I and my wife thought of taking a break before what promised to be a rather busy fesitive and business season. My Travel agent suggested I try out Mahadev Palace in Jaisalmer, though i should admit i was rather skeptical about the suggestion. Initial research about the property also did not yield very favorable impression and i actually called up the hotel to have a feel of what kind of staff was I going to be served by. I told Madhav, the front office manager, about my apprehension and he assured me that he will personally ensure that my stay was good. took a package of 2 nights and 3 days (keeping my fingers crossed all the time).
Reached the Hotel on the 10th October and were pleasently surprised by the beautiful foyer and the very well kept pool. our room was on the first floor and overlooked the pool.
The service was very good as well. Food was reasonably priced and was served hot. I was disappointed by the Breakfast though. We ordered a continental fare and it turned out to be too oily. In fact, i think it would be better if they remove continental dishes from their menu. Another downside was that the resturant was pure veg. I had thought of having some local mutton specialites and we had to venture in the market to search for them. The beer was as cool as it should be. Went to Trio restaurant for lunch after having read a lot of rave reviews about it. It turned out to be a HUGE disappointment. Too expensive and not worth even half of it.
If you are looking for some good deals in Desert Safari, i would not suggest the Hotel's services. They offered us a deal for Rs, 2800/- plus taxes for the Sam Desert safari (excluding the night stay and taxi). We ventured out and got a deal for Rs. 2000/-, including taxi. However, a word of caution. If one goes in for a taxi, one can have a choice of going in for an A/c vehicle. We took a jeep ride instead.
Another problem was the relative distance of the Hotel from the Main city. Thankfully the Auto stand was just 5 minutes walk from the main gate.
Overall, however, it was a very pleasent expeience staying at the Hotel and I would love to stay with them wheniver i go to Jaisalmer.
PROS: Courteous Staff, good housekeeping, Large rooms, prompt service, wonderfully chilled beer, Value for money.
CONS: Vegetarian, Good indian but very oily continental food, Distance from main city.
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