The Serai is a luxury boutique hotel in Jaisalmer. This luxury desert camp and spa is set on 30 acres of indigenous desert scrub in the Great Thar Desert. There are twenty-one canvas tents divided into three categories, each with their own verandah, drawing room, spacious air-conditioned bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The six Luxury Tented Suites have in addition, a private walled-in garden with a plunge pool. For the ultimate desert escape, there is the Royal Suite, which boasts its own separate private spa, pool, and lounge tents. Amenities include a pool, lounge and dining tents and a Spa with four treatment tents created by Raison d’Etre, one of the world’s leading spa companies. The Serai is about a one-hour drive from the airport to the Serai, and a one-hour drive from the property to the city of Jaisalmer.
Why We Love This Hotel
Space: Set amongst 100 private acres of indigenous desert scrub.
Baths: The unique traditional Indian step-well baths, makes a beautiful candle lit focal center of the resort.
Food: Creative Cordon bleu European and organic Indian cuisine served under the magical night sky.
Spa: Designed by globally renowned Raison d’Etre, offering reflexology, massages and organic ayurvedic products.
- Jaisalmer, India
- Hotel Type
- Tented Camp
- Location Type
- Outdoor Pool
There are a total of 21 1,400-square foot luxury desert tents set amidst stunning desert scenery. The superlative tents, built on permanent stone bases, are air-conditioned and furnished with wooden floors, high-end safari furniture and extravagant soft furnishings.
Luxury Tented Suites
The 6 Luxury Tented Suites have private walled gardens and sunken plunge pools with spoiling Jacuzzi jets. The superlative tents are entered up steps through an stone patio and seating area. The tents have reasonably high ceilings, outdoor and indoor furniture, stylish mood lighting and windows looking out to the mystical desert land.
There is one Royal Suite with its own plunge pool, sleeping, lounge, dining and spa areas. The grand Royal Suite promises upmost privacy and indulgence. The suite is entered up steps through an stone patio and seating area. The tent is very large with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, outdoor and indoor furniture, stylish mood lighting and windows looking out to the mystical desert land.
The 14 Tented Suites have private verandas, drawing rooms, a bedroom and an en-suite. The superlative tents are entered up steps through an stone patio and seating area. The tents have reasonably high ceilings, outdoor and indoor furniture, stylish mood lighting and windows looking out to the mystical desert land.
Resort facilities range from an infinity pool, a traditional Indian inspired step pool, a spa and various communal areas. Guests may forget about time whilst relaxing in the large leather chairs in the club lounge, take a book from the mini-library or stroll the pathways through the 100-acre estate.
The resort's infinity pool is a is a perfect place to cool off after a day in the desert. The swimming pool has a pagoda-shaded lounger for reading and relaxing. There are also decked areas for yoga and other activities.
The spa was created by world famous Raison d'Etre. The luxury heath and well-being sanctuary is hidden away in a walled garden and comprises of four tents acting as private treatment rooms. Guests may choose from an extensive menu of therapies from reflexology to cleansing scrubs and relaxing massages. The train therapists use healing and soothing organic, ayurvedic products made with ingredients and herbs from the Indian Thar desert.
The main indoor dining room is a pavilion style tent, which is spacious and full of natural light. The honey-stone walls have inset candle alcoves creating an romantic atmosphere. Wicker safari style chairs are placed around teak tables covered in white table clothes and set with fine crockery. The restaurant offers European and Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For example breakfast could be a healthy continental, a full English fry-up or an Indian Masala omelet. Lunch options on the other and could be roti with paneer butter masala, lentils with garlic and tomatoes and pumpkin with caraway seeds. Dinner is kept to a selective yet sumptuous menu including dishes such as mango gazpacho, roast chicken with beetroot puree and rum and raisin ice cream.
Sit next to the campfire or under the twinkling stars at the camp and enjoy the comprehensive drinks selection offering cocktails, mixers and liqueurs, wines and champagne. There is also custom blended tea and post-prandial Cuban cigars!
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