Best hotel in India A review of Hotel Shahi Palace
In case you go to Jaisalmer you simply must stay in Shahi Palace. It's just the best hotel I ever stayed at. The hotel is build entirely in sandstone with traditional carving techniques that make it look like the famous havelis.
Besides the great, clean rooms (partially with fortview) the rooftop terrace restaurant is another reason to visit this place. They specialise on Indian and Italian cuisine. (Yes also the Italian cuisine is good!)
It is owned by four very friendly brothers who give the place a familiary touch and if you stay a little longer you will leave as friend (I stayed two month in September/October 05 and still keep contact now).
They also offer camel safaris that are at a fair price considering the quality they offer you. NO HASSELING!!! They also accept without problems if you want to do a safari with another operator (and they'll cure you if you get sick from the cheap food you'll get there. I saw it with my own eyes!)