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... the narrow streets of the fort people watching and looking at the old architecture. Ania couldn't get enough of the delicious coconut juice that you could buy and drink straight from the fruit. Later we sat in a restaurant that overlooked the desert and drank tea while watching the sunset. We had dinner at the little outdoor restaurant that we had eaten at the night before and then we went back, got our bags and headed to the train station for our 23:30 sleeper train to ...
... and some local farmers and boys join us. By this point were both tired and terribly British and say nothing to them and sleep until the food is ready. Sorry farmer and boys. Off again and my camel Papaya gets increasingly more frustrated, he's only 4, and decides to have a strop he head butts Boggys camel infront 4 times before Leelu actually recognises I'm hanging on for dear life as the saddle has nearly come off and is slanted to the right by about 45 ******* degrees! I'm at ...
... homes), they are beautiful large old homes with incredibly intricate carvings all over them. It is impossible to capture the stunning detail in photos. We were even in awe of some of the normal houses. They are all a dark golden colour, it almost looks as though they are carved out of sand.
Our second day in Jaisalmer is one that both of us were looking forward to… Camel safari into the desert. There was a group of 11 of ...
... as the locals do and eat with our fingers. I think eating with my fingers it made it more delicious or maybe it was eating with my fingers in the middle of the desert under a full moon. Either way I was happy.
The rest of the night was spent sitting around the campfire talking and some people playing games. Most scattered away and went to bed fairly early but for those that know me won’t be surprised that I was one of the last to go to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Fifu Jaisalmer
Where to start ? Well, perhaps by saying that Fifu Kewalia and his brother Jitu have made their guesthouse an incredibly welcoming and warm place to stay in Jaisalmer... In many ways, I'd wish we could keep this place an intimate secret shared by only a few lucky ones in the know, to make sure that what makes a stay at Fifu's so special remains intact... But, the fact of the matter is that the very warm and family like welcome Fifu and Jitu give their guests ought to be heralded as a model for many in India to follow.
Jaisalmer, the "Golden City" is a "must" for every traveler to Rajasthan, and "Fifu Guest House" the perfect place to stay.
I spent a few weeks in Rajasthan during December 2006/January 2007 and the Fifu Guest House was easily the nicest place I stayed during the entire trip, providing a level of comfort and service far above its price bracket. The guest house is run by two brothers, Fifu and Gitu, who go out of their way to make sure that every guest is made to feel not only at home but a part of the family. The staff are efficient and very friendly, unobtrusively taking care of the guests' needs at all times. The rooms are furnished simply but tastefully, with comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms. The roof space has tables, chairs and comfortable seating where you can meet and chat with the other guests or simply relax and admire the stunning view of the fort. The kitchen offers a varied menu and can produce almost anything, from a light snack to a full meal, at almost any time of day or night at prices that are extremely reasonable. The guest house is located on a safe and peaceful road about 1km (10-15 minutes' walk) outside the fort, but transport is very easily available. They can arrange jeep and camel safaris, as well as onward bus and train tickets. Hot water and electricity can be a little erratic, but that is absolutely normal for Rajasthan and it was much less of a problem here than at some much more expensive hotels I stayed in. Fifu promises hot water in the mornings and evenings - and he's not the kind of man to break a promise! In summary, this is a fine guest house and I would recommend it without hesitation. I shall be returning to Jaisalmer later in 2007 and will most definitely be staying at the Fifu Guest House again.
I hope by writing this, more people will have the fortune to stay with Fifu in Jaiselmer.
I have been to many places in India and worldwide. One of the nicest places I have found is Fifu Guest House in Jaisalmer.
I cannot fault this hotel. Arriving at Jaisalmer at 4am in the morning would be enough to put anyone off. However, Fifu sent a driver to come and collect us from the station. They took us swiftly to the guest house and showed us, bleary eyed, to our gorgeous rooms, and then led us up to the rooftop where they fed us with the most delicioius chai, made us a fire and gave us blankets. We stayed there and watched the sun rise over the desert and the fort and this was by far one of the most memorable moments of my trip to india.
We travelled all over Rajasthan and saved the best for the last. We booked the room in Fifu guesthous via e-mail. We stayed there 4 nights and were delighted by the friendliness of the owners (Fifu and Jitu), the impecabillity of the hotel, a perfect location (10 minute walk from the fort, but with amazing views over it and over the nearby village and lake), a lovely rooftop terrace with beds and cushions and very very comfortable and tasty decorated rooms. The owners try their best that you feel welcome and they help you with all possible advice (from organising a safari to buying a train ticket). For us it was very important that everything was super clean and that the rooms were new. Travelling on low-medium budget Fifu Guesthouse was by far the best hotel that we saw in Rajasthan.
An incredible guesthouse with an incredible staff
After traveling the world for almost 6 months, I must say that this guesthouse was the best by far. I ended up extending my stay by four days and was still sorry to leave the loving people and great accommodations. The rooms are spacious, well-decorated, and very clean. The location was peaceful and relaxing. Their restaurant on the roof is perfect for enjoying the sunset with a cup of tea. Most of all, the staff has the very best intentions to make your visit as good as possible. I strongly recommend this guesthouse to anyone wishing to visit Jaisalmer. In fact, the guesthouse alone is worth the trip.
This is one of the best hotels I've stayed at in India. Fifu Guest House is an oasis of calm in what is normally a crazy desert city. The hotel is run by two very friendly and outgoing brothers, Fifu & Jitu. They go out of their way to welcome you into their hotel and make you feel comfortable. Upon arrival into Jaisalmer, Fifu will show you your room and then treat you to a drink at the roottop terrace. He loves getting to know his guests, and is very eager to practice his french and spanish!
Who would have expected, in a "frontier town" to find the treasure that we did. Fifu, Jitu and their staff were amongst the most courteous and truly caring folks we found during our entire trip. We arrived on an overnight train at 5 am. Jitu settled us into a rickshaw and sped back to the hotel ahead of us to arrange a room for us to stay in till our room would be available!! There was no paperwork to deal with, or any questions, simply courteous concern.