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“good location & rooms but terrible food for indians and service” 3 of 5 stars
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Desert Tulip Hotel & Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4, Hotel Complex | N.H. 15 Jodhpur Road, Jaisalmer 345001, India   |  
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Ranked #34 of 85 Hotels in Jaisalmer
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good location & rooms but terrible food for indians and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

we visited jaisalmer just a last week and opted to stay in desert tulip reading the overall review and talking to the reservation desk in person. the hotel os well maintained and at a good lo ation however the food,be it breakfast or dinner is not at all to the standards of a four star. the food was not at all to the indian taste which was promised at the time of booking.also the hotel services and nearly poor with a very badly maintained room service where you need to call in more than twice for anything to happen.and the hot water issue is still persistent after so many negative reviews about it already. In total,my experience with the hotel was bad and i would not recommend it to indians as it is not to our standards.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tidmarsh, Reading, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Although the staff have not yet worked out the British demand for good service - this hotel offers clean rooms with ok food and a lovely pool to relax around!
We stayed within a group of 50 on a self-drive car rally!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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17 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We arrive after a full day car in the desert from Jodhpur, and we choise a very full service hotel with a graet suimming pool open till 22.00. We have a upgreat room, very nice room, good restaurant and very kind serice. The crew is professional and i want spend two words for a thanks a Jethudan and Mahendra.
If you want relaxing and refull the energy, this is the place.
Only one negative think you can meet a tourist group in bus.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I stayed in Desert Tulip with my wife in August 2013 and we had a great time. Rooms were modern and clean, the pool is excellent and it was also nice to have a (small) gym there as it was raining a lot. The staff couldn't have been more helpful - they even baked us a cake on India Independence day! We decided we wanted to stay an extra night and when I spoke to the manager and pointed out that the hotels next door were cheaper (on booking.com), he very kindly offered us a discounted rate.
As per other posts, the location is a bit outside Jaisalmer (15mins in a tuk-tuk for about 100Rs or lower depending on your haggling skills) but I think it's a little unfair to complain about this - Jaisalmer is a small walled city in the desert - if you want a spacious resort hotel with a pool then you have to go for out of town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chennai
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was booked through Yatra.com as per our Rajasthan Trip package. The hotel is very well done and elegant. It gives you a sense of staying in a palace or fort. They have a big swimming pool and lots of area to laze out. Rooms are very neat & tidy. Toilets are very clean. Service is good. Food is great. Only issue is that the hotel is about 4 kms out of the city and hence you will have to take the local transport or have your own should you want to travel to the city. Will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Jaisalmer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel we immediately had a 'wow'-feeling. The hotel is decorated in the same style the city is. The rooms are located around a court with a pool and a garden. The hotel also had an excellent fitness on the first floor, ask Jethudan for it, one of the many friendly staff members we came across during our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

stayed in the month of June, 2013. with family for 2 nights the best part of the hotel is the Central Courtyard, all rooms are pool courtyard facing, we stay in deluxe room on 1st floor, from there we can see fort of jaisalmer, Ciro the Restaurant is just amazing, we order Butter Chicken and kair sangri,i think its was the best food in town, i will recommend Desert Tulip to Other friend's and colleagues to stay in jaisalmer.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4, Hotel Complex | N.H. 15 Jodhpur Road, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 85 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Desert Tulip Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desert Tulip Hotel & Resort, an imposing sandstone wonder,. Synonymous with romance, chivalry, culture and natural beauty stands as an oasis of warmth and hospitality. The intricately dexterous carving on the yellow sand stone, the hallmark of great local craftsmen, blends tradition with contemporary elegance. The arched corridors running in front of the 64 well appointed rooms gives you the majestic feel of the past. The rooms are equipped with all modern amenities and elegant decor. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the pool, lends itself to a mystical and magical evening with traditional dances and the rustic music by local artists, a rare glimpse into the rich culture of rural Rajasthan. ... more   less 
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