The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot rises out of the rocks to overlook the desert town of Jaisalmer and its magnificent 12th century fort. Perched on a rocky incline, this modern but sympathetic hotel features just 31 rooms (operational year round) and 11 deluxe tents (operational from October to March). Each room is tastefully furnished with comfortable beds, clean modern bathrooms and touches of bright Indian colours. The whimsical tents provide a more intrepid and unique experience; they have their own bathrooms and a veranda to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Facilities include a crisp pool to cool off in, an international restaurant and a spa, perfect after a camel ride in the dunes. This hotel is great value and offers international comforts in a convenient location.