Charming and friendly A review of Hotel Fifu
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.