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“Great view, good room. Friendly and non pushy” 4 of 5 stars
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Surja Hotel
East Fort Wall, In the Fort | Inside fort east wall, Jaisalmer 345001, India   |  
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Ranked #18 of 119 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great view, good room. Friendly and non pushy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed In the cheaper rooms that look out on the the courtyard. Paid 500R a night which seemed pretty reasonable for what we received. A fairly large room, en suite, hot water. The room wasn't anything to write home about but had a nice balcony and comfortable bed, clean sheets etc.
Now to our only real complaint which was the awful bathroom. It was as if they had built it from cardboard as an afterthought and basically every time you showered your dirty water didn't really drain it just went around the corner and made a big puddle around the toilet. We are used to wet rooms but this was a little bit too much. The walls of the bathroom also didn't feel all that secure, although a lock on the outside of the toilet door. Really the shower and the toilet just needed to be the other way round. Our only gripe and the view from the restaurant was just so damn good that we only have the heart to knock off a star for that minor gripe.
The staff here are also lovely, not pushy with tours at all. We didn't take anything as we'd spent ages already in Bikaner doing camel treks, village tours and the like. Not a problem. Also looked after our bags whilst we waited for the train on check out day.
A great stay in an unbeatable position. If i returned I'd probably stump up the cash for the fort side rooms, they looked amazing!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

As others have said, Raj with his warmth and hospitality makes the hotel very special. He helped me track down an old friend who I hadn't seen for some 15 years. The room was good and befitted the setting within the fort, the views from the balcony are amazing, and the rooftop restaurant great for breakfast or dinner. Highly recommended!!

Room Tip: Room 102 has a large balcony and is charming.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the photos are not representative of the rooms. The bathroom in our room was pretty filthy and there was no water available (hot or cold) when we arrived.

A boy who looked about 10 was seemingly the only staff member available so we decided to leave and move to another hotel.

You would need to be used to very budget accommodation to be ok with this place.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Superb! This was the best place in its class. Yogi who runs the place is very hands on and was super helpful. He picked me up below with a rickshaw to take me to the hotel as my car could'nt get up to the fort. The breakfast was yummy - Chocolate banana crepe-and muesli in the terrace overlooking the town from the fort. The wifi was good. I definitely felt here as though my comfort was a concern for the hotel... I wish now I had upgraded for one of the rooms overlooking the city with mini balconies- these look really cool.

Room Tip: Get one with a balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed in Surja hotel for almost one week. The room were clean with an amazing terrace inside it with an incredible view of the city and Gadisar lake. Any kind of services were provided,wifi, computers, room service, bar and restaurant in the roof floor. Also the workers were professionals, educated and very kindly. Very positive experiencie.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

One of the most beautiful places that I had visited in my life. Superb roof top view.bery romatic place. The staff is very kind and dedicated to make their visitors cmfortable. Rooms are awesome. Great decoration and toilets are clean. Do visit there once.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

As a passion for travel been to many places in india , stayed in many BIG NAME hotels but never got such great hospitality which me n my girlfriend received from SURJA. Its a small hotel with few rooms but with big hearted proprietor cum manager Mr. RAJ. i recommend all to njoy his hospitality , by visiting jaisalmer once......i am sure u will not forget.
He arranged everything there during our stay....starting from desert safari, car etc n even lend his bike for city tour without any charge.
I give this hotel 5star.

Debasish

Room Tip: Ask for big room facing city....
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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Address: East Fort Wall, In the Fort | Inside fort east wall, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The famous rooftop view at Surja Hotel & Restaurant has been attracting guests for years. Our relaxed atmosphere and hospitality is what has people always coming back. The restaurant and hotel are housed within the walls of Jasailmer’s 850 year old fort. Our rooftop lounge and jharoka balconies in each room offer some of the cities most impressive views and a free Wi-Fi connection which make you keep in touch with your relatives and friends. Whether you need a room, a meal, a camel trek, or would just like to come see the view and enjoy a free cup of chai, we hope you will visit us when you are in Jaisalmer! ... more   less 
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