Hotel of The Week: Raas Jodhpur, India

  • The red sandstone buildings and modern structures light up during the night.

    The red sandstone buildings and modern structures light up during the night.

  • The hotel's ‘ila only’ spas specialize in natural and ethical results-driven treatments.

    The hotel's ‘ila only’ spas specialize in natural and ethical results-driven treatments.

  • The swimming pool at Raas.

    The swimming pool at Raas.

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Located in the frenzied heart of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city, Raas strikes a fine balance between old and new, seclusion and immersion. The property has built four additional contemporary buildings since it initially opened with just three of them, complementing the historic buildings.

Why you’ll want to go: The 15-th century majesty of Mehrangarh Fort, former home to the maharajahs of Jaipur and among India’s best -preserved citadels loom above the property. Guests will find themselves in awe of the stunning views and the architecture of the property which partly occupies the pavilions of a restored haveli, a traditional Indian mansion.

Rooms: Guest quarters are sleek and minimalist, with black terrazzo floors and creamy stone bathrooms. All have balconies and almost all of them offer views of the Mehrangarh Fort.

Things you can do: The hotel is very tranquil compared to the maelstrom that surrounds it. When not in the mood to explore the city, a dining terrace can be found in the courtyard as well as an inviting swimming pool flanked by curtain-draped cabana, and several cushioned nooks in which to snooze or read a book. When it comes to touring the fort, the hotel’s blue tuk-tuks prove an ideal conveyance for negotiating old Jadhpur’s maze of narrow, crowded streets.

For more information, visit Raas Jodhpur.

 

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