We stayed at this hotel in October 2011, just before Diwali. It is a very good property just next to Fort Rajwada. You can either stay in rooms in the sprawling campus or if you are more adventurous, you can opt to stay in the swiss tents in the adjoining campus. The hotel staff goes out of the way to make you comfortable. The manager of the hotel personally meets all guests and asks them to contact him directly in case any help is required (which was not required at all).
The best thing about this property is the haveli style architechture and the open courtyard style design. The swimming pool is beautiful, though a bit short for serious swimmers but great for kids and those who want to relax. The sunset view is great from the terrace. Breakfast is reasonable, but would have loved some south Indian options. You have the option of dining on the poolside and enjoy the view of the Golden Fort (though at quite a distance). The staff helps you with everything - including helping you chart out your itinerary for the day to make best possible use of time.
Rooms are clean, well lit and have all amenities that you would normally look for in a 4 star hotel. Bathrooms are also big with all basic amenities (including a fan!). However, if you are travelling with kids and need an extra bed, the room may feel a bit cramped.
You can play carrom (yes, I played carrom after many years with my kids and we really enjoyed a lot!) or chess or just relax on the jhula or grab a cup of tea and view the setting sun from the sprawling terrace. All in all, we loved the stay and would certainly recommend the hotel to families taking vacations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Popularly known as the Golden City due to the colour the stone walls take on at sunset, Jaisalmer is a captivating destination. Historic Havelis, a vast desert landscape and picture-perfect sand dunes make Jaisalmer one of the most charming destinations in India. Modern comfort melds seamlessly with medieval charm at The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer. The hotel is the perfect vantage point to watch the Jaisalmer Fort change colour from sunrise to sunset. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rawal Kot Hotel
- Rawal Kot Jaisalmer
- Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer Rajasthan