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Raas Jodhpur

Rajasthan & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Raas Jodhpur overview

Jodhpur's first boutique hotel, the Raas has an amazing location at the base of the imposing bulk of Mehrangarh Fort, in the heart of Jodhpur's walled city close to the Clocktower Market. Almost all of the 39 rooms offer views of the fortress, with the rest overlooking the hotel's private gardens. 

The hotel has been built within four carefully restored interlocking buildings, with modern additions using local materials to harmonise with the old havelis. Each room has its own balcony and has features a stylish mixture of modern design and traditional craftsmanship. The rooms make the most of Jodhpur's pink sandstone, accented with vibrant splashes of Jodhpur Blue. All rooms are air-conditioned and have bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Central heating is provided for chilly winter nights, and there are interconnecting rooms for families and non-smoking rooms.

The hotel has a restaurant serving Indian and western cuisine and and an al-fresco café by the side of the heated pool. There is also an al-fresco restaurant, Dharikhana, which is open during the day and into the evening. The ila only spa offers treatments designed to promote health and well-being using a unique range of natural products. The rooftop bar has exceptional views of the fort, which is floodlit at night, the perfect place for pre- and post-prandial drinks. There is also a library.

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Open:  Raas Jodhpur is open all year.   

Location:  The hotel is located in the northeast quarter of the walled city of Jodhpur, near Mehrangarh Fort and one of the entrances to the city. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Jodhpur airport and 10 minutes from the railway station.

Rooms:  There are 39 rooms including 7 suites. All have balconies and are air conditioned and centrally heated in winter and feature TV, ‘phone, ceiling fan, safe and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath and a range of toiletries. The suites have separate sitting rooms and larger balconies and bathrooms. 35 rooms have views of Mehrangarh Fort and the other 4 have private gardens overlooking the old, restored buildings. There is 24-hour room service.  

Activities:  Sightseeing in Jodhpur with the option of a guide from the hotel, visiting local shops and markets, visit local villages, day trips and excursions arranged by the hotel including city tours in 'Jodhpur blue' tuk tuks.

Facilities:  There are 2 restaurants, one covered with a rooftop terrace and the other outdoors by the pool. Between them they serve continental, Thai, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. There is also a bar. The hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a hotel shop and am 'ila only' spa specialising in healing treatments for body. mind and soul. There is a playroom and games consoles for children and the restaurants offer children’s menus.  

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome.  

Health:  We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access. 

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Stephen Pick (21/02/2011)

"Outstanding in every way particularly in the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The location and the views are worth it!"

Geoffrey Furber (20/12/2010)
"Very high standard throughout ."
Alex Burgess, Tribes
"Staying at the Raas is a fantastic experience.  The contemporary rooms offer space and privacy and blend the old style of this former family residence with modern design features.  This is an oasis right in the heart of the old city with spectacular views of Mehrangarh."

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