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“Fantastic Historic Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Surja Hotel

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Surja Hotel
Ranked #5 of 151 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Fantastic Historic Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Thoroughly deserves its place in Rough Guide. Difficult to fault.
Friendly, attentive staff. Clean comfortable rooms. Not big,so quiet most of the time.
Its most outstanding feature is the roof terrace. The views are amazing, both out from the fort over the city and back over the walls and rooftops within the fort.
There are lots of seating options including chill out sections and balcony type seats out from the fort walls where a head for heights is needed. Could have done with some more shade umbrellas, but it was a bit breezy, so understandable.
Hotel restaurant is also very good and reasonable.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
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Raj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Surja Hotel. The rooms are nicely appointed- comfortable large beds, clean bathrooms, nice Rajastani style decor and architecture. The rooms with balconies facing east have beautiful little sitting nooks for reading or just watching the sunrise. Yogi and Raj were helpful and attentive. They set up transport and a camel safari as well. The rooftop restaurant has outstanding views of city and the lake. Sunrise and sunsets are spectacular from the roof! People who weren't staying at the guesthouse would come there just for the views. They also serve good well-priced food.

All in all, a great place to stay in Jaisalmer. Great value and a warm inviting place. I could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
Hotel Surja
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was welcomed to Jaisalmer by Raj and Yogi of Surja Hotel with warmth and wonderful hospitality. My intentions were to stay a few days and ended up staying a month. In my opinion having spent a great deal of time in Jaislemer, that Surja offers the best value for a excellent location and standard of rooms. The views from the roof top restaurant and rooms on the fort wall have spectacular views facing east to enjoy the sunrise over the lake and then you can enjoy the shade in the afternoons on the canter levering day beds on the wall. These day beds are also fantastic for enjoying sleeping under the stars. The ambience of Surja is warm, friendly and genuine. The guys will do what ever they can for you to have a enjoyable time. I chose 2 nights 3 days camel safari that they offer with their local guide who speaks english very well. His enthusiasm to share local knowledge with me and his amazing cooking, left me with an unforgettable experience. The camels are really friendly too :) !! I will not hesitate to return to Surja and my friends that I have made there in the future and highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to visit this extraordinary destination in the desert.

Room Tip: If you have the choice, choose a room on the fort wall for the views !!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

The staff were great, helping, advising and being complete anest with you. There is an amazing view!
And good prices!! We payed 500 for a double room
We were staying there for 3 night
Hot water,
Generally i recommend to sleep inside the fort!!!!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Moran, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

It was an amazing view to the desert from the room. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. It was a great experience staying inside the town (a quite place in town).
In the night you can sit down outside at the Roof-Restaurant with a nice view to the town ...with a splendid thousand stars above ...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Madam, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
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Raj
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hotel Surja has much to offer for travelers of all ages, traveling-style or budgets. As many hotels inside this living fort, it's position is magical, overlooking Jaisalmer for the perfect sunrise. Enjoy the view from this beautiful rooftop restaurant - with chai in hand and delicious breakfast, nothing can set you up better for the day ahead. Prices are very reasonable and staff is accommodating, offering free pickup/drop from train or bus as well as FREE WIFI throughout the hotel. Choose from rooms with view over Jaisalmer from your private stone balcony extruding from the wall of the fort to rooms that overlook the large tree outside the hotel entrance.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

A friend and I stayed at Hotel Surja last year in December. It was a fantastic experience, mostly due to the owner Raj who recommended great places to visit and took us to eat some of the delicious local rajasthani food. Make sure you ask him to show you the best Lassi store and where to buy yummy Carrot Halwa from. The rooms were very comfortable, centrally located and the view from the roof was spectacular! Definitely the place to stay when you come to Jaisalmer!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Hotel_sujra, Manager at Surja Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Surja
Best Regards
Raj
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Property: Surja Hotel
Address: East Fort Wall, In the Fort | Inside fort east wall, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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