The best part of staying in this hotel was the hospitality extended by the owner Mr. Fifu (Mr. Om Kewalia). It was a pleasant surprise to see the owner himself checking with the guests if things were okay and if they needed anything to make their stay more comfortable.
The hotel has an ambiance of a Haveli - a traditional styled home for affluent folks in Rajasthan and many other parts of India.
The room was adequate with a western style bathroom and a sitting area by the window. The double-bed was comfortable. But, I wish there was a wardrobe/cabinet to hang the clothes. My room was on the ground floor so there was basically no view, but the view of Jaisalmer Fort from the rooftop restaurant is breathtaking. The dinner at the restaurant was delicious (I tried Ker-Sangri, a unique Rajasthani dish and really liked it) and reasonably priced.
The hotel is located near the Jaisalmer fort (about 2 km) and on a side street about 1 km off the main road. Other attractions near the hotel are desert museum (don't miss the puppet show in the evening at 6:30 and 7:30 pm) and Gaddisar Lake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Fifu is run by Om Prakash Kewaliya (known by his friends as Fifu) and his family, with the help of a team of dedicated staff. Established in 1999, the hotel is styled on an ornate, traditional Haveli with stunning views of Jaisalmer’s ancient fort. Tucked in a quiet corner, just outside of the city centre, Hotel Fifu offers a quiet kind of luxury. Fifu was born in Jaisalmer and has been working in the tourism industry for over 20 years. In 1996, Fifu started his camel safari business, which still continues today. In 1999, Hotel Fifu was built from Fifu’s own original design. Using traditional methods and the help of the local community, the building was constructed in 3 years, with additional rooms added until it’s completion in 2006. Fifu is a graduate in economics and accountancy. He speaks Hindi, fluent English, German, Spanish and French, and is married with two children. ... more less
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