Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace

Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace

Jaipur - Jodhpur Bypass Road Nainon Ka Bas, Bikaner 334001 India
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Brij Gaj Kesri ,Bikaner ,Rajsthan ,is a small elegant hotel in the outskirts of Bikaner with easy access to city and its chief attractions. The hotel houses a fine collection of art and local handicrafts and combines modernity and tradition to provide its guests a happy and comfortable stay. Spread over 16 acres, Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner , is a harmonious amalgamation of European influences and traditional architecture that serves as a perfect host for our signature culturally immersive experiences. Brij Gaj Kesri lends itself as a luxurious escape for travelers, with 40 gloriously restored rooms & suites, an open to sky bar overlooking the luscious flora and fauna, a serene Ayurvedic spa with a mini gym and a salon, and Polki - our vegetarian restaurant celebrating the joys of local produce and cuisine. Conveniently located, the hotel also provides an easy access to those who choose to explore the vibrant city of Bikaner.
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Divya K wrote a review Jan 2022
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been in Rajasthan for 10 days from Khimsar to Nagaur to Bikaner and Jodhpur, and our favourite place has been Gaj Kesri for several reasons. The food at Polki restaurant was delicious and our large party of over twenty people were all served a piping hot Rajasthani thali with baajri ki roti and fresh seasonal sabzis at the same time. Not only was the coordination and service exceptional, but the food was just like traditional home-cooked food, giving our digestive systems a break from heavy restaurant food. The gajar ka halwa was also perfect!

The grounds are huge, clean and beautiful so that we enjoyed strolling and admiring the spendid architecture and courtyard perfect for gatherings of any size. Bikaneri Usta art and crafts are on display in all rooms and in the magnificent drawing room with portraits of members of the illustrious Rampuria family who own havelis in the city and are renowned for their philanthropic work and support of traditional Rajasthani arts, crafts and jewelry.

Gaj Kesri is the ideal place to rejuvenate on a tour of Rajasthan, so peaceful and surrounded by wild lands, and we went on multiple tours: Joorbheed to see huge migratory birds and vultures, Jhunagarh Fort to see the exquisite mahals, and the Bikaji bhujia factory to see how Bikaner’s world renowned snacks and desserts are made.

There is so much to see in Rajasthan and I will definitely be returning to explore more places such as Jaisalmer, but I know one thing for certain…I will fit in another multi-day stay at Gaj Kesri to enjoy home-style cuisine, the peaceful grounds complete with a spa and pool, the outstanding service and arrangement of local tours with knowledgeable guides, and the warm hospitality.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms look out onto beautiful Rajasthani landscape of desert bushes and trees and one can...
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Response from Sarvesh Singh, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 6 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a lovely review. It is heartening to note that your experience reflected our desire to extend warm Indian hospitality. We are glad that you had a wonderful time at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner. Whole Team humbled by your comments on the overall experience. Thank you once again and we look forward to your continued patronage. With warmest regards, Sarvesh singh
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191smita wrote a review Feb 2021
New Delhi, India99 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The moments since our arrival to checking out simply amazing...
The property is large enough to enjoy our morning and evening enjoyable with walk with hot tea..
5 stars for the decoration, cleanliness, well maintained rooms..
With prompt, cooperative and accommodating staff give you the feel of royalty.. you can experience the atithi devo bhava from the whole team.. Shri Narayan Singh, the young energetic team leader always there to give you best service.
The food are yummy and mouth watering and finger licking .. specially they customise the menu as per your wish also..

I am giving 4 star, because of non functional swimming pool, absence of evening cultural programme due to Government rules for Covid..
I would like to recommend to enjoy the great hospitality extended by the Gaj kesri team..
Thank you...😀
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prashant Rampuria, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Hello 191Smita, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able accommodate a memorable holiday move for you. Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the Gaj kesri and its facilities. We are continually striving to improve the variety and quality of experiences that we offer. Thank you for staying at Gaj Kesri and we hope that you will consider us for your next trip! Sincerely, Narayan Singh General Manager
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DK wrote a review Mar 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best Hotels I’ve come across in Bikaner. The hospitality is remarkable and specially the food was superb. The Purity in the air felt like Heaven. The rooms were very well sanitised and the staff was taking care of each guest as there home. Felt amazing. Will come back to Gajkesari soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sarvesh Singh, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 6 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with genuine and attentive service and I am so pleased to learn that we were successful in achieving this with you. Thank you for praising our team and the hospitality provided by them. I’ve conveyed your generous compliments to Team, they truly appreciates your gracious praise. We look forward to your return to our hotel in the not so distant future. With warmest regards, Sarvesh singh
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anupriya belel wrote a review Feb 2021
India87 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited this place a week ago with my friend.
Stayed at this beautiful property for 2 days .
Architecture of this place is unique and very beautiful with very intricate designs.
Rooms were clean and spacious with every necessity in it.
Food was really great with good taste and quality
My suggestion will be to try out cheese corn crystal dimsum, cheese fritters and cold coffee
The staff was vey helpfull and friendly the service was on time and the food was served hot n yummy
Mr. Narendra , Mr kishanu did an amazing job in the hospitality and Chef sanjay made really great items.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Prashant Rampuria, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Hello anupriya, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able accommodate a memorable holiday move for you. Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the Gaj kesri and its facilities. We are continually striving to improve the variety and quality of experiences that we offer. Thank you for staying at Gaj Kesri and we hope that you will consider us for your next trip! Sincerely, Narayan Singh General Manager
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Rahul G wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great experience during our 4-day stay at the Hotel Gaj Kesri in Bikaner over New Year. The hotel is exquisitely designed to showcase the traditional culture, art, cuisine and heritage of Rajasthan. All the rooms are spacious and luxurious. A beautiful swimming pool,inner courtyard, tv room, coffee room are all tastefully designed. The vast open spaces, Karni Mata temple inside the premises, great sunset view from the roof is a treat for kids and adults alike. Owners of the resort and the staff are extremely courteous and make sure all your needs are taken care of.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prashant Rampuria, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Hello rgarg123, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able accommodate a memorable holiday move for you. Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the Gaj kesri and its facilities. We are continually striving to improve the variety and quality of experiences that we offer. Thank you for staying at Gaj Kesri and we hope that you will consider us for your next trip! Sincerely, Narayan Singh General Manager
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Arun singh wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel for two nights. The service from the staff and management was exceptional.especially mr. Narayan singh rathore who is very coordinative in nature and know how to keeps guest and employees happy. Nothing was too much trouble. I was made to feel at home and a special guest from the minute I arrived.

The rooms are amazing with very high ceilings and again with lovely furniture. Bathrooms are huge.The furniture are genuine antiques so they are not going to look new.

In between touring spent a lot of time at their lively swimming pool. A great place to cool down from the heat. Afterwards take an aperative while looking out over the manicured garden with the occasional peacock.

Food is always freshly bought and prepares for you so order 60 minutes in advance.

This hotel is definitely not the Taj or Oberoi so if that is your style then this is probably not your place. But if you want somewhere different where service matter and the staff are friendly then this could well be for you.

I will definitely revisit. Thanks to the staff and guests"
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Prashant Rampuria, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Hello Astanwer_85, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able accommodate a memorable holiday move for you. Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the Gaj kesri and its facilities. We are continually striving to improve the variety and quality of experiences that we offer. Thank you for staying at Gaj Kesri and we hope that you will consider us for your next trip! Sincerely, Narayan Singh General Manager
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arzanstudio wrote a review Dec 2023
Mumbai, India311 contributions56 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Far far away from the city, this large property is wonderfully designed and has loads to offer. The rooms are brilliantly done with a separate dresser and bathroom area. All the rooms have large windows opening into the garden area, which gives a nice feeling of openness. The central courtyard is the main feature of the hotel where one can lounge and take in the evening sun.
There’s quite a few good curated pieces of contemporary art all over the property which lends a nice break from the designs of the yesteryears.
I believe the Brij group has just acquired the Gaj Kesri property and hence one could spot some inconsistencies in the service. But they tried very hard to meet our needs.
A wonderful place to stay, if you don’t mind the long commute back and forth to the city centre.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be mindful of the distance from the city. Make sure you have a vehicle with you.
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Response from GM GAJKESRI, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, We deeply appreciate your warm endorsement to Brij Gaj Kesari. We view our resort as a palatial home for our patrons and strive hard to ensure our guests sample one of the most comfortable stays with us. We are happy to learn that our stately accommodations, service were appreciated by you. My young team has imbibed the value of ‘people standing at the heart of hospitality’ and we are committed to offering that level of experience to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the palace in the hope of gaining the last star from you. With warmest regards, Sarvesh singh gm.gajkesri@brijhotels.com
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Sheikhoo B wrote a review Nov 2023
126 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is on outskirts of city and is perfect for spending time with family. The property is beautifully made with special focus on cleanliness unlike other palace hotels where pigeon droppings are seen everywhere.

We had some issue in booking but it was sorted out by manager of hotel. He was really a calm guy who understood our problem and tried his best to resolve the issue.

The rooms were specious and clean. Dinner at restaurant was tasty.

One major issue was quality of buffet breakfast. The choices were limited and not very tasty. But the guys at breakfast area were very efficient and smiling.

Overall stay was comfortable.

Please don’t book Mohini rooms they are in separate wing and are small rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid booking Mohini Rooms
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Response from Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace, manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 21 Nov 2023
Dear Sheikhoo, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our location and found our property beautifully made with a strong focus on cleanliness. We apologize for the issue you faced during booking, but we are glad that our manager was able to resolve it for you. We will make sure to pass on your kind words to him. It's great to know that you found our rooms to be spacious and clean, and that you enjoyed the tasty dinner at our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback regarding the quality of our buffet breakfast. We understand that the choices were limited and not very tasty. We will take your feedback into consideration and work on improving the breakfast options for our guests. Thank you for bringing the issue regarding the Mohini rooms to our attention. We will make sure to address this concern and take necessary actions to improve the experience for our guests. We are glad that your overall stay was comfortable. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you and your family back in the future. Brij Hotels
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Rahul P wrote a review Nov 2021
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were requested on a demanding tone to check out before 9 am as they had a booking, it is pertinent to note that when we asked the front desk guy about the check out time, he said that there is no fixed check out time in their hotel, Ridiculous !
Our total bill was displayed to us on calculator at front desk, on demanding the bill the front desk guy debated and gave us a copy of money receipt and told they will mail us as they give bill only when the guest informs them in advance that he requires a copy of bill. Never heard of such practice nor experienced such rude behaviour in any other hotel.
After serving a single peg of particular brand of liquor, they expressed their inability as it is no more in stock.
To sum up, staff have no idea about hotel service.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to avoid this hotel.
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Response from Sarvesh Singh, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 6 Feb 2024
I am disheartened to learn of your less than perfect experience and please accept my sincere apologies for the inadvertent inconvenience caused. All our guests are our valued patrons and it is our honest endeavor to ensure that they receive the personalized and attentive services that Brij Hospitality has become to known for. Hence, we are disheartened to learn of your disappointment. Please be assured that your feedback in our continuous pursuit of service excellence is taken very seriously. The team at the reception is already working very hard to iron out such imperfections and ensure guests at the palace receive the exceptional services one comes to expect when staying with us. We would greatly appreciate if this could be treated as an isolated incident as this is not something what the Brij stands for and I hope that you will give us another opportunity to make amends as well as showcase our improvements to you in the near future. Yours sincerely,
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Narendraingh07@gmail.com wrote a review Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nicely maintained property with different categories of rooms. All rooms are enough spacious to stay, even being vegetarian restaurant having varied variety, staff are taking care with warm feel like home and try to go out of box for guest satisfaction. Nice resort with nice staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sarvesh Singh, General Manager at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace
Responded 20 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your recent stay at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with our courteous and eager-to-please staff. It's fantastic to know that you found the hotel to be clean and grand and your appreciation of the spectacular venues with its near 360-degree views warms our hearts. We're delighted you had the opportunity to dine at Polki, our award winning modern Vegetarian restaurant , and that the quality of the cuisine lived up to your expectations. We will definitely pass on your commendations to Team for the attentive and friendly service you received. We can't wait to welcome you back, and we look forward to making your next stay even more memorable. With best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,762 - ₹6,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gaj Kesri by Basavan Art Hotels
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanBikaner DistrictBikaner
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Which popular attractions are close to Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Nearby attractions include National Research Centre on Camel (6.0 km), Shiv Bari Temple (6.9 km), and Funzip (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hotel Chirag, Heeralal’s Restaurant, and Vijayvargiya Dhani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Junagarh Fort (9.9 km), Lalgarh Palace and Museum (9.6 km), and Rampuria Havelis (11.1 km).
Is Brij Gaj Kesri, Bikaner - A Boutique Luxury Palace accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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