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Hotel Suraj

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Rapid City, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

When we travel I really want to get the 'real' experience. This is about as real as it gets. This havali was once owned by a teacher to the Maharaja's family. It's over 500 years old and is still owned by descendants of its original inhabitant. This place is by no means a five star place. Two stars would be... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Super Atmosphäre in der "Mogul Suite" und viel Platz, megafreundlicher Inhaber und prima Dachterasse. Great Amosphere in the "mogul suite" and lots of space in the room; very friendly owner and great rooftop restaurant with view to Jain Temple.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Run by an incredibly helpful and friendly family who are happy to tell you about the house and anything else you want to know about Jaisalmer. Basic in terms of furniture but clean and absolutely enchanting room (we felt like we were in Aladdin...) - a real piece of history that should really be in a museum. Good views from... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This hotel gives you a feeling of the past, it is spacious and clean. The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. I feel that if you do stay in the fort then spread your wings and go further afield outside the fort to experience more than the tourist bubble. There was far less pressure from the shop keepers outside the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

First of all: this Haveli is inside the fort. I know Lonely Planet says not to stay inside the fort because of conservation issues, but the Haveli owners (who live in the havelis as well) say that's not true. Even the woman who leads the conservation project in Jaisalmer is involved in restoring these inner hotels as well: it's all... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Hotel Suraj (Suraj Haveli) is probably the most picturesque hotel you'll find, particularly at this price (~$40/night). Right in the Jaisalmer fort, behind the Jain temples, this 1526 house has been in the same family since construction, and it was the residence of the teacher of the maharaj (at least according to three generations that you'll find taking care of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

If you go to Jaisalmer you must stay in the Fort. This is a family run Hotel, great people. When we stayed at Xmas they were mourning the death of their Grandmother and normally would have been closed but they remained open to honour bookings. At a time of great sadness for them they still could not do enough for... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We stayed in the Suraj Hotel for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The historic house is wonderful and gives an amazing insight of the past - we were in the Maharajah suite facing the Jain Temple and it was an experience - a bit like being in a 17th century play. The room was almost unchanged from times past... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Within a few days of booking, Hotel Suraj contacted me to arrange collection from the station, which they did free of charge and with no complaints, despite it being late at night. The room was stunningly beautiful, and the shower, while basic, was super hot. Gokul and his family are such lovely caring people, who took good care of me... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Location of the Hotel is inside the fort, just near the Jain temple. The upper room is supper romantic, it should be visited by couple. Hot shower, the architecture is fantastic, a great restaurant is located right near the hotel, mr. Lala makes there fantastic dishes. Magical place, also it has the upper terase opened when you can do yoga... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Land Of Jaisalmer reminds you of the past days of Maharajas and their Havelis with fine architecture and eye catching facades.We are pleased to announce that our Haveli is among one them.Named after the founder of this Haveli Shree Suraj Karan G our Haveli is 500 years Old converted into Hotel Being The 18th Generation of same family who made this building we can proudly say that we are among one of the Hotels who started the trend of Haveli style and Homestay Hotels. Running our Haveli as a Homestay from last 25 years we have received a lot of love and complements regarding our Hotel.The main reason behind is that we haven`t changed the main structure and antique theme of our rooms.Staying on ground floor we have converted upper floor rooms into Hotel rooms with a bit of modern facilities so that the guests can get all the comfort enjoying the History of Haveli. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Suraj

Address: On Fort | Next To Jain Temple, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Price Range: $14 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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