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“Nice little hotel with great views of the fort!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pol Haveli
Near Hanuman Circle, Geeta Ashram | Near Amarsagar Gate, Jaisalmer 345001, India   |  
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Ranked #20 of 105 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
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31 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice little hotel with great views of the fort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

This hotel has some very fancy rooms! Although I didn't stay in the "honeymoon" suite, I had a peek and it was the nicest room I have seen in India! This hotel also has a huge rooftop with great views of the fort.... and the staff are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

I came from Pushkar and found this wonderful nice hotel. the rooms are very well and very clean every day. On the top of the hotel there is a wonderful roof where you have a great sightseeing view to the Fort and anywhere in Jaiselmer.
Good service and good food is guarenteed. The owner and the staff are very frank and you feel like being home.
Next time I am in Jaiselmer I would be always here in Hotel Pol Haveli.
Volker from germany

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

I agree with all the former reviews that this hotel is a gem and Manu is doing everything in his power to make it work. The hotel is comfortable, safe, and lovely.

The safari on the other hand...........

We booked a safari through Manu with a guy who introduced himself as "Heaven Garden". I think he name in Hindi is something like Anna, but I'm not sure. He is associated with the hotel and is often around. He is travel needs broker, he doesn't do anything on the safari except see you off and meet you at the end for the dinner. He's a nice enough guy as long as you don't mind him drinking straight gin out of a water bottle (he told me to smell it to impress me) and talking on his cell phone while you try to enjoy the sunset with the wonderful camel farmer and cook he has set you up with. Of course, as with most young men, as he got drunker, he got more beligerent and self agrandizing (yawn) and yammered all the way back to hotel what a big spender he was and how he knows everyone in tourism in India at 20 something years old, etc. etc. etc. Add to that a one hour wait at the beginning with no explanation, the camel boys dropping us off at the wrong dune for dinner, demanding bigger tips and leaving us there, and then wandering around to find the dune where we were to meet the broker and cook for dinner. Then when we finish the evening, we went to tip him regardless as life is hard enough in India without getting stiffed on a tip, but he refuses a tip with a grand flourish because he "doesn't need money". With tips to the others we spent $75 for the three of us. I think we could have done better elsewhere. Manu, I hope you read this.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

We had a warm welcome in this New Haveli. Rooms are very comfortable. Some are with AC. Very charming hotel. 15 minutes by walk to the fort. Nice view fom the roof-top.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Great place. The manager picked us up from the bus stop, even though the bus was 1.5h late. Don't get out the bus when people tell you it's the final station (it's not! They just want you to go to their hotel..and you're still a few miles away from Jaisalmer). When all the indian people get out of the bus you're there!
The hotel has a nice breezy terrace with view of the fort. Pol Haveli is not inside the fort, but it is easy accessible in a ten minutes walk.
The hotel rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. Manu the Manager really tries hard to make you feel at home.
The Camel Safari we booked from the hotel was awesome. The guides are fun and caring.
We can definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

The arrivel at hotel Pol Havelli was very good. After some hectic days of traveling in Delhi this was a very nice place to relax en enjoy the moment. From the roof you could see the fort. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the nice sight seeing in Jaisalmer.
The owner Manu is very helpfull and friendfull for his guests and you can see that in everything he is doing. Take a stop at this hotel, see the rooms, they are clean big and romantic. Enjoy the time here and you will not regret it!!!!

Jolien (from Holland)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Really enjoyed my stay here, rooms are beautiful, great location and Manu is trying hard to get established here - I wish him all the luck in the world. My main suggestion would be for hotel to offer room cleaning each day as all rooms in Jaisalmer become dusty so quickly.

If you do decide to stay here, ask if the staff will be cooking Odjiree ...... don't be put off, it is scrumptious (goats innards lol) dare you!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Near Hanuman Circle, Geeta Ashram | Near Amarsagar Gate, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pol Haveli is a charming boutique hotel nestled within the old city of Jaisalmer in the princely state of Rajasthan; boasting beautiful sunset views of the Golden Fort and the Imperial Cenotaphs, Pol Haveli evokes the memories of times past with its traditional Rajput architecture while offering the modern conveniences that guests have come to appreciate. Our rooms, which are decorated with traditional Rajasthani furnishings, are clean and comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms and hot running water. ... more   less 

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