Hotel Garh Jaisal
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Jokertrekker stayed here on Feb 16, 2013 during their trip titled: To the Realms of the Buddha and the Thunder Dragon. Nepal, Bhutan, Rajasthan and Mumbai. Feb 2013.
De nuevo en Jaisalmer por dos días haciendo tiempo para ir a Pushkar a la feria de los camellos. Esta vez nos hemos alojado en el hotel Garh Jaisal, en el interior del fuerte. Se trata de un antiguo haveli convertido en un hotel de solo 7 habitaciones. La nuestra es muy bonita y tiene unas vistas increíbles desde nuestra ventana-balcón.
Our last day or so in Jaipur was as expected, lazy and filled with Scrabble and reading. Our rooftop restaurant provided a good place to hang out and with my holy trinity of Indian drugs (anti-biotic, anti-diarrheal, good bacteria) keeping me from too much harm it seemed like a good chance to recuperate. Our final day was briefly interrupted with a …
... during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert - giving it the nickname Golden Fort!
The Golden Fort is still inhabited with approximately 3000 people, making it one of the last "live-in" forts in the world. Unfortunately, there are very few traditional havelis left within the fort walls as locals have established: shops, hotels, and restaurants in order to ...
... plodding along as well as the Australian trio. Ishmael was singing songs and checking we were all ok during the trip. We rode our camels into a village where they had a drink out of a drinking pool. We then carried on riding as the sun started to set! Suddenly we stopped and Ishmael had announced that we were to sleep in the middle if the desert! No tent? No house? Nothing! Just a few blankets, a sleeping bag and the stars, moon and open ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Garh Jaisal Jaisalmer
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!