Situated in the prestigious north-eastern quarter
of the Walled City, in the very shade of Mehrangarh’s Victory Palace and Gate,
and a stone’s throw from the Clock Tower; RAAS comprised, in fact, of four
charismatic buildings in Jodhpur’s very own ‘rose-red’ sandstone. The oldest,
the Haveli proper as it were, was built towards the end of the 18th Century and
with its delicately carved stone panels - the hall-mark of Rajput Architecture -
served as the exclusive and intimate residence of the family.
Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel comprises three new
buildings in addition to the original four; a rare and charming complex that
reflects in many ways the Walled City itself. Indeed, with its sensational
vistas, different styles and angles, a central water body, square and garden;
and an all pervasive warm “organic feel” RAAS is a microcosm of
the city. And…like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel
enjoys the most spectacular view of Mehrangarh, rated in 2008 by Time
Magazine as “Asia’s Best Fortress”.
The new buildings are modern and contemporary in their use of space and light
and context; and yet grounded in tradition. Jodhpur’s red sand-stone unites the
new with the old, even as modern designs and patterns in its dressing and
carving add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region’s age-old stone
carving industry. This seamless harmony between the old and the new, the modern
and the traditional, the familiar and the surprising…extends to all aspects of
RAAS; and it is everywhere, and at all times, as comforting as
it is inspirational.
Accommodation comprises 39 rooms, 7 of which are suites with separate sitting
rooms, larger balconies and bathrooms. 35 rooms have views of the Mehrangarh
Fort and the remaining 4 rooms have private gardens overlooking the old,
restored buildings. All rooms and suites have balconies and are decorated with
great flair and care. They are contemporary, understated and make the most of
Jodhpur's pink sandstone, stunning black terrazzo and with splashes of 'Jodhpur
blue'. They are state of the art and furnished to an exceptionally high degree
of modern comfort and sophistication. Light, space and clean lines are the
A 15 x 8 m swimming pool • E-mail facilities for hotel residents • Wireless
connectivity • Hotel shop • 'Jodhpur blue' Tuk Tuks for sightseeing • Spa
managed by Serena Spas.
are two restaurants, a covered dining room and al fresco, namely the Darikhana
Restaurant and Baradari Café by the pool. There are both table d'hote and a la
carte menus available, serving continental and Indian food. Room service is
available too. All rates are inclusive of bed and breakfast. There are no set
Spa :RAAS, away
from the stress of the city, is a perfect place to optimize your well-being. We
aim to soothe your body, stimulate your mind and strengthen your spirit.
We invite you to experience the Serena Spa with its unique Ayurveda inspired
modern treatments that pamper you as they rejuvenate. The Serena Spa is already
present in 14 spas worldwide, most notably in Maldives, Egypt, and Seychelles.
By Air: Well connected from Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur and Udaipur. The hotel
is a 20 minute drive from the Jodhpur airport.
By Train: Well connected from Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur, Agra, Bikaner and
Jaisalmer. The hotel is a 10 minute drive from the Jodhpur railway station.
By Road: An easy drive from Nimaj, Khimsar, Nagaur, Manwar, Osian, Narlai,
Rohet and Deogarh. A longer drive from Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar, Roopangarh,
Udaipur and Jaipur.
Best time to visit: October till March.