To experience true imperial living and live like a king, why not try the Fort Rajwada Hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in India. At the heart of the Thar Desert, the area is rich in historical beauty with forts, temples and palaces to explore as well as the magnificent sand dunes; this is the ideal location for the adventurous traveller who still demands a high standard of luxury. British Airways flies from London to Jodhpur via Delhi and only takes 13 hours, the hotel is then a 4 and a half hour transfer; the location would work perfectly as part of a tour of India.
Fort Rajwada is an oasis of exclusive tranquillity located just 5 minutes from nearby Jaisalmer Fort. The architecture of this stunning property makes it look like a traditional fort and the décor matches the grandeur; every room has been adorned with hand-made paintings and murals. Hospitality is very important in this region and that is evident in the service provided at Fort Rajwada – they really do treat you like royalty. With 90 rooms, 4 mini suites and 5 suites plus a pool and roof-top bar, the hotel is grand in more than just design.
Beautiful Rajasthani décor can be found in all the rooms and suites. The rooms all offer luxury duvet linen, safe, LCD TV, tea / coffee maker, Wi-Fi, minibar and ensuite bathrooms. The suites are especially spacious with lots of areas to relax; the Royale Suite features stunning hand painted ceilings and the Sheesh Mahal Suite has unique walls embedded with small mirrors! Both are excellent examples of serious ultra-luxury; you really feel like royalty staying here!
Restaurants & Bars
There are 2 restaurants as well as a pool-side barbeque. Roopal – which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sonal – a luxury fine dining restaurant, both offer regional specialities and delicious local flavours. Pattu bar offers a tempting range of cocktails and light snacks and is perfect for a pre-dinner drink. For after dinner, it has to be the rooftop Sunset bar – there are surely few better places from which to watch the sun set.
Pool & Activities
The large swimming pool which overlooks the fort is sparkling clean and is surrounded by a large and rather grand courtyard. The Health and Wellness Centre also includes a state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi and a massage centre; a choice of 10 different massages is available – ideal to help you recuperate after a busy day exploring. The hotel can arrange day tours, desert camps and adventure activities, ideal for the explorer within you. The city tour of Jaisalmer city and the fort is a must and the desert safari is a camel ride adventure complete with an overnight camp – perfect to feed your adventurous soul. Quad biking or sand surfing are also on offer for true thrill seekers.
This is the perfect venue for glamourous corporate events or weddings, the Fort View Open Air Hall is particularly special and can be used for up to 200 guests.
To live like a king in ultra-luxury, while being perfectly located to explore the historical delights of Jaisalmer, it has to be Fort Rajwada.
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