Fort Rajwada

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Average rate: $88 - Hotel class: 5 stars
1 Hotel Complex, Jaisalmer, India

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Fort Rajwada Jaisalmer Reviews

FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
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Feels like staying in a Palace Oct 28, 2015
We stayed in Fort Rajwada for 2 nights.

What I like about this hotel:

1. This hotel is huge. Feels like a palace and it looks grand.

2. Location is only 2 km from the city.

3. Facilities: Pool, 2 tourist shops, spa, money changer in the hotel.

4. Buffet spread in hotel for breakfast and dinner is good. Finally a hotel which offer continental dinner and breakfast instead of just plain Indian breakfast and dinner.

What I do not like:

1. Floor in hotel room feels dusty and no complimentary hotel room slipper so I have to walk around in my slippers all the time.

2. Service in restaurant, as always in India based on my recent experience, so much manpower yet nobody is actually doing the job. We sat for 15 minutes at our table before we get our tea/ coffee for breakfast. We complained and then we have 3 different man coming to ask us if we want tea. Yet no one is bringing us the tea!

3. Every room has a painting of a Maharaja (King). I find paintings of dead people especially these Maharajas creepy. But this is just my personal feeling.

4. Bidet should be replaced or clean as I can see chalk and green stuff.

5. Bedsheet is old and pillows look like they should be thrown away and replaced with new ones.
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Ils1976 says:
hahaha ... have to agree with Brian though! :)
Posted on: Nov 05, 2015
spocklogic says:
Looks like a Fort too
Posted on: Oct 28, 2015
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Toonsarah Toonsarah
393 reviews
Beautiful heritage hotel Oct 23, 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. This building is new, by the way, but very much in the traditional style and incorporating elements of much older structures (up to 450 years old).

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, Sonal. 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. But 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. For instance, 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.
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Im_a_local Im_a_loc…
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So much better than expected Nov 30, 2013
I wasn't sure about this hotel before we arrived as some of the reviews were slightly negative. We thought it was excellent.

It is a new build but in a traditional style and very sympathetic to the desert surroundings. Our room was in a courtyard and it was large, comfortable and clean. Buffet breakfast was fine and the staff were all very polite and gave good service.

The hotel has an excellent pool and roof top bar area with great views of the surrounding area.

I don't actually know the cost of the rooms, since we were a group and the payment was taken care of by the travel agency.
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Fort Rajwada Overview

Guests of this hotel in Jaisalmer will be located nearby to the area’s tourist attractions as well as to its business addresses. The Fort Rajwada offers guests easy access to many restaurants and shops, as well as to the area’s many desert attractions and activities. The Fort Rajwada is easily accessible by car, and guests can also get around on the city’s train system. The hotel is about five minutes from the nearest airport.

The rooms of this hotel are comfortable and contemporary, and they are all air conditioned for the comfort of guests. The Fort Rajwada’s rooms all offer daily newspapers and working desks, as well as minibars and televisions.

The Fort Rajwada offers guests plenty of modern amenities including meeting rooms and safety deposit boxes. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a gym, a sauna, an outdoor pool, and a garden. Besides this, the hotel offers practical amenities that include twenty-four hour room service and laundry and dry cleaning services, and guests can pick up drinks at the hotel’s bar.

Fort Rajwada Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Excursions
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Free Parking

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