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Hotel Rajmandir
Ranked #31 of 162 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I visited this hotel just couple of days back as recommended by a colleague. I stayed in Super-deluxe room on first floor, which has an excellent view of the city from its large window. They've limited kitchen but offer fresh homely food. I had breakfast and lunch there few times. The owner Suresh ji is a cooperative and resourceful person. He promptly arranged for television in room without any extra charges. Beds being a bit old are a bit noisy but have the traditional aesthetics as the other furniture in room.

Room Tip: Rooms on first floor have excellent view
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed with Suresh for a week, and then another week, and then another week. Our stay turned out to be just what we were looking for – a relaxed experience of one of the few remaining parts of Rajasthan still largely untouched by urbanisation and all that goes with it.

The hotel is on the walls of the Fort, approached by an internal side street with local shops and restaurants – much cleaner than the bazaar streets and much quieter than the hooting motorbikes (both of which took a bit of getting used to).

The rooftop terrace and restaurant has one of the very best outlooks, even attracting occasional morning coffee visitors from the out-of-town tourist hotels. The hotel has 3 good value standard rooms and 2 more expensive ‘super de luxe rooms’. An eat-all-you-can continental or Indian breakfast is included (eggs but no meat), although dinner is normally limited to vegetarian thali (albeit excellent) as the hotel is Brahmin.

Suresh personally supervises the hotel morning and evenings, and personally greets all guests, even in the taxi park below the walls. He also arranged a hire car to meet us at Jodhpur airport, 4 hours drive from Jaisalmer. Tuktuks can (just) reach the hotel with baggage, and are parked in the main fort square (main chowk) 3 minutes walk away.

We asked Suresh to arrange all our travel during our stay, which he did using his personal knowledge and contacts, all at published prices, with no hassles about going to places we didn’t want to go to. This included a four day desert circuit, to our own itinerary, in our own hire car and our own choice of hotels/guesthouses. When we finally left he arranged hotels in Jodhpur and Jaipur with hire cars and trains between them.

We booked the hotel by e-mail, from the website, which allowed fine tuning of our actual dates and extensions. The hotel does not accept credit cards, but there a number of ATMs within 15 minutes walking distance, or tuktuks know them (maximum one time withdrawal 10,000 rupees, up to your daily limit). For those looking for them, the hotel being vegetarian, there are 2 or 3 acceptable non-veg restaurants in the fort, and a number outside.

Our stay in the Rajmandir, over 3 weeks, was a highly personalised experience of India – local invitations, personal contacts with hotel staff, and friendly relations with the street scene once we became known.

John and Caroline Little (British).

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Hotel Rajmandir inside the fort is a good place to stay. The rooftop where you can sit has an amazing view over Jaiselmer. We only had breakfast there so I can say nothing over the rest of the food. The breakfast was ok. I think the rooms are nothing special but clean and it is nice that you sleep inside the fort. It was just a bit noisy but after a while you can sleep well. The service was also good and he pick you also up at the train station.You should always book the camal safari by the hotel owner. It was so amazing. It was not full of tourists. We were only with our group (5 person) and they cook for us in the desert. It was so a nice evening.Dob´t go on the street to book this safari make it in the hotel. It is really good!
I think the hotel is a place where you can stay in Jaiselmer.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

My Wife and I visited Rajmandir for three days from 18 to 20th Feb. 2012. The super deluxe rooms(two) give you a wonderful view of the sunrise and the city. Their terrace provides an amazing view. Imageine staying on the Ramparts of a fort built 700 years ago!. The propieter Shri Sureshji and his staff are extermely courteous and went out of their way to make us comfortable and feel at home. On our last day, on my request he treated us to his home cooked pomegranate kadhi and Khichadi which were delicious. Sureshji gave us valuable advise on places to go and visit and arranged transport and guides at very reasonable prices. We wish him and his staff all the best. (Nagesh Singh: Delhi)

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This place is amazing and beautiful. Mr Suresh is great but the real highlight of this hotel is Sam and his service. We are coming back later this year. W00t W00t,

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

We stayed one night. Our room was on the first floor right outside of reception. It wasn't too bad for noise at all. The room was clean. We were given a heater for the room when we asked, which was essential because the night (and room) was quite cold. The only drawback was that this hotel has a fixed menu. So, there is no menu. They serve only what they happen to be serving at that time. We did order dinner and they accommodated my food allergies well.

The highlight of our stay was not exactly the hotel. It was the immensely helpful man who I think was Suresh. When we arrived, we learned our car could not drive into the Fort and to the hotel. So, Suresh had his boys come assist with our luggage. But even more than that...we had bad issues with our car and driver when we were to depart the next morning. Specifically, our car and driver were nowhere to be found. Suresh called our agent and helped search for our driver. He stayed with us until we were connected with car and driver. We are so grateful for his help. (As to car and driver bookings - see my comments in the Udaipur and Rajasthan Forums as to Raj Singh - we recommend not using his services).

Anyway, we recommend Hotel Rajmandir and were pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Situated inside the fort, staying at Hotel Raj Mandir was quite a treat for us. Rooms are very cute and atmospheric, and we had a great view from ours which was also delightfully furnished.

The staff were really great, especially the owner, Suresh, who arranged a couple of very worthwhile tours for us and was incredibly generous and helpful.

The food was especially noteworthy – after travelling for a while, it was lovely to have more home-style Indian food freshly prepared by the staff, all enjoyed with amazing views of the fort and the city.

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Address: Inside the Fort, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
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Ranked #31 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range: $23 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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