Great Hotel A review of Hotel Shahi Palace
This is a great place to stay!
Beautifully designed, clean, good food, and, perfectly located with room and rooftop views of the Jaisalmer Fort.
Usually one has to deal with dicey answers and hustle on a fairly regular basis when making travel plans in India - not so at the Shahi Palace Hotel!
First of all, Dev - one of the four brothers who created and owns the Shahi Palace - answered all of my inquiry emails expediently and thoroughly. Throughout our stay and our safari, we found everything to be just as he indicated - no unpleasant surprises.
Secondly, upon our arrival in Jodhpur we were relieved to be greeted by our driver (arranged by the Shahi) who was still friendly and welcoming despite having waited for us for 9 hours during our flight delay in Delhi! (He also had a car with seat-belts, just as I had requested in an email exchange with Dev.)
Additionally, we were pleased with our well-priced 3 day, 2 night camel safari for two. This was also arranged by the Shahi and honored our request to avoid typical tourist areas and other safari tourists. At the end of the safari, in keeping with their thoughtfulness and hospitality, we were picked up at the appointed time.
End notes: The Shahi only accepts cash. The electricity is turned off during the middle of the day (I don't think this is just limited to the Shahi, I believe it might be a city-wide thing). Finally, Dev can steer you to a couple of good shopping spots too.
We would definitely stay at the Shahi again! The family and staff are very friendly and accommodating.