Rawla Narlai Rajasthan (Narlai village), India

“A renovated 17th-century fortress in an unspoilt area of Rajasthan, half-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur. With exquisite rooms, a sublime swimming pool and the Aravalli Hills on your doorstep, this is a truly magical place to stay.”

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“Set in a fortress in the village of Narlai, surrounded by arid lands and granite boulders, this idyllic place feels strikingly remote. The only sounds are of birds and temple bells. Once a royal hunting lodge, it was transformed into a chic boutique hotel in 1995. Its style and character (original fort walls and gates, elegant archways and stained-glass windows) hasn’t been lost, but now, there are flowers and ivy carpeting the walls, water features, sun loungers under frangipani trees and a gorgeous swimming pool. The 32 beautiful rooms are all different, the most unusual one being the cosy Queen’s Room, which has low, frescoed ceilings and a balcony overlooking a spectacular 350ft granite boulder. And there’s plenty to do here: you can visit nearby Kumbhalgarh Fort or Ranakpur Temple, go horse-riding or trekking, set out on a jeep safari to spot leopards or explore the local villages. (Narlai itself has about 350 temples.) Afterwards, you can enjoy a deep-tissue massage in the tented poolside spa, sip a cocktail in the courtyard and dine beside a candlelit, 1,100-year-old step well, listening to the melodies of a sitar. In the words of Mick Jagger, who once stayed here, ‘Such a wonderful place’.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

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Facilities

Air conditioning
Free wifi
Parking
Family Suites
Bar
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Sauna/Steam
Massage
Book a massage in the tented poolside spa
No pets
Sit-out Terrace
Wifi
Spa
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Outdoor
Garden
Child friendly
Sitting Room

Activities

Learning
Local markets
Riding
Discover Narlai on horseback
Safari
Jeep safaris can be arranged
Sights nearby
Holy temples and historic villages

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36 rooms from $166 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation
Hideaway

Activities

Learning
Local markets
Riding
Discover Narlai on horseback
Safari
Jeep safaris can be arranged
Sights nearby
Holy temples and historic villages

Other highlights

Free wifi
Views
Family Suites
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Colonial
Outstanding location
Sit-out Terrace
Romantic
Spa
Restaurant
Historic
17th century fortress
Antiques
Village
Child friendly
Traditional
Charming
Luxury

Hotel size

36 rooms
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