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Desert Haveli Guest House
Ranked #29 of 114 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I chose to stay in Desert Haveli basis some good comments and reviews on Tripadvisor, however my experience at this place is just no where close to my basic expectations. I knew it is a heritage property but I also assumed that its current owner would have been managing it well which is actually not the case. The Super Deluxe room that I took has nothing super or deluxe in it, you get broken toilet seat, broken old age TV, no arrangement for hot water, erratic electric supply, dirty carpets, no toiletries, no arrangement to help you keep warm in this chilling weather and on top of all that no one to help or serve you. On the 1st day, we lost more than half a day just because there was no hot water and we kept on getting hollow promises.

I would never advise anyone to stay here as you get much better properties at almost 20% of the cost with atleast all those basic amenities that you expect to have in a place where you are staying with your family.

I also read lot of good comments about the owner Dushyant but during my stay he was not there when we needed him and when I shared my experience and feedback on the last day, he didn't even have courtsey to apologize for all this mess.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ravi B
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omshivyogi, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Haveli Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2015

dear sir I have noted the points your feed back is much more important for me ,,ihave now improved the water heating plant,,and other points reported by you all have now been best performing best ,,result is there that good reviews are delivered by our guests ,
with thanks regards and good wishes,
owner and staff,,,,

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Stay in the fort, have a complete different experience all together, as this property is inside the fort and you can experience an old traditional haveli stay and carry a pleasant experience for your life.

Room Tip: please go with a mind set of traditional rajasthani home stay Heritage stay experience.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ashleyradhakrishnan1
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking to stay in jaisalmer and real old haveli which has beatiful view from rooms and roof top serves home mad food and masala tea with natural herbs before I reached here with my famely I was so tired with jurney stay here felt so relaxing the staff Nabu and the owner dushyant so helping told about jaisalmer which very interesting drinking tea with him on roof and knowing about jaisalmer and culture about villege and we went for desert trip with camel driver name Ramesh is local villege guy everything is perfect for desert haveli team it's true the guest is god as they treat I will come back only in desert haveli thanks for everything again dushyant

Stayed: December 2013
1  Thank Alenabrosky
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

"ATITHI DEVO BHAVA" A PHRASE IN SANSKRIT LANGUAGE WHICH MEANS "GUEST IS GOD"
Owner of this guest house follow this ideology and so the staff also provides you service with full dedication.
When we go out on tour, the area where we spend most is on accommodation. In expensive tourist attraction like Jaisalmer this guest house gives you room at desirable rates and with instant services.
the staff will always be there to serve you.

LOCATION : Location of this hotel is main attraction itself "The Jaisalmer fort". Have you ver imagined to live in a fort where kings use to live. this experience of living in a heritage home will always remain with you and This will save your money and time both. wonderful city view from it's roof will add beauty to your stay in jaisalmer. you will feel like top of the world.

DESERT SAFARI : If you hire a room in this hotel then you need not to worry even for the desert safari. They will ask you for desert safari by themselves and will arrange everything for you anytime you ask for it.

Privacy : The staff will never try to enter in your comfort zone. they will leave you free to take decisions according to your wishes. No force will be given on "tip" to staff.


Hosts of this haveli will treat you like a friend and family member and therefore I advise everyone to try this for peaceful/worry free/ tension less stay at jaisalmer.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank peeyush97
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I had stayed in this "Haveli" during my official trip to Jaisalmer. This Haveli is nice place to stay. This place has ancient "Rajasthani" infrastructure gives you feel like you are living in the ancient time of "Rajputs". Hotel's staff is very attentive & friendly and Owner is also very cooperative. This Hotel is located in the Fort area. So my suggestion is that if you want to take taste of "Rajasthani" culture 'Stay Here'. I recommend 'Desert Haveli Guest House'

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank MukulAgrawal
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully decorated old haveli cleen the charming rooms with view of city and lake some room has 3 to 4 ballcony sayed for 2 days i never felt that I am out of my house it is home the guest house located just corner of fort from roof you can see beatifull view of city and jain temple and all are visiting places walking distance this is the fort only one living fort where people live that’s why it called living fort staying in side fort it was nice experience so I just suggest you to stay only desert haveli.!.!.!

That's a great place ever I visit .!.!.!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love the city jaisalmer The guest house where i stay for that is located directly in the fort which is known as sonar killa the location lovely me and my frnds enjoyed the location so much The rooms are well furnished in traditional looks. They have 2 houses. make sure to stay in the old one which is a blast!!! The staff is very friendly and we really enjoyed the stay.The owner of the place 'dushyant' made every possible effort to make my stay comfortable without his honest advice's it would surely have been difficult to visit so many beautiful places in short time.overall it was great value for money and could not got have imagined anything cheaper for this amazing experience. Here am sharing the picture of beautiful rooms so as per my experience when ever you visit jaisalmer then go for this guest house.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank poojayant
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Additional Information about Desert Haveli Guest House

Address: Near Jain temple next to haveli | In the national monument, The Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 114 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Price Range: $13 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Desert Haveli Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All time amazing opportunity to stay in the national monument/museum that is golden fort of Jaisalmer(main attraction of the Jaisalmer) ,specially for history-art loving tourists. This Fairy land building situated on south side of the rampart of the fort claimed to be more than 450 years old. It belongs to a divisional magistrate of state time from there and the current owner himself is the successor . The guest house has fabulous rooms and the building has been kept intact with original golden stone walls and full of characters acclaimed design. Its unique atmosphere makes it a great place to stay. The staff are all friendly and the roof-top restaurant provides not only good food but also acclaimed sweeping views of Jaisalmer's main attractions. The guest house provides access to other services including booking of bus and rail tickets. They have a long experience of desert(CAMEL) safaris and can do memorable-adventurous tours from one day to a week and beyond. many guide books and web sites have recommended very much highly for wonderful experiences - they have their own camel drivers who are experienced with tourists. Staying in the Desert Haveli is a relaxing experience for all age groups and offers a quiet heaven. This description is based on information provided by the hotel. ... more   less 
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