by: Lara Southern
Mum, Dad and partner-in-crime/older sister, Chloe.
Just another day at the office in Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is known as "The Blue City" - strolling the vibrant streets, one can see why.
Mags and Gaz (or, Mum and Dad) before a jaunt through town in the hotel's private yuk tuk.
Jodhpur from on high.
The bizarre and brilliant Raas facade.
Highs + Lows
The rooftop bars and restaurants are superb. With much of Northern India adhering to a vegetarian diet, the lamb dishes here are all must orders.
Just steps from the Clock Tower market, this modern oasis is smack dab in the middle of the bustling market. The hotel is equipped with its own (adorable!) bright blue Tuk Tuks should you need to get anywhere in a hurry, or simply tour the surrounding neighborhood.
If you’re here to relax, the hotel’s Serena Spa is not only gorgeous but provides a range of yoga classes and treatments, both traditional and modern.
It’s central location is a plus for getting to and from your destination quickly, however, morning prayer in the Muslim quarter is loudly announced around 4am.
The minimalist look is particularly interesting when considering the classic feel of most Indian hotels, but the stark interiors somewhat removed the hotel from its setting. If looking for an “authentic” Indian experience, this might not be your cup of tea.
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Minimalist industrial with a modern and trendy ambiance.
The hotel sits in the heart of Jodphur, in the shadows of the great red fort.
39 rooms (7 of which are suites)
Ranging from U.S. top 40 (seriously) to classical (depending on the restaurant).
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Nikhilendra Singh and Lotus Design.
Yes, and luxurious at that.
Two restaurants, both with rooftop options.
Two, one with rooftop grill for pre-dinner snacking.
Free WiFi throughout the hotel for guests.
Completely kid friendly, though they may not appreciate the grown up aesthetic.
In the Area
A visit to Jain Textiles in the heart of the market for their impeccable antique and hand woven textiles
Jain Textiles, Clock Tower Rd, Kandoi Bazar, Tambakau Bazar, Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
You’ll encounter thousands of pashmina purveyors in India but, with this crew providing the handiwork for designers such as Kenzo and Hermes, you’ll be hard pressed to find better quality.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, whose stunning façade overlooks the hotel
Mehrangarh Fort, P.B No 165 , The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
The Fort is one of Rajhastan’s most well preserved, so be sure to visit the Hall of Mirrors and Palace of Flowers for a mesmerizing (if somewhat blinding) visual.
If ambitious enough to try the street food (go on, live a little!) indulge in the local delicacy, mirchi bada
A spicy pepper, deep fried in chickpea flour and potato. Wash it down with a cool mango lassi.
Raas, Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
Neighborhood: Makrana Mohalla
Hotel Location: Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
One of the more upscale hotels in the neighbourhood, here is a good place to display the bling you’ve purchased.