Fort Rajwada

Hotel Complex, Jodhpur-Barmer Link Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
(3.5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Beautiful heritage hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 24, 2015

Jaisalmer is known as the "Golden City" because of the sandstone with which it is built, which glows gold in the sunlight, and arriving at Fort Rajwada in the late afternoon we could see that golden glow on the ornate entrance gate as well as on the building itself.

As everywhere, we were given a friendly welcome, with a cold drink, cooling towels and a garland of artificial flowers. We were then shown to our room, which was lovely - large, with a comfortable king size bed, plenty of seating and storage, TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning. The bathroom had a large walk-in shower, the usual toiletries, a hair-dryer etc. This was one of their standard rooms (called though, as is the custom of so many Indian hotels, “deluxe”) but was more than enough to satisfy us.

The hotel has a large swimming pool in the grounds, with plenty of seating in sun or shade. We enjoyed relaxing here after a hot day’s sightseeing. There's a spa (which we didn’t visit), restaurant and rooftop bar, and you can also have a barbecue dinner by the pool. We had rather warm evenings on our October visit however so we decided to eat in the air conditioned restaurant, Roopal. We had some delicious meals here which I have described in a separate tip as it is open to non-residents and worth a visit. Breakfast in the same restaurant the next morning was however less appealing - weak coffee from a machine, dry cakes, an unappealing hot selection, although the mango juice and fresh pineapple were good.

The hotel offers a small amount of free wifi (50mb limit), after which you have to pay for a package according to the amount you want. Slightly annoyingly you can't use and then pay for what you had, but instead have to say in advance what you want. We both chose the 1GB for 450 IR package, only to find the next morning that the Internet was down. However the outage didn’t last too long and we were able to get our money’s worth by using it that evening.

Of course you are in the desert here, in a fairly remote city close to the Pakistan border, and that seems to bring with it some small limitations. Hot water isn't available all day but at set times, although as these include 6.00-9.00 in the morning and again in the evening, this isn't really a problem. Service is also a little odd, if well-meaning. For instance, each afternoon at about 5.00 pm there would be a knock at our door and opening it we would see a couple of men with a cleaning trolley offering "evening service". They insisted each time on closing our curtains for us and switching on the lights - both tasks we could have done easily for ourselves had we wanted to. As it was, with more than an hour of daylight left, we immediately reopened the curtains as soon as they had left, and switched off the unnecessary lights! It was helpful though to have our supplies of bottled water topped up so regularly and that alone was maybe worth the tip they so obviously anticipated.

Next tip: Fort Rajwada’s restaurant, Roopal.

Directions: One of a small group of hotels on the eastern fringes of the city

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Fort Resort Hotel Outside Jaisalmer City!!!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 25, 2004

Well, not exactly a fort but just a hotel built in the form of a fort structure. Sixty-five centrally air-conditioned rooms are elegantly & thoughtfully furnished. The exquisite Jharokhas, reminiscent of a real palace verbalise their glorious past as they are transferred here from ancient palaces!!! Fine service except for the fact that almost everything was closed due to the off season when we travelled here!!! The rates were much less too for the same reason!!! So cannot complain much about it!!! Hahaha!!!

Unique Quality: All rooms feature a spacious attached bathroom, satellite television & 24 hours hot & cold running water and telephone. A swimming pool with a poolside bar and restaurant are one of the nice places to have a candle light dinner under the starry night skies!!!

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Address: Hotel Complex, Jodhpur-Barmer Link Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India

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