The Alsisar Haveli heritage hotel in the heart of the Pink City in Jaipur is grandiose. Alsisar is an exception to the boring corporate 5-star luxury hotels. Five star hotels are like Michelin stars in Hong Kong. Great for business but boring and uninteresting. Imagine waking up and not being able to tell where you are because your Grand Hyatt room in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taipei look exactly the same. It is a terrible thirst world problem to have.
The traditional Rajput-ian architecture of the Alsisar Haveli hotel radiates character and grandeur. I have to admit, the service was disappointing. It took at least 10 long minutes to get a perfectly poured beer to wash away the finest Rajasthan Laal Maans curry. I know that sounds terrible and I was disgruntled as well. If you hate beer and curries like I do this is the hotel to avoid.