Featuring intricately carved Haveli-style architecture, RAAS Jodhpur, is a boutique hotel smack in the middle of Jodhpur's ancient walled city. RAAS manages to be both stylish and soothing without feeling the need to remove itself from city life altogether. The call to prayer from a nearby minaret punctuates your stay atmospherically, and you only have to step outside the hotel's majestic gates to find yourself on a crowded street, full of motorcycle rickshaws, cows and puri sellers. It's a truly seductive combination.
The hotel is built around an immaculately restored 17th and 18th century haveli, which houses the Heritage Suites. Other rooms are in three modern buildings, built using traditional techniques and local materials, and overlooking the Mehrangarh Fort. Rooms come with a balcony, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a wardrobe and a seating area. Sleek bathrooms come with showers and soaking tubs. Suites in the Heritage Wing offer iPods. Room service.
✅Complimentary breakfast. There are 2 fine dining restaurants offering authentic Rajasthani and Thai & Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied with splendid views of the Mehrangarh Fort from its terrace.
In the central courtyard is the hotel's swimming pool and a small spa.
• 39 rooms, including 8 suites
• Architecture: The Lotus Praxis Initiative
• Bathroom amenities: Kama Ayurveda