We stayed here for 2 nights during a four week trip in India. The welcome was efficient and friendly and we were given a choice of two rooms in the old building (hunting lodge). The bedroom we chose was quite small but comfortable and there was a spacious bathroom area, all fitted out with antique furniture although storage space was limited. We were very happy with the room overlooking the garden and it was never noisy.
The restaurant had a varied menu and the breakfasts had a good choice of Indian and continental fare. We didn't opt for the step-well dinner which seemed very expensive at 5000 rupees. The evening leopard safari was a highlight; well run with an informative guide , we thoroughly enjoyed going through small villages and crossing the rocky desert terrain before we spotted a leopard at the top of a rocky outcrop. We watched him for half an hour or so as the sun set.
The hotel in the middle of the village of Narlai is in a magnificent setting, overlooked by the rock and the grounds are beautifully kept with a large but cold swimming pool. We enjoyed walking around the village and chatting to the locals.
One of the hotel's major assets is the General Manager, Gareema, who always seemed to be around ensuring people were content and activities were running smoothly. I was particularly impressed with the speed with which she produced first aid dressings and antiseptic powder after I had cut my foot. We would highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stepwell Dinner : Guests are taken on a magical journey from the Rawla through the village streets into the jungle before arriving at the 1100 year old “step well”. The magical setting is brought to life by dimly lit oil lamps that illuminate the setting through flickering light. The very private dinner is laid out in a traditional manner, it promises to remain unmatched experience to anything you will ever experience for a long time. The entire evening is like a secluded sanctuary inspired by the mystical past, bracing Indian spirituality and the unique experience of one being completely with nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rawla Narlai Hotel Narlai
- Rawla Narlai Rajasthan