There were many things that this Guesthouse didn't offer us which usually i expect or want, but it was such a fabulous experience, not only staying in the fort but this guesthouse was so beautiful and 'arabian nights like' that it didn't matter that we had no aircon, no hot water or the lighting was poor! Irwin made us very welcome and at the first sight of our room I was hooked. The guesthouse is a maze of rooms, hallways, nooks and courtyards, rooftop area and even included a fort turrent with a swing lounge to soak up the desert/city views. Irwin was very welcoming and shared chai and invited us to visit their farm and meet their farming families. As it turns out, if we had mentioned the aircon and hot water they would have addressed it, or moved us, but it wasn't important in the end.
One of the best things about this guesthouse was their own desert camel safari with the fabulous Himmat! Definately one of the true highlights of our whole trip. Our trip to the desert was simply awesome thanks to Himmat, his co-workers, the villagers and the camels!! Hard to describe, but suffice to say it bore no resemblance to the accounts of crowded, rip-off trips to the Sam dunes I'd read about. We went in the other direction and meet beautiful local families, got some great meals cooked for us on a campfire, some entertainment (hehe) and slept under the stars. We saw no-one else till we hit the road again into Jaisalmer. A bit more expensive that other trips I beleive, but for us, well worth it.
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- Desert Boy's Guest House has been looking after guests for the last two decades. Fine antique furniture, rich silks, warm carpets and comfortable mattresses will make your nights even more enjoyable in any of our twenty rooms. All of them have attached bathroom with hot & cold showers, and ceiling fan; air conditioners are also available.In the desert, we are not improvisers but improvers: we have our own camels, jeeps and land. In our camel safaris and jeep tours in the Thar desert we will take you to unexplored areas where no other tours go. ... more less
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