A luxurious village retreat
Luxury Boutique Hotel From USD $100
Rohet Garh, Rajasthan, India
1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
From USD $100
A quaint stately home transformed into a luxurious heritage hotel situated amid the rustic surroundings of a village. Perched near the banks of a lake and wrapped in sprawling lawns and manicured gardens Rohet Garh is a haven of peace and stately tranquility. Relax in splendour or get active with their famed safari programs.
An ancestral home for over four centuries, Rohet Garh is a heritage hotel set in the midst of Rohet village, 40km near the blue city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This charming property has been skillfully maintained and redesigned without compromising the old edifices, originally bestowed upon the family in 1622 AD.
Situated on the banks of a lake, the hotel began welcoming travelers in January, 1990. It houses a cozy swimming pool with four artistic pavilions, and a series of verandas and terraces where guests often choose to retire to with their favorite books.
As a matter of fact, renowned authors Bruce Chatwin and William Darymple are known to have chosen this hotel as their workplace for several months, during the preparation of their respective books, The Songlines and The City of Djinns.
The decor primarily consists of paintings of royal kin and antiques from the days of yore, while the rooms are sprawled with Rajasthani frescoes and murals. The owner Thakur Siddharth Singh is a jovial man who is deeply connected to his roots, and happily shares the stories of his ancestors from bygone eras.
Relatively unknown to the outside world, Rohet Garh promises to be a haven for those who are looking for a tranquil space to reconnect with nature and its offerings. Their expansive lawns and verdant gardens are often visited by dancing peacocks and humming birds.
Rohet Garh has 34 individually-decorated rooms draped with colorful furnishings with traditional motifs and frescoes done by local artists. Every room is equipped with an attached bathroom, an air-conditioner, a mini bar and internet access; aside from basic luxurious amenities. Some rooms also come with balconies and extended corridors.
They offer many services, such as babysitting and childcare, wheelchair accessibility, a safe-deposit box at front desk and free parking.
The hotel has an in-house restaurant that serves traditional Rajasthani cuisine prepared by chefs trained by the late Thakurani Sahiba, who has authored books like Cuisine of Rohet Garh and Quick and Easy Rajasthani Cuisine.
It also serves a selection of continental cuisines.
Desert safaris are a common concept, but Rohet Garh has introduced a Village Safari that allows travelers to not only interact with locals and learn their customs, but participate in their ceremonies in their homes. Wildlife sightings are also ensured as part of the safari.
Travelers can also choose a royal picnic, go bird watching (you can spot up to 200 different species of birds), try the custom-made equestrian safari program or indulge in the luxurious teakwood tents at Rohet Garh’s wilderness camp set up in the sandy desert.
Being treated like home is what floored us at this serene getaway in Rajasthan. Even as we arrived well past midnight, we were served a hot dinner. The manager told us a lot about the resort, the village and the family lineage with the warmth of a family member. We would recommend this place to all and we would definitely revisit for the solitude, rest and peace we received. Umesh, Mumbai.
We only stayed here for one night, but would have loved to stay longer. The hotel is in a wonderful old building set around several lovely flower-filled courtyards, with a large lawn where afternoon tea is served. Our room was enormous, with a huge bed (probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in) and lounge area. For dining, there was a la carte and a buffet with a wide range dishes. The service in the restaurant and bar was friendly and prompt. Victoria, London.
It delivered what it promised: a chance to sleep in a beautiful old heritage mansion, relax and be served! The room was spectacular, with a little bay-window reading nook. There's not much to do in the village, but lounging in the courtyard didn’t get boring. I had one little annoyance: dinner is a buffet (pretty good), and since there’s nowhere else to eat, it can be offered as part of the room rate. Blurgeshmurg, Toronto.
USD $100 for a single deluxe room and USD $150 for a single suite, per night onwards. Seasonal variations apply.