The Stay -
We stayed at the Trident and it was lovely. Trident, Jaipur has exceptional people and they are the reason why we ended up having a great stay. Be it Sachin from the restaurant who went out of his way to gift us some condiments when my wife remarked that they were really tasty; be it Aayushi who’s been there only for a couple of months but remembered the specifics of how I preferred my Omlette; be it Bibbin from housekeeping or Narender who heated up the special food we had carried for my daughter. They were exceptional enough for me to remember their names.
We stayed at the lake view room and I am glad we switched from a garden view. The sun actually rises on top of the lake and made up for one of those picture perfect mornings. The view of the lake view is much much better than the garden view. The rooms are just a wee bit cramped up but we made room by moving the centre table under the desk.
Between the pool and the kids play-house, my daughter had no time left for anything else. She swam and jumped and slid down slides and played snakes and ladder. We, on the other hand cycled along Jal Mahal road and played TT and just relaxed.
And after all of it, this would be incomplete if I don’t speak about the food at the Trident. We ate at the Jal Mahal restaurant and it was a sumptuous affair. The cold coffee is particularly recommended (I had four glasses). The pancakes, the waffles, and the buttermilk – all of it is exquisite.
The Place – Jaipur
This was my maiden trip to Jaipur and I found it full of contradictions. It’s beautiful but it’s filthy. It has a great cuisine but bad food (street food). It has scenic locales but they stink. It has amazing people but we were cheated on four occasions in four hours (twice by Rickshaws and twice by stores and I am not even a foreigner).
One of their tricks is that if you are travelling in an out-of-station (DL numbered) car, the rickshaws will collude to make you believe that the city police would target you and fine you and that its safer to travel by rickshaws. We realized it very quickly that there is nothing of that sort.
The store-keepers would add anywhere between 50 – 100 bucks while adding up the individual items. So make sure you check and add the individual prices.
We drove and the 260 km stretch took us about 6 hours while going and 5 hours while coming back (with a 10 min stopover each way). One reason why we lost an hour on our journey to Jaipur was because we left NH8 and went on a toll road 50 km before Jaipur.
It’s been more than 15 years since the golden triangle was announced but its not there yet. What’s more, I did not even see any construction going on. So its about half a dozen fly-overs at various stages of construction and the traffic crawls through the side-roads. The roads are heavily infested by trucks and tractors, which don’t follow any lane discipline. Its pretty common to find them coming in the wrong direction (on the highway) so be careful.
And keep about Rs 250 in easy change for toll (one way).
Definitely go for the Lake View Rooms. They are on the fourth floor facing the Jal Mahal. If choosin...
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Thank you for the really beautiful feedback and update about Trident Jaipur on Trip advisor .
It is indeed a pleasure to hear words of praise for the hotel, facilities,view, staff , food and service along with the kids club and praising our genuine hospitality.
Sachin, Ayushi and Bibbin are thrilled by this feedback and thank you for it.
To sum it up feedback like this really puts a smile on the face of our colleagues.
We hope we have an opportunity to serve you again.
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