We stayed here as 2 19yr old female backpackers for 4 nights in March '13. We paid 250Rs (£3.10) for the room, non AC. Breakfast not included. Free wifi.
Room - we had a very sweet room on the first floor. Small but clean with cute pictures on the walls. The bed was firm with a good mattress, clean sheet. No mosquito net. The fan was strong. The bathroom was tiny but clean. No loo paper - bring/buy your own. Thankfully it was very quiet!! Good locks on the door.
Food - Great rooftop restaurant. Ba is a superb cook, he made lunch and ate with us all on the first day. His momos are also to die for, as is the Chai that Lucky seems to be forever brewing!
Service - As everyone agrees, Ba is the most welcoming host. Nothing is too much trouble for him. Everything is "why not?" or "of course!" He takes time to meet every guest and to sit and chat with them properly. Lucky, his young side-kick is also discreet and charming, learning his tricks from the master host!
Location - Great location in the middle of the fort but also near the gates into town. Lots of nice little shops/ restaurants/temples around.
Camel safari - we booked ours with Ba, 2 days for 1500Rs. I really think all our the same apart from the guides. Ba himself is a desert boy and it was fantastic to have him with us as he was the best guide, incredibly helpful and enthusiastic.
A great place in a great location with great people. Highly recommended for budget travellers or anyone that wants to have some real Rajastani hospitality.
5 stars. Love Lukyn & Lily!! Xxx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is conveniently situated right out of the main square on Jaisalmer's Fort and has a direct view from the rooftop restaurant to the Maharaja Palace. Rooms with and without Air Conditioner and en-suite bathroom including hot water supply. Vegetarian Restaurant with Cooking Lessons available. The reception desk can also organize safari and jeep tours. Please see below details of the homestay my uncle runs Hello my name is Abhay Singh . I am a village man and have spent all my life in a village called Barna which is 40 km away from Jaisalmer. I am a camel driver and have been running camel safaris for the past 20 years . I can speak very good English. I would like to show tourist the real authentic desert life in my village. It is a very simple non touristic village near the desert national park. There are living about 25 families with a population of about 90 people in the village. You can stay with us and see the day to day life of villagers and learn more about Rajasthan culture. You can help the village sheep herder to take the sheep's for grazing, help milking the cows and learn how to cook authentic Rajasthan food. I will teach you how to command camels and how to put the saddle on them. In the evening you can sit with the village people and listen to communal discussions or listen to the music they play. During your home stay you can also go on a camel safari and see the most amazing sunrise, sunset, countless stars in the "akash ganga" and a lot of desert wildlife. We would be honored to welcome you in our village and would appreciate any education lessons you can give to our children and villagers. To book your home stay please contact my nephew Basawal (Ba) at Hotel Mirage: Hotel Mirage (near Maharaja Palace in the Fort) ... more less