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“Mesmerizing Experience of living inside a Fort!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Garh Jaisal
On Fort Kotari Para,, Jaisalmer 345001, India   |  
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Ranked #15 of 85 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Singapore
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mesmerizing Experience of living inside a Fort!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for a couple of days in August'13.
It was a bit pricey by our standards but what we loved about this hotel is the view of the city and look and feel of the hotel.
I preferred to stay in the "Opium Room" while making the reservation but instead we were upgraded to Purple Room which had a different feel.
We would have preferred to be informed earlier about the change.
The room was "richly" decorated in traditional Rajasthani Style and we truly felt like "Royals".
We went there during off peak and were the only ones staying in the hotel! So we felt all the more majestic!
Boys in the hotel were very helpful in every sense and made sure we got comfortable in the hotel.
Tarun, Manager of this hotel was very accommodating and even helped us plan our local sight seeing. Before you are booking tours with the hotel, make sure you enquire on the best deals around and pay for what you get!
Overall, it was an enjoyable experience and would recommend this hotel to anybody who would want to live like a "KING"!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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garhjaisalhaveli, General Manager at Hotel Garh Jaisal, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear Mam,

Thank you for taking your valuable time and a generous feedback about our property. If you had mention Opium room in mail, we would have shown you,
Our staff is happy to serve and help you in all your need to make your stay comfortable.
Wish to serve you better in future.
Best Regards
Hotel Garh Jaisal
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Amazing renovation of an old building inside the fort of Jaisalmer, good breakfast on the terrace, very nice rooms and a smart hotel manager who runs the hotel in an "international way". One of our best picks during the journey in India.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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garhjaisalhaveli, General Manager at Hotel Garh Jaisal, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for your feedback of your recent stay with us at Hotel Garh Jaisal, Jaisalmer. I am delighted to read that you had a good stay with us and found our accommodations quiet and comfortable. We try our best to keep a rhythm of service from your arrival up through your departure. We look forward to welcoming you back to Garh Jaisal on your next visit to the city.
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Gurgaon, India
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in red room which was fabulous authenticate room with nice decoration and unique style and magical balcony. Clean, quite, best atmosphere and family - friendly hotel with helpful staff and perfect service.
We got free pickup from train station.
I wish to stay longer but I couldn't change my itinerary.
I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mukeshkila, Manager at Hotel Garh Jaisal, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding your service experience, our staff, and our location. At Garh Jaisal, we truly value our customer feedback, and our continuously looking for ways to improve our customer’s experience.
Again, thank you and we hope to see you in the future. We love having you here !!
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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I stayed with my family for two nights. Tarun – the new manager is really friendly and helpful. He arranged to pick us from Jodhpur Airport and arranged our entire local trip in Jaisalmer. The view from our room was great – felt like a Maharaja.
We felt at home all through our stay. Always ready to listen to us and arrange stuff as per our demand. I strongly recommend the hotel if you are travelling with family.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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mukeshkila, Manager at Hotel Garh Jaisal, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience here at Garh Jaisal.
I am happy to hear you found our hotel and location to your liking. I will be sure to share your comment with all of our staff members! We look forward to welcoming you back to our property. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to impress you and your family!
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Hi,

I stayed in the Opium Room for 2 nights and it was just perfect. The room was very nice decorated w fresh paints on the walls, window seat w sunrise views, and nice bathroom attached. The hotel is really nice, the decoration very "rajastani" and the rooftop has perfect views of the havelis, the city and the fort (the hotel is inside the fort itself and the rooftop is one of the towers of the fort!). The service was very good, and I would have stayed another 2 nights if it werent because I needed to catch a flight. Maybe little bit expensive for the average of the hotels in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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mukeshkila, General Manager at Hotel Garh Jaisal, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that your stay was great. Our proximity to the Hotel are one of our best amenities, but we work hard to provide a clean, comfortable, home away from home. We thank you for choosing Hotel Garh Jaisal. We look forward to your next visit.
With Regards
Hotel Garh Jaisal
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed 2 Nights here and we enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very pretty name match with color and all facing towards town showing amazing view. Staff is helpful and always smiling.
Terrace is with a wide view about 210* which is really surprising.
I recommended this place for low expectation travelers who get mixed up with locals.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A fantastic experience staying high up in the fort. We loved sitting on the little balcony and were mesmerised by the superb view across the city to the desert beyond especially at dawn when the town comes slowly to life.

The bedroom was lovely with fascinating ethnic furnishings however the combined toilet & bathroom was a little difficult as the whole room got wet when using the shower making the floor particularly dangerous so care must be taken.

The food was good & the pancakes at breakfast are the biggest I have ever seen & are really yummy! The staff are so friendly & helpful - they make you feel at home.

I think I'd be almost tempted to go back to Jaiselmer just to stay in this fascinating hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Garh Jaisal

Address: On Fort Kotari Para,, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Jaisalmer
#8 Romantic Hotel in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven years in the making, Jaisalmer Fort’s newest abode is your home in the desert! Each of our seven rooms is built with the most thoughtful of appointments and comfort. Contemplate your moment in time overlooking this medieval city, sipping spiced chai from your window seat. All rooms feature a king size bed with quality linens, private bathroom with hot water shower, beautiful rich wood furniture and comfortable seat pillows to enjoy the view below your palatial retreat. ... more   less 
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Garh Jaisal Haveli Jaisalmer
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