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Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli
Ranked #7 of 108 Hotels in Jaisalmer
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Staying at Hotel Garh Jaisal in the Jaisalmer fort is an experience. Our beautiful traditional room (Green Room) had a little balcony jutting out from the wall. Here you could sit and watch the sunrise on comfortable cushions and peek over the six inch high railing which is all that keeps you from falling the 30 meters to the rocks below. The owner, Mukesh, is fun. He is a lively and he puts a lot of effort into making sure his guests are having a good time. With us he succeeded big time. Thanks Mukesh!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The hotel were supposed to meet us at the railway station but nobody turned up until I phoned them and reminded them. The location in the fort is great and the room was classic and very interesting. One odd thing was that the shower was just open in the middle of the bathroom so, after you'd had a shower, you had to paddle across a wet floor to get to the toilet.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank amp-qld
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Cute place a bit on the small side. The staff is very friendly but very slow, Mukesh (Owner) is a wonderful host, helpful with arranging what ever you may need. Its on the pricey side for sure, and there is no free breakfast. I think it would be a great place to go for a girls weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights on our final stop in Rajasthan. Hotel was on the high end of our budget, but worth the extra expense.

- Location: ideal location within the fort, great views from the rooftop and room
- Room: small balcony overlooking the city, nicely decorated, comfortable size
- Staff: everyone was very pleasant and helpful
- Free Wifi: worked well in our room and on the roof

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank rtwsarah
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Oh Garh Jaisal! How does one sum up this unique place that holds the best position inside the fort and a special place in our hearts?
I have read complaints about the cleanliness of this hotel, lack of hot water etc and my advice is if you want a modern hotel with full facilities then stay outside the fort in another hotel. One comes here for a totally unique experience - travellers rather than tourists will appreciate this place. You are staying in the middle of the desert so dust will be inevitable. We had no problem with hot water, but this is an ancient fort so please be very careful with water consumption in the bathroom. We were never asked to do this by the staff but it just makes sense!
The rooms are very traditional but you can get to pick the colour of yours. We had the blue one and spent much time sitting in our little window seat that jutted out of the ramparts just surveying the whole village below.
That was until we discovered the view from the huge rooftop that is furnished with tables, chairs and more window seats. This has the best 360 degree views over the whole of Jaisalmer. Many visitors arrived regularly just to experience it.
We soon met Mukesh, the wonderful manager, and his staff and were immediately treated as family and enjoyed every meal over the three days we were there with them and many of their friends.
Garh Jaisal only has 7 rooms so you need to be very quick, very lucky and very privileged to enjoy the total experience of staying here. We can't wait to go back next year - and maybe try the red room.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The location in the old fort is just great: our room had a balcony that had great views from the fort walls out over the old town. We liked being in the old fort - lots of places to eat, right by the palace and the temples, and only a few minutes walk down the hill to the old town. Breakfast here was one of the best of our trip: freshly squeezed orange juice, nice thin banana pancakes, all served up on the roof when it was warm enough or at an inside table when too cold. Views from the roof are amazing. Our room - Orange - was on the small side but adequate and comfortable. The staff (Nepalis) were helpful though there was the odd slip, like they took away our towels but didn't bring clean ones. Overall, just a notch below the full 'boutique hotel' experience, but then it isn't boutique hotel prices. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed in this hotel in Oct 12. Its a neat little hotel right in the jaisalmer fort. However is not exclusiveas tthere are hotel right next door which may offer the same ambience. Tje jotel jad arranged for a pickup from the train station as agreed and there was no problem in checking in. The staff was courteous especially the boys manning the kitchen. The hotel kept its promises as per the plan. The only part that really made me upset was the maintenance / housekeeping of the hotel. This is the area where they have gotten sloppy. The rooms were never actually cleaned during our stay. Only the towels were being changed, if I am not wrong. Else they were not changing the sheets, just spreading them back again. There was dust all over on the sills and ledges. I could find pieces of decorative mirror lying in the niches in the wall coated in dust. These items may have adorned the walls sometime in the past, but nobody had bothered to fix them again. Airconditioning - I could see the wires of the airconditioning system stripped and thrust into the wall socket without a electric plug. Should raise an eyebrow with the local authorities responsible for fire safety.
And my wife's constant complaint was No hot water. The solution suggested was terrible fprba place that faces acute water shortages - "just let a few buckets flow out of the tap and you will get hot water." Tried but did not seem to work.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Chuck_AP
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Additional Information about Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli

Address: On Fort Kotari Para, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jaisalmer
#7 Family Hotel in Jaisalmer
Price Range: $76 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven years in the making, Jaisalmer Fort’s newest abode is your home in the desert! Each of our seven rooms is built with the most thoughtful of appointments and comfort. Contemplate your moment in time overlooking this medieval city, sipping spiced chai from your window seat. All rooms feature a king size bed with quality linens, private bathroom with hot water shower, beautiful rich wood furniture and comfortable seat pillows to enjoy the view below your palatial retreat. ... more   less 
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