On the road from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, this resort at Dechu about 120 Kms from Jodhpur, is worth spending a night or two to be far from the maddening crowd! The property is new, well maintained and is place to unwind and relax. The food is good, the service is prompt and efficient, though the front desk needs to be improved.
We spent two nights (Dec 6 to 8) on our way to Jaisalmer and were surprised to find that on the 2nd night we were the only guests in the entire property of 62 rooms! Even on the first night, only 4 rooms were occupied. As a result one section of the resort comprising about 30 rooms was completely shut - reason we were told was that there were issues with hot water on that side since it was further from the hot water plant. We of course had not issues with hot water on our side of the resort.
The property is well designed, the rooms are large, amenities, linen are fresh and good. In the evenings, a pretty good cultural troupe put on a show lasting about an hour and a half. The chilly December evening with a bonfire going and bottle of wine created a good atmosphere to enjoy the Rajasthani dance and music.
The hotel staff is attentive and friendly and try their best to make you feel at home. At the restaurant, they were willing to make food to our choice and taste, which was nice. I think the property deserves more business than what it currently gets.
Overall, I would rate this place as very good and definitely worth a night or two. More if you want to curl up with some good books and enjoy peace and solitude.
A couple of minor negatives were related to the front desk which tried to palm off a standard room to us as an upgrade - to which we were entitled as members of a loyalty program. We later found that all operational rooms were identical. The suites were closed as they were in the other half of the resort. Secondly, even though we had prepaid for our stay, for some reason they presented us with a bill for our rooms and it took some explaining and 15 minutes for them to sort it out.
On the plus side, they were nice to lend the front desk's internet dongle (considering that very few rooms were occupied) as there was no wifi in the rooms and we were entitled to complimentary internet as part of our loyalty program.
However, notwithstanding the minor niggles I would recommend this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Samsara Luxury Resort and Camp, a unit of Desert Holiday Resort Ltd, is located on the Jaisalmer road 115 km from Jodhpur in the village of Dechu. Set amidst sprawling desert and spread over 25 acres of land, this architectural marvel blends local craft with contextual character and aesthetic sensibility thus bringing out visual and luxurious strengths in traditional and innovative manner. The clusters of rooms with landscaped and hardscaped central courtyards offer interactive spaces without compromising privacy. The low rise buildings embellished by chajjas, innovative columns and crafted openings complimented by the sand dune view and the private gardens cater to aspirations of the modern travelers. Complimenting the architecture are the interiors blending seamlessly with aesthetic sensibilities. Private gardens along each room adds to the luxury and expanse of the rooms. Water bodies and expansive green areas add to the vision of making it a true oasis in the desert. 32 luxurious villas and 2 grand suites with expansive public area, swimming pool, jeep safari, traditional Rajasthan music, villas concept, recreation areas and gardens set along its private sand dune makes it a true resort experience. Hospitality and comfort blended with high standards of personalised service transforms one into the era bygone, majestic and soul warming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samsara Luxury Resort And Camp Rajasthan/Dechu, India