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“Nice place to stay”
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Hotel Fifu
Ranked #9 of 107 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
Level 6 Contributor
550 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I stayed at this hotel in Jaisalmer for 2 nights in Feb during my Rajasthan trip. Hotel is located in a narrow bylane which was initially difficult to locate. No car parking or driver stay available - though there is a Driver Guest house close by.Our room was at 3rd floor - it was big,spacious,nicely decorated.Bathroom was small but had all modern fittings with hot water. Hotel looks average from outside but very beautiful from inside - nice decoration all over the staircase and corridor - best part is the roof top restaurant which provides nice view of Jaisalmer Fort. Food was ok - not as good as the fare available during my hotel stays in Jaipur/Bikaner. Complimentary breakfast was ok though limited options. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. No Room service available.
Location is close to Gadisar lake,Jaisalmer Fort.
Overall a nice stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The hotel was great, friendly staff, clean, beautiful rooms. The only thing I'd want to see some improvement on is the complimentary breakfast options in the morning...The only issue is that if ppl are talking in the corridors, its all very audible inside rooms, so the hotel should make sure people dont speak loudly in the hallways.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great stay! Rooms are colorful, clean, and have the necessary facilities one would need for a short stay. They have preserved the Haveli ambiance, which is a great experience. Their roof-top restaurant offers a spectacular view of the Jaisalmer fort. Food is decent, restaurant staff is very prompt and helpful. The property is owned and managed by a family. The owner-manager was very courteous, and hospitable. He went out of his way to arrange for transport and accommodate other last-minute requests from us. He was approachable, non-interfering, and very helpful. It was a pleasure staying at Hotel Fifu!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

A value for money hotel, the staff was very cordial,hospitable and took very good care of us.!!
The Desert Safari organised by the Hotel was also spectacular, One of the best trips ever, Thanks to Mr. Kewaliya at Fifu.!
Also the fort view from the room was breathe-taking..!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Fifu in the second week of January (2013). I took my two early twenty year old daughters and sister in law (their first visit to India). To be honest, I have no idea what AMina_13 is talking about!!! True, Hotel Fifu is at the end of a 1 kilometer dusty road but it is by no means intimidating. There are small businesses, a small school, a few cows, playful goats, an occasional pig. Basically, life!!! When we checked into the Hotel Fifu a small goat was playfully knocking at the office door. My girls loved it! Everbody, I mean everybody, was extremely helpful, the rooms were beautiful and the bathrooms were european in style. The amazing roof top (covered with a corrugated tin roof but open on three sides) was a wonderful place to eat breakfast and dinner. The views were unbeatable and we could see for miles through the clear blue sky all the way to the distant windmills. At night, when a chill fell into the desert, there were blankets to wrap ourselves as we ate dinner. An unforgettable lifetime experience. Mr Fifu was there from morning to night to make sure all his customers needs were taken care of. Every thing was nearly perfect and Mr. Fifu and his son and nephew tried their best to fix those things that weren't. When we left, my daughters got two beautiful garlands from Mr. Fifu and his staff. This was classic Indian hospitality. The only other comment I have to make to AMina_13 and those who may read that negative review is this; If you come to India with a lot of preconceived expectations or are unwilling to see things and understand why things are the way they are and come as tourists and not as travelers, almost everything will disappoint you.

Room Tip: We had a room for three; it had two bedrooms and was very nice for myself and daughters.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from 20th January for 4 nights, punctuated by a night in the desert also arranged by Fifu. We loved it.

Fifu (nickname of the owner) is a real gentle & genuine man. He keeps a constant eye over his hotel to ensure it is well run and guests are happy. We definitely were. Our room was quite small, but nicely decorated with rich coloured silk bedspreads and curtains. It had a window seat from which you could see the fort. Bed was a little hard for us (as many are in India), and when we mentioned this at breakfast, it was immediately remedied by them placing an additional mattress on top. It was chilly in the room, but a fan heater provided made the room warm in a few minutes.

Each day Fifu makes a point of asking you personally whether everything is to your liking. He and his staff want you to have a good time. There is a young manager who is also very professional, helpful and very friendly. Fifu himself speaks at least four languages fluently, and we saw him chatting and paying attention to groups of French and German people as well as English speaking people with the same ease. He makes you feel very well looked after!

We would normally eat out in different restaurants but we liked the food so much at the hotel, we ate there most nights. Other reviewers have commented on the rooftop restaurant being too cold at night. I suppose we came prepared, knowing Rajasthan would be chilly at nights. The lovely wool blankets just made the experience cosy. It's true though (as another reviewer suggests) that some sort of screening behind the seating and maybe fire pits or similar would make the restaurant area more cosy in the winter months. The view over to the fort is spectacular.

The breakfast included was fine, and there are also many other items you can order at a very reasonable cost.

I will review the desert trip separately, but want to say here it was a great experience. It may not be the cheapest (we thought it was good value), but the camp is situated by itself in a great spot right on the edge of beautiful sand dunes. When you hear about other camps being dirty, and dozens of outfits setting up side by side, I'm delighted we went with Fifu. It was a magical night.

We have travelled a lot in India & stayed at all sorts of hotels, guesthouses and homestays - from the very simple to the luxurious, and we feel Hotel Fifu offers great value for money. We recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Fifu
Address: Pushkarna Bera Road | Opp. Nagarpalika, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 107 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fifu 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motto is Hospitality with Honesty . Hotel Fifu is situated only 1.0 kms from Jaisalmer Fort , please note the distance and do not confused by wrong datas. . It looks far but it is not. From the terrace and the rooms you can find a panoramic view of Jaisalmer fort. Hotel Fifu built in 30x40 total 1200 sq ft area. It has total 11 rooms, all the rooms have aircondition, attached bathroom, an LCD TV with cable connection. The room size at Hotel Fifu is 09x13 total 117 sq feet and bath room size is 06x08 total 48 sq feet. As it is a small hotel in a limited space, it does not has 1. Lift 2. Swimming Pool, 3. Garden 4. Bath-tub 5.Fridge and safe in the rooms. Please check and read carefully that the check out time which is 10.30am, the check in time is 12.30pm. We offer free wi-fi internet, free pick up from Jaisalmer Railway Station and Bus station.Hotel Fifu run by Mr.Om Kewaliya, his nephew Mr.Antriksha and his son Mr.Anirudh , so it is a family run hotel. ... more   less 
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