We stayed 3 nights in this hotel in August 2012.
We also took a two days desert safari organized by Vino.
Let’s first talk about the guesthouse: it is located far away from the old city center and the Bikaner station (you need a rickshaw to move through the city); Vino sent a driver to pick us up at the train station (without being asked) and he didn’t even charge us for the ride! Moreover, Vino in person kindly drove us in the early morning (4.30 am!!!) to the station, always free of charge (that is quite rare there!). Anyway he makes you feel comfortable and if you have any question or request you just have to ask him.
We took a double room inside Vino’s house for the price of 350 rupees per night. It was pretty clean, large and had a lott of plugs! Vino doesn’t have rooms with air conditioned.
Free wifi is avaiable but it only works in the common room.
The guesthouse has also a garden with rooms around it.
Food is good, home cooked and quite cheap.
About the safari: as we went during rain season, we didn’t see many sand dunes but many peacoks and antilops; we enjoyed camp food prepared by camel man (they taught us how to clean plates just with sand); we spent a nice time with our english speaking guide. The safari ended with the visit of Mata Temple (the Rats Temple) in Deshnok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vino Paying Guest House is a family run guest-house with garden and is an ideal and comfortable place for your stay in The desert city of Bikaner. From the warm welcome you receive on arrival, Vinod and his family have been welcoming traveler for more than 15 years with cosy rooms, home-cooked meals and free cooking lesson, internet and friendly help for all your travel needs and arrange great camel safari in the desert of Rajsthan. There are 10 nice rooms with private bath. ... more less
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