I spent one month at the Fort View so I had the chance to really see the goods and bads of the place. The location is ideal, right in the middle of the central market within steps of the fort gate. It must first be pointed out that the hotel and the restaurant are run by different management so I cannot praise or criticize hem equally as one entity.
First I'll tell you about the restaurant:
In one month in Jaisalmer I ate
And spent time at more restaurants than I can count. Of all I think the Fort View has the BEST VIEW IN TOWN. Also the value is good, they are very generous with portion sizes and the prices are significantly cheaper than other tourist restaurants, I honestly don't know how they can make a profit. And the best thing about the restaurant, as mentioned in other reviews,is the restaurant manager Ali. He is likely to be one if the funniest and friendliest smiling faces you will come across in India. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere I highly recommend coming to the restaurant.
As for the hotel, the prices are dirt cheap, with a basic small room with no windows starting as low as 150. There are also two rooms with awesome fort views, but obviously a little more expensive. So as most tourists know, for dirt cheap prices you have to lower your expectations. The cleanliness of the rooms is very basic and rooms are in need of some maintenance ( broken fixtures, toilets that don't flush, etc.) and the manager of the hotel doesn't seem very interested in fixing these things at the moment. Because of location and view this hotel has so.much potential and I hope quality improves in the future, especially for the sake of boosting business for the restaurant. But if you are looking for a cheap, convenient place to stay, this is a good choice.
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