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“avoid this hotel !”
Review of Hotel Dhola Maru

Hotel Dhola Maru
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Hotel Dhola Maru
Ranked #94 of 107 Hotels in Jaisalmer
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“avoid this hotel !”
Reviewed January 4, 2010

we booked 3 twin sharing rooms for 6 of us. The hotel is quite centrally located, close to the fort etc. and we were accommodated in the ground floor which was dark and dingy. The room has a nice window in one corner of the room atop a raised sitting area, nicely cushioned. Alas, you can not open the window for blaring hindi film songs being played just outside this window which is an open air banqueting place!
Our trouble with the place started the moment we went to the washroom to have a hot shower after a long road car drive from jodhpur and wanted to have a hot shower to clean us up. after many visits by the staff of the hotel , what we received as a final solution, was a bucketful of hot water, nothing wrong under the circumstances, except the bathroom had no mug to lift and spray water on our perched bodies.
The tariff ( INR 5000/room/night ) was inclusive of breakfast and dinner which are always in short supply ( large number of domestic groups with wailing children to give company make sure food disappear at a faster rat than they are supplied ) except some bread slices left in a vessel being heated from underneath ! Dinner was hot and nice except they had no description of food in the buffet resulting in mutton dish getting mixed up with some strange looking local vegetable curries.
the waiters were nice , very simple ( looked unwashed, tired and wearing same uniforms round the clock ) but did not understand what it meant to be in the business of customer service. Most of the time, they were left alone to manage a confused pack of travelers with complaints and demands without visibility of any manager or supervisor around.
we stayed for 2 nights ( no choice to move out as entire tariff was prepaid in avance )and please note that unless you hand over the key to the reception, your room will not be cleaned or linen changed. In our case , we left keys of 2 rooms in one room and gave the 3rd room key to the reception with a verbal instruction for housekeeping but then only the 3rd room was attended to, not theother two.
in short, this is an overpriced hotel, not suitable for relxation ( noisy kids and film songs will be your constant companion ) and with a big question mark over its cleanliness and question on hygiene for the food and meals the hotel serves.
Please don't let the bad experience of this hotel mar your tryst with a beautiful and majestic Jaisalmer. We shall return but make bookings in other hotel, plenty of which are around with much comfort and value for money, which we found out during our interaction with other travelers.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

We went to Jaisalmer last December and had booked two rooms in Hotel Dhola Maru. I was traveling with my parents and 2 year old daughter.

We were traveling by car and reached Jaisalmer from MountAbu in evening. The front desk was manned by a polite guy who showed us to our rooms. The rooms were pretty large with a king size bed and a patio for us to sit in. Normal amenities like TV were provided.

I have been to Jaisalmer twice and have always found cleanliness to be lacking here (may be sheer lack of water causes this) but I expect cleaner bathrooms when I pay so much money. Apart from that the restaurant was pretty sad.

I talked to the owners and they were very nice and helpful about what to visit in thee city and we went through our itinerary of the fort, patwon ki haweli, cenatophs, etc. The city itself is beautiful and an enchanting place.

I would advice you to avoid the desert safari provided by the hotel. Last time I went with RTDC and it was pretty nice. This time I did not feel the same way.

Speaking of hotel I would say large and spacious rooms with a below par restaurant.

  • Liked — great rooms
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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Dhola Maru
Address: Po Box 49 | PO Box 49, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 107 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A centrally air-conditioned hotel with 42 rooms furnished in ethnic style with hand-carved furniture in invigorating figures and matching linen and upholstery. The exquisite zarokhas recall old palatial culture. Spacious and modern toilets with decorated sanitary fittings cannot but give you a royal feeling when most wanted. A PARADISE FOR THE HONEYMOONERS AND THE OLD ONES ALIKE; TO THE FORMER IT IS A MOTIVATION AND TO THE LATTER ... more   less 
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