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“I fell a "Maharani" in Surja”
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Surja Hotel
Ranked #6 of 155 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

I was there for long time more than one month,I felt like a home I cooked spanish food. We make a nice ambience with all guest. I know very well all rooms,I have already slept in everyone,amazing,quite and peaceful.Surja has a excellent location,from the balcony you can see desert and wonderful sunrise and sunset.Thanks to Raj and Yogi who helped me.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at hotel surja. The owners, Raj and Yogi, were extremely friendly and hospitable. The location is great as it is only a minutes walk to the city palace and the Jain temples. The room had a balcony overlooking Jaisalmer which was a nice place to sit of an evening. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank Beckylulu
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed here over new years 2012 and wow what a view! We stayed in the Maharajah room (which i highly recommend you do!) the bed was hard the hot water only worked at certain times of the day but you know what we didnt care. This place has the best view and the best roof top restaurant on the castle, the positive over rides the small negatives. I just loved reading my book on our balcony over looking the sandy city, getting served chai. Oh and the service is great, Raj took us around the city on the back of his moto which was cool. I would recommend this place to flash packers and those that don't need ALL the creature comforts in life. Its totally worth the view!

Room Tip: Go for the Maharajah room! The balcony is worth the extra money! If traveling in winter be warned it...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Bonniemccarthy29
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Great views, cheap and nice rooms, clean enough. No A/C (air coolers and fans, but not air conditon) but if it's not too hot out this is the spot. Great roof and balconies.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Matt F
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Raj and Yogi are running a really nice place in Jaisalmer. We stayed there for two nights and had a very good time. The hotel is located inside de Fort which makes it an excellent location to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have bathroom attached.
The staff was very friendly always ready to help us with anything we needed. The Wifi is a plus! It works in the common area and it's fast.
The rooftop has an amazing view of the city and you can lay down in one of the couches for hours even sleep at night as the air becomes cooler.
They organize safaris but they are not pushy about it.
We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank lauragallesio
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

For the sake of a bird's-eye view of the town, you will be fascinated with it.

Even though it cannot provide hot water and its furniture was very simple with COMFORTABLE bed (no tv, no air-condition, either), you can experiense an original and unique Jaisalmer style at the guest house. You cannot expect more but a relaxing and easeful dusk on the top of the Fort.

Good service with "no-push" selling.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Catherine_GONG
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

the best place to stay in the fort. the guys who run this place make every effort for you to have the best time, at the very good prices. there is a good atmosphere and a really sense of friendship from all the boys running the show as well as there friends.

i was picked up from the train station and whisked back to the surja hotel, where i was not hassled about check in, but left to choose my room after given a quick tour. they are relaxed ,but very professional and there is always someone on hand to help and they show genuine concern if they think you may not be happy.

the rooms are very unique and rustic, exactly what i wanted! very authentic and old facades and the best roof top (with lots of places to chill and lounge) overlooking the city outside the walls. The Surja couldn't be closer to the old fort town and next to all the roof top restaurants you would want to go to.

good food, great hospitality, very close to everything, knowledgeable staff and local guys, relaxed stay and fantastic views. well priced and wifi.

Stay here ...its the best!!!

Room Tip: try and get a room with a balcony...its fantastic!!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Surja Hotel

Address: East Fort Wall, In the Fort | Inside fort east wall, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range: $10 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Surja Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The famous rooftop view at Surja Hotel & Restaurant has been attracting guests for years. Our relaxed atmosphere and hospitality is what has people always coming back. The restaurant and hotel are housed within the walls of Jasailmer’s 850 year old fort. Our rooftop lounge and jharoka balconies in each room offer some of the cities most impressive views and a free Wi-Fi connection which make you keep in touch with your relatives and friends. Whether you need a room, a meal, a camel trek, or would just like to come see the view and enjoy a free cup of chai, we hope you will visit us when you are in Jaisalmer! ... more   less 
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