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“Wonderful visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Killa Bhawan
On Fort | On Fort, Jaisalmer 345001, India   |  
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Ranked #13 of 85 Hotels in Jaisalmer
New Delhi, India
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3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Killa Bhawan is wonderfully sited right on the walls of the fort. The balconies are thus a lovely place for breakfast, tea and drinks throughout the day; with wonderful views over the city. The management is very helpful - and up-graded us from a room by the foyer to a suite. Strongly recommended! Manish is very helpful--in addition he knows a lot about the area and seems to care about it. A visitor can learn a lot about the wind farms nearby, solar energy--in other words not just the usual tourist spiel.

Room Tip: Avoid the room off the foyer; could be very noisy.
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  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Loved staying here, beautiful rooms and great people!! Service was wonderful with a beautiful breakfast every morning and coffee and tea all day!! I thought it was a little expensive compared to other hotels in Jaisalmer. But It was a great experience!! Manu is a real gentleman :)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have been traveling in India for twenty years and have NEVER had an experience like this. From start to finish I doubt than any traveler, even the most demanding, could find fault with their experience at Killa Bhawan. The place is decorated tastefully with bronze pots, gorgeous textiles, antique furniture and nooks housing bronze statues. Every corner begs to be photographed. For westerners exhausted by the usual experiences in India, this place is more than a relief, the comfortable mattress and super high quality sheets and pillows were a total joy, we were laughing when we got into bed the first night, just from the surprise! The towels and set up of the bathroom was also incredible, plenty of hot water and great shower with real pressure. But most mind blowing is the terrace with a view from the fort over the town and into the distance, we hardly wanted to leave the hotel everyday. Also the service is incomparable, your every need can be met by the capable and friendly staff. Honestly I can´t think of any place I have ever stayed in India or in any other country that I would recommend more whole heartedly.

Room Tip: We saw all the rooms and they are all beautiful but the honeymoon room is really like something from...
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  • Stayed December 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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Pushkar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Once upon a time, there was a fort overlooking the desert of Rajasthan. In that fort, a tower. In it, a little hotel, the Killa Bhawan. Our stay at this little hotel was an experience only India can offer. Service of the highest quality, rooms overlooking thousands of years of history and a sense of delicate luxury tailored to your dreams. A perfect place for romance and honeymoons.

Enjoy it if you can.

Unforgettable

Room Tip: We were allowed to see most of the rooms and all had a unique touch to them. Difficult to recommend...
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  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Probably the best view of jaiselmer, hotel is part of the fort and has an excellent terrace view of the city. They also have kb cafe in the city which serves great food and has the view of Patwa house. Staff is great and shambu took great care of us and made us really feel like home

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Howard and I are a retired couple who were travelling around Rajasthan independently in Oct/Nov 2013.
This hotel was a real surprise. We had struggled to find accommodation at short notice as it was a very popular holiday time for locals and foreigners. At first we tried to avoid staying in the fort itself but were so glad that we changed our minds.
The views were stunning; the position was really convenient for seeing and visiting all the old parts of Jaisalmer - or just sitting and watching people. The room was traditional but fully functional. All the staff were very pleasant and extremely efficient. Breakfast on one of the terraces was absolutely delightful - delicious food, unbeatable view and pleasant breeze.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Jaisalmer.

Room Tip: Not all ensuite so check if that is important
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We travelled to Jaisalmer and Jodhpur in Oct/Nov 2013, and our stay at Killa Bhawan was the highlight. The experience of staying in the fort is magical.

Killa Bhawan is small with only about 8 rooms/suites, and is owner-operated, making it feel like a homestay.

It is beautifully decorated, the view is amazing being on the ramparts, the service was excellent, and the hosts made us feel at home.

Breakfast was served on the terrace, serving anything you liked, including fresh juice. The staff had to climb 20-25 steep steps each time from the kitchen, but they did so without any complaints.

You may have to deal with a power outage for a few hours each day, but that is part of life in Jaisalmer. It still beats staying in one of the resorts outside town.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Hotel Killa Bhawan

Address: On Fort | On Fort, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Jaisalmer
#7 Family Hotel in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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