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Inside the $11,000-a-night royal palace listed on Airbnb

Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb

Earlier this year, Airbnb introduced its new ‘Luxe’ tier, where only the crème de la crème of properties are listed – with a price-tag to match. 

But those luxury listings now have a tough competitor: the Jaipur royal family has listed a room on Airbnb in their stunning 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur.

The palace, which was built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is still home to the city’s royal family today. And it’s listed for a whopping US$7,983 (AU$11,647) a night. 

Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb

From 23 November, guests will be able to stay in the private quarters of the palace – a space previously only open to royals and their special guests, like Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Jackie Kennedy. 

The proceeds of each booking will go to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, which is a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting rural women and the people of Rajasthan.

Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb
Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb

Where you’ll be staying

If you’re able to foot the eye-watering bill, you’ll be staying in the luxurious Gudliya Suite - which has its own indoor swimming pool.

But the stay isn’t limited to the lavish room. Rather, you’re guaranteed to live like a royal. 

The listing states your experience with City Palace will start as soon as you walk out of the airport, where a chauffeur-driven car will be waiting to take you to your destination. 

Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb
Gudliya Suite at The City Palace - Jaipur. Source: Airbnb

Once you arrive, you’ll be assigned a private butler to take care of all your needs, like sightseeing recommendations, travel arrangements and restaurant bookings. You’ll even get a private shopping tour of Pink City’s retail hotspots. 

Breakfast and dinner at the Palace’s in-house restaurant, Baradari, is also included, as is a free guided tour of the palace. 

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