RAAS Haveli, Jodhpur
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
RAAS Haveli has a privileged location, inside Jodhpur’s walled city with an impressive view of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and close to the lively Clock Tower and its bazaar. The architecture combines the traditional Rajput style with the new modern design, cleverly using the famous Jodhpur blue and the local red sandstone that blends nicely with the city.
Stay The hotel accommodations surround a shaded courtyard with 39 sandstone-walled guest rooms. All the rooms are decorated in an understated modern black and white design, with traditional elements (latticed chandeliers) and hand-crafted Jodhpur red sandstone jhali (windows). The standard rooms either have Moghul-style gardens or dazzling views of the 15th-century Mehrangarh desert fort.
The seven suites also feature a separate sitting room, larger balconies. En suite facilities are enhanced with a separate shower, cast iron tubs and plush bath robes and can be shared by large group or families.
Dine The all day dining, Baradari offers a range of local and international cuisine. The cuisine ranges from Thai flavours, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, to Rajasthan specialities. Darikhana, the alfresco restaurant perched on the first floor is the best location for evening meals, where you can see the illuminated fort above and our candlelit Haveli courtyard below. The three tiered Step Well Café hovers above the Step Well and is a city favourite for its unique location. With its ground-floor air-conditioned and the upper floors open, the café serves lunch and dinner; and coffee, tea and cocktails in between. The menu offers a mixed fare of European and Indian favourites. Alternatively, eat in the comfort of your own room with in-room dining service, available 24/7.
Relax The world class Ila Spa is run by authentic British brand Ila. Renowned for their earth-to-skin ethical, environmental and sustainable practices, Ila-directly source wild harvested ingredients, many from India herself. Enjoy Rajasthani damascene rose otto oil, jasmine from Tamal Nadu, sandalwood from Mysore and tuberose - which helps to connect us to our soul light - from Himachal. Each is chosen for its ability to nourish not just the skin but the heart.
One More Thing
If you wish to splash out then ask for The Raas Suite, located by itself above the hotel's boutique. There are three "Heritage Suites", two of which can be joined together, but they don't have a direct view of the lovely fort. Viewing is via a mirror in the suites' patio areas. The Raas Suite is a stand-alone suite that not only has great space and views of the fort but also a rooftop canopied terrace that is great for relaxing.
Most major airlines fly to India’s main airports. Delhi is the best point of arrival for Rajasthan and north India. Fares are dependent on the season, with the highest being roughly November to March.
There are regular flights to Jodhpur from Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur and Udaipur. The hotel is a 20 minute drive from the Jodhpur airport. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Most airports and train stations offer a pre-paid taxi service that allows travellers to book a taxi for a fixed price. The hotel can also arrange airport transfers.