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“LUXURY IN THE DESERT” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer

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Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer
Ranked #22 of 103 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“LUXURY IN THE DESERT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I totally enjoyed my stay in a Tent in the desert that had all the amenities of a Luxury Hotel Room- spacious clean and carpeted tent, excellent bathroom facilities and toiletries and comfortable bed. Good food in the restaurant- excellent buffet. Great Staff - warm and courteous.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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kolkata
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

My stay at the Gateway was very pleasant.The rooms are nice and clean.The hotel is just 2 mins from the station and 5mins from the old city.Its made very well too.Its great value for money and highly recommended.The pool area is very beautiful but since it was winter we couldnt use it.The breakfast was also a good spread with choices and prompt service.Its a big property and very well maintained.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

The first night in Jasisalmer was spent at an old 'Palace' hotel - it was awful. So we moved to Gateway - which was brilliant, and cost only very slightly more. This is a modern clean, quiet single storey hotel, with a great distant view of the fort. The food was superb, and there was a beautiful pool area for meals or drinks. Unfortunately, there was no handrail for the tiled steps down to the dining/pool area - while we were there, we witnessed a guest take a nasty tumble. The room was really comfortable. The only minor detractions were an old style TV, and the lack of a safe in the room - safes were provided at reception.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

The Gateway Rawalkot is a private property being managed by the Taj group. While it's understood that Gateway is the entry level brand ,there are still some glaring quality gaps that need to be addressed. I spent some time chatting with Devender Singh the operations manager and he courteously agrees. So expect improvements in future.

First , the location on a hillock is a great plus..get your cameras ready to catch the first morning rays glisten on the famous golden fort of jaisalmer. Service comes with a friendly smile. however the kitchen it seemed was not prepared to handle late meal requests for larger groups. The Swiss tents are nice but in winters be prepared to be happy with a basin that doesn't have hot water connections. Quality of tent furniture is average. We actually saw some small rats/mice visiting the tent...the staff however feigned surprise when told :)-

Overall despite drawbacks we enjoyed our 3 nights in the tent..kids would love it. For those who can't stay away from work the wi-fi is good. Do keep in mind that Jaisalmer probably doesn't yet have any other top hotel chain's presence . The are many private hotels though.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Gateway Rawalkot is linked to Taj but don't expect the Quality of taj in service and rooms. I am frequent in staying at taj Hotels and one can esaily see the difference.

Location is fine outside the main city and and not very far from the city as well,highlight of the property is the swimming pool and open space around it. The worse is the eating place and it takes them hours to serve you. Quality of food is good but lack variety.

Front office is confused may be understaffed Hotel.Recommended for family and expect it just as another hotel then Taj property

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer

Property: Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer
Address: Plot No. 3, Hotel Complex, Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Road, Jaisalmer 345001, India (Formerly Gateway Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer)
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Jaisalmer
#4 Spa Hotel in Jaisalmer
#11 Family Hotel in Jaisalmer
#16 Romantic Hotel in Jaisalmer
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,696 - ₹ 7,191
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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

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