It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010
Courtesy of Raas Jodhpur
Raas, Jodhpur, India
Great Value The alleyways of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city are too narrow for cars. But guests at the Raas need not fret: a vintage-style tuk-tuk awaits to take you through ancient streets and bustling bazaars to the hotel’s grand stone archway. Inside, a cool, shaded courtyard leads to 39 sandstone-walled guest rooms that mix traditional elements (latticed chandeliers) with sleek modern touches (black terrazzo floors). Moghul-style gardens and dazzling views of the 15th-century Mehrangarh desert fort—a stone’s throw away—make the Raas fit for a maharajah. Doubles from $225.