Over the years it has transformed from a simple lodge into a stunning, stylish boutique hotel – albeit with all its original character and structure retained. Family history adorns the walls and many of the staff are loyal, local family retainers. There are characterful, traditional rooms in the original building and stylish, more contemporary rooms in the new, adjoining garden wing which overlooks the pretty pool and garden. Each room varies significantly in shape, size and décor. There are flower filled gardens and courtyards, roof terraces and a cosy bar.
The surrounding village is a delight to explore, along with visits to nearby lakes, horse rides in the hills, jeep/leopard safaris, a climb up the rock at sundown, picnics by the lake, or a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars at the beautiful stepwell!
Rawla Narlai remains charmingly small, tasteful and immensely calm – arriving here, to be greeted by your affable host, is like reaching a refreshing oasis.