Hotel Garh Jaisal

Address: On Fort Kotari Para, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on On Fort Kotari Para, Jaisalmer, is near Stok Palace Museum and Tibetan Market.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Garh Jaisal Jaisalmer

    Maharaja Style


    Garh Jaisal

    My stay at this wonderful hotel was one of the best experiences in all of India. The Hotel built in the local style of architecture, designed with brilliant colors and by far the best views from your room.

    The staff and the Manager Mukesh and Raj are very helpful with all planning to make your stay ideal and in the style that you prefer.

    I must add that it is extremely kid friendly and located on one of the quietest streets in the fort and you are surrounded by the Mukesh's family and friends living in the houses on the circle. We and other guests were always invited to partake in all of the festivals happening in the street.

    A wonderful experience and the rooftop terrace is an ideal place to relax and take a break from the busy life in India.

    I have been to India many times, Mukesh is my brother and I am very proud to write this review and to add that I have not seen a better hotel in Jaisalmer and I have been coming for the past 12 years.

    We stayed over one month and the service was as good at the end as it was at the beginning.

    Karla Branen

    Devon Chouhan, age 5

    Jaisalmer, India, 2007

    The right place to relax...


    We spent 3 nights in the beginning of March in this simple and beautiful house: Raj and Mukesh make you feel you are at home. The view from the terrace is terrific, the rooms are very conformable with a nice décor and you are few steps away from the palace and the temples.

    Giovanni and Debora, London

    Awesome Place!


    Best place to stay in Jaisalmer for sure. Raj and Mukesh were the most helpful two guys we met during our month long trip to Rajasthan (including three other Taj Hotels). It's a small place with very clean rooms - all with bathrooms - and a great breakfast. The Nepali workers were awesome as well. Everyone cared so much. Very much a family atmosphere and very HONEST - which can sometimes be tough to come by. They took us to the best places for quality textiles and set up an incredible private safari in the desert.

    Already missing our chai on the rooftop with the guys (and the best fresh squeezed OJ in the mornings)!

    Don't miss this place.


    Bryce & Jen

    Wonderful, charming and extraordinary service


    I absolutely love this place. Mukesh, the general manager, is just wonderful and takes good care of his guests. The rooms are furnitured with great taste. Each room has its own bathroom which is rare to find in Jaisalmer. You will get a special treatment at a special place in Jaisalmer. The view from the terrace is breathtaking. I can highly recommend this beautiful treasure and I will certainly come back. For bookings please contact Mukesh via cellular: +91.9414149304

    Very, very nice


    Very lovely Radjhastani furnitured place within the fort walls!

    Extra bet was not hassle! I can definately recommend it! I am already 8 months in India and for that price it was the best accomodation I stayed!!!

    Simon Kreuels / Gernany

    Loved it...


    Garh Jaisal was my favorite hotel in all 3 weeks of my trip in India....and I was purposely looking for hotels with lots of character. It is located in a lovely old building and the rooms are beautifully decorated - mine had a window seat with a great view over the city. Raj and Mukesh couldn't be friendlier and go out of their way to help you with anything and everything. The rooftop is also a great place to relax. Highly recommended.

    Don't Miss - Our Favorite Place in Rajasthan


    Jaisalmer was absolutely my favorite place in Rajasthan - and that is almost entirely due to our stay and the wonderful new friends we met at Garh Jaisal.

    I have never in my life posted a review online... until now. Our gorgeous, golden experience of Jaisalmer was entire made possibly by the outstanding staff at this hotel - who definitely became our personal friends after just 3 nights. I have never stayed in a place where I felt so at-home.

    Highlights included Raj's friendly company in exploring the city, hot chai on the roof with a perfect view, and Mukesh's bright smile and warm hospitality. And of course Papou - his laughter is contagious & he can arrange a camel safari that was at the top of my favorite experiences after 3 weeks travelling though India.

    You shouldn't miss a chance to stay in a beautiful hotel (they all have picture perfect views of the city with window seats) where you are certain to have a lovely room and - if you're lucky - new friends to visit on your next trip!

    Wow Factor


    Our scheduled hotel had overbooked so we had to scramble on Christmas eve to find an alternative place to stay. Lucky for us the Hotel Garh Jaisal had 3 cancellations and we made our way into the old fort in Jaisalmer. What serendipity! The hotel has only been open for 4 months and has been the best place we've stayed so far in India. the rooms are all unique with quaint names on the door like "Blue Sky" and "Red Maharja". The rooftop patio is outstanding and a wonderful place to chill out and see the view of the city. The rooms are very comfortable with amazing beds, furniture and balconies fitted with bedding for lounging on. Highly recommend staying here as it's a quick step outdoors to the fort shops and restaurants. You will have a sense of calm if you do.

    Best hotel in Jaisalmer


    This is truly an amazing surprise as we arrived on the train at 6am from Jodhpur and did not have a place to stay. We were sleepy and attacked by "touts" (people paid to bring you to selected hotels). We got a tuk tuk to take us to the fort, as we had read about the views. We walked from hotel to hotel (guided by the tout who obviously had an agenda) and we just didn't feel like any of them were the right choice. He brought us to Killa Bhawan and although it was the nicest so far, it did not have a private bathroom. We just kept saying, nope..this isn't the one - repeatly!!! Finally, he said he knew a new hotel and he brought us to Garh Jaisal. It was empty so we looked at every room and they were all amazing ..this was definitely the place!!!!

    We planned to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying longer because it was so welcoming and one day we just hung out at the hotel all day! The manager, Mukesh said he had seen us coming from the train station but it is not his style to attack people to come and stay at the hotel, he would rather let it speak for itself.!!

    Jaisalmer is a great city and everyone we met was friendly and very engaging. The staff at the hotel were also very warm and attentive.

    All the rooms are nicely decorated with beautiful furniture and textiles. In fact, we ended up buying one of the bedcovers. The roof top deck is excellent for a sunset drink and dinner. Breakfast was included each morning and they would serve it on the roof, in our room or at the dining table on the second floor which looks out to the small square outside.

    I can't say enough about this gem and I feel so lucky that it found us!!! This was near the end of our trip and it was definitely a highlight. We hope to go back !!

    Excellent Place to Stay


    My friend and I found this hotel by chance. Tucked away in the old fort, Garh Jaisal has a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The staff are all friendly, efficient and very helpful. Rooms are all beautifully decorated and have extraodinary views of the town below. Plenty of hot water for showers as the hot water service is not dependant on electricity. Serves the best chai in all of India!

    Cheryl Shilton



    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Garh Jaisal Jaisalmer

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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    Jaisalmer, India