Set in six acres of land overlooking the historic city of Jaisalmer, Fort Rajwada is a modern building designed to preserve and emulate the region's past. Built of yellow sandstone that glows in the setting sun, the hotel lobby incorporates carvings as old as 450 years old.
The modern rooms are light and spacious, equipped with modern facilities such as safes and satellite TV. A large swimming pool provides space to relax, and the hotel features a restaurant and stylish bar.
Open: Fort Rajwada is open all year.
Location: Fort Rajwada is set just outside the walled city of Jaisalmer in the Tar Desert in the state of Rajasthan. The hotel is set in a total of 6 acres of land. The hotel is 4kms from the airport and 2kms from the train station.
Rooms: There are 94 rooms comprising 48 deluxe rooms, 38 super deluxe rooms, 4 mini suites and 4 suites. All have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, minibar, TV, safe, kettle and 24 hour room service.
Activities: Guests can explore Jaislamer city. The hotel can arrange desert camping, village visits and horse riding.
Facilities: There is a choice of dining options including a multi cuisine restaurant, summer dining hall and the pool side barbeque. There is a separate bar and a rooftop sunset bar. The swimming pool is set in a large open courtyard. The hotel also provides a health club with a spa and gym, shopping arcade, Ayurvedic massage centre, billiards room, currency exchange and bookshop.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in various locations around the fort.Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
"The hotel though originally beautifully decorated came across as rather 'tired' and in need of refurbishment and this was underlined in the handbook in the rooms not being up to date with restaurant times etc. Some of the staff in the restaurant were aggressive and they all seemed in need of good leadership and their uniforms looked in need of renewal. We were also unsettled by overhearing two guests complaining of 'the smell' [which was strange in the big lobby area] and refusing to stay and they weren't well dealt with by the duty manager."