Hotel JeetMahal

, Jaisalmer, India
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Hotel JeetMahal

, Jaisalmer

Rooms: 6

Asani Road - Jaisalmer - 345001 - India Hotel Website | | 09929296969
69 Traveller

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10/10
From Guests to Friends
Submitted by: Tshe in 21/01/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Germany
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
We stayed at Hotel Jeet Mahal the first week of Jan2009. It was probably the best way to start the year!. The place is a heritage property of the The Bissa Family that is converted to a cosy hotel stay right outside the fort. It has 6 clean, well maintained rooms and a host of friendly and courteous staff. We booked throught the hotel's website and were lucky to get the room we saw online. The food is exemplary- fresh, non-spicy and well done by cook Gurpur ( also the chief entertainer of the hotel). Our stay also included a 2days,1night non touristic camel safari to the desert. It was a very pleasant journey, far away from the city sounds in the solitude of the desert sands accompanied by experienced guides. The night under the stars is amazing if you manage to stay awake late.
We would definately recomend this stay and safari. Do opt for the bedding and take extra wollens as it gets very cold in the desert at night. Get ready to taste the sand!..
Overall a very good exposure to the cultural heritage of Jaisalmer. Go with a open heart and a lot of patience to keep saying firm 'no's' to the neverending touts on the streets.
10/10
Friendliest Hotel in India
Submitted by: Alex in 09/01/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
We arrived in Jaisalmer with no booked accommodation and were met at the airport by groups of people pushing us to stay at their hotel. Stood quietly back from the group was a well dressed and polite gentlemen, Avinash, who offered to drive us to our hotel of choice, or stay at his hotel. After discussion we took him up on his offer to show us Jeet Mahal and were very happy with our choice! The room was spacious, clean and had a very nice bathroom (essential after our long trip!). We ate most meals at the hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed each one, the chef was amazing. We booked a fantastic camel safari through Avinash, and although it cost a little extra than other tours, we did not see a single other tourist while we were on it.
The most enjoyable part of our stay however was the kindness of the staff. At all times we were given the utmost respect and were very well looked after, including being walked home from dinner at night so that we were safe! Avinash became our unofficial guide, and showed every bit of the fort and city of interest, including the best places to shop! We could not have asked for a better guide, or companion.
I highly recommend Jeet Mahal, and hope that if you visit it you have as much fun as we did.
10/10
A taste of Rajput luxury
Submitted by: minditambelllini in 09/01/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Hotel Jeet Mahal has been a breath of fresh air amid the often pushy tourist touts of Jaisalmer. The stafff is friendly and attentive, the prices are quite reasonable and the rooms are thoughtfully well appointed (a little dark, but this can add to the mood of the Rajput arisocracy.) My 350 year old room was full of fine sandstone carvings, includng a beautiful sandstone balcony, and ornate lighting fixtures and bedding. Sleeping in my room, I felt as if I had truly traveled back in time. In addition to the rooms, they offer a wide range of tour and safari options, but are not pushy or demanding about these services and don't pay high commissions to business partners. I had a truly unforgettable experience
10/10
Best hotel in India
Submitted by: matia nicoolate in 14/01/09
  • Age Group:
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Excellent choice in Jaisalmer! Good location, clean rooms, friendly staff, and a great rooftop restaurant. The hotel hooked us up with a travel agent, a cool guy named Yogi, who arranged an absolutely amazing camel trek for us. He took us to a "non-touristic" area and it was everything he said it would be and more -- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Also, the hotel restaurant's cook, Coor Poor, is a friendly personable guy, and makes fantastic vegetarian food -- this is coming from a guy who likes his meat. This place is definitely worth it for the proximity to the fort (and the rooftop view), the cleanliness, the restaurant, and the great camel trek with YOGI. Highly recommended.
10/10
Desert Adventure!
Submitted by: Terreneuve in 22/01/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
Arrived in Jaisalmer after a LOOOONG train ride. had a hotel in mind, on the recommendation of another traveller in Udaipur, but when we got off the train we were approached by Avinash, a well dressed, well built, well spoken man who offered to give us a ride to his hotel in the centre of town - for free if we chose to stay. Normally one should be careful of these smooth talkers in India, but my boyfriend had a good feeling, and said we should trust his instincts.
The hotel is charming, although we got the room (about 21$ Canadian) which is far too stuffy on those hot desert nights. Up in the rooftop restaurant, we got some great food, soaked in the view, and Avinash gave us the pitch on his camel safari. It's worth the extra money. I think it was about 20$ Canadian each for a 36 hour safari, including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, and as much clean water as you can drink. They even cook their meals with bottled water. Our party consisted of my boyfriend and I, and two AMAZING guides. We didn't see another tourist the whole time.

Top Local Tips for Jaisalmer

it's not too far away! many people seem to consider going to jaisalmer while in rajasthan, but decide against it because it's out of the way, and a long train ride from anywhere else. don't be fooled! enjoy the train ride. take a nap, eat some food, play cards and make some friends. you WILL find people who will want to talk to you, take pictures with you, sing to you, and make the trip a little faster. jaisalmer is beautiful, and being a smaller town, it's much less overwhelming than the majority of india. of course the camel safari's are well worth it too.

Camera, Videocamera in Haveli Most of the Haveli's in Jaisalmer are private property and only a portion of it is allowed to be viewed by the tourist. They have an entry fees and separate charges for still Cameras and Videocameras. Ensure to buy the tickets before hand especially at Salim Singh's Haveli or if you choose to click first and pay later (like me), be prepared to hear the choicest of abuses from the local guides!!

Shopping deals and what to see The first destination of our trip, Jaissalmer had some beautiful embroidery, but overall prices seemed a bit higher than what we could bargain for in Jaipur. Rather, spend more time enjoying the beautiful havelis and colorful people. An excellent place for people-watching is near the bus station and local market.

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  • jeetmahal hotel jaisalmer
  • Address: Asani Road - Jaisalmer - 345001 - India
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