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“More than a simple hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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1st Gate Home- Fusion
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Dhibba Para | near Fort Parking, Jaisalmer, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Pondicherry, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“More than a simple hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The name "Home-Fusion" is well deserved! This place is an excellent mix between Indian - Italian cultures and way of life. We spent 2 nights in a beautiful room with view on Jaisalmer Fort. The entire place is decorated with love by the owner who choose every single perfect detail to make a warm and peaceful atmosphere. All the staff is soooo helpfull: you need a last minute train ticket? a bike? a camel ride (not a touristic and over-rated one but a real authentic one)? A good address for shopping? You will definitely get it thanks to the staff's efficiency and kindness. We will go back there without a doubt! Thanks for this memorable stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1stGateHomeFusion, Owner at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks a lot for your feedback
it was a pleasure for us to care of you

we really hope to meet you again

Regards
Manoj, Federica and all the staff
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the hotel over a long, leisurely weekend break from Delhi. I travel a lot professionally and spend >100 nights a year in mostly 4-5 star places for my job, think it's fair to say that I'm not easily impressed and know a good hotel when I see one even when for personal travel I tune down the price level a notch.

First gate however, was as close to perfection as one can get in Jaisalmer and extremely good in absolute terms. The hotel is new, run by Italian-Indian management, very well maintained and extremely clean. Rooms are modern and they have everything one could wish for: cleanly designed, well maintained, modern and with everything in good working order. The management is present on site and go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay, keeping a close watch on every aspect of the day to day running of the place and the staff, they're also genuinely interested in learning your opinion and trying to find out if there's something more they could do to ensure a pleasant stay. Basically you get Indian 5-star standards (think Taj or Oberoi group) but in a B&B surroundings and with a personal touch and at very affordable rates. Absolutely hassle-free.

The restaurant is equally good, offering a nice sitting area on the rooftop with view on the fort (weather permitting, it gets too hot to sit there during the daytime) and a nice dining room/sitting area. The cuisine is part Italian, part north Indian and very well prepared and authentic. One of the few places where one can get freshly prepared pasta that's cooked and served the way it should be, not smothered in sauce. The Indian dishes are certainly very tasty and -rare- not overly greasy/oily. A special mention goes to the Indian breads, I've rarely had such delicately prepared roti/naan. And the coffee: one can get good Lavazza preparations that are brewed and served like they are supposed to be. If you ask a macchiato you can be sure of getting exactly that and not some half-concocted version that more resembles a latte. Espresso is espresso and not an Americano. Frankly, I've had coffees served in places like the Oberoi that didn't come close at 3 times the price. Can only imagine the effort that went into training the staff in doing things exactly the right way but it was done well. Wrapping up: both the hotel and restaurant come highly recommended as far as I'm concerned and I'd have no qualms whatsoever in recommending them to the most demanding visitor to Jaisalmer. The location, btw, is excellent: a couple of minutes walk to Jaisalmer fort, splendid views and a short drive to the railway station. If only it wasn't so far from Delhi I'd be a regular visitor if I just wanted to relax for a weekend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1stGateHomeFusion, Owner at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Guest

I apologize for my late response.
We don't know how to thanks your for your such review,
our satisfactions is to see our Guests happy and comfortable in our Home,
you were for us a perfect guest.

We really would love to meet you again as you spend for us many wonderful words

Regards
Manoj, Federica and all the staff
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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Fantastic styled place, most build out of natural based products and super clean!!
Seldom you find a place like this in India....in this categorie. The location is super, the view from the rooftoprestaurant direct to the fort.
Owner and stuff friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful! Some have view to the Fort, ask for it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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1stGateHomeFusion, Manager at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Guest It is a pleasure to read your expressive comments on TripAdvisor, about your recent visit to our 1st Gate Home-Fusion.We are glad to receive your feedback. it was a pleasure for us take care of you.


Warm Regards
1st Gate Home Fusion Staff
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Falls Church, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

1st Gate Home-Fusion is a lovely place. It is very close to the fort, and makes multiple visits easier. The ambience is excellent, with a good and friendly staff who are always ready to help. The rooms and the bathroom are beautifully designed, and the beds are extremely comfortable. The roof-top restaurant serves great food, and the view of the fort is the just stunning. Federica was an extremely charming hostess, and ensured that the place was like a second home. She was in touch right after I made the booking and was very helpful in making arrangements to get to the hotel from Jodhpur.
In short, if you are looking for a hotel in Jaisalmer, look no further... you will not find a better host and hotel.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1stGateHomeFusion, Owner at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guest

thanks for your excellent feedback.
It was a pleasure for us to care of you, hope to see u again in our Home.

Warm regards
Federica
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Milan, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

If you are searching for a stylish, relaxing, warm and cozy accomodation, don't look any further: that's the place!!! Located at a stone throw from the main gate of Jaisalmer this wonderful b&b offers huge rooms elegantly decorated and with all comforts!!! Federica, the host, is extremely helpful and available, and the overall service is perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 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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1stGateHomeFusion, Proprietario at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Dear Guest It is a pleasure to read your expressive comments on TripAdvisor, about your recent visit to our 1st Gate Home-Fusion.We are glad to receive your feedback. it was a pleasure for us take care of your.

Warm Regards
Manoj e Federica
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Milan, Italy
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

We have been very lucky to spend 2 nights at the 1st gate: it has been for sure the best hotel we stayed in India. Everything has been perfect.. the room was beautiful, very well furnished and well designed. The bathroom is European style with a big shower (loved it). The staff was super friendly and helpful. Roof top restaurant is very good and serves also italian fresh specialities. Don't miss the opportunity to stay here!

  • Stayed May 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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1stGateHomeFusion, Direttore at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks for your feedback.
So long as you enjoy our fare we will strive to live up to your expectations. Thats the only way we appraise ourselves. Thank you and hope to see you soon

1st gate home fusion staff
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Excellent service and spectacular view of the fort, just in front of the hotel. This small and chic hotel is run by its owner who is in every detail as well as the personal working there. The beds were very comfortable. Everything was just perfect and made our stay in jaisalmer unforgetable!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1stGateHomeFusion, Direttore at 1st Gate Home- Fusion, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks you for your appreciation. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to our Boutique Hotel.

warm regards
1st gate home fusion staff
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Address: Dhibba Para | near Fort Parking, Jaisalmer, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 1st Gate Home- Fusion 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At 1st gate Home-Fusion we offer to guests all the best they deserve: from furnishing to full optional service. 8 rooms with all modern amenities, 8 unique nests where the true home comfort of home as well as the luxury of a classy hotel mix together to offer a refined, warm and cheering sensation. The rooms are uncluttered and stylish with soft furnishings and decorative items; wooden flooring and organic walls colors contribute to a make staying warm and comfortable as ever. ... more   less 
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