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“HEM with a Family of 4” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hem Guest House
Ranked #28 of 188 Jodhpur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“HEM with a Family of 4”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My two teen aged boys, my wife and I stayed at the HEM Guesthouse in Mid March. This guest house was recently renovated (exterior and Interior) and has ok size very clean rooms. We were very happy that our hosts picked us up from the train station as we had a very late arrival. This family run Guest house is very well located just minutes away from the clock tower and the way to the fort. Mama's cooking was excellent. Great hospitality.

Thanks for having us!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Richard G
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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montreal, canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

This is a difficult review to write in some ways - because it is overpriced for what you get. Yes, the family is very nice, the view of the fort from the rooftop is excellent although our "fort view" room looked directly into the neighbours toilet only a few feet away-not pretty (i.e. keep the shutters closed even when the power goes off!!),the room was clean and the food is good.
But! The room was tiny, the bathroom ship-sized but workable,the door couldn't keep the noise down from the stairs to-and-from the roof and the street noise is also loud. There was no top sheet on the bed (a cultural difference in cold weather??) We got a second blanket when we asked for a sheet.
So, Good enough but definitely overpriced

Room Tip: ask for the rooftop
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

This is a very nice little home stay and this family is very kind. If you're lucky to stay at the cool bamboo hut at the roof you will wake up and see a spectacular view of the fort. Also try the "mama's" porridge. You'll like it!

Room Tip: Bambo hut at top is nice (but can be cool)
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Hem Guest House really is a fantastic place to stay. All of the other reviewers have already pointed out much of what makes this guesthouse special. I'd like to offer one additional perspective: that of the single traveler. I originally planned to stay in Jodhpur for only 2 days but after meeting the family and receiving such a warm reception I extended my stay 2 additional days. The experience at Hem Guest House is whatever you want it to be. If you simply want a room to lay your head while you transit through to Jaisalmer this is a perfect place for it, and there is plenty of privacy and exceptional service. If, like me, you are looking for a more immersive time in India this is where Hem truly shines. From spending time in the kitchen with Mom & Resham learning to cook Indian food, playing cricket in the street with neighborhood kids or being shown all of the best places to shop, eat, mail things home and even have clothes made this guesthouse was a highlight of my trip not just to Jodhpur but also India. The two brothers are friendly, kind and go out of their way to make sure that each guest feels as if this is truly "a home in Jodhpur"

Room Tip: All of the rooms have their own unique charms. The rooms on the 3rd floor offer the most privacy.
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  • Stayed March 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

A recent trip through India had me staying in good places, bad places, and everything in between. Hem stands out in my mind as one of the highlights of the entire trip - great people, lovely accommodations, amenities and proximity to everything I wanted to see in the area. I agree with an earlier description - it really is a home away from home. And it's less expensive than many other places. Can't recommend them highly enough!

  • Stayed February 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hem Guest House

Property: Hem Guest House
Address: Near Keshariya Nath Jain Temple Daftariyon Ka Mohalla | Moti Chowk, Jodhpur 342001, India
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Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Jodhpur
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,244 - ₹ 2,945
Hotel Class:3 star — Hem Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hem Guest House, a family owned-and-run guesthouse & roof-top restaurant, full of the love and welcome that makes India so wonderful and a trip here so unique. As an honored guest in their home you will be afforded every luxury, comfort and convenience needed or desired to make your stay in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and India an experience you will cherish for the rest of your long life. ... more   less 
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