We stayed at rasa in Jaipur for two nights recently. The hotel itself consists of a series of tents, but they don't feel like tents! They have normal fixtures and fittings, and bathrooms etc and they feel very safe and secure. The place is very peaceful, being a little way out from Jaipur but not far. The place was fairly empty when we were there. The tent itself is very comfortable with an amazing bathroom, including a sunken bath. The food was also good, but beware that they do not serve alcohol (although there seemed to be a bit of confusion about this at one point when someone offered us a beer....). Nearby is a sanctuary for lions and tigers and you can hear roaring at night and in the morning.
My visit was spoiled by food poisoning of some sort, and I think that was either due to the fish curry I ate at the rasa or from the swimming pool which I swam in ....and at the time I thought that there didn't appear to be much chlorine evident in the water. I didn't eat for two days after leaving rasa....and nearly missed the taj mahal because of it.
My other negative was that the hotel made a mistake with our bill and didn't charge me enough. I wasn't my normal vigilant self because I was unwell, and the hotel hounded our tour company for the money we owed, when we had every intention of making the error good as soon as possible. I don't think I would return based on this unfortunate experience. It is a shame because the concept is good, and the rooms themselves are great, and the staff tried hard to please, but it all needs a bit more thought and training for this place to be classed as 5 star.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Amber Fort in Jaipur, Lebua Lodge at Amer is a unique exploration of modern Indian nomadic tents, which offers travellers an experience which is distinctive and yet of local origin. An ever-changing mosaic of colour, form and patterns that invite intimate dialogue between man, nature and design. Forty futuristic tents that look like canvas cubes await guests, each with a private pavilion and an outdoor garden. Each tent has large bay windows with light filtering curtains and a high roof that recedes in a slope. The interiors are done in shades of brown stone, wood and leather giving a sense of pared down luxury The tents come fully equipped with modern facilities for guests comfort. la Terre Spa by L'Occitane offers the latest Indian and Mediterranean treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses. Guests can select fresh flowers and herbs used for Swedish, Hawaiian, Lomi Lomi, Balinese, Ayurvedic and Shiastsu sequences. Guests can enjoy the treatments in a relaxing poolside cabana or in the confort of their own tents. ... more less
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