag palace.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Taj SMS Hotel
Address: Sawai Ram Singh Road | Opposite Reserve Bank of India, Jaipur 302005, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur District > Jaipur
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 386 Hotels in Jaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj SMS Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 27
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